KINKS

“Sitting in the Midday Sun”


“Pictures in the Sand”
Finally released on CD in 2014



Discography:

PYE 1 - 1964-65


1. The Kinks - Pye 1964

Tracks:
1. Beautiful Delilah / 2. So Mystifying / 3. Just Can't Go To Sleep / 4. Long Tall Shorty / 5. I Took My Baby Home / 6. I'm A Lover Not A Fighter / 7. You Really Got Me / 8. Cadillac / 9. Bald Headed Woman / 10. Revenge / 11. Too Much Monkey Business / 12. I've Been Driving On Bald Mountain / 13. Stop Your Sobbing / 14. Got Love If You Want It / 15. Long Tall Sally / 16. You Still Want Me / 17. You Do Something To Me / 18. It's Alright / 19. All Day And All Of The Night / 20. I Gotta Move/ 21. Louie, Louie / 22. I Gotta Go Now / 23. Things Are Getting Better / 24. I've Got That Feeling / 25. Too Much Monkey Business (* ) / 26. I Don't Need You Anymore (*)
Rating : 6


2. Kinda Kinks - Pye 1965

Tracks:
1. Look For Me Baby / 2. Got My Feet On The Ground / 3. Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout / 4. Naggin' Woman / 5. Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight / 6. Tired Of Waiting For You / 7. Dancing In The Streets / 8. Don't Ever Change / 9. Come On Now / 10. So Long / 11. You Shouldn't Be Sad / 12. Something Better Beginning / 13. Everbody's Gonna Be Happy / 14. Who'll Be The Next In Line / 15. Set Me Free / 16. I Need You / 17. See My Friends / 18. Never Meet A Girl Like You Before / 19. Wait Until The Summer Comes Along / 20. Such A Shame / 21. A Well Respected Man / 22. Don't You Fret / 23. I Go To Sleep
Rating : 7


3. Kinks Size - Reprise (US)1965

Tracks:
1. Who'll Be the Next in Line / 2. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy / 3. Louie, Louie / 4. I've Got That Feeling / 5. I Gotta G/ 10. Never Met a Girl Like You Before / 11. Well Respected Man / 12. Such a Shame / 13. Wait Till the Summer Comes Along / 14. Don't You Fret / 15. Dedicated Follower of Fashion / 16. Sittin' on My Sofa / 17. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Rating : 6


4. Kinkdom - Reprise (US) 1965

Tracks:
1. Well Respected Man / 2. Such a Shame / 3. Wait Till the Summer Comes Along / 4. Naggin Woman / 5. Who´ll Be the Next in Line / 6. Don't You Fret / 7. I Need Youy / 8. It´s Alright / 9. It´s Alright / 10. Louie Louie
Rating : 6


5. Kinks Kontroversy - Pye 1965

Tracks:
1. Milk Cow Blue / 2. Ring the Bells / 3. Gotta Get the First Plane Home / 4. When I See That Girl of Mine / 5. I Am Free / 6. Till the End of the Day / 7. The World Keeps Going Round / 8. I'm On An Island / 9. Where Have All The Good Times Gone 10. It's Too Late / 11. What's In Store For Me / 12. You Can't Win / 13. Dedicated Follower of Fashion / 14. Sittin' On My Sofa / 15. When I See That Girl of Mine / 16. Dedicated Follower of Fashion
Rating : 8


My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Tired Of Waiting For You ( Ray Davies ) Kinda Kinks
2. Set Me Free ( Ray Davies ) Kinda Kinks - bonus
3. I´m On An Island ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Kontroversy
4. Ring The Bells ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Kontroversy
5. A Well Respected Man ( Ray Davies ) Kinkdom
6. See My Friends ( Ray Davies ) Kinkdom
7. Till The End Of The Day ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Kontroversy
8. I Took My Baby Home ( Ray Davies ) Kinks
9. Stop Your Sobbing ( Ray Davies ) Kinks
10. Wait Till The Summer Comes Along ( Dave Davies ) Kinkdom
11. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Kontroversy - bonus
12. I´m Not Like Everybody Else ( Ray Davies ) Face To Face - bonus
13. Time Will Tell ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Kontroversy - bonus
14. I Am Free ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Kontroversy
15. Where Have All The Good Times Gone ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Kontroversy
16. Somrthing Better Beginning ( Ray Davies ) Kinda Kinks
17. I´ve Got That Feeling ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Size
18. All Day And All Of The Night ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Size
19. You Really Got Me ( Ray Davies ) Kinks
20. You Still Want Me ( Ray Davies ) Kinks - bonus
21. You Do Something To Me ( Ray Davies ) Kinks - bonus
22. Just Can´t Go To Sleep ( Ray Davies ) Kinks
23. Gotta Move ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Size
24. I Wonder Where My Baby is Tonight ( Ray Davies ) Kinda Kinks
25. Don´t Ever Change ( Ray Davies ) Kinda Kinks
26. So Long ( Ray Davies ) Kinda Kinks
27. I Need You ( Ray Davies ) Kinkdom
28. Such a Shame ( Ray Davies ) Kinkdom
29. The World Keeps Going Round ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Kontroversy
30. It´s Too Late ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Kontroversy

The Pye Years 1966-71


1. Face To Face - Pye 1966

Tracks:
1. Party Line / 2. Rosie Won't You Please Come Home / 3. Dandy / 4. Too Much On My Mind / 5. Session Man / 6. Rainy Day In June / 7. House In The Country / 8. Holiday In Waikiki / 9. Most Exclusive Residence For Sale / 10. Fancy / 11. Little Miss Queen Of Darkness / 12. You're Lookin' Fine / 13. Sunny Afternoon /14. I'm Not Like Everybody Else (*) / 15. Dead End Street (*) / 16. Big Black Smoke (*) / 17. Mister Pleasant (*) / 18. This Is Where I Belong (*) / 19. Mr Reporter (*) / 20. Little Woman (*)
Rating : 9


