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"The Kinks, The EP Collection - Limited Edition Numbered 10 CD Box Set - CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK"

Out of Print, Limited Edition EP Box Set Collection. This is a tremendously rare Collection of 10 Kinks CD's that are replica to their original releases in the 60's and early 70's of their 7" 45 vinyl 4 song singles (aka EP's) with the original release jackets all housed in a box set. Each has a Limited Edition number printed on the box set that can only be found in this specific collection. . Limited edition release (15,000 worldwide) with 10 of the group's greatest EPs all boxed up, 'Waterloo Sunset', 'Dave Davies Hits', 'Kinksize Collection', 'Kwyet Kinks', 'Dead End Street', 'The Kinks In Sweden', 'Kinksize Hits', 'Kinks', 'Dedicated Kinks' and 'Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society'. 40 tracks total. Each EP comes in a separated slipcase sleeve with the original artwork intact. Together they come inside a red, embossed, CD-sized flip-topbox with embossed gold lettering. Each copy is individually numbered on the back The Kinks were one of the most criminally underrated bands in the history of rock and roll. Part of the problem in the United States was that much of the band's music focused on traditional English themes and could be seen as conservative during their greatest period, the late 60's and early 70's. Most of the rock bands of the era were promoting revolution, while the Kinks longed for a return to the village green of yore. Also, The Kinks were banned from performing live in the United States due to a dispute with the musician's union. This collection of ten EP's put out by the band covers their most productive period of 1964-74, before Ray Davies decided to start writing music hall operas (but that's another story.) Blasting off with the quintessential garage anthem "Louie Louie" the band sets the tone for their raucous early recordings. Their most well known work follows "You Really Got Me," "All Day and All of the Night" and the ominous "Sunny Afternoon" put The Kinks at the forefront of the British invasion on both sides of the Atlantic. Then The Kinks became more album oriented and singles became less a part of the band's overall concept. Which isn't to say that the band couldn't spin off an amazing stand alone song. "Waterloo Sunset" which is found on this collection and also as the final track on the Something Else album has competition only from R.E.M.'s "Nightswimmng" as the most beautiful pop song ever written (ahem... Todd and Matthew.) Also from the same album is "David Watts" a blasting up-tempo send up of the beautiful people in a high school setting.
SKU Number: DOCD ESFCD 667
Price: $199.99