28 July 2022
With the forthcoming anniversary of their 1972 album EVERYBODY’S IN SHOW-BIZZ,
legends THE KINKS release a deluxe edition for it. It also includes a special reissue of
their 1971 LP MUSWELL HILLBILLIES.
Content: The box set contains 2CD, 1LP, 2LP, 2CD, 1CD x 2 and a 1971’s home movie, narrated by Ray Davies. The songs are remastered from newly discovered Davies’s original master tapes. More details on the box and pre-order info HERE.
Press statement: “The beginning of the 70s marked a shift in the Kinks’ career. Having
signed to RCA Records in 1971, the British band started a new era and gradually formed
a new identity. With their growing American fanbase, the Kinks revised the phenomenon of Englishness and looked back on their London roots. This revision started with the 1971’s album Muswell Hillbillies which combines tales about working-class families from North London and whimsical country sound, associated with American music. Following this trajectory, Celluloid Heroes, the final track from Everybody’s In Show-Biz, reflects on Hollywood as a factory, mass-producing the bittersweet American dream.”
You can listen to the 7″ single 2022 version (included in the Box) of Celluloid Heroes.
Ray Davies about the reissue: “Now with a new record company and a new image,
I could bring some of the old wild western spirit into my music. These albums capture
the re-emergence of The Kinks as a touring band.”
Stream original LPs on Spotify
THE KINKS: Bio – Discography