Face To Face
Original release date: 28 October 1966    /     Deluxe Edition release date: 6 June 2011
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Face to Face, released in 1966 on Pye Records in the United Kingdom and on Reprise Records in the United States, is the fourth UK studio album by The Kinks. A major artistic breakthrough for Kinks' songwriter Ray Davies, the LP represents the first full flowering of Davies' use of narrative, observation, and wry social commentary in his songs.
The album's songs are rife with Davies' sardonic wit, skewering the vapid Don Juan of "Dandy" and the self-absorption and hypocrisy of the wealthy elite on "House in the Country" and "Most Exclusive Residence for Sale". Davies' humanity is also on display in tracks such as "Rosie, Won't You Please Come Home", an unusual 1960s pop song that sided with the plight of parents against the cruelty of a rebellious child (a true harbinger of the Kinks' growing affinity for unfashionable but timeless themes). Other highlights include "Sunny Afternoon", the world-weary "Too Much on My Mind", the foreboding "Rainy Day in June", and the Eastern-tinged, enigmatic "Fancy".

Heralding the bands move away from their hard rock sound to a more Song writing based style Face to Face released in 1966 contained the number one single Sunny afternoon as well as a plethora of other classic Ray Davies compositions. This deluxe edition contains rare tracks, extensive notes and a superb booklet.

Face To Face Tracklist

1. Party Line
2. Rosie Won't You Please Come Home
3. Dandy
4. Too Much On My Mind
5. Session Man
6. Rainy Day In June
7. A House In The Country
8. Holiday In Waikiki
9. Most Exclusive Residence For Sale
10. Fancy
11. Little Miss Queen Of Darkness
12. You're Lookin' Fine
13. Sunny Afternoon
14. I'll Remember
15. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
16. Dead End Street
17. Big Black Smoke
18. Mister Pleasant
19. This Is Where I Belong
20. Mr Reporter
21. Little Woman