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Arthur – Or The Decline & Fall Of The British Empire (with bonus tracks)

CD (Item 685549) Essential/Castle (UK), 1969 — Condition: Used
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A true masterpiece of late 60s pop – music originally recorded for a TV special in 1969 – and one of the Kinks' greatest albums ever! The semi-concept album traces the woes, worries, and hopes of a British family, as one half is on the verge of emigration to Australia. The work comes out of the sort of songwriting that Ray Davies had been perfecting on albums like Village Green and Something Else – but the overall style is more sophisticated, yet not nearly as self-indulgent as some of the 70s concept clunkers. Instead, the songs are brilliantly tight, and stand on their own well past the concept of the original album. Titles include "Victoria", "Brainwashed", "Australia", "Shangri-La", "Mr Churchill Says", and "Yes Sir No Sir". Plus, the CD includes a huuuuuge amount of bonus cuts – like "Plastic Man", "King Kong", "Mindless Child Of Motherhood", "Mr. Shoemaker's Daughter", and "This Man He Weeps Tonight".  © 1996-2024, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(Out of print 1998 pressing with 10 extra bonus tracks!!!)

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