When Dave Davies racked up a couple British hits in 1967, rumors were rife that the Kinks' lead guitarist would cut a solo album of his own. He never did -- not in the '60s, anyway -- and The Album That Never Was is a facsimile of what might have been, packaging some ultrarare solo singles of the time with tracks that Davies wrote and sang on some of the Kinks' late-'60s records. They show him to be a fine, underappreciated singer and songwriter in a Dylanesque folk-rock mode.
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AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger