Everybody's in Show-Biz

Everybody's in Show-Biz is the eleventh studio album released by English rock group the Kinks, released in 1972. A double album, the first disc features studio recordings, while the second disc documents a two-night Carnegie Hall stand.

Everybody's in Show-Biz
Studio album and live album by
Released25 August 1972
Recorded(studio) March - June 1972 at Morgan Studios, London;
(live) Carnegie Hall, New York City, NY, 2–3 March 1972
Length69:26 (Original release)
74:28 (Remastered release)
ProducerRay Davies
The Kinks chronology
The Kink Kronikles
Everybody's in Show-Biz
The Great Lost Kinks Album
Singles from Everybody's In Show-Biz
  1. "Supersonic Rocket Ship"
    Released: 5 May 1972
  2. "Celluloid Heroes"
    Released: 24 November 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Blender3/5 stars[2]
Christgau's Record GuideB+[3]
Pitchfork Media(9.5/10)[4]
Rolling Stone(favourable)[5]

Everybody's in Show-Biz is often seen by fans as a transition album for the Kinks, marking the change in Ray Davies' songwriting style toward more theatrical, campy and vaudevillian work, as evidenced by the rock-opera concept albums that followed it.

This album marks Davies' explorations of the trials of rock-star life and the monotony of touring, themes that would reappear in future releases like The Kinks Present A Soap Opera and the 1987 live album Live: The Road.

On 3 June 2016, a Legacy Edition was released, with disc 1 containing the original stereo album (studio and live tracks) and disc 2 containing bonus tracks including previously unreleased live tracks from the Carnegie Hall concerts, alternate mixes and studio outtakes. (Disc 2 tracks 6-10 were recorded on the other night of the two-night Carnegie Hall stand; Disc 2 track 14 is a previously-unreleased outtake; and Disc 2 tracks 1 and 12 are the same as those bonus tracks on the 1998 reissue.)

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Ray Davies, except as noted.

Disc 1
1."Here Comes Yet Another Day" 3:53
2."Maximum Consumption" 4:04
3."Unreal Reality" 3:32
4."Hot Potatoes" 3:25
5."Sitting in My Hotel" 3:20
6."Motorway" 3:28
7."You Don't Know My Name"Dave Davies2:34
8."Supersonic Rocket Ship" 3:29
9."Look a Little on the Sunny Side" 2:47
10."Celluloid Heroes" 6:19
Disc 2
Live at Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York, 2–3 March 1972
1."Top of the Pops" 4:33
2."Brainwashed" 2:59
3."Mr. Wonderful"Jerry Bock, George David Weiss, Lawrence Holofcener0:42
4."Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues" 4:00
5."Holiday" 3:53
6."Muswell Hillbilly" 3:10
7."Alcohol" 5:19
8."Banana Boat Song"Irving Burgie, William Attaway1:42
9."Skin and Bone" 3:54
10."Baby Face"Benny Davis, Harry Akst1:54
11."Lola" 1:40
1998 CD reissue bonus tracks
22."Till the End of the Day"2:00
23."She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina"3:04
2016 Disc 2 tracks
1."'Til the End of the Day"2:16
2."You're Looking Fine"4:38
3."Get Back in Line"3:13
4."Have a Cuppa Tea"2:58
5."Sunny Afternoon"2:38
6."Muswell Hillbilly"3:21
8."Acute Schizophrenia Paranoia Blues"4:11
11."Complicated Life"3:22
12."She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina"3:17
13."Long Tall Shorty"2:34
14."History (studio outtake)"5:22
15."Supersonic Rocket Ship (alternate mix)"4:08
16."Unreal Reality (alternate mix)"4:00
17."Sophisticated Lady (rehearsal for early version of "Money Talks")"3:22



  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Kinks: Everybody's in Show-Biz". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  2. ^ Blender review Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: K". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved 28 February 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  4. ^ Josephes, Jason. "The Kinks: Everybody's in Showbiz". Archived from the original on 23 December 2001.
  5. ^ Palmer, Bob (26 October 1972). "The Kinks: Everybody's in Showbiz". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow (RS 120). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007.

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