(MikeC) Meltdown: Ray Davies, Royal Festival Hall, London

(Rated 4/ 5 )

Reviewed by Nick Hasted

Ray Davies's many appearances while directing this year's Meltdown arts festival on the South Bank will be typically frenetic. It is appropriate that this inveterate, sometimes reluctant Londoner gets his hands on the city's main arts centre as it celebrates the Festival of Britain, which he visited as a child. That sowed one seed of The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset", a song among 30 from a matchless songbook that he treats tonight with sometimes galling but freeing casualness. To be continued here...

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