2. Live At Kelvin Hall - Pye 1967

Tracks:
1. Till the End of the Day / 2. Well Respected Man / 3. You're Lookin' Fine / 4. Sunny Afternoon / 5. Dandy / 6. I'm on an Island / 7. Come on Now / 8. You Really Got Me / 9. Medley: Milk Cow Blues/Batman Theme/Tired of Waiting/Milk Cow Blues
Rating : 6


3. Something Else - Pye 1967

Tracks:
1. David Watts / 2. Death Of A Clown / 3. Two Sisters / 4. No Return / 5. Harry Rag / 6. Tin Soldier Man / 7. Situation Vacant / 8. Love Me Till The Sun Shines / 9. Lazy Old Sun / 10. Afternoon Tea / 11. Funny Face / 12. End Of The Season / 13. Waterloo Sunset / 14. Act Nice And Gentle (*) / 15. Autumn Almanac (*) / 16. Susannah's Still Alive (*) / 17. Wonderboy (*) / 18. Polly (*) / 19. Lincoln County (*) / 20. There's No Life Without Love (*) / 21. Lazy Old Sun(*)
Rating : 9


4. A Hole in The Sock ( unreleased Dave D.) - Pye - 1968

Tracks:
1. The Shoemaker's Daughter / 2. Creeping Jean / 3. Groovy Movies / 4. Do You Wish to be a Man / 5. Are You Ready Girl / 6. Crying / 7. Hold My Hand / 8. Mr Reporter / 9. This Man He Weeps Tonight / 10. Susannah's Still Alive / 11. Lincoln County / 12. There's No Life Without Your Love / 13. Mindless Child of Motherhood (*)
Rating : 7


5. The Village Green Preservation Society - Pye 1968

Tracks:
1. Village Green Preservation Society / 2. Do You Remember Walter / 3. Picture Book /4. Johnny Thunder / 5. Last Of The Steam Powered Trains / 6. Big Sky / 7. Sitting By The Riverside / 8. Animal Farm / 9. Village Green / 10. Starstruck / 11. Phenominal Cat / 12. All Of My Friends Were There / 13. Wicked Annabella / 14. Monica / 15. People Take Pictures Of Each Other // 16. Village Green Preservation Society / 17. She's Got Everything / 18. Mr. Songbird / 19. Polly / 20. Berkley Mews / 21. Did You See His Name / 22. Days / 23. Mr Songbird / 24. Misty Water / 25. Easy Come, There You Went / 26. There Is No Life Without Love / 27. Mick Avory's Underpants / 28. Lavender Hill / 29. Rosemary's Rose / 30. Spotty Grotty Anna / 31. Til Death Us Do Part / 32. Where Did My Spring Go + lots a alternate / stero / mono versions of these songs. ( the extended version - of course!!)
Rating : 10


6. Arthur - Pye 1969

Tracks:
1. Victoria / 2. Yes Sir, No Sir / 3. Some Mother's Son / 4. Drivin' / 5. Brainwashed / 6. Australia / 7. Shangri-La / 8. Mr. Churchill Says / 9. She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina / 10. Young And Innocent Days / 11. Nothing To Say / 12. Arthur / 13. Plastic Man (Mono) (*) / 14. King Kong (Mono) (*) / 15. Drivin' (Mono) (*) / 16. Mindless Child Of Motherhood (Mono) (*) / 17. This Man He Weeps Tonight (Mono) (*) / 18. Plastic Man (Stereo) (*) / 19. Mindless Child Of Motherhood (Stereo) (*) / 20. This Man He Weeps Tonight (Stereo) (*) / 21. She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina (Mono) (*) / 22. Mr. Shoemakers Daughter (*)
Rating : 7


7. Lola vs. Powerman and The Moneygoround - Pye 1970

Tracks:
1. Contenders / 2. Strangers / 3. Denmark Street / 4. Get Back in the Line / 5. Lola / 6. Top of the Pops / 7. Moneygoround / 8. This Time Tomorrow / 9. Long Way from Home / 10. Rats / 11. Apeman / 12. Powerman / 13. Got to Be Free / 14. Lola /15. Anytime* / 16. The Good Life*.*= selected bonus tracks for 2014 deluxe edition
Rating : 8


8. Percy - Pye 1971

Tracks:
1. God's Children / 2. Lola / 3. Way Love Used to Be / 4. Completely / 5. Running Round Town / 6. Moments / 7. Animals in the Zoo / 8. Just Friends / 9. Whip Lady / 10. Dreams / 11. Helga / 12. Willesden Green / 13. God's Children - End
Rating : 6


9. The Great Lost Kinks Album - Reprise 1973 ( 66-71)

Tracks:
1. Till Death Do Us Part / 2. There is No Life Without Your Love / 3. Lavender Hill / 4. Groovy Movies / 5. Rosemary Rose / 6. Misty Water / 7. Mr Songbird / 8. When I Turn Off the Living Room Light/ 9. The Way Love Used to Be / 10. I´m Not Like Everybody Else / 11. Plastic Man / 12. This Man He Weeps Tonight / 13. Pictures in the Sand / 14. Where Did the Spring Go
Rating : 8


