The Kinks in Mono [album]
fantastic blast from the past: The
Kinks In Mono is yet another brilliant
music gem rooted in the Sixties
that has travelled well over the years
to the 21st Century and follows the
welcome releases of the rock bands
first seven albums earlier in the year...
THE KINKS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE at least, that's the way it
seems. Founded in London in 1964 by brothers Ray (lead vocals and rhythm guitar)
and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals), the band has proved itself over a number
of decades and remains one of the most important and influential bands ever.
Now Sanctuary is releasing a huge, beautifully packaged ten-CD collection on
21 November with The Kinks' first seven LPs (from Kinks to Arthur),
four extra EPs and two volumes of further collectables, all in the original
mono, with sounds straight from recent music history that sound both fresh and
the years there have been changes to the band's line-up. Originally Pete Quaife
(bass guitar, vocals) and Mick Avory (drums, percussion) joined Ray and Dave,
but were replaced by, respectively, John Dalton in the late Sixties and Bob
Henrit in the mid-80s. Sadly, Pete Quaife passed away in 2010 after a lengthy
The Kinks In Mono
is a must-have collection
that showcases an
absolutely fabulous band
In 1964 The Kinks first rose to prominence with the release of the catchy You
Really Got Me, their third single, which became an international hit. The
marvellous Indian-style See My Friend was a 1966 hit and during the same
year Sunny Afternoon knocked the Beatles' Paperback Writer from
the number one spot in the British charts. Death Of A Clown is a fine
track; poignant and nostalgic.
Appealing and sexy, The Kinks have that enduring quality. Their music style
is a mix of Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Country and Music Hall. Many of their
songs reflect real-life situations: the amazing Lola, with an ambiguous
gender; Lazing On A Sunny Afternoon (In The Summertime) is about a rock
star who has fallen foul of the taxman; and Dead End Street about young
people who are living in poverty because they haven't been given a chance in
life. Ring any bells?
There are also feel-good, romantic tracks like Till The End Of The Day
and the catchy You Really Got Me. Some songs hark very much back to previous
decades: the quirky Dedicated Follower Of Fashion and Party Line,
which refers to a now-obsolete telephone system. The unusual Louie, Louie
is fabulous, with Ray Davies singing a delicious drawl; and the quirky, 1920's
jazz-infused Village Green Preservation Society is a gem.
We also liked the folkish, beautifully constructed Nothing In This World
(To Stop Me Worrying About That Girl), which is about a two-timing girl
the singer cannot get off his mind despite her fickleness. Essences of folk,
rock and jazz are liberally scattered throughout the collection
The boys' sexy, gravelly voices are great to listen to and their talent lives
on. In the 1990's The Kinks discovered they could appeal to a new audience and
a number of successful artistes named The Kinks as being inspirational to them.
The Kinks In Mono is a must-have collection that showcases an absolutely
fabulous band that has inspired generations. Truly a great release that will
delight music-lovers everywhere.
Also included with the collection are: a 32-page, pop annual style book, complete
with new liner notes; memorabilia that includes rare photographs; discography
information, and more. The CDs are boxed in attractive digi-packs, collectively
presented in a strong Dansette-style box to give a very special feel.
Rediscover the music of yesterday today. Progressive music that has paved the
way for new generations and that somehow feels fresh. The Kinks had an enormous
following (including me!) during their early years and were rarely out of the
• The stunning retrospective The Kinks In Mono,
a ten-CD box set, makes a welcome release through Sanctuary on 21 November 2011.
7 LPs: Kinks, Kontroversy, Face To Face, Something Else, Village Green Preservation
Society, Arthur | 4 EPs: Kinksize Session, Kinksize Hits, Kwyet Kinks,
Dedicated Kinks | And a further two discs entitled The Kinks Mono
Kollectables containing unissued tracks and various singles from
around the world.
KINKS: 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.
KINDA KINKS: 1 Look For Me Baby | 2 Got My Feet On The Ground | 3 Nothin'
In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' About That Girl | 4 Naggin' Woman | 5 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.
