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Fantastic introduction to the legend of the Kinks,
This review is from: The Singles Collection / The Songs of Ray Davies: Waterloo Sunset (Audio CD)
A selection of gems from a period in pop history when the seven inch single was by far the most important medium. It's incredible to think that a career highlight like 'Where Have All The Good Times Gone?' was only a 'B' side. Or, indeed, that an all time classic like 'Waterloo Sunset' only made number 2 in the charts. Blur were right because compared to the Kinks at their best modern life is rubbish. This album proves the endearingly quality of Ray Davies' song writing and the sheer attack in the Kinks playing. It's a shame that the Kinks have spent the last 30 years in Britain seeing their most popular songs endlessly repackaged in compilations. But a Kinks album, any Kinks album, is an essential part of any music lover's collection. Check out 1967s 'Kinks live at the Kelvin Hall' an absolute riot of a gig!