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Ultimate Collection [Original recording remastered]

Kinks , The Kinks Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. You Really Got Me
2. All Day And All Of the Night
3. Tired Of Waiting For You
4. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy
5. Set Me Free
6. See My Friend
7. Till the End Of the Day
8. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
9. Sunny Afternoon
10. Dead End Street
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Disc: 2
1. David Watts
2. Stop Your Sobbing
3. Dandy
4. Mr. Pleasant
5. I Gotta Move
6. Who'll Be the Next In Line
7. I Need You
8. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
9. Sittin' On My Sofa
10. A Well Respected Man
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How Ray Davies made it through is anyone's guess. He fought constantly with his brother and bandmate Dave. He received not a penny of royalties throughout the Kinks' late-1960s heyday, due to a management dispute. He endured two divorces--the first of which saw him hospitalised in a suspected suicide attempt--and a painful break-up with Chrissie Hynde. Under terrible stress, he announced his retirement every six months from 1967 onwards. Yet somehow he held together one of the 60s' most stylish outfits, and released a string of hits that rank among the wittiest, most provocative and most socially aware songs ever written.

The first disc of the two-CD The Ultimate Collection begins with their third single and first No. 1, the insistent "You Really Got Me", then races through the glory years with the absurdly infectious likes of "Sunny Afternoon", "Waterloo Sunset", "Lola" and "Apeman". Dave's two hits are included, too, and the disc ends with "Come Dancing" and other selections from The Kinks' early-80s comeback. Disc Two includes songs that were hits for others ("David Watts" and "Stop Your Sobbing"), various B-sides and other rarities, including "God's Children", from the soundtrack of Percy, a movie about a fellow seeking the original owner of his recently transplanted penis. The Ultimate Collection is an excellent addition to the Kinks's cannon. --Dominic Wills

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THE KINKS The Ultimate Collection - 40th Anniversary (2004 issue UK 44-track 2-CD album set - Rarely given their rightful place amongst the best of the 60s era bands this excellent collection should remind many just how great they were including You Really Got Me All Day And All Of The Night Dedicated Follower Of Fashion Sunny Afternoon Waterloo Sunset Days Victoria Lola and many more picture sleeve SANDD109)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Dedicated Follower of Kinks Nov. 14 2011
By Bootsy Bass TOP 500 REVIEWER
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They Really Got Me with this collection. Just to get the stereo "Coca-Cola" Lola was alone worth the price of admission. All the hits are here and more "essential" Kinks items. Well worth it. Everybodys gonna be happy all the day and all of the night with this 2 CD set.
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This makes a great addition to any music library. One of my all-time favourite groups and this collection does not disappoint.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tons of Fun Sept. 30 2002
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After all this time, it is amazing the number of sublime songs that were put out by the Kinks. This is not a "greatest hits" collection, as there are a few b-side clinkers in the bunch, but even these display the splendid combination of melody and chaos that made this band so interesting. The audio quality is wonderful (yes, you can listen to the quality of the studio recordings improve over time), and it is a revelation to re-listen to songs only known through 45's decades ago. OK, I'm reliving my childhood. It's great.
The texture of both the words and music displayed by this band at its best is remarkable. And they only got better. The last recordings, songs like "Better Days," "Superman" and "Come Dancing" are superb.
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I have been looking for a good collection of Kinks and this is it! Has all the hits and the good bits that I was not aware of. Highly Recommend.
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