Sunday, September 8, 2019

The Kinks stream Shangri-La 2019 mix from Arthur 50th anniversary reissue

The Kinks are streaming a new 2019 mix of “Shangri-La”, as a preview to the October 25 release of a series of 50th anniversary reissues of their 1969 album, “Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire).”

The tune was the second single issued from the concept album about a family emigrating from the UK.

The “Arthur” 50th anniversary package will be available via 2CD, 1CD, 2LP and digital editions, as well as a 4CD Super Deluxe Box Set that delivers 81 tracks in total, with 5 of them unreleased alongside 28 previously-unreleased versions of other tracks.

The set features 2019 newly remastered versions of the original record in stereo and mono versions, a disc of demos, rehearsals, remixes and BBC performances, and a “lost” Dave Davies solo album.

“Hearing Dave’s songs again after all this time,” says Ray, “I found them quite moving because they were like the back story of what The Kinks were going through at the time.”

See also:

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