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The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies - 1971 German RCA Victor label 12-track LP

€ 20
ArtistThe Kinks
TitleMuswell Hillbillies - 1971 German RCA Victor label 12-track LP
Price € 20
GenreROCK
FormatLP
Record labelRCA Victor
Catalogue noLSP-4644
CountryGermany
Year of release1971
GradingVG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels/ VG+ (Cover)
Stock listThe Kinks
Additional infoRare original 1971 German RCA Victor Records 12-track vinyl LP - Kinks 9th album themed on tensions and frustrations of modern life, described as '...a blend of American and British roots music, veering from rowdy blues to boozy vaudeville.' and labelled 'one of the best Kinks' albums by Allmusics Stephen .T. Erlewine..

Vinyl has the generic orange company labels with left side outline RCA logo and right-side horizontal solid Victor text.

Vinyl is housed in an fully laminated single pocket pinched spine picture cover.

Condition: VG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels/ VG+(+) (Cover):

Vinyl is bright and shiny - has a light degree of sleeve inflicted only wear... a little too much for a near mint grading though. Vinyl itself is overall graded close to near mint.
Labels have a not so dense spiderweb of spindlemarks - a not so big handwritten name on Side 1... labels are overall close to near mint as well.

Cover centers are overall nice with only a faint degree of wear to vinyl outline laminate.
Inner spread is perfect apart from a handwritten name in the top left corner.
A few smaller wrinkles transcends from edges - mostly from spine though - a little laminate lift and shelling along lower part of front and back spine - more along opening edges.
Seams are intact and nice - corners rubbed from a very light to a light degree - lower opening corner dented as well.
Not for the discerning collector, but still a very nice cover though - still enjoyable, although with a series of lighter imperfections - graded straight VG+.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. 20th Century Man
2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
3. Holiday
4. Skin & Bone
5. Alcohol
6. Complicated Life

Side 2:
7. Here Come The People In Grey
8. Have A Cuppa Tea
9. Holloway Jail
10. Oklahoma USA
11. Uncle Son
12. Muswell Hillbilly

All songs written and composed by Ray Davies.

Recorded August - October, 1971, at Morgan Studios, London, UK
Pressed by TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH, Heussweg 25, 2000 Hamburg 19, Germany

Credits:

The Kinks:
Ray Davies - lead vocals, acoustic guitar, resonator guitar
Dave Davies - lead guitar, slide guitar, banjo, backing vocals
John Dalton - bass guitar, backing vocals
John Gosling - piano (acoustic and electric), Hammond organ, accordion
Mick Avory - drums, percussion

Additional Musicians:
Vicki Brown - backing vocals on tracks 4 and 9
Ken Jones - harmonica on track 7

The Mike Cotton Sound - Brass:
Mike Cotton - trumpet
John Beecham - trombone, tuba
Alan Holmes - saxophone, clarinet


Technical Credits:
Ray Davies - Producer
Mike Bobak, Richard Edwards - Recording Engineers

Artwork:
Bloomsbury Group - Design, Photography (Archway Tavern Pub)