Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Great Lost Kinks Album

The title doesn't lie. This album is GREAT. A must have for all die hard Kinks lovers. I have just recently acquired this album, and haven't stopped listening to it yet. This album has 30 unreleased tracks spanning the time period from 1963 to 1970. Now, if this wasn't cool enough for you, here is the best part. This album was put together by the man himself Ray Davies. It was also produced by Ray Davies and Shel Talmy. And what a wonderful job they did. The sound is spectacular. Released in 2000 to a very limited run this is a very hard cd to get. I have put it in two zip files. Just to try and keep the sound quality (vbr 320). So waste no time, you wont be disappointed.

Liz. That means you. Download this gem. :) Get on o
n it.

The Great Lost Kinks Album Part 1.

The Great Lost Kinks Album Part 2.

More Info About Songs:
This track info was obtained from Dave Emlem's Unofficial Kinks.

Tracks:

1. The Virgin Soldier March
mono mix, recorded Feb 1969 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
2. I'm A Hog For You Baby
mono mix, demo version, recorded 19 Oct, 1963 at Regent Sound Studios, London
3. I Believed You
mono mix, demo version, recorded 19 Oct, 1963 at Regent Sound Studios, London
4. Revenge
mono mix, demo version, recorded mid-Dec 1963 at Regent Sound, London
5. Got Love If You Want It
mono mix, alternate take, recorded early 1964
6. Don't Ever Let Me Go
mono mix, recorded 8 Sep, 1964 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
7. This I Know
mono mix, demo version, recorded 31 May, 1965 at Regent Sound Studios, London
8. A Little Bit Of Sunlight
mono mix, Ray Davies' publishing demo, recorded 24 May, 1965 at Regent Sound Studios, London
9. Tell Me Now So I'll Know
mono mix, Ray Davies' publishing demo, recorded 24 May, 1965 at Regent Sound Studios, London
10. There's A New World Just Opening For Me
mono mix, Ray Davies' publishing demo, recorded 24 May, 1965 at Regent Sound Studios, London
11. All Night Stand
mono mix, demo version, recorded Dec 1965 at Central Sound, London
12. Time Will Tell
mono mix, recorded possibly 25-26 Oct, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
13. Spotty Grotty Anna
stereo mix, recorded around 1968 at Pye Studios, London
14. And I Will Love You
mono mix, recorded 29 or 30 Dec, 1965 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
15. She's Got Everything
stereo mix, recorded 7 Feb, 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
16. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
mono mix, alternate recording, recorded 2 Feb, 1966 at IBC Studios, London
17. Mr. Reporter
mono mix, lead vocals by Ray, recorded 2 Feb, 1966 at IBC Studios, London
18. Sand On My Shoes
stereo mix, recorded 24 or 25 Nov, 1966 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
19. Lavender Hill
mono mix, recorded probably Aug 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
20. Rosemary Rose
mono mix, recorded Jan 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
21. Misty Water
stereo mix, recorded 3 May, 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
22. Mr. Songbird
stereo mix, recorded probably Nov-Dec 1967 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
23. Did You See His Name?
stereo mix, recorded Mar 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
24. Where Did My Spring Go?
mono mix, recorded 28 Jan, 1969 at BBC's Riverside Sound Studios, Hammersmith, London
25. When I Turn Off The Living Room Light
mono mix, recorded 4 Feb, 1969 at BBC's Riverside Sound Studios, Hammersmith, London
26. Till Death Us Do Part
mono mix, recorded Sep 1968 at Pye Studios
27. Pictures In The Sand
mono mix, recorded May 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
28. Berkeley Mews
mono mix, recorded early 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
29. Easy Come, There You Went
stereo mix, recorded 29 Mar, 1968 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London
30. This Man He Weeps Tonight
stereo mix, recorded May-Jun 1969 at Pye Studios (No. 2), London


5 comments:

sIR bILLY said...

Fantastic stuff; didn't know it existed. Thanks a bunch.

Jacko said...

This is interesting. I've had the Great Lost Album with the original 13-14 tracks on it for years. Lately i'm starting to see that there are different versions of the album around with different material.

Looking around lately, i've seen that version on cd, seen a remastered one, a bootleg with 30 tracks on it (some overlap with yours, but some different tracks) spanning the same years.

The cd i've had for years has the original 14 tracks on it, plus 12 demo tracks intended for Dave Davies' unreleased solo album. Some of these are familiar (Susannah's Still Alive, Death Of A Clown, Mr.Reporter, Funny Face) in different forms elsewhere. A few i've heard of (Lincoln County, Do You Wish To Be A Man). Others I haven't seen anywhere else (Hold My Hand, Creeping Jean, I'm Crying, Mr Shoemaker's Daughter, Are You Ready Girl).

It has the standard Great Lost Kinks cover artwork on the outside, and what I presume is the intended cover shot for the Dave album on the inside.

I'm seeing so many alternates of familiar tracks, stereo/mono, different leads, etc., I figured it would be good to get a few different ones to compare and pick out the best versions. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

This is actually a bootleg with the same name of the "original" 13-track LP. And some different versions of it.

Gerard said...

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Ubelivable ty so much!