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Encore Records Ltd

Kinks - Arthur - CD Box

Regular price $99.99 CAD
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4 Cds+ 4 7" Singles

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" 

4 x CDs,
4 x 7" singles, book, printed memorabilia, enamel badge
2019 newly remastered stereo and mono versions of original Arthur album from HD sources
Mono and stereo single versions, B-sides, alternate mono / stereo mixes, demos, BBC mixes and Dave Davies’ solo
2 new recordings of Ray Davies with The Doo Wop Choir, including one previously unreleased track
3 previously unreleased tracks written for Arthur, and recorded by the 'Come Dancing' Workshop Ensemble (1998)
New Ray Davies remixes of album tracks ‘Australia’ and ‘Shangri-La’

81 tracks total, comprising 5 previously unreleased tracks and 28 previously unreleased versions
4 x Arthur related 7” singles (with reproduced original international artwork) • Drivin’ / Victoria / Shangri-La / Hold My Hand (Dave Davies solo)