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The Kinks' Arthur: Its genius and its fate

Geoffrey Cannon, Rock's Backpages, October 2019

Arthur (the Decline and Fall of the British Empire), the Kinks's second song-cycle, was released half a century ago, in October 1969. It is now remastered and released as a 4-CD set, some 45s and a booklet. Here Geoffrey Cannon tells of his part in Arthur the television play that never was, and Ray and Arthur's place in British history.

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