The Kinks Kinda Kinks 180g LP
180g Vinyl Reissue!
Remastered by Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes!
Kinda Kinks is the second studio album by English rock band The Kinks, released
in 1965. It was recorded immediately after the return of the group from an Asian
tour, and was completed and released within two weeks. Although it was a rushed
effort, it included "Tired of Waiting For You" which became a #1 hit on the UK
Singles Charts and the album hit #3 on the UK Album Charts.
On the previous album, however, the band had used covers to fill the spaces
between the Ray Davies originals, while here the tracks are almost all penned by
Davies (with the exception of their version of "Dancing In The Street"). Davies'
lovelorn songs had yet to fully flower into elegies for disappearing lifestyles
and values. But his wistful melodicism can be heard in tunes such as "Something
Better Beginning," "Don't Ever Change," and "So Long," which mingle nicely with
the pop propulsion of "Tired of Waiting." With the focus so squarely on the
singing songwriter, it's almost easy to forget how powerful the rest of the
ensemble were a tight little rock & roll band of the highest order.
"...this album showcased a much more sophisticated sound, Dave Davies' guitar
turned down (and even switched to acoustic in a couple of spots) as Ray Davies
began exploring aspects of emotions and storytelling that transcended anything
in the group's prior output --"Nothin' in This World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout
That Girl" may have been a mouthful of a title, but it also put them right in
the front of the British Invasion pack for seriousness and complexity, out in
front of where the Beatles or almost any of the competition were in early 1965."
-Bruce Eder, allmusic.com
"...Producer Shel Talmy was never known for deep pocket spending on record
production or anything more than straight forward getting the tune on tape and
getting out and for the longest time I thought of these as “el cheapo”
productions with not much sonically to recommend but over time that view has
changed especially with these new re-masters by Kevin Gray from the original Pye
mono tapes (this album was never mixed to stereo though there are original fake
stereo versions issued by both Pye and in America by Reprise—stay away from
"I compared this reissue to an original UK red label Pye mono pressing and to an
early 1990’s gray mono Pye pressing. The earlier pressings sound similar. The
new cut by Kevin Gray is much better! There’s no doubt about it. It’s far more
transparent, spacious and harmonically complete. The bottom end is both more
extended and more detailed. On the opening track drummer Mick Avory does some
speedy kick drum double time that I’d not before heard so deeply and cleanly
"More importantly, I’d always thought of this album as
“okay sounding” but it’s much better than that on this reissue. First play
“Fancy” and you’ll hear what I’m talking about.
"The Kinks Katalog has been messed up since forever, with a slew of reissues and
hits compilations sourced from who knows what? Now we have a chance to get them
all, cut by one of the great mastering engineers working
today, sourced from the original master tapes and well-pressed too.
"For Kinks fans, this is it. Who knows how long these will remain in print. I’m
buying them all!' - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, June 16, 2015
• 180g Vinyl
• Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering
• Remastered from original master tapes
1. Look For Me Baby
2. Got My Feet On The Ground
3. Nothin' In The World Can Stop Me Worryin' 'Bout That Girl
4. Naggin' Woman
5. Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
6. Tired Of Waiting For You
1. Dancing In The Street
2. Don't Ever Change
3. Come On Now
4. So Long
5. You Shouldn't Be Sad
6. Something Better Beginning