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The Kinks

Face To Face - 2022 Reissue

    Face to Face is one of the finest collections of pop songs released during the '60s. Conceived as a loose concept album, Face to Face sees Ray Davies' fascination with English class and social structures flourish, as he creates a number of vivid character portraits.

    Davies' growth as a lyricist coincided with the Kinks' musical growth. Face to Face is filled with wonderful moments, whether it's the mocking Hawaiian guitars of the rocker "Holiday in Waikiki," the droning Eastern touches of "Fancy," the music hall shuffle of "Dandy," or the lazily rolling "Sunny Afternoon."

    These examples only scratches the surface of the riches of Face to Face, which offers other classics like "Rosy Won't You Please Come Home," "Party Line," "Too Much on My Mind," "Rainy Day in June," and "Most Exclusive Residence for Sale," making the record one of the most distinctive and accomplished albums of its time.


    Party Line
    Rosy Won't You Please Come Home
    Too Much On My Mind
    Session Man
    Rainy Day In June
    House In The Country
    Holiday In Waikiki
    Most Exclusive Residence For Sale
    Little Miss Queen Of Darkness
    You're Looking Fine
    Sunny Afternoon
    I'll Remember

    The Kinks

    Kinda Kinks - 2022 Reissue

      Kinda Kinks is the second album by English rock band the Kinks, released in 1965. Recorded and released within two weeks after returning from a tour in Asia.

      The album is a huge step forward in songwriting capabilities for Ray Davies and the band. They secured themselves a number one spot on the UK singles chart with "Tired of Waiting for You", the full album charted at #3.

      Originally released by Pye in the UK on 5 March 1965 and reissue now by BMG on heavy weight black vinyl in 2022. The US release had a rearranged track listing and repackaged cover. Several tracks were removed, and the single "Set Me Free", released two months after the UK issue of Kinda Kinks, was unique to the album's US release. In the UK, the album was only released in mono; no stereo mix was made.

      The album also includes cult favourite tracks ‘Look For Me Baby’, ‘Come On Now’, ‘Something Better Beginning’ as well as "Nothin' in This World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl" which put them right in the front of the British Invasion pack for seriousness and complexity, out in front of where the Beatles or almost any of the competition were in early 1965, but it didn't stop them from switching gears to the bluesy "Naggin' Woman."


      Look For Me Baby
      Got My Feet On The Ground
      Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'bout That Girl
      Naggin' Woman
      Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
      Tired Of Waiting For You
      Dancing In The Street
      Don't Ever Change
      Come On Now
      So Long
      You Shouldn't Be Sad
      Something Better Beginning

      The Kinks

      Something Else By The Kinks - 2022 Reissue

        Something Else By The Kinks, expands The Kinks accomplishments, offering 13 classic British pop songs. These offerings focus on more nostalgic and sentimental themes, retreating from the psychedelic and mod posturings that had dominated the rock world. Something Else sounds like nothing else from 1967.

        The Kinks change gear on this album, preferring acoustic ballads, music hall numbers, and tempered R&B to full-out guitar attacks. Part of the album's power lies in its calm music, since it provides an elegant support for Davies' character portraits and vignettes. From the martial stomp of "David Watts" to the lovely, shimmering "Waterloo Sunset," there's not a weak song on the record.

        And just as impressive is the emergence of Dave Davies as a songwriter. His Dylanesque "Death of a Clown" and bluesy rocker "Love Me Till the Sun Shines" hold their own against Ray's masterpieces, and help make Something Else the endlessly fascinating album that it is.


        David Watts
        Death Of A Clown
        Two Sisters
        No Return
        Harry Rag
        Tin Soldier Man
        Situation Vacant
        Love Me Till The Sun Shines
        Lazy Old Sun
        Afternoon Tea
        Funny Face
        End Of The Season
        Waterloo Sunset

        The Kinks

        The Kink Kontroversy - 2022 Reissue

          The Kinks came into their own as album artists on The Kink Kontroversy. Ray Davies fully matured as a songwriter on this title, which bridges their raw early British Invasion sound with more sophisticated lyrics and thoughtful production.

          Full of powerful ravers like the hit "Til the End of the Day" (utilizing yet another "You Really Got Me"-type riff) and the abrasive, Dave Davies-sung cover of "Milk Cow Blues," but tracks like the calypso pastiche "I'm on an Island," where Ray sings of isolation with a forlorn yet merry bite, were far more indicative of their future direction.

          Other great songs on this underrated album include the uneasy nostalgia of "Where Have All the Good Times Gone?," the plaintive, almost fatalistic ballads "Ring the Bells" and "The World Keeps Going Round," and the Dave Davies-sung declaration of independence "I Am Free."


