About this title: By sheer size alone, Universal's 2011 Deluxe Edition of the Kinks' debut album trumps any previous reissue of the album, weighing in at a whopping 56 tracks spread over the course of two CDs. This includes the album in both its stereo and mono mixes, both sides of the "Long Tall Sally," "You Still Want Me," and "All Day and All of the Night" singles, the tracks from the Kinksize Session EP, the demo of "I Don't Need You Anymore," a couple of alternate takes and mixes, and a clutch of BBC sessions punctuated by interviews with Ray Davies. Although the album proper is slowed down by a little filler, the wealth of bonus material improves the overall experience: many of the single and EP tracks are better than what's on the LP, the live sessions smoke, and the remastering kicks hard, all factors in making this the best edition ever of the Kinks' debut. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
Tracks on this album
Note: This is a general synopsis. Each listing is described below.