Monday, December 21, 2020

The Kinks' Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Pt. 1 collected, expanded in new box set

This is the last of the front-to-back, truly great Kinks albums, in my view, before Ray Davies' conceptual pretensions too often started getting in the way of his writing strong, stand-alone tunes. (The same thing happened, around the same time, to Pete Townshend!) 

You can order the box now from Amazon.


If you're not up for the full-meal deal, there's a double-CD version that includes the remastered album and what looks like the best outtakes.

Details:

THE KINKS LOLA VERSUS POWERMAN AND THE MONEYGOROUND, PART ONE DELUXE BOX SET ‘Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One’ is the eighth studio album by The Kinks, one of the most influential rock acts of all time, and was recorded and released in 1970. A concept album, it is a satirical appraisal of the music industry, including song publishers, unions, the press, accountants, business managers, and life on the road. This classic album appeared during a transitional period for the Kinks, and was a critical and commercial success. This set is a limited edition, lavishly packaged, 50th anniversary deluxe 10” book-pack of that album, containing many previously unreleased tracks and versions. Produced in association with The Kinks, with audio & visual content curated by Ray Davies. Matt laminated rigid slipcase featuring the original LP cover reproduced with foil and metallic silver finishes. 3 x CDs containing: Original album new remaster from original HD master tapes, singles (stereo and mono mixes), B-sides, alternate original mixes, new medleys with Ray & Dave Davies conversations, new Ray Davies remixes & original session out-takes, previously unreleased session & live tape audio, instrumental & acoustic versions, previously unreleased demos & BBC material. 2 x reproduced original 7” picture bag singles, remastered audio. 60 page, hardback book with extensive notes, new band quotes, Kinks ‘1970 diary’, rare photos & memorabilia. 4 x small glossy printed kinks photos. Features the hit singles ‘Lola’ & ‘Apeman’.

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