Come Dancing with The Kinks

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Come Dancing With the Kinks
Compilation album by The Kinks
Released 1986
Recorded 1976-1984
Genre Rock
Length 80:22 (LP)
69:55 (1986 CD)
Label Arista
Producer Ray Davies
The Kinks chronology
Word of Mouth
(1984)
Come Dancing With the Kinks
(1986)
Think Visual
(1986)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic link 4.5/5 stars
Robert Christgau link B−

Come Dancing With the Kinks: The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986 is a compilation album by the English rock band The Kinks. It was originally released in 1986 on both LP and CD but with different track listings for each format; a third track listing was created when the album was reissued on CD in 2000 by Koch Records. Come Dancing covers the nine-year period during which the Kinks were signed to Arista, and includes some live versions of hits from the band's Pye and RCA years.

1986 LP Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ray Davies except "Living on a Thin Line," written by Dave Davies.

Side A[edit]

  1. "You Really Got Me [Live]" – 3:40
  2. "Destroyer" – 3:44
  3. "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" – 3:38
  4. "Juke Box Music" – 3:42
  5. "A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy" – 4:58

Side B[edit]

  1. "Come Dancing" – 3:54
  2. "Sleepwalker" – 3:27
  3. "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" – 4:02
  4. "Do It Again" – 4:09
  5. "Better Things" – 2:58

Side C[edit]

  1. "Lola [Live]" – 5:42
  2. "Low Budget" – 3:46
  3. "Long Distance" – 5:20
  4. "Heart of Gold" – 4:02
  5. "Don't Forget to Dance" – 4:15

Side D[edit]

  1. "Misfits" – 4:19
  2. "Living On a Thin Line" – 4:12
  3. "Father Christmas" – 3:39
  4. "Celluloid Heroes [Live]" – 7:21

1986 CD Track listing[edit]

In order to fit on a single disc, the original CD version of Come Dancing With the Kinks eliminated "Catch Me Now I'm Falling," "Misfits," and "Sleepwalker."

  1. "You Really Got Me [Live]" – 3:36
  2. "Destroyer" – 3:47
  3. "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" – 3:37
  4. "Juke Box Music" – 3:46
  5. "A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" – 5:01
  6. "Come Dancing" – 3:57
  7. "Do It Again" – 4:11
  8. "Better Things" – 3:01
  9. "Lola [Live]" – 5:39
  10. "Low Budget" – 3:49
  11. "Long Distance" – 5:24
  12. "Heart of Gold" – 4:03
  13. "Don't Forget to Dance" – 4:40
  14. "Living on a Thin Line" – 4:11
  15. "Father Christmas" – 3:43
  16. "Celluloid Heroes [Live]" – 7:25

2000 CD Track listing[edit]

  1. "Come Dancing" – 3:56
  2. "Low Budget" – 3:49
  3. "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" – 5:59
  4. "A Gallon of Gas" – 3:50
  5. "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman [Disco Edit]" – 6:00
  6. "Sleepwalker" – 4:04
  7. "Full Moon" – 3:52
  8. "Misfits" – 4:42
  9. "A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy" – 5:01
  10. "Do It Again" – 4:11
  11. "Better Things" – 2:59
  12. "Lola [Live]" – 4:47
  13. "You Really Got Me [Live]" – 3:40
  14. "Good Day" – 4:35
  15. "Living on a Thin Line" – 4:16
  16. "Destroyer" – 3:47
  17. "Don't Forget to Dance" – 4:39
  18. "Father Christmas" – 3:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Mick Avory – Percussion, Drums
  • John Beecham – Trombone
  • Clem Cattini – Percussion, Drums
  • Mitchell Cohen – Liner Notes
  • John Dalton – Bass
  • Dave Davies – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals, Producer
  • Ray Davies – Synthesizer, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Composer, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Producer, Compilation
  • George DelGiorno – Package Design
  • Robert Ellis – Photography
  • Ian Gibbons – Keyboards, Background Vocals
  • John Gosling – Keyboards
  • Zaine Griff – Bass
  • Robert Henrit – Percussion, Drums
  • Alan Holmes – Tenor Saxophone
  • Ron Lawrence – Bass
  • Bob Ludwig – Remastering
  • Nick Newell – Keyboards, Saxophone
  • Dave Nives – Reissue Producer
  • Andy Pyle – Bass
  • Jim Rodford – Bass
  • John Swenson – Liner Notes, Research
  • Nick Trevisick – Percussion, Drums

External links[edit]