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Our Country: Americana Act 2
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|3||Back In the Day|
|5||Bringing Up Baby|
|3||We Will Get There|
|4||The Real World|
|5||A Street Called Hope|
|1||The Empty Room|
|4||March of the Zombies|
|5||The Big Weird|
|1||Tony and Bob|
|2||The Big Guy|
Limited double 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket. Includes digital download. 2018 release from the former Kinks singer/songwriter. This release is the follow-up to his 2017 LP Americana. According to Davies, Our Country: Americana Act II "follows my journey across America; through endless tours not just to reclaim the Kinks' career, but to rediscover the country that offered me my earliest inspirations," Our Country: Americana Act II was preceded by it's first single and opening track "Our Country," a rootsy rocker about Davies' conflicted relationship with America. "This is my country/And I can't believe/That one day I'd want to leave these shores forever," Davies sings on the chorus. "The book [Americana] has got some song references in it and the songs are part of the narrative, so the trick was to get the record to stand up as a record as well as being part of a series," Davies says. "I think people that like the first album understand where it's going. [Our Country] is what happens when you get there."
- Product Dimensions : 12.3 x 12.43 x 0.29 inches; 1.16 Pounds
- Manufacturer : Legacy Recordings
- Item model number : 88985480301
- Original Release Date : 2018
- Run time : 1 hour and 1 minute
- Date First Available : April 30, 2018
- Label : Legacy Recordings
- ASIN : B07BX6KTD5
- Country of Origin : USA
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: #112,184 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2018
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The Concern: While Ray’s voice is as comforting as an old friend, he seems to sing his songs with cautious restraint, even on the upbeat tunes – noticed it to a lesser degree on the last album. I fear he can no longer belt it out which makes me wonder how he can handle singing on the recently announced Kinks album which I would expect to be more raucous.
The Great: Still plenty of fun, poignant and of course sympathetic songs. I like We Will Get There, Back in the Day, The Big Guy and others. The Take is a trippy tune that is both entertaining and disturbing with a cool Pretenders feel in parts. Bottom line this is still Ray Davies and the way he crafts his lyrics and melodies are second to none and he always produces a solid product. He continues to be edgy, topical and nostalgic and never fails to touch us. He keeps things relevant with his awareness and wit.
By David B on July 3, 2018
I am so greatful that Ray is back, and very much on top of his game.
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