See My Friends (album)

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See My Friends
Studio album by Ray Davies
Released 1 November 2010
Genre Rock
Length 49:15
Label Universal
Producer Ray Davies and Martyn Berg
Ray Davies chronology
The Kinks Choral Collection
(2009)
See My Friends
(2010)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 51/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Clash 6/10 stars[3]
Consequence of Sound 2/5 stars[4]
Classic Rock 6/10 stars[5]

See My Friends is a studio album released by Ray Davies with the collaboration of various other artists on 1 November 2010 in Europe and in early 2011 in the US. The album features new studio collaborations of Ray Davies' compositions, which were originally recorded by his band The Kinks.

The album was recorded in Oslo, New York, New Jersey, Chicago and London. Davies stated: "This project came about almost by accident, with some tracks I had to appreciate the style of the other artists, otherwise it would have sounded unbalanced. And I wanted the album to work as an entire listening experience but each track had a life of its own".[6]

The album featured the last studio recording by Alex Chilton. See My Friends was released seven months after his death. He previously covered "Till The End of The Day" on Big Star's Third/Sister Lovers.

See My Friends reached number 12 in the UK Albums Chart.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Better Things" - Ray Davies and Bruce Springsteen
  2. "Celluloid Heroes" - Ray Davies, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
  3. "Days/This Time Tomorrow" - Ray Davies and Mumford & Sons
  4. "A Long Way from Home" - Ray Davies, Lucinda Williams and The 88
  5. "You Really Got Me" - Ray Davies and Metallica
  6. "Lola" - Ray Davies and Paloma Faith
  7. "Waterloo Sunset" - Ray Davies and Jackson Browne
  8. "Till the End of the Day" - Ray Davies, Alex Chilton and The 88
  9. "Dead End Street" - Ray Davies and Amy Macdonald
  10. "See My Friends" - Ray Davies and Spoon
  11. "This Is Where I Belong" - Ray Davies and Black Francis
  12. "David Watts" - Ray Davies and The 88
  13. "Tired of Waiting for You" - Ray Davies and Gary Lightbody
  14. "All Day and All of the Night/Destroyer" - Ray Davies and Billy Corgan
Bonus tracks

Different digital versions of the album were released throughout the world. Some of the bonus tracks include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "See My Friends - Ray Davies". Metacritic. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Ray Davies See My Friends review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 
  3. ^ "Ray Davies - See My Friends | Clash Music Latest Album Review". Clashmusic.com. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Consequence of Sound". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  5. ^ Dalton, Stephan (January 2011). "Ray Davies - See My Friends". Classic Rock 153. London, UK: Future plc. p. 109. 
  6. ^ "See My Friends preview". Vintage Vinyl News. 21 September 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  7. ^ "Ray Davies Official Charts". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2013-07-13. 

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