The Kinks Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire

Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire

The Kinks

Paru le 30 mars 2018 chez Sanctuary Records

Artiste principal : The Kinks

Genre : Pop/Rock > Rock

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Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) extends the British-oriented themes of Village Green Preservation Society, telling the story of a London man's decision to move to Australia during the aftermath of World War II. It's a detailed and loving song cycle, capturing the minutiae of suburban life, the numbing effect of bureaucracy, and the horrors of war. On paper, Arthur sounds like a pretentious mess, but Ray Davies' lyrics and insights have rarely been so graceful or deftly executed, and the music is remarkable. An edgier and harder-rocking affair than Village Green, Arthur is as multi-layered musically as it is lyrically. "Shangri-La" evolves from English folk to hard rock, "Drivin'" has a lazy grace, "Young and Innocent Days" is a lovely, wistful ballad, "Some Mother's Son" is one of the most uncompromising antiwar songs ever recorded, while "Victoria" and "Arthur" rock with simple glee. The music makes the words cut deeper, and the songs never stray too far from the album's subject, making Arthur one of the most effective concept albums in rock history, as well as one of the best and most influential British pop records of its era. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Album : 1 disque - 12 pistes Durée totale : 00:48:49

  1. 1 Victoria

    Ray Davies, Producer - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  2. 2 Yes Sir, No Sir

    Dave Davies, Arranger - Ray Davies, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist - Mick Avory, Arranger - John Dalton, Arranger Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  3. 3 Some Mother's Son

    Dave Davies, Arranger - Ray Davies, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist - Mick Avory, Arranger - John Dalton, Arranger Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  4. 4 Drivin'

    Dave Davies, Arranger - Ray Davies, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist - Mick Avory, Arranger - John Dalton, Arranger Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  5. 5 Brainwashed

    Dave Davies, Arranger - Ray Davies, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist - Mick Avory, Arranger - John Dalton, Arranger Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  6. 6 Australia

    Dave Davies, Arranger - Ray Davies, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist - Mick Avory, Arranger - John Dalton, Arranger Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  7. 7 Shangri-La

    Dave Davies, Arranger - Ray Davies, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist - Mick Avory, Arranger - John Dalton, Arranger Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  8. 8 Mr. Churchill Says

    Dave Davies, Arranger - Ray Davies, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist - Mick Avory, Arranger - John Dalton, Arranger Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  9. 9 She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina

    Ray Davies, Producer - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  10. 10 Young and Innocent Days

    Dave Davies, Arranger - Ray Davies, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist - Mick Avory, Arranger - John Dalton, Arranger Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  11. 11 Nothing to Say

    Dave Davies, Arranger - Ray Davies, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist - Mick Avory, Arranger - John Dalton, Arranger Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

  12. 12 Arthur

    Dave Davies, Arranger - Ray Davies, Lyricist, Producer, Arranger - The Kinks, Composer, MainArtist - Mick Avory, Arranger - John Dalton, Arranger Copyright : 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company 1969 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company

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  • Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) extends the British-oriented themes of Village Green Preservation Society, telling the story of a London man's decision to move to Australia during the aftermath of World War II. It's a detailed and loving song cycle, capturing the minutiae of suburban life, the numbing effect of bureaucracy, and the horrors of war. On paper, Arthur sounds like a pretentious mess, but Ray Davies' lyrics and insights have rarely been so graceful or deftly executed, and the music is remarkable. An edgier and harder-rocking affair than Village Green, Arthur is as multi-layered musically as it is lyrically. "Shangri-La" evolves from English folk to hard rock, "Drivin'" has a lazy grace, "Young and Innocent Days" is a lovely, wistful ballad, "Some Mother's Son" is one of the most uncompromising antiwar songs ever recorded, while "Victoria" and "Arthur" rock with simple glee. The music makes the words cut deeper, and the songs never stray too far from the album's subject, making Arthur one of the most effective concept albums in rock history, as well as one of the best and most influential British pop records of its era. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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