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The Kinks New Year’s Eve celebration from the Palladium in New York is one of their most popular, and most often bootlegged, radio show.  The original live broadcast was produced by the Blair Starfleet Radio Network and was heard on fifty-seven stations in the U.S. and Canada and in New York on WPLJ.

In 1981 Starfleet edited the show and distributed the tape to various radio stations in London, the Netherlands and Germany.  The edited show became the source for the many and various bootleg releases including the 2LP vinyl release New Year’s Eve 1980-81 and the CD releases New Year’s Eve : New York City, December 31, 1981 (CD-W-12) and Another One For The Road.

Another One For The Road is a low budget no label release.  It has great sound quality but is sourced from vinyl.  The mastering job is very good but there is some surface noise and the occasional pop and click.  About an hour is missing from the show, including ”I’m Not Like Everybody Else” and “Come On” after “Nothing More To Lose,” and the final four songs “Stop Your Sobbin’,” “David Watts,” “Pressure” and “Superman” which followed “All Day And All Of The Night.”

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