Face to Face

Face to Face is one of the finest collections of pop songs released during the ’60s. Conceived as a loose concept album, Face to Face sees Ray Davies’ fascination with English class and social structures flourish, as he creates a number of vivid character portraits. 

Davies’ growth as a lyricist coincided with the Kinks’ musical growth. Face to Face is filled with wonderful moments, whether it’s the mocking Hawaiian guitars of the rocker ‘Holiday in Waikiki,’ the droning Eastern touches of ‘Fancy,’ the music hall shuffle of ‘Dandy,’ or the lazily rolling ‘Sunny Afternoon.’ 

These examples only scratches the surface of the riches of Face to Face, which offers other classics like ‘Rosy Won’t You Please Come Home,’ ‘Party Line,’ ‘Too Much on My Mind,’ ‘Rainy Day in June,’ and ‘Most Exclusive Residence for Sale, making the record one of the most distinctive and accomplished albums of its time.

Original release date

October 1968


Side 1

  1. Party Line
  2. Rosy Won’t You Please Come Home
  3. Dandy
  4. Too Much On My Mind
  5. Session Man
  6. Rainy Day In June
  7. House In The Country

Side 2

  1. Holiday In Waikiki
  2. Most Exclusive Residence For Sale
  3. Fancy
  4. Little Miss Queen Of Darkness
  5. You’re Looking Fine
  6. Sunny Afternoon
  7. I’ll Remember

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