|EP by The Kinks|
|Released||17 September 1965|
|Recorded||April–August 1965 Pye Studios (No. 2), London|
|Label||Pye NEP 24221|
|The Kinks chronology|
|Singles from Kwyet Kinks|
The EP represented a significant departure as hinted at by the play on words title as all four tracks are 'quieter' than the typical early Kinks rock sound, particularly lead track "Wait Till The Summer Comes Along", sung by Dave Davies with prominent acoustic guitar and a clear country or folk influence. The most well known track is "A Well Respected Man" which was the first real example of the social commentary and a songwriting style which would come to be associated with Ray Davies and The Kinks.
"A Well Respected Man" was released as a single in the US in October 1965 (b/w "Such A Shame") where it reached no. 13. Following the success of the similar "Dedicated Follower of Fashion" it was also released as a single in mainland Europe in 1966.
In the US, the tracks were included on the Kinkdom album (released November 1965). All four tracks were not available on another official Pye release in the UK, however three of the tracks (excluding "Such a Shame") were included on the budget Marble Arch compilation LP Well Respected Kinks in 1966 and "Such a Shame" appeared on that LP's follow up Sunny Afternoon in 1967. The EP was made available on CD in 1998 as part of the EP Collection boxed set. The tracks are currently available as bonus tracks on the CD reissue of Kinda Kinks.
All tracks written by Ray Davies except "Wait Till the Summer Comes Along" written by Dave Davies
- "Wait Till the Summer Comes Along"
- "Such a Shame"
- "A Well Respected Man"
- "Don't You Fret"
- The Official Ray Davies Web Site
- The Official Ray Davies Forum - "The Old Grey Board"
- The Official Ray Davies Forum on YouTube