Out today (January 22nd) are the 50th anniversary editions of the Kinks' 1970 classic Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One — better known as Lola. The album is being issued domestically as a multi-format release, including a “Deluxe Box Set,” vinyl, Deluxe double-CD, single CD, and available across digital formats.
According to the press release, “Lola Versus Powerman And The Moneygoround, Part One, is the eighth studio album by the Kinks, recorded and released in 1970. A concept album ahead of its time, it’s a satirical appraisal of the music industry, including song publishers, unions, the press, accountants, business managers, and life on the road. One of the all time classic Kinks albums.”
Upon its original release, Lola peaked at Number 35, with the title song hitting Number Nine, with the instant FM classic “Apeman,” peaking at Number Five in the UK.