Percy (soundtrack)

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Soundtrack album by
Released26 March 1971
RecordedOctober 1970 - January 1971 at Morgan Studios, London
LabelPye NSPL 18365
ProducerRay Davies
The Kinks chronology
Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One
Muswell Hillbillies
Singles from Percy
  1. "God's Children"
    Released: 1971

Percy is a 1971 film soundtrack for the British comedy film Percy performed by English rock group the Kinks with additional orchestral arrangements conducted by Stanley Myers. The songs were written by Ray Davies and include both standard rock/pop songs and instrumental numbers.

Singles and compilations[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Blender1/5 stars[2]

"God's Children" was issued as a single (b/w either "Moments" or "The Way Love Used to Be", depending on the country) in April 1971. In the UK a 4-track EP was also released featuring "God's Children", "The Way Love Used To Be", "Moments" and "Dreams". This was the Kinks' last release with Pye while they were still under contract. Unlike the album, the single was released in the US (in July) but failed to chart there or in the UK. It was a minor hit in Australia (reaching #53) and New Zealand (#21). In the US the tracks "God's Children" and "Willesden Green" were included on The Kink Kronikles compilation in 1972. "The Way Love Used to Be" was included on 1973's The Great Lost Kinks Album.

"Willesden Green" is the only song released by the Kinks to feature lead vocals by another band member than a Davies brother.[citation needed] Bassist John Dalton sings lead vocals on the track, doing an impression of Elvis Presley.

Never released in the US, this album was by far the most commonly imported to the US of all of The Kinks' Pye albums. Both Jem and Imports Unlimited kept this album on their import lists throughout the 1970s.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Ray Davies.

Side one
1."God's Children"3:16
2."Lola" (instrumental blues jam version)4:46
3."The Way Love Used to Be"2:15
4."Completely" (instrumental)3:41
5."Running Round Town" (instrumental)1:06
Side two
1."Animals in the Zoo"2:22
2."Just Friends"2:38
3."Whip Lady" (instrumental)1:20
5."Helga" (instrumental)1:57
6."Willesden Green"2:27
7."God's Children - End" (instrumental)0:29



  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "The Kinks: Percy > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 November 2011.
  2. ^ Blender review Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine