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A Well-Respected Band: The Kinks Prep “Essential,” A New Deluxe “Muswell” and “Anthology” Box Set

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Kinks Anthology

It’s going to be a Kink-sized autumn on both sides of the Atlantic. Legacy Recordings, newly-exclusive licensor of The Kinks’ 1971-1985 catalogue for North America, is kicking things off on October 14 with the release of The Essential Kinks, a 2-CD career-spanning retrospective of the group’s music for Pye/Reprise, RCA, Arista and Columbia. Then, on November 10, Legacy follows with a Legacy Edition CD/DVD set celebrating the band’s 1971 album Muswell Hillbillies. One week later on November 17, Sanctuary Records (BMG/InGrooves in the U.S.) has a 5-CD box set coming. The Anthology 1964-1971 has been curated by longtime Kinks historian Andrew Sandoval and includes roughly a full disc’s worth – 23 tracks – of previously unissued material. Finally, Legacy has already made available 16 Kinks albums as high-resolution digital downloads in North America via HDTracks, from Muswell Hillbillies through Return to Waterloo (1985) and Come Dancing with the Kinks (1986).

“I’ve never heard a Kinks song I didn’t like,” writes David Bowie in his new liner notes penned for The Essential Kinks. This truly stuffed package – with 48 songs on 2 CDs – begins with 1964’s U.K. chart-topper/U.S. Top 10 hit “You Really Got Me” and concludes with 1993’s “Phobia,” The Kinks’ final original single to date. In between, you’ll find most of The Kinks’ hits including “All Day and All of the Night,” “Tired of Waiting for You,” “Sunny Afternoon,” “Waterloo Sunset,” and “Come Dancing,” plus live renditions of “’Till the End of the Day,” “Where Have All the Good Times Gone” and “Lola.” (The group’s MCA period of 1986-1989 is the only label affiliation which is overlooked here.)

The Essential Kinks will be followed by a Legacy Edition of Muswell Hillbillies on November 10. The band’s ninth studio album, it was named after Muswell Hill, the area of North London that Ray Davies and his brother Dave once called home. Like The Kinks’ classic Village Green Preservation Society before it, Muswell concerned itself with themes relevant to British life, wryly addressing working-class conditions and the changes affecting the populace. A Deluxe Edition was released by Sanctuary and Universal in 2013, which presented the original album on its first disc and fourteen bonus cuts on its second disc.

The upcoming Legacy Edition retains eight of the thirteen bonus tracks on the 2013 Deluxe Edition, dropping three BBC radio performances from The John Peel Show (“Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues,” “Holiday” and “Skin and Bone”) and the 1976 remixes of “Muswell Hillbilly” and “20th Century Man.” It then adds a separate DVD with thirteen previously-unreleased performances: two songs from a January 1972 broadcast of The Old Grey Whistle Test and eleven from BBC’s Live at the Rainbow program from July 1972.

After the jump, we’ll explore The Kinks Anthology 1964-1971. Plus we have track listings and pre-order links for all titles!

Producer/historian Andrew Sandoval, who has been responsible for the recent string of Kinks deluxe album reissues (most recently the 2-CD edition of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One and Percy), delivers The Kinks Anthology 1964-1971 on November 3 in the U.K. and two weeks later stateside. This 5-CD box set boasts remastered versions of some of the group’s most celebrated tracks, plus rare demos, interviews, alternate mixes, session outtakes, a reported 25 previously unavailable tracks, an exclusive 7-inch single and copious, newly-written liner notes.

This set, dedicated to the band’s first years, follows other lavish Kinks box sets in recent memory including 2011’s The Kinks in Mono and 2012’s The Kinks at the BBC, as well as the 2008 box set Picture Book, a 138-track/6-CD career-spanning anthology. The first two discs of the new set are in mono, and compiler Sandoval promises many songs will make their stereo debuts, plus fresh remastering from the original tapes. The set has been curated with the assistance of Ray and Dave Davies and Mick Avory. Ray has hinted at a rapprochement with Dave in recent months, so perhaps this box set is one step on that road.

The Kinks Anthology 1964-1971 is due in the U.K. on November 3 and on November 18 in the U.S.; it can be pre-ordered at the links below along with Legacy’s The Essential Kinks and Muswell Hillbillies: Legacy Edition!

