The Kinks - Album by Album (song by song)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by mark winstanley, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line The Under Asst East Coast White Label Promo Man

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    Good call I noticed that too!
     
  2. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line The Under Asst East Coast White Label Promo Man

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    Was it in the summer time?
     
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  3. The late man

    The late man Forum Resident

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    I'm a rather distant and intermittent believer myself, but I thought the parallel was evocative. I don't even need to really believe in the concept for it to act as a reassuringly unifying background, is what I meant.
     
  4. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line The Under Asst East Coast White Label Promo Man

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    Feel free to post some Bill/s!
     
  5. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line The Under Asst East Coast White Label Promo Man

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    So we have a roomfull of mirrors!
     
  6. DISKOJOE

    DISKOJOE Boredom That You Can Afford!

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    I would love to if there was a way to scan something to here.
     
  7. Michael Streett

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    Three-way Mirrors and lots of Love!
     
  8. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line The Under Asst East Coast White Label Promo Man

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    You can take a picture on your phone and upload it to post images, in fact in one moment I will post a photo I just took........
     
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  9. All Down The Line

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    You just rang the Belle!
     
  10. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line The Under Asst East Coast White Label Promo Man

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    It Appears that both demo and band versions of the Kinks Mirror Of Love single appeared on 45 in the UK 3 just months apart in 1974.

    This is taken from a UK Record Collector article from some 3 decades ago.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. croquetlawns

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    That was an odd decision!
     
  12. Wondergirl

    Wondergirl Forum Resident

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    so interesting.
    Sorry if I'm not understanding, but Mirror of Love on the album is a demo?? or is the UK single a demo?
     
  13. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line The Under Asst East Coast White Label Promo Man

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    Yes and I can only guess that as the demo 7" version totally flopped (perhaps Ray felt the DJ's wouldn't or didn't give it much or any air play?) Ray thought enough of the song to give a recoated band version another chance to become a hit with the public.
    Edit: Talking solely UK here folks.
     
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  14. All Down The Line

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    The 1st UK single was the demo and the 2nd UK single was one of the band versions.
    I don't own the album but it appears @mark winstanley is saying the demo is on it but iam unsure as the late 80's/early 90's article said the demo was never on an album?
     
  15. Michael Streett

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    Yes, the version on the album is Ray’s demo and it was released briefly as a single in the UK with “Cricket” as the B-Side. That article is wrong when it says it was not on the album.
    The band recut the the track a few weeks later and according to Doug Hinman that version was to be rush released as a UK single to coincide with a UK tour. No UK copies were actually pressed. There were pressings made in Germany and France with the French versions being exported to the UK. This version/mix appears on the Velvel CD as a bonus track. The band version was recorded after the album was released so it couldn’t have appeared on the album.
    The US single mix released at the same time as the Euro single is also the band version but an entirely different mix as I mentioned earlier. This mix is not on an album or on CD. Both band version singles have “He’s Evil” as the B-Side.
     
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  16. Adam9

    Adam9 Русский военный корабль, иди на хуй.

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    I used to have the "Mirror Of Love/Cricket" UK single, the same version of "Mirror Of Love" as on the album.
     
  17. Wondergirl

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    What a mess! :laugh:
     
  18. Michael Streett

    Michael Streett Senior Member

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    And all to no avail…
     
  19. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line The Under Asst East Coast White Label Promo Man

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    Many thanks for your clarification.
    Q. Does the French 7" catalogue number match the one provided for the "proposed" 2nd UK release?
     
  20. Wondergirl

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    Exactly. As I originally said, Mirror of Love, though it had some nice hooks, was not meant for the mainstream listener. All for naught.
     
  21. DISKOJOE

    DISKOJOE Boredom That You Can Afford!

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    The only phone I own is the one that has a cord connecting it to the wall.
     
  22. Luckless Pedestrian

    Luckless Pedestrian Forum Resident

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    The UK record collector articles you post are always an interesting read.
     
  23. Michael Streett

    Michael Streett Senior Member

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    Let me correct the, er, record here from my other post. I was going by memory and that ain’t what it used to be.
    I just rechecked Hinman’s book and it’s the first Demo version single that was actually the Import UK version pressed in France. The later band version single was a true UK pressing catalog number 5042. The mix descriptions between UK and US are still accurate however.
     
  24. Marry a Carrot

    Marry a Carrot Interesting blues gets a convincing reading.

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    Are you sure it's the same mix? The CD credits say it's a 1998 remix.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Martyj

    Martyj Who dares to wake me from my slumber? -- Mr. Flash

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    Worth mentioning is that a positive review of the single ran in the NME (or was it Melody Maker?) that was written by a young American transplant, recently arrived and looking to pick up a few bucks as a novice rock journalist. That writer? None other than Chrissie Hynde.
     

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