The Beatles and the Stones unfairly overshadowed the Kinks back in their 60s heyday, but in recent years their enormous influence on British guitar music has finally been acknowledged. Releasing a selection of their live recordings at the BBC probably seemed like the perfect way to continue the Davies brothers' critical rehabilitation. Unfortunately, however, most of their best-known songs are missing from the archives, meaning that much of the material performed here is distinctly second-rate. It's still a worthwhile album in its own right, but definitely not the best way to begin a Kinks collection.