Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes songs Product Information
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes album for sale by Kinks was released Apr 10, 2007 on the Velvel label. After the artistic success of their brilliant, quirky 1960s albums, the Kinks upended their sound yet again when they began recording for RCA in the '70s (the rocking "20th Century Man" and the countrified "Muswell Hillbilly" sound unlike anything the band had done before). CELLULOID HEROES skims the RCA years, and this reissue revises the '76 compilation of the same name, with a new track list and remastered sound. Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes CD music contains a single disc with 18 songs. ...See Full Description
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes album for sale Product Description
**Super Audio CD (SACD)**
A Super Audio CD player is required to play this CD.
This item will not play on standard CD players.
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes Album Track Listing
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes buy CD music Customer Reviews
||The original album is WAY better!|
The original LP has the live version of "Here Comes Yet Another Day" and alternate edits of other songs, which are better than the ones on their respective LP's.
By Susan (Sunny Southern California)
This review is for a different format.
Celluloid Heros is a greatest hits package that has been seriously expanded. Not really containing any hits per se. It covers The Kinks "lost era".
By a reviewer (Grand Rapids, Mi)
This review is for a different format.
|Have you heard this album?
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7388898|
|Release Date||Apr 10, 2007|
|Producer||Ray Davies; Dave Nives (Reissue); Bill Crowley (Reissue)|
|Recording Time||74 minutes|
Customers Who Bought Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes CD music Also Bought
Retrospective CD (2004) Top Seller
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes songs Today the most recognition the Animals get is "House of the Rising Sun" being played on oldies radio, but in the mid-1960s they were a powerful part of the British Invasion, often reckoned on a par with the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who. Like those bands, the Animals had strong roots in blues and R&B, but, in their original incarnation, they stayed closer to those roots than their peers did. This definitive compilation, masterfully assembled by the ABKCO think tank of Teri Landi and Jody Klein, shows the tough, uncompromising use to which the Animals put their American influences. John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" is recast as a raw garage rocker glazed with Alan Price's sinister organ riffs, and the aforementioned "House of the Rising Sun" is transformed from a traditional folk lament to an urgent, ominous piece of churning tumult.
Of course, the group skillfully expanded those roots (with the help of some great writers), and turned out some classic working-class-rebel anthems ("We Gotta Get Out of This Place," "It's My Life"). By '67, the original lineup disbanded, and Eric Burdon led a new batch of Animals into a psychedelic West Coast sound ("San Franciscan Nights," "Monterey"). The Animals may not be given pride of place in the rock history books, but RETROSPECTIVE shows that they fully deserve it.
Audio Remixers: Eddie Kramer; Gary Kellgren; Vic Briggs.
Liner Note Author: Jim Bessman.
Recording information: Kingsway Recording Studio, London, England (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Mayfair Recording Studio, New York, NY (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Sunset-Highland Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970).
Arrangers: Vic Briggs; Horace Ott; Dave Rowberry.
The Animals: Alan Price (keyboards); Chas Chandler (bass instrument); Eric Burdon, John Steel , Hilton Valentine.
Personnel: Eric Burdon (vocals); John Weider (guitar, violin); Vic Briggs (guitar, piano, vibraphone); Howard H. Scott, Hilton Valentine (guitar); Charles Miller (flute); Royal Scots Guard Pipe And Drum Marching Band (bagpipe, percussion); Lee Oskar (harmonica); Alan Price (piano, organ); Lonnie Jordan, Dave Rowberry (organ); Barry Jenkins (drums, percussion); Harold Brown, John Steel (drums); Thomas R. Allen, Jr. (percussion).
Additional personnel: War.
Tres Hombres CD (1973) Top Seller
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes CD music On 1973's TRES HOMBRES, everything came together for ZZ Top. While it was near inconceivable that the trio could better its superb previous effort, 1972's RIO GRANDE MUD, here ZZ Top somehow found a way to make the riffs tastier and the blues boogie more lethal.
One of classic rock's most identifiable standards, "La Grange," resides here, borrowing liberally from John Lee Hooker. But there's even more great blues-rock to feast on--the moderately paced "Waitin' for the Bus," the 12-bar blues of "Jesus Just Left Chicago," and the party-hearty anthem "Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers" (a tune Van Halen has covered live from time to time). Elsewhere, the thick rocker "Precious and Grace" easily gives Led Zeppelin a run for its money.
One of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll bands ever to strut the 50 States, these sharp-dressed Texas titans-Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill-are a righteously hell rain' power trio boasting a 30-plus year hit-making legacy, both in the studio and at concert arenas. With their revved up blues 'n' boogie, they always make the most of their Texas birthright with with a distinctive sound that shakes up rock, blues, soul, garage-funk, Americana, and more. Nowhere is their force of nature musicianship better displayed than on these two album classics, revved up wtih red-hot bonus rarities. "You know what I'm talkin' about...an how how how how." Warner. 2006.
Also available with FANDANGO on 1 cassette and as part of the ZZ Top 6 Pack.
ZZ Top: Billy Gibbons (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Dusty Hill (vocals, bass guitar); Frank Beard (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Liner Note Author: Bob Merlis.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Billy Gibbons; Dusty Hill; Rube Beard.