10. The Anthology 1964-1971 - Legacy 2014 ( 64-71)

Tracks:
1. ‘I’m A Hog For You, Baby’
 / 2. ‘I Don’t Need You Anymore (demo)’ / 
3. ‘Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy (demo)’ / 
4. ‘Long Tall Sally’
 / 5. ‘I Took My Baby Home’ / 
6. ‘You Still Want Me’
 / 7. ‘You Do Something To Me’
 / 8. ‘You Really Got Me’ / 
9. ‘It’s All Right’
 / 10. ‘Beautiful Delilah (alternate mono mix)’
 / 11. ‘Just Can’t Go To Sleep’
 / 12. ‘I’m A Lover, Not A Fighter (alternate mono mix)’
 / 13. ‘Little Queenie (Live at the Playhouse Theatre, 1964)’
 / 14. ‘Too Much Monkey Business (alternate take)’
 / 15. ‘Stop Your Sobbing (mono)’ / 
16. ‘All Day And All Of The Night’
 / 17. ‘I Gotta Move’
 / 18. ‘I Gotta Go Now’
 / 19. ‘I’ve Got That Feeling (Live At Piccadilly Studios, 1964)’
 / 20. ‘Tired Of Waiting For You’
 / 21. ‘Come On Now (alternate mix)’
 / 22. ‘Look For Me Baby’
 / 23. ‘Nothin’ In The World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl’
 / 24. ‘Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight’
 / 25. ‘Don’t Ever Change’
 / 26. ‘You Shouldn’t Be Sad’
 / 27. ‘Something Better Beginning’
 / 28. ‘Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy’
 / 29. ‘Who’ll Be The Next In Line (session excerpt; backing track, take one)’
 / 30. ‘Who’ll Be The Next In Line (alternate mix)’
 / 31. ‘Set Me Free’
 / 32. ‘I Need You’
33. ‘Interview: Clay Cole Meets The Kinks Recorded June 17, 1965′ // DISC TWO 
1. ‘See My Friends’
 / 2. ‘Never Met A Girl Like You Before’
 / 3. ‘I Go To Sleep (demo)’
 / 4. ‘A Little Bit Of Sunlight (demo)’ / 
5. ‘Tell Me Now So I’ll Know (alternate demo)’ / 
6. ‘When I See That Girl Of Mine (demo)’
 / 7. ‘There’s A New World Just Opening For Me (demo)’ / 
8. ‘This Strange Effect (Live at Aeolian Hall, 1965)’
 / 9. ‘Hide And Seek (Live at Aeolian Hall, 1965)’
 / 10. ‘A Well Respected Man’
 / 11. ‘Such A Shame’
 / 12. ‘Don’t You Fret’
 / 13. ‘Till The End Of The Day’
 / 14. ‘Where Have All The Good Times Gone’
 / 15. ‘Milk Cow Blues’
 / 16. ‘I Am Free’
 / 17. ‘The World Keeps Going Round’
 / 18. ‘I’m On An Island’
 / 19. ‘You Can’t Win’
 / 20. ‘Time Will Tell’
 / 21. ‘Dedicated Follower Of Fashion (session excerpt, takes 1-3)’
 / 22. ‘Dedicated Follower Of Fashion’ / 
23. ‘Sittin’ On My Sofa’
 / 24. ‘She’s Got Everything (backing track, take two)’
 / 25. ‘She’s Got Everything (alternate mono mix)’ / 
26. ‘Mr. Reporter (version one)’
 / 27. ‘All Night Stand (demo)’ DISC THREE 
1. ‘Sunny Afternoon (mono)’
 / 2. ‘I’m Not Like Everybody Else (mono)’
 / 3. ‘Dandy (mono)’
 / 4. ‘Party Line (mono)’
 / 5. ‘Rosy Won’t You Please Come Home (mono)’
 / 6. ‘Too Much On My Mind (mono)’
 / 7. ‘Session Man (mono)’
 / 8. ‘Most Exclusive Residence For Sale (mono)’ / 
9. ‘Fancy (mono)’
 / 10. ‘Dead End Street (mono)’
 / 11. ‘Big Black Smoke (alternate stereo mix)’
 / 12. ‘Mr. Pleasant (stereo)’ / 
13. ‘This Is Where I Belong (stereo)’ / 
14. ‘Village Green (stereo)’
 / 15. ‘Two Sisters (stereo)’
 / 16. ‘Waterloo Sunset (Session excerpt; backing track take two)’ / 
17. ‘Waterloo Sunset (stereo)’
 / 18. ‘Act Nice And Gentle (stereo)’
 / 19. ‘Harry Rag (stereo; session excerpt)’
 / 20. ‘Harry Rag (stereo)’ / 
21. ‘Death Of A Clown (stereo)’
 / 22. ‘Love Me Till The Sun Shines (stereo) / ’
23. ‘David Watts (stereo)’
 / 24. ‘Tin Soldier Man (stereo)’
 / 25. ‘Afternoon Tea (alternate stereo mix)’
 / 26. ‘Funny Face (stereo)’
 / 27. ‘Lazy Old Sun (alternate stereo mix)’
 / 28. ‘Susannah’s Still Alive (stereo)’ / 
29. ‘Good Luck Charm (stereo)’ DISC FOUR 
1. ‘Autumn Almanac (mono)’
 / 2. ‘Lavender Hill (mono)’
 / 3. ‘Rosemary Rose (stereo)’
 / 4. ‘Wonderboy (mono)’
 / 5. ‘Polly (mono)’
 / 6. ‘Lincoln County (stereo single version)’
 / 7. ‘Did You See His Name? (stereo with alternate ending)’ / 
8. ‘Days (session excerpt)’
 / 9. ‘Days (stereo)’
 / 10. ‘Misty Water (alternate mix)’
 / 11. ‘Do You Remember Walter (mono)’
 / 12. ‘Picture Book (mono)’
 / 13. ‘Johnny Thunder (stereo remix)’
 / 14. ‘Big Sky (mono)’ / 
15. ‘Animal Farm (mono)’
 / 16. ‘Starstruck (mono)’
 / 17. ‘Pictures In The Sand (mono)’
 / 18. ‘People Take Pictures Of Each Other (European stereo mix)’
 / 19. ‘Interview: Ray Davies talks about Village Green Preservation Society’
 / 20. ‘The Village Green Preservation Society (Live at the Playhouse Theatre, 1968)’ / 
21. ‘Hold My Hand (stereo)’ / 
22. ‘Creeping Jean (stereo)’
 / 23. ‘Berkeley Mews (stereo)’ / 
24. ‘Till Death Us Do Part (mono)’ / 
25. ‘When I Turn Out The Living Room Light (mono)’ / 
26. ‘Where Did My Spring Go (mono)’
 / 27. ‘Plastic Man (stereo)’
 / 28. ‘King Kong (mono)’ / 
29. ‘This Man He Weeps Tonight (mono)’ / 
30. ‘Reprise U.S. tour spot’ DISC FIVE
 / 1. ‘Victoria (stereo)’
 / 2. ‘Some Mother’s Son (stereo)’
 / 3. ‘Drivin’ (stereo)’ / 
4. ‘Shangri-La (stereo)’
 / 5. ‘She’s Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina (stereo)’
 / 6. ‘Young And Innocent Days (stereo)’
 / 7. ‘Mindless Child Of Motherhood (stereo)’
 / 8. ‘Lola (mono)’
 / 9. ‘Apeman (stereo)’
 / 10. ‘Strangers (stereo)’ / 
11. ‘Get Back In The Line (stereo)’ / 
12. ‘Anytime (stereo)’
 / 13. ‘This Time Tomorrow (stereo)’ / 
14. ‘A Long Way From Home (stereo)’ / 
15. ‘Powerman (stereo)’
 / 16. ‘Got To Be Free (stereo)’
 / 17. ‘Dreams (stereo)’ / 
18. ‘Moments (stereo)’
 / 19. ‘The Way Love Used To Be (stereo)’
 / 20. ‘God’s Children (stereo)’
Rating : 10


