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Great songs, pity about the early recording quality
on 27 March 2017
I love the Kinks singles. Almost all are gems. However I would like to add a word of caution - particularly around the use of the word 'quality' in some previous reviews. Whilst I do indeed love most on this collection there are a couple of strange choices - and at the expense of Celluloid Heroes and Come Dancing?!!! Unforgivable. I assume it must have to do with licensing or some such matter.
Whilst the quality of the song writing is excellent, the main point I want to make is to do with the quality of the recordings. Some of the early recordings are unfortunately s***. Not much you can do with that (except re-record them - too late now). Recordings from the same period of the Beatles and the Stones, e.g. still sound good to me. So not sure - perhaps it was the budget allocated to the Kinks?