Something Else by The Kinks - The Kinks - Sondz

Overview

Something Else by the Kinks, often referred to simply as Something Else, is the fifth UK studio album by the Kinks, released in September 1967. The album continued the Kinks' trend toward an eccentric baroque pop and music hall-influenced style defined by Ray Davies' observational and introspective lyrics. It also marks the final involvement of American producer Shel Talmy in the Kinks' 1960s studio recordings; henceforth Ray Davies would produce the group's recordings. Many of the songs feature the keyboard work of Nicky Hopkins and the backing vocals of Davies's wife, Rasa. The album was preceded by the singles "Waterloo Sunset", one of the group's most acclaimed songs, and the Dave Davies solo record "Death of a Clown", both of which charted in the UK top 3.

Though it contained two major European hits and earned positive notices from the music press in both the UK and US, Something Else sold poorly and beca...

Facts

Release date15 Sep. 1967
CountryUnited Kingdom
Length36:37
StatusOfficial
Label(s)Pye Records
CatalogueNSPL 18193
Language, scriptLatin

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