          Milk Cow Blues
          Ring The Bells
          Gotta Get The First Plane Home
          When I See That Girl Of Mine
          I Am Free
          Till The End Of The Day
          The World Keeps Going Round
          I'm On An Island
          Where Have All The Good Times Gone
          It's Too Late
          What's In Store For Me
          You Can't Win


          Iron Fist - 40th Anniversary Edition

            Iron Fist is repositioned as a vital snapshot of Motörhead at a crucial period when they found themselves caught in the tornado ignited by success and, in true Motörhead style, careered into their next phase at such velocity it transcended logic or reason to become this trio’s final kamikaze joyride. Forty years later, with fall-out long dissipated and a proper mastering job that avoided it at the time, Iron Fist sounds like prime Motörhead with the gloves and seat-belts off. For sheer velocity, it could be fastest of them all, the ferocious title track earning such an accolade in Kerrang! in its tribute spread to Lemmy after he passed away.

            By 1982, punk had been and gone, the new wave of heavy metal sounded squeaky and cliched next to its grubby godfathers and, while still trouncing all opposition, Motörhead retained that essential ability to laugh at everything, including themselves as they made lightning raids on every sense and orifice with everything cranked to overload.

            The Kinks

            Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Pt. 1

              ‘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.

              50th anniversary LP release featuring the newly remastered original stereo album on black heavyweight vinyl in a carefully restored and replicated original gatefold sleeve. Includes a 12” booklet with comprehensive notes, new band quotes, rare photos and memorabilia. Features the hit singles ‘Lola’ & ‘Apeman’. Produced in association with The Kinks, with audio & visual content curated by Ray Davies.

              This is the first time the album has been remastered and is the first LP re-issue of it since the mid-1980s


              Protest And Survive : The Anthology

                Celebrating 40 years since the release of their debut single in 1980, British hardcore punk band Discharge are surviving pioneers of the subgenre they invented; D-beat. Having had a worldwide influence on both extreme metal and punk with their uncompromising, raw sound over the last 40 years, Discharge’s political message is now relevant more than ever. Still performing globally in clubs and at festivals, the quintet are heralded as one of the godfathers of the political and anarcho punk scenes. Heavily championed by John Peel in their early years, they clocked up several chart singles and albums. They went on to influence metal bands like Metallica and Celtic Frost, as well as punk acts like Rancid.

                The Kinks

                Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire

                  The hugely well-respected and historically important Kinks seventh studio album Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire was released on 10th October 1969, and celebrates its 50th anniversary on 2019. 'Rock musical' in style and one of the most effective concept albums in rock history, the album was constructed by Kinks' frontman Ray Davies as the soundtrack to a subsequently cancelled Granada Television play. The album receiving almost unanimous acclaim upon its release.

                  Rolling Stone 1969 - "Arthur is a masterpiece on every level, Ray Davies' finest hour. The Kinks' supreme achievement and the best British album of 1969". Melody Maker 1969 - "Ray Davies' finest hour ... beautifully British to the core"

                  Original album tracklist: Victoria, Yes Sir No Sir, Some Mother's Son, Drivin', Brainwashed, Australia, Shangri-La, Mr. Churchill Says, She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina, Young And Innocent Days, Nothing To Say, Arthur

                  Bert Jansch

                  Just A Simple Soul

                    • The first comprehensive Best Of collection spanning Jansch’s 5-decade-long career, compiled by Bernard Butler and the Bert Jansch estate

                    • Presented chronologically, the collection begins by drawing from his prolific 1960s period, during which he released six albums between 1965 and 1969

                    • This collection plucks tracks including the seminal song ‘Needle of Death’ (famously covered by Neil Young) and the achingly beautiful ‘Angie’

                    • Includes the track ‘Black Water Side’, the foundations of which were taken by Led Zeppelin for their later release ‘Black Mountain Side’

                    • Just A Simple Soul reminds us of Bert Jansch’s enduring legacy and his influence across the musical spectrum. As Bernard Butler eloquently puts it; “Bert lived and breathed the sound of the guitar and its endless possibilities for communication, storytelling, conversation, emotional dialogue. We have a life’s work here, and what a life Bert Jansch has given us.”

                    “But as for acoustic guitar, Bert Jansch is on the same level as Jimi [Hendrix]. That first record of his is epic.” – Neil Young.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side 1
                    1. Strolling Down The Highway
                    2. Angie
                    3. Needle Of Death
                    4. It Don't Bother Me
                    5. Black Water Side
                    6. Soho
                    7. The Time Has Come

                    Side 2
                    1. Go Your Way My Love
                    2. Come Back Baby
                    3. Poison
                    4. The Bright New Year
                    5. Rosemary Lane
                    6. Reynardine
                    7. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

                    Side 3
                    1. Fresh As A Sweet Sunday Morning
                    2. Chambertin
                    3. Baby Blue
                    4. Daybreak
                    5. Kittiwake
                    6. Sweet Rose
                    7. Let Me Sing

