Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Kinks - 1969-11-27 - San Francisco, Fillmore West (Upgrade)

The Kinks
November 27-29, 1969
Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 

Soundboard recording, very good quality
Available in Lossless (FLAC) or mp3 (320 kbps) versions

As it has been over a year since I last featured any Kinks, it is certainly about time for more Kinks. And this show is a great one, probably the best available concert recording from this prime period of The Kinks career. This is one that I have posted before, however, and was actually the very first post of this blog, about 3 1/2 years ago. It has been one of the most downloaded shows here. At the time it was posted, and up until very recently, I only had this in mp3@192 kbps version. But now I have tracked down this show in Lossless quality, so here now is a very worthwhile upgrade, to have this show in much better quality (for those that prefer mp3, I have also included an upgraded 320 kbps mp3 version). And in fact, there's even an additional song (Mindless Child of Motherhood) on this version that was not included in the previous version. So, if you've enjoyed this show as much as I have over the last few years, this is a welcome upgrade indeed. As I stated in the previous post for this show "This gem is one of the few available shows from this time period, probably the most productive of their career (coming on the heels of arguably their best albums, Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur, both of which were complete failures in the U.S.). This was one of their first shows in the states after the ban barring them from appearing in the U.S. was lifted (after almost 4 years!). Here in their appearance at the the Fillmore West, the band was in fine form, and they delivered a very eclectic set that scattered some of their hits (Tired of Waiting, You Really Got me, Till the End of the Day, Well-Respected Man) with numerous relatively obscure album tracks (Your Looking Fine, Big Sky, Mr. Churchill Says, Brainwashed, etc), that were virtually unknown in the U.S., and were not often performed in concert in subsequent years." Great set, great show, and now much improved sound quality. So, if you are at all a fan of the Kinks, you need to get this show, even if you already have the lower quality version previously available here. 

1. Till The End of the Day
2. Mindless Child of Motherhood
3. Last of the Steam Powered Trains
4. Your Looking Fine
5. Mr. Churchill Says
6. Big Sky
7. You Really Got Me
8. Love Me Till The Sun Shines
9. Brainwashed
10. Milk Cow Blues / See My Friends / Tired of Waiting For You /  Brainwashed
11. Louie Louie
12. Victoria
13. A Well Respected Man / Death of A Clown / Dandy

mp3 version - Kinks_1969-11-27_Fillmore_West_mp3.rar

New Link! (Updated 12/18/13)

FLAC version - Kinks_1969-11-27_Fillmore_West_flac.rar


wcpaeb said...

Thanks for the FLAC.
I agree that it's only VG sound but don't agree that it's from a soundboard.
You can hear the isolated trail off of applause next to the taper in the audience.

aldo said...

Brilliant! I love the Kinks but I admit I haven't heard that many live recordings from the 60s...

wcpaeb is right, I don't think it's from the soundboard either...

nevertheless sound quality is not bad at all and certainly a pleasure to hear this great show.
had this been recorded properly it would probably be regarded as one of the best live albums from that era.


santino said...

Thanks for reposting this great concert!