On this day in music history: September 15, 19…

On this day in music history: September 15, 1967 – “Something Else By The Kinks”, the fifth album by The Kinks is released. Produced by Shel Talmy and Ray Davies, it is recorded at Pye Studios in London from April 1966 – July 1967. Recorded over a fifteen month period, it is the last Kinks album to be co-produced by Shel Talmy. Ray Davies takes over the production midway through recording. It spins off the classic “Waterloo Sunset” (#2 UK), about watching two lovers walking over a bridge (written about Davies sister and boyfriend leaving England and immigrating to another country). The album sells poorly in the US and the single does not chart (largely due to a ban placed on the band by the American Federation Of Musicians union, which prevent them from securing visas to perform and tour in the US), it is later regarded one of the bands’ finest. The album is first remastered and reissued in 1998, with eight additional bonus tracks added. An expanded two CD remaster is issued in 2011, with the first disc containing sixteen bonus tracks including a radio broadcast recorded for the BBC in 1967. The second disc features the original stereo mix of the album nine alternate versions and stereo mixes, including first time stereo versions of several previously mono only B-sides. “Something Else By The Kinks” peaks at number one hundred fifty three on the Billboard Top 200.