Released March 1965, August in the US,
reached #60 in the US, #3 in the UK.
While the Kinks arrived like blasts from a double-barrel shotgun in 1964 with “You Really Got Me” and “All Day and All of the Night,” the first album was a varied set. The same is true with this second album, except here Davies reveals an introspective side of his songwriting that suggested this group might become the most noteworthy British group of the ’60s.
One could say this was the Kinks’ version of Rubber Soul, but of course the opposite would be more accurate as this came eight months before Rubber Soul.