„The Great Lost Kinks Album“ is a 1973 LP of unreleased material issued by Reprise Records after The Kinks had moved to RCA. The tracks were recorded between 1966 and 1970 and master tapes were shipped to the US Reprise Label in the early 1970s. Ray intended most of the songs to remain unreleased "collateral" tracks for Reprise. Several other songs from these "collateral" recordings had been released on the 1972 Reprise compilation „The Kink Kronikles“.
Ray first learned of the album's existence from the US Billboard record chart. He instituted legal action against Reprise which resulted in Reprise discontinuing the album in 1975. It became an immediate collector's item and most of the songs remained officially unreleased until the 1998 reissue of Kinks albums with bonus tracks. Most of them have finally been released on the deluxe editions of „The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society“ (2008 AND 2018) and as bonus tracks on other CDs.
„The Great Lost Kinks Album“, an impressive enjoyable compilation of unreleased studio material and A/B sides from The Kinks‘ Golden Era, exists only on vinyl and was never rereleased formally. The album cover is by the famous Belgian artist, illustrator, painter and sculptor Jean-Michel Folon who collaborated with Elton John and other well-known virtuosos too.
01. Til Death Do Us Part 02. There Is No Life Without Love 03. Lavender Hill 04. Groovy Movies 05. Rosemary Rose 06. Misty Water 07. Mister Songbird 08. When I Turn Off The Living Room Light 09. The Way Love Used To Be 10. Plastic Man 11. This Man He Weeps Tonight 12. Pictures In The Sand 13. Where Did My Spring Go?
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Colb, I certainly don’t think that you have to mortgage your house in order to buy a copy; it might be easily available on Amazon or Ebay.
Last Edit: May 23, 2020 11:02:26 GMT -5 by martin53