Essential Kinks

The Kinks, The Essential Kinks (Legacy, 2014) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

CD 1:

  1. You Really Got Me
  2. Stop Your Sobbing
  3. All Day and All of the Night
  4. Tired of Waiting For You
  5. Nothin’ In This World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl
  6. Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy
  7. A Well Respected Man
  8. Dedicated Follower of Fashion
  9. Who’ll Be The Next In Line
  10. Set Me Free
  11. See My Friends
  12. Sunny Afternoon
  13. Dead End Street
  14. Death of a Clown
  15. Autumn Almanac
  16. David Watts
  17. Waterloo Sunset
  18. Days
  19. The Village Green Preservation Society
  20. Do You Remember Walter?
  21. Picture Book
  22. Victoria
  23. Apeman
  24. Strangers
  25. 20th Century Man
  26. Supersonic Rocket Ship
  27. Celluloid Heroes

CD 2:

  1. Here Comes Yet Another Day
  2. You Don’t Know My Name
  3. Till the End of the Day (Live)
  4. One of the Survivors
  5. Sweet Lady Genevieve
  6. Everybody’s a Star (Starmaker)
  7. Life on the Road
  8. Sleepwalker
  9. Life Goes On
  10. A Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy
  11. Father Christmas
  12. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
  13. Lola (Live)
  14. Where Have All The Good Times Gone (Live)
  15. Better Things
  16. Destroyer
  17. Come Dancing
  18. Don’t Forget to Dance
  19. Do It Again
  20. Living On A Thin Line
  21. Scattered

Muswell

The Kinks, Muswell Hillbillies: Legacy Edition (Legacy, 2014) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. TBD)

CD 1: Original Album (RCA Victor LP SF 8243, 1971) and bonus tracks (Tracks 13-20 previously issued on Sanctuary 373 493-3, 2013)

  1. 20th Century Man
  2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
  3. Holiday
  4. Skin And Bone
  5. Alcohol
  6. Complicated Life
  7. Here Come The People In Grey
  8. Have A Cuppa Tea
  9. Holloway Jail
  10. Oklahoma U.S.A.
  11. Uncle Son
  12. Muswell Hillbilly
  13. Lavender Lane (previously unreleased in North America)
  14. Mountain Woman
  15. Have A Cuppa Tea (alternate version) (previously unreleased in North America)
  16. Uncle Son (alternate version) (previously unreleased in North America)
  17. Kentucky Moon
  18. Nobody’s Fool (demo) (previously unreleased in North America)
  19. 20th Century Man (alternate instrumental take) (previously unreleased in North America)
  20. Queenie (backing track) (previously unreleased in North America)
  21. Muswell Hillbillies US radio spots (previously unissued) (previously unreleased in North America)

DVD:

  1. Have A Cuppa Tea
  2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
  3. Till The End Of The Day
  4. Waterloo Sunset
  5. The Money-Go-Round
  6. Sunny Afternoon
  7. The Virgin Soldier March
  8. She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina
  9. Alcohol
  10. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues

Tracks 1-2 from The Old Grey Whistle Test – BBC TV 4 January 1972
Tracks 3-10 from Live at the Rainbow – BBC TV 21 July 1972

The Kinks, Anthology 1964-1971 (BMG/InGrooves, 2014) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.)

CD 1:

