Deluxe Ultimate Music Guide: The Kinks

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When Ray and Dave Davies performed together on stage for the first time in 20 years, playing “You Really Got Me” at Islington Assembly Hall in December 2015, it ignited hope that the brothers would put aside their differences and finally announce a reunion.
Of course, like any good soap opera, the exploits of the Davies siblings continue to tantalise us. And while we wait for the next development in their unpredictable relationship, why not revisit the many, remarkable achievements made by their band, The Kinks?
This deluxe, updated edition of our 148-page Ultimate Music Guide: The Kinks tells the band’s complete story, via wealth of interviews from the NME, Melody Maker and Uncut archives. We’ve exhaustively reviewed each of the band’s albums, as well as solo, live and compilation releases. “I don’t want to see the legacy of The Kinks sourced by two miserable old men doing it for the money,” Ray told Uncut in 2014. Here, we hope, we have done their vital, extraordinary body of work justice…

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