Ray Davies – Shangri La

Finally the man that gives name to this site on the blog. This is an unique performance of one of The Kinks best songs. Davies and his band share the stage with the Crouch End Festival Chorus and the result is amazing. A gorgeous arrangement of the song that truly highlights its musical qualities. Pure joy!


First Aid Kit – Waterloo sunset

Swedish siblings Karla and Johanna Söderberg are well known for their excellent covers of classic pop songs.

In this live performance on BBC Radio 2 they deliver a beautiful and truly great one of The Kinks landmark song. A folkie, delicate and warm approach to one of the best pop songs ever written.