The Kinks Celebrate 60 Years With ‘The Journey – Part 1’

Classic British Rock band The Kinks are celebrating their 60th Anniversary with the release of The Journey – Part 1, available in in all formats here. Formed in 1963 in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies with their friend Pete Quaife, and joined by Mick Avory in early 1964, the band conquered both Britain and America and remain as a big impact on the trajectory of Rock music today.

The Kinks have actually sold over 50 million records worldwide. They have achieved five US Top 10 singles, nine US Top 40 albums, seventeen UK Top 20 singles and five UK Top 10 albums, with four albums certified Gold. Among numerous honors, they have received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Service To British Music and have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame.

The Kinks 60 campaign will be a two-year-long celebration of their career. As a key part of the campaign, and to mark this milestone, The Journey, will be released on BMG in two parts, with The Journey – Part 1 out now.

The songs on The Journey – Part 1 (1964-1975) have been handpicked for the first time by Ray, Dave and Mick, curated “according to themes inspired by the trials and tribulations of their journey through life together as a band since 1963.”

Featuring hits such as “You Really Got Me,” “Waterloo Sunset,” “All Day And All Of The Night,” “Celluloid Heroes,” “Supersonic Rocket Ship,” “Dead End Street,” and “Death Of A Clown”, The Journey – Part 1 follows recently remastered 50th anniversary deluxe editions of The Village Green Preservation SocietyLola Versus Powerman Part 1Muswell Hillbillies and Everybody’s In Show-Biz. 

The Journey – Part 1 is out now on 2CD, 2LP, Digital and HD Digital albums. The physical formats contain a booklet with band photos and personal track-by-track notes from Ray, Mick, and Dave.

Details of the The Journey – Part 2 will follow later this year. A host of global events and activities will be launching throughout 2023 & 2024 to mark the band’s 60th, with more to be announced in the coming months.

LP Tracklisting:

Side 1

Songs about becoming a man, the search for adventure, finding an identity and a girl:

1.        You Really Got Me (UK#1, 1964)

2.        All Day And All Of The Night (UK#2, 1964)

3.        It’s All Right (1964)

4.        Who’ll Be The Next In Line (1965)

5.        Tired Of Waiting For You (UK#1, 1965)

6.        She’s Got Everything (1968)

7.        Just Can’t Go To Sleep (1964)

8.        Stop Your Sobbing (1964)

9.        Wait Till The Summer Comes Along (1965)

10.      So Long (1965)

Side 2

Songs of ambition achieved, bitter taste of success, loss of friends, the past comes back and bites you in the backside:

1.        Dead End Street (UK#5, 1966)

2.        Schooldays (1975)

3.        The Hard Way (1975)

4.        Mindless Child Of Motherhood (1969)

5.        Supersonic Rocket Ship (UK#2, 1972)

6.        I’m In Disgrace (1975)

7.        Do You Remember Walter? (1968)

Side 3

Days and nights of a lost soul, songs of regret and reflection of happier times:

1.        Too Much On My Mind (1966)

2.        Nothin’ In The World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl (1965)

3.        Days (UK#2, 1968)

4.        Where Have All The Good Times Gone (1965)

5.        Strangers (1970)

6.        It’s Too Late (1965)

7.        Sitting In The Midday Sun (1973)

Side 4

A new start, a new love, but have you really changed? Still haunted by the quest and the girl:

1.        Waterloo Sunset (UK#2, 1967)

2.        No More Looking Back (1975)

3.        Death Of A Clown (UK#3, 1967)

4.        Celluloid Heroes (1972)

5.        Act Nice And Gentle (1967)

6.        This Is Where I Belong (1967)

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