Having just released "Lola", The Kinks were at the height of their popularity in 1970. However, this tune remains a somewhat overlooked gem off of the same album. This one was penned by Dave Davies, rather than his brother, Ray, who usually handled writing duties. It's a mellow and sentimental song, but definitely just as strong as any of their other works. I'd say that this is a must-listen for any Kinks fan, but you might as well listen to Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround as a whole. It's a great album, and hearing this song in context will only add to the listening experience.
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Rock critic Robert Christgau deemed it "the most beautiful song in the English language". Allmusic senior editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine listed it as "possibly the most beautiful song of the rock and roll era." I consider it the second greatest pop song ever written, behind John Lennon's 'In My Life'. Dig it.
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I heard this song this morning, and it really resonated given all the wars and whatnot going on around us. Ray Davies sure has a penchant for putting things into perspective. Have a Monday!