The Kinks’ ‘Lola Vs. Powerman’ 50th Anniv. Edition Coming

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The Kinks are continuing the 50th anniversary celebration of their studio albums with various new editions of 1970’s Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Pt 1. The Dec. 18 release via Sanctuary Records is produced in association with The Kinks, with audio and visual content curated by Ray Davies. The original album, released on Nov. 27, 1970, included the worldwide hit single, “Lola,” as well as “Apeman,” a top 5 record in many markets.

From the Oct. 14 announcement: The concept album, their eighth studio release, is a satirical appraisal of the music industry, including song publishers, unions, the press, accountants, business managers, and life on the road. This classic album appeared during a transitional period for the Kinks, and was a critical and commercial success.

Listen to “The Follower / “Any Time” 2020 from the new release

The limited deluxe edition is lavishly packaged, with a 50th anniversary deluxe 10” book-pack of that album, containing many previously unreleased tracks and versions.

The package includes a matt laminated rigid slipcase featuring the original LP cover reproduced with foil and metallic silver finishes. Three CDs contain: The original album new remaster from original HD master tapes, singles (stereo and mono mixes), B-sides, alternate original mixes, new medleys with Ray and Dave Davies conversations, new Ray Davies remixes and original session out-takes, previously unreleased session and live tape audio, instrumental & acoustic versions, previously unreleased demos and BBC material.

Watch the official unboxing video

Also included are two reproduced original 7” picture bag singles, a 60-page hardback book with extensive notes, new band quotes, a Kinks’ 1970 diary, rare photos and memorabilia.

The single CD track listing

The 50th anniversary LP release features the newly remastered original stereo album on heavyweight vinyl in a carefully restored and replicated original gatefold sleeve.

The package includes a 12” booklet with comprehensive notes, new band quotes, rare photos and memorabilia.

A 50th anniversary Digipack CD release contains the new remaster of the original album from original HD master tapes plus an alternate version of “Apeman,” a mono single mix of “Lola” and two new Ray Davies mixes.

Related: Our Album Rewind of a Kinks Klassic

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