21 Songs, 1 Hour 17 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

On this 1980 live album, the first power chords of “The Hard Way” resume the full-on guitar pummel that first announced The Kinks with “You Really Got Me.” Their '70s hit “Catch Me Now I’m Falling” includes the riff from The Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” The Pretenders covered “Stop Your Sobbing”. The Jam nailed “David Watts.” “Lola” was again becoming a minor hit. As per usual, The Kinks admit what other bands won’t. They did careful overdubs on this live album to make it sound even better. While there are greatest-hits albums that collect the group’s highlights, this live set is a great reintroduction for old fans.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

On this 1980 live album, the first power chords of “The Hard Way” resume the full-on guitar pummel that first announced The Kinks with “You Really Got Me.” Their '70s hit “Catch Me Now I’m Falling” includes the riff from The Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.” The Pretenders covered “Stop Your Sobbing”. The Jam nailed “David Watts.” “Lola” was again becoming a minor hit. As per usual, The Kinks admit what other bands won’t. They did careful overdubs on this live album to make it sound even better. While there are greatest-hits albums that collect the group’s highlights, this live set is a great reintroduction for old fans.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Invasion11 ,

One of the Best Live Albums Ever

This is one of the best live albums ever. It made me a Kinks fan. I saw them in concert on this tour. The Kinks studio albums may be good but this live album made them legends. This album is a must have!

Cillken ,

Fantastic concert I was at!

We've all got live "In Concert" Albums. This album means more to me because I was at the Lowell, MA. portion of this album. Lowell Auditorium is an old semi-circular auditorium in the heart of the city on Merrimack Street. Kinks were great as usual. At the time, the Kinks were part of that "elder statesmen" group of British Invasion bands. Dave Davies is on fire on some these songs. A true souvenir of one of my all time favorite groups.

loclhero ,

Best live album ever

Some people say The Talking Heads "Stop Making Sense" is the best live album. I argue it's this album. The Kinks made a huge comeback in the late 70s after being banned from the US during what is arguably their most productive period and it culminated with this tour. I saw this tour and this album captures the energy of the band perfectly.

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