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Timeless Classics From THE KINKS: 7 Must Have Albums Mastered for iTunes/HD To Be Released on BMG

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On March 30th, The Kinks will release specially mastered digital editions of 7 seminal albums from their 1964 debut ‘Kinks’ to the career defining 1970 opus that is ‘Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part 1’.

The albums have been newly Mastered for iTunes, and will be available in HD on all digital stores and streaming services, via BMG.

This essential series of releases by one of the world’s best ever bands is defined by the extraordinary catalogue of Ray Davies’ songs, driven by brother Dave Davies’ power pop guitar.

Ray Davies is delighted with the results and believes these mastered albums “bring out the original sound brilliantly”.

These releases include The Kinks’ first 5 albums:

Kinks (1964) featuring ‘You Really Got Me’ and ‘Stop Your Sobbing’

Kinda Kinks (1965) includes ‘Tired of Waiting for You’

The Kink Kontroversy (1965) is home to ‘Till the End of The Day’ and ‘Where Have All The Good Times Gone’

Face to Face (1966) has ‘Dandy’ and ‘Sunny Afternoon’

Something Else (1967) one of the Kinks finest albums includes: “David Watts’, ‘Death of A Clown’, ‘Waterloo Sunset’

The albums include some of the best songs ever written, and by the time the Kinks released ‘Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part 1’ in 1970, Ray Davies had established himself as one of the greatest songwriters of his and any generation. Highlights of this essential album include ‘Get Back In Line’, ‘This Time Tomorrow’ and ‘Lola’.

The following year Ray scored the 1971 film ‘Percy’, starring Hywel Bennett, Elke Sommer and Britt Ekland, which is the final album to be mastered in this new 7 strong series.

These classic albums have been newly mastered for iTunes (MFiT) and HD from the original tapes by internationally acclaimed mastering engineers Andrew Sandoval and Tim Young at Metropolis Studios, London. The recordings have been mastered for an optimal listening experience on digital formats, both download and streaming. 

The Kinks – Kinks (UK No.3,1964)

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 You’re Sobbing

14. Got Love If You Want It


The Kinks – Kinda Kinks (UK No.3, 1965)

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.    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 Bad

12. Something Better Beginning


The Kinks -The Kink Kontroversy (UK No.9, 1965)

1.    Milk Cow Blues

2.    2. Ring The Bells

3.    Gotta Get The First Place 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


The Kinks – Face To Face (UK No.12, 1966)

1. Party Line

2. Rosy 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


The Kinks – Something Else (UK No.3, 1967)

1. David Watts

2. Death Of A Clown

3. Two Sisters

4. No Return

5. Harry Rag

6. Tin Solider 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 Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part 1 (1970)

1. The Contenders

2. Strangers

3. Denmark Street

4. Get Back In Line

5. Lola

6. Top Of The Pops

7. The Money Goround

8. This Time Tomorrow

9. A Long Way From Home

10. Rats

11. Apeman

12. Powerman

13. Got To Be Free


The Kinks – Percy (1971)

1.    God’s Children

2.    Lola (Instrumental)

3.    The Way Love Used To Be

4.    Completely (Instrumental)

5.    Running Round Town (Instrumental)

6.    Moments

7.    Animals In The Zoo

8.    Just Friends

9.    Whip Lady (Instrumental)

10. Dreams

11. Helga (Instrumental)

12. Willesden Green

13. God’s Children – End (Instrumental)


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