The Kinks to release new boxset to celebrate 50th anniversary

'The Anthology 1964-1971' will be released this November

The Kinks will release a new boxset this November to mark their 50th anniversary.

The collection, titled ‘The Anthology 1964-1971’, contains five discs of material and will be released on November 3. The band claimed their first Number One single, ‘You Really Got Me’, half-a-century ago on September 10, 1964.

The boxset features over 100 songs from the band’s classic ’60s and ’70s material, as well as rare demos, session outtakes and alternate mixes. It will also include 25 previously unavailable tracks, interviews with the group and a seven-inch single.

Songs on the album include the band’s best-loved tracks such as ‘You Really Got Me’, ‘All Day And All Of The Night’, ‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ and ‘Waterloo Sunset’ as well as previously unissued versions of ‘Who’ll Be The Next In Line’, ‘Tell Me Now So I’ll Know’ and ‘Dedicated Follower Of Fashion’.

Earlier this year, the band revealed that they had put their animosity behind them and were now working on new material. Ray Davies said that he and his brother, Dave Davies, had finally met in person to talk about the possibility of playing together again.

The pair, who have not performed together since 1996, apparently began to build bridges over the new Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon, which opened earlier this year. Ray Davies helped with the script and the music for the show, which Dave saw and reportedly liked.