Former Kinks front man Ray Davies is to release See My Friends, a collaborative album of classic Kinks songs with a formidable selection of artists. With help from some friends, he revisits his back catalogue of tracks from his incredible song writing career, crafting new versions of his classic songs. Bruce Springsteen, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, Mumford & Sons, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Jackson Browne, Paloma Faith and many more feature on this diverse collection of material.
The project came about almost by accident, when he recorded a version of ‘Till The End Of The Day’ in the summer of 2009, with the late, great Big Star singer Alex Chilton.
‘See My Friends’ is out on November 1st. More info.
1. Better Things – Ray Davies & Bruce Springsteen
2. Celluloid Heroes – Ray Davies, Jon Bon Jovi & Richie Sambora
3. Days/This Time Tomorrow – Ray Davies & Mumford & Sons
4. Long Way From Home – Ray Davies, Lucinda Williams & The 88
5. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies & Metallica
6. Lola – Ray Davies & Paloma Faith
7. Waterloo Sunset – Ray Davies & Jackson Browne
8. ‘Til The End of The Day – Ray Davies, Alex Chilton & The 88
9. Dead End Street – Ray Davies & Amy Macdonald
10. See My Friends Ray Davies & Spoon
11. This Is Where I Belong – Ray Davies & Black Francis
12. David Watts – Ray Davies & The 88
13. Tired Of Waiting – Ray Davies & Gary Lightbody
14. All Day And All Of The Night/Destroyer – Ray Davies & Billy Corgan