The Kinks - The Kink Controversy

Limited Edition Remastered Mono 180 Gram Red Vinyl

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The Kink Kontroversy is the third studio album by studio album by English pop rock band The Kinks, released in November 1965 by Pye Records.

The Kinks were formed in, North London in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies, and are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock groups of the era. The band emerged in 1964 during the height of British rhythm and blues and Merseybeat, and were briefly part of the British Invasion of the US until their touring ban in 1965. Between the mid-1960s and early 1970s, the group released a string of hit singles; studio albums drew good reviews but sold less than compilations of their singles. They gained a reputation for reflecting English culture and lifestyle, fuelled by Ray Davies' observational writing style. Their albums of the 1960’ and early 1970s, along with their accompanying singles, are considered among the most influential recordings of the period.

The Kinks came into their own as album artists, and Ray Davies fully matured as a songwriter with The Kink Kontroversy, which bridged their raw early British Invasion sound with more sophisticated lyrics and thoughtful production.

There are still powerful ravers like the hit Till The End Of The Day (with a You Really Got Me style riff) and the abrasive, Dave Davies sung cover of Milk Cow Blues, but tracks like the calypso pastiche I'm On An Island, where Ray sings of isolation with a forlorn yet merry bite, were far more indicative of their future direction.

Other great songs on this underrated album include the uneasy nostalgia of Where Have All the Good Times Gone?, the plaintive, almost fatalistic ballads Ring The Bells and The World Keeps Going Round, and the Dave Davies sung declaration of independence I Am Free.

It is a transitional work, with elements of both the earlier Kinks styles (heavily blues-influenced songs and variations on the band's hits from 1964-65) and early indications of the future direction of Ray Davies' songwriting styles.

This limited edition mono LP on red 180 gram heavyweight vinyl is pressed in Europe.

(888751132511)

 

Title

Time

A1

Milk Cow Blues

3:44

A2

Ring The Bells

2:21

A3

Gotta Get The First Plane Home

1:49

A4

When I See That Girl Of Mine

2:12

A5

I Am Free

2:32

A6

Til The End Of The Day

2:21

B1

The World Keeps Going Round

2:36

B2

I’m On An Island

2:19

B3

Where Have All The Good Times Gone

2:53

B4

It’s Too Late

2:37

B5

What’s In Store For Me

2:06

B6

You Can’t Win

2:42

SKU 888751132511
Record Label Sanctuary Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88875113251
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 23 July 2015
Original Release Date (Year) 26 November 1965
Barcode # 888751132511
Shipping Weight 0.2850kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition Remastered Mono Audio on 180 Gram Red Coloured Vinyl
Vinyl Colour Red
Genre Rock
Genre Pop
Format VINYL LP

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