Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Kinks to release new box set to celebrate 50th anniversary

NME

The Kinks will release a new box set this November to mark their 50th anniversary.

The collection, which is titled 'The Anthology 1964 - 1971', contains five discs of material and will be released on November 3. The band claimed their first Number One single, 'You Really Got Me', half-a-century ago on September 10, 1964.

The box set features over 100 songs from the band's 60's and 70's material, as well as rare demos, session outtakes and alternate mixes. It will also include 25 previously unavailable tracks, interviews with the group and a 7" single.

Songs on the album include the band's best-loved tracks such as
'You Really Got Me', 'All Day And All Of The Night', 'The Village Green Preservation Society' and 'Waterloo Sunset' as well as previously unissued versions of 'Who'll Be The Next In Line', 'Tell Me Now So I'll Know' and 'Dedicated Follower Of Fashion'.


Earlier this year, the band revealed that they had put their animosity behind them and were now working on new material. Ray Davies said that he and his brother, Dave Davies, had finally met in person to talk about the possibility of playing together again.

The pair, who have not performed together since 1996, apparently began to build bridges over the new Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon, which opened earlier this year. Ray Davies helped with the script and the music for the show, which Dave saw and reportedly liked.

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