  1. I’m A Hog For You, Baby – The Boll-Weevils (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) First issued on Picture Book, Sanctuary/Universal 5313049 (8 Dec 2008)
  2. I Don’t Need You Anymore (demo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinks – Deluxe Edition, Sanctuary/Universal 275 627- 4 (28 Mar 2011)
  3. Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy (demo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinks – Deluxe Edition, Sanctuary/Universal 275 627-4 (28 Mar 2011)
  4. Long Tall Sally (Richard Penniman, Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15611 (7 Feb 1964)
  5. I Took My Baby Home (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15611 (7 Feb 1964)
  6. You Still Want Me (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15636 (17 Apr 1964)
  7. You Do Something To Me (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15636 (17 Apr 1964)
  8. You Really Got Me (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15673 (4 Aug 1964)
  9. It’s All Right (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15673 (4 Aug 1964)
  10. Beautiful Delilah (alternate mono mix) (Chuck Berry) First issued on The Kinks In Mono, Sanctuary/Universal 277 694-4 (27 Dec 2011)
  11. Just Can’t Go To Sleep (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinks, Pye LP NPL 18096 (2 Oct 1964)
  12. I’m A Lover, Not A Fighter (alternate mono mix) (Miller) First issued on The Kinks In Mono, Sanctuary/Universal 277 694-4 (27 Dec 2011)
  13. Little Queenie (Live At The Playhouse Theatre, 1964) (Chuck Berry) First issued on Kinks – Deluxe Edition, Sanctuary/Universal 275 627-4 (28 Mar 2011)
  14. Too Much Monkey Business (alternate take) (Chuck Berry) First issued on Kinks – Deluxe Edition, Sanctuary/Universal 275 627-4 (28 Mar 2011)
  15. Stop Your Sobbing (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinks, Pye LP NPL 18096 (2 Oct 1964)
  16. All Day And All Of The Night (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15714 (23 Oct 1964)
  17. I Gotta Move (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15714 (23 Oct 1964)
  18. I Gotta Go Now (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinksize Session, Pye EP NEP 24200 (27 Nov 1964)
  19. I’ve Got That Feeling (Live At Piccadilly Studios, 1964) (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinks – Deluxe Edition, Sanctuary/Universal 275 627-4 (28 Mar 2011)
  20. Tired Of Waiting For You (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15759 (15 Jan 1965)
  21. Come On Now (alternate mix) (Ray Davies) First issued on Picture Book, Sanctuary/Universal 5313049 (8 Dec 2008)
  22. Look For Me Baby (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinda Kinks, Pye LP NPL 18112 (5 Mar 1965)
  23. Nothin’ In The World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinda Kinks, Pye LP NPL 18112 (5 Mar 1965)
  24. Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinda Kinks, Pye LP NPL 18112 (5 Mar 1965)
  25. Don’t Ever Change (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinda Kinks, Pye LP NPL 18112 (5 Mar 1965)
  26. You Shouldn’t Be Sad (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinda Kinks, Pye LP NPL 18112 (5 Mar 1965)
  27. Something Better Beginning (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinda Kinks, Pye LP NPL 18112 (5 Mar 1965)
  28. Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15813 (19 Mar 1965)
  29. Who’ll Be The Next In Line (Session Excerpt – Backing Track Take One) (Ray Davies) Previously Unissued
  30. Who’ll Be The Next In Line (alternate mix) (Ray Davies) Previously Unissued
  31. Set Me Free (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15854 (21 May 1965)
  32. I Need You (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15854 (21 May 1965)
  33. Interview: Clay Cole Meets The Kinks Recorded June 17, 1965 Previously unissued

All tracks in mono.

Tracks 5 – 13, 15 – 19 & 21 – 33 Produced by Shel Talmy
Tracks 14 & 20 Produced by Bernie Andrews

CD 2:

