The Kinks announce massive 'Arthur' 50th anniversary collection

New 31/07/2019

The Kinks have announced a massive new box set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their 1969 album, 'Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire)'.

Due for release on 25th Oct, the box set will include new mono and stereo mixes, a number of bonus tracks, demo and rehearsal recordings, and the long-lost solo album from the band's guitarist, Dave Davies, who recorded it while he's in the studio sessions for 'Arthur'.

All of that will arrive in a four CD format and four 7" singles. A book containing essays, interviews and photographs will also be included in the box set.

The band also shared a previously-unreleased 'Doo-wop version' of 'The Future'. Listen to the song below.

Available for pre-order now, you can see the full track listing below.

The Kinks' 'Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire' 50th-anniversary edition

CD1
ORIGINAL STEREO ALBUM, 2019 REMASTER

  1. Victoria (Stereo)
  2. Yes Sir, No Sir (Stereo)
  3. Some Mother’s Son (Stereo)
  4. Drivin’ (Stereo)
  5. Brainwashed (Stereo)
  6. Australia (Stereo)
  7. Shangri-La (Stereo)
  8. Mr. Churchill Says (Stereo)
  9. She’s Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina (Stereo)
  10. Young And Innocent Days (Stereo)
  11. Nothing To Say (Stereo)
  12. Arthur (Stereo)
    Bonus Tracks
  13. Plastic Man (Stereo)
  14. Victoria (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  15. Yes Sir, No Sir (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  16. Drivin’ (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  17. Brainwashed (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  18. Australia (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  19. Shangri-La (Alternate Stereo Mix)

CD2
ORIGINAL MONO ALBUM, 2019 REMASTER

  1. Victoria 
  2. Yes Sir, No Sir 
  3. Some Mother’s Son 
  4. Drivin’ 
  5. Brainwashed 
  6. Australia 
  7. Shangri-La 
  8. Mr. Churchill Says 
  9. She’s Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina 
  10. Young And Innocent Days 
  11. Nothing To Say 
  12. Arthur 
    Bonus Tracks
  13. Plastic Man (Mono)
  14. King Kong (Mono)
  15. Victoria (Alternate Mono Mix)
  16. Australia (Alternate Mono Acetate Mix)
  17. Shangri-La (Alternate Mono Mix)
  18. She’s Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina (Alternate Mono Mix)
  19. Australia (Australian Mono Single Mix/Edit)

CD3
THE GREAT LOST DAVE DAVIES ALBUM (STEREO)

  1. This Man He Weeps Tonight 
  2. Mindless Child Of Motherhood 
  3. Hold My Hand (Stereo)
  4. Do You Wish To Be A Man? 
  5. Are You Ready? 
  6. Creeping Jean 
  7. I’m Crying 
  8. Lincoln County 
  9. Mr. Shoemaker’s Daughter 
  10. Mr. Reporter 
  11. Groovy Movies 
  12. There Is No Life Without Love

    Bonus Tracks
  13. Lincoln County (Mono Single Mix/Edit)
  14. There Is No Life Without Love (Mono)
  15. Hold My Hand (Mono)
  16. Creeping Jean (Mono Single Mix/Edit)
  17. Mindless Child Of Motherhood (Mono)
  18. This Man He Weeps Tonight (Mono)
  19. Mr. Shoemaker’s Daughter (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  20. Mr. Reporter (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  21. Groovy Movies (Alternate Stereo Mix)
  22. Lincoln County (Acoustic Mix)
  23. Hold My Hand (Alternate Take)

CD4
DEMOS / REHEARSALS / BBC MIXES / THEATRICAL / DOO WOP / REMIXES

Part 1
1. Arthur’s Journey (Introduction) (Stereo)
2. Australia (2019 Mix) (Stereo)
3. Home Demos Medley, 1969: Arthur / Victoria / Some Mother's Son / Drivin' /
Brainwashed / Mr. Churchill Says (TV Premix) (Mono) 
Part 2
4. Shangri-La (2019 Mix) (Stereo)
5. My Big Sister (Theatrical Version) (Stereo)
6. Stevenage (Theatrical Version) (Stereo) 
7. Space (Theatrical Version) (Full Version) (Stereo)
8. The Future (Doo-Wop Version) (Stereo) 
9. Arthur (Doo-Wop Version) (Stereo)
Part 3
10. The Virgin Soldiers March (Mono) 
11. Soldiers Coming Home (Instrumental) (Mono) 
12. King Kong (BBC Mix) (Mono)
13. Victoria (Ray Davies & Band With The DR Symphony & Vocal Ensemble) (Stereo)
14. Arthur (BBC Mix) (Mono)