Tag Archive: The Kinks

The Kinks – The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968) {2018, 50th Anniversary, Super Deluxe Box, Remastered, 5CD}

The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968) {2018, 50th Anniversary, Super Deluxe Box, Remastered, 5CD}

The Kinks – The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
{2018, 50th Anniversary, Super Deluxe Box, Remastered, 5CD}

EAC Rip | 5xCD | FLAC Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 4.00 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: BMG | EU | Cat#: BMGAA09BOX | Genre: Classic Rock

This lavishly packaged, super-deluxe box set contains remastered original LPs (mono & stereo), CDs of the remastered original albums (mono & stereo) plus a wealth of alternative versions and unreleased bonus material, reproduced 7″ singles, deluxe hardback photo book with comprehensive notes and new band interviews, and reproduced original memorabilia. Notes on demo tracks by Ray Davies. Beautifully packaged in rigid card box with debossed cover, gold foil & metallic text, wrapped in special linen cloth finish.Read More

The Kinks – Discography (1964 – 2013)

The Kinks - Discography (1964 - 2013)

The Kinks – Discography (1964 – 2013)
EAC/XLD Rip | 92xCD + 1xDVD | FLAC/APE/WV Tracks & Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 45.2 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
STUDIO ALBUMS | LIVE ALBUMS | COMPILATIONS | BOX SETS
Label: Various | Genre: Classic Rock

Although they weren’t as boldly innovative as the Beatles or as popular as the Rolling Stones or the Who, the Kinks were one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion. Like most bands of their era, the Kinks began as an R&B/blues outfit. Within four years, the band had become the most staunchly English of all their contemporaries, drawing heavily from British music hall and traditional pop, as well as incorporating elements of country, folk, and blues.Read More

The Kinks – Everybody’s In Show-Biz (1972) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Kinks - Everybody's In Show-Biz (1972) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Kinks – Everybody’s In Show-Biz (1972) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 557 MB (CD-Layer) + 3.06 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.46 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2010 | Genre: Classic Rock

Everybody’s in Show-Biz is a double album with one record devoted to stories from the road and another devoted to songs from the road. It could be labeled “the drunkest album ever made,” without a trace of hyperbole, since this is a charmingly loose, rowdy, silly record. It comes through strongest on the live record, of course, as it’s filled with Ray Davies’ notoriously campy vaudevellian routine (dig the impromptu “Banana Boat Song” that leads into “Skin & Bone,” or the rollicking “Baby Face”).Read More

The Kinks – Low Budget (1976) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Kinks - Low Budget (1976) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}

The Kinks – Low Budget (1976) {2003, MFSL Remastered, CD-Layer + Hi-Res SACD Rip}
EAC Rip | FLAC Image + Cue + Log
SACD Rip | ISO / DSD / 1bit / 2.8224MHz | FLAC Tracks / 24bit / 88.2kHz
Hybrid SACD | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 407 MB (CD-Layer) + 2.40 GB (SACD ISO) + 1.16 GB (SACD FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc UHR | USA | Cat#: UDSACD 2008 | Genre: Classic Rock

Low Budget doesn’t have a narrative like Preservation or Soap Opera, but Ray Davies cleverly designed the album as a sly satire of the recession and oil crisis that gripped America in the late ’70s — thereby satisfying his need to be a wry social commentator while giving American audiences a hook to identify with. It was a clever move that worked; not only did Low Budget become their highest-charting American album (not counting the 1966 Greatest Hits compilation), but it was also a fine set of arena rock, one of the better mainstream hard rock albums of its time.Read More

The Kinks – Kinks (You Really Got Me) & Kinda Kinks (1964) {1996, MFSL, Remastered}

The Kinks - Kinks (You Really Got Me) & Kinda Kinks (1964) {1996, MFSL, Remastered}

The Kinks – Kinks (You Really Got Me) & Kinda Kinks (1964) {1996, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | WavPack Image + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 384 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraDisc II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 679 | Genre: Classic Rock, Rock & Roll

Mobile Fidelity reissued the Kinks’ first two albums, You Really Got Me and Kinda Kinks, on one gold CD. Although they have their moments, these records are uneven, and most casual fans will prefer to hear the highlights on hits collections.Read More