The legendary Ray Davies unveils his extraordinary new album paying tribute to his revered band The Kinks on, See My Friends. See My Friends features an all-star cast of collaborators, including Jon Bon Jovi/Richie Sambora, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Mumford & Sons, Lucinda Williams, Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins), Jackson Browne, Spoon, Amy Macdonald, Black Francis (The Pixies), Gary Lightbody (Snow Patrol), Paloma Faith and the late, great Alex Chilton (Big Star). This historic collection shows Davies giving fresh treatments to each track, while affectionately acknowledging his band millions have admired for decades.Davies recorded the majority of the tracks for See My Friends at his famed Konk Studios in London, but to secure his ultimate wish-list, he traveled wherever the music took him - Olso (Metallica), New Jersey (Bruce Springsteen), New York (Bon Jovi) and Chicago (Billy Corgan). Additional musical friends featured on both the Springsteen and Bon Jovi/Sambora tracks include Paul Shaffer, Anton Fig, Sid McGinnis, Will Lee and Felicia Collins from the CBS Orchestra/The Late Show with David Letterman.
2010 release from the former Kinks leader, an album of classic Kinks songs turned into unique collaborations. On this one of a kind album, Ray collaborates with a formidable selection of artists on tracks from his incredible songwriting career, revisiting his back catalog and crafting new versions of his classic songs. Everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Metallica features on this diverse collection of material. Highlights include 'Days'/'This Time Tomorrow' with Mumford & Sons, 'Better Things' with Bruce Springsteen, 'You Really Got Me' with Metallica and 'Tired of Waiting For You' with Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody. Paloma Faith, Jackson Browne, Black Francis of the Pixies, Lucinda Williams, Amy MacDonald and Spoon also feature on the record.