Friday, September 30, 2011

The Kinks - 1978-10-30 - Paris, France

The Kinks
October 30, 1978
Theatre Mogador, Paris, France
Audience recording, very good quality (remastered by PinkRobert)
Available in both Lossless (FLAC) and mp3 (@320 kbps) versions

More Kinks! Here is yet another seldom-heard Kinks show, this one from 1978, after their triumphant return to Rock 'n Roll (following their side excursion into Music Hall and full-length theatrical productions in the mid-70's) with the Sleepwalker (1977) and Misfits (1978) albums, yet still before they would re-acquire mass popularity and huge stadium shows following Low Budget (1979) and their subsequent 80's resurgence. This is a very good, nearly excellent quality audience recording of a great show, featuring an excellent setlist. However, the performance is hampered somewhat by Ray's notably distressed and erratic vocals (perhaps the strain of touring was showing), which is made more prominent by the fact that the vocals were too high in the mix (vocals dominate the sound, with the band more in the background). Nonetheless, it is still a wonderful show, showing the band at yet another stage in their remarkable career.

1. Audience
2. You Really Got Me (Introduction)
3. Sleepwalker
4. Life on the Road
5. Lola
6. Misfits
7. A Well Respected Man
8. Death of a Clown
9. Sunny Afternoon
10. Dedicated Follower of Fashion
11. Hay Fever
12. Celluloid Heroes
13. Trust Your Heart
14. You Really Got Me
15. Slum Kids
16. Alcohol
17. A Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy
18. All Day and All of the Night
19. Audience (Encore Break)
20. Live Life
21. Little Queenie
22. Band Introduction
23. Twist and Shout
24. Audience cheers

Ray Davies: vocals, rhythm guitar
Dave Davies: lead guitar, vocals
Gordon Edwards: keyboards
Jim Rodford: bass
Mick Avory: drums

mp3 version - Kinks_1978-10-30_Paris_mp3.rar
New Link! (Updated 06/23/19)

FLAC version - Kinks_1978-10-30_Paris_FLAC


furnguy said...

thanks again. love the Kinks.

Unknown said...

Thank You very much! It's collectable recordings