THE KINKS “SOMETHING ELSE”
Something Else by the Kinks, often referred to simply as Something Else, is the fifth studio album by the Kinks, released on 15 September 1967 by Pye Records. The album continued the Kinks’ trend toward an eccentric baroque pop and music hall-influenced style defined by Ray Davies’ observational and introspective lyrics. It also marks the final involvement of American producer Shel Talmy in the Kinks’ 1960s studio recordings; henceforth Ray Davies would produce the group’s recordings. Many of the songs feature the keyboard work of Nicky Hopkins and the backing vocals of Davies’s wife, Rasa. The album was preceded by the singles “Waterloo Sunset”, one of the group’s most acclaimed songs, and the Dave Davies solo record “Death of a Clown”, both of which charted in the UK top 3.