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Schoolboys In Disgrace [CD]

The Kinks Audio CD
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The Kinks were formed by brothers Ray and Dave Davies in their hometown of Muswell Hill, North London. The brothers began playing skiffle and rock and roll, recruiting Peter Quaife to play bass with them. By the summer of 1963, as The Ravens, they'd recruited drummer Mickey Willet. Eventually their demo tape reached American record producer Shel Talmy who helped the band land a contract ... Read more in Amazon's The Kinks Store

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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Commercial Marketing
  • ASIN: B003O7Z1A0
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 67,160 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  2. Jack The Idiot Dunce 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Education 7:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. The First Time We Fall In Love 4:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I'm In Disgrace 3:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Headmaster 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Hard Way 2:340.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Last Assembly 2:450.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. No More Looking Back 4:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Finale 1:020.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Medium 1
  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 Hard Way
  8. The Last Assembly
  9. No More Looking Back
  10. Finale

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Kinks! 20 Feb 2013
By mirih
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album.Many reviewers are infuriatingly dismissive of The Kinks' 1970s albums.I disagree with them vehemently.The Kinks made fantastic music in the 70s and "Schoolboys In Disgrace" is one example.My favourite track is 'Headmaster'.This is a brilliant song!Ray Davies' vocal is superb, as is the guitar work of Dave Davies; the piano playing is absolutely beautiful, and so are the backing vocals.I love this song!Another great track is 'No More Looking Back'.I also really like the song 'Education'.Ray Davies can write such funny lyrics!I love that in this song, singing of a "lonesome caveman", he uses the word "groan" when most people would probably have used "grunt"!For me, this album is another confirmation that The Kinks are the greatest rock band ever.No other group or performer has produced so much great music.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Back to (rock) school 9 April 2013
By Tim
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A transitional album that took The Kinks from the showtune-heavy era of Preservation Act 2 and Soap Opera back to more straight-forward rock. The storyline of this concept LP concerns a naughty schoolboy (reportedly based on the life of Dave Davies) and according to the liner notes, he grew up to be Mr. Flash - the villain in Preservation Acts 1 and 2. This makes Schoolboys In Disgrace a prequel of sorts and the 4th album in the Preservation saga. Although it's generally considered a rock opera and was performed as such by the band at the time, it's more a series of vignettes than a detailed narrative. The songs are uniformly strong and those who craved for the Kinks to play rock 'n' roll again loved it. My highlight is easily The First Time We Fall In Love, which takes in '50s doo wop, Beach Boys-esque vocal harmony (probably the best singing of Ray's career) and a great crunchy rock interlude.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 July 2014
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very good
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