The Kinks have finally announced a release date for the 50th anniversary edition of Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire, which we first reported in February.
It will be out on October 25th in multiple formats, including a four-disc Deluxe Box Set that has 81 tracks -- five of them unreleased, including "The Future," which is out now, as well as 28 previously unreleased versions.
Commenting on the album, Ray Davies says, "I started Arthur before the end of Village Green. The albums piggyback one another because they are joined..."
It was the band's seventh studio album when it was originally released on October 10th, 1969.