  1. See My Friends (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15919 (30 Jul 1965)
  2. Never Met A Girl Like You Before (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15919 (30 Jul 1965)
  3. I Go To Sleep (demo) – Ray Davies (Ray Davies) First issued on Kinda Kinks, Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 483 (30 Mar 1998)
  4. A Little Bit Of Sunlight (demo) – Ray Davies (Ray Davies) First issued on Picture Book, Sanctuary/Universal 5313049 (8 Dec 2008)
  5. Tell Me Now So I’ll Know (alternate demo) – Ray Davies (Ray Davies) Previously unissued
  6. When I See That Girl Of Mine (demo) – Ray Davies (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kink Kontroversy, Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 507 (30 Mar 1998)
  7. There’s A New World Just Opening For Me (demo) – Ray Davies (Ray Davies) First issued on Picture Book, Sanctuary/Universal 5313049 (8 Dec 2008)
  8. This Strange Effect (Live At Aeolian Hall, 1965) (Ray Davies) First issued on BBC Sessions 1964-1977, Sanctuary SANDD010 (12 Mar 2001)
  9. Hide And Seek (Live At Aeolian Hall, 1965) (Paul Winley, Ethel Byrd) First issued on Kinda Kinks – Deluxe Edition, Sanctuary/Universal 275 632-6 (28 Mar 2011)
  10. A Well Respected Man (Ray Davies) First issued on Kwyet Kinks Session, Pye EP NEP 24221 (17 Sep 1965)
  11. Such A Shame (Ray Davies) First issued on Kwyet Kinks Session, Pye EP NEP 24221 (17 Sep 1965)
  12. Don’t You Fret (Ray Davies) First issued on Kwyet Kinks Session, Pye EP NEP 24221 (17 Sep 1965)
  13. Till The End Of The Day (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15981 (19 Nov 1965)
  14. Where Have All The Good Times Gone (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 15981 (19 Nov 1965)
  15. Milk Cow Blues (John Estes) First issued on The Kink Kontroversy, Pye LP NPL 18131 (26 Nov 1965)
  16. I Am Free (Dave Davies) First issued on The Kink Kontroversy, Pye LP NPL 18131 (26 Nov 1965)
  17. The World Keeps Going Round (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kink Kontroversy, Pye LP NPL 18131 (26 Nov 1965)
  18. I’m On An Island (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kink Kontroversy, Pye LP NPL 18131 (26 Nov 1965)
  19. You Can’t Win (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kink Kontroversy, Pye LP NPL 18131 (26 Nov 1965)
  20. Time Will Tell (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kinks’ Greatest Hits – Dead End Street, PRT KINK 1 (14 Oct 1983)
  21. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (Session Excerpt – Takes 1-3) (Ray Davies) Previously unissued
  22. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (single version) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17064 (25 Feb 1966)
  23. Sittin’ On My Sofa (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17064 (25 Feb 1966)
  24. She’s Got Everything (Backing Track Take Two) (Ray Davies) Previously unissued
  25. She’s Got Everything (alternate mono mix) (Ray Davies) Previously unissued
  26. Reporter (version one) (Ray Davies) First issued on Picture Book, Sanctuary/Universal 5313049 (8 Dec 2008)
  27. All Night Stand (demo) – Ray Davies (Ray Davies) First issued on Picture Book, Sanctuary/Universal 5313049 (8 Dec 2008)

All tracks in mono.

Tracks 1, 2, 10- 26 Produced by Shel Talmy
Tracks 8 & 9 Produced by Keith Bateson

CD 3:

  1. Sunny Afternoon (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17125 (3 Jun 1966)
  2. I’m Not Like Everybody Else (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17125 (3 Jun 1966)
  3. Dandy (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on Face To Face, Pye LP NPL 18149 (28 Oct 1966)
  4. Party Line (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on Face To Face, Pye LP NPL 18149 (28 Oct 1966)
  5. Rosy Won’t You Please Come Home (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on Face To Face, Pye LP NPL 18149 (28 Oct 1966)
  6. Too Much On My Mind (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on Face To Face, Pye LP NPL 18149 (28 Oct 1966)
  7. Session Man (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on Face To Face, Pye LP NPL 18149 (28 Oct 1966)
  8. Most Exclusive Residence For Sale (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on Face To Face, Pye LP NPL 18149 (28 Oct 1966)
  9. Fancy (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on Face To Face, Pye LP NPL 18149 (28 Oct 1966)
  10. Dead End Street (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17222 (18 Nov 1966)
  11. Big Black Smoke (alternate stereo mix) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17222 (18 Nov 1966);   This Mix Previously Unissued
  12. Pleasant (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17314 (21 Apr 1967); This Mix Previously Unissued
  13. This Is Where I Belong (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17314 (21 Apr 1967); This Mix Previously Unissued
  14. Village Green (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on French Pye EP PNV 24191 (May 1967); This Mix Previously Unissued
  15. Two Sisters (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on French Pye EP PNV 24191 (May 1967); This Mix Previously Unissued
  16. Waterloo Sunset (Session Excerpt – Backing Track Take Two) (Ray Davies) Previously Unissued
  17. Waterloo Sunset (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Something Else By The Kinks, Pye LP NSPL 18193 (15 Sep 1967)
  18. Act Nice And Gentle (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17321 (5 May 1967); This Mix Previously Unissued
  19. Harry Rag (stereo) (Session Excerpt) (Ray Davies) Previously Unissued
  20. Harry Rag (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Something Else By The Kinks, Pye LP NSPL 18193 (15 Sep 1967)
  21. Death Of A Clown (stereo) – Dave Davies (Ray Davies, Dave Davies) First issued on Something Else By The Kinks, Pye LP NSPL 18193 (15 Sep 1967)
  22. Love Me Till The Sun Shines (stereo) – Dave Davies (Dave Davies) First issued on Something Else By The Kinks, Pye LP NSPL 18193 (15 Sep 1967)
  23. David Watts (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Something Else By The Kinks, Pye LP NSPL 18193 (15 Sep 1967)
  24. Tin Soldier Man (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Something Else By The Kinks, Pye LP NSPL 18193 (15 Sep 1967)
  25. Afternoon Tea (alternate stereo mix)(Ray Davies) Previously Unissued
  26. Funny Face (stereo) – Dave Davies(Dave Davies) First issued on Something Else By The Kinks, Pye LP NSPL 18193 (15 Sep 1967)
  27. Lazy Old Sun (alternate stereo mix)(Ray Davies) Previously Unissued
  28. Susannah’s Still Alive (stereo) – Dave Davies(Dave Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17429 (24 Nov 1967)
  29. Good Luck Charm (stereo) – Dave Davies(John A. Koerner) First issued on Hidden Treasures, Sanctuary/Universal 277 765-3 (26 Sep 2011); This Mix Previously Unissued

