Original Album: BMG/Santuary Records Group 45888 (2001)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A budget-priced 10-track collection of classics from The Kinks. All original recordings.
1.A Well Respected Man
2.Where Have All The Good Times Gone
3.Till The End Of The Day
4.Set Me Free
5.Tired Of Waiting For You
6.All Day And All Of The Night
7.I Gotta Move
8.Don't You Fret
9.Wait Till The Summer Comes Along
10.You Really Got Me
A budget sampler of the Kinks' early years, this compilation presents some of Ray Davies's best songs from 1964 and '65. The set includes the cleverly satirical "A Well Respected Man," the wonderfully weary "Tired of Waiting for You," and "You Really Got Me," a fierce rocker that proved the Kinks could hold their own against the Stones and the Who. What's immediately clear upon hearing these tunes is how smart and assured Davies's songcraft was, even in these formative years. More than anything, these 10 tracks give a good sense of the pop brilliance that would follow on SOMETHING ELSE BY THE KINKS and THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY. Longtime Kinks fans will likely already have the songs here on other releases, but for those seeking a brief, potent introduction to the group, WELL RESPECTED KINKS fits like a well-tailored British suit.