Tag Archive: Ray Davies

Ray Davies – Our Country: Americana Act II (2018)

Ray Davies - Our Country: Americana Act II (2018)

Ray Davies – Our Country: Americana Act II (2018)
EAC Rip | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 554 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy | USA | Cat#: 19075820052 | Genre: Pop Rock

Sequels are not Ray Davies’ forte. Back in the 1970s, when he was in the thick of his theatrical aspirations, he expanded upon The Village Green Preservation Society with the muddled rock opera Preservation, whose downfall was a labored second act. Americana, the song cycle adaptation of Davies’ memoir of the same name, suffers the same pitfalls as its Preservation predecessor, with the singer/songwriter larding up Our Country with recitations, characters, allusions, and repetitions.Read More

Ray Davies – Americana (2017)

Ray Davies - Americana (2017)

Ray Davies – Americana (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 559 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Legacy | USA | Cat#: 88875102362 | Genre: Pop Rock

Ray Davies published a memoir chronicling his life-long affair with America in 2013. Naturally, it was called Americana, and that’s also the title of this 2017 musical adaptation of the book. Davies plays a little fast and loose with his facts, which is perhaps a detriment in an autobiography but suits the condensed nature of songwriting.Read More