Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dave Davies- The Album That Never Was

When you think of the leader of the Kinks, Ray Davies is immediately thought of because he was after all the principal songwriter and front man for the band. Without a doubt, I consider Ray's songs an inspiration for my own songwriting and the music of the Kinks is an important part of the soundtrack of my life. More often than not, his brother Dave is in the shadows of Ray, but the Kinks wouldn't be the Kinks without Dave. He is the driving force behind the band and his catchy, guitar riffs have been the foundation to some of the most memorable rock songs of the sixties. Though a majority of the Kink's songs were penned and sung by Ray, Dave has sung lead on a lot more songs than you might think. After the success of Death Of A Clown (on the Something Else LP), there was talk of a Dave Davies solo album to be released in 1968 or 1969. Even though Dave recorded several other solo singles, the proposed project never happened due to a number of circumstances. Eventually, a collection of Dave Davies solo singles and B-sides from the sixties were compiled together and released in the UK and an expanded Japanese release as, The Album That Never Was. Essentially it was a Kinks album that featured Dave on lead vocals with most of the tracks already available on compilations and Kinks albums. Another great "lost" Kinks album!

The Album That Never Was
(originally 1987)
(This version is the Japanese reissue released in 2002)
  1. Death of a Clown
  2. Love Me Till the Sun Shines
  3. Suzannah's Still Alive
  4. Funny Face
  5. Lincoln County
  6. There Is No Life Without Love
  7. Hold My Hand
  8. Creeping Jean
  9. Mindless Child of Motherhood
  10. This Man He Weeps Tonight
  11. Come on Now
  12. Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
  13. I Am Free
  14. What's in Store for Me
  15. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
  16. Party Line
  17. You're Lookin' Fine
  18. Mr. Reporter
  19. Wicked Annabella
  20. Mr. Shoemaker's Daughter
  21. Strangers
  22. Rats

DAVE DAVIES- The Album That Never Was. rar


Anonymous said...

Obviously overall Ray wrote more great Kinks songs, but Dave's contributions are also some of my favorites.

Thanks for this post!

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Vermont - sounds wonderful; thank you for posting...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this.

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