Saturday, December 19

The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset" (1967)

Wikipedia - "'Waterloo Sunset' is a song by British rock band The Kinks. It was released as a single in 1967, and featured on their album Something Else by The Kinks. Composed and produced by Kinks frontman Ray Davies, 'Waterloo Sunset' is one of the band's best known and most acclaimed songs in most territories. It is also their first single that is available in true stereo. ... Despite its complex arrangement, the sessions for 'Waterloo Sunset' lasted a mere ten hours; Dave Davies later commented on the recording: 'We spent a lot of time trying to get a different guitar sound, to get a more unique feel for the record. In the end we used a tape-delay echo, but it sounded new because nobody had done it since the 1950s. I remember Steve Marriott of the Small Faces came up and asked me how we'd got that sound. We were almost trendy for a while.' ..."
Wikipedia (Video)
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YouTube: Waterloo Sunset (Live 1973)

2012 February: The Kinks, 2013 July: "Sunny Afternoon", 2015 August: Village Green Preservation Society (1968)