Song Of The Day: The Kinks — Autumn Almanac (1967)

Rich Karfilis recalls: Well it’s the time of year when the breeze blows leaves of a musty-colored yellow, and I’ve got to throw this classic onto the turntable at least once. But I usually end up listening to it three or four times because it’s so bloody brilliant. Sure Ray Davies is once again having a go at the follies of Britain’s upper crust, but it sure packs a lot more than that into a three-minute song. It’s almost like a suite, three different sections plus a coda, and any one of the sections could form the basis of a song all on its own for a lesser songwriter. But Brother Ray weaves them together seamlessly into a mini-epic masterpiece.


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