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Live at Kelvin Hall
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Digitally remastered 1998 reissue on Castle's Essential label of the band's 1967 live album. Contains nine tracks, including 'Till The End Of The Day', 'A Well Respected Man','You Really Got Me' and 'Sunny Afternoon'. Also... more »
Digitally remastered 1998 reissue on Castle's Essential label of the band's 1967 live album. Contains nine tracks, including 'Till The End Of The Day', 'A Well Respected Man','You Really Got Me' and 'Sunny Afternoon'. Also features nine bonus tracks, the album's nine tracks in mono - the first time they have been on CD this way. 18 tracks total, the others are in stereo. Also features restored packaging, unpublished photos and memorabilia.
The Genre Of Screaming Girls And London 1960s Prior To Their
Original Mixed Up-Kid | New York United States | 08/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great collectors CD showcasing the great Kinks live at home in the outrageous 60's at thir heyday..Similiarly like the Stones,Got Live If You Want It CD,(in feel,not actual technical recording issues) these live documents are made for collectors and for ravers because the sound is usually average at best.When it comes to great sounding live cd's overdubs are a natural..
It is nice to hear both mono and stereo versions of the CD and to know this is live..the book and photos are nice..like the remaining Pye re releases on their early catalogue you won't be dissapointed as to the quality and sound.
The song selections are good and the era is the Face To Face period when the Kinks began experimenting with a bit of Indian Music,a touch less blues, more introspective sounds and lyrics, getting ready for their defining greatness to be found on such classic releases such as Something Else,We Are The Village Green, Arthur,Lola,Muswell Hillbillies etc. when the Kinks started to morph in earnest into the less angry more interior band they became.
Kinks on the Rise
Pit O'Maley | Alameda, Ca United States | 08/12/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the earliest live capture of the Kinks' original line-up, before egos and in-fighting, even before their masterpiece, "Arthur," and their many break-ups. What must have been crude recording, the band plays note-by-note versions of their early "hits," to a wild, unruly audience that seems to scream forever and take little notice to Ray and Dave's cheeky remarks. Since the Stones came out first with a "simulated" live recording, fans were slow to pick up on this rare gem. After hearing it a few times you realize Lennon was right when he said fans didn't care about their performances live. However, I've known this all this time, what a rare gem it was to hear the Kinks on their rise."
On With the Show
directions | Space Time Foam | 05/15/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have to disagree with anyone who feels that this recording is bootleg quality because this album sounds a hell of a lot better than recordings, official or otherwise that are sourced from an audience recording. The issue is that live recordings were in their infancy at the time so naturally you are not going to get the same quality as a modern live concert. That said it is a fascinating recording. The more rocking numbers such as "You Really Got Me" come off better than the more introspective songs. The Kinks did put on a good live show but live they were not all that different from in the studio (unlike say the Who, who would turn songs into extended jams live). Live at Kelvin Hall was recorded as the Kinks were ending their pre-punk phase and entering their most interesting period, 1966-70 where they rightfully deserved the title of the English equivalent of Bob Dylan, rather than the insufferable Donovan. Obviously, one of the drawbacks of the recording is the audience of screaming fans who just won't let up. The Kinks at this point obviously tired of concert goers who were idol worshippers instead of actual fans (but didn't have the clout of the Beatles or the Stones to stop touring)decide to have some fun on "Sunny Afternoon" and ask the audience to sing along (which they do). Two years later, the Kinks would regain the right to tour in the U.S. again (which they had lost due to conflicts on the 1965 tour) and by then they would be a more sophisticated and "well respected" band but that's another story..."