New Release: Ray Davies – Our Country: Americana Act II

Our Country: Americana Act II is the new album from Ray Davies, due for release on June 29. The first track, Our Country, has also been revealed…

The continuing story of The Kinks co-founder’s journeys through America, as depicted in his 2013 memoir Americana and last year’s album of the same name, Our Country: Americana Act II is an album borne from Davies’ vision of America – how it shaped him and evolved through the years. His reflections on his experiences in America instigate personal reformation, and eventually rediscovery and celebration of his own origins

The album, like its predecessor, was recorded at the legendary Konk Studios in London with guitarist Bill Shanley and The Jayhawks once again serving as Davies’ backing band plus a group of UK musicians. The album picks up several intriguing musical threads from Davies’ songwriting catalogue, from the opener Our Country – which is developed from a melodic theme heard in the title track – to reinterpretations of songs inspired by America and written for various projects over the years, including Oklahoma USA, The Real World and The Getaway

Our Country: Americana Act II was arranged and produced by Ray Davies; the album was co-produced by Guy Massey and John Jackson. Tracklisting below…

1. Our Country
2. The Invaders (spoken word)
3. Back In The Day
4. Oklahoma U.S.A.
5. Bringing Up Baby
6. The Getaway
7. The Take
8. We Will Get There
9. The Real World
10. A Street Called Hope
11. The Empty Room
12. Calling Home
13. Louisiana Sky
14. March Of The Zombies
15. The Big Weird
16. Tony And Bob
17. The Big Guy
18. Epilogue
19. Muswell Kills

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