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Posted: Oct 20, 2020 - 5:24pm



1972 US 1st press
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Posted: Oct 19, 2020 - 11:47am



1973 US The Great Lost Kinks Album  One of the rarest of all Kinks albums.  The only known official source of most of these songs.
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Posted: Oct 19, 2020 - 6:57am

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1970's US repress
 
Weird that Google doesn't come up with a decent image of the inside of the gatefold

 
Discogs to the rescue ...


This is such a great album.  Subtle or not so subtle snark with some great hooky riffs.  It is actually better than I remember.  Haven't listened to it in prolly 15 or more years.  A commentary about an emigration trend to Australia.  That echoed my interests in Australia as well back then, but that was based on its rise and new prominence in the surfing world back then.  This was actually mentioned in the song Australia.  Great waves and shark nets. 

From the release notes at Discogs.

'Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)' is the seventh studio album by The Kinks, released in October 1969. Kinks frontman Ray Davies constructed the concept album as the soundtrack to a Granada Television play and developed the storyline with novelist Julian Mitchell; however, the television programme was cancelled and never produced. The rough plot revolved around Arthur Morgan, a carpet-layer, who was based on Ray Davies' brother-in-law Arthur Anning.

'Arthur...' was met with almost unanimous acclaim upon release. It received generous coverage in the US rock press, with articles running in underground magazines such as Fusion and The Village Voice. It garnered back-to-back reviews by Mike Daly and Greil Marcus in Rolling Stone magazine's lead section; Daly rated it as "the Kinks' finest hour", and Marcus went so far as to call it "the best British album of 1969". Reviews in the UK were also positive. Although it received a mixed review in New Musical Express, Disc & Music Echo praised the album's musical integrity, and Melody Maker called it "Ray Davies' finest hour... beautifully British to the core".

The album, although not very successful commercially, was a return to the charts in the US for The Kinks. The album itself reached number 50 on the Record World charts, and number 105 on Billboard, their highest position since 1965. It failed to chart in Britain.

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Posted: Oct 18, 2020 - 2:24pm



 kurtster wrote:


1970's US repress
 
Weird that Google doesn't come up with a decent image of the inside of the gatefold

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Posted: Oct 18, 2020 - 6:44am



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Posted: Oct 17, 2020 - 6:19pm



1980's US repress
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Posted: Oct 12, 2020 - 8:27pm



2020 EU 2 Lp ½ speed mastered.  Then Play On. Peter Green Fleetwood Mac
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Posted: Oct 10, 2020 - 9:08pm



2020 EU 4 Lp deluxe box just arrived today.  All songs have been remixed.  Just been through Side A.  Have to think about these new mixes.  Somehow they seem too civilized and polished.
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Posted: Sep 27, 2020 - 8:02pm



2016 EU Box limited to 10,000 copies.  16 Lp's.  All the Stones albums that were ever issued in Mono plus all the singles not on albums from the 60's. Thanks to SteelyD for bringing this to my attention back when he mentioned he was enjoying the CD set 3 or so years ago.  Would have missed this most likely otherwise.  So I just looked it up on Discogs and its now worth $1k all day long in the USA.  I got it for under $300 3 years ago.  Time to rip it and let it go.  My October project.  First up, of course ...

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Posted: Sep 21, 2020 - 9:29pm



1983 remaster  This album and the band itself have had more legal problems than OJ. {#Sad}
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Posted: Sep 21, 2020 - 4:49pm



2013 US Record Store Day Steven Wilson remix
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Posted: Sep 20, 2020 - 11:03pm



1981 MFSL ½ speed mastered
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1972 US 1st
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Posted: Sep 20, 2020 - 5:57pm



1978 Purple label repress (10th anniversary remasters series)  needed a change ...
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Posted: Sep 19, 2020 - 7:54pm





3 Sep 2020 EU box set.  All analogue.  Just finishing the 4th album.  The Bob Welch era of the Mac has been largely ignored in all the reissuing frenzy. This set does these albums total justice.  Got it for the concert which I have a couple parts captured back in the original Napster daze.  A radio concert from KSAN hosted by Tom Donahue from the Record Plant in 1974.  It is extraordinary.  Like sitting in a cozy little bar listening to the Mac if you've never had the chance to hear this concert.  Stripped down, raw and live.  Compared my 1st of Mystery To Me with this version.  This version is actually much improved without losing a thing.  The other albums are also just as good.

