I’m starting, today, to serialise my next music book here. This one is on The Kinks. Just a note as to how I’m dealing with the records. For each album, I’ll be using the most complete version to have been released (usually the 2-CD deluxe editions that were released last year) – any bonus tracks mentioned will have been from those. I will not, however, deal with every alternate version of every song – I’ll only mention mono and stereo differences, live versions and so on if there is a genuine reason for them to be notable.
I’m also not going to be particularly kind about the first couple of albums. This is because, other than the singles, they’re not very good. This doesn’t mean that I’ll carry on being unkind, though – the run of albums from Face To Face through Everybody’s In Showbiz is near-perfect, and I’ll be saying so when we get to those.
The first post, on Kinks, will be up in a few hours.