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 songs written and composed by Ray Davies, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Original album Length
1. "You Really Got Me [Live]"   One for the Road 3:40
2. "Destroyer"   Give the People What They Want 3:44
3. "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman"   Low Budget 3:38
4. "Juke Box Music"   Sleepwalker 3:42
5. "A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy"   Misfits 4:58
Side two
No. Title Original album Length
6. "Come Dancing"   State of Confusion 3:54
7. "Sleepwalker" (omitted on 1986 CD release) Sleepwalker 3:27
8. "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" (omitted on 1986 CD release) Low Budget 4:02
9. "Do It Again"   Word of Mouth 4:09
10. "Better Things"   Give the People What They Want 2:58
Side three
No. Title Original album Length
11. "Lola [Live]"   One for the Road 5:42
12. "Low Budget"   Low Budget 3:46
13. "Long Distance"   State of Confusion [cassette edition] 5:20
14. "Heart of Gold"   State of Confusion 4:02
15. "Don't Forget to Dance"   State of Confusion 4:15
Side four
No. Title Original album Length
16. "Misfits" (omitted on 1986 CD release) Misfits 4:19
17. "Living on a Thin Line" (Dave Davies) Word of Mouth 4:12
18. "Father Christmas"   1977 single 3:39
19. "Celluloid Heroes [Live]"   One for the Road 7:21

2000 CD Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ray Davies, except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Original album Length
1. "Come Dancing"   State of Confusion 3:56
2. "Low Budget"   Low Budget 3:49
3. "Catch Me Now I'm Falling"   Low Budget 5:59
4. "A Gallon of Gas" (did not appear on original 1986 version) Low Budget 3:50
5. "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman (Disco Edit)" (alternate version than the one that appeared on original 1986 version) 12-inch single; alternate edit on Low Budget 6:00
6. "Sleepwalker"   Sleepwalker 4:04
7. "Full Moon" (did not appear on original 1986 version) Sleepwalker 3:52
8. "Misfits"   Misfits 4:42
9. "A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy"   Misfits 5:01
10. "Do It Again"   Word of Mouth 4:11
11. "Better Things"   Give the People What They Want 2:59
12. "Lola [Live]"   One for the Road 4:47
13. "You Really Got Me [Live]"   One for the Road 3:40
14. "Good Day" (did not appear on original 1986 version) Word of Mouth 4:35
15. "Living on a Thin Line" (Dave Davies) Word of Mouth 4:16
16. "Destroyer"   Give the People What They Want 3:47
17. "Don't Forget to Dance"   State of Confusion 4:39
18. "Father Christmas"   1977 single 3:42

Personnel[edit]

The Kinks
Other personnel
  • John Beecham – Trombone
  • Clem Cattini – Percussion, Drums
  • Mitchell Cohen – Liner Notes
  • George DelGiorno – Package Design
  • Robert Ellis – Photography
  • Zaine Griff – Bass
  • Alan Holmes – Tenor Saxophone
  • Ron Lawrence – Bass
  • Bob Ludwig – Remastering
  • Nick Newell – Keyboards, Saxophone
  • Dave Nives – Reissue Producer
  • John Swenson – Liner Notes, Research
  • Nick Trevisick – Percussion, Drums

External links[edit]