Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire (Boxset)

$160.00
Brand: The Kinks

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 receiving 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". 

Release date: 25th October, 2019

Disc 1
1. Victoria (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 2. Yes Sir, No Sir (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 3. Some Mother's Son (Stereo) (2019 - Remaster) / 4. Drivin' (Stereo) (2019 - Remaster) / 5. Brainwashed (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 6. Australia (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 7. Shangri-La (Stereo) (2019 - Remaster) / 8. Mr. Churchill Says (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 9. She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 10. Young and Innocent Days (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 11. Nothing to Say (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 12. Arthur (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 13. Plastic Man (Stereo) (2019 - Remaster) / 14. Victoria (Alternate Stereo Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 15. Yes Sir, No Sir (Alternate Stereo Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 16. Drivin' (Alternate Stereo Mix) (2019 - Remaster) / 17. Brainwashed (Alternate Stereo Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 18. Australia (Alternate Stereo Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 19. Shangri-La (Alternate Stereo Mix) (2019 - Remaster)
Disc 2
1. Victoria (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 2. Yes Sir, No Sir (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 3. Some Mother's Son (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 4. Drivin' (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 5. Brainwashed (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 6. Australia (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 7. Shangri-La (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 8. Mr. Churchill Says (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 9. She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 10. Young and Innocent Days (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 11. Nothing to Say (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 12. Arthur (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 13. Plastic Man (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 14. King Kong (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 15. Victoria (Alternate Mono Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 16. Australia (Alternate Mono Acetate Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 17. Shangri-La (Alternate Mono Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 18. She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina (Alternate Mono Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 19. Australia (Australian Mono Single Mix) ( Edit) ( 2019 - Remaster)
Disc 3
1. This Man He Weeps Tonight (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 2. Mindless Child of Motherhood (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 3. Hold My Hand (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 4. Do You Wish to Be a Man (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 5. Are You Ready (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 6. Creeping Jean (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 7. I'm Crying (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 8. Lincoln County (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 9. Mr. Shoemaker's Daughter (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 10. Mr. Reporter (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 11. Groovy Movies (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 12. There Is No Life Without Love (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 13. Lincoln County (Mono Single Mix) ( Edit) ( Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 14. There Is No Life Without Love (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 15. Hold My Hand (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 16. Creeping Jean (Mono Single Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 17. Mindless Child of Motherhood (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 18. This Man He Weeps Tonight (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 19. Mr. Shoemaker's Daughter (Alternate Stereo Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 20. Mr. Reporter (Alternate Stereo Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 21. Groovy Movies (Alternate Stereo Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 22. Lincoln County (Acoustic Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster) / 23. Hold My Hand (Alternate Take) ( 2019 - Remaster)
Disc 4
1. Arthur's Journey (Introduction) / 2. Australia (2019 Mix) / 3. Home Demos Medley, 1969: Arthur / Victoria / Some Mother's Son / Drivin' / Brainwashed / Mr. Churchill Says (TV Pre-mix) / 4. Shangri-La (2019 Mix) / 5. My Big Sister (Theatrical Version) / 6. Stevenage (Theatrical Version) / 7. Space (Theatrical Version) / 8. The Future (with Ray Davies) (Doo-Wop Version) / 9. Arthur (with Ray Davies) (Doo-Wop Version) / 10. The Virgin Soldier's March (Michael Wake and Ned Sherrin spoken introduction excerpt) / 11. Soldier's Coming Home (Instrumental) / 12. King Kong (BBC Recording Originally broadcast Symonds On Sunday, Radio 1, 13 April 1969) / 13. Victoria (with The DR Symphony & Vocal Ensemble) / 14. Arthur (Originally broadcast on The Dave Lee Travis Show, Radio 1, 28 December 1969)
Disc 5
A. Drivin' (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster)
B. Mindless Child of Motherhood (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster)
Disc 6
A. Shangri-La (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster)
B. This Man He Weeps Tonight (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster)
Disc 7
A. Victoria (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster)
B. Mr. Churchill Says (Stereo) ( 2019 - Remaster)
Disc 8
A. Hold My Hand (Mono) ( 2019 - Remaster)
B. Creeping Jean (Mono Single Mix) ( 2019 - Remaster)