The Kinks - Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire

 (50th Anniversary Edition)


Label:

Sanctuary

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
ASAN 13103
EAN: 4050538513103
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

Vinyl Record


New Arrival



Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire 50th Anniversary Edition

Remastered stereo album featuring singles and BBC mixes, plus Dave Davies solo tracks

Deluxe gatefold packaging, plus booklet with liner notes, band interviews and rare images

The hugely well-respected and historically important Kinks seventh studio album Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire was released on 10th October 1969, and celebrates its 50th anniversary on 2019. "Rock musical" in style and one of the most effective concept albums in rock history, the album was constructed by Kinks' frontman Ray Davies as the soundtrack to a subsequently cancelled Granada Television play.

The album received almost unanimous acclaim upon its release. Rolling Stone 1969 — "Arthur is a masterpiece on every level, Ray Davies' finest hour. The Kinks' supreme achievement and the best British album of 1969." Melody Maker 1969 — "Ray Davies' finest hour... beautifully British to the core."

 



Side 1
1. Victoria (Stereo)
2. Yes Sir, No Sir (Stereo)
3. Some Mother's Son (Stereo)
4. Drivin' (Stereo)
5. Brainwashed (Stereo)
6. Australia (Stereo)

Side 2
1. Shangri-La (Stereo)
2. Mr. Churchill Says (Stereo)
3. She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina (Stereo)
4. Young and Innocent Days (Stereo)
5. Nothing to Say (Stereo)
6. Arthur (Stereo)

Side 3
1. Plastic Man (Stereo)
2. King Kong (Mono)
3. Lincoln County (Stereo)
4. There Is No Life Without Love (Mono)
5. Hold My Hand (Stereo)
6. Creeping Jean (Stereo)

Side 4
1. Mindless Child of Motherhood (Stereo)
2. This Man He Weeps Tonight (Stereo)
3. Groovy Movies (Stereo)
4. Victoria (Originally broadcast on The Dave Lee Travis Show, Radio 1, 28 December 1969)
5. Mr. Churchill Says (Originally broadcast on The Dave Lee Travis Show, Radio 1, 28 December 1969)
6. Arthur (Originally broadcast on The Dave Lee Travis Show, Radio 1, 28 December 1969)

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