Kinks’ Early Albums Collected in New Vinyl Mono Box
The Kinks first eight albums will be released in a new vinyl mono box, along with 'The Kinks', a bonus double-disc compilation also known as “The Black Album”. A highlight of this upcoming set, simply titled The Mono Collection, is the previously out-of-print U.S. mono mix of Live at Kelvin Hall.
The Mono Collection, due Dec. 16, will arrive on 180-gram vinyl with a 48-page hardcover booklet featuring never-before-seen photos and new interviews with Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory. The set seeks to present some of the Kinks’ best-known music in the way that the group originally intended.
“I wanted the tracks to sound how we would play them live,” Ray Davies says in a press release. “I wrote lots of songs for a particular sound and production”.
The Mono Collection is available for pre-order now.