The RCA Years

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The 2006 box set The RCA Years collects Velvel's expanded and remastered versions of the Kinks' six albums for RCA Muswell Hillbillies, Everybody's in Show-Biz, Preservation: Act 1, Preservation: Act 2, A Soap Opera, Schoolboys in Disgrace, originally released between 1971 and 1975 and originally reissued in 1998. No new material has been added to this set, so fans who already own these versions will not need to pick this up, but any serious fan who has yet to acquire these excellent reissues should get this set, since it offers all of them in a convenient discounted package.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The 2006 box set The RCA Years collects Velvel's expanded and remastered versions of the Kinks' six albums for RCA Muswell Hillbillies, Everybody's in Show-Biz, Preservation: Act 1, Preservation: Act 2, A Soap Opera, Schoolboys in Disgrace, originally released between 1971 and 1975 and originally reissued in 1998. No new material has been added to this set, so fans who already own these versions will not need to pick this up, but any serious fan who has yet to acquire these excellent reissues should get this set, since it offers all of them in a convenient discounted package.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/31/2006
  • Label: Velvel Records
  • UPC: 634677982125
  • Catalog Number: 79821

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 20th Century Man (5:57)
  2. 2 Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues (3:32)
  3. 3 Holiday (2:40)
  4. 4 Skin & Bone (3:39)
  5. 5 Alcohol (3:35)
  6. 6 Complicated Life (4:02)
  7. 7 Here Come the People in Grey (3:46)
  8. 8 Have a Cuppa Tea (3:45)
  9. 9 Holloway Jail (3:29)
  10. 10 Oklahoma U.S.A. (2:38)
  11. 11 Uncle Son (2:33)
  12. 12 Muswell Hillbilly (4:58)
  13. 13 Mountain Woman (3:08)
  14. 14 Kentucky Moon (3:57)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Here Comes Yet Another Day (3:30)
  2. 2 Maximum Consumption (4:06)
  3. 3 Unreal Reality (3:34)
  4. 4 Hot Potatoes (3:28)
  5. 5 Sitting in My Hotel (3:23)
  6. 6 Motorway (3:30)
  7. 7 You Don't Know My Name (2:36)
  8. 8 Supersonic Rocket Ship (3:32)
  9. 9 Look a Little on the Sunnyside (2:51)
  10. 10 Celluloid Heroes (6:21)
  11. 11 Top of the Pops (4:07)
  12. 12 Brainwashed (2:31)
  13. 13 Mr. Wonderful (0:43)
  14. 14 Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues (4:02)
  15. 15 Holiday (3:34)
  16. 16 Muswell Hillbilly (3:03)
  17. 17 Alcohol (5:12)
  18. 18 Banana Boat Song (Trad.) (1:41)
  19. 19 Skin & Bone (3:53)
  20. 20 Baby Face (1:56)
  21. 21 Lola (1:41)
  22. 22 Till the End of the Day (1:59)
  23. 23 She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina (3:04)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Preservation (3:37)
  2. 2 Morning Song (2:00)
  3. 3 Daylight (3:19)
  4. 4 There's a Change in the Weather (2:59)
  5. 5 Where Are They Now? (3:28)
  6. 6 One of the Survivors (4:31)
  7. 7 Cricket (2:56)
  8. 8 Money & Corruption/I Am Your Man (6:01)
  9. 9 Here Comes Flash (2:41)
  10. 10 Sitting in the Midday Sun (3:47)
  11. 11 Demolition (4:07)
  12. 12 One of the Survivors (4:07)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Announcement (0:41)
  2. 2 Introduction to Solution (2:43)
