See My Friends (album)
|See My Friends|
|Studio album by Ray Davies|
|Released||1 November 2010|
|Producer||Ray Davies and Martyn Berg|
|Ray Davies chronology|
|Consequence of Sound|||
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".
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.
- "Better Things" - Ray Davies and Bruce Springsteen
- "Celluloid Heroes" - Ray Davies, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora
- "Days/This Time Tomorrow" - Ray Davies and Mumford & Sons
- "A Long Way from Home" - Ray Davies, Lucinda Williams and The 88
- "You Really Got Me" - Ray Davies and Metallica
- "Lola" - Ray Davies and Paloma Faith
- "Waterloo Sunset" - Ray Davies and Jackson Browne
- "Till the End of the Day" - Ray Davies, Alex Chilton and The 88
- "Dead End Street" - Ray Davies and Amy Macdonald
- "See My Friends" - Ray Davies and Spoon
- "This Is Where I Belong" - Ray Davies and Black Francis
- "David Watts" - Ray Davies and The 88
- "Tired of Waiting for You" - Ray Davies and Gary Lightbody
- "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:
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