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Ray Davies (the B-Side)

Mastertapes, Series 1 Episode 10 of 14

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 03 December 2012

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.

  • The A-Side

    Ray Davies talks to John Wilson about The Kinks' albums Lola and Muswell Hillbillies.


Live tracks

Paul Weller at Maida Vale Studios

Watch and listen to exclusive live performances from the Mastertapes recordings.


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    John Wilson interviews leading musicians about the creation of an album they feel is one of their…

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