The Kink Kronikles

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The Kink Kronikles
Compilation album by The Kinks
Released 25 March 1972
Genre Rock
Length 82:35
Label Reprise
The Kinks chronology
Muswell Hillbillies
(1971)
The Kink Kronikles
(1972)
Everybody's in Show-Biz
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (A) [2]
Rolling Stone (favourable) [3]

The Kink Kronikles is a USA compilation double album of singles, B-sides, album tracks and previously unreleased tracks recorded by The Kinks between 1966 and 1970. In the list of compilation albums, it follows Greatest Hits! which covered material from 1964 to early 1966.

Of the five Billboard charted tracks featured, two make their album debut in this compilation: "Dead End Street" and "Mr. Pleasant".

In 2003, the album was ranked number 231 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It was compiled and released by Reprise Records (without creative input from the Kinks) after the band had moved to RCA Records in 1971.

Track listing[edit]

(All notes following each track pertain to its original U.S. release as this compilation was only released in the U.S.)

Side 1[edit]

  1. "Victoria" – 3:41 (From Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)—Reprise 6366)
  2. "The Village Green Preservation Society" – 2:49 (From The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society—Reprise 6327)
  3. "Berkeley Mews" – 2:40 (Previously unreleased in U.S.)
  4. "Holiday In Waikiki*" – 2:47 (From Face to Face—Reprise 6228)
  5. "Willesden Green" – 2:28 (Previously unreleased in U.S.)
  6. "This Is Where I Belong" – 2:27 (Previously unreleased in U.S.)
  7. "Waterloo Sunset" – 3:21 (From Something Else by The Kinks—Reprise 6279)

Side 2[edit]

  1. "David Watts" – 2:42 (From Something Else by The Kinks)
  2. "Dead End Street" – 3:27 (Reprise single 0540)
  3. "Shangri-La" – 5:20 (From Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire))
  4. "Autumn Almanac" – 3:16 (Reprise single 0647)
  5. "Sunny Afternoon" – 3:34 (From Face to Face)
  6. "Get Back In Line" – 3:08 (From Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One—Reprise 6423)
  7. "Did You See His Name?" – 1:56 (Previously unreleased)

Side 3[edit]

  1. "Fancy" – 2:30 (From Face to Face)
  2. "Wonderboy" – 2:50 (Reprise single 0691)
  3. "Apeman" – 3:57 (From Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One)
  4. "King Kong" – 3:27 (Reprise single 1094)
  5. "Mr. Pleasant" – 3:02 (Reprise single 0587)
  6. "God's Children" – 3:19 (Reprise single 1017)
  7. "Death of a Clown" – 3:14 (From Something Else by The Kinks)

Side 4[edit]

  1. "Lola" – 4:05 (From Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One)
  2. "Mindless Child Of Motherhood" – 3:13 (B-side of Reprise single 0930)
  3. "Polly" – 2:51 (B-side of Reprise single 0691)
  4. "Big Black Smoke" – 2:37 (B-side of Reprise single 0540)
  5. "Susannah's Still Alive" – 2:22 (Dave Davies solo Reprise single 0660)
  6. "She's Got Everything" – 3:12 (B-side of Reprise single 0762)
  7. "Days" – 2:51 (Reprise single 0762)

Notes:

  • In John Mendelssohn's 1972 liner notes for The Kink Kronikles, "Holiday in Waikiki" is credited as being the first track of the album, Face to Face. This mistake may arise from (at least) one re-release of Face to Face in which side two of the original record is accidentally placed at the beginning of the album, followed by side one. On the original album, "Holiday in Waikiki" is the eighth track; "Party Line" is the first track.

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