This is a great way to fill a hole in your collection if you've ever been thinking about any of these albums.
{#Cheers}
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Posted: Sep 12, 2020 - 10:14pm



1978 US 1st press
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Posted: Sep 7, 2020 - 5:57pm



1979 US 1st.  Been putting this one off for awhile.  Double albums are a bitch to rip.  Have two more copies of this album on vinyl ...
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Posted: Sep 7, 2020 - 9:26am



1978 US 1st press
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 kurtster wrote:

That is pretty much the explanation for a lot of holes in my collection.  Vertigo was a bigger deal in Europe than here in the states as a label.  My Alex Harvey and a couple of others are on Vertigo but they are English copies.  Vertigo was Phillips which was Mercury records also here in the states and seemed to have more bands not in the real middle of things but definitely had their own thing going.  Add Uriah Heep to the list.  Rod Stewart was Mercury's big name back then, IIRC.

Just got done with a seven hour marathon declicking of Autobahn.  Well over 300 markers for mouseclicks and pencil edits.  But hey, I do like long stuff like this where a good riff is not wasted and thoroughly exploited.  I did sit through an hour long version of Inna Gadda DaVida live at the old Electric Factory in Philly when it was a new song. And liked every minute of it.  What has struck me so much about Autobahn is how much it sounds like Tubular Bells, only better more interesting.  Lot's more of swirling synths and flanging / phasing in and out of other things.  This still actually sounds good after all of these years, not on a regular basis, but I do appreciate it as a composition.

Somewhere I have some Bonzo Dog Band with Intro and Outro, IIRC.  Gonna have to look for that.


Cheers !
 
I think Oldfield and Kraftwerk may have had some similar influences: some of those "experimental" and the musique concrète scenes from France and Germany in the 1950s and '60s.  I prefer Kraftwerk to Oldfield too.  Autobahn still had several acoustic instruments on it; by the next album they had gone entirely electronic.  I had read that they fabricated some of their "instruments" like rhythm machines and modified keyboards.
I have an import re-issue copy of the first Bonzo album "Gorilla".  It's on another unusual label - Sunset Records - which I think was a "budget" division of Liberty or UA, used for re-issues and compilations.

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Posted: Sep 6, 2020 - 4:45pm

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It doesn't seem like 46 years ago does it.  I used to listen to that album a lot in the mid-to-late '70s - "Ralf und Florian" too. 
Vertigo Records - those were probably the only records I had on that label, though I think Black Sabbath and Thin Lizzy released some stuff in the US on that label as well.  I didn't buy those records but friends of mine had them.
 
That is pretty much the explanation for a lot of holes in my collection.  Vertigo was a bigger deal in Europe than here in the states as a label.  My Alex Harvey and a couple of others are on Vertigo but they are English copies.  Vertigo was Phillips which was Mercury records also here in the states and seemed to have more bands not in the real middle of things but definitely had their own thing going.  Add Uriah Heep to the list.  Rod Stewart was Mercury's big name back then, IIRC.

Just got done with a seven hour marathon declicking of Autobahn.  Well over 300 markers for mouseclicks and pencil edits.  But hey, I do like long stuff like this where a good riff is not wasted and thoroughly exploited.  I did sit through an hour long version of Inna Gadda DaVida live at the old Electric Factory in Philly when it was a new song. And liked every minute of it.  What has struck me so much about Autobahn is how much it sounds like Tubular Bells, only better more interesting.  Lot's more of swirling synths and flanging / phasing in and out of other things.  This still actually sounds good after all of these years, not on a regular basis, but I do appreciate it as a composition.

Somewhere I have some Bonzo Dog Band with Intro and Outro, IIRC.  Gonna have to look for that.

Cheers !
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