Life seems so far removed these days from the hits that many of us remember and love, most from the near early days of Rock and Roll. When you mention a name like Ray Davies, you get various reactions. The first one you’ll get from those who know is simply a shout out of “THE KINKS”!. The other is more likely an indifference from many who only appreciates what The Kinks did, and not what a significant member can do after the fact. Nevertheless, Rock and Roll is a different creature these days. What needed enhancement back in the earlier periods now is a part of the cloud of Rock. And Ray Davies can provide a piece of excellence do an audience, both adherents and newcomers.

On April 21, SMG, via Legacy Recordings, will release a new album by Ray Davies. The new album is called Americana and will contain fifteen new songs (see track-list below). Davies last album was Working Man’s Cafe, released in 2008. His latest will be welcomed by fans. You can listen to a song, “Poetry”, from the new album below via YouTube.

Americana will be issued on CD, 2LP, and DD formats.