Greatest Hits:1970-86 (2CD/DVD) Deluxe Edition, Best of
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Two "best-of" albums ( Come Dancing and Celluloid Heroes ) plus the DVD concert film One for the Road featuring 1980 live versions of hits from all across the Kinks' career! The CDs include their Arista hits A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy; Sleepwalker; (I Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman; Lola (live); Destroyer; Better Things; Come Dancing; Don't Forget to Dance , and Do It Again, plus RCA cuts 20th Century Man; Muswell Hillbilly; Artificial Man 36 tracks plus the DVD.
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The cool thing here is you get the full concert DVD that they put out in the early 80's. It looks dated but Ray is giving it his all. You even get a 5.1 mix. Over all this is a great package. You can't beat the price and as I mentioned the mastering is excellent. Plus the Kimks are an essential band for anyone who is serious about exploring the world of rock music should really check them out!
So what you have here are two previously released Greatest Hits CD's, one from the RCA years and one from the Arista years. Thrown in is the DVD of their "One for the Road" concert with some video bonuses. What helps justify this repackaging though is improved sound.
This is good for the casual listener but for those more interested in what the band was all about in this period, I would recommend: "Muswell Hillbillies", "Everybody's in Showbiz", "Schoolboys In Disgrace", "Sleepwalker", "Misfits" and "State of Confusion" to supplement the collection reviewed here. Each one of these CD's has some cohesion without the bloat of the concept period. And, the best songs from the discs I omitted are present on the compilation. And while you are at it, hunt down "Phobia" and "Did Ya" from their brief stint on Columbia. Probably the most underrated of all the Kinks releases. The song "Hatred" from "Phobia" alone makes that disc essential!
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As good as this set is, it does not cover the great early period of The Kinks and I suggest getting the "The Kinks: The Ultimate Collection" CD set which covers those early hits most admirably. Enjoy.
If you combine this set with the Ultimate Collection you wil have a very very nice Kinks collection.
The DVD has been OOP for a while, so its inclusion here makes a good bonus.
Instead of a DVD, why not add a 3rd CD to cover the songs omitted, and maybe add some post-86 numbers like "Hatred (A duet)" ?
There really isn't a good comprehensive Kinks collection out there, it seems. This isn't quite it, even for the 70s-80s.