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Something Else (Deluxe Edition) Deluxe Edition, Double CD, Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (20 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Double CD, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B004WDPX9Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,409 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
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
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Disc: 2
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
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Wayne Klein VINE VOICE on 28 Aug 2011
Format: Audio CD
Irony laced the career of The Kinks how else to describe how during their most creative period they were banned from playing in America causing their impact to be a shadow of what it had been when "You Really Got Me" broke.

This deluxe edition supervised and remastered (with Dan Hersh)by Andrew Sandoval features both the mono and stereo versions of this classic album as well as single tracks, bonus outtakes and previously unreleased BBC sessions recorded by the band in support of this terrific album.

The sound is exceptionally good--yes, it is louder than the previous version but the album still sounds quite dynamic and Sandoval was able to locate the best sounding tapes for these reissues. The mono sounds particularly good--very punchy with a lot of presence.

Disc one features the entire mono album as well as the single tracks "Act Nice and Gentle", "Mr. Pleasant", "Susannah's Still Alive", "Autumn Almanac". The remainder of the album is fleshed out by the following BBC tracks; "Sunny Afternoon", "Autumn Almanac", "Mr. Pleasant", "Susannah's Still Alive" (duplicating the singles included), "David Watts". We also get previously unreleased alternate mixes/versions of "David Watts", "Harry Rag" and the rare "Afternoon Tea" from the Canadian mono mix of the album.

The previously released BBC tracks also appear--"Love Me Till The Sun Shines", "Death of a Clown", "Good Luck Charm" and "Harry Rag".

Disc two consists of the entire album in stereo as well as the single tracks "Susannah's Still Live", "Autumn Almanac". "Sand in My Shoe" an early working version with completely different lyrics and a different musical performance of "Tin Soldier Man" as well as alternate mixes of "Afternoon Tea", "Mr.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 July 2011
Format: Audio CD
Like many fans of this great British band - I've watched the release of 6 Kinks 'Deluxe Editions' since the beginning of 2011 with a certain amount of scepticism. Haven't these albums been done to death already and isn't this just more monetary milking of it? But then several Reckless Records customers began to rave about the great new remastered sound on these doubles - so I took the plunge and they were right. These are better than previous 2004 single issues - and how. But along with the gains (there's 12 'previously unreleased' tracks), there are some minor omissions too...

Here are the details first - "Something Else By...DELUXE EDITION" was released 20 June 2011 in the UK on Universal/Sanctuary 273 214-1 and breaks down as follows:

Disc 1 (79:46 minutes):
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
Tracks 1 to 13 are the MONO version of the LP "Something Else By The Kinks" released 15 September 1967 in the UK on Pye Records NPL 18193 and January 1968 in the USA on Reprise Records R 6279 [Mono Variant Was Promo-Only in the USA]
Track 14 is "Act Nice And Gentle" - the Mono non-album A-side of a UK 7" single released 5 May 1967 on Pye Records 7N.17321
Track 15 is "Mr. Pleasant" - the Mono non-album A-side of a UK 7" single on Pye Records 7N.17314. Released 21 April 1967, it pressed up for export issue to Europe. It was also issued in the USA on 24 May 1967 on Reprise Records 0587.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. L. F. G. Ballinger on 5 Sep 2011
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Released in the autumn of 1967, SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS came across as a kind of polar opposite to The Beatles' SGT. PEPPER - and it was all the better for it. Whereas The Rolling Stones would attract criticism for appearing to slavishly ape PEPPER's psychedelic edge with their soon-to-be-released THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST, The Kinks were perfectly content to plough their own furrow with this delightful album which celebrated the ordinary and the humdrum with both wit and pathos. In the superb booklet accompanying this Deluxe release, Ray Davies thinks that in retrospect the public may not have been quite ready for it - as SOMETHING ELSE's unjustly poor chart showing will testify - but Davies and his fellow Kinks stuck with it, going on to produce the ensuing masterpieces VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY and ARTHUR.

On to this particular edition; well, like all the others in this Kinks Deluxe Edition range, SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS is yet another well-researched and thoughtfully packaged set. The mono mix is suitably beefy, but the stereo mix is a real treat, offering a nice balance of sound and some notable differences with its mono equivalent, such as the more prominent organ during the close of 'Situation Vacant'. Overall, though, the stereo mix makes it sound as though The Kinks were working with a much higher recording budget than they were actually able to during their years at Pye Records, and it blesses SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS with the kind of polish associated with The Beatles' albums.

The bonus material is once again a mixture of the familiar (the 'Autumn Almanac' single and fine b-sides like 'Mr.
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