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The Kinks: First Three Albums

Legendary British guitar group the Kinks have reissuedtheir first three albums in a double CD deluxe format.

'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), 'Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)' (1969), 'Face to Face' (1966) and 'Somethin' Else' (1967) in June.

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.

KINKS

DISC 1

1. Beautiful Delilah
2. So Mystifying
3. Just Can't Go To Sleep
4. Long Tall Shorty
5. I Took My Baby Home
6. I'm A Lover Not A Fighter
7. You Really Got Me
8. Cadillac
9. Bald Headed Woman
10. Revenge
11. Too Much Monkey Business
12. I've Been Driving On Bald Mountain
13. Stop Your Sobbing
14. Got Love If You Want It
15. I Believed You
16. I'm A Hog For You Baby
17. I Don't Need You Anymore
18. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy - Alt Version
19. Long Tall Sally - Mono Single
20. You Still Want Me - Mono Single
21. You Do Something To Me - Mono Single
22. It's Alright - Mono Single
23. All Day And All Of The Night - Mono Single
24. I Gotta Move - Mono Single
25. Louie Louie - Mono EP
26. I've Got That Feeling - Mono EP
27. I Gotta Go Now - Mono EP
28. Things Are Getting Better - Mono EP

DISC 2

1. Beautiful Delilah
2. So Mystifying
3. Just Can't Go To Sleep
4. Long Tall Shorty
5. I Took My Baby Home
6. I'm A Lover Not A Fighter
7. You Really Got Me
8. Cadillac
9. Bald Headed Woman
10. Revenge
11. Too Much Monkey Business
12. I've Been Driving On Bald Mountain
13. Stop Your Sobbing
14. Got Love If You Want It
15. Don't Ever Let Go
16. I Don't Need You Anymore
17. Bald Headed Woman - US Mono Mix
18. Too Much Monkey Business - Alt. take
19. Got Love If You Want It - Alt. Take
20. Meet The Kinks - BBC Interview
21. Cadillac - BBC
22. Ray Talks About 'You Really Got Me' - BBC Interview
23. You Really Got Me - BBC
24. Little Queenie - BBC
25. I'm A Lover Not A Fighter - BBC
26. All Day And All Of The Night - BBC
27. Ray Talks About the USA - BBC Interview




KINDA KINKS

DISC 1

1. Look For Me Baby
2. Got My Feet On The Ground
3. Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl
4. Naggin' Woman
5. I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
6. Tired Of Waiting For You
7. Dancing In The Street
8. Don't Ever Change
9. Come On Now
10. So Long
11. You Shouldn't Be Sad
12. Something Better Beginning

DISC 2

1. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy - Mono Single
2. Who'll Be The Next In Line - Mono Single
3. Set Me Free - Mono Single
4. I Need You - Mono Single
5. See My Friend - Mono Single
6. Never Met A Girl Like You Before - Mono Single
7. A Well Respected Man - Mono EP
8. Such A Shame - Mono EP
9. Wait Till The Summer Comes Along - Mono EP
10. Don't You Fret - Mono EP
11. I Go To Sleep - Demo Version
12. When I See That Girl Of Mine - Demo Version
13. Tell Me Now So I'll Know - Demo Version
14. A Little Bit Of Sunlight - Demo Version
15. There's A New World Just Opening For Me - Demo Version
16. This I Know - Demo
17. See My Friends - Alt. Take
18. Come On Now - Alt. Vocal
19. You Shouldn't Be Sad – BBC
20. Tired Of Waiting For You - BBC
21. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy – BBC
22. This Strange Effect - BBC
23. Hide And Seek - BBC



 

THE KINK KNOTROVERSY

DISC 1

1. Milk Cow Blues
2. Ring The Bells
3. Gotta Get The First Plane Home
4. When I See That Girl Of Mine
5. I Am Free
6. Till The End Of The Day
7. The World Keeps Going Round
8. I'm On An Island
9. Where Have All The Good Times Gone
10. It's Too Late
11. What's In Store For Me
12. You Can't Win

DISC 2

1. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion - Mono Single
2. Sittin' On My Sofa - Mono Single
3. I'm Not Like Everybody Else - Mono Single
4. Mr. Reporter - Outtake
5. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion - Alt. Take
6. Time Will Tell - Outtake
7. And I Will Love You - Unissued EP Track
8. I'm Not Like Everybody Else - Alt. Vocal
9. All Night Stand - Demo
10. Milk Cow Blues - BBC
11. Ray Talks About Songwriting – BBC
12. Never Met A Girl Like You Before - BBC
13. Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight – BBC
14. Pete Talks About Records - BBC
15. Till The End Of The Day - BBC
16. A Well Respected Man - BBC
17. Where Have All The Good Times Gone - BBC