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The Singles Collection [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

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 (3 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0001XLXDE
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,703 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Long Tall Sally
2. You Still Want Me
3. You Really Got Me
4. All Day And All Of The Night
5. Tired Of Waiting For You
6. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy
7. Set Me Free
8. See My Friend
9. Till The End Of The Day
10. Where Have All The Good Times Gone
11. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
12. A Well Respected Man
13. Sunny Afternoon
14. Dead End Street
15. Waterloo Sunset
16. Death Of A Clown
17. Autumn Almanac
18. David Watts
19. Susannah's Still Alive
20. Wonderboy
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the sixties classics 1 Sep 2004
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This compilation covers the period 1964 to 1971 - the stuff that really matters. The same label has released a double CD compilation tit1led Ultimate collection, which covers their later music as well. If you want their later hits, including Come dancing, that is the collection you should go for.
This contains all the classic sixties songs including You really got me, All day and all of the night, Tired of waiting for you, Dedicated follower of fashion, Well respected man, Sunny afternoon, Waterloo sunset, Autumn almanac, Days, Lola and Apeman. It also includes Dave's two solo UK hits - Death of a clown and Susannah's still alive.
The set is presented in chronological order beginning with their cover of Long tall Sally, a song that demonstrates their musical roots in R+B. They didn't stick to R+B for very long, becoming more of a mainstream pop group and continually changing their style thereafter. Nevertheless, their songs were always distinctive because of Ray's talent for making ordinary situations into extraordinary songs. My favorite Kinks song is Waterloo sunset, a huge UK hit but not an American hit. It is about romance at a railway station that I am familiar with, though I cannot possibly imagine what inspired Ray to write that song, but he was a genius.
The best tribute to the quality of their songs lies in the diversity of the covers that have been recorded by singers in several genres of music. Kirsty MacColl (Days), the Stranglers (All day and all of the night), Petula Clark (Days - and a French version of Well respected man), Cathy Dennis (Waterloo sunset, Sunny afternoon), Green day (Tired of waiting for you), Jimmy Buffett (Sunny afternoon), Van Halen (You really got me) and Barb Jungr (Waterloo sunset) are among those who have covered Kinks songs.
Despite the brilliance of some of the covers, here you get the chance to hear the original versions. If you just want a single CD of their sixties music, this one is as good as any you will find.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing 26 Oct 2012
By marie
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bought as a gift for my brother hes an avid fan was so thrilled to be able to get his old vinyl favourites on a cd
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5.0 out of 5 stars kinks singles collection 17 Sep 2012
By griff
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excellent you forget how good the kinks were, and how good Ray Davies was at writing all these hits well worth the money
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 15 July 2014
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death of a clown great song pleased
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 11 July 2014
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Very good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great listening 11 Jun 2014
By CP21
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Takes me back to my youth which were the best days of my life - just didn't realise it then.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review 6 May 2014
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A great collection of singles. Shut your eyes and listen to this cd and transport yourself back to the sixties. A must for all Kinks fans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars No Kinks - just Brilliance 12 April 2014
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If you only remember one or two of Ray Davies' classic songs then this is an Album that you need on your shelf.
Everybody loved "Lola" (without realising what it was about) and thought it was a one-hit-wonder.

Ray's lyrics are amongst the best - EVER.

Thank you for the "Days" Ray.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest.
Pop music peaks here. No one ever did (or will ever do) better than this.
The greatest, simple as that.
Published 5 months ago by Richard
5.0 out of 5 stars Kinks Klassics !
All the big hits from the legendary sixties band ! Highlighting the song-writing genius of Ray Davies and his brother Dave on lead guitar !
Published 6 months ago by richard jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic tracks from my youth
Although I find Ray Davies a bit pretentious, the music is like a poor man's Rolling Stones. Wish there was more of the younger brother who never seems to have been given much... Read more
Published 12 months ago by m leyden
5.0 out of 5 stars All the classics
If you like the Kinks then you probably already have these songs in your collection. If you haven't, why not? Buy this at once!!!
Published 13 months ago by Uncle Mac
4.0 out of 5 stars 60's music
Great if you like to go back to the 60's. I grew up with this sound and therefore loved to here this sound again.
Published 13 months ago by Ron Hemmings
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed but not as much as i expected
as the title suggests expect things are remembered more fondly than they possably deserve but would not be without this
Published 13 months ago by i.am, painter
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for the car
Never bought a Kinks album before. There are a lot of songs on this CD that I recognised but didn't know who sang them. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jimbo
5.0 out of 5 stars A trip down memory lane
I have been meaning to buy Kinks singles ever since they were originally released but somehow never got around to it. I saw a documentary on Ray Davies and looked for a cd. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Paul T
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