Often seen as the older-sister album to The Village Green Preservation Society and the one that saw The Kinks shift from being a raunchy beat combo to arty popsters. Ray Davies’ notebook was bursting with observations of simple life and ordinary people at this particular time in his life. In addition to the monumental ‘Waterloo Sunset’, some of Davies’ best songs are on this album. The recent remastered version is absolutely necessary, with the addition of eight tracks, including gems such as ‘Act Nice And Gentle’ and ‘Autumn Almanac’. Dave Davies’ excellent ‘Susannah’s Still Alive’ is also included. These additions make an already perfect album just a bit more recommendable.
Tracks: David Watts; Death Of A Clown; Two Sisters; No Return; Harry Rag; Tin Soldier Man; Situation Vacant; Love Me Till The Sun Shines; Lazy Old Sun; Afternoon Tea; Funny Face; End Of The Season; Waterloo Sunset; bonus tracks: Act Nice And Gentle; Autumn Almanac; Susannah’s Still Alive; Wonderboy; Polly; Lincoln County; There’s No Life Without Love; Lazy Old Sun (alternate)....