“60 years ago, a group of North London lads were getting a band together…”
The Kinks continue the celebrations of their brilliant musical journey with part two of their anthology, The Journey, out November 17 via BMG.
Following the release of The Journey – Part 1 in March – featuring hits such as “You Really Got Me,” “Waterloo Sunset,” and “All Day And All Of The Night” – The Journey – Part 2, curated by the band, will be available on 2-CD, 2-LP, Digital and HD Digital formats. The physical formats contain a booklet with band photos and track-by-track notes written by original members Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory.
The Journey – Part 2 includes singles, B-sides, album tracks, and six new Ray Davies mixes — three of which are previously unreleased live performances from the New Victoria Theatre, London in 1975. The Kinks shared a brand new video for the previously unreleased live version of “Everybody’s a Star (Starmaker).”
In addition to “Everybody’s A Star (Starmaker),” hits featured on this release include “Lola,” “Sunny Afternoon,” “A Well Respected Man,” “20th Century Man,” “Dedicated Follower Of Fashion,” “Till The End Of The Day,” and “See My Friends.” The release is also accompanied by a new official merchandise collection launching today.
Ray Davies: “I thought I knew everything about my songs until I was given the opportunity to put this record together. The new sequencing has enabled us to show the ‘big picture’ and give a more insightful back story about how our music evolved. I learned a lot about myself in putting this together.”
Dave Davies: “Another chance to listen to some of my favourite Kinks releases over the years. A perfect example of our diverse and creative musical legacy.”
Mick Avory: “A strong selection of Kinks songs across the years, that should give the listener some nice surprises.”