The Kinks Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
The defining statement for the Davies brothers and their rotating cast of players, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society is a precursor to all varieties of twee pop, folk rock and psychedelia, an instructive textbook in saccharine song-writing and sugar-laced guitar melodies. The Kinks had a unanimously agreed-upon classic, and this is it -- because it's the one that makes us all smile the hardest.
Now regarded as their finest moment, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society is now seen as the highlight of the band's long career and certainly the high water moment of the pastoral English phase of their development. Now you can get the album in an enormous box set with 2 LPs, 5 CDs, 3 7"s a book and all kinds of memorabilia. For those with smaller pockets the 2 x CD looks quite tasty with 49 tracks altogether or you can get the standard original LP as it was meant to be heard.
- Vinyl Deluxe LP box set (4050538402049)
- Vinyl LP (4050538402216)
- In stock and ready to ship
- Last copy
The schoolmasters of the British Invasion continue to get in our faces long after the invading is all said and done, offering a reissue of Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall of the British Empire), their brainiest and most orchestral moment in the sun. Fashioned after soft folk rock arrangements and glorious riffing, it's one of three high watermark moments for the Kinks, who couldn't shake the allure of the concept album if they tried.
Is it a legally binding thing that every Kinks re-issue has to have another word in it that doesn't normally begin with 'k' but does so here for some kind of komic effect? No other band does this. Is the best of...say... King Kompendium? I think not. Aaaanyway this is a recording of the early Kinks during their rhythm and blues era performing a 'warts and all' show. When even the press release uses the phrase 'warts and all' I think we all know that this won't be a live album as slick as 'Frampton Comes Alive'.
A classic from the archives, Something Else is the fifth studio album by The Kinks and gets a loving reissue on Sanctuary. On 140g vinyl with the original UK tracklisting, it’s the last Kinks album to be produced by Shel Talmy and showcases one part of a mid-career high that’s still an influence today. Out on vinyl LP from Sanctuary.
- Vinyl LP (5414939640117)
- Last copy
Marking the beginning of a purple patch for The Kinks, their fourth studio album Face To Face is nothing short of a classic. Reissued on 140g vinyl, all the Kinksian qualities you’d expect are at play here from quintessential Englishness to the satirical lyrics and thematic unity. The first concept album? Out on vinyl LP from Sanctuary.
A classic British album from The Kinks discography gets a reissue complete with its original UK tracklisting. Named in reference to their notorious reputation at the time, The Kink Kontroversy begins to show shades of the future potential of Davies’ songwriting. Reissued on 140g vinyl by Sanctuary.
An important album in The Kinks oeuvre, their second effort offers the first real showing of Davies’ songwriting talents. Following the covers-heavy debut, Kinda Kinks features ten pop originals that hint at the longing melodies that would later become a Ray Davies trademark. Out on 140g vinyl LP from Sanctuary.
The self titled debut album from The Kinks gets the reissue treatment on 140g vinyl by Sanctuary. Consisting largely of R&B covers, The Kinks is largely credited with foretelling the sound of heavy rock from Led Zeppelin to Black Sabbath thanks to ‘You Really Got Me’. Out on vinyl LP from Sanctuary.