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    The Kinks - The Ultimate Collection (2002)

    The Kinks - The Ultimate Collection (2002)

    Genre: Rock | 2CDs | Release: 2002 | MP3 320 kbps | 327.41 MB

    Although they weren't as boldly innovative as the Beatles or as popular as the Rolling Stones or the Who, the Kinks were one of the most influential bands of the British Invasion. Like most bands of their era, the Kinks began as an R&B/blues outfit. Within four years, the band had become the most staunchly English of all their contemporaries, drawing heavily from British music hall and traditional pop, as well as incorporating elements of country, folk, and blues.
    Although generally not as highly regarded by the critics as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, or the Who, the Kinks may well have influenced far more musicians. The three-chord sledgehammer proto-metal burst of teenage lust called "You Really Got Me," the Kinks' third single and first hit, touched off a garage band explosion, which in turn influenced the rise of punk a decade later. Blessed with an astute songwriter in Ray Davies, the Kinks followed the template of "You Really Got Me" for a couple years, racking up hits with "All Day and All of the Night," "Tired of Waiting for You," and "Till the End of the Day." But Davies had more than one card in his pocket, and he blossomed into a sharp social satirist ("Dedicated Follower of Fashion"). By the time the album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society was released in 1968, Davies had become a master of elegiac studies in English suburbia. The gender-bending "Lola" was a big hit in 1970 and the Kinks entered the video era in 1983 with "Come Dancing" and its memorable video. The Ultimate Collection spans the group's career in two discs, including the hits, B-sides, and key album tracks.


    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 Friends
    7. Till The End Of The Day
    8. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
    9. Sunny Afternoon
    10.Dead End Street
    11.Waterloo Sunset
    12.Death Of A Clown
    13.Autumn Almanac
    14.Susannah's Still Alive
    17.Plastic Man
    21.Supersonic Rocket Ship
    22.Better Things
    23.Come Dancing
    24.Don't Forget To Dance

    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.Well Respected Man
    11.I'm Not Like Everybody Else
    12.Love Me Till The Sun Shines
    13.She's Got Everything
    16.God's Children
    17.Celluloid Heroes
    18.(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman
    19.Do It Again
    20.Living On A Thin Line



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