Kinks to release double album of epicness
One would think that a greatest hits compilation of The Kinks catalogue would be redundant, but the criminally underrated band have managed to narrow down a best-of set. The double album, entitled Waterloo Sunset: The Very Best of The Kinks and Ray Davies, is primed to roll out with material from both The Kinks and lead singer/songwriter Ray Davies.
Throughout the Kinks' prolific multi-decade career, the band pumped out tunes that, in many ways, were the prototype for a variety of musical styles, including punk, garage rock, and metal. Waterloo Sunset spans the evolution of the band, from the classic punk of "You Really Got Me," "David Watts," and "Lola," to the delectable descants of "See My Friends," "Sunny Afternoon," and "Waterloo Sunset."
While the first disc focuses more on the group's staple hits, the second disc is comprised of Ray Davies' personal selections of combined Kinks and eponymous discography that highlights London life. The double album promises to be inundated with legendary head-bangers and foot-tappers, and will be looking to make its way into music collections everywhere on August 13 in the UK and August 21 in the US through Amazon.
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