(A) Face In The CrowdWritten by: Ray Davies
Published by: Davray Music Ltd.
Our Star doesn't know who he is any
more. Is he the starmaker, the image
maker, looking for material or is he
just plain boring little Norman after
all? Perhaps he should accept that he
is a plain ordinary bloke and not try to
be something he is not.
(A) Face In The Crowd
I've got to stop faking it,
I've got to start facing it,
I'm going to take my final bow
Then I'm going to take my place in the crowd.
I know I'll get used to it,
I've got to stop acting like a clown.
I've gotta start facing up to what I really am.
I've got to realise l'm just an ordinary man.
I think that I'll just settle down
And take my place in the crowd.
I don't want to lie to myself any more.
Am I just a face in the crowd, is that all I'll ever be?
Don't want to be anything that isn't really me.
Mister, can you tell me who I am?
Do you think I stand out
Or am I just a face in the crowd?
This song can be found on the following releases:stereo mix, recorded Aug 1974, additional overdubs done Oct 1974 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
|(The Kinks Present) A Soap Opera||25 Apr, 1975||USA||RCA Victor LPL1-5081||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|(The Kinks Present) A Soap Opera||16 May, 1975||UK||RCA Victor SF 8411||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|The Kinks' Greatest - Celluloid Heroes||May 1976||USA||RCA Victor APL1-1743||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|The Kinks' Greatest - Celluloid Heroes||25 Jun, 1976||UK||RCA Victor RS 1059||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|Second Time Around||22 Aug, 1980||USA||RCA Victor AFL1-3520||12" vinyl LP (album), 33 1/3 RPM|
|(The Kinks Present) A Soap Opera||23 Jan, 1990||USA||Rhino R2 70936||CD|
|(The Kinks Present) A Soap Opera||24 Nov, 1998||USA||Konk/Velvel 63467-79723-2||CD|
|The Kinks' Greatest - Celluloid Heroes||25 Sep, 2001||USA||Konk/Velvel/Koch VEL-CD-79734||CD|
|(The Kinks Present) A Soap Opera||11 Jan, 2005||USA||Konk/Koch VEL-SC-79811||SACD (hybrid)|
|Greatest Hits 1970-1986||30 Oct, 2007||USA||Konk/Velvel/Koch Records VEL-79822||3 CD set|
|Picture Book||8 Dec, 2008||UK||Universal/Sanctuary 5313049||Multi CD box set|
stereo mix, as "Kasvoton Mies" by Moog Konttinen, recorded 1994
|Saippuaooppera||1994||Finland||Poko Rekords POKOCD 152||CD|
stereo mix, by Frightened Eyes, recorded 2000
|Kwirky - The Spivs||Jul 2000||UK||Pie SPIVCD002||CD|
stereo mix, by Yurow, recorded 2001
|2KINKY2 - Yurow||Apr 2001||Holland||L-E Records||CD|
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