Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ray Davies @ Olympia, Paris Oct 31 2010

updated with correct setlist ( hope so...) and new links to videos

Ray Davies
@ Olympia , Paris oct 31 2010
The Olympia is packed for the return of Ray Davies, can't remember the last time he played in Paris but it was probably more than 20 years ago.
First we have a French singer on acoustic guitar, nice warm voice and good guitar player but the songs really sucked.
The audience is welcoming him nicely.
Early start for Ray Davies , it's just past 8:30 PM and the show is starting very slowly with Ray seated and on acoustic guitar with a guitar player on his left.
Most of the people around me know all the lyrics and Ray is having the audience singing half of the songs
all day and all night !

After 5-6 songs the band is joining in and then things are starting to be more lively and interesting.Ray's playing songs from his solo records and Kinks songs of course (see setlist for details).
The atmosphere is relax and Ray is chatty.
All the classics are played and for "You Really Got Me" (click for video) everyone is standing up ( it was all seated).
"Till the end of the day", "Sunny Afternoon" & "Moments" ( on video)
The end of the show is much more ROCK than the beginning with a great rendition of "Lola" (click for video)
That's what we like.
Good Bye Paris

Great show even though the beginning was a bit boring.

This should be the correct setlist