The Kinks / Muswell Hillbillies 2CD deluxe edition reissue


Muswell Hillbillies, The Kinks‘ 1971 album, will be reissued as a two-CD deluxe edition on 29 July 2013.

The album was the band’s first for RCA records and although critically well received, it was not a commercial success. This new edition pairs the original album with a bonus disc of alternate versions, demos and live tracks. These include Kentucky Moon and Mountain Woman which featured on the previous reissue.

Muswell Hillbillies deluxe edition track listing:

Disc: 1

  • 1. Twentieth Century Man
  • 2. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues
  • 3. Holiday
  • 4. Skin And Bone
  • 5. Alcohol
  • 6. Complicated Life
  • 7. Here Come The People In Grey
  • 8. Have A Cuppa Tea
  • 9. Holloway Jail
  • 10. Oklahoma USA
  • 11. Uncle Son
  • 12. Muswell Hillbilly

Disc: 2

  • 1. Lavender Lane
  • 2. Mountain Woman
  • 3. Have A Cuppa Tea (Alternate Version)
  • 4. Muswell Hillbilly (1976 Remix)
  • 5. Uncle Son (Alternate Version)
  • 6. Kentucky Moon
  • 7. Nobody’s Fool (Demo Version)
  • 8. 20th Century Man (Alternate Instrumental Take)
  • 9. 20th Century Man (1976 Remix)
  • 10. Queenie
  • 11. Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues (Live At Kensington House – 1972)
  • 12. Holiday (Live At Kensington House – 1972)
  • 13. Skin And Bone (Live At Kensington House – 1972)

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John Blutarski

It’s already more than 100 euros now. Weird…

[…] will be reissued as a two-CD ‘Legacy Edition’ in June this year. The 1972 follow-up to Muswell Hillbillies was originally issued as a double-LP with the first record featuring a new studio album and the […]


Universal Japan has a paper sleeve edition complete with the booklet, replica gatefold sleeve and additional disc sleeve (it looks like a promo sleeve). Of course its Super High Material, and finally UMJ have dropped their tight-fisted approach to presenting the discs; most in this series were generic with no label reproduction art–just titles on a clear silver backing. This issue has the international disc artwork you’ll find on the deluxe elsewhere.

Ron Hatchell

Mine is one the way to me from the U.K.


“Lola” is the Lp I’ve been waiting for in this deluxe reissue series…what a great and totally overlooked Kinks LP! It only had one of their biggest and best all-time singles on it…


It would have made sense to bring Lola out first, unless Universal has some elaborate plans for it or something. Hopefully next!


it looks like they could have fit almost all of this on one cd.what a rip. i am tired of this blatant fleecing of old fans by the record companies.


…………………..and just been put back to early October (according to Amazon)………

Lenny Banter

Great but where is the deluxe edition of Lola?


My question exactly. Probably like the Macca stuff, the order is all over the place. It should see the light of day soon enough. Waiting for the Japanese paper sleeve on this one!