The Kinks have announced a 10-disc mono vinyl collection, set to be released on November 18.
The 10 discs will contain tracks recorded from 1964 to 1969, bringing together the first 8 albums in mono, including ‘Live At Kelvin Hall’. The set also includes the bonus double LP compilation ‘The Kinks’ as well as a hardcover 48-page book including never-before-seen photos and new interviews with Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory.
The Mono Collection contains:
Kinda Kinks (1965)
The Kink Kontroversy (1965)
Face To Face (1966)
Something Else By The Kinks (1967)
Live At Kelvin Hall (1967)
The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire (1969)
The Kinks (a.k.a. The Black Album) (Compilation 1970)
Earlier this year, (June 6), Ray Davies addressed the rumours surrounding a reunion of The Kinks. The band, centred around Davies, 71, and his brother Dave, 69, sold millions of records over more than 30 years. They split up in 1996.
The musical ‘Sunny Afternoon’, created by singer and playwright Joe Penhall has garnered a new generation of fans for the band. Telling the story of The Kinks and includes songs ‘Waterloo Sunset’, ‘You Really Got Me’ and of course, ‘Sunny Afternoon’.
Ray Davies briefly joined his brother on stage during a gig at Islington Assembly Hall last December, which sparked a few rumours about the band reforming. Speaking to the Evening Standard, Ray Davies said, “I’m still trying to live that down. I joined him on stage briefly but it would be overly romantic to think it was because of the show or to start talking about a reunion.”