My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Waterloo Sunset ( Ray Davies ) Something Else
2. Days ( Ray Davies ) The Village Green Preservation Society
3. Sunny Afternoon ( Ray Davies ) Face to Face
4. Rosy Won´t You Please Come Home ( Ray Davies ) Face To Face
5. Most Exclusive Residence For Sale ( Ray Davies ) Face To Face
6. Autumn Almanac ( Ray Davies ) Something Else - bonus
7. Village Green ( Ray Davies ) The Village Green Preservation Society
8. Get Back in The Line ( Ray Davies ) Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround
9. Animal Farm ( Ray Davies ) The Village Green Preservation Society
10. The Way Love Used To Be ( Ray Davies ) Percy
11. God´s Children ( Ray Davies ) Percy
12. Two Sisters ( Ray Davies ) Something Else
13. Dead End Street ( Ray Davies ) Face To Face - bonus
14. Mr Songbird ( Ray Davies ) The Village Green Preservation Society
15. Rosemary Rose ( Ray Davies ) The Great Lost Kinks Album
16. Pictures in The Sand ( Ray Davies ) The Great Lost Kinks Album
17. When I Turn Off The Living Room Light ( Ray Davies ) The Great Lost Kinks Album
18. Moments ( Ray Davies ) Percy
19. Apeman ( Ray Davies ) Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround
20. This Time Tomorrow ( Ray Davies ) Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround
21. Lola ( Ray Davies ) Lola Versus Powerman and The Moneygoround
22. Young and Innocent Days ( Ray Davies ) Arthur
23. Some Mother´s Son ( Ray Davies ) Arthur
24. Shangrila ( Ray Davies ) Arthur
25. Did You See His Name ( Ray Davies ) Kinks Kronikles
26. All Of My Friends Were There ( Ray Davies ) The Village Green Preservation Society
27. Picture Book ( Ray Davies ) The Village Green Preservation Society
28. The Village Green Preservation Society ( Ray Davies ) The Village Green Preservation Society
29. Misty Water ( Ray Davies ) The Great Lost Kinks Album
30. Lincoln County ( Dave Davies ) A Hole in The Sock
31. Wonderboy ( Ray Davies ) Something Else - bonus
32. Death Of a Clown ( Ray and Dave Davies ) Something Else
33. Rainy Day in June ( Ray Davies ) Face To Face
34. I´ll Remember ( Ray Davies ) Face To Face
35. This is Where I Belong ( Ray Davies ) Face To Face - bonus
36. Situation Vacant ( Ray Davies ) Something Else
37. Susannah´s Still Alive ( Dave Davies ) A Hole in The Sock
38. Pretty Polly ( Ray Davies ) Something Else - bonus
39. Too Much on My Mind ( Ray Davies ) Face To Face
20. Sitting By The Riverside ( Ray Davies ) The Village Green Preservation Society

The RCA Years 1971-75


1. Muswell Hillbillies - RCA 1971

Tracks:
1. 20th Century Man / 2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues / 3. Holiday / 4. Skin and Bone / 5. Alcohol / 6. Complicated Life / 7. Here Come the People in Grey / 8. Have a Cuppa Tea / 9. Holloway Jail / 10. Oklahoma, U.S.A. / 11. Uncle Son / 12. Muswell Hillbilly / 13. Mountain Woman [*] / 14. Kentucky Moon [*] / 15. Lavender Lane* / 16. Nobody's Fool* / 17. Queenie (instr.)*
Rating : 10


