25 September 2023

VARIOUS ARTISTS – Rekinked FdM Plays The Kinks (2023, 8” Lathe-cut EP Fruits de Mer Records)



Label: Fruits de Mer Records

Format: 8” EP, Lathe Cut, Limited Edition, 100 copies

Release Date: 24 July 2023

Here’s another kind of lil’ treasure by our favorite British label, Fruits de Mer Records! The sad part is that this is a very limited 8-inch lathe-cut release of only 100 copies…

Keith Jones – Head of FdM Records – explains:

“Fruits de Mer has clocked up 15 years paying respect to some of the brilliant solo artists and bands of the 60s and 70s but – let’s be honest – we’ve given insufficient coverage in that time to one of the UK’s greatest living songwriters – The Kinks’ Ray Davies; yes, we’ve included the occasional track on a compilation, but nothing more substantial than that, and nothing dedicated to a man who has managed to capture many different aspects of England and the English way of life so perfectly over nearly 50 years of writing. So here is ‘REKINKED’ – and we go a small way towards rectifying this with a four-track 8” lathe-cut – limited to 100 copies – that features artists covering three of Ray’s most thoughtful songs and ends with a quick blast of something much more direct, from his band’s early days. I have a feeling we’ll be revisiting the Ray Davies songbook before long”…
So, “Rekinked FdM Plays The Kinks” is a 4-track EP, including these ‘Ray Davis’ tracks:

“See My Friends” performed by The Flower Machine (this is the band’s first appearance on Fruits de Mer vinyl). “Do You Remember Walter”, executed by Bertling / Robertson (Kevin and Scott Robertson, joined on this recording by Nick Bertling). “Shangri-La” reincarnated by Crystal Jacqueline & Icarus Peel (a rare outing as a duo by the two leading names from The Honey Pot). The 4th and last one is “I Need You” presented by The Tubeheads (again, this is the artist’s first appearance on Fruits de Mer vinyl)… The only thing that I’d like to add is that if you want to be one of the firsts to know how to grab those super-limited Fruits de Mer Lathe-Cuts, then all you have to do is, simply, join the club! TimeLord Michalis



A1 The Flower Machine See My Friends
A2 Bertling / Robertson Do You Remember Walter
AA1 Crystal Jacqueline & Icarus Peel Shangri-La
AA2 The Tubeheads I Need You






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