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*** The Kinks, "To the Bone," Guardian.

October 27, 1996|Natalie Nichols

Oasis won't be knocking this Brit-pop royalty off its throne any time soon. This satisfying two-disc set interweaves recent acoustic studio performances and live recordings, including 27 Kinks classics and two new Ray Davies songs: the title ballad and the rocker "Animal." The concert tracks are polished and playful, while the "unplugged" environment showcases the emotion and craft in Davies' songwriting.


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