2. Everybody´s in Showbiz - RCA 1972

Tracks:
1. Here Comes Yet Another Day / 2. Maximum Consumption / 3. Unreal Reality / 4. Hot Potatoes / 5. Sitting in My Hotel / 6. Motorway / 7. You Don't Know My Name / 8. Supersonic Rocket Ship / 9. Look a Little on the Sunny Side/ 10. Celluloid Heroes / 11. Top of the Pops / 12. Brainwashed / 13. Mr. Wonderful / 14. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues / 15. Holiday / 16. Muswell Hillbilly / 17. Alcohol / 18. Banana Boat Song (Day-O) / 19. Skin and Bone / 20. Baby Face / 21. Lola / 22. Til the End of the Day* / 23 You're Looking Fine* / 24. Get Back in Line* / 25. Have a Cuppa Tea* / 26. Sunny Afternoon* / 27. Muswell Hillbilly* / 28. Brainwashed* / 29. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues* / 30. Holiday* / 31. Alcohol* / 32. Complicated Life* / 33. She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina* / 34. Long Tall Shorty / 35. History (studio outtake)* / 36. Supersonic Rocket Ship (alt.)* / 37. Unreal Reality (alt.)* / 38. Sophisticated Lady (early version of "Money Talks")*
Rating : 7


3. Preservation Act 1 - RCA 1973

Tracks:
1. Preservation [Single] / 2. Morning Song / 3. Daylight / 4. Sweet Lady Genevieve / 5. There's a Change in the Weather / 6. Where Are They Now? / 7. One of the Survivors / 8. Cricket / 9. Money & Corruption/I Am Your Man / 10. Here Comes Flash / 11. Sitting in the Midday Sun / 12. Demolition / 13. One of the Survivors [Single]
Rating : 9


4. Preservation Act 2 - RCA 1974

Tracks:
1. Announcement / 2. Introduction to Solution / 3. When a Solution Comes / 4. Money Talks / 5. Announcement / 6. Shepherds of the Nation / 7. Scum of the Earth / 8. Second-Hand Car Spiv / 9. He's Evil / 10. Mirror of Love / 11. Announcement / 12. Nobody Gives / 13. Oh Where Oh Where Is Love? / 14. Flash's Dream / 15. Flash's Confession / 16. Nothing Lasts Forever / 17. Announcement / 18. Artificial Man / 19. Scrapheap City / 20. Announcement / 21. Salvation Road / 22. Mirror of Love / 23. Slum Kids [*]
Rating : 7


5. Soap Opera - RCA 1975

Tracks:
1. Everybody's a Star / 2. Ordinary People / 3. Rush Hour Blues / 4. Nine to Five / 5. When Work Is Over / 6. Have Another Drink / 7. Underneath the Neon Sign / 8. Holiday Romance / 9. You Make It All Worthwhile / 10. Ducks on the Wall / 11. Face in the Crowd / 12. You Can't Stop the Music / 13. Everybody's a Star [*] / 14. Ordinary People [*] / 15. You Make It All Worthwhile [*] / 16. Underneath the Neon Sign [*]
Rating : 7


6. Schoolboys in Disgrace - RCA 1975

Tracks:
1. Schooldays / 2. Jack The Idiot Dunce / 3. Education / 4. The First Time We Fall In Love / 5. I'm in Disgrace / 6. Headmaster / 7. The Hardway / 8. The Last Assembly / 9. No More Looking Back / 10. Finale
Rating : 8


My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Celluloid Heroes ( Ray Davies ) Everybody´s in Showbiz
2. Sitting in The Midday Sun ( Ray Davies ) Preservation Act 1
3. Sweet Lady Genevieve ( Ray Davies ) Preservation Act 1
4. Where Are They Now ( Ray Davies ) Preservation Act 1
5. Sitting in My Hotel ( Ray Davies ) Everybody´s in Showbiz
6. 20th Century Man ( Ray Davies ) Muswell Hillbillies
7. Schooldays ( Ray Davies ) Schoolboys in Disgrace
8. Oklahoma USA ( Ray Davies ) Muswell Hillbillies
9. Muswell Hillbilly Boy ( Ray Davies ) Muswell Hillbillies
10. Nine to Five ( Ray Davies ) Soap Opera
11. A Face in The Crowd ( Ray Davies ) Soap Opera
12. I´m In Disgrace ( Ray Davies ) Schoolboys in Disgrace
13. Headmaster ( Ray Davies ) Schoolboys in Disgrace
14. No More Looking Back ( Ray Davies ) Schoolboys in Disgrace
15. Holiday ( Ray Davies ) Muswell Hillbillies
16. Alcohol ( Ray Davies ) Muswell Hillbillies
17. Complicated Life ( Ray Davies ) Muswell Hillbillies
18. Have a Cuppa Tea ( Ray Davies ) Muswell Hillbillies
19. Holloway Jail ( Ray Davies ) Muswell Hillbillies
20. Uncle Son ( Ray Davies ) Muswell Hillbillies
21. Supersonic Rocket Ship ( Ray Davies ) Everybody´s in Showbiz
22. Morning Song/Daylight ( Ray Davies ) Preservation Act 1
23. I´m Your Man ( Ray Davies ) Preservation Act 1
24. When a Solution Comes ( Ray Davies ) Preservation Act 2
25. Oh Where Oh Where is Love ( Ray Davies ) Preservation Act 2
26. Flash´s Confession ( Ray Davies ) Preservation Act 2
27. Salvation Road ( Ray Davies ) Preservation Act 2
28. Holiday Romance ( Ray Davies ) Soap Opera
29. Underneath The Neon Sign ( Ray Davies ) Soap Opera
30. Jack The Idiot Dunce ( Ray Davies ) Schoolboys in Disgrace
31. Education ( Ray Davies ) Schooldays in Disgrace
32. The Last Assembly ( Ray Davies ) Schoolboys in Disgrace
33. Nobody's Fool ( Ray Davies ) Muswell Hillbillies