  3. 3 When a Solution Comes (3:40)
  4. 4 Money Talks (3:44)
  5. 5 Announcement (0:55)
  6. 6 Sweet Lady Genevieve (3:26)
  7. 7 Shepherds of the Nation (4:17)
  8. 8 Scum of the Earth (2:45)
  9. 9 Second-Hand Car Spiv (4:01)
  10. 10 He's Evil (4:25)
  11. 11 Mirror of Love (3:26)
  12. 12 Announcement (0:34)
  13. 13 Nobody Gives (6:33)
  14. 14 Oh Where Oh Where Is Love? (3:40)
  15. 15 Flash's Dream (The Final Elbow) (4:17)
  16. 16 Flash's Confession (4:06)
  17. 17 Nothing Lasts Forever (3:42)
  18. 18 Announcement (0:20)
  19. 19 Artificial Man (5:30)
  20. 20 Scrapheap City (3:16)
  21. 21 Announcement (1:05)
  22. 22 Salvation Road (3:20)
  23. 23 Mirror of Love (3:29)
  24. 24 Slum Kids (6:27)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Everybody's a Star (Starmaker) (2:57)
  2. 2 Ordinary People (3:50)
  3. 3 Rush Hour Blues (4:29)
  4. 4 Nine to Five (1:48)
  5. 5 When Work Is Over (2:06)
  6. 6 Have Another Drink (2:42)
  7. 7 Underneath the Neon Sign (3:56)
  8. 8 Holiday Romance (3:12)
  9. 9 You Make It All Worthwhile (3:50)
  10. 10 Ducks on the Wall (3:22)
  11. 11 (A) Face in the Crowd (2:17)
  12. 12 You Can't Stop the Music (3:16)
  13. 13 Everybody's a Star (Starmaker) (2:56)
  14. 14 Ordinary People (3:46)
  15. 15 You Make It All Worthwhile (4:18)
  16. 16 Underneath the Neon Sign (4:07)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Schooldays (3:31)
  2. 2 Jack the Idiot Dunce (3:21)
  3. 3 Education (7:08)
  4. 4 The First Time We Fall in Love (4:03)
  5. 5 I'm in Disgrace (3:22)
  6. 6 Headmaster (4:03)
  7. 7 The Hard Way (2:36)
  8. 8 The Last Assembly (2:46)
  9. 9 No More Looking Back (4:29)
  10. 10 Finale (1:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Kinks Primary Artist
Dave Davies Guitar, Vocals
Krysia Kocjan Vocals
Davy Jones Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Ray Davies Guitar, Vocals
Mick Avory Drums
John Beecham Trombone, Tuba
Laurie Brown Flute, Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone
Sue Brown Vocals
John Dalton Bass Guitar
Debbie Doss Background Vocals
John Gosling Keyboards
Alan Holmes Clarinet, Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Lyndsey Moore Vocals
Nick Newell Tenor Saxophone
Lee Pavey Vocals
June Ritchie Vocals
Shirley Roden Vocals, Background Vocals
Dave Rowberry Organ
Pamela Travis Vocals, Background Vocals
Chris Timothy Announcer
Mike Cotton Trumpet
The Mike Cotton Sound Brass
Technical Credits
Dave Davies Engineer
Ray Davies Arranger, Composer, Producer
Mike Bobak Engineer
Doug Hinman Artwork, Reissue Photography
Bob Ludwig Remastering
Stanley Myers String Arrangements
Alan Silverman Remastering
Roger Wake Engineer
Roger Beale Engineer
Mycle Konopka Engineer
Peter Doggett Liner Notes
Chris Musk Contributor
K. Lee Hammond Reissue Art, Reissue Design
Bill Crowley Reissue Producer
Joe Petagno Illustrations
Klaus Schmalenbach Artwork, Reissue Photography
Matt Resnicoff Liner Notes
Albert Pinheiro Engineer
Ryan Tully Engineer
Dawn Frank Engineer
Graham Hogg Engineer
Pat Doyle Art Direction
Christopher Hopper Cover Photo
The Russell Smith Orchestra Artwork, Reissue Photography
Farrell Cover Art
Mickey Finn Cover Illustration
Janet Makosca Artwork
Steven Pines Artwork
Wade Cover Art
Richard Edwards Engineer
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