Tracks 1 – 9, 11– 20, 23 & 24 Produced by Shel Talmy
Tracks 10, 21, 22, 25 – 29 Produced by Ray Davies

CD 4:

  1. Autumn Almanac (mono)(Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17405 (13 Oct 1967)
  2. Lavender Hill (mono)(Ray Davies) First issued on The Great Lost Kinks Album, Reprise LP MS 2127 (25 Jan 1973)
  3. Rosemary Rose (stereo)(Ray Davies) First issued on The Great Lost Kinks Album, Reprise LP MS 2127 (25 Jan 1973)
  4. Wonderboy (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17468 (5 Apr 1968)
  5. Polly (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17468 (5 Apr 1968)
  6. Lincoln County (stereo single version) – Dave Davies (Dave Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17514 (30 Aug 1968); This Mix Previously Unissued
  7. Did You See His Name? (stereo with alternate ending) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kink Kronikles, Reprise LP 2XS 6454; This Mix Previously Unissued
  8. Days (Session Excerpt) (Ray Davies) Previously Unissued
  9. Days (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17573 (28 Jun 1968)
  10. Misty Water (alternate mix) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Great Lost Kinks Album, Reprise LP MS 2127 (25 Jan 1973); This Mix Previously Unissued
  11. Do You Remember Walter (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, Pye LP NPL 18233 (22 Nov 1968)
  12. Picture Book (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, Pye LP NPL 18233 (22 Nov 1968)
  13. Johnny Thunder (stereo remix) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society – Deluxe Edition, Sanctuary SMETD 102 (28 Jun 2004)
  14. Big Sky (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, Pye LP NPL 18233 (22 Nov 1968)
  15. Animal Farm (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, Pye LP NPL 18233 (22 Nov 1968)
  16. Starstruck (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, Pye LP NPL 18233 (22 Nov 1968)
  17. Pictures In The Sand (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Great Lost Kinks Album, Reprise LP MS 2127 (25 Jan 1973)
  18. People Take Pictures Of Each Other (European stereo mix) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, Pye LP NSPL 18233 – France, Sweden & Norway pressings (Oct 1968)
  19. Interview: Ray Davies talks about Village Green Preservation Society (mono) First issued on The Kinks At The BBC, Sanctuary/Universal 279 721-8 (21 Aug 2012)
  20. The Village Green Preservation Society (Live At The Playhouse Theatre, 1968) (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on BBC Sessions 1964-1977, Sanctuary SANDD010 (12 Mar 2001)
  21. Hold My Hand (stereo) – Dave Davies (Dave Davies) This mix first issued on Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire – Deluxe Edition, Sanctuary/Universal (20 Jun 2011)
  22. Creeping Jean (stereo) – Dave Davies (Dave Davies) This mix first issued on The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society – Deluxe Edition, Sanctuary SMETD 102 (28 Jun 2004)
  23. Berkeley Mews (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Then, Now And Inbetween, Reprise LP PRO 328 (Jul 1969)
  24. Till Death Us Do Part (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Great Lost Kinks Album, Reprise LP MS 2127 (25 Jan 1973)
  25. When I Turn Out The Living Room Light (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Great Lost Kinks Album, Reprise LP MS 2127 (25 Jan 1973)
  26. Where Did My Spring Go (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued on The Great Lost Kinks Album, Reprise LP MS 2127 (25 Jan 1973)
  27. Plastic Man (stereo) (Ray Davies) This mix first issued on Star Parade, SR International LP 79343 (1969)
  28. King Kong (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17724 (28 Mar 1969)
  29. This Man He Weeps Tonight (mono) (Dave Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17812 (12 Sep 1969)
  30. Reprise US Tour Spot (stereo) Previously Unissued

