The Kinks - Album by Album (song by song)

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  1. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product Thread Starter

    No worries
     
  2. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

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    The Reprise is also missing 3 tracks from the UK Pye.
    The first four albums mastered from the analogue tapes by Kevin Gray, who mastered the mono box, are identical to the first four in the box. They are still available AFAIK. Some of those records were also released in versions from digital files, so you have to be careful if you want the mastered from analogue pressings. Discogs may be able to help.
     
  3. Wildest cat from montana

    Wildest cat from montana Humble Reader

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    You're probably right.
    The bit about stealing the cassette from the " nice " man who fixed the car confused me somewhat.
     
  4. Steve E.

    Steve E. Doc Wurly and Chief Lathe Troll

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    Oh Wow! "Holiday in Waikiki" from "Face to Face" is based on this! The drums, from the beginning. Then as the song ends, it suddenly goes into an instrumental jam of.... this!!

     
  5. aidwho

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    No, I used to use the library properly. It was a good time for me discovering music I’d not normally not have access to.
     
  6. James H.

    James H. Forum Resident

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    [/QUOTE]
    The first four albums mastered from the analogue tapes by Kevin Gray, who mastered the mono box, are identical to the first four in the box. They are still available AFAIK. Some of those records were also released in versions from digital files, so you have to be careful if you want the mastered from analogue pressings. Discogs may be able to help.[/QUOTE]

    I knew they were both cut by KG. But I was not sure if it was remixed.
    Now I don't have to listen to both.
     
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  7. the real pope ondine

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    call off your dogs, boys! :cop:
    he's clean
    :tiphat:
     
  8. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product Thread Starter

    LOL
     
  9. Pawnmower

    Pawnmower Senior Member

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    The Kinks 2nd album is a top 10 Kinks record for me. Love that one!
     
  10. Adam9

    Adam9 Senior Member

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    None of the Kinks' 60s albums were remixed.
     
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  11. zipp

    zipp Forum Resident

    KINKS by THE KINKS

    Time for an overview ...

    There are some gems here but it's certainly an uneven ride.

    Maybe they were trying too hard.

    The Stones didn't "do a Beatles" and bring out a 14 track first album. They accepted that twelve tracks were enough. I think for this first album the Kinks should have made the same decision and jettisoned a couple of covers (I'll let you choose which ones) and concentrate thus more on original compositions.

    Among these originals, and with the help of hindsight, the most overlooked track at the time was definitely Stop Your Sobbing. And regarding this track, one important thing should be noted. Ray Davies met and married a northern girl during this period and her family were of Lithuanian descent. Two cultural barriers were nevertheless swept aside by the young lovers. And whatsmore Rasa Didzpetris, the girl in question and now Ray's first wife, adds the plaintive background vocal touches to this very song. She was to become a mainstay over the next few years. Years that many regard as Ray's most productive period.

    And it all started here on this very album.
     
  12. Wondergirl

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    I know on the original albums Rasa was never credited with vocals. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
    If true, that's pretty crummy. She added a lot to some of the greatest songs ever.
     
  13. James H.

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    GOOD!
     
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  14. James H.

    James H. Forum Resident

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    To me, she was the 5th Kink.
     
  15. aidwho

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    Thanks, I don’t like it when dogs are trying to get in my back yard!
    But between karma and charitable donations I’d like to think I’ve done my time
    I don’t want no bald-headed woman!
     
  16. pablo fanques

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    Yes!!! I noticed that myself today when listening for the first time in many a year. Love finding little nuggets like this
     
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  17. pablo fanques

    pablo fanques Somebody's Bad Handwroter

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    Rasa’s vocal on ‘Death of a Clown’ is absolutely essential. Glad Ray & Dave had the good sense to use her as often as he did. Those vocals are very much missed in the 70’s and beyond
     
  18. aidwho

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    She certainly did.
    I wonder if she ever got payed.
    A friend of mine read a book about Ray and told me of his exceptionally, shall we say, frugal attitude towards money.
     
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  19. All Down The Line

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    Phew i am in the clear then as i borrowed some rock books from a school library in 1986 and haven't returned them yet as scared of the late fee!
     
  20. All Down The Line

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    Is the Yardbirds Hot House Of Omagararshid?
     
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  21. All Down The Line

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    Absolutely.
     
  22. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Senior Member

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    Ok the lady with the shaving kit just turned around!
     
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  23. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product Thread Starter

    I Believed You

    I'm not sure if the guys were the Ravens or The Boll-Weevils when they recorded this track, but this was recorded on October 19 1963 at Regent Studios, before the Kinks name had been taken on.
    We very much have that early English beat sound here.

    I believed you
    I believed you
    Now it's up to me
    I believed you
    I believed you
    Now it's up to me

    I believed what you said
    The lovin' days were through
    But you were fooling around
    I found somebody who,

    Will never never take your place
    Will never give me your embrace
    But now that you've shown your face
    You've broken her heart too.

    I believed you
    I believed you
    Now it's up to me
    I believed you
    I believed you
    Now it's up to me

    Now what am I to do?
    Now that you want me so
    I just can't leave her blue
    Or else I'll be alone

    Well I just can't leave her now
    It wouldn't be fair somehow
    She loved me when my luck was down
    Now you've broken her heart too

    I believed you
    I believed you
    Now it's up to me
    I believed you
    I believed you
    Now it's up to me

    Now what am I to do?
    Now that you want me so
    I just can't leave her blue
    Or else I'll be alone

    Well I just can't leave her now
    It wouldn't be fair somehow
    She loved me when my luck was down
    Now you've broken her heart too

    I believed you
    I believed you
    Now it's up to me
    I believed you
    I believed you
    Now it's up to me

    This is actually a Dave Davies track, and I assume Dave is singing, but I know you'll correct me if I'm wrong there.
    We have a fairly uptempo track that has nice interplay between the guitars, and some good harmony vocals.

    To me this is quite a promising opener for the band and it is really interesting that it is a Dave song to me. I guess Ray was just more prolific once he fired off with his writing ..

    I'll be really interested in input from the more knowledgeable Kinks fans about this stuff.

     
  24. croquetlawns

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    Wow, that is very Beatley!
     
  25. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product Thread Starter

    I Don't Need You Anymore

    This is one of Ray's early tracks, recorded in January 1964 at Regent.
    Again we get this uptempo thumping track, and really good unison vocal that carries a really good melody.

    Well I don't need you honey,
    'Cause things just ain't the same.
    Since you've been going out with other fellas,
    Things have really changed.

    Well I needed you once,
    But now I'm standing alone.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.

    If I ever lost you,
    Then I will surely have died,
    That's what I thought.
    Things have changed a little, honey,
    Now I'm a wiser guy.

    Well I needed you once,
    But now I'm standing alone.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.

    Well I never thought that I'd love you again,
    But my luck has changed, now I'm free.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.

    If I ever lost you,
    Then I will surely have died,
    That's what I thought.
    Things have changed a little, honey,
    Now I'm a wiser guy.

    Well I needed you once,
    But now I'm standing alone.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.

    I never thought that I'd love you again,
    But my luck has changed, now I'm free.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.
    I don't need you any more.

    Interestingly I personally would drop the two Bald songs and substitute these two tracks in, and the album is already a lot better....
    This is a solid track to me...
    I don't have that much to say about this track really, but I reckon its a really good track.... and I am a bit bewildered as to why this isn't on the album ...

     

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