The Kinks ‎– Greatest Hits

SPH Records ‎– SPHCD 7801
2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered

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1-1 The Kinks You Really Got Me 2:13
1-2 The Kinks All Day And All Of The Night 2:22
1-3 The Kinks Tired Of Waiting For You 2:30
1-4 The Kinks Where Have All The Good Times Gone 2:49
1-5 The Kinks Dancing In The Street
Written-By – Gaye*, Stevenson, Hunter*
1-6 The Kinks Set Me Free 2:11
1-7 The Kinks Sittin' On My Sofa 3:03
1-8 The Kinks See My Friend 2:46
1-9 The Kinks Louie Louie
Written-By – Berry*
1-10 The Kinks A Well Respected Man 2:42
1-11 The Kinks Stop Your Sobbing 2:04
1-12 The Kinks Till The End Of The Day 2:19
1-13 The Kinks Don't Ever Change 2:21
1-14 The Kinks I'm Not Like Everybody Else 3:27
1-15 The Kinks Dedicated Follower Of Fashion 3:00
1-16 The Kinks Sunny Afternoon 3:33
1-17 The Kinks Dandy 2:08
2-1 The Kinks Dead End Street 3:25
2-2 The Kinks Mr. Pleasant 3:00
2-3 Dave Davies Death Of A Clown 3:10
2-4 The Kinks Waterloo Sunset 3:17
2-5 The Kinks Autumn Almanac 3:09
2-6 Dave Davies Susannah's Still Alive 2:19
2-7 The Kinks Wonderboy 2:47
2-8 The Kinks Days 2:51
2-9 Dave Davies Lincoln County 3:10
2-10 The Kinks Starstruck 2:18
2-11 The Kinks Plastic Man 3:01
2-12 The Kinks Drivin' 3:19
2-13 The Kinks Shangri La 5:19
2-14 The Kinks Victoria 3:38
2-15 The Kinks Lola 4:05
2-16 The Kinks Apeman 3:51

Companies, etc.


  • Written-ByDavies* (tracks: 1-1 to 1-4, 1-6 to 1-8, 1-10 to 2-16)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 711572 780123
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 01): EOD CDM01 SND SPHCD7801/1
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 02): EOD CDM01 SND SPHCD7801/2
  • Rights Society: STEMRA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SPHMC 7801 The Kinks Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp) SPH Records SPHMC 7801 Netherlands 1991 Sell This Version



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February 9, 2015
The Dutch album. That would be the most appropriate subtitle for this compilation album. A number of singles released in The Netherlands were considerable hits, while these singles did next to nothing in the UK, or weren't even released on a single at all. The first example on this album is 'Well Respected Man' (1965). Released on an EP in the UK, but it was a single A-side in The Netherlands, rocketing into the top 5 effortless. The same goes for 'Dandy' (1966) and 'Mr. Pleasant' (1967). While the first song was at least an album track from the the wonderful 'Face To Face' album, 'Mr. Pleasant' was relegated to the B-side status. 'Dandy' made it to #5 and 'Mr. Pleasant' would reach #3. Dave's 'Susannah's Still Alive' just nipped into the top twenty in the UK, but went into the top 10 in The Netherlands. In 1968 The Kinkspoularity was waning in the UK. Not in The Netherlands, where 'Wonderboy' made it to #5, 'Days' #3 and Dave's 'Lincoln County' made it to a modes #15, but was a considerable flop in the UK. "Starstruck' made it to #13 in December 1968 and 'Plastic man' did equally well in early 1969. Even Shangri-La made it to #17. Not bad for a single tat flopped everywhere else. When The Kinks made their UK Comeback with 'Lola', it was almost like 'business as usual' in The Netherlands, where it went straight to #1,a feat repeated in 1980 with the live version (not on this album). Some of the tracks on this album are a bit of a mystery as of why they were put on this compilation. It is possible that 'Dancing In The Street' and 'Stop Your Sobbing' were added to the tracklist because the Dutch know the versions of Mick jagger & David Bowie, The Pretenders respectively. That is a possibility. But that leaves 'Don't Ever Change'. A nice compilation with the odd choice included.