Ray Davies (of the Kinks)
Ray Davies "80 Days" Demos

Original Seeders Notes:

"80 Days" was a musical based on the Jules Verne novel "Around the World in 80 Days" that played at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse in 1988. Ray wrote the songs for the show - and they are quite good. You can read more about the show here:


This torrent includes good-quality demos of the "80 Days" songs, all of them sung by Ray so that the cast could hear what they were supposed to sound like. Don't be put off by the idea of "demos," though - the arrangements are surprisingly sophisticated and include sound effects, etc.

Also included is the artwork I got with the CD.

The songs:

1. Let It Be Written
2. Our World
3. Well-Bred Englishman
4. Against the Tide
5. Ladies of the Night
6. On the Map
7. a) It Could Have Been Him
b) Mongolia Song
c) No Surprises
8. Welcome to India
9. Just Passing Through
10. Who Do You Think You Are?
11. 80 Days
12. Members of the Club
13. Conspiracy
14. Tell Him, Tell Her
15. Be Rational

To my knowledge none of this has ever been put out as a legit cd.