The Kinks ‎– Face To Face

Reprise Records ‎– RS-6228, Reprise Records ‎– 6228, Reprise Records ‎– RS 6228
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Press

Companies, etc.



Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman pressing. No plant code in runouts.

First US pressing with ''3-tone'' steamboat labels.

A Shel Talmy Production
A Pye Records, U.K. Recording
Made in U.S.A. • Warner Bros. Records, Inc.

Mr. David Davies Costumes by Gail Of Blackburn

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched [Var 1]): 30595 - RS 6228 - A I D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B etched [Var 1]): 30596 - RS 6228 - A I D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched [Var 2]): 30596 RS 6228-B C I D A 5 P 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B etched [Var 2]): 30596 RS 6228-B C I D A 5 P 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A etched [Var 3]): 30596 RS 6228-A I C B 6 P
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B etched [Var 3]): 30596 RS 6228-B I D B 3 P
  • Matrix / Runout (On label): 30.595
  • Matrix / Runout (On label): 30.596
  • Other (Back of Sleeve): ELT

Other Versions (5 of 86) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NSPL 18149 The Kinks Face To Face(LP, Album) Pye Records NSPL 18149 UK 1966 Sell This Version
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



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December 29, 2014

This was a revolutionary record for the time. People forget that all the artists of this era were listening to each others work and being inspired by the interesting directions each were taking. You can hear the influence this album had on many of the top recording act of the time. This record fits in nicely with Rubber Soul, Aftermath and The Who sell-out. I personally rate it as high as Rubber Soul and certainly more consistent then Aftermath. Where Ray and Dave Davies differ from their contemporaries was to start writing songs that were grounded in real people stories and understandable narratives. While the other artists were either still writing about love or trying to get "Far out" picture-scape lyrics the Kinks were singing about entitlement, ill-begotten wealth and contemplating the meaning and loss of time. The music is solid from start to finish. The songs cover a wide range of rock 'n roll styles from the straight ahead rockers "Party line" and "House in the Country" to the pensive thinkers "Too much on my mind" and "I'll remember." This may be the great album you have yet to discover.
Vinyl Note: I have listen to the U.S. Mono and Stereo vinyl and on the same receiver with a high end CD player the vinyl mix blows the CD out of the water. Not sure why they can't mix things correctly anymore, but the vinyl sounds very different and well balanced. I would give the rating an extra star for the original vinyl version.