A 50th anniversary edition of The Kinks‘ Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround Part One album will be released on December 18th, presenting newly remastered versions of the record, its singles in stereo and mono, b-sides and alternate original mixes.
One of the new mixes is a Ray Davies medley of Any Time inspired, Davies says, by the isolation caused by coronavirus which has given people, ‘time to re-evaluate the world and re-assess their lives’. “Music can comfort the lonely, transcend time and it’s not the future or the past, yesterday, today or tomorrow,” he continues. “It’s anytime,”.
“I saw a way of making this unreleased 1970s track connect to an audience in 2020. I also saw a way of showing that music can time-travel, that memory is instantaneous and therefore can join us in the ‘now’. I put this together as something surreal then realized that it was really happening. The song has found its place – after its 50th birthday!”