Saturday, March 5, 2011

More Deluxe Kinks Reissues on the Way?

In a recent post I announced that Sanctuary/Universal Music is prepping double-disc, remastered, bonus-track laden reissues of the first three Kinks albums (release dates are March 28 in the U.K. and April 5 in the U.S.). A little poking around the Internet led me to several articles announcing that this is just the beginning. Apparently, deluxe editions of Arthur: or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire and Muswell Hillbillies will follow in May, while Face to Face and Something Else are scheduled for July.

I'm slightly hesitant about this story because I have yet to find an official press release. I'm also suspicious because of the conspicuous absence of Lola Vs. Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, a key record from the group's Pye era (and one of Psychobabble Eleven Greatest Album's of 1970) and the presence of Muswell Hillbillies, originally released after the group moved to RCA. Strange that the reissues would include albums from two different labels while excluding certain titles (the excellent Percy soundtrack is absent, as well).

In any event, this might be amazing news for Kinks Kultists. Stay tuned for more information on these possible future releases... and in the meantime, you can pre-order the officially announced ones here:

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