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

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  • Audio CD (2 Aug. 2014)
  • Deluxe Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Deluxe Edition, Double CD, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B004WDPX9Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. David Watts
  2. Death of a Clown
  3. Two Sisters
  4. No Return (Mono Mix)
  5. Harry Rag (Mono Mix)
  6. Tin Soldier Man (Mono Mix)
  7. Situation Vacant (Mono Mix)
  8. Love Me Till the Sun Shines (Mono Mix)
  9. Lazy Old Sun (Mono Mix)
  10. Afternoon Tea (Mono Mix)
  11. Funny Face
  12. End of the Season
  13. Waterloo Sunset (Mono Mix)
  14. Act Nice and Gentle
  15. Mr. Pleasant
  16. Susannah's Still Alive (Mono Mix)
  17. Autumn Almanac
  18. Harry Rag (Mono Alternate Take)
  19. David Watts (Mono Alternate Take)
  20. Afternoon Tea (Canadian Mono Mix)
  21. Sunny Afternoon (Live at Maida Vale Studios, 1967)
  22. Autumn Almanac (Live At the BBC)
  23. Mr. Pleasant (Live at Maida Vale Studios, 1967)
  24. Susannah's Still Alive (Live at Maida Vale Studios, 1967)
  25. David Watts (Live at Maida Vale Studios, 1967)
  26. Love Me Till the Sun Shines (Live at The Playhouse Theatre, 1967)
  27. Death of a Clown (Live At the BBC)
  28. Good Luck Charm (BBC Live)
  29. Harry Rag (Live At the BBC)
  30. Little Women (Mono Backing Track)

Disc: 2

  1. David Watts (Stereo Mix)
  2. Death of a Clown (Stereo Mix)
  3. Two Sisters (Stereo Mix)
  4. No Return (Stereo Mix)
  5. Harry Rag (Stereo Mix)
  6. Tin Soldier Man (Stereo Mix)
  7. Situation Vacant (Stereo Mix)
  8. Love Me Till the Sun Shines (Stereo Mix)
  9. Lazy Old Sun (Stereo Mix)
  10. Afternoon Tea (Stereo Mix)
  11. Funny Face (Stereo Mix)
  12. End of the Season (Stereo Mix)
  13. Waterloo Sunset (Stereo Mix)
  14. Susannah's Still Alive
  15. Autumn Almanac (Stereo Mix)
  16. Sand On My Shoes (Stereo Mix)
  17. Afternoon Tea (Stereo Alternate Version)
  18. Mr. Pleasant (Stereo Alternate Version)
  19. Lazy Old Sun (Stereo Alternate Vocal Version)
  20. Funny Face (Stereo Alternate Version)
  21. Afternoon Tea (German Stereo Mix)
  22. Tin Soldier Man (Stereo Alternate Backing Track)

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Something Else' is the fifth UK studio album by The Kinks, released in September 1967. The album marks the final involvement of American producer Shel Talmy in The Kinks' 1960s studio recordings; henceforth Ray Davies would assume recording production. Many of the recordings feature the keyboard work of session player Nicky Hopkins and the backing vocals of Ray Davies' wife, Rasa. Songs on the album composed by Ray Davies followed his affinity for strongly English-inspired subject matter, including the harpsichord-laden 'Two Sisters', the lazy shuffle of 'End Of The Season' and the sardonic 'David Watts'. The album includes the UK No. 2 hit single 'Waterloo Sunset'. 2CD Edition

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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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This is an excellent understated LP with a range of styles including baroque pop, pastoral folk and up tempo sing-alongs about cigarettes. My favourite track is Funny Face with its great bass line and unusual rhythm.
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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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Something Else by the Kinks is a real mixed bag of an album. You get the utterly brilliant likes of David Watts, Waterloo Sunset, Two Sisters and stuck on added to the original album in this reissue, the brilliant standalone single Autumn Almanac and the also superb track from the year before, Sunny Afternoon. Then there are one or two more very good tracks like Lazy Old Sun. The rest is filler in comparison, the kind of tracks that would fit in the weaker Face To Face.
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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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