The Kinks ‎– The Great Lost Kinks Album

Reprise Records ‎– MS 2127
Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Stereo, Mono

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A1 Til Death Do Us Part 3:12
A2 There Is No Life Without Love
Written-By – Ray Davies
A3 Lavender Hill 2:53
A4 Groovy Movies
Written-By – Ray Davies
A5 Rosemary Rose 1:43
A6 Misty Water
Written-By – Ray Davies
A7 Mr. Songbird
Written-By – Ray Davies
B1 When I Turn Off The Living Room Light
Written-By – Ray Davies
B2 The Way Love Used To Be
Written-By – Ray Davies
B3 I'm Not Like Everybody Else
Written-By – Ray Davies
B4 Plastic Man
Written-By – Ray Davies
B5 This Man He Weeps Tonight 2:38
B6 Pictures In The Sand 2:45
B7 Where Did The Spring Go
Written-By – Ray Davies

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Compilation of rare and previously unreleased songs.

Includes sheet with extensive liner notes by John Mendelsohn

Track A2 published by Noma Music Inc./Abkco Music Inc. - BMI
Tracks A4, A6 to B1, B3, B4 & B7 published by Noma Music Inc. - BMI
Track B2 published by Al Gallico Music Corp. - BMI

Manufactured by Abkco Records, Inc.
℗ 1973 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Reprise Records, A Division of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Made in U.S.A.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix Side A): 31,538
  • Matrix / Runout (Matrix Side B): 31,539
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A (Variation 1)): MS-2127 31538-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B (Variation 1)): MS-2127 31539-1-1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A (Variation 2)): MS-2127 31538-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B (Variation 2)): MS-2127 31539-1
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
MS2127 The Kinks The Great Lost Kinks Album(CDr, Comp, Unofficial, Mono) Reprise Records (2) MS2127 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
MS 2127 The Kinks The Great Lost Kinks Album (CD, Comp, Mono) Reprise Records MS 2127 1996 Sell This Version
MS 2127 The Kinks The Great Lost Kinks Album(LP, Album, Comp, Promo) Reprise Records MS 2127 US 1973 Sell This Version
RST 2127-c The Kinks The Great Lost Kinks Album(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album) Reprise Records RST 2127-c US 1973 Sell This Version
MS 2127 The Kinks The Great Lost Kinks Album(LP, Album, Comp) Reprise Records MS 2127 US 1973 Sell This Version


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April 16, 2014
This is NOT the Great Lost Kinks album that I had back in the 70's or '80's. The one I had had the same cover, but it was a double album, and contained a lot of tracks that are missing on here. Like Autumn Almanac, Dead End Street, and maybe 10 more. Just the two I have listed would be a significant loss to such a collection. Obviously there is another version of this album out there somewhere, and it would be worth significantly more than those listed on here: there is more to the Great Lost Kinks Album than meets the eye here.


February 15, 2011
An irreverent, sardonic contempt is justified through genuine wistfulness. The portrayal of characters, surroundings, and feelings smoothly breeze towards mournful bliss. Brief touches of brash, acerbic outbursts suppress gloomy emotions. Inflexible melodies contour a harrowing mind-set, rendering overpowering social prerogatives of individual formalities.
The Great Lost Kinks Album is a statement of valor from London’s dignified sound artists. It was produced in the midst of The Kinks most innovative years. Anti-establishment dominated a myriad of bands from 1967 through 1970, spurring ghastly focus on revolution. Composer Ray Davies's sheer personal delight of English customs was aversely bestowed upon the group. Brother Dave Davies could not persuade his obstinate sibling away from personal sabotage. His delightful homage The Village Green Preservation Society was released in 1968, leaving a vast missing song cycle on the cutting room floor.
The toned down remedy of humble and quirky songs varies from the solemn overtones on Village Green. Rarely are Ray and Dave in such dire need of a hug then on Ray's “There Is No Life Without Love” or Dave's “This Man He Weeps Tonight”. Less audacious songs, “Groovy Movies”, “Misty Water”, show a discrepancy from the modest assertions, creating a slight lack of conformity. Great Lost Kinks can certainly be acknowledged as a proper Kinks album, but falls slightly short of perfection.