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The Mono Collection

180 gram, Box Set

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  • Vinyl (18 Nov. 2016)
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B01LA1YT68
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,801 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. A
  2. Beautiful Delilah
  3. So Mystifying
  4. Just Can't Go to Sleep
  5. Long Tall Shorty
  6. I Took My Baby Home
  7. I'm a Lover Not a Fighter
  8. You Really Got Me
  9. B
  10. Cadillac
  11. Bald Headed Woman
  12. Revenge
  13. Too Much Monkey Business
  14. I've Been Driving On Bald Mountain
  15. Stop Your Sobbing
  16. Got Love if You Want It

Disc: 2

  1. A
  2. Look for Me Baby
  3. Got My Feet On the Ground
  4. Nothin' In the World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl
  5. Naggin' Woman
  6. Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
  7. Tired of Waiting for You
  8. B
  9. Dancing in the Street
  10. Don't Ever Change
  11. Come On Now
  12. So Long
  13. You Shouldn't Be Sad
  14. Something Better Beginning

Disc: 3

  1. A
  2. Milk Cow Blues
  3. Ring the Bells
  4. Gotta Get the First Plane Home
  5. When I See That Girl of Mine
  6. I Am Free
  7. Till the End of the Day
  8. B
  9. The World Keeps Going Round
  10. I'm On an Island
  11. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
  12. It's Too Late
  13. What's in Store for Me
  14. You Can't Win

Disc: 4

  1. A
  2. Party Line
  3. Rosy Won't You Please Come Home
  4. Dandy
  5. Too Much On My Mind
  6. Session Man
  7. Rainy Day in June
  8. House in the Country
  9. B
  10. Holiday in Waikiki
  11. Most Exclusive Residence for Sale
  12. Fancy
  13. Little Miss Queen of Darkness
  14. You're Looking Fine
  15. Sunny Afternoon
  16. I'll Remember

Disc: 5

  1. A
  2. David Watts
  3. Death of a Clown
  4. Two Sisters
  5. No Return
  6. Harry Rag
  7. Tin Soldier Man
  8. Situation Vacant
  9. B
  10. Love Me Till the Sun Shines
  11. Lazy Old Sun
  12. Afternoon Tea
  13. Funny Face
  14. End of the Season
  15. Waterloo Sunset

Disc: 6

  1. A
  2. Till the End of the Day (Live)
  3. A Well Respected Man (Live)
  4. You're Looking Fine (Live)
  5. Sunny Afternoon (Live)
  6. Dandy (Live)
  7. B
  8. I'm On an Island (Live)
  9. Come On Now (Live)
  10. You Really Got Me (Live)
  11. Medley: Milk Cow Blues/ Batman Theme/ Tired of Waiting for You/ Milk Cow Blues (Live)

Disc: 7

  1. A
  2. The Village Green Preservation Society
  3. Do You Remember Walter?
  4. Picture Book
  5. Johnny Thunder
  6. Last of the Steam - Powered Trains
  7. Big Sky
  8. Sitting By the Riverside
  9. B
  10. Animal Farm
  11. Village Green
  12. Starstruck
  13. Phenomenal Cat
  14. All of My Friends Were There
  15. Wicked Annabella
  16. Monica
  17. People Take Pictures of Each Other

Disc: 8

  1. A
  2. Victoria
  3. Yes Sir, No Sir
  4. Some Mother's Son
  5. Drivin'
  6. Brainwashed
  7. Australia
  8. B
  9. Shangri - La
  10. Mr. Churchill Says
  11. She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina
  12. Young and Innocent Days
  13. Nothing to Say
  14. Arthur

Disc: 9

  1. A
  2. You Really Got Me
  3. Long Tall Shorty
  4. All Day and All of the Night
  5. Beautiful Delilah
  6. Tired of Waiting for You
  7. I'm a Lover Not a Fighter
  8. B
  9. A Well Respected Man
  10. Till the End of the Day
  11. See My Friends
  12. Don't You Fret
  13. Dedicated Follower of Fashion
  14. Sunny Afternoon

Disc: 10

  1. C
  2. Dead End Street
  3. Death of a Clown
  4. Two Sisters
  5. Big Black Smoke
  6. Susannah's Still Alive
  7. Autumn Almanac
  8. D
  9. Waterloo Sunset
  10. Last of the Steam - Powered Trains
  11. Wonderboy
  12. Do You Remember Walter?
  13. Dandy
  14. Animal Farm
  15. Days

Product description

Product Description

The Mono Collection packages the first 8 albums in glorious mono, including ‘Live At Kelvin Hall’. The set also includes the bonus double LP compilation ‘The Kinks’ (aka ‘The Black Album’)
PLUS a lavish hardcover 48-page book including never-before-seen photos and new interviews with Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory.
 
With the recent renewed interest in analogue recordings on the vinyl format, these important Kinks albums have been collected together, as their original vintage 1960s equivalents continue to command major sums on the collectors’ market. From the garage guitar snarls of “You Really Got Me”, “All Day And All of The Night” and “I Need You”, the melodic mellotron swirls throughout “Autumn Almanac” and “Days” to the bold brass characterising “Victoria” and “Shangri-La”, the full spectrum of The Kinks In Mono is here to be enjoyed anew.
 
Brash, loud, quirky, reflective – are just some of the opposing adjectives that have been applied to The Kinks. While hailed as one of the great British singles bands of the 1960s, the superlative run of albums they released during those years chart a fascinating career trajectory – from young, white London boys emulating black Chicago R&B on their debut through to ambitious thematic works like ‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ and ‘Arthur’ that anticipated Ray Davies’ ambitions in film and theatre.
 
In between, ‘Kinda Kinks’ and ‘The Kink Kontroversy’ testify to the relentless, white heat pace of creativity that their record label Pye demanded in the mid ’60s (both were released within the year 1965). ‘Face To Face’ and ‘Something Else By The Kinks’ illustrate how Ray Davies was thinking beyond the traditional ’60s pop format, containing such evocative character vignettes as “Rosie Won’t You Please Come Home”, “Two Sisters” and “David Watts” (later a hit in its own right for The Jam). There was even room in the catalogue for a primitively recorded but excitingly executed audio vérité concert document (‘Live At Kelvin Hall’). The quality of the albums was further bolstered by the inclusion of such timeless Kinks hits as “You Really Got Me”, “Tired Of Waiting For You”, “Till The End Of The Day”, “Sunny Afternoon” and “Waterloo Sunset” as well as Dave Davies’ solo emergence with “Death Of A Clown” and “Susannah's Still Alive”.
 
Throughout the 1970s and beyond these classic recordings were mainly available in stereo – sometimes rechannelled stereo which blunted their dynamism. This state of affairs overlooked a key thing – they were conceived with Mono in mind. Unlike America, until the late 1960s, stereo was considered something of a novelty in Britain. For the leading players in the British beat boom, all efforts were directed at perfecting recordings made to be heard on radiograms, Dansettes and tinny transistor speakers. “I wanted the tracks to sound how we would play them live,” Ray says of the Kinks’ early recordings. “I wrote lots of songs for a particular sound and production.”


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