Thursday, 8 November 2018

Mastertapes Series 1 - 10. Ray Davies (The B-Side)

MASTERTAPES SERIES 1 - 10. RAY DAVIES (THE B-SIDE) (320kbs-m4a/64mb/28mins)
BBC Radio 4 Extra broadcast: 13th April 2018

John Wilson continues with his new series in which he talks to leading performers and songwriters about the album that made them or changed them. Recorded in front of a live audience at the BBC's iconic Maida Vale Studios. Each edition includes two episodes, with John initially quizzing the artist about the album in question, and then, in the B-side, the audience puts the questions. Both editions feature exclusive live performances.

Programme 5, the B-side. Having discussed the making of two classic Kinks albums, 'Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround, Part One' and 'Muswell Hillbillies' (in the A-side of the programme, broadcast on Tuesday 27th November and available online), Ray Davies responds to questions from the audience and performs acoustic live versions of some to the tracks from the albums, both of which were released more than forty years ago.

Producer: Paul Kobrak.

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