Ray Davies : See My Friends

September 30, 2010

Just over a year after his last release (The Kinks Choral Collection), Ray Davies is back with another new album. Again some re-workings of classic hits from The Kinks, the new album, titled See My Friends, is a collaboration album with many well-known artists.

A massive Kinks fan myself (what, really?) I am very excited as it features a few of my all time favs that haven’t cropped up for a while; a collaboration of ‘This Time Tomorrow’ with Mumford and Sons, “This Is Where I Belong’ with Black Francis and also ‘Better Things’ with the Boss, Bruce Springsteen. I was also surprised to see ‘A Long Way From Home’ on there, but another great song and I can’t wait to hear it.

The full track list is as follows:

1. “Better Things” – Ray Davies and Bruce Springsteen
2. “Celluloid Heroes” – Ray Davies, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
3. “Days/This Time Tomorrow” – Ray Davies and Mumford & Sons
4. “A Long Way From Home” – Ray Davies, Lucinda Williams and The 88
5. “You Really Got Me” – Ray Davies and Metallica
6. “Lola” – Ray Davies and Paloma Faith
7. “Waterloo Sunset” – Ray Davies and Jackson Browne
8. “‘Til The End of The Day” – Ray Davies, Alex Chilton and The 88
9. “Dead End Street” – Ray Davies and Amy MacDonald
10. “See My Friends” – Ray Davies and Spoon
11. “This Is Where I Belong” – Ray Davies and Black Francis
12. “David Watts” – Ray Davies and The 88
13. “Tired Of Waiting” – Ray Davies and Gary Lightbody
14. “All Day And All Of The Night/Destroyer” – Ray Davies and Billy Corgan

See My Friends goes on sale from 1st November in the UK.

More info can be found here: http://www.seemyfriends.co.uk/.