The Kinks - To The Bone (1994) [US 2CD Edition 1996]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 734 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 248 Mb | Scans included | 01:41:28
Rock, Pop/Rock, Rock & Roll, British Invasion | Label: Guardian/Konk | # 7243 8 56572 2 1
This two-disc set is a live retrospective featuring 29 mostly (though not entirely) acoustic renditions of Kinks classics and obscurities, and possesses a poignancy and generosity of spirit that raises it several notches above standard Unplugged-style fare. The band's gracefully low-key reinterpretations of relative obscurities like "Picture Book," "Days," "Do You Remember Walter," and "Death of A Clown" are enough to blow a decade and a half's worth of arena-rock dust off the band's reputation. The group's updating of their early punk anthem "I'm Not Like Everybody Else" carries new levels of resonance that the band could scarcely have dreamed of in 1964. The two new studio recordings are a bit slight, but they sport an unfussed sweetness that's hard to argue with.