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On July 1, 1985.

On July 1, 1985, “Arista” label released “Return to Waterloo”, the debut Ray Davies solo album. It was recorded in 1985, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies – vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer, sound effects
  • Ian Gibbons– keyboards, drum and percussion programming, backing vocals
  • Louisa Davies – vocals
  • Valerie Hollerman – spoken word
  • Jim Rodford– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums
  • Robert Henrit– drums, percussion
  • John O’Donnell – percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies.

  1. Intro
  2. Return to Waterloo
  3. Going Solo
  4. Missing Persons
  5. Sold Me Out
  6. Lonely Hearts
  7. Not Far Away
  8. Expectations
  9. Voices in the Dark (End Title)
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On November 27, 1970.

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On November 27, 1970, “Pye” label released “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One”, the eighth Kinks studio album.It was recorded April –September 1970, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, resonator guitar
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals, lead vocals, co-lead vocal
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • John Dalton– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Gosling– keyboards, piano, organ

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. The Contenders
  2. Strangers – Dave Davies
  3. Denmark Street
  4. Get Back in Line
  5. Lola
  6. Top of the Pops
  7. The Moneygoround
  8. This Time Tomorrow
  9. A Long Way from Home
  10. Rats – Dave Davies
  11. Apeman
  12. Powerman
  13. Got to be Free

On November 26, 1965.

the_kink_kontroversy

On November 26, 1965, “Pye” label released “The Kink Kontroversy”, the third Kinks studio album. It was recorded October 1965, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Shel Talmy.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals, shared lead vocals
  • Pete Quaife– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • Clem Cattini– drums
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards
  • Rasa Davies – backing vocals
  • Shel Talmy– guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. Milk Cow Blues – Sleepy John Estes
  2. Ring the Bells
  3. Gotta Get the First Plane Home
  4. When I See That Girl of Mine
  5. I Am Free
  6. Till the End of the Day
  7. The World Keeps Going Round
  8. I’m on an Island
  9. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
  10. It’s Too Late
  11. What’s in Store for Me
  12. You Can’t Win

On November 24, 1971.

the_kinks_-_muswell_hillbillies

On November 24, 1971, “RCA” label released “Muswell Hillbillies”, the tenth Kinks album. It was recorded August – October 1971, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies- lead vocals, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar
  • Dave Davies- lead guitar, slide guitar, banjo, backing vocals
  • John Dalton- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Gosling – piano, Hammond organ, accordion
  • Mick Avory- drums, percussion
  • Mike Cotton- trumpet
  • John Beecham – trombone, tuba
  • Alan Holmes – saxophone, clarinet
  • Vicki Brown- backing vocals
  • Ken Jones – harmonica
  • Mike Bobak; Richard Edwards – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies.

  1. 20th Century Man
  2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
  3. Holiday
  4. Skin and Bone
  5. Alcohol
  6. Complicated Life
  7. Here Come the People in Grey
  8. Have a Cuppa Tea
  9. Holloway Jail
  10. Oklahoma U.S.A.
  11. Uncle Son
  12. Muswell Hillbilly

On November 22, 1968.

the-kinks-village-green-preservation-society

On November 22, 1968, “Pye” label released “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society”, the sixth Kinks studio album. It was recorded October – November 1968, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 255 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead vocals, guitar,  keyboards,  harmonica,  saxophone, trumpet, trombone, accordion, oboe, flute
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, backup vocals, lead vocals
  • Pete Quaife– bass, backup vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards, mellotron
  • Rasa Davies– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. The Village Green Preservation Society
  2. Do You Remember Walter?
  3. Picture Book
  4. Johnny Thunder
  5. Last of the Steam-Powered Trains
  6. Big Sky
  7. Sitting by the Riverside
  8. Animal Farm
  9. Village Green
  10. Starstruck
  11. Phenominal Cat
  12. All of My Friends Were There
  13. Wicked Annabella
  14. Monica
  15. People Take Pictures of Each Other

 

On November 19, 1984.

kinks-word-of-mouth

On November 19, 1984, “Arista” label released “Word of Mouth”, the twentieth Kinks studio album. It was recorded June 1983 – September 1984,  at “Konk Studio” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies- guitar, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
  • Dave Davies- guitar, background vocals, lead vocals
  • Jim Rodford- bass, background vocals
  • Mick Avory- drums
  • Bob Henrit- drums
  • Ian Gibbons- keyboards, background vocals
  • David Baker – engineer
  • Renate Sturmer – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. Do It Again
  2. Word of Mouth
  3. Good Day
  4. Living on a Thin Line – Dave Davies
  5. Sold Me Out
  6. Massive Reductions
  7. Guilty – Dave Davies
  8. Too Hot
  9. Missing Persons
  10. Summer’s Gone
  11. Going Solo

On October 10, 1969.

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On October 10, 1969, “Pye” label released “Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)” the seventh Kinks studio album. It was recorded May–July 1969, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davis. “Arthur” was concept album as the soundtrack to a Granada Television play and developed the storyline with novelist Julian Mitchell, but the television programme was cancelled and never produced.

Personnel:

  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • John Dalton– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, background vocals, lead and co-lead vocal
  • Ray Davies– lead and background vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Pete Quaife– bass guitar
  • Lew Warburton – hornand string arrangements
  • Andrew Hendriksen – engineering
  • Brian Humphries – engineering
  • Bob Lawrie – album art
  • Austin Sneller – album tester

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davis, except where noted.

  1. Victoria
  2. Yes Sir, No Sir
  3. Some Mother’s Son
  4. Drivin’
  5. Brainwashed
  6. Australia
  7. Shangri-La
  8. Churchill Says
  9. She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina
  10. Young and Innocent Days
  11. Nothing to say
  12. Arthur