Picture Book – The Kinks – 2008



Boxset Picture Book - The Kinks
Boxset Picture Book - The Kinks

Picture Book is a comprehensive collection of songs by the legendary British rock band The Kinks, spanning their entire career from 1963 to 1995. The six-disc box set includes rare demos, outtakes, live recordings, and hit singles, as well as a 60-page booklet with a detailed biography, timeline, and photos of the band. Picture Book is a must-have for any fan of The Kinks, as it showcases their musical evolution, diversity, and influence over four decades of rock history. Whether you prefer their early garage rock anthems like “You Really Got Me” and “All Day and All of the Night”, their mid-60s social commentary songs like “A Well Respected Man” and “Sunny Afternoon”, their late-60s concept albums like The Village Green Preservation Society and Arthur, their early-70s glam rock hits like “Lola” and “Apeman”, their mid-70s theatrical rock operas like Preservation and Soap Opera, or their late-70s and 80s comeback albums like Low Budget and State of Confusion, you will find something to enjoy in this extensive and eclectic box set. Picture Book is a tribute to one of the most influential and original bands in rock history, The Kinks.

Picture Book is considered to be an essential collection of The Kinks’ music. It is a must-have for any fan of the band and a great introduction to their diverse and influential body of work.


  • Ray Davies – Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
  • Dave Davies – Guitar, Vocals
  • Mick Avory – Drums, Percussion
  • Jim Rodford – Bass
  • John Gosling – Keyboards
  • John Dalton – Bass on some tracks
  • Andy Pyle – Bass on some tracks
  • Bob Henrit – Drums on some tracks
  • Nicky Hopkins – Keyboards on some tracks

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