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Bowie writes sleeve notes for Kinks retrospective

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on September 11, 2014

 

“In my life I've never stopped to worry about a thing”

 

Due next month (October 14th) via Legacy Recordings in North America, is the 48-track compilation, The Essential Kinks, released in celebration of 50 years of Kinkdom.

David Bowie has written the sleeve notes for the 2 CD set and here’s an excerpt from them.

 

“Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, the Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time. They are in the gut of every British song-writer who followed them and are indisputably a cornerstone of everything pop and rock. I love ’em. The world loves 'em.”

 

Indeed it seems Bowie does love ’em with two wonderful Kinks covers released thirty years apart in the shape of Where Have All The Good Times Gone and Waterloo Sunset, released in 1973 and 2003 respectively.

 

Listen to them both on Spotify.

Where Have All The Good Times Gone

Waterloo Sunset

 

Bowie also performed the latter live with main Kink, Ray Davies, in 2003 at the Tibet House Benefit in New York. (See picture) View a very shaky hand-held recording of that performance here.

For more details of the upcoming Legacy Kinks campaign and a full tracklisting of The Essential Kinks, check out the press release on PR Newswire.

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    11 September 2014
    Bowie writes sleeve notes for Kinks retrospective

     

    “In my life I've never stopped to worry about a thing”

     

    Due next month (October 14th) via Legacy Recordings in North America, is the 48-track compilation, The Essential Kinks, released in celebration of 50 years of Kinkdom.

    David Bowie has written the sleeve notes for the 2 CD set and here’s an excerpt from them.

     

    “Of course, from their noisy and brash beginnings, the Kinks have come to stand for some of the most enduring and heart-clutching pop of all time. They are in the gut of every British song-writer who followed them and are indisputably a cornerstone of everything pop and rock. I love ’em. The world loves 'em.”

     

    Indeed it seems Bowie does love ’em with two wonderful Kinks covers released thirty years apart in the shape of Where Have All The Good Times Gone and Waterloo Sunset, released in 1973 and 2003 respectively.

     

    Listen to them both on Spotify.

    Where Have All The Good Times Gone

    Waterloo Sunset

     

    Bowie also performed the latter live with main Kink, Ray Davies, in 2003 at the Tibet House Benefit in New York. (See picture) View a very shaky hand-held recording of that performance here.

    For more details of the upcoming Legacy Kinks campaign and a full tracklisting of The Essential Kinks, check out the press release on PR Newswire.