The Kinks – Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (1969) {2019, 50th Anniversary, Deluxe Box Set}

The Kinks - Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (1969) {2019, 40th Anniversary, Deluxe Box Set}

The Kinks – Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire (1969) {2019, 50th Anniversary, Deluxe Box Set}
EAC Rip | 4xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 2.77 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: BMG / ABKCO | EU | Cat#: BMGCAT407BOX | Genre: Classic Rock

This set is presented differently to The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society box set; Arthur is it is smaller, seven-inch square, three-inch deep package, which holds four CDs, four seven-inch singles, a book and some other ‘bits’.

The first two CDs offer the album in newly remastered mono and stereo versions (both with seven bonus tracks) while the third disc features music from a ‘lost’ Dave Davies solo album. CD 4 offers a collection of demos, rehearsals, theatrical versions and remixes. In total there are 81 tracks – five previously unreleased and 28 previously unreleased ‘versions’.

The four seven-inch singles feature international sleeve art. They are: Drivin’, Victoria, Shangri-La and Hold My Hand (Dave Davies solo).

Additionally, this set comes with a 68-page softback book with essays and new interviews with Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory. This Arthur box also includes reproduced photos and posters and a special bespoke metal/enamel logo pin badge. ― www.superdeluxeedition.com

CD 1 – Original Stereo Album, 2019 Remaster
01. Victoria – 03:42
02. Yes Sir, No Sir – 03:50
03. Some Mother’s Son – 03:28
04. Drivin’ – 03:24
05. Brainwashed – 02:37
06. Australia – 06:50
07. Shangri-La – 05:23
08. Mr. Churchill Says – 04:46
09. She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina – 03:12
10. Young and Innocent Days – 03:25
11. Nothing to Say – 03:11
12. Arthur – 05:32
Bonus Tracks
13. Plastic Man – 03:04
14. Victoria (Alternate Stereo Remix) – 03:55
15. Yes Sir, No Sir (Alternate Stereo Remix) – 03:55
16. Drivin’ (Alternate Stereo Remix) – 03:42
17. Brainwashed (Alternate Stereo Remix) – 02:39
18. Australia (Alternate Stereo Remix) – 07:19
19. Shangri-La (Alternate Stereo Remix) – 05:31

CD 2 – Original Mono Album, 2019 Remaster
01. Victoria – 03:44
02. Yes Sir, No Sir – 03:50
03. Some Mother’s Son – 03:29
04. Drivin’ – 03:16
05. Brainwashed – 02:39
06. Australia – 06:48
07. Shangri-La – 05:23
08. Mr. Churchill Says – 04:45
09. She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina – 03:11
10. Young and Innocent Days – 03:24
11. Nothing to Say – 03:11
12. Arthur – 05:30
Bonus Tracks
13. Plastic Man – 03:05
14. King Kong – 03:26
15. Victoria (Mono Rough Mix) – 03:39
16. Australia (Mono Acetate Mix) – 07:03
17. Shangri-La (Mono Rough Mix) – 05:22
18. She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina (Mono Rough Mix) – 03:07
19. Australia (Australian Single Mix/Edit) – 02:40

CD 3 – The Great Lost Dave Davies Album
01. This Man He Weeps Tonight – 02:43
02. Mindless Child of Motherhood – 03:14
03. Hold My Hand – 03:17
04. Do You Wish to Be a Man? – 02:45
05. Are You Ready – 04:05
06. Creeping Jean – 03:14
07. I’m Crying – 02:43
08. Lincoln County – 03:27
09. Mr. Shoemaker’s Daughter – 03:12
10. Mr. Reporter – 03:43
11. Groovy Movies – 02:37
12. There Is No Life Without Love – 01:56
Bonus Tracks
13. Lincoln County (Mono Single Mix/Edit) – 03:13
14. There Is No Life Without Love (Mono Single Mix) – 02:04
15. Hold My Hand (Mono Single Mix) – 03:20
16. Creeping Jean (Mono Single Mix/Edit) – 03:16
17. Mindless Child Of Motherhood (Mono Single Mix) – 03:16
18. This Man He Weeps Tonight (Mono Single Mix) – 02:43
19. Mr. Shoemaker’s Daughter (Stereo Remix) – 03:22
20. Mr. Reporter (Stereo Remix) – 04:08
21. Groovy Movies (Stereo Remix) – 03:18
22. Lincoln County (Acoustic Stereo Remix) – 03:47
23. Hold My Hand (Alternate Take) – 02:58

CD 4 – Demos / Rehearsals / BBC Mixes / Theatrical / Doo Wop / Remixes
Part 1
01. Arthur’s Journey (Introduction) (Stereo) – 01:34
02. Australia (2019 Remix) (Stereo) – 06:52
03. Home Demos Medley, 1969: Arthur, Victoria, Some Mother’s Son, Drivin’, Brainwashed, Mr. Churchill Says (TV Premix) (Mono) – 07:49
Part 2
04. Shangri-La (2019 Remix) (Stereo) – 05:54
05. My Big Sister (Theatrical Version) (Stereo) – 01:11
06. Stevenage (Theatrical Version) (Stereo) – 01:37
07. Space (Theatrical Version) (Stereo) – 03:32
08. The Future (Doo-Wop Version) (Stereo) – 02:26
09. Arthur (Doo-Wop Version) (Stereo) – 03:48
Part 3
10. The Virgin Soldiers March (Mono) – 02:33
11. Soldier’s Coming Home (Mono) – 00:54
12. King Kong (BBC Mix) (Mono) – 02:16
13. Victoria (Live) (Stereo) – 02:59
14. Arthur (BBC Mix) (Mono) – 03:23

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