With a performance of Waterloo Sunset at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony fresh in everyone’s memory, Universal has just released a compilation that offers ‘the best’ of Ray Davies and his band The Kinks. Not only that, but there’s a massive Kinks collectors’ set on release as well.
Waterloo Sunset: The Very Best of The Kinks & Ray Davies is a two-disc retrospective that’s available from today.
Disc one features all 14 of The Kinks’ Top 10 hits plus other well-loved tracks, while disc two focuses on Davies’ love of London, with a selection of songs that focus on the city.
In further Kinks-mania, Universal has also released a five-CD and DVD collectors’ set titled The Kinks At The BBC which includes stacks of unreleased material.
The collection features sessions, live recordings and unreleased stuff, beginning with the band’s very first steps on the Pye label.
The DVD features The Kinks’ sought-after appearances on Top Of The Pops, In Concert and The Old Grey Whistle Test.
-Classic Rock Magazine