Sleepwalker is the fifteenth studio album by the English rock group, The Kinks, released in 1977. It marked a return to straight-ahead, self-contained rock songs after several years of concept albums. It is the first album in what critics usually call the "arena rock" phase of the group, in which more commercial and mainstream production techniques would be employed. The album also marks the last appearance of bassist John Dalton, who left the band during the recording sessions
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Arista had made it clear they would not accept any concept albums from the Kinks, and Sleepwalker, their first effort for the label, makes good on the band's promise. Comprised entirely of glossy arena rockers and power ballads, the album is more of a stylistic exercise than a collection of first-rate songs. Ray Davies contributed a handful of fairly strong songs, highlighted by the exceptional "Juke Box Music," which sees him in a shockingly resigned frame of mind, claiming that rock & roll is just rock & roll, and nothing more
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Слушайте и скачивайте the kinks - sleepwalker 1977 на Хотплеере в mp. The Kinks - 07 - You Really Got Me - All Day And All Of The Night (Winterland, San Francisco, 1977-02-19 Cd 2) 04:46. The Kinks - Life On The Road (Rainbow Theatre, 1977-12-24 London, UK) 05:49. The Kinks 1977 - 1. he Poseur (Bonus Track) 02:52. The Kinks - 1977-12-24-Rainbow Theatre, London, UK 01:01. The Kinks - A Well Respected Man (Winterland, San Francisco, 1977-02-19) 01:09. The Kinks - 09 - Waterloo Sunset (Winterland, San Francisco, 1977-02-19 Cd 1) 04:15. The Kinks - 04 - Rush Hour Blues (Winterland, San Francisco, 1977-02-19 Cd 1) 05:41. The Kinks - 05 - You Really Got Me (spliced).
Sleepwalker " is a 1977 album by the English rock group, The Kinks. Whilst there is something of a somnambulant theme to the album, this first album on the Arista label broadly ditched the theatrical and occasionally impenetrable concept album style the group had been mining with diminishing returns since 1968. A modern, confident series of melodic tracks was described in the American music press as " a phoenix rising from the ashes ".
Sleepwalker" was released as the first single from album of the same name. It charted in the American Hot 100 (peaking at the first single from The Kinks to do so since "Apeman". It also hit in Canada. NME stated, "Set to a backdrop highly reminiscent of the hallowed -down riffing of Phase 1 Kinks. the main squeeze is that The Kinks are making good records again. Melody Maker's opinion of the song was mixed, stating "Kinks fans/lovers of 'Waterloo Sunset' won't find 'Sleepwalker'.