The previous reviewer's remark about Sanctuary "blowing it" is worth noting. But I think it is important, for anyone approaching the Kinks' catalog, to realize that this is probably the band's single best album---and that is saying something. And whatever its inferiorities to the Japanese import referred to in the previous review, I will attest that this CD sounds fine to my ears, contains all sorts of delightful bonus material, and is, unlike many Japanese imports, readily affordable.
A newcomer to this band looking up the Kinks on Amazon.com would, up until now, see this particular record---a record that begins with "David Watts," ends with "Waterloo Sunset" (before the bonus material starts), and doesn't flag between those two rather dizzy peaks---slapped with a two-star review. This could lead to unthinkable consequences. Someone might buy *Come Dancing* instead, base his or her opinion of the Kinks on THAT, and never experience the pleasure of hearing one of the best albums of 1967---a year that witnessed as many, or more, great albums than any other in rock history. Consumer warnings of the audiophile variety have their place, but it's important that buyers know where to start. Start HERE, with *Something Else*, whether this version, the Japanese version, or an 8-track. It is an album no serious collection should lack.