Archive for February, 2011
The Kinks reissue there classic albums in brand new deluxe format. Seven iconic albums set for bonus packed re-releases this spring and summer. Featuring rarities, outtakes, demos, session tracks and in depth liner notes, the series of re-issues begins with the band’s first three albums; ‘Kinks’ (1964), ‘Kinda Kinks’ (1965) and ‘The Kink Kontroversey’ (1965) on March 28th. ‘Muswell Hillbillies’ (1971) and ‘Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)’ (1969) will follow in May with ‘Face to Face’ (1966) and ‘Somethin’ Else’ (1967) in July. Following the 2010 release of ‘See My Friends’, Ray Davies’ collection of new versions of Kinks classics featuring the talents of Bruce Springsteen, Mumford & Sons, Metallica and more, these are the iconic albums from which many of those re-worked songs were lifted. Summer 2011 is set to be a Kinks-centric season indeed, with Ray Davies following in the footsteps of David Bowie, Patti Smith and Morrissey by curating the South Bank Centre’s Meltdown event in June, further details of which are to be announced shortly.