Tuesday, July 19, 2022

K Special - The British Pop Invasion 1964-1967, 160 Classics from the 1960's (Super Deluxe Edition) [2020] (6x CD's)



K   Special  -   The British Pop Invasion 1964-1967,  160 Classics from the 1960s (Super Deluxe Edition) [2020] (6x CD's)

Since the Summer of Love compilation has been so well received recently , I thought you and your visitors who like 60's music might enjoy this.

No officially released compilation has ever done this amazing run of 4 years (1964-1967) justice, due to many key tracks being omitted, particularly by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Who, the Dave Clark Five, the Animals, the Kinks and others due to licensing restrictions, music rights issues, etc.  A number of singles released in the UK in 1962 & 1963 didn't make the US charts until 1964 following The Beatles legendary appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. On February 7, 1964 the Beatles arrived in New York for their inaugural U.S. visit, and two days later played on The Ed Sullivan Show to hysterical response and record viewership, thereby affecting a cataclysmic cultural shift and triggering a musical movement that would come to be known as the British Invasion. 

The British Invasion was a cultural phenomenon of the mid-1960s, when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom and other aspects of British culture became popular in the United States and significant to the rising "counterculture" on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Pop and rock groups such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Zombies, the Kinks, Small Faces, the Dave Clark Five, Herman's Hermits, the Hollies, the Animals, Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Searchers, the Yardbirds, the Who, and Them, as well as solo singers like Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Petula Clark, Tom Jones, and Donovan, were at the forefront of the "invasion". American popular music experienced a seismic shift in 1964. That year, British bands launched what became commonly known as an “invasion” of the American pop charts and culture. Led by The Beatles and other British bands and artists, completely and dramatically affected the course of rock & roll in America. At no other time in the 20th century had American popular music been so jolted by foreign sounds and influences.  What many young Americans in 1964 didn't realize was that these “new” sounds coming from across the Atlantic weren’t new at all. Many of the British Invasion bands and artists claimed America and its remarkably rich pop music tradition as their primary influence. What made the re-invention of American music by the British acts so alluring was the fresh and innovative ways they interpreted it and then the manner by which they made it their own. Coupled with intriguing accents, radically new fashion ideas and hairstyles, and a genuine artistic excellence, the British Invasion ignited a music renaissance in America and permanently and prominently established the U.K. on the rock & roll map. The emergence of a relatively homogeneous worldwide "rock" music style marked the end of the "invasion" in 1967.

I felt it was about time a fully comprehensive British Invasion collection was put together, with all the great songs that made such a HUGE impact on the American charts.  Includes the super rare US 7" single version of The Who's 'Substitute' which contains altered lyrics for US radio airplay, plus The Animals' 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place' again with altered lyrics for the US market, plus many other single mixes which are different to the album versions.  No question that this is the greatest compilation from this period ever 'released', mainly because it includes ALL the key tracks which have been omitted from previous compilations over the years.  ALL 100% original 1960s studio recordings - NO later re-recordings, live 'in concert' or remixes here!

Over 7 hours of music and 160 classic tracks to enjoy!