The Arista Years 1977-85


1. Sleepwalker - Arista 1977

Tracks:
1. Life on the Road / 2. Mr. Big Man / 3. Sleepwalker / 4. Brother / 5. Juke Box Music / 6. Sleepless Night / 7. Stormy Sky / 8. Full Moon / 9. Life Goes On / 10. Artificial Light [*] / 11. Prince of the Punks [*] / 12. Poseur [*] / 13. On the Outside [*] / 14. On the Outside [*]
Rating : 8


2. Misfits - Arista 1978

Tracks:
1. Misfits / 2. Hay Fever / 3. Black Messiah / 4. A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy / 5. In A Foreign Land / 6. Permanent Waves / 7. Live Life / 8. Out Of The Wardrobe / 9. Trust Your Heart / 10. Get Up / 11. Black Messiah (single) / 12. Father Christmas / 13. A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy (single) / 14. Live Life (single)
Rating : 7


3. Low Budget - Arista 1979

Tracks:
1. Attitude / 2. Catch Me Now I'm Falling / 3. Pressure / 4. National Health / 5. Superman / 6. Low Budget / 7. In a Space / 8. Little Bit of Emotion / 9. Gallon of Gas / 10. Misery / 11. Moving Pictures / 12. Gallon of Gas [*] / 13. Catch Me Now I'm Falling [*] / 14. Superman [*]
Rating : 6


4. Give The People What They Want - Arista 1981

Tracks:
1. Around The Dial / 2. Give The People What They Want / 3. Killer's Eyes / 4. Predictable / 5. Add It Up / 6. Destroyer / 7. Yo-Yo / 8. Back To Front / 9. Art Lover / 10. A Little Bit Of Abuse / 11. Better Things
Rating : 6


5. State of Confusion - Arista 1982

Tracks:
1. State of Confusion / 2. Definite Maybe / 3. Labour of Love / 4. Come Dancing / 5. Property / 6. Don't Forget to Dance / 7. Young Conservatives / 8. Heart of Gold / 9. Cliches of the World (B Movie) / 10. Bernadette / 11. Don't Forget to Dance [*] / 12. Once a Thief [*] / 13. Long Distance [*] / 14. Noise [*]
Rating : 7


6. Word of Mouth - Arista 1984

Tracks:
1. Do It Again / 2. Word of Mouth / 3. Good Day / 4. Living on a Thin Line / 5. Sold Me Out / 6. Massive Reductions / 7. Guilty / 8. Too Hot / 9. Missing Persons / 10. Summer's Gone / 11. Going Solo / 12. Good Day [*] / 13. Summer's Gone [*]
Rating : 7


7. Return to Waterloo (Ray D.) - Arista 1985

Tracks:
1. Intro / 2. Return to Waterloo / 3. Going Solo / 4. Missing Persons / 5. Sold Me Out / 6. Lonely Hearts / 7. Not Far Away / 8. Expectations / 9. Voices In The Dark
Rating : 7


My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Don´t Forget to Dance( Ray Davies ) State of Confusion
2. Misfits ( Ray Davies ) Misfits
3. Full Moon( Ray Davies ) Sleepwalker
4. A Little Bit Of Emotion ( Ray Davies ) Low Budget
5. Return to Waterloo ( Ray Davies ) Return to Waterloo
6. Long Distance ( Ray Davies ) State of Confusion
7. Going Solo ( Ray Davies ) Word of Mouth
8. Living on a Thin Line ( Dave Davies ) Word of Mouth
9. Stormy Sky ( Ray Davies ) Sleepwalker
10. Rock´n Roll Fantasy ( Ray Davies ) Misfits
11. Art Lover ( Ray Davies ) Give The People What They Want
12. Good Day ( Ray Davies ) Word of Mouth
13. Missing Persons ( Ray Davies ) Word of Mouth
14. Expectations ( Ray Davies ) Return to Waterloo
15. Quiet Life ( Ray Davies ) Absolute Beginners ( soundtrack)
16. On The Outside ( Ray Davies ) Sleepwalker - bonus
17. Life Goes On ( Ray Davies ) Sleepwalker
18. Mr Big Man ( Ray Davies ) Sleepwalker
19. Yo Yo ( Ray Davies ) Give The People What They Want
20. Come Dancing ( Ray Davies ) State of Confusion
21. State of Confusion ( Ray Davies ) State of Confusion
22. Heart of Gold ( Ray Davies ) State of Confusion
23. Voices in The Dark ( Ray Davies ) Return to Waterloo
24. Hidden Quality ( Ray Davies ) Picture Book

The Recent Years - 1986 . .


