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KINKS, THE

Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, The (50th Anniversary Special Edition)(Remastered)

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BMGAA09DCD
SKU:
330999
PLU: 4050538402186

2CD Special Edition!

The Kinks will release a 50th Anniversary Edition of one of the greatest British rock albums of all time: 'The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society!'

2CD Special Edition!

The Kinks will release a 50th Anniversary Edition of one of the greatest British rock albums of all time: 'The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society!'

Format - 2CD
Genre - Pop & Rock
Release Date - 26/10/18
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2CD Special Edition!

The Kinks will release a 50th Anniversary Edition of one of the greatest British rock albums of all time: 'The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society!'

This essential album by one of the world's best ever bands is defined by the extraordinary catalogue of Ray Davies' songs, driven by brother Dave Davies' power pop guitar and became the foundation of generations of British guitar pop. 'The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society' cemented Ray Davies reputation as one of Britain's greatest ever songwriters of his and any generation.

"I think The Village Green Preservation Society is about the ending of a time personally for me in my life," says Ray. "In my imaginary village. It's the end of our innocence, our youth. Some people are quite old but in the Village Green, you're never allowed to grow up. I feel the project itself as part of a life cycle."

Somewhat overlooked upon its release in November 1968, 'The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society' is now regarded as one of the best British albums ever recorded. Created in difficult circumstances by a band on the verge of disintegration and who refused to follow fashion, it is an album of timeless, perfectly crafted songs about growing up and growing old, and the decline of national culture and traditional ways. Enduring and unsurpassed, with its wit, sadness, quiet anger, regret and charm, it is generally considered the high point of The Kinks' outstanding career and Ray Davies' masterpiece.

Included in this anniversary edition are many previously unreleased tracks and versions, including the previously unreleased track 'Time Song'. Despite never been included on a release, 'Time Song' was performed by The Kinks at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in January 1973, celebrating Britain's entry into the Common Market.

'When we played a concert at Drury Lane in '73 to "celebrate" us about to join what was called The Common Market, I decided to use the song as a warning that time was running out for the old British Empire.' Says Ray. 'This song was recorded a few weeks later but never made the final cut on the Preservation Act I album. Oddly enough, the song seems quite poignant and appropriate to release at this time in British history, and like Europe itself the track is a rough mix which still has to be finessed.'

Ray mixed the track earlier this year and it is included on both the SuperDeluxe Box Set and Deluxe 2CD Edition.

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistKINKS, THE
LabelBmg / Warner
Music GenreRock
Music Genre PrimaryPop & Rock

CD

  • 1. The Village Green Preservation Society (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 2. Do You Remember Walter? (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 3. Picture Book (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 4. Johnny Thunder (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 5. Last of the Steam-Powered Trains (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 6. Big Sky (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 7. Sitting By the Riverside (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 8. Animal Farm (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 9. Village Green (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 10. Starstruck (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 11. Phenomenal Cat (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 12. All of My Friends Were There (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 13. Wicked Annabella (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 14. Monica (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 15. People Take Pictures of Each Other (2018 Stereo Remaster)
  • 16. Days (Mono Single Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 17. She's Got Everything (Stereo Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 18. Mr. Songbird (Stereo Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 19. Wonderboy (Mono Single Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 20. Polly (Stereo Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 21. Berkeley Mews (Stereo Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 22. Rosemary Rose (Stereo Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 23. Misty Water (Stereo Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 24. Till Death Us Do Part (Mono Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 1. The Village Green Preservation Society (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 2. Do You Remember Walter? (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 3. Picture Book (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 4. Johnny Thunder (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 5. Last of the Steam-Powered Trains (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 6. Big Sky (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 7. Sitting By the Riverside (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 8. Animal Farm (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 9. Village Green (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 10. Starstruck (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 11. Phenomenal Cat (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 12. All of My Friends Were There (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 13. Wicked Annabella (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 14. Monica (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 15. People Take Pictures of Each Other (2018 Mono Remaster)
  • 16. Lavender Hill (Mono Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 17. Rosemary Rose (Mono Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 18. Pictures in the Sand (Mono Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 19. Where Did My Spring Go (Mono Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 20. When I Turn Off the Living Room Light (Mono Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 21. Did You See His Name? (Stereo Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 22. Time Song (Monitor Mix - Stereo)
  • 23. The Village Green Preservation Society (Preservation Version - Stereo Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 24. Picture Book / People Take Pictures of Each Other (Preservation Version - Stereo Mix) (2018 Remaster)
  • 25. Village Green Overture (Preservation Version - Stereo Mix) (2018 Remaster)
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