Legacy Records Releases The Essential Kinks!

The Legacy Recordings is celebrating 50 years of The Kinks with a historic release of a career-spanning retrospective anthology featuring classic hits like “You Really Got Me”, “Set Me Free”, and “Tired of Waiting for You”. Released this October, I had the greatest time listening to the collection. To be perfectly honest, my experience with The Kinks was largely limited to their more well known hits – specifically with “You Really Got Me”. You’d have to be living under a rock not to have heard of that song! So it was really great getting acquainted with the rest of The Kinks’ collection.

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This collection received a full endorsement from the band, including Ray Davies who was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The collection also features liner notes by David Bowie who says “I’ve never heard a Kinks song I didn’t like…”

“Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, the Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time. They are in the gut of every British song-writer who followed them and are indisputably a cornerstone of everything pop and rock. I love ‘em. The world loves ‘em.”

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Not one to disagree with David Bowie, I definitely recommend that you pick up a copy on Amazon. Despite hitting ears and airwaves long before I was born, I found The Essential Kinks an entirely enjoyable collection – a perfect gift for Kinks fans or music lovers in general! It’s definitely an essential addition to any music collection.

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Also, be sure to keep your eye out, on November 10th Legacy will be releasing an expanded CD/DVD deluxe edition of Muswell Hillbillies- which will include the entire original album along with nine bonus tracks, and a DVD of rare 1972 television appearances which until now have never been released in North America. You can pre-order it now here on Amazon!

Track List –

Disc One:

1. You Really Got Me

2. Stop Your Sobbing

3. All Day and All of the Night

4. Tired of Waiting For You

5. Nothin’ In This World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl

6. Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy

7. A Well Respected Man

8. Dedicated Follower of Fashion

9. Who’ll Be The Next In Line

10. Set Me Free

11. See My Friends

12. Sunny Afternoon

13. Dead End Street

14. Death of a Clown

15. Autumn Almanac

16. David Watts

17. Waterloo Sunset

18. Days

19. The Village Green Preservation Society

20. Do You Remember Walter?

21. Picture Book

22. Victoria

23. Apeman

24. Strangers

25. 20th Century Man

26. Supersonic Rocket Ship

27. Celluloid Heroes

Disc Two:

1. Here Comes Yet Another Day

2. You Don’t Know My Name

3. Till the End of the Day (Live)

4. One of the Survivors

5. Sweet Lady Genevieve

6. Everybody’s a Star (Starmaker)

7. Life on the Road

8. Sleepwalker

9. Life Goes On

10. A Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy

11. Father Christmas

12. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman

13. Lola (Live)

14. Where Have All The Good Times Gone (Live)

15. Better Things

16. Destroyer

17. Come Dancing

18. Don’t Forget to Dance

19. Do It Again

20. Living On A Thin Line

21. Scattered

Disc One:

1. You Really Got Me

2. Stop Your Sobbing

3. All Day and All of the Night

4. Tired of Waiting For You

5. Nothin’ In This World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl

6. Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy

7. A Well Respected Man

8. Dedicated Follower of Fashion

9. Who’ll Be The Next In Line

10. Set Me Free

11. See My Friends

12. Sunny Afternoon

13. Dead End Street

14. Death of a Clown

15. Autumn Almanac

16. David Watts

17. Waterloo Sunset

18. Days

19. The Village Green Preservation Society

20. Do You Remember Walter?

21. Picture Book

22. Victoria

23. Apeman

24. Strangers

25. 20th Century Man

26. Supersonic Rocket Ship

27. Celluloid Heroes

 

Disc Two:

1. Here Comes Yet Another Day

2. You Don’t Know My Name

3. Till the End of the Day (Live)

4. One of the Survivors

5. Sweet Lady Genevieve

6. Everybody’s a Star (Starmaker)

7. Life on the Road

8. Sleepwalker

9. Life Goes On

10. A Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy

11. Father Christmas

12. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman

13. Lola (Live)

14. Where Have All The Good Times Gone (Live)

15. Better Things

16. Destroyer

17. Come Dancing

18. Don’t Forget to Dance

19. Do It Again

20. Living On A Thin Line

21. Scattered

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