Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering From Original Master Tapes!
The Kink Kontroversy was the third album by The Kinks, released in 1965. True to form, with all Kink albums from 1965 to 1971, this release is a stunning creation. This album is a transitional work, with elements of both the earlier Kinks' styles (heavily blues-influenced songs such as "Milk Cow Blues," and variations on the band's hits from 1964-65 such as "Till the End of the Day") and early indications of the future direction of Ray Davies songwriting styles ("The World Keeps Going Round" and "I'm On An Island").
One of the singles recorded during 1965, Till The End of The Day has one of those Dave Davies thunder chords, which littered all the hits for The Kinks during their early years, a marvellous song which delivers what you would expect it to effortlessly. The B-Side can also be found on this LP, Where Have All The Good Times Gone is just fabulous.
"The Kinks came into their own as album artists -- and Ray Davies fully matured as a songwriter -- with The Kink Kontroversy, which bridged their raw early British Invasion sound with more sophisticated lyrics and thoughtful production." -Richie Unterberger, allmusic.com
"...Producer Shel Talmy was never known for deep pocket spending on record production or anything more than straight forward getting the tune on tape and getting out and for the longest time I thought of these as el cheapo productions with not much sonically to recommend but over time that view has changed especially with these new re-masters by Kevin Gray from the original Pye mono tapes (this album was never mixed to stereo though there are original fake stereo versions issued by both Pye and in America by Reprisestay away from those!).
"I compared this reissue to an original UK red label Pye mono pressing and to an early 1990s gray mono Pye pressing. The earlier pressings sound similar. The new cut by Kevin Gray is much better! Theres no doubt about it. Its far more transparent, spacious and harmonically complete. The bottom end is both more extended and more detailed. On the opening track drummer Mick Avory does some speedy kick drum double time that Id not before heard so deeply and cleanly rendered.
"More importantly, Id always thought of this album as okay sounding but its much better than that on this reissue. First play Fancy and youll hear what Im talking about.
"The Kinks Katalog has been messed up since forever, with a slew of reissues and hits compilations sourced from who knows what? Now we have a chance to get them all, cut by one of the great mastering engineers working today, sourced from the original master tapes and well-pressed too.
"For Kinks fans, this is it. Who knows how long these will remain in print. Im buying them all!' - Michael Fremer, Analog Planet, June 16, 2015
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Mastering
Remastered from original master tapes
1. Milk Cow Blues
2. Ring the Bells
3. Gotta Get the First Plane Home
4. When I See That Girl of Mine
5. I Am Free
6. Till the End of The Day
1. The World Keeps Going Round
2. I'm On An Island
3. Where Have All the Good Times Gone
4. It's Too Late
5. What's In Store For Me
6. You Can't Win