The Kinks - The Kink Kontroversy: 2CD Deluxe Edition (2011 remaster) £5.99 delivered @ HMV
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The Kinks - The Kink Kontroversy: 2CD Deluxe Edition (2011 remaster) £5.99 delivered @ HMV

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Found 30th Nov 2011
Been waiting for these 2011 Kinks remasteres to drop to a decent price and gawd bless HMV they've slashed the price on this beauty. Elsewhere:-
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The Kink Kontroversy; the third album by The Kinks, released in 1965. True to form, with all Kink albums from 1965 to 1971, this release is a stunning creation. This 2-CD expanded edition comes with deluxe packaging containing Mono and Stereo mixes as well as unreleased material, alternative versions, BBC sessions and short interviews, all re-mastered from original tapes by well-known Kinks archivist Andrew Sandoval. The booklet was designed by award winning art director Phil Smee, comes packed with rare and unreleased images from the era.

This album is a transitional work, with elements of both the earlier Kinks' styles (heavily blues-influenced songs such as 'Milk Cow Blues,' and variations on the band's hits from 1964-65 such as 'Till the End of the Day') and early indications of the future direction of Ray Davies' songwriting styles ('The World Keeps Going Round' and 'I'm On An Island'). The album's title is a mocking reference to the notorious reputation the band had developed over the previous year, including onstage fights and concert riots in Europe, which led to a ban on the group's concerts in the United States.

The Kink Kontroversy released in November 1965 on Pye in the United Kingdom, was really the last of the hard edged R&B albums that The Kinks produced, ultimately marking the end of Dave Davies' influence over the group, tipping the balance over in favour of Brother Ray. But with this LP the razor sharp guitar style of Dave is still in place, nowhere more so than on the opening track, a thumping version of Sleepy John Estes' 'Milk Cow Blues'. Marvellously gritty and brutal, this is a fine opener with the brothers Davies sharing vocal duties.

One of the singles recorded during 1965, 'Till The End of The Day' has one of those Dave Davies thunder chords, which littered all the hits for The Kinks during their early years, a marvellous song which delivers what you would expect it to effortlessly. The B-Side can also be found on this LP, 'Where Have All The Good Times Gone' is just fabulous.

Like with all the great Kink albums, this reissue includes other memorable moments from the year of its initial release, and 1965 was a good year for The Kinks, especially with the creation of cracking songs like 'Sittin' On My Sofa' and of course the tremendous 'Dedicated Follower of Fashion'.

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Disc 1

Milk Cow Blues
Ring The Bells
Gotta Get the First Plane Home
When I See That Girl of Mine
I Am Free
Till The End Of The Day
The World Keeps Going Round
I'm On An Island
Where Have All The Good Times Gone
It's Too Late
What's In Store For Me
You Can't Win

Disc 2

Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Sittin' On My Sofa
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Mr. Reporter
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
Time Will Tell
And I Will Love You
I'm Not Like Everybody Else
All Night Stand
Milk Cow Blues
Ray Talks About Songwriting
Never Met A Girl Like You Before
Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
Pete Talks About Records
Till The End Of The Day
A Well Respected Man
Where Have All The Good Times Gone

Good find.. voted hot

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Cheers BF; you're welcome

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Great find love The Kinks

Voted Hot

I can't afford all of the posts you have made today Andy-STOP!!
I shall soon run out of money and will send the baliffs to your house......
Seriously though-you have found some terrific stuff today.
S'pose I'll have to max the credit card now...........................

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sharon.turnbull2

I can't afford all of the posts you have made today Andy-STOP!!I shall … I can't afford all of the posts you have made today Andy-STOP!!I shall soon run out of money and will send the baliffs to your house......Seriously though-you have found some terrific stuff today.S'pose I'll have to max the credit card now...........................



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