1. Think Visual - London 1986

Tracks:
1. Working at the Factory / 2. Lost and Found / 3. Repetition / 4. Welcome to Sleazy Town / 5. Video Shop / 6. Rock & Roll Cities / 7. How Are You / 8. Think Visual / 9. Natural Gift / 10. Killing Time / 11. When You Were a Child
Rating : 8


2. The Road - MCA 1987

Tracks:
1. The Road / 2. Destroyer / 3. Apeman / 4. Come Dancing / 5. Art Lover / 6. Cliches of the World / 7. Think Visual / 8. Living on a Thin Line / 9. Lost and Found / 10. It / 11. Around the Dial / 12. Give the People What They Want
Rating : 6


3. Uk Jive - London 1989

Tracks:
1. Aggravation / 2. How Do I Get Close? / 3. UK Jive/ 4. Now and Then / 5. What Are We Doing? / 6. Entertainment / 7. War Is Over / 8. Down All the Days (To 1992) / 9. Loony Balloon / 10. Dear Margaret / 11. Bright Lights [*] / 12. Perfect Strangers [*]
Rating : 6


4. Phobia - Columbia 1993

Tracks:
1. Opening / 2. Wall of Fire / 3. Drift Away / 4. Still Searching / 5. Phobia / 6. Only a Dream / 7. Don't / 8. Babies / 9. Over the Edge / 10. Surviving / 11. It's Alright (Don't Think About It) / 12. Informer / 13. Hatred (A Duet) / 14. Somebody, Stole My Car / 15. Close to the Wire / 16. Scattered / 17. Did Ya
Rating : 8


5. To The Bone - Konk 1996

Tracks:
1. All Day and All of the Night / 2. Apeman / 3. Tired of Waiting for You / 4. See My Friends / Death of a Clown / 6. Muswell Hillbilly / 7. Better Things / 8. Don't Forget to Dance / 9. Sunny Afternoon / 10. Dedicated Follower of Fashion / 11. Do It Again [Acoustic] / 12. Do It Again // 1. Celluloid Heroes / 2. Picture Book / 3. Village Green Preservation Society / 4. Do You Remember Walter? / 5. Set Me Free / 6. Lola / 7. Come Dancing / 8. I'm Not Like Everybody Else / 9. Till the End of the Day / 10. Give the People What They Want / 11. State of Confusion / 12. Dead End Street / 13. Gallon of Gas / 14. Days / 15. You Really Got Me / 16. Animal / 17. To the Bone
Rating : 7


6. Waterloo Sunset ( + singles collection) - Castle 1997

Tracks:
1. The shirt / 2. Rock'n'Roll fantasy (live) / 3. Mr Pleasant / 4. Celluloid heroes / 5. Voices in the dark / 6. Holiday romance / 7. Art lover / 8. Still searching / 9. Return to Waterloo / 10 Afternoon tea / 11. The million-pound-semi-detached / 12. My Diary / 13. Drivin' / 14. Waterloo / 15. Scattered + 25 wellknown Pye tracks
Rating : 8


7. BBC Sessions 1964-1977 - Sanctuary 2001

Tracks:
1. You Really Got Me / 2. Interview / 3. Cadillac / 4. All Day and All of the Night / 5. Tired of Waiting for You / 6. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy / 7. See My Friends / 8. This Strange Effect / 9. Milk Cow Blues / 10. Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight / 11. Till the End of the Day / 12. Where Have All the Good Times Gone? / 13. Death of a Clown / 14. Love Me 'Til the Sun Shines / 15. Harry Rag / 16. Good Luck Charm / 17. Waterloo Sunset / 18. Monica / 19. Days / 20. The Village Green Preservation Society // 1. Mindless Child of Motherhood / 2. Holiday / 3. Demolition / 4. Victoria / 5. Here Comes Yet Another Day / 6. Money Talks / 7. Mirror of Love / 8. Celluloid Heroes / 9. Skin and Bone/Dry Bones / 10. Get Back in the Line / 11. Did You See His Name / 12. When I Turn off the Living Room Light / 13. Skin and Bone / 14. Money Talks
Rating : 8


8. Storyteller ( Ray D. ) - Konk 1998

Tracks:
1. Storyteller / 2. Introduction / 3. Victoria / 4. My Name (Dialogue) / 5. 20th Century Man / 6. London Song / 7. My Big Sister (Dialogue) / 8. That Old Black Magic / 9. Tired of Waiting / 10. Set Me Free [Instrumental] / 11. Dad and the Green Amp (Dialogue) / 12. Set Me Free / 13. Front Room (Dialogue) / 14. See My Friends / 15. Autumn Almanac / 16. Hunchback (Dialogue) / 17. X-Ray / 18. Art School (Dialogue) / 19. Art School Babe / 20. Back in the Front Room / 21. Writing the Song (Dialogue) / 22. When Big Bill Speaks/The Man Who Knew a Man (Dialogue) / 23. It's Alright (Dialogue) / 24. It's Alright (Dialogue) / 25. It's Alright (Dialogue) / 26. Julie Finkle (Dialogue) / 27. Ballad of Julie Finkle / 28. Third Single (Dialogue) / 29. You Really Got Me / 30. London Song [Studio Version]
Rating : 9


