The Kinks will release a new best-of album, Sunny Afternoon, October 16 on the BMG label.
The album features original Kinks recordings of songs from the successful West End musical Sunny Afternoon, including “You Really Got Me,” “Waterloo Sunset,” “Sunny Afternoon,” “Dedicated Follower of Fashion,” “Lola,” “All Day and All of the Night” and much more.
It also includes bonus tracks not included in the production plus some of Ray Davies’ picks that he feels fit into the context of the release. These include non-hit songs that have become much-loved deep cuts after appearing in TV shows and films and being covered by other artists over the years.
Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, Sunny Afternoon opened in the West End in 2014 and won four Oliver awards including Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical and Outstanding Achievement in Music for Ray Davies.
With Ray Davies at the helm, his brother Dave Davies on lead guitar, Mick Avory on drums and Pete Quaife on bass, classic after classic followed “You Really Got Me,” including “All Day and All of the Night,” which—along with its predecessor—is credited with helping to invent heavy metal and punk. Their 1967 hit “Waterloo Sunset” is widely considered to be among the greatest singles ever released, with the Who’s Pete Townsend, Blur’s Damon Albarn and Paul Weller citing it as one of their everlasting favorites.
For more about the Kinks, visit thekinks.info. Check out a complete track listing below.
The Kinks, Sunny Afternoon: The Very Best Of Track Listing:
1. You Still Want Me
2. I Gotta Move
3. Just Can’t Go To Sleep
4. Denmark Street
5. A Well Respected Man
6. Dead End Street
7. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion
8. You Really Got Me
9. Set Me Free
10. Till The End Of The Day
11. This Strange Effect (BBC Session)
12. Stop Your Sobbing
13. This Is Where I Belong
14. Where Have All The Good Times Gone
15. All Day And All Of The Night
16. This Time Tomorrow
17. Maximum Consumption
18. Sitting In My Hotel
19. I Go To Sleep (Demo)
20. I’m Not Like Everybody Else
21. Too Much On My Mind
22. Tired Of Waiting For You
23. The Moneygoround
1. Sunny Afternoon
2. A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy
4. A Long Way From Home
5. Waterloo Sunset
7. Look A Little On The Sunny Side
8. Party Line
9. Who’ll Be The Next In Line
10. Tell Me Now So I Know (Demo Version)
15. Gotta Be Free
16. The Way Love Used To Be
17. Kinks BBC Interviews (1964-1966)
18. You Really Got Me (BBC Session Track)
19. Tired Of Waiting For You (BBC Session Track)
20. Death Of A Clown (BBC Session Track)
21. BBC Interview
22. BBC Interview
23. BBC Interview
24. Death Of A Clown (BBC Session Track)
25. WPIX U.S. TV Interview (1965)