New music releases, 22nd December 2014

Here are the new, notable and not very numerous music releases for 22nd December 2014!

Speaking To The Deaf - Hearted cover
This Equipment Must Be Hearted, Speaking To The Deaf

Last Words, Osseltion
Trail Of Fire (Live in North America), Satan
Strut (Deluxe Edition), Lenny Kravitz
Storytone (Deluxe Vinyl Edition), Neil Young
The Anthology: 1964-1971, The Kinks
Blood & Mathematics, Pulshar

All of the above – and many more besides – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store, powered by Amazon.

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Kinks reunion still a possibility confirms Ray Davies

The Kinks
Photo: Rex Features

A reunion of The Kinks is still very much a possibility according to Ray Davies.

Speaking in yesterday’s The Sunday Times (8th of June), Davies revealed: “I met Dave only last week to talk about getting back together again.”

“We’ve also spoken a few times on the phone and emailed. He’s been composing his own songs, but I’d really like to write with him again.”

“We both agree we don’t want to do old stuff or tour with past hits,” continued Davies. “It’s got to be something new.”

Speaking in the February edition of Uncut magazine, Ray Davies had previously discussed the possibility of Kinks shows in 2014 to mark the 50th anniversary of the group. “It’s as close as it’s ever been to happening,” he said then.

“I said to Ray I thought that it’d be a great shame if we don’t try and do something,” said guitarist Dave Davies. “I don’t think our love has diminished. I think the stage-play has played itself out a bit, the pretence and the acting. I think it’s time reality took over, and started directing the last years of… whatever it is. It’s like Cain and Abel.”

Though Davies added: “I don’t want to see the legacy of The Kinks soured by two miserable old men doing it for the money.”

Watch this space!

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