‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’ Out Now
November 18, 2016
‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’ is a limited edition set of ten 180g vinyl discs of the Kinks’ mono albums.
There’s also the double album ‘The Kinks’, which collects their biggest hit singles of this period in their mono versions.
Also included is a lavish 48 page hardcover book with a host of unseen photographs and memorabilia.
This incredible box set is out now – order yours here.
“I think rock ‘n’ roll is a mono experience. If you have 5.1 rock ‘n’ roll it kind of loses its reason really. The overall sound, if it’s well-balanced, it’ll sound good in mono. Even classical music for me sounds good in mono. Nowadays when I make a stereo record I like to hear it in mono to make sure the spectrum is right. The great thing about mono, you do hear it warts and all.”
– Ray Davies
“All of the original albums in The Kinks in Mono vinyl LP box set were cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering, supervised by myself, direct from the original UK Pye NPL analog mono masters. Only analog EQ was used in the process. The 1970 compilation album, The Kinks (Black Album), was recompiled from flat digital transfers of original analog masters, and was cut to match the original LP. First UK Pye pressings of all of the albums were used in comparison to tapes to insure period accuracy with level, track spacing and artwork.”
– Andrew Sandoval (Box Set compiler)
Watch Dave Davies explore the whole box set below.
Here’s the full list of LPs included.
‘The Kink Kontroversy’
‘Face to Face’
‘Something Else By The Kinks’
‘Live At Kelvin Hall’
‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’
‘Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire’
‘Kinks (2LP “Black” album)’
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