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The Kinks - Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire flac
Performer: The Kinks
Title: Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire
Label: Pye Records, PRT, Zafiro
Country: Spain
Released: 1983
Style: Pop Rock, Classic Rock
Cat: LM 1027, NPL 18317
Rating: 4.9/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2854 mb | MP3 size: 1414 mb | WMA size: 1984 mb
Genre: Rock

1Yes Sir, No Sir3:46
2Young And Innocent Days3:22
3Some Mother's Son3:26
4Mr. Churchill Says4:43
5She's Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina3:08
9Nothing To Say3:09


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
NSPL 18317, NPL 18317The Kinks Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire ‎(LP, Album, Gat)Pye Records, Pye RecordsNSPL 18317, NPL 18317UK1969
BMGCAT407BOX, BMGCAT407D2CThe Kinks Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire ‎(Box, Ltd, 50t + CD, RE, RM + CD, Mono, RE, RM + CD)BMG, ABKCO Music, Pye Records, BMGBMGCAT407BOX, BMGCAT407D2CEurope2019
RST 6366-BThe Kinks Arthur ‎(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album)Reprise RecordsRST 6366-BUSA & CanadaUnknown
NSPL 18317The Kinks Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire ‎(LP, Album)Pye RecordsNSPL 18317New Zealand1969
UICY-60107The Kinks Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Sanctuary MidlineUICY-60107Japan2009


  • Arranged ByThe Kinks
  • Art DirectionThe Kinks
  • Commissioned ByGranada Television
  • Conductor [Brass And Strings]Lew Warburton
  • Design, Artwork ByBob Lawrie
  • EngineerAndy Hendriksen (tracks: A1 to A3, A5 to B6), Brian Humphries (tracks: A4)
  • Liner NotesGeoffrey Cannon, Julian Mitchell
  • ProducerRay Davies
  • Written By [Original Story Of Arthur] – Ray Davies
  • Written By [Original Story of Arthur] – Julian Mitchell
  • Written-ByRay Davies


The sleeve's front and spine indicate the catalog number as LM 1027. Its spine also identifies Pye as the label.

The sleeve's back indicates the catalog number as NPL 18317. The back further reads "Distributed by Pye Records (Sales) Ltd., A.T.V. House Great Cumberland Place London W.1." It also has a Zafiro logo on the lower right corner.

The record's label identifies the catalog number as "LM-1027" and has a PRT logo. PRT Records is a successor to Pye Records and was used when rights to the Pye name expired. The label also reads "(P) 1980 ZAFIRO".


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): ZL-346 A△ 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): ZL-346 B◇ 1


  • Produced For – Sonic, S.A.
  • Distributed By – Pye Records (Sales) Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Zafiro



Arthur Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire, often referred to as just Arthur, is the seventh studio album by English rock band the Kinks, released in October 1969. Kinks frontman Ray Davies constructed the concept album as the soundtrack to a Granada Television play and developed the storyline with novelist Julian Mitchell the television programme was never produced. The rough plot revolved around Arthur Morgan, a carpet-layer, who was based on Ray and guitarist Dave Davies' brother-in. Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire - The Kinks. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. The music makes the words cut deeper, and the songs never stray too far from the album's subject, making Arthur one of the most effective concept albums in rock history, as well as one of the best and most influential British pop records of its era. The first two CDs offer the album in newly remastered mono and stereo versions both with seven bonus tracks while the third disc features music from a lost Dave Davies solo album. CD 4 offers a collection of demos, rehearsals, theatrical versions and remixes. In total there are 81 tracks five previously unreleased and 28 previously unreleased versions. Arthur is a concept album released by the Kinks in 1969. Throughout the album, we learn about protagonist Arthur Morgan and his family, such as his wife and his son, Derek, who moves to Australia with his wife and family. His other son, Eddie, and Arthurs brother of the same name who both died in separate wars are also mentioned. Other than the protagonist and his family, the album also touches on various conflicts and events in England and war. The story is loosely based off of various events in England and Ray Davies' own experiences in life. The Kinks - Young And Innocent Days. The Kinks - Arthur. Узнавайте о релизах, читайте рецензии, изучайте композиция дорожка трек-листы, рекомендации и прочую информацию о The Kinks - Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire на is the Kinks 7th album, and one of the best examples of Ray Davies genius story-telling technique. Its also a concept album, based on the theme of emigrating from the UK. Each song tells a story, and the character of Arthur is based on Davies brother in law. The details of the story are explained in the accompanying booklet, but like the great concept album that it is, you dont really need the background info to appreciate the songs. Ray Davies tackles several themes relating to Britishness and class, with bitter attacks on the privileged. Check out Yes Sir, No Sir: Permission to. In this video I review The Kinks album from 1969, Arthur. I show the vinyl and go over each the Kinks answer, like the Bands answer to the American questions, is that a band makes its music out of whatever history has to offer. Arthur has the same guts as the Bands new album, that same reach back into the past, the same sense of age - like the Band, the Kinks can play the role of man near the end of his life when they themselves are merely in their twenties. Arthur is more fun, more cutting, and in the end simply hilarious because whatever England was, it isnt any more, and the Kinks are set free of all responsibilities. Christine Keeler died for their sins. The Kinks are fun