The bulk of my time with the mighty Kinks is spent listening to Ray Davies‘ more evolved songwriting from the albums between Something Else and Muswell Hillbillies, but there are ample occasions when it’s great to hear his younger self belting out lusty pop like “I Took My Baby Home” and “You Do Something to Me.” This album’s immortal track is “You Really Got Me.” The song remains dangerous to this day, thanks to Dave Davies snarling dog guitar and the pent-up libido of Ray’s lyric. Imagine hearing it fresh for the first time on radio during 1964! Though “Stop Your Sobbing” was never a personal favorite, the single has aged gracefully and still packs plenty of personality. This set includes 28 tracks on each of two discs. The original album on disc one is augmented by bonus tracks, while disc two includes mono mixes of the album tracks, interview clips and other outtakes.