Tracks 1 – 18, 21 – 29 Produced by Ray Davies
Tracks 19 & 20 Produced by Bill Bebb

CD 5:

  1. Victoria (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17865 (5 Dec 1969)
  2. Some Mother’s Son (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire, Pye LP NSPL 18317 (10 Oct 1969)
  3. Drivin’ (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17776 (20 Jun 1969)
  4. Shangri-La (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17812 (12 Sep 1969)
  5. She’s Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire, Pye LP NSPL 18317 (10 Oct 1969)
  6. Young And Innocent Days (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire, Pye LP NSPL 18317 (10 Oct 1969)
  7. Mindless Child Of Motherhood (stereo) – The Kinks Featuring Dave Davies (Dave Davies) This mix first issued on Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire, Essential/Castle Communications ESM CD 511 (25 May 1998)
  8. Lola (mono) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 17961 (12 Jun 1970)
  9. Apeman (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued as Pye Single 7N 45016 (20 Nov 1970)
  10. Strangers (stereo) (Dave Davies) First issued on Part One: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Pye LP NSPL 18359 (27 Nov 1970)
  11. Get Back In The Line (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Part One: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Pye LP NSPL 18359 (27 Nov 1970)
  12. Anytime (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Part One: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround – Deluxe Edition, BMG (2014)
  13. This Time Tomorrow (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Part One: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Pye LP NSPL 18359 (27 Nov 1970)
  14. A Long Way From Home (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Part One: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Pye LP NSPL 18359 (27 Nov 1970)
  15. Powerman (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Part One: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Pye LP NSPL 18359 (27 Nov 1970)
  16. Got To Be Free (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Part One: Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Pye LP NSPL 18359 (27 Nov 1970)
  17. Dreams (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Percy, Pye LP NSPL 18365 (26 Mar 1971)
  18. Moments (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Percy, Pye LP NSPL 18365 (26 Mar 1971)
  19. The Way Love Used To Be (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Percy, Pye LP NSPL 18365 (26 Mar 1971)
  20. God’s Children (stereo) (Ray Davies) First issued on Percy, Pye LP NSPL 18365 (26 Mar 1971)

All tracks produced by Ray Davies.

Written by Joe Marchese

September 22, 2014 at 13:37

3 Responses

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  1. Surley a lot of interesting previous unreleased tracks but I think it would be better to release them separately. Think of how many duplicates or triplicates of Kinks-songs one will have on the CD-shelf if one already own the deluxe editions and the Picture Book-box. But as you say, hopefully this is the warm up before the reunion

    Magnus Hägermyr

    September 22, 2014 at 18:11

    • I dont mind the repetition as long as the package is strong and reasonably priced, without package padding like a yearbook to jack the price up to a ridiculous level, like the release last year of a similar set by an American band that also included brothers. My order is in.

      Bill

      September 22, 2014 at 20:27

  2. Great, a 2nd “deluxe” release of the same album, just a few years apart. And another pricey box set, 90% familiar material, with some rarities seeded throughout to get us to pony up yet again. With catalog policies like these, it’s no wonder plenty of reasonable folks turn to illegal downloading.

    Jordan Welles

    September 22, 2014 at 22:28


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