2014 version revert to the vinyl version
By original recman
As of May 2014, the Kinks Katalog is a komplete mess. It looks like everything prior to 1986 is now under the Sony-BMG label. So maybe everything will eventually be available, but until then there's just a few titles. This particular one has always been a mess, first in it's original edition which was released shortly after Schoolboys In Disgrace so it had no tracks from that album. Butsome of the tracks were unique edits and remixes (and NOT the single versions). When Velvel released this title it was essentially a different compilation (and not even the same in every country!) and sort of an RCA-era anthology of LP tracks. Now in its present incarnation it reverts to the original vinyl version and judging by the times on the tracks it appears to contain the remixes from the vinyl version and NOT the original LP versions. While that might not be a big deal to most people it makes sense in a download world, especially since the version of 20th Century Man here is actually improved by the edit.