Get saving if you are a fan of The Kinks, as you’ll want to own The Kinks At The BBC Box Set.
According to the write-up, the collection is released as a two-CD ‘best of’ or the limited edition collectors’ five CD + DVD set. The latter is the one to have, I suspect.
It pulls together all of the BBC owned Kinks recordings that still exist in the archive, sequenced through time – from the first steps on the Pye label to the band’s commercial heyday and beyond.
It also offers a number of previously unreleased recordings, sessions and live recordings, as well as throwing in a DVD of the band’s appearances on Top of the Pops and the Old Grey Whistle Test, plus other live footage from the Beeb’s archives. Looks like a chunky booklet is included too.
If you want a full breakdown, sadly there isn’t one yet. The release date varies too – the official Kinks site says 25th June, while Amazon is saying 13th August as the shelf date. We’ll add the tracklisting and confirm the date when both of those details are signed and sealed.
If you want to get your order in early for the limited edition box, Amazon is doing pre-orders for £36.57.
Find out more at the Amazon website