As a die hard Kinks fan having read some of the negative reviews, especially those about never bettering the originals I really wondered if these interpretations might just spoil my admiration for the great man that is Ray Davies, I need not have feared because I now realise that a good song is like a work of art,if you look at it from a different angle or in a different light, it takes on a whole new life of its own , not necessarily better than the original but dare I say as good as the original. I loved all of the tracks & especially enjoyed tracks like 'This Time Tomorrow' & 'This Is Where I belong' because these are basically forgotten, dare I say obscure album tracks from the 60's that need to be brought to the attention of a new generation, other stand out tracks for me are, 'Long Way From Home','Dead End Street', 'See My Friends','David Watts'and finally 'All The Day And All The Night/Destroyer'.
I hope we get a follow up where we perhaps re-visit the Arista & London years of the 80's.
Having read some more negative reviews I just had to re-visit my review today 11/12/2010, I really don't know what these moaners are talking about the more I listen to this album the more I like it, these really are different interpretations and the voices of the different artists really do suit the tracks chosen as well as complimenting Rays voice. I would go as far as saying that this is one of my favourite albums of the year if not the decade.
P.S I don't just live in the past have many contemporory albums by current artists.