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  1. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the SACD release of The Kinks - Arista Years on Discogs. Label: Velvel - VEL-CD • Format: 7x, SACD Hybrid, Limited Edition, Remastered Box Set Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock/5(6).
  2. The Arista Years were a time of resurgent popularity for the Kinks. Ray Davies is a contrarian survivor first and foremost. He doesn't want to be like "everybody else", he is a self admitted "misfit" yet he is one of the "last of the steam powered trains" and keeps going, right on to this day (see his newest solo disc)/5(8).
  3. The box set The Arista Years collects Velvel's expanded and remastered versions of the Kinks' six albums for Arista (Sleepwalker, Misfits, Low Budget, One for the Road, Give the People What They Want, State of Confusion, and Word of Mouth), originally released between 19and originally reissued in No new material has been added to this set, so fans who already own these 7/
  4. Ray Davies (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Dave Davies (lead guitar, vocals) remained members throughout the group's year run. Original members Pete Quaife (bass guitar, vocals) and Mick Avory (drums and percussion) were replaced by John Dalton in and Bob Henrit in , respectively.
  5. Fortunately things pick up somewhat on the last two albums State Of Confusion and Word Of Mouth, although these are still inferior to the first three Arista albums. State Of Confusion contains the excellent, catchy Come Dancing which was the Kinks biggest (and in the UK, only) hit for years - since Apeman way back in /5(5).
  6. Fortunately things pick up somewhat on the last two albums State Of Confusion and Word Of Mouth, although these are still inferior to the first three Arista albums. State Of Confusion contains the excellent, catchy Come Dancing which was the Kinks biggest (and in the UK, only) hit for years - since Apeman way back in

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