The Anthology 1964-1971

The Anthology 1964-1971

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There was a time when the Kinks had no box sets to their name, but that ended in 2008 when the career-spanning Picture Book appeared. Six years later, there have been two limited-edition boxes -- 2011's The Kinks in Mono, which rounded up CD mono replications of their '60s LPs for Pye, plus 2012's The Kinks at the BBC -- and a host of deluxe editions and other compilations that may wind up dampening the appetite for the five-disc The Anthology 1964-1971, a deep dive into the group's '60s peak. After this steady stream of reissues, it's hard for some Kinks diehards not to cast a wary eye on The Anthology, but this is an exceptional set that eclipses any previous Kinks box. A large part of the success of The Anthology 1964-1971 is due to its tight focus on the Pye years. Such specificity allows for the inclusion of plenty of interesting alternate mixes and studio excerpts -- tracks that appear at first glance to be nothing more than collector bait but don't play that way in context -- but the greater gift of this limited scale is that it allows compiler Andrew Sandoval go into detail as he traces a dramatic arc from the Kinks' raucous early rock & roll through their ornate middle period and ending with Ray Davies' groundbreaking conceptual work of the late '60s. The Anthology takes its time. It takes eight songs to get to "You Really Got Me," which is enough for that galvanizing opening riff, which has been dulled a bit through repetition, to regain its edge. Elsewhere, there are similar nifty tricks of sequencing, particularly as Ray's songwriting starts to come into focus on the second disc, and once the third disc kicks off with "Sunny Afternoon," there is no end to the riches to be heard. This run is one of the greatest in pop music history and it sounds even better here thanks to the inclusion of songs that were scuttled off to B-sides or bootlegs but are firmly part of the Kinks canon ("Good Luck Charm," "Misty Water," "Creeping Jean," "Berkeley Mews," "Where Did My Spring Go," "Lincoln County," "This Man He Weeps Tonight"). Add to this alternate mixes that have some serious kick and original single mixes for the big hits, and it becomes clear that this is the Kinks box that rises above all the others.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/15/2014
Label: Sanctuary Records
UPC: 0881034121943
catalogNumber: 14055
Rank: 8528


Disc 1

  1. I Took My Baby Home
  2. I'm a Hog for You, Baby
  3. I Don't Need You Anymore
  4. Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy
  5. Long Tall Sally
  6. You Still Want Me
  7. You Do Something To Me
  8. You Really Got Me
  9. It's All Right
  10. Beautiful Delilah
  11. Just Can't Go to Sleep
  12. I'm A Lover, Not A Fighter
  13. Little Queenie
  14. Too Much Monkey Business
  15. Stop Your Sobbing
  16. All Day And All Of The Night
  17. I Gotta Move
  18. I Gotta Go Now
  19. I've Got That Feeling
  20. Tired Of Waiting For You
  21. Come On Now
  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 [#
  30. Who'll Be The Next In Line
  31. Set Me Free
  32. I Need You
  33. Interview: Clay Cole Meets the Kinks

Disc 2

  1. See My Friends
  2. Never Met A Girl Like You Before
  3. I Go To Sleep
  4. A Little Bit Of Sunlight
  5. Tell Me Now So I'll Know
  6. When I See That Girl Of Mine
  7. There's A New World Just Opening For Me
  8. This Strange Effect
  9. Hide And Seek
  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
  22. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
  23. Sittin' On My Sofa
  24. She's Got Everything
  25. She's Got Everything
  26. Mr. Reporter
  27. All Night Stand

Disc 3

  1. Sunny Afternoon
  2. I'm Not Like Everybody Else
  3. Dandy
  4. Party Line
  5. Rosy Won't You Please Come Home
  6. Too Much On My Mind
  7. Session Man
  8. Most Exclusive Residence For Sale
  9. Fancy
  10. Dead End Street
  11. Big Black Smoke
  12. Mr. Pleasant
  13. This Is Where I Belong
  14. Village Green
  15. Two Sisters
  16. Waterloo Sunset
  17. Waterloo Sunset
  18. Act Nice And Gentle
  19. Harry Rag
  20. Harry Rag
  21. Death Of A Clown
  22. Love Me Till The Sun Shines
  23. David Watts
  24. Tin Soldier Man
  25. Afternoon Tea
  26. Funny Face
  27. Lazy Old Sun
  28. Susannah's Still Alive
  29. Good Luck Charm

Disc 4

  1. Autumn Almanac
  2. Lavender Hill
  3. Rosemary Rose
  4. Wonderboy
  5. Polly
  6. Lincoln County
  7. Did You See His Name?
  8. Days
  9. Days
  10. Misty Water
  11. Do You Remember Walter
  12. Picture Book
  13. Johnny Thunder
  14. Johnny Thunder
  15. Big Sky
  16. Animal Farm
  17. Starstruck
  18. Pictures in the Sand
  19. People Take Pictures of Each Other
  20. Interview: Ray Davies Talks About Village Green Preservation Society
  21. Village Green Preservation Society [Live at the Playhouse Theatre, 1968
  22. Hold My Hand
  23. Creeping Jean
  24. Berkeley Mews
  25. Till Death Us Do Part
  26. When I Turn Off the Living Room Light
  27. Where Did My Spring Go
  28. Plastic Man
  29. King Kong
  30. This Man He Weeps Tonight
  31. Reprise Us Tour Spot

Disc 5

  1. Victoria
  2. Some Mother's Son
  3. Drivin'
  4. Shangri-La
  5. She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina
  6. Young And Innocent Days
  7. Mindless Child Of Motherhood
  8. Lola
  9. Apeman
  10. Strangers
  11. Get Back in Line
  12. Anytime
  13. This Time Tomorrow
  14. A Long Way From Home
  15. Powerman
  16. Got To Be Free
  17. Dreams
  18. Moments
  19. The Way Love Used To Be
  20. God's Children

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kinks   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Chuck Berry   Composer
Dave Davies   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Ray Davies   Composer,Producer
Doug Hinman   Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Andrew Sandoval   Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Mike Stoller   Composer
Shel Talmy   Producer
Bernie Andrews   Producer
Keith Bateson   Producer
Peter Doggett   Sleeve Notes
Richard Penniman   Composer
Phil Smee   Artwork
Klaus Schmalenbach   Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy
Jay Miller   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
Ethel Byrd   Composer
Paul Winley   Composer
Rupert Lloyd   Retouching
John A. Koerner   Composer
John Estes   Composer
Jim Napoli   Memorabilia,Photo Courtesy

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