ZZ Top: Billy Gibbons (vocals, guitar); Dusty Hill (vocals, bass); Frank "Rube" Beard (drums).
|Come Dancing with the Kinks: The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986 CD (1986)
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes buy CD music Originally released as a double-album set in 1986, just after the Kinks had their last run at chart success, Come Dancing With the Kinks (The Best of the Kinks 1977-1986) does an excellent job of summarizing their stadium rock and AOR radio favorites on Arista. It leaves no single or radio favorite behind, while adding such terrific obscurities as "Long Distance" (originally only released as a bonus track on the State of Confusion cassette; the early '80s were a completely different world than the late '80s), the non-LP single "Father Christmas," the wonderfully sentimental album track "Better Things" (a close, upbeat cousin to Dylan's "Forever Young"), and the charming "Heart of Gold." In addition to these, there are live takes of "You Really Got Me" and "Lola" taken from the fine One From the Road album. It winds up being a representative selection of the Kinks' time as stadium warriors. They may have released some good albums during this period -- and Misfits and Low Budget are close to great -- but listeners looking for the bare essentials from this period will not be disappointed with this first-rate collection. [Three songs -- "Catch Me Now I'm Falling" plus the title tracks to Misfits and Sleepwalker -- were dropped from the CD reissue of Come Dancing in order to have it fit the running time of a late-'80s compact disc.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Includes liner notes by Peter Doggett.
The Kinks: Ian Gibbons (keyboards, background vocals); Andy Pyle (bass guitar); Mick Avory (percussion); Dave Davies, Ray Davies .
Personnel: Dave Davies, Ray Davies (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Mick Avory (drums).
Liner Note Author: John Swenson.
Arranger: Ray Davies .
The Kinks: Ray Davies (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Dave Davies (vocals, guitar); Nick Newell (saxophone, keyboards); John Gosling, Ian Gibbons (keyboards); John Dalton, Andy Pyle, Ron Lawrence, Jim Rodford (bass); Nick Trevisik, Mick Avory, Henrit (drums).
|Misfits CD (1978)
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes album for sale At the height of British new wave, The Kinks found themselves back in vogue. Two of Ray Davies' early songs, "Stop Your Sobbing" and "David Watts" became hits for young, hungry bands (the Pretenders and the Jam, respectively). Meanwhile, Van Halen's version of "You Really Got Me" became an FM radio staple. Suddenly, The Kinks found themselves embraced by a new generation while also earning the praise of critics. Rolling Stone voted MISFITS one of the year's best albums.
MISFITS includes the tender, oddball hit Ray wrote for his brother, "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy," and the bouncing pop gem "In A Foreign Land." Like the band's previous release SLEEPWALKER, MISFITS showcases the band's newly stripped-down rock & roll direction. Also included on this reissue of MISFITS is the single remix of "Black Messiah," the U.S. version of "Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy," and a new mix of "Live Life."
Liner Note Author: John Swenson.
The Kinks: Ray Davies (vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer); Dave Davies (vocals, guitar); John Gosling (piano, organ, synthesizer); Andy Pyle, John Dalton (bass guitar); Mick Avory (drums).
Additional personnel: Nick Newell (clarinet); Mike Cotton (trumpet); John Beecham (trombone); Ron Lawrence , Zaine Griff (bass guitar); Nick Trevisick, Clem Cattini (drums).
|State of Confusion CD (1983)
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes CD music The Kinks were still riding high on a resurgence of popularity that started in the late seventies when this 1983 release hit the streets (and was followed by GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT, making for two albums in a row with covers featuring the album title spray painted on a wall). The album opens with several big-fisted guitar chord numbers, which translated perfectly to the arenas they were then playing regularly. It's also important to note that these riff-driven songs are from the band who practically wrote the book on riff-heavy songs when "You Really Got Me" came blasting out of radios seventeen years before.
The album includes a couple of hit singles--"Come Dancing" and "Don't Forget To Dance"--both of which employ moderate volume and propulsion (in contrast with some of their other singles from the era). The album's title is apt, as these are some of Ray Davies bleakest looks at the world around him-and the songs are consequently full of lost love, disappearing circumstances, and dreams put on hold. "Property," for example, details the dissolution of a marriage in stark, sad simplicity.
The Kinks: Ray Davies (vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer); Dave Davies (vocals, guitar); Ian Gibbons (keyboards); Jim Rodford (bass guitar); Mick Avory (drums).
Liner Note Author: Matt Resnicoff.
|Word of Mouth CD (1984)
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes buy CD music This 1984 album came near the end of The Kinks tenure with the Arista label. Though the band had enjoyed some of the greatest commercial success of their career on Arista, WORD OF MOUTH sank with nary a trace upon release. Ironically, the record is now quite clearly seen as their finest work of the decade. For the most part, WORD OF MOUTH is toned down from the volume and pace of its predecessors (STATE OF CONFUSION, GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT), and there's a calm and quiet that pervades the whole album. This actually stands in marked contrast to the tumult and chaos the band was in the midst at the time this was recorded.
The rich, warm production is perfectly suited to some of Ray Davies' finest songs, "Good Day" and "Summer's Gone," while "Too Hot" would have sounded right at home on MUSWELL HILLBILLIES, and "Sold Me Out" out-Stones the Rolling Stones. For anyone skeptical about The Kinks post-seventies output, this album will be a revelation.
The Kinks: Ray Davies (vocals, guitar, harmonica, keyboards); Dave Davies (guitar, background vocals); Ian Gibbons (keyboards, background vocals); Jim Rodford (bass guitar, background vocals); Mick Avory, Bob Henrit (drums, percussion).
Audio Remasterer: Bob Ludwig.
Kinks' Greatest: Celluloid Heroes album for sale Other Ideas