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The Kinks – Kinks (1964/2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

The Kinks – Kinks (1964/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 33:09 minutes | 412 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Sanctuary Records

Although the best of the Kinks’ early work is among the best British Invasion music, their initial pair of albums was far less consistent than those of the Beatles, Stones, and Who. Aside from the great “You Really Got Me,” this was a shabby, disappointing set with surprisingly thin production. As R&B cover artists, the Kinks weren’t nearly as adept as the Stones and Yardbirds; Ray Davies’ original tunes were, “You Really Got Me” aside, perfunctory Merseybeat-ish pastiches, and a couple of tunes that producer Shel Talmy penned for the group (“Bald Headed Woman,” “I’ve Been Driving on Bald Mountain”) were simply abominable. The rave-up treatments of the R&B standards “Got Love If You Want It” and “Cadillac” were good, and the simple “Stop Your Sobbing” would eventually be covered by the Pretenders, but overall this is really patchy.

01. Beautiful Delilah
02. So Mystifying
03. Just Can’t Go to Sleep
04. Long Tall Shorty
05. I Took My Baby Home
06. I’m a Lover Not a Fighter
07. You Really Got Me
08. Cadillac
09. Bald Headed Woman
10. Revenge
11. Too Much Monkey Business
12. I’ve Been Driving on Bald Mountain
13. Stop Your Sobbing
14. Got Love If You Want It


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