(US) September 10, 1964, some 50 years ago, The Kinks had their first number one with the classic “You Really Got Me” and the rest is rock n roll history. To celebrate this 50 year anniversary a 5-disc box set will be released. ‘The Anthology 1964-1971’ will be available on November 18th and can be pre-ordered here.
The Anthology 1964-1971 features over 100 songs across 5 CDs, the most comprehensive collection of The Kinks seminal 1960s and early 1970s recordings ever released. Newly remastered, the box set features rare demos, interviews, alternate mixes, session outtakes, 25 previously unavailable tracks and extensive liner notes all in a beautiful box set.
The release includes many timeless gems including “You Really Got Me”, “Stop Your Sobbing”, “All Day And All of the Night”, “Till The End of The Day”, “A Well Respected Man”, “Sunny Afternoon”, “Dead End Street”, “Waterloo Sunset”, “David Watts”, “Autumn Almanac”, “Days”, “Picture Book” and “The Village Green Preservation Society”.
The Anthology 1964-1971 is arguably the crown jewel of an extensive re-release program covering the band’s classic 1964-1970 catalogue. The first installment was last month’s 2-disc expanded edition of 1970’s “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One” featuring Mono and Stereo mixes, unreleased material and alternative versions, the 1971 soundtrack album Percy and more. The Kinks 50th Anniversary campaign will continue through 2015 with additional projects and reissues to be announced as details are confirmed.