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On November 27, 1970.

the_kinks_lola_versus_powerman

On November 27, 1970, “Pye” label released “Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One”, the eighth Kinks studio album.It was recorded April –September 1970, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards, resonator guitar
  • Dave Davies– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, banjo
  • John Gosling– keyboards, piano, organ
  • John Dalton– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. The Contenders
  2. Strangers – Dave Davies
  3. Denmark Street
  4. Get Back in Line
  5. Lola
  6. Top of the Pops
  7. The Moneyground
  8. This Time Tomorrow
  9. A Long Way from Home
  10. Rats – Dave Davies
  11. Apeman
  12. Powerman
  13. Got to be Free

On November 26, 1965.

the_kink_kontroversy

On November 26, 1965, “Pye” label released “The Kink Kontroversy”, the third Kinks studio album. It was recorded October 1965, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Shel Talmy.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica
  • Dave Davies– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Shel Talmy– guitar
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards
  • Pete Quaife– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • Clem Cattini– drums
  • Rasa Davies – backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. Milk Cow Blues – Sleepy John Estes
  2. Ring the Bells
  3. Gotta Get the First Plane Home
  4. When I See That Girl of Mine
  5. I Am Free
  6. Till the End of the Day
  7. The World Keeps Going Round
  8. I’m on an Island
  9. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
  10. It’s Too Late
  11. What’s in Store for Me
  12. You Can’t Win

On November 24, 1971.

the_kinks_-_muswell_hillbillies

On November 24, 1971, “RCA” label released “Muswell Hillbillies”, the tenth Kinks album. It was recorded August – October 1971, at “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies- lead vocals, acoustic and resonator guitar
  • Dave Davies- lead and slide guitar, banjo, backing vocals
  • John Gosling – piano, Hammond organ, accordion
  • John Dalton- bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory- drums, percussion
  • Ken Jones – harmonica
  • Mike Cotton- trumpet
  • John Beecham – trombone, tuba
  • Alan Holmes – saxophone, clarinet
  • Vicki Brown- backing vocals
  • Mike Bobak, Richard Edwards – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies.

  1. 20th Century Man
  2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
  3. Holiday
  4. Skin and Bone
  5. Alcohol
  6. Complicated Life
  7. Here Come the People in Grey
  8. Have a Cuppa Tea
  9. Holloway Jail
  10. Oklahoma U.S.A.
  11. Uncle Son
  12. Muswell Hillbilly

On November 19, 1984.

kinks-word-of-mouth

On November 19, 1984, “Arista” label released “Word of Mouth”, the twentieth Kinks studio album. It was recorded June 1983 – September 1984,  at “Konk Studio” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies- guitar, keyboards, harmonica, vocals
  • Dave Davies- guitar, background vocals, lead vocals
  • Jim Rodford- bass, background vocals
  • Mick Avory- drums
  • Bob Henrit- drums
  • Ian Gibbons- keyboards, background vocals
  • David Baker – engineer
  • Renate Sturmer – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. Do It Again
  2. Word of Mouth
  3. Good Day
  4. Living on a Thin Line – Dave Davies
  5. Sold Me Out
  6. Massive Reductions
  7. Guilty – Dave Davies
  8. Too Hot
  9. Missing Persons
  10. Summer’s Gone
  11. Going Solo

On October 10, 1969.

arthur

On October 10, 1969, “Pye” label released “Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)” the seventh Kinks studio album. It was recorded May–July 1969, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davis. “Arthur” was concept album as the soundtrack to a Granada Television play and developed the storyline with novelist Julian Mitchell, but the television programme was cancelled and never produced.

Personnel:

  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • John Dalton– bass guitar, background vocals
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, background vocals, lead and co-lead vocal
  • Ray Davies– lead and background vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Pete Quaife– bass guitar
  • Lew Warburton – hornand string arrangements
  • Andrew Hendriksen – engineering
  • Brian Humphries – engineering
  • Bob Lawrie – album art
  • Austin Sneller – album tester

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davis, except where noted.

  1. Victoria
  2. Yes Sir, No Sir
  3. Some Mother’s Son
  4. Drivin’
  5. Brainwashed
  6. Australia
  7. Shangri-La
  8. Churchill Says
  9. She’s Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina
  10. Young and Innocent Days
  11. Nothing to say
  12. Arthur

 

On October 2, 1964.

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On October 2, 1964, “Pye” label released the debut self-titled Kinks album. It was recorded July – August 1964, at “Pye Studios No. 2”; “Pye Studios No. 1”, and

“IBC Studios”, and was produced by Shel Talmy.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies– lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, harmonica
  • Dave Davies– lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Pete Quaife– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, tambourine
  • Jimmy Page– twelve string guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Jon Lord– piano
  • Bobby Graham– drums
  • Rasa Didzpetris-Davies – backing vocals
  • Heyworth –remastering
  • Klaus Schmalenbach –design, photography

Track listing:

  1. Beautiful Delilah – Chuck Berry
  2. So Mystifying – Ray Davies
  3. Just Can’t Go to Sleep – Ray Davies
  4. Long Tall Shorty – Herb Abramson, Don Covay
  5. I Took My Baby Home – Ray Davies
  6. I’m a Lover Not a Fighter – D. “Jay” Miller
  7. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  8. Cadillac – Bo Didley
  9. Bald Headed Woman – Shel Talmy
  10. Revenge – Ray Davies, Larry Page
  11. Too Much Monkey Business – Chuck Berry
  12. I’ve Been Driving on Bald Mountain – Shel Talmy
  13. Stop Your Sobbing – Ray Davies
  14. Got Love If You Want It – James Moore

 

On May 19, 1978.

Kinks - Misfits

On May 19, 1978, “Arista” label released “Misfits”, the sixteenth Kinks studio album. It was recorded July 1977 – January 1978, at “Konk Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies: vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer
  • Dave Davies: lead guitar, vocals
  • Mick Avory: drums
  • Andy Pyle: bass guitar except as noted
  • John Gosling: piano, organ, synthesizer
  • John Dalton: bass guitar
  • Ron Lawrence: bass guitar
  • Nick Trevisik: drums
  • Zaine Griff: bass guitar overdubs
  • Clem Cattini: drum overdubs
  • John Beecham: trombone
  • Nick Newall: clarinet
  • Mike Cotton: trumpet
  • Engineered by Steve Waldman
  • Photography – James Wedge

Track lsiting:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. Misfits
  2. Hay Fever
  3. Live Life
  4. A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy
  5. In a Foreign Land
  6. Permanent Waves
  7. Black Messiah
  8. Out of the Wardrobe
  9. Trust Your Heart
  10. Get Up

 

On May 16, 1975.

The_Kinks_-_Soap_Opera

On May 16, 1975, “RCA” label released “Soap Opera”, the thirteen Kinks album. It was recorded August 1974 – October 197,4 at “Konk Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davis.

Personnel:

  • Ray Davies- vocals, guitar
  • Dave Davies- guitar, vocals
  • John Dalton- bass
  • John Gosling- keyboards
  • Mick Avory- drums
  • June Ritchie- vocals
  • Roger Beale – engineer
  • Joe Petagno – illustration
  • Pat Doyle – art direction

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies.

  1. Everybody’s a Star (Starmaker)
  2. Ordinary People
  3. Rush Hour Blues
  4. Nine to Five
  5. When Work is Over
  6. Have Another Drink
  7. Underneath the Neon Sign
  8. Holiday Romance
  9. You Make It All Worthwhile
  10. Ducks on the Wall
  11. (A) Face in the Crowd
  12. You Can’t Stop the Music