The Kinks Announce 50th Anniversary Release of ‘Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire’

Without doubt, the Kinks’ 7th studio album is one of the greatest rock albums ever made, a near perfect example of Ray Davies’ incredible storytelling ability in what was an innovation in 1969: a concept album. It’s also poignant that a record based on thestory of emigrating from the UK around its potential to enter the Common Market should hit its 50th anniversary right now. With Brexit on the horizon, the themes of ‘Arthur’ ring alarmingly familiar.

Five Of Janis Ian’s Best Albums To Be Released On All Formats 25 May Ahead Of Cambridge Folk Festival Appearance

Janis Ian spoke for many teens during that awkward phase where we were more than a girl but not yet a woman with the anthemic, ‘Seventeen’, released as a single from her 1975 album, ‘Between The Lines’. This album and four others, ‘Stars’ (1974), ‘Aftertones’ (1975), ‘Miracle Row’ (1977), and ‘Night Rains’ (1979), have been re-mastered and will be re-issued on all formats from May 25.