The Kinks set to release first three albums in a double CD, deluxe format

By March 4, 2011 September 9th, 2013 London

Legendary British guitar group the Kinks are to reissue their first three albums – ‘Kinks’, ”Kinda Kinks’ and ‘The Kink Kontroversey’ in a double CD deluxe format on March 28th, as well as Ray Davies to curate Meltdown Festival in June.

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‘Kinks’ (1964), ‘Kinda Kinks’ (1965) and ‘The Kink Kontroversey’ (1965) will each be backed with an exhilarating selection of rarities, outtakes, demos, session tracks and in depth liner notes detailing the album’s creation.

 

A hefty, 28 track version of their debut album ‘Kinks’, comes alongside a disc packed full of bonus material, including alternative takes of ‘Too Much Monkey Business’ and ‘Got Love If You Want It’ as well as BBC interviews with Ray Davies and BBC session tracks. These include the band’s interpretation of Bo Diddley’s ‘Cadillac’, the Number One hit ‘You Really Got Me’ and Number Two single ‘All Day and All of the Night’.

 

The bonus material included on the ‘Kinda Kinks’ re-issue is just as fascinating, with demo versions of ‘I Go To Sleep’, ‘When I See That Girl Of Mine’ and ‘A Little Bit of Sunlight’ in addition to alternative takes of ‘See My Friends’ and ‘Come On Now’. BBC sessions of ‘Tired of Waiting For You’, ‘This Strange Effect’ and ‘Hide and Seek’ are also included.

 

‘The Kink Kontroversy”s deluxe material will feature the mono single versions of ‘Dedicated Follower of Fashion’ and ‘I’m Not Like Everybody Else’ as well as album outtake ‘Mr. Reporter’ and ‘Time Will Tell’ and BBC session versions of ‘Where Have All The Good Times Gone’ and ‘Never Met A Girl Like You Before’.

 

These reissues follow last year’s ‘See My Friends’, Ray Davies’ collection of new versions of Kinks classics featuring the talents of Bruce Springsteen, Mumford & Sons, Metallica and precede Ray’s curation of the South Bank Centre’s Meltdown event in June.

Four more classic Kinks albums will be reissued later in the year with ‘Muswell Hillbillies’ (1971) and ‘Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)’ (1969) in May and ‘Face to Face’ (1966) and ‘Somethin’ Else’ (1967) in July.

 

Forming over 45 years ago in North London, the Kinks have long been regarded as one of the truly great British bands. Members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, at the core of the band were brothers Ray and Dave Davies. The band released 25 acclaimed studio albums during their prolific career, which finally came to an end in 1996.

 

Tracklistings:

 

Kinks

Disc 1

1.         Beautiful Delilah – Stereo – 0:02:07

2.         So Mystifying – Stereo – 0:02:53

3.         Just Can’t Go To Sleep – Stereo – 0:01:59

4.         Long Tall Shorty – Stereo – 0:02:48

5.         I Took My Baby Home – Stereo – 0:01:50

6.         I’m A Lover Not A Fighter – Stereo – 0:02:03

7.         You Really Got Me – Mono LP With Reverb – 0:02:14

8.         Cadillac – Stereo – 0:02:43

9.         Bald Headed Woman – Stereo – 0:02:41

10.        Revenge – Stereo – 0:01:30

11.        Too Much Monkey Business – Stereo – 0:02:14

12.        I’ve Been Driving On Bald Mountain – Stereo – 0:02:01

13.        Stop Your Sobbing – Stereo – 0:02:07

14.        Got Love If You Want It – Stereo – 0:03:46

15.        I Believed You – Stereo – 0:01:55

16.        I’m A Hog For You Baby – Stereo – 0:01:39

17.        I Don’t Need You Anymore – 0:02:09

18.        Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy – Alt Version – 0:02:21

19.        Long Tall Sally – Mono Single – 0:02:09

20.        You Still Want Me – Mono Single – 0:02:00

21.        You Do Something To Me – Mono Single – 0:02:26

22.        It’s Alright – Mono Single – 0:02:38

23.        All Day And All Of The Night – Mono Single – 0:02:21

24.        I Gotta Move – Mono Single – 0:02:15

25.        Louie Louie – Mono EP – 0:02:58

26.        I’ve Got That Feeling – Mono EP – 0:02:43

27.        I Gotta Go Now – Mono EP – 0:02:54

28.        Things Are Getting Better – Mono EP – 0:01:53

 

