The sound quality on this is crap, but “One More Time” from Ray Davies’ new CD Working Man’s Cafe is one of my all-time favorite songs from the man, including his days with The Kinks. I’ve listened to this song so many times–it’s absolutely timeless and beautiful. I think it compares favorably with classics like “Waterloo Sunset”. Just amazing.
The whole CD is great, though. A couple of filler tracks, but most all of it is great.
This isn’t a proper review because I’m working on a long essay about Davies and The Kinks and how, throughout my life, they’ve been not only my favorite band but also one of the biggest influences on me as a person and a writer.
Maybe The Stones and The Beatles were bigger, but give me the squabbling, working-class Muswell Hillbillies Ray and Dave any day of the week. I just found their music to always be more personal to me.