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Track lists


01 The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 3:44

02 The Beatles She Loves You 2:22

03 The Kinks You Really Got Me (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:17

04 The Who My Generation (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 3:20

05 The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand 2:26

06 The Animals The House of the Rising Sun 4:29

07 The Beatles Yesterday 2:05

08 The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There 2:54

09 The Yardbirds Heart Full of Soul 2:28

10 The Beatles A Hard Day's Night 2:34

11 The Troggs Wild Thing 2:35

12 The Zombies She's Not There 2:23

13 Them Gloria (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:39

14 The Dave Clark Five Glad All Over 2:44

15 The Beatles Twist and Shout 2:35

16 The Beatles Help! 2:18

17 The Beatles In My Life 2:26

18 The Rolling Stones Paint It, Black (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Mix) 3:24

19 The Kinks All Day and All of the Night 2:22

20 The Beatles Ticket to Ride 3:10

21 The Beatles I Feel Fine 2:18

22 The Rolling Stones Get Off of My Cloud 2:55

23 The Beatles Please Please Me 2:01

24 The Yardbirds For Your Love 2:29

25 The Beatles Can't Buy Me Love 2:11

26 The Animals We Gotta Get Out of This Place (Original 1965 US 7" Single Version) 3:15

27 Donovan Sunshine Superman (Original 1966 7" Single Version) 3:16


28 The Who I Can't Explain 2:05

29 Manfred Mann Do Wah Diddy Diddy 2:22

30 The Searchers Needles and Pins (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:13

31 The Beatles We Can Work It Out 2:15

32 The Beatles Day Tripper 2:48

33 The Beatles Eight Days a Week 2:43

34 The Kinks Sunny Afternoon (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 3:36

35 The Rolling Stones Under My Thumb 3:43

36 The Animals Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 2:29

37 The Yardbirds Shapes of Things 2:25

38 The Beatles Love Me Do 2:20

39 The Beatles All My Loving 2:09

40 The Hollies Bus Stop 2:52

41 The Kinks Tired of Waiting for You 2:32

42 The Beatles Paperback Writer 2:18

43 The Dave Clark Five Bits and Pieces 2:00

44 Dusty Springfield I Only Want to Be with You 2:36

45 The Who Substitute (Original 1966 US 7" Mono Single Version) 2:59

46 The Rolling Stones The Last Time 3:42

47 The Who The Kids Are Alright 2:46

48 The Beatles I Should Have Known Better 2:43

49 The Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown 3:59

50 The Beatles Nowhere Man 2:44

51 The Moody Blues Go Now! 3:12

52 The Animals It's My Life 3:07

53 The Kinks A Well Respected Man 2:41

54 The Rolling Stones Time Is on My Side 3:01


55 The Beatles From Me to You 1:56

56 The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down 2:23

57 Petula Clark Downtown 3:03

58 The Rolling Stones It's All Over Now 3:27

59 Peter & Gordon A World Without Love 2:39

60 The Beatles Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) 2:04

61 Dusty Springfield You Don't Have to Say You Love Me 2:48

62 Marianne Faithfull As Tears Go By 2:36

63 Herman's Hermits I'm Into Something Good 2:32

64 Donovan Catch the Wind (Original 1965 7" Single Version) 2:16

65 The Spencer Davis Group Keep on Running 2:45

66 The Honeycombs Have I The Right? 2:56

67 Gerry and the Pacemakers How Do You Do It? 1:53

68 The Swinging Blue Jeans Hippy Hippy Shake 1:45

69 The Zombies Tell Her No 2:06

70 Shirley Bassey Goldfinger 2:49

71 Tom Jones It's Not Unusual 1:58

72 The Searchers Sweets for My Sweet 2:28

73 Them Baby, Please Don't Go (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:43

74 Gerry and the Pacemakers Ferry Cross the Mersey 2:24

75 The Beatles You've Got to Hide Your Love Away 2:11

76 The Mindbenders A Groovy Kind of Love 2:00

77 The Nashville Teens Tobacco Road 2:25

78 Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas Bad to Me 2:21

79 Dusty Springfield I Just Don't Know What to Do with Myself 3:01

80 The Dave Clark Five Catch Us If You Can 1:56

81 Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders Game of Love 2:07

82 Them Here Comes The Night (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:48

83 Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames Yeh, Yeh 2:45

84 The Searchers Love Potion No. 9 (Original 1964 7" Single Version) 2:05


85 Gerry and the Pacemakers You'll Never Walk Alone 2:39

86 The Kinks Dedicated Follower of Fashion 3:01

87 Sandie Shaw (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me 2:44

88 Donovan Mellow Yellow (Original 1966 7" Mono Single Version) 3:43

89 Gerry and the Pacemakers Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying 2:35

90 Pink Floyd See Emily Play 2:54

91 Procol Harum A Whiter Shade of Pale (Original 1967 7" Single Version) 4:08

92 The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever 4:08

93 Chad & Jeremy A Summer Song 2:36

94 Cilla Black You're My World 2:58

95 The Hollies Carrie Anne 2:56

96 The Smoke My Friend Jack (Original 1967 7" Single Version) 3:05

