Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Kinks: Dave Davies streams previously unreleased track Same Old Blues

Guitarist Dave Davies of The Kinks is streaming a previously-released track, “Same Old Blues”, as the latest preview to his forthcoming collection, “Decade.”

Due October 12, the project presents 13 unreleased tunes from the 1970s, acting, essentially, as a companion to the 2011 package, “Hidden Treasures”, which did the same with the rocker’s unused songs from the 1960s.

According to Davies, “Decade” wouldn’t exist without his sons, Simon and Martin, who unearthed, mixed and mastered the project.

“They came out of ideas I half-wrote at home, and put drums on and changed them,” the rocker tells Billboard. “I didn’t think some of them would see the light of day. But my sons Simon and Martin got all the music together and Simon produced it, editing the effects and tones with gadgetry. It probably took three or four years to put it all together.”

“But Decade was a very organic kind of process for me,”
recalls the guitarist, “because I’d be writing a song and not even be sure what I was writing about. I found Decade, in the end, to be a very cathartic experience. You’re learning about yourself all those years ago. Listening to it and remembering, having memories of the time, was very emotional.

“There are parts of us that change, but fundamental parts of us don’t change, in a way. There’s kind of a 16-year-old still in here who wants to express himself. If you can get yourself in that childlike state, everything seems new again.”

Four decades after Davies recorded a series of songs intended for possible release by himself and/or the legendary UK band, the guitarist is ready to share them with fans.

Ray Davies recently confirmed that the surviving members of The Kinks (bassist Pete Quaife passed away in 2010) have reunited for a new album after more than two decades apart.

Dave Davies

Release date: October 12

01. “Cradle To The Grave”
02. “Midnight Sun”
03. “Islands”
04. “If You Are Leaving”
05. “Web Of Time”
06. “Mystic Woman”
07. “Give You All My Love”
08. “The Journey”
09. “Within Each Day”
10. “Same Old Blues”
11. “Mr. Moon”
12. “Shadows”
13. “This Precious Time (Long Lonely Road)”

See also:

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