Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The Kinks - To The Bone (1996)


1996 | Rock | Mp3 320 kbps | 2 CD | 240 Mb

To the Bone is a 1994 album by the Kinks. Recorded partly at Konk Studios with a small audience, and partly during their 1993 American tour and the 1994 UK tour, it was the band's final release before their breakup in 1996. Since the mid-'70s, the Kinks have not been able to stop themselves from attempting their own variations on pop music trends, taking stabs at everything from bombastic heavy metal to sleek disco-flavored pop. On To the Bone, the group became another one of the scores of veteran rock acts to record an acoustic, "unplugged" album. However, the group's American popularity was at an all-time low in the mid-'90s and the band wasn't able to score a major-label record deal, let alone land a spot on MTV's prime-time ratings bonanza, Unplugged. So, the bandmembers financed their acoustic greatest-hits record To the Bone themselves, releasing it on the U.K. independent label Grapevine. Naturally, Ray Davies' songs work well in such a stripped-back setting, but the album is nothing more than a pleasant diversion, featuring a lovely version of "Waterloo Sunset," possibly the most beautiful song of the rock & roll era.

CD 1, 1. All Day And All Of The Night (4:26), 2. Apeman (4:06), 3. Tired Of Waiting (1:49), 4. See My Friends (3:24), 5. Death Of A Clown (2:35), 6. Muswell Hillbillies (3:20), 7. Better Things (3:06), 8. Don't Forget To Dance (4:50), 9. Sunny Afternoon (2:38), 10. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (1:54), 11. Do It Again (Acoustic) (1:46), 12. Do It Again (3:54)

CD 2, 1. Celluloid Heroes (5:23), 2. Picture Book (2:34), 3. Village Green Preservation Society (2:26), 4. Do You Remember Walter (3:44), 5. Set Me Free (2:35), 6. Lola (4:29), 7. Come Dancing (3:39), 8. I'm Not Like Everyone Else (5:42), 9. Till The End Of The Day (2:37), 10. Give The People What They Want (3:57), 11. State Of Confusion (3:24), 12. Dead End Street (2:30), 13. A Gallon Of Gas (5:21), 14. Days (3:17), 15. You Really Got Me (3:41), 16. Animal (3:39), 17. To The Bone (4:30)

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