Pete Quaife, the original bassist in the Kinks died on June 23rd at the age of 66. Quaife was in the band until 1969, and he played on the early Kinks classics and two of my favourite Kinks albums, Something Else and Village Green Preservation Society. Quaife pointed to Village Green as his favourite, "For me, it represents the only real album made by the Kinks," he said. "It's the only one where we all contributed something." As a tribute, I'm posting the Great Lost Kinks Album that was released in 1973, but contained unreleased tracks recorded between 1967 and 1968. The name of the album is in reference to the fact Reprise was going to release this in 1969, but it was held back and eventually morphed into the Village Green record. Many of the songs were unused album tracks, singles, b-sides, songs written exclusively for British television and songs intended for a Dave Davies (unreleased) solo album. There are different versions of the Great Lost Kinks Album available, the Reprise Records version was released only on vinyl and contained 14 tracks, while CD bootleg versions added extra tracks. The version I'm posting has 25.
1. Til Death Do Us Part 2. There Is No Life Without Love 3. Lavender Hill 4. Groovy Movies 5. Rosemary Rose 6. Misty Water 7. Mr. Songbird 8. When I Turn Off The Living Room Light 9. The Way Love Used To Be 10. I'm Not Like Everybody Else 11. Plastic Man 12. This Man He Weeps Tonight 13. Pictures In The Sand 14. Where Did My Spring Go? 15. Death Of A Clown 16. Suzannah's Still Alive 17. Funny Face 18. Lincoln County 19. Hold My Hand 20. Creepin' Jean 21. Do You Wish To Be A Man? 22. Mr. Reporter 23. I'm Crying 24. Mr. Shoemaker's Daughter 25. Are You Ready Girl?
Tracks 2, 4, 12 & 15-25 were recorded for Dave Davies unreleased solo album