The Kinks ‎– Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire

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Reprise Records ‎– RS 6366, Reprise Records ‎– 6366
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Press, Gatefold
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This is the original US release (1st Pressing).
Has orange/gold labels with Warner Seven-Arts logo next to Reprise logo.

This is the Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman pressing variant
denoted by a small inverted "P" stamped in the runouts

First cat. # on spine and labels.
Second cat. # on front sleeve.

Issued in a gatefold sleeve.

Includes a die-cut lyric insert with a graphic on it. (a cartoon of Queen Victoria).

Original story of Arthur written by Julian Mitchell and Ray Davies.
Back sleeve liner notes by Julian Mitchell and John Mendelsohn.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side A, etched / stamped): 30953 RS 6366 A -1H Λ 4 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1, Side B, etched / stamped): I 30954 RS 6366 B 1AA D 3 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side A, etched / stamped P o A2): P o 30953 RS 6366 A -1H A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2, Side B, etched / stamped P o A2): P o 30954 RS 6366 B 1K A2

Other Versions (5 of 74) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NSPL 18317, NPL 18317 The Kinks Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire(LP, Album, Gat) Pye Records, Pye Records NSPL 18317, NPL 18317 UK 1969 Sell This Version
Rst 6366-b The Kinks Arthur(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 10.5" Reel, Album) Reprise Records Rst 6366-b USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
NSPL. 18317 The Kinks Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire(LP, Album) Stateside, Pye Records NSPL. 18317 India 1969 Sell This Version
NSPL 18317 The Kinks Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire(LP, Album) Pye Records NSPL 18317 New Zealand 1969 Sell This Version
202 039, 202 039-241 The Kinks Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire(LP, Album, Mono, RE) PRT, Pye Records 202 039, 202 039-241 Germany 1980 Sell This Version

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JoshuaSeanHaynie

JoshuaSeanHaynie

August 9, 2015

Obviously a great album! I love the info on the back of this release, I loved this album for a long time before realizing the songs were meant to accompany a screenplay that was never executed. After getting the gist of the story, the album becomes even more enjoyable. I have always thought that the kinks bring a show tune flare to the rock sound of the time and this only proves that in my mind further. Anyways this release is great. The stereo mix here is rich, full of life and detail. The image in the gatefold and lyric insert are all nice touches as well.