Heart of Gold (The Kinks song)

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"Heart of Gold"
Song by The Kinks from the album State of Confusion
Released 10 June 1983
Recorded January 1983 at Konk Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 4:02
Label Arista Records
Writer Ray Davies
Producer Ray Davies
State of Confusion track listing
"Young Conservatives"
"Heart of Gold"
"Clichés of the World (B Movie)"

"Heart of Gold" is a song by the British rock band The Kinks. Written by Ray Davies, the song appeared on the band's album State of Confusion.


"Heart of Gold" was, according to Ray Davies, written about the birth of his and Pretenders front woman Chrissie Hynde's daughter, Natalie, in 1983.[1] The song was recorded in early 1983, at the same time as "Young Conservatives" (which precedes the song in Sate of Confusion's running order.)[1]

Release and reception[edit]

"Heart of Gold" was first released as the ninth track on State of Confusion (eighth on non-cassette versions of the album.) It has since appeared on compilation albums such as Come Dancing with The Kinks and Picture Book, as well as the box set The Arista Years.

The song was cited as a highlight from State of Confusion by AllMusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine.[2]


  1. ^ a b Hinman, Doug. All Day and All of the Night. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Kinks: State of Confusion > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 24 November 2011.

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