The Kinks: At The BBC (5-CD - 1-DVD) Limited Edition Box
(2012/BBC/UNIVERSAL) Radio & TV Sessions and concerts 1964-94. few stock copies! This release is collated from all of the BBC owned Kinks recordings that
still exist in the archive and charts the inexorable rise of the band:
from the first steps on the Pye label, to the glory days as one of the
greatest acts of all time. The BBC gave the band a platform and support
at crucial stages in their career and “The Kinks at the BBC” could be
seen essentially as an alternate Greatest Hits, a musical growing up in
This incredible archive represents a great set of previously unreleased
recordings in the Kinks catalogue. This collection brings together a
raft of sessions and live recordings from throughout the band’s career
including the rare concert and unheard session recordings. Included also
is a DVD of the bands sought after appearances on Top of the Pops and
the Old Grey Whistle Test a well as concerts from throughout the band’s
career. This is a first for the band as these recordings have never been
available in one place before.
Fully supported and endorsed by the band – The Kinks at the BBC” is a
triumphant collection of the defining moments of a truly seminal British
band, as witnessed, broadcast and archived by the voice of the nation,
Article properties: The Kinks: At The BBC (5-CD - 1-DVD) Limited Edition Box
Founded in 1964 in London The Kinks are one of the most consistent and important groups on the English rock and pop scene, although they have been absent from the single hit lists for some time. Under the leading influence of bandleader and author Ray Davies, the Kinks already developed their own aggressive style in the early years of the beat age, which was reflected in the early hits of the group ("You Really Got Me', "Louie Louie', "All Day And All Of The Night', "Tired Of Waiting For You' and others). Finally, the quintet (along with Ray Davies, his brother Dave[voc + g], John Dalton[b], Mick Avory[dr] and John Gosling[keyboards]) developed into a musically mature group that was often compared to the social-satirical work "Arthur" with the Who and their pop opera "Tommy".
Ray Davies now turned more and more sarcastically to show business, which he sharply criticized in his following songs. After the success of the Kinks LPs "Muswell Hillbillies' and "Everybody's in Showbiz ~ Everbody's A Star' Ray Davies wrote the musical "Perservation', after which the currently last LP was recorded by the Kinks, "Soap Opera'.