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The Kinks announce 50th anniversary reissue campaign

The Kinks announce 50th anniversary reissue campaign

To mark their 50th anniversary, The Kinks have announced details of an extensive re-release programme covering their classic 1964-1970 catalogue.

The first album in the series will be 1970’s Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One, which will be reissued on August 18.

This 2-CD reissue expanded edition comes with Mono and Stereo mixes as well as unreleased material and alternative versions, all re-mastered from original tapes by Kinks archivist Andrew Sandoval. The booklet contains rare and unreleased images from the era plus new extensive liner notes. Disc 2 features the 1971 soundtrack album Percy which is also packed with fantastic bonus content.

Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One will be followed by more titles later in the year. The reissue campaign is being masterminded by BMG, who acquired The Kinks catalogue when it bought Sanctuary Records in 2013. BMG has partnered with Sony Music for the release programme.

The tracklisting is:

DISC ONE
Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround Part One
1. The Contenders (2.42)
2. Strangers (3.18)
3. Denmark Street (1.59)
4. Get Back in Line (3.04)
5. Lola (4.01)
6. Top of the Pops (3.39)
7. The Moneygoround (1.43)
8. This Time Tomorrow (3.21)
9. A Long Way from Home (2.26)
10. Rats (2.38)
11. Apeman (3.51)
12. Powerman (4.16)
13. Got to Be Free (2.59)

BONUS TRACKS
14. Anytime (3.32)
15. The Contenders (Instrumental Demo) (3.00)
16. The Good Life (3.16)
17. Lola (Alternate Version) (5.16)
18. This Time Tomorrow (Instrumental) (3.17)
19. Apeman (Alternate Stereo Version) (3.40)
20. Got to Be Free (Alternate Version) (2.02)
Tracks 1-13 originally released in 1970
Tracks 14-20 previously unreleased

DISC TWO
PERCY
1. God’s Children (3.17)
2. Lola (Instrumental) (4.42)
3. The Way Love Used to Be (2.12)
4. Completely (3.39)
5. Running Round Town (1.03)
6. Moments (2.56)
7. Animals in the Zoo (2.19)
8. Just Friends (2.35)
9. Whip Lady (1.18)
10. Dreams (3.42)
11. Helga (1.53)
12. Willesden Green (2.25)
13. God’s Children (End) (0.28)

BONUS TRACKS
14. Dreams (Remix) (3.21)
15. Lola (Mono Single) (4.06)
16. Apeman (Mono Single) (3.52)
17. Rats (Mono Single) (2.40)
18. Powerman (Mono) (4.25)
19. The Moneygoround (Mono Alternate Version) (1.39)
20. Apeman (Alternate Mono Version) (3.40)
21. God’s Children (Mono Film Mix) (3.16)
22. The Way Love Used to Be (Mono Film Mix) (2.04)
23. God’s Children (End) (Mono Film Mix) (0.49)

Tracks 1-13 originally released in 1971 / Tracks 15, 16, 17 originally released in 1970
Track 22 originally released in 1998 / Tracks 14, 18-21, 23 previously unreleased
All recordings re-mastered 2014

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