9. Picture Book ( 6 CDs boxset ) - Sanctuary 2008

Tracks:
1. Brian Matthew Introduces The Kinks / 2. You Really Got Me / 3. I'm A Hog For You Baby / 4. I Believed You / 5. Long Tall Sally / 6. I Don't Need You Anymore / 7. Stop Your Sobbing / 8. I Gotta Move / 9. Don't Ever Let Me Go [demo] / 10. All Day And All Of The Night / 11. Tired Of Waiting For You / 12. Come On Now / 13. There Is A New World Opening For Me [/ 14. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy / 15. Who'll Be The Next In Line / 16. Time Will Tell / 17. Set Me Free / 18. I Need You / 19. See My Friend / 20. Wait Till The Summer Comes Along / 21. I Go To Sleep / 22. Little Bit Of Sunlight / 23. This I Know / 24. Well Respected Man / 25. This Strange Effect / 26. Milk Cow Blues / 27. Ring The Bells / 28. I'm On An Island / 29. Til The End Of The Day / 30. Where Have All The Good Times Gone / 31. All Night Stand / 32. And I Will Love You / 33. Sittin' On My Sofa // 1. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion [alt.) / 2. She's Got Everything / 3. Mr Reporter [Ray vocal] / 4. Sunny Afternoon / 5. I'm Not Like Everybody Else / 6. This Is Where I Belong / 7. Rosie Won't You Please Come Home / 8. Too Much On My Mind / 9. Session Man / 10. End Of The Season / 11. Dead End Street [alt. ) / 12. Village Green / 13. Two Sisters / 14. David Watts / 15. Mr Pleasant / 16. Waterloo Sunset / 17. Death Of A Clown / 18. Lavender Hill / 19. Good Luck Charm / 20. Autumn Almanac / 21. Susannah's Still Alive / 22. Animal Farm / 23. Rosemary Rose / 24. Berkeley Mews / 25. Lincoln County / 26. Picture Book / 27. Days / 28. Misty Water // 1. Love Me Til The Sun Shines / 2. Village Green Preservation Society / 3. Big Sky / 4. King Kong / 5. Drivin / 6. Some Mother's Son / 7. Victoria / 8. Shangri La / 9. Arthur / 10. Got To Be Free / 11. Lola / 12. Get Back In The Line / 13. Moneygoround / 14. Strangers / 15. Apeman / 16. God's Children / 17. Way Love Used To Be / 18. Moments / 19. Muswell Hillbilly / 20. Oklahoma USA / 21. Twentieth Century Man / 22. Here Come The People In Grey // 1. Skin And Bone / 2. Alcohol [live] / 3. Celluloid Heroes / 4. Sitting In My Hotel / 5. Supersonic Rocket Ship / 6. You Don't Know My Name / 7. One Of The Survivors / 8. Sitting In The Midday Sun / 9. Sweet Lady Genevieve / 10. Daylight / 11. Mirror Of Love / 12. Artificial Man / 13. Preservation / 14. Slum Kids [live] / 15. Holiday Romance / 16. Face In The Crowd / 17. No More Looking Back / 18. Sleepwalker / 19. Poseur // 1. Sleepless Night / 2. Father Christmas / 3. Misfits / 4. Rock 'N Roll Fantasy / 5. Little Bit Of Emotion / 6. Attitude / 7. Hidden Quality / 8. Gallon Of Gas / 9. Catch Me Now I'm Falling / 10. Nuclear Love / 11. Duke / 12. Maybe I Love You / 13. Stolen Away Your Heart / 14. Low Budget / 15. Better Things / 16. Destroyer / 17. Yo Yo / 18. Art Lover / 19. Long Distance // 1. Heart Of Gold / 2. Come Dancing Demo Remix / 3. State Of Confusion / 4. Do It Again / 5. Living On A Thin Line / 6. Summer's Gone Extended / 7. How Are You / 8. Road / 9. Million Pound Semi Detached / 10. Down All The Days (To 1992) / 11. Informer / 12. Phobia / 13. Only A Dream / 14. Drift Away / 15. Scattered / 16. Do You Remember Walter / 17. To The Bone Demo
Rating : 9


My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Lost and Found ( Ray Davies ) Think Visual
2. To The Bone ( Ray Davies ) To The Bone
3. The Informer ( Ray Davies ) Phobia
4. Did Ya ( Ray Davies ) Phobia
5. Ballad of Julie Finkle ( Ray Davies ) Storyteller
6. How Are You ( Ray Davies ) Think Visual
7. Killing Time ( Ray Davies ) Think Visual
8. Still Searching ( Ray Davies ) Phobia
9. Scattered ( Ray Davies ) Phobia
10. Storyteller (studio)( Ray Davies ) Storyteller
11. Natural Gift ( Ray Davies ) Think Visual
12. Now and Then ( Ray Davies ) UK Jive
13. Don´t ( Ray Davies ) Phobia
14. My Diary ( Ray Davies ) Waterloo Sunset
15. The Video Shop ( Ray Davies ) Think Visual
16. When You Were a Child ( Dave Davies ) Think Visual
17. Loony Balloon ( Ray Davies ) UK Jive
18. Animal ( Ray Davies ) To The Bone
19. Look Through Any Doorway ( Dave Davies ) Did Ya - single
20. Down All The Days ( Ray Davies ) UK Jive
21. War Is Over ( Ray Davies ) UK Jive
22. How Do I Get Close ( Ray Davies ) UK Jive
23. The Road ( Ray Davies ) The Road
24. Working at The Factory ( Ray Davies ) Think Visual
25. Days ( Ray Davies ) Did Ya - single

Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - December 25 - 2005

3 The Village Green Preservation Society - 1968
8 Face to Face - 1966
9 Something Else - 1967
14 Arthur - 1969
36 Kinks Kontroversy - 1965
38 Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygorund - 1970
42 Muswell Hillbillies - 1971
44 The Kinks - 1964
46 Kinks Size - 1965
54 Kinda Kinks - 1965
92 Kinkdom - 1965
105 Low Budget - 1979
115 One For the Road - 1980
116 Give the People What They Want - 1981
161 Sleepwalker - 1977
170 State of Confusion - 1982
207 Schoolboys in Disgrace - 1975
209 Word of Mouth - 1984
210 Misfits - 1978
217 Live at Kelvin Hall - 1968
223 On BBC - 2001
231 Everybody´s in Showbiz - 1972
236 Preservation Act 2 - 1974
275 Soap Opera - 1975
335 Think Visual - 1986
338 Preservation Act 1 - 1973
384 The Road - 1988
398 To the Bone - Live/Studio - 1996
407 Percy - 1971
528 Return to Waterloo - 1985
534 UK Jive - 1989
749 Phobia - 1993
895 To the Bone - Live - 1994
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