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Arguably the finest and most expansive Kinks collection on the market! The first disc of this double-disc begins with their third single and first No. 1, the insistent 'You Really Got Me', then races through the glory years with the absurdly infectious likes of 'Sunny Afternoon', 'Waterloo Sunset', 'Lola' and 'Apeman'. Dave's two hits are included, too, and the disc ends with 'Come Dancing' and other selections from The Kinks' early-80s comeback. Disc Two includes songs that were hits for others ('David Watts' and 'Stop Your Sobbing'), various B-sides and other rarities, including 'God's Children', from the soundtrack of Percy, a movie about a fellow seeking the original owner of his recently transplanted penis. The Ultimate Collection is an excellent addition to the Kinks's cannon. 44 tracks in all spread over two discs. Sanctuary. 2007 .

Track Listings

Disc: 1 1. You Really Got Me 2. All Day and All of the Night 3. Tired of Waiting for You 4. Everybody's Gonna Be Happy 5. Set Me Free 6. See My Friends 7. Till the End of the Day 8. Dedicated Follower of Fashion 9. Sunny Afternoon 10. Dead End Street 11. Waterloo Sunset 12. Death of a Clown 13. Autumn Almanac 14. Susannah's Still Alive 15. Wonderboy 16. Days 17. Plastic Man 18. Victoria 19. Lola 20. Apeman 21. Supersonic Rocket Ship 22. Better Things 23. Come Dancing 24. Don't Forget to Dance Disc: 2 1. David Watts 2. Stop Your Sobbing 3. Dandy 4. Mr. Pleasant 5. I Gotta Move 6. Who'll Be the Next in Line 7. I Need You 8. Where Have All the Good Times Gone 9. Sittin' on My Sofa 10. Well Respected Man 11. I'm Not Like Everybody Else 12. Love Me Till the Sun Shines 13. She's Got Everything 14. Starstruck 15. Shangri-La 16. God's Children 17. Celluloid Heroes 18. (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman 19. Do It Again 20. Living on a Thin Line
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Performer:  The Kinks
Release Date:  April 23, 2002
Label:  Sanctuary
Genre:  Oldies
Release Date:  April 23, 2002
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They arrived in America in 1964 riding the first wave of the British Invasion. Over the next two decades The Kinks would prove to be one of the most important and influential rock and roll bands in the world attracting a loyal and dedicated following while selling millions of singles and LP's.  For years I have been searching for a comprehensive collection of rock and roll's most important groups.  In 2002, Sanctuary records released the 2 disc set "Kinks: The Ultimate …
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