Disc 2

1.         Beautiful Delilah – Mono – 0:02:08

2.         So Mystifying – Mono – 0:02:54

3.         Just Can’t Go To Sleep – Mono – 0:01:59

4.         Long Tall Shorty – Mono – 0:02:49

5.         I Took My Baby Home – Mono – 0:01:48

6.         I’m A Lover Not A Fighter – Mono – 0:02:03

7.         You Really Got Me – Mono – 0:02:11

8.         Cadillac – Mono – 0:02:45

9.         Bald Headed Woman – Mono – 0:02:45

10.        Revenge – Mono – 0:01:29

11.       Too Much Monkey Business – Mono – 0:02:16

12.        I’ve Been Driving On Bald Mountain – Mono – 0:02:02

13.        Stop Your Sobbing – Mono – 0:02:03

14.        Got Love If You Want It – Mono – 0:03:47

15.        Don’t Ever Let Go – Mono – 0:02:19

16.        I Don’t Need You Anymore – Mono – 0:02:12

17.        Bald Headed Woman – US Mono Mix – 0:02:41

18.        Too Much Monkey Business – Alt. take – 0:02:10

19.        Got Love If You Want It – Alt. Take – 0:03:35

20.        Meet The Kinks – BBC Interview – 0:00:33

21.        Cadillac – BBC – 0:02:36

22.        Ray Talks About ‘You Really Got Me’ – BBC Interview – 0:00:14

23.        You Really Got Me – BBC – 0:02:13

24.        Little Queenie – BBC – 0:01:46

25.        I’m A Lover Not A Fighter – BBC – 0:02:11

26.        All Day And All Of The Night – BBC – 0:02:22

27.        Ray Talks About the USA – BBC Interview – 0:00:40

 

Kinda Kinks

Disc 1

1.         Look For Me Baby – 0:02:17

2.         Got My Feet On The Ground – 0:02:14

3.         Nothin’ In The World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl – 0:02:44

4.         Naggin’ Woman – 0:02:36

5.         I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight – 0:02:00

6.         Tired Of Waiting For You – 0:02:29

7.         Dancing In The Street – 0:02:20

8.         Don’t Ever Change – 0:02:25

9.         Come On Now – 0:01:49

10.        So Long – 0:02:10

11.        You Shouldn’t Be Sad – 0:02:03

12.        Something Better Beginning – 0:02:26

 

Disc 2

1.         Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy – Mono Single – 02:13

2.         Who’ll Be The Next In Line – Mono Single – 0:02:01

3.         Set Me Free – Mono Single – 0:02:09

4.         I Need You – Mono Single – 0:02:23

5.         See My Friend – Mono Single – 0:02:44

6.         Never Met A Girl Like You Before – Mono Single – 0:02:05

7.         A Well Respected Man – Mono EP – 0:02:43

8.         Such A Shame – Mono EP – 0:02:19

9.         Wait Till The Summer Comes Along – Mono EP – 0:02:07

10.        Don’t You Fret – Mono EP – 0:02:45

11.        I Go To Sleep – Demo Version – 0:02:42

12.        When I See That Girl Of Mine – Demo Version – 0:02:02

13.        Tell Me Now So I’ll Know – Demo Version – 0:01:33

14.        A Little Bit Of Sunlight – Demo Version – 0:01:50

15.        There’s A New World Just Opening For Me – Demo Version – 0:02:31

16.        This I Know – Demo – 0:02:01

17.        See My Friends – Alt. Take – 0:02:29

18.        Come On Now – Alt. Vocal – 0:01:55

19.        You Shouldn’t Be Sad – BBC – 0:02:50

20.        Tired Of Waiting For You – BBC – 0:02:22

21.        Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy – BBC – 0:02:13

22.        This Strange Effect – BBC – 0:02:32

23.        Hide And Seek – BBC – 0:02:20

 

The Kink Kontroversy

Disc 1

1.         Milk Cow Blues – 0:03:39

2.         Ring The Bells – 0:02:17

3.         Gotta Get The First Plane Home – 0:01:49

4.         When I See That Girl Of Mine – 0:02:12

5.         I Am Free – 0:02:32

6.         Till The End Of The Day – 0:02:17

7.         The World Keeps Going Round – 0:02:36

8.         I’m On An Island – 0:02:14

9.         Where Have All The Good Times Gone – 0:02:46

10.        It’s Too Late – 0:02:37

11.        What’s In Store For Me – 0:02:06

12.        You Can’t Win – 0:02:42

 

Disc 2

1.         Dedicated Follower Of Fashion – Mono Single – 0:03:01

2.         Sittin’ On My Sofa – Mono Single – 0:03:03

3.         I’m Not Like Everybody Else – Mono Single – 0:03:26

4.         Mr. Reporter – Outtake – 0:03:55

5.         Dedicated Follower Of Fashion – Alt. Take – 0:02:56

6.         Time Will Tell – Outtake – 0:02:43

7.         And I Will Love You – Unissued EP Track – 0:02:18

8.         I’m Not Like Everybody Else – Alt. Vocal – 0:03:29

9.         All Night Stand – Demo – 0:01:52

10.        Milk Cow Blues – BBC – 0:02:41

11.        Ray Talks About Songwriting – BBC – 0:01:00

12.        Never Met A Girl Like You Before – BBC – 0:01:56

13.        Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight – BBC – 0:01:51

14.        Pete Talks About Records – BBC – 0:01:16

15.        Till The End Of The Day – BBC – 0:02:19

16.        A Well Respected Man – BBC – 0:02:38

17.        Where Have All The Good Times Gone – BBC – 0:02:45

 

For more information please visit the official website.

 

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