Face to Face
1 x LP
( 1965 ) - 2015 EU reissued on 180g vinyl LP Mono - features the #1 single "Sunny Afternoon" Heralding The Kinks move away from their hard rock sound to a more songwriting based style, 1966's Face to Face was a major artistic breakthrough for the band a
Release date: 19-12-2014 (originally released in 1965)
2015 EU reissued on red 180g vinyl LP Mono -Heralding The Kinks move away from their hard rock sound to a more songwriting based style, 1966's Face to Face was a major artistic breakthrough for the band and songwriter Ray Davies as it represents the first full flowering of his use of narrative, observation, and wry social commentary.
Face To Face features the #1 single "Sunny Afternoon" as well as a plethora of other classic Davies compositions rife with his signature sardonic wit. He skewers the vapid Don Juan of "Dandy" and the self-absorption and hypocrisy of the wealthy elite on tracks like "House in the Country" and "Most Exclusive Residence for Sale."
However, Davies' humanity is also on display on tracks like "Rosie, Won't You Please Come Home," an unusual 1960s pop song that sides with the plight of parents against the cruelty of a rebellious child while other highlights include the world-weary "Too Much on My Mind," the foreboding "Rainy Day in June," and the Eastern-tinged and enigmatic "Fancy.
A1 Party Line [Written By – R. & D. Davies]
A2 Rosy Won't You Please Come Home
A4 Too Much On My Mind
A5 Session Man
A6 Rainy Day In June
A7 House In The Country
B1 Holiday In Waikiki
B2 Most Exclusive Residence For Sale
B4 Little Miss Queen Of Darkness
B5 You're Looking Fine
B6 Sunny Afternoon
B7 I'll Remember
Label: Sony - Legacy
Originally released: 1966
This release: 2014