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Percy is a 1971 film soundtrack for the British comedy film Percy performed by English rock group the Kinks with additional orchestral arrangements conducted by Stanley Myers. The songs were written by Ray Davies and include both standard rock/pop songs and instrumental numbers.


1 Singles and compilations 2 Track listing 3 Personnel 4 References

Singles and compilations[edit]

Professional ratings

Review scores

Source Rating

Allmusic [1]

Blender [2]

"God's Children" was issued as a single (b/w either "Moments" or "The Way Love Used to Be", depending on the country) in April 1971. In the UK a 4-track EP was also released featuring "God's Children", "The Way Love Used To Be", "Moments" and "Dreams". This was the Kinks' last release with Pye while they were still under contract. Unlike the album, the single was released in the US (in July) but failed to chart there or in the UK. It was a minor hit in Australia (reaching #53) and New Zealand (#21). In the US the tracks "God's Children" and "Willesden Green" were included on The Kink Kronikles compilation in 1972. "The Way Love Used to Be" was included on 1973's The Great Lost Kinks Album. "Willesden Green" is the only song released by the Kinks to feature lead vocals by another band member than a Davies brother.[citation needed] Bassist John Dalton sings lead vocals on the track, doing an impression of Elvis Presley. Never released in the US, this album was by far the most commonly imported to the US of all of The Kinks' Pye albums. Both Jem and Imports Unlimited kept this album on their import lists throughout the 1970s.[citation needed] Track listing[edit] All tracks written by Ray Davies.

Side one

No. Title Length

1. "God's Children" 3:16

2. "Lola" (instrumental blues jam version) 4:46

3. "The Way Love Used to Be" 2:15

4. "Completely" (instrumental) 3:41

5. "Running Round Town" (instrumental) 1:06

6. "Moments" 2:57

Side two

No. Title Length

1. "Animals In The Zoo" 2:22

2. "Just Friends" 2:38

3. "Whip Lady" (instrumental) 1:20

4. "Dreams" 3:45

5. "Helga" (instrumental) 1:57

6. "Willesden Green" 2:27

7. "God's Children - End" (instrumental) 0:29

1998 and 2004 CD reissue bonus tracks (mono mixes from the film)

No. Title Length

14. "Dreams"  

15. "Moments"  

16. "The Way Love Used to Be" (version one)  

17. "The Way Love Used to Be" (version two)  

18. "The Way Love Used to Be" (version three)  

2014 Sanctuary Records deluxe edition Disc 2 bonus tracks

No. Title Length

14. "Dreams" (remix) 3:24

15. "Lola" (1970 mono single mix) 4:06

16. "Apeman" (1970 mono single mix) 3:53

17. "Rats" (1970 mono single mix) 2:42

18. "Powerman" (mono mix) 4:26

19. "The Moneygoround" (mono alternative version) 1:41

20. "Apeman" (mono alternative version) 3:41

21. "God's Children" (mono film mix) 3:18

22. "The Way Love Used to Be" (mono film mix) 2:07

23. "God's Children - End" (mono film mix) 0:50

The 2014 deluxe edition of Percy is the second disc of the Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One deluxe edition. The 2-disc set is titled Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround & 'Percy'.


Ray Davies - vocals, acoustic guitars, harmonica Dave Davies - 6 and 12-string electric guitars, vocals John Dalton - bass, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Willesden Green" John Gosling - keyboards Mick Avory - drums Additional arrangements supervised by Stanley Myers


^ Eder, Bruce. "The Kinks: Percy > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 9 November 2011. ^ Blender review Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.

Kinks, The – Percy at Discogs (list of releases)

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Ray Davies Dave Davies Mick Avory Pete Quaife

John Dalton Gordon Edwards Ian Gibbons John Gosling Mark Haley Bob Henrit Andy Pyle Jim Rodford

Studio albums

Kinks Kinda Kinks The Kink Kontroversy Face to Face Something Else by The Kinks The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire) Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One Muswell Hillbillies Everybody's in Show-Biz Preservation Act 1 Preservation Act 2 Soap Opera Schoolboys in Disgrace Sleepwalker Misfits Low Budget Give the People What They Want State of Confusion Word of Mouth Think Visual UK Jive Phobia

Live albums

Live at Kelvin Hall One for the Road Live: The Road To the Bone


Kinksize Session Kwyet Kinks


Kinks-Size Kinkdom Greatest Hits! Well Respected Kinks Sunny Afternoon The Kink Kronikles The Great Lost Kinks Album The Kinks Are Well Respected Men Lost & Found (1986–1989) The Ultimate Collection Picture Book

Unreleased projects

Four More Respected Gentlemen A Hole in the Sock of (Dave Davies)

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Discography Band members Konk The Kast Off Kinks Argent X-Ray Percy Do It Again Give the People What We Want: Songs of The Kinks Sunny Afternoon (musical)

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