One of the greatest albums from The Kinks
– the kind of material that pulled them strongly past their bluesy, garagey roots – into a role that has them giving some of the clearest, keenest visions of 20th Century British society – with all of its joys and worries! The tunes here are wonderful – well-penned little odes to the common man and fading scenes and styles of the UK – presented together as a sublime portrait of a late 60s England that hardly any other group would try to touch – all with wit and wisdom from the great Ray Davies, and loads of tuneful work from the rest of the band. Titles include "Do You Remember Walter?", "Picture Book", "Sitting By The Riverside", "Village Green", "All Of My Friends Were There", and "The Village Green Preservation Society". This insane box set is amazing! The box includes 3LPs – one full stereo mix, one mono mix, and the 12 track version that was first issued in Sweden and other worldwide territories. There's also 5CDs – with both stereo and mono remasters of the original album, plus singles, b-sides, unreleased tracks, demos, live material, and more. Some of the bonus tracks include "Lavender Hill (mono)", "Rosemary Rose (mono)", "Pictures In The Sand (mono)", "Time Song (monitor mix stereo)", "Polly (stereo mix)", "Misty Water (stereo)", "Berkeley Mews (stereo)", "Days (mono single)", "She's Got Everything (stereo)", "Mr Songbird (stereo)", "Wonderboy (stereo)", "Village Green Preservation Society (preservation version stereo)", "Village Green Overture (preservation mix stereo)", and "Picture Book/
People Take Pictures Of Each Other (preservation version stereo)" – but there's a huge amount more! There's also replicas of three different 7" singles – all with original pic sleeves – plus memorabilia reproduced as well. The whole thing also comes with a huge hardback book – filled with notes, photos, essays, and interviews!
(50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Box Set – with 3LPs, 5CDs, 3 7 inche singles and hardcover book!)