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Enrich your life with a Kinks Klassik!
on 24 February 2015
I've been a fan of their 'Village Green..' album for the last 10 years or so - just decided to give it a shot as I've had singles collections of theirs before and although it wasn't immediate, that rapidly became a favourite 60s album and the very same is starting to happen with this too! But I've (already) given it 5/5 - that's right.
It starts with David Watts (I've known The Jam version since that was released in '78 but wasn't round for this album) and can see why this band is so influential; together they made for something pretty unique and almost impossible to emulate - they did what others only tried to, over the next decades - and as far back as 1966 when it was a heck of a year for albums - including some of my top faves... Revolver, Pet Sounds, Aftermath, and Love's debut. If you don't know who some of those are by, just do a search and click 'Buy it now' as your life will be enriched no end! :)
And this is now enriching my life... not only as the album itself ends with the incredible Waterloo Sunset, but it also has plenty of bonus tracks - singles, 'a's and 'b's. There are a load of songs on here I was unfamiliar with previously, that are becoming classics to me now. Nice!