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4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Debut Made Greater
This represents the birth of the Greatest English Rock Band Ever! That is not to take away from the Rolling Stones the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World, but it is the Englishness of Ray Davies' song writing that sets them apart and which I love, the twist here is that I am a proud Scott and this is a mark of Ray Davies' genius as a song writer. On this album the...
Published on 10 Jun 2011 by Numinous Ugo

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3.0 out of 5 stars Some Kinks in this one
The hits on the CD are very good but the bluesy one are not as good as I thought they would be. For kinks fans worth buying it.
Published 7 months ago by Frederick Creamer


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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Great Debut Made Greater, 10 Jun 2011
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This represents the birth of the Greatest English Rock Band Ever! That is not to take away from the Rolling Stones the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World, but it is the Englishness of Ray Davies' song writing that sets them apart and which I love, the twist here is that I am a proud Scott and this is a mark of Ray Davies' genius as a song writer. On this album the kinks are still finding their voice, there is plenty of obvious influences of the rhythm and blues acts that inspired them here but if you don't have this album there is one song that it is worth getting it for: You Really Got Me. In many ways this is the seed from which Punk Rock grew; Dave Davies also invented the Fuzz Guitar by making holes in the speaker of his pre-amp creating a sound that would have a profound influence on the development of rock music.

What Ray Davies has done with these Deluxe Edition remasters is to go back to the original master tapes, remembering that tapes of that era will be in a delicates state, and has brought them back to life. This is a significant issue because if this is not done with these old tapes then the risk is that all we have left are recordings taken from second generation mixes; once you lose the original source it is lost forever. Don't get me wrong the previous versions of the Kinks early work were very good but this is the icing on the cake, the sound quality is excellent. If you are undecided about whether to buy this or the 2008 version - Kinks- then my advice it that if you are on a tight budget then the 2008 version is very good but if you can stretch a few extra pounds then go for the Deluxe Edition, a real treat for Kinks fans.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best version yet, 1 Jun 2011
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Mr. R. J. Gordon "Richard Gordon" (Jedburgh, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This is the best version yet of the Kinks' debut album. It contains both the mono and stereo versions of the album, as well as contemporary singles, outtakes and other material. The sound quality, considering the recordings are 47 years old, is superb, crisp and clean. Some people may find the stereo mix a bit gimmicky, with some strange panning of the vocals on some of the numbers. In which case the beautifully mastered mono version is just for you. If you are a Kinks completist and want the best possible sound quality, then these deluxe editions are just the ticket.
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6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love the packaging, 2 Nov 2011
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A. Boers "stoneswhokinkswinwood" (Netherlands) - See all my reviews
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Didn't have the first kinks album yet (do own the next 6) and with this price it's a better deal then the single disc for me because I just love the packaging of these special editions and the informative booklet. The music isn't half bad either
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some Kinks in this one, 23 Dec 2013
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The hits on the CD are very good but the bluesy one are not as good as I thought they would be. For kinks fans worth buying it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars there is more than just..., 4 Sep 2013
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Stefano Biggi (genoa (italy)) - See all my reviews
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a good album,a must have for someone who is already into kinks,after all is the first one,later on they will get better and better with something else,face to face etc
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