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âAmericanaâ is an autobiographical work, chronicling the inextricable role America has played in Daviesâ life. From his earliest days touring the U. S. with the Kinks and subsequent blacklisting by the American Musicians Union, to his years playing stadiums and eventually settling in New York and New Orleans for a time, America has served as both muse and tempest to Davies.
The songs on âAmericanaâ dig into the rich American musical tapestry, through the lens of Daviesâ own wholly unique American experience. The music swerves from the open-road manifesto of âThe Great Highway,â to a delicate duet with The Jayhawksâ Karen Grotberg on âMessage From The Road,â to âPoetry,â which offers a vital reminder of Daviesâ ability to spin small detail into penetrating truth. The album also features a number of short spoken-word passages from Daviesâ memoir.
The 15-track collection of originals serves as a master-crafted return for one of the most acclaimed and iconic songwriters of the past 50 years, and follows Daviesâ 2013 memoir of the same name, using the book as both source material and creative catalyst. Davies enlisted The Jayhawks as backing band, and recorded the album in London at Konk, the studio founded by The Kinks in 1973.
|Media||Musik LP (LP VINYL)|
|Number of units||× 2|
|Udgave||33 LP edition|
|Weight (estimated)||450 gram|