The Kinks ‎– Face To Face

Pye Records ‎– NSPL 18149
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo



Released in a laminated ''flipback'' cover on a plum Pye label.

Mono covers are used for the stereo version, a sticker saying "STEREO" on the front cover, A sticker saying "NSPL" covering NPL on the backside of the cover, are used for this version.

This version has printed STEREO in the middle of the Label.
For this reason it is different from The Kinks - Face To Face.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NPL 18149 The Kinks Face To Face(LP, Album, Mono) Pye Records NPL 18149 Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
70023, NPL 18149 The Kinks Face To Face(LP, Album, RE) PRT, PRT 70023, NPL 18149 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
SMRCD028 The Kinks Face To Face(CD, Album, Mono, RE) Sanctuary Midline SMRCD028 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
CDMP 8829 The Kinks Face To Face(CD, Album, RE) PRT CDMP 8829 UK 1986 Sell This Version
NSPL 18149 The Kinks Face To Face(LP, Album) Pye Records NSPL 18149 UK 1966 Sell This Version


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November 29, 2017
Any advice on the best repress? I've heard the PRT 80's represses are good?


May 16, 2015
I forgot the stars. Five, obviously.


May 16, 2015
PBender Records wrote an excellent review of what I consider the greatest Pop-Rock album of all time. I bought a mono pressing on Reprise the day it came out and have listened to it hundreds of times since. It didn't sell, as the Kinks were entering a period where none of their records did. Try to find a mono mix on vinyl, as the "stereo" version eliminates the backing vocals on Rainy Day In June, makes the drums annoyingly loud on Holiday In Waikiki. and introduces the electric guitar too soon on Little Miss Queen of Darkness, ruining the build-up to when it's introduced after Avory's excellent drum solo on the mono version. And the "stereo" version really isn't. Just a lot of echo. Like all Kinks records up to and including this album, buy mono. And yes, it is better than Rubber Soul, Aftermath and -- although I love it -- The Who Sell out, which is pretty much a comedy album, and a very clever one. One reviewer described Face To Face as "pithy little tales of a decadent, class-crazed England". An accurate summation.