KINKS KONTROVERSY: 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
FACE TO FACE 1 Party Line | 2 Rosie, Won't You Please Come Home | 3 Dandy
| 4 Too Much On My Mind | 5 Session Man | 6 Rainy Day In June | 7 House In The
Country | 8 Holiday In Waikiki | 9 Most Exclusive Residence For Sale | 10 Fancy
| 11 Little Miss Queen Of Darkness | 12 You're Looking Fine | 13 Sunny Afternoon
| 14 I'll Remember
SOMETHING ELSE: 1 David Watts | 2 Death Of A Clown | 3 Two Sisters |
4 No Return | 5 Harry Rag | 6 Tin Soldier Man | 7 Situation Vacant | 8 Love
Me Till The Sun Shines | 9 Lazy Old Sun | 10 Afternoon Tea | 11 Funny Face |
12 End Of The Season | 13 Waterloo Sunset.
THE KINKS ARE VILLAGE GREEN SOCIETY: 1 The Village Green Preservation
Society | 2 Do You Remember Walter | 3 Picture Book | 4 Johnny Thunder | 5 Last
Of The Steam-Powered Trains | 6 Big Sky | 7 Sitting By The Riverside | 8 Animal
Farm | 9 Village Green | 10 Starstruck | 11 Phenomenal Cat | 12 All Of My Friends
Were There |13 Wicked Annabella | 14 Monica | 15 People Take Pictures Of Each
ARTHUR (The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire): 1 Victoria | 2 Yes
Sir, No Sir | 3 Some Mother's Son | 4 Drivin' | 5 Brainwashed | 6 Australia
| 7 Shangri-La | 8 Mr Churchill Says | 9 She's Brought A Hat Like Princess Marina
| 10 Young And Innocent Days | 11 Nothing To Say | 12 Arthur.
KINKSIZE SESSION: 1 Louie Louie | 2 I've Gotta Go Now | 3 Things Are
Getting Better | 4 I've Got That Feeling.
KINKSIZE HITS: 1 You Really Got Me | 2 It's All Right | 3 All Day And
All Of The Night | 4 I've Got That Feeling.
KWYET KINKS: 1 Wait Till The Summer Comes Along | 2 Such A Shame | 3
A Well Respected Man | 4 Don't You Fret.
DEDICATED KINKS: 1 Dedicated Follower Of Fashion | 2 Till The End Of
The Day | 3 See My Friends | 4 Set Me Free.
THE KINKS MONO KOLLECTABLES VOL 1: 1 Long Tall Sally (Single)
| 2 You Still Want Me (Single) | 3 You Do Something To Me (Single) | 4 It's
All Right (Single) | 5 Beautiful Delilah (Alternative Mono Mix, Previously Unissued)
| 6 I'm A Lover, Not A Fighter (Alternative Mono Mix, Previously Unissued) |
7 Bald-Headed Woman (US Mono Mix, US LP)| 8 Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy (Single)
| 9 Who'll Be The Next In Line (Single) | 10 I Need You (Single) | 11 Never
Met A Girl Like You Before (Single) | 12 Sittin' On My Sofa (Single) | 13 I'm
Not Like Everybody Else (Single) | 14 Dead End Street (Single) | 15 Big Black
Smoke (Single) | 16 Act Nice And Gentle (Single) | 17 Autumn Almanac (Single).
THE KINKS MONO KOLLECTABLES VOL 2: 1 Afternoon Tea (Canadian Mono
Mix, Canadian Single) | 2 Susannah's Still Alive (Single) | 3 Wonderboy (Single)
| 4 Polly (Single) | 5 Lincoln County (Single) | 6 There Is No Life Without
Love (Single) | 7 Days (Single) | 8 She's Got Everything (Single) | 9 Hold My
Hand (Single) | 10 Creeping Jean (Single) | 11 Plastic Man (Single) | 12 King
Kong (Single) | 13 Mindless Child Of Motherhood (Single) | 14 This Man He Weeps
Tonight (Single) | 15 Australia (Australian Single Mix, Australian Single) |
16 Lola (Single) | 17 Berkeley Mews (Single) | 18 Apeman (Single) | 19 Rats
(Single) | 20 Apeman (European Single Version, European Single).
"The Kinks In Mono is a must-have collection that showcases an absolutely
fabulous band that has inspired generations" Maggie Woods, MotorBar