State of Confusion

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State of Confusion
Studio album by The Kinks
Released 10 June 1983
Recorded September 1982 - March 1983 at Konk Studios, London (except "Bernadette": mid 1981)
Genre Rock, pop
Length 40:19
Label Arista
Producer Ray Davies
The Kinks chronology
Give the People What They Want
(1981)
State of Confusion
(1983)
Word of Mouth
(1984)
Singles from State of Confusion
  1. "Come Dancing"
    Released: 19 November 1982
  2. "Don't Forget to Dance"
    Released: 1 August 1983
  3. "State of Confusion"
    Released: December 1983 (Germany)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blender 5/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

State of Confusion is the nineteenth studio album by the English rock group, The Kinks, released in 1983. The record featured the single "Come Dancing", which hit #6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was one of the band's biggest hit singles in the United States, equaling the 1965 peak of "Tired of Waiting for You". The album itself was a major success, peaking at #12 on the Billboard Album charts.[4] While there have been at least 7 reissues of this album on CD in various countries (all with 4 bonus cuts), none of them have issued the extended "Come Dancing" 12-inch mix on CD (which contains an extended horn ending), which to this day is only available on vinyl.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ray Davies

Side 1
No. Title Length
1. "State of Confusion"   3:41
2. "Definite Maybe"   4:27
3. "Labour of Love"   3:54
4. "Come Dancing"   3:54
5. "Property"   4:19
6. "Noise" (Audio cassette edition only) 4:38
Side 2
No. Title Length
1. "Don't Forget to Dance"   4:34
2. "Young Conservatives"   3:58
3. "Heart of Gold"   4:02
4. "Clichés of the World (B Movie)"   4:51
5. "Bernadette"   3:41
6. "Long Distance" (Audio cassette edition only) 5:23
CD reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Length
12. "Don't Forget to Dance (Original Extended Edit)"   5:09
13. "Once a Thief"   4:06
14. "Long Distance"   5:23
15. "Noise"   4:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Written and Produced by Raymond Douglas Davies
  • Engineered by John Rollo and Damian Korner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Kinks: State of Confusion > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 24 November 2011.
  2. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  3. ^ "The Kinks: State of Confusion". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (RS 399). 7 July 1983. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. 
  4. ^ "The Kinks' Chart Positions". kindakinks.net. Retrieved 24 November 2011.