Word of Mouth (The Kinks album)

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Word of Mouth
Studio album by The Kinks
Released 19 November 1984
Recorded June 1983 - September 1984 at Konk Studios, London
Genre Rock
Length 43:04
Language English
Label Arista
Producer Ray Davies
The Kinks chronology
State of Confusion
(1983)
Word of Mouth
(1984)
Come Dancing with the Kinks
(1986)
Singles from Word of Mouth
  1. "Good Day"
    Released: 1984 (U.K.) (1984 (U.K.))
  2. "Do It Again"
    Released: 1984 (1984)
  3. "Living on a Thin Line"
    Released: 1985 (U.S., Radio Promo) (1985 (U.S., Radio Promo))
  4. "Summer's Gone"
    Released: 1985 (U.S.) (1985 (U.S.))
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Blender 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Word of Mouth is the twentieth studio album by the English rock group, The Kinks. "Do It Again" was released as a single from the album in 1985.

Information[edit]

The track "Living on a Thin Line" by Dave Davies was played thrice in the 2001 episode "University" of the American TV show The Sopranos. According to producer Terence Winter on the DVD extras, it is the series' most asked about song.

The song "Good Day" includes an allusion to the death of actress Diana Dors.

The song "Do It Again" was featured in the film Click (released in 2006), and in trailers that were promoting the film.[4]

The Song "Do It Again" was used in TV ad promotions for the 2013 edition of the Tour de France.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Ray Davies, except as noted.

  1. "Do It Again" – 4:14
  2. "Word of Mouth" – 3:51
  3. "Good Day" – 4:35
  4. "Living on a Thin Line" (Dave Davies) – 4:16
  5. "Sold Me Out" – 3:44
  6. "Massive Reductions" – 3:15
  7. "Guilty" (Dave Davies) – 4:12
  8. "Too Hot" – 4:08
  9. "Missing Persons" – 2:53
  10. "Summer's Gone" – 3:52
  11. "Going Solo" – 3:58

Bonus tracks on 1999 CD reissue[edit]

  1. "Good Day" (Extended Edit) – 5:31
  2. "Summer's Gone" (Extended Edit) – 4:54

Personnel[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Kinks: Word of Mouth > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 November 2011.
  2. ^ Blender review[dead link]
  3. ^ Fricke, David (31 January 1985). "The Kinks: Word of Mouth". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (RS 440). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 10 May 2007. 
  4. ^ "Soundtracks for Click". IMDb.com. Retrieved 9 October 2011.