Working Man's Café

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Working Man's Café
Working Man's Café-cover.jpg
Studio album by Ray Davies
Released 22 October 2007
Genre Rock
Label V2
Producer Ray Davies, Ray Kennedy
Ray Davies chronology
Other People's Lives
Working Man's Café
The Kinks Choral Collection

Working Man's Café is a solo album released on 22 October 2007 in the UK by Ray Davies, formerly lead singer and songwriter of The Kinks. A day earlier, on 21 October, a ten track promotional copy of the album (minus bonus tracks "Hymn for a New Age" and "The Real World") was "given away" with the Sunday Times newspaper in the UK. The album was released in the US on New West/Ammal Records on 19 February 2008.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Paste Magazine 3.5/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Ray Davies

  1. "Vietnam Cowboys"
  2. "You're Asking Me"
  3. "Working Man's Café"
  4. "Morphine Song"
  5. "In a Moment"
  6. "Peace in Our Time"
  7. "No One Listen"
  8. "Imaginary Man"
  9. "One More Time"
  10. "The Voodoo Walk"
  1. "Hymn for a New Age"
  2. "The Real World"

The American CD/DVD deluxe edition, released on 19 February 2008, contains the following four bonus tracks in addition to those aforementioned:

  1. "Angola (Wrong Side of the Law)"
  2. "I, The Victim" (Rough Mix from the upcoming project called "Ripper")
  3. "Vietnam Cowboys" (Demo)
  4. "The Voodoo Walk" (Demo)

It also contains a separate DVD with a twenty-minute short film named Americana: A Work in Progress, filmed and directed by Ray Davies, featuring footage from the Storyteller tour that took place in the autumn of 2001.


  • Ray Davies - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
  • Pat Buchanan - electric guitar
  • Ray Kennedy - additional electric guitar, percussion
  • Craig Young - bass
  • Tim Lauer - keyboards
  • Shannon Otis Forrest - drums
  • Karin Forsman, Ray Davies, Ray Kennedy - background vocals
  • Mick Avory - percussion on "You're Asking Me"
  • Nick Payne - tenor and baritone saxophone on "Morphine Song"
  • Mike Cotton - trumpet on "Morphine Song"
  • Simon Edwards - bass on "One More Time"
  • Martyn Baker - drums on "One More Time"
  • Bill Lloyd - electric guitar on "The Real World"

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