added: 11 Nov 2009 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
Ray Davies releases 'Postcard From London', December 7th ' an uplifting and compelling duet with Chrissie Hynde, which has just been added to his acclaimed summer release 'The Kinks Choral Collection By Ray Davies'.
Written and produced by Ray Davies 'Postcard From London' was recently recorded by Ray and Chrissie at Konk studios. Instantly memorable upon its first listen it has the potential to rank among the great male & female duets.
The track kicks off with Chrissie Hynde's timeless voice, beautifully complemented by Ray Davies' striking and distinctive vocal. It also features a nape prickling, epic crescendo with choral refrains from the Crouch End Festival Chorus.
'It feels as if the people I wrote the songs for are singing it,' Davies said of the Crouch End vocal. 'They display an ingenious palette of choral techniques.'
Directed by Julien, Ray and Chrissie shot the video for the single earlier this week (November 3rd) in various places around London tracing Ray's lyrical past including The Statue of Eros steps, Carnaby Street, beneath the Charlie Chaplin statue in Leicester Square and on the parapet of Waterloo Bridge.
Davies with his regular backing group and the Crouch End Festival Chorus created 'The Kinks Choral Collection' (released June 15th), a compelling survey of Ray Davies' work that casts fresh and unexpected light on some of his key compositions.
Backed by the Crouch End Festival chorus, Ray Davies plays 5 shows in December, which will feature songs from 'The Kinks Choral Collection'.
Ray Davies December UK Dates are:
Fri 11th CAMBRIDGE, The Corn Exchange
Sat 12th BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Mon 14th GLASGOW, Concert Hall
Tue 15th MANCHESTER, The Bridgewater Hall
Sat 19th LONDON, Hammersmith Apollo