                    Side 4
                    1. Morning Brings Peace Of Mind
                    2. Carnival
                    3. Just A Simple Soul
                    4. Crimson Moon
                    5. On The Edge Of A Dream
                    6. High Days

                    Small Faces

                    Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake - 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

                      Originally released by Andrew Loog Oldham’s Immediate Records on 24 May 1968 and soon hit the No.1 spot where it stayed for 6 weeks. Critically acclaimed and still featuring in albums-you-must-own-polls, it is by far and away the Small Faces’ best-known and most successful album. Includes ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Afterglow’ plus ‘Song Of A Baker’ and live favourite ‘Rollin’ Over’ - Newly remastered by Nick Robbins at Soundmastering with the full cooperation of surviving Small Faces member Kenney Jones. This is the best Ogdens’ has ever sounded!

                      50th Anniversary 3CD + DVD Earbook - 60-page hardback book edition contains 3CDs for mono and stereo versions of the album plus rare bonus material
                      DVD contains the Small Faces legendary TV performance of “Happiness Stan” for the BBC’s “Colour Me Pop” programme in June 1968, together with Peter Whitehead’s promotional film for ‘Lazy Sunday’.
                      In-depth sleeve notes by Small Faces authority and Mojo contributor Mark Paytress, interviews, rare photos and memorabilia.

                      50th Anniversary 3LP Box Set - Cut at half-speed by Matt Colton at Alchemy Studios to give a better dynamic response, more defined and accurate sound and extended low frequency and smooth high-frequency response. This is the best Ogdens’ has ever sounded!
                      For the first time ever, both mono and stereo versions of the album plus an LP of rare bonus material will be released together on one deluxe, limited edition box set, pressed on 180-gram audiophile red, white and blue vinyl.
                      Deluxe booklet loaded with material, including in-depth sleeve notes by Small Faces authority and Mojo contributor Mark Paytress, interviews, rare photos and memorabilia.

                      Small Faces

                      Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake - 50th Anniversary

                        Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake is the third studio album and first concept album by the English rock band Small Faces. Released on 24 May 1968, the LP peaked at number one on the UK Album Charts on 29 June, where it remained for a total of six weeks. The title and the design of the distinctive packaging was a parody of Ogden's Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco.

                        These deluxe, Art Of The Album versions celebrate this seminal records 50th anniversary.

                        Vinyl cut at half speed mastering for finest audio quality at Alchemy Mastering.
                        New liners notes by acclaimed music journalist Jon Savage.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Ogden's Nut Gone Flake (Mono)
                        2. Afterglow (Of Your Love)
                        3. Long Agos And Worlds Apart
                        4. Rene
                        5. Song Of A Baker (Mono Version)
                        6. Lazy Sunday
                        7. Happiness Stan
                        8. Rollin' Over
                        9. The Hungry Intruder
                        10. The Journey
                        11. Mad John
                        12. HappyDaysToyTown (Mono)

                        The Damned

                        Damned Damned Damned - 2017 Deluxe Remaster Edition

                        The Damned blazed a trail when they became the very first British punk band to release a single(New Rose) on 22nd October 1976, which was swiftly followed by the release of the very first British punk album, their classic debut long-player ‘Damned Damned Damned,’ originally released by Stiff Records on 18th February 1977.

                        Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band’s dramatic breakthrough, a very special Art Of The Album deluxe edition of that incredible debut.

                        Featuring fully remastered audio & new sleevenotes recalling the story of the band’s conception and the album’s creation. Comprehensively researched and written by legendary punk writer John Ingham, these new sleevenotes cover in-depth the story of the album & the period in which it was written & recorded, the key players in its creation, the craft and instrumentation, the impact upon release and its legacy 40 years later. Via exclusive interviews with original band members Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Brian James and Rat Scabies, John Ingham (best known for writing the first ever review of The Damned and the first ever interview with The Sex Pistols - both in UK music weekly ‘Sounds’ in 1976) is perfectly placed to recount the early hedonistic days of the band in this definitive release of one of the most influential albums of all time..

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Martin says: Chaotic, messy, exhilarating ultra rock'n'roll picking up where the Stooges and MC5 left off (the album includes a cover of the Stooges' 'I Feel Alright'). The machine gun blast of 'Neat Neat Neat' opens in wonderful, menacing fashion, the album careering insanely on from there, but the highlight has to be the utterly amazing 'New Rose' - the first, and one of the greatest U.K. punk singles ever released.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        01. Neat Neat Neat
                        02. Fan Club
                        03. I Fall
                        04. Born To Kill
                        05. Stab Yor Back
                        06. Feel The Pain
                        07. New Rose
                        08. Fish
                        09. See Her Tonite
                        10. 1 Of The 2
                        11. So Messed Up
                        12. I Feel Alright

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