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Ray Davies releasing new LP with The Jayhawks as backing band (listen to “Poetry”)

Steve Gullick
Steve Gullick

Onetime Kinks frontman, the newly knighted Ray Davies will release new album Americana. It’s his first album in 10 years and follows his 2013 memoir of the same name. Like the book, the record focuses on the’ relationship America has played in Davies’ life, and enlisted actual Americana band The Jayhawks to back him on the LP. (The Jayhawks’ Karen Grotberg duets with him on “Message From The Road.”) You can check out the first single, “Poetry,” via NPR, below.

Americana will be out April 21 via Legacy Recordings and a second Americana volume will be out later in 2017. Tracklist and artwork are below.

No tour dates have been announced yet, but Ray’s brother Dave will be in the U.S. this spring.


Americana tracklsit:
01 Americana
02 The Deal
03 Poetry
04 Message From the Road
05 A Place in Your Heart
06 The Mystery Room
07 Silent Movie
08 Rock ‘N’ Roll Cowboys
09 Change for Change
10 The Man Upstairs
11 I’ve Heard That Beat Before
12 A Long Drive Home to Tarzana
13 The Great Highway
14 The Invaders
15 Wings of Fantasy

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