97 Herman's Hermits I'm Henry VIII, I Am 1:50

98 The Tremeloes Here Comes My Baby 3:04

99 Small Faces Whatcha Gonna Do About It 1:57

100 The Beatles Eleanor Rigby 2:05

101 Sandie Shaw Long Live Love 2:41

102 Small Faces Itchycoo Park (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:46

103 The Who Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere 2:41

104 Adam Faith It's Alright (Original 1964 7" Mono Single Version) 2:40

105 Unit 4 + 2 Concrete and Clay 2:17

106 The Fortunes You've Got Your Troubles 3:25

107 Dusty Springfield Wishin' & Hopin' 2:53

108 Lulu To Sir, with Love 2:45

109 The Seekers Georgy Girl 2:16

110 Manfred Mann Pretty Flamingo 2:33


111 The Spencer Davis Group Gimme Some Lovin' 2:57

112 The Hollies Look Through Any Window 2:17

113 Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich Hold Tight 2:45

114 The Beatles Penny Lane 3:00

115 Manfred Mann 5-4-3-2-1 1:58

116 The Hollies I'm Alive 2:27

117 Gerry and the Pacemakers I Like It 2:12

118 Freddie and the Dreamers I'm Telling You Now 2:06

119 Cream I Feel Free 2:51

120 The Who I Can See for Miles (Original 1967 US Decca 7" Mono Single Mix) 4:03

121 The Creation Making Time 2:56

122 The Sorrows Take a Heart 3:14

123 Twinkle Terry 3:10

124 The Spencer Davis Group I'm a Man 2:56

125 The Undertakers Just a Little Bit 2:26

126 The Who Pictures of Lily 2:45

127 Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas Little Children 2:48

128 Crispian St. Peters The Pied Piper 2:33

129 The Beatles All You Need Is Love 3:48

130 Herman's Hermits Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter 2:47

131 The Fourmost A Little Loving 2:07

132 Ian Whitcomb You Turn Me On (Turn On Song) (Original 1965 7" Mono Single Version) 2:45

133 Freddie and the Dreamers You Were Made For Me 2:19

134 Dave Berry The Crying Game 2:41

135 The Ivy League Funny How Love Can Be 2:07

136 Petula Clark I Know a Place 2:44


137 Jonathan King Everyone's Gone to the Moon 2:23

138 The Beatles Hello, Goodbye 3:28

139 Manfred Mann Ha! Ha! Said the Clown 2:28

140 Bee Gees Massachusetts 2:21

141 The Moody Blues Nights in White Satin (Original 1967 7" Single Version) 4:24

142 The Move Flowers in the Rain (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 2:26

143 Small Faces Tin Soldier (Original 1967 7" Mono Single Version) 3:21

144 Cream Strange Brew 2:48

145 The Creation Painter Man 2:52

146 The Merseys Sorrow 2:15

147 Sandie Shaw Girl Don't Come 2:12

148 The Spencer Davis Group Somebody Help Me 2:03

149 The Troggs With a Girl Like You 2:09

150 The Foundations Baby Now That I've Found You 2:35

151 Petula Clark I Couldn't Live Without Your Love 2:54

152 Donovan Wear Your Love Like Heaven 2:25

153 Tomorrow My White Bicycle 3:18

154 Small Faces All or Nothing 3:04

155 The Troggs Love Is All Around 2:59

156 The Tremeloes Silence Is Golden 3:07

157 Bee Gees To Love Somebody 3:00

158 The Rolling Stones Ruby Tuesday 3:15

159 The Kinks Waterloo Sunset (Original 1967 7" Stereo Single Version) 3:18

160 The Beatles A Day in the Life 5:07




  1. A hundred more better than described!

  2. Many thanks for this, agree with @Pol Inate.

  3. Oh my sweet Lord. There's gold in them thar hills! This is a simply astonishing collection. I doff my bowler hat to you, K.

  4. thank you B.B nice load mate tks

  5. Okay! I know what I'm listening to while I work today! Thank you!

  6. Another stunning selection. Thanks again K & BB. SPx

  7. Thanks K
    They don't make 'em like that anymore!

    1. Thanks lemonflag.
      Its a great refreshing set.

  8. thanks bb what a collection the best of the best

    1. Hi doors97426.
      Lots of magic on this set. Enjoy.

  9. I thought this might be of interest. An article by a guy called Tom Hull who lists all 163 Billboard Top 20 British Invasion chart entries between 1964 ~ 1967.


    People might also want to check out this 9CD 180 Track Boxset issued by Rhino in 1991 called 'The British Invasion' albeit that was unable to include the Who, Rolling Stones and much of the Beatles catalogue over licensing issues. An 11CD set (220 tracks or thereabouts) would have been the result if no licensing issues had existed


    1. Thanks Manny Keny.
      I posted the Rhino set on Friday, August 2, 2019.


  10. wow - another outstnding set from K and Butterboy. Thanks so much!
    This goes in my car tomorrow!

    Mike M

  11. Good job, Butter! About 7-8 songs here I haven't heard (though I probably have heard 'em). I'd be on board just on the strength of Tobacco Road (rust resistant), It's All Over Now (genomic insertion), Procol Harum (immortality in 4.08 [RIP Gary Brooker]), and ANYTHING written by Ray Davies (Ray Davies!).

    On a more general note, your prodigality tends to the extraordinary and your catholicity is exemplary. THX, dood!

    1. Hi slr in tx.
      K will be glad to hear that.
      As far as I am concerned all music has something to offer that we all can enjoy.

  12. Another astonishing share. Thanks so much K and BB.