Wednesday, February 15, 2023

The Kinks launch 60th anniversary with new anthology The Journey

The Kinks are launching a series of 60th anniversary projects with the upcoming release of a new anthology entitled “The Journey – Part 1.”

Due March 24, the collection delivers a series of remastered songs from the band’s first decade, including hits and classics like “You Really Got Me,” “Waterloo Sunset,” “All Day And All Of The Night,” “Celluloid Heroes,” “Supersonic Rocket Ship,” “Dead End Street,” and “Death Of A Clown.”

"Ask yourself the question, is this journey really necessary?”, says Ray Davies. “.......Yes!”

“I’m delighted with what I think is an inspiring selection of timeless and magical Kinks music,”
adds guitarist Dave Davies.

Formed in 1963 in Muswell Hill, North London, by the Davies brothers and bassist Pete Quaife – with drummer Mick Avory joining shortly thereafter – The Kinks issued two standalone singles before they broke onto the scene with the UK No. 1 hit, “You Really Got Me”, the advance lead single from their 1964 self-titled debut album. More UK Top 10 hits followed throughout the decade and into the early 1970s as the band’s impressive catalog and live performances continues attract the attention of music fans.

“The Journey - Part 1” will be available in multiple formats, including 2CD, 2LP, Digital and HD Digital albums; the physical formats contain a booklet with band photos and personal track-by-track notes from Ray, Mick, and Dave, sharing their memories of the time these tracks were recorded.

The Kinks 60 campaign will be a two-year-long celebration of the band’s history; the career-defining anthology, “The Journey”, will be released in two parts, with details of “The Journey - Part 2” to follow later this year.

In addition, a host of global events and activities will be launching throughout 2023 and 2024 to mark the band’s milestone, with more to be announced in the coming months.

You can pre-order “The Journey – Part 1” here.

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