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.

Vinyl LP £16.99 5414939639814

Reissue LP on Sanctuary.

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Face To Face by The Kinks
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9/10 Jack 30th January 2015

1966 was a good year for the band. The classic "Sunny Afternoon" topped the UK Singles chart that summer, and even hit #14 in the US. There are also so many great tracks on this album, it's almost impossible not to love it. But even the deep cuts are of quality, which makes Face To Face The Kinks's first really cohesive album from start to finish. It flows beautifully. Given the band had more time to breathe and craft their songs, the album's quality really shines out. Face To Face is, simply put, a great album, and if you don't like it you can go pound sand.



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