Kinks

The Kinks - Kinks (1964/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at March 30, 2018
The Kinks - Kinks (1964/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Kinks - Kinks (1964/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 33:16 minutes | 412 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Although the best of the Kinks' early work is among the best British Invasion music, their initial pair of albums was far less consistent than those of the Beatles, Stones, and Who. Aside from the great "You Really Got Me," this was a shabby, disappointing set with surprisingly thin production. As R&B cover artists, the Kinks weren't nearly as adept as the Stones and Yardbirds; Ray Davies' original tunes were, "You Really Got Me" aside, perfunctory Merseybeat-ish pastiches, and a couple of tunes that producer Shel Talmy penned for the group ("Bald Headed Woman," "I've Been Driving on Bald Mountain") were simply abominable. The rave-up treatments of the R&B standards "Got Love If You Want It" and "Cadillac" were good, and the simple "Stop Your Sobbing" would eventually be covered by the Pretenders, but overall this is really patchy.

The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (1965/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by Pisulik at March 30, 2018
The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (1965/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Kinks - Kinda Kinks (1965/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 27:28 minutes | 342 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Kinks' second album, Kinda Kinks, was rush-recorded on either side (and in the midst) of a world tour that took them all the way to Australia in the course of bridging the 1964-1965 New Year. Under those circumstances, the fact that every cut but one was an original was no small tribute to the songwriting ability of Ray Davies, even if most of the songs were less than first-rate because what was first-rate was also highly memorable, and what wasn't also wasn't bad. In the space of two frantic late-December and mid-January sessions, and a brutal week in February of 1965, the group cut 11 songs to fill out a long-player that was already destined to contain "Tired of Waiting for You" (a product of the previous summer's work, held back by producer Shel Talmy for a single).
The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967/2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks (1967/2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 36:56 minutes | 821 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The brothers Davies were in fantastic form on this 1967 album; the songs range from the witty to the wistful: their classics Waterloo Sunset; Death of a Clown , and David Watts plus Two Sisters; Lazy Old Sun , and more! Having closed out their hard-rock period, the Kinks went pastoral on "Something Else". It's an album of folk and pop songs about the quiet pleasures of family life and the English countryside, dotted with harpsichords, acoustic guitars, and ethereal harmonies.

The Kinks - The Collection (1987)  Music

Posted by popsakov at March 3, 2018
The Kinks - The Collection (1987)

The Kinks - The Collection (1987)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 426 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 159 Mb
Scans ~ 123 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Classic Rock | Castle Communications #CCSCD 113

The Kinks were one of the most important bands from the "British Revolution" in the sixties. The band, based in Muswell Hill in London, consisted of the brothers Davies, (Ray and Dave), Mick Avory and Pete Quaife. During their existence they have played different styles of rock('n'roll) music. Interesting were their lyrics, usually about the lower class of society. Singer Ray Davies has always had a fascination for the ordinary people. After two flops they had their first big hit in 1964: You Really Got Me. This song had a rough guitar riff, that's why some people even call it the first heavy metal song ever. They kept scoring hits after that, timeless songs like Sunny Afternoon, Waterloo Sunset, Lola and All Day And All Of The Night…
The Kinks - Kinks (You Really Got Me) & Kinda Kinks (1996) Repost

The Kinks - Kinks (You Really Got Me) & Kinda Kinks (1996)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1996 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, UDCD 679 | ~ 392 or 149 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 19 Mb
Rock & Roll, Garage Rock, Beat, Rhythm & Blues

Mobile Fidelity reissued the Kinks' first two albums, You Really Got Me and Kinda Kinks, on one gold CD. Although they have their moments, these records are uneven, and most casual fans will prefer to hear the highlights on hits collections. Which means these albums are primarily of interest to devoted fans in the first place, and the steep price tag only further pushes it into collector territory…

The Kinks - To The Bone (1994) [US 2CD Edition 1996]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 13, 2017
The Kinks - To The Bone (1994) [US 2CD Edition 1996]

The Kinks - To The Bone (1994) [US 2CD Edition 1996]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 734 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 248 Mb | Scans included | 01:41:28
Rock, Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, British Invasion | Label: Guardian/Konk | # 7243 8 56572 2 1

This two-disc set is a live retrospective featuring 29 mostly (though not entirely) acoustic renditions of Kinks classics and obscurities, and possesses a poignancy and generosity of spirit that raises it several notches above standard Unplugged-style fare. The band's gracefully low-key reinterpretations of relative obscurities like "Picture Book," "Days," "Do You Remember Walter," and "Death of A Clown" are enough to blow a decade and a half's worth of arena-rock dust off the band's reputation. The group's updating of their early punk anthem "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" carries new levels of resonance that the band could scarcely have dreamed of in 1964. The two new studio recordings are a bit slight, but they sport an unfussed sweetness that's hard to argue with.

The Kinks - Low Budget (1979)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 21, 2017
The Kinks - Low Budget (1979)

The Kinks - Low Budget (1979)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Arista, 251 146 | ~ 409 or 143 Mb | Covers(jpg) -> 1.44 Mb
Classic Rock

Low Budget doesn't have a narrative like Preservation or Soap Opera, but Ray Davies cleverly designed the album as a sly satire of the recession and oil crisis that gripped America in the late '70s – thereby satisfying his need to be a wry social commentator while giving American audiences a hook to identify with…

The Kinks - Misfits (1978)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 18, 2017
The Kinks - Misfits (1978)

The Kinks - Misfits (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Velvel, 63467-79726-2 | ~ 389 or 134 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 4.32 Mb
Classic Rock

The Kinks became arena rockers with Sleepwalker, and its follow-up, Misfits, follows in the same vein, but it's a considerable improvement on its predecessor. Ray Davies has learned how to write within the confines of the arena rock formula, and Misfits is one of rock & roll's great mid-life crisis albums, finding Davies considering whether he should even go on performing…

The Kinks - Sleepwalker (1977)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 16, 2017
The Kinks - Sleepwalker (1977)

The Kinks - Sleepwalker (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1999 | Velvel, 63467-79725-2 | ~ 417 or 145 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 4.72 Mb
Classic Rock

Arista had made it clear they would not accept any concept albums from the Kinks, and Sleepwalker, their first effort for the label, makes good on the band's promise. Comprised entirely of glossy arena rockers and power ballads, the album is more of a stylistic exercise than a collection of first-rate songs…

The Kinks - Schoolboys in Disgrace (1976)  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 13, 2017
The Kinks - Schoolboys in Disgrace (1976)

The Kinks - Schoolboys in Disgrace (1976)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1999 | Velvel, 013515-2 ERE | ~ 240 or 88 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 3.76 Mb
Classic Rock

Schoolboys in Disgrace or The Kinks Present Schoolboys in Disgrace is a 1975 album by the Kinks. According to the back cover liner notes, the story which the album presents is as follows: Once upon a time there was a naughty little schoolboy. He and his gang were always playing tricks on the teachers and bullying other children in the school…