Sleepwalker is the fifteenth studio album by the English rock group, The Kinks, released in 1977. It marked a return to straight-ahead, self-contained rock songs after several years of concept albums. It is the first album in what critics usually call the "arena rock" phase of the group, in which more commercial and mainstream production techniques would be employed. The album also marks the last appearance of bassist John Dalton, who left the band during the recording sessions
Sleepwalker", written by Ray Davies, is the third track (and debut single) from The Kinks' 1977 album of the same name. Sleepwalker" was reportedly written about Ray Davies's move from London to New York City at the time. The insomniac Davies was then adapting to the 24-hour schedule of the busy city.
Arista had made it clear they would not accept any concept albums from the Kinks, and Sleepwalker, their first effort for the label, makes good on the band's promise. Comprised entirely of glossy arena rockers and power ballads, the album is more of a stylistic exercise than a collection of first-rate songs. Ray Davies contributed a handful of fairly strong songs, highlighted by the exceptional "Juke Box Music," which sees him in a shockingly resigned frame of mind, claiming that rock & roll is just rock & roll, and nothing more
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Sleepwalker Tracklist. 1. Life On the Road Lyrics. Before the album’s release, The Kinks switched from RCA to Arista records. The company forbid them from releasing a concept album, forcing Ray Davies to write an album of straight-forward rock songs. Davies also opened the band’s new studio, Konk studios, which is responsible for the more modern development on the album. During the making of the album, bassist, John Dalton, who had joined the band in 1969, left the band was replaced by Andy Pyle. The album was well-received by critics, much better received than their other post-Muswell Hillbillies albums.
Rock'n'Roll The Kinks. Album Name Sleepwalker.
Sleepwalker" was released as the first single from album of the same name. It charted in the American Hot 100 (peaking at the first single from The Kinks to do so since "Apeman". It also hit in Canada. NME stated, "Set to a backdrop highly reminiscent of the hallowed -down riffing of Phase 1 Kinks. the main squeeze is that The Kinks are making good records again. Melody Maker's opinion of the song was mixed, stating "Kinks fans/lovers of 'Waterloo Sunset' won't find 'Sleepwalker'.
Слушайте и скачивайте the kinks - sleepwalker на Хотплеере в mp. The Kinks - Lola 04:03. The Kinks - I Am Free 01:51. The Kinks - You Really Got Me 02:07. The Kinks - Long Tall Sally (Little Richard cover) 02:12. The Kinks - Long Tall Sally. cover Little Richard) 02:12. The Kinks - Got Love If You Want It 03:45. The Kinks - Got Love if You Want It 03:46. The Kinks - Full Moon 03:52. The Kinks - So Long 02:19. The Kinks - David Watts (Stereo) 02:37. The Kinks - David Watts 02:09. The Kinks - David Watts 02:32. The Kinks - David Watts 02:36. The Kinks - David Watts (Live In New York, 1980) 02:06.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||Life On The Road||5:01|
|A2||Mr. Big Man
Bass – Andy Pyle
|B1||Juke Box Music||5:31|
|B5||Life Goes On||5:01|
- Recorded At – Konk Studios
- Mastered At – Masterdisk
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Arista Records, Inc.
- Art Direction – John Dyer
- Bass Guitar – John Dalton
- Design – Bob Heimall*
- Drums, Percussion – Mick Avory
- Engineer – Roger Wake
- Graphics [Calligraphy] – Hal Fiedler
- Keyboards, Backing Vocals – John Gosling
- Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Dave Davies
- Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
- Photography By – James Wedge
- Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards – Ray Davies
- Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – R.D. Davies*
NotesLabel variation -see images
℗+© 1977 Arista Records, Inc.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side One Etched MASTERDISK Stamped): AL-4106-SA-REV X MASTERDISK RL
- Matrix / Runout (Side Two Etched MASTERDISK Stamped): AL-4106-SB- X MASTERDISK
|AL 4106||The Kinks||Sleepwalker (LP, Album)||Arista||AL 4106||US||1977|
|I-401.119||The Kinks||Sleepwalker (Cass, Album, RE)||Arista||I-401.119||Spain||1989|
|AL 4106||The Kinks||Sleepwalker (LP, Album)||Arista||AL 4106||Canada||1977|
|AT8 4106||The Kinks||Sleepwalker (8-Trk, Album)||Arista||AT8 4106||US||1977|
|I-201.119||The Kinks||Sleepwalker "Sonámbulo" (LP, RE)||Arista||I-201.119||Spain||1989|