℗ 1975 Kinks Properties Limited under exclusive license to Sanctuary Records Group, a BMG Company
Release Date September 18, 2020
Duration 37m 41s
Record Label Sanctuary Records
Genre Rock

Soap Opera

The Kinks

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Everybody's a Star (Starmaker)
The Kinks
Ordinary People
The Kinks
Rush Hour Blues
The Kinks
Nine to Five
The Kinks
When Work Is Over
The Kinks
Have Another Drink
The Kinks
Underneath the Neon Sign
The Kinks
Holiday Romance
The Kinks
You Make It All Worthwhile
The Kinks
Ducks on the Wall
The Kinks
(A) Face in the Crowd
The Kinks
You Can't Stop the Music
The Kinks
Duration    37m 41s
Soap Opera or The Kinks Present a Soap Opera is a 1975 concept album by the Kinks. It is the fourteenth studio album by the Kinks. Soap Opera is the third concept album in the band's "theatrical period". It tells the story of a musician named Starmaker who changes places with an "ordinary man" named Norman to better understand life. Starmaker beds Norman's wife Andrea and then goes to work the next day, getting caught in the rush hour. He works 9 to 5 and then visits the pub for a few drinks before making his way home. Andrea greets him, and he tells her she is "making it all worthwhile". By this point, Starmaker has lost his grip on reality; he doesn't know who he is anymore. In the end, he settles down with Andrea, accepting that he is now just "a face in the crowd". The album concludes with the sentiment that, although rock stars may fade, their music lives on. The Starmaker is an exaggerated characterization of Ray Davies. He would often use his name in the stage version of Soap Opera and perform previous hit Kinks songs as examples of his work as a star to explain that he is not actually the "ordinary" Norman.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Sanctuary Records Studio Masters

Tracks 1-12 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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