The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Super Deluxe Box Set)

 
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The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society (Super Deluxe Box Set)

[ Sanctuary / 20 Multi-Format Box Set ]

Release Date: Friday 26 October 2018

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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.

The SuperDeluxe Box Set includes extensive sleeve notes, interviews, photography and specially created online & press content "telling the story" of the album's production, release and cultural impact. Also included are two essays on the album written by Pete Townshend and renowned journalist Kate Mossman.

Tracks:

LP - SIDE A
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Do You Remember Walter? The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Picture Book The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Johnny Thunder The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Last of the Steam-Powered Trains The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Big Sky The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Sitting By the Riverside The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster

LP - SIDE B
Animal Farm The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Village Green The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Starstruck The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Phenomenal Cat The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
All of My Friends Were There The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Wicked Annabella The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Monica The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
People Take Pictures of Each Other The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster

LP - SIDE C
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Do You Remember Walter? The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Picture Book The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Johnny Thunder The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Last of the Steam-Powered Trains The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Big Sky The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Sitting By the Riverside The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster

LP - SIDE D
Animal Farm The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Village Green The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Starstruck The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Phenomenal Cat The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
All of My Friends Were There The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Wicked Annabella The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Monica The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
People Take Pictures of Each Other The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster

LP - SIDE E
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Do You Remember Walter? The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Picture Book The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Johnny Thunder The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Monica The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Days The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster

LP - SIDE F
Village Green The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Mr. Songbird The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Wicked Annabella The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Starstruck The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Phenomenal Cat The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster
People Take Pictures of Each Other The Kinks Swedish LP Version; 2018 Stereo Remaster

CD
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Do You Remember Walter? The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Picture Book The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Johnny Thunder The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Last of the Steam-Powered Trains The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Big Sky The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Sitting By the Riverside The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Animal Farm The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Village Green The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Starstruck The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Phenomenal Cat The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
All of My Friends Were There The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Wicked Annabella The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Monica The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
People Take Pictures of Each Other The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster
Days The Kinks Original Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
She's Got Everything The Kinks Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Mr. Songbird The Kinks Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Wonderboy The Kinks Original Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Polly The Kinks Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Berkeley Mews The Kinks Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Rosemary Rose The Kinks Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Misty Water The Kinks Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Did You See His Name? The Kinks Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Do You Remember Walter? The Kinks European Stereo Mix Without Tambourine; 2018 Remastered Version
Animal Farm The Kinks Alternate Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
People Take Pictures of Each Other The Kinks European Stereo Mix With Big Band Coda; 2018 Remastered Version

CD
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Do You Remember Walter? The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Picture Book The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Johnny Thunder The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Last of the Steam-Powered Trains The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Big Sky The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Sitting By the Riverside The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Animal Farm The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Village Green The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Starstruck The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Phenomenal Cat The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
All of My Friends Were There The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Wicked Annabella The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Monica The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
People Take Pictures of Each Other The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Days The Kinks Mono Single Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
She's Got Everything The Kinks Single Mix; 2018 Mono Remaster
Mr. Songbird The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Wonderboy The Kinks Mono Single Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Polly The Kinks Single Mix; 2018 Mono Remaster
Till Death Us Do Part The Kinks Mono Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Berkeley Mews The Kinks Single Mix; 2018 Mono Remaster
Village Green The Kinks Alternate Vocal; 2018 Mono Remaster
Lavender Hill The Kinks Mono Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Rosemary Rose The Kinks Mono Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Pictures in the Sand The Kinks Mono Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Misty Water The Kinks Original Mono Mix
Did You See His Name? The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster
Last of the Steam-Powered Trains The Kinks With Alternate Ending; 2018 Mono Remaster

CD
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
Do You Remember Walter? The Kinks Backing Track
Picture Book The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
Johnny Thunder The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat ; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Last of the Steam-Powered Trains The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
Big Sky The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
Animal Farm The Kinks Takes 16 & 17 With Session Chat
Village Green The Kinks Unissued Mix from Acetate
Starstruck The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
Phenomenal Cat The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat; 2018 Stereo Remaster
Monica The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
People Take Pictures of Each Other The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
Egg Stained Pyjamas The Kinks Backing Track
Days The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
She's Got Everything The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
Misty Water The Kinks Alternate Mix - Stereo
Mr. Songbird The Kinks Alternate Mix
Pictures in the Sand The Kinks Backing Track - Stereo Mix
Berkeley Mews The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
Easy Come, There You Went The Kinks Backing Track / Alternate Mix - Stereo; 2018 Remastered Version
Did You See His Name? The Kinks Alternate Mix With Session Chat
Mick Avory's Underpants The Kinks Backing Track - Mono Mix; 2018 Remastered Version
Spotty Grotty Anna The Kinks Stereo Backing Track; 2018 Remastered Version
Lavender Hill The Kinks Stereo Backing Track
Village Green The Kinks Backing Track - Stereo Mix; 2018 Remastered Version

CD
Interview: Ray talks about working The Kinks Recorded July 1968; 2018 Mono Remaster
Days The Kinks Top Gear, Recorded 1st July 1968; 2018 Remastered Version
Waterloo Sunset The Kinks Top Gear, Recorded 1st July 1968; 2018 Mono Remaster
Interview: Ray Talks About Solo Records The Kinks Recorded July 1968; 2018 Mono Remaster
Love Me Till the Sun Shines The Kinks Top Gear, Recorded 1 July 1968; 2018 Mono Remaster
Monica The Kinks Top Gear, Recorded 1st July 1968; 2018 Mono Remaster
Interview: Ray talks about Village Green The Kinks Recorded November 1968; 2018 Mono Remaster
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks Saturday Club, Recorded 26th November 1968; 2018 Mono Remaster
Animal Farm (BBC Mix) The Kinks Saturday Club, Recorded 26th November 1968; 2018 Mono Remaster
Interview: Ray & Dave Talk About Last of the Steam-Powered Trains, The Kinks Saturday Club, Broadcast 18th January 1969; Mono
Last of the Steam-Powered Trains (With Live Vocals) The Kinks Julie Felix Show, Recorded 7 January 1969; Mono
Picture Book (With Live Vocals) The Kinks Julie Felix Show, Recorded 7 January 1969; Mono
Do You Remember Walter? (BBC Mix) The Kinks Symonds On Sunday, Recorded 2 April 1968; 2018 Mono Remaster
Medley: Dedicated Follower of Fashion / A Well Respected Man / Death of a Clown The Kinks TV Pre-Mix Of Uniquely Recorded Medley - Mono; Colour Me Pop, Recorded 22 July 1968
Sunny Afternoon The Kinks TV Pre-Mix Minus Melodica; Colour Me Pop, Recorded 22 July 1968
Picture Book The Kinks TV Pre-Mix; Colour Me Pop, Recorded 22 July 1968
Days (TV Pre-Mix) The Kinks TV Pre-Mix; Colour Me Pop, Recorded 22 July 1968
Lazy Old Sun The Kinks TV Pre-Mix; Colour Me Pop, Recorded 22 July 1968
Two Sisters The Kinks TV Pre-Mix; Colour Me Pop, Recorded 22 July 1968
Monica (TV Pre-Mix) The Kinks TV Pre-Mix; Colour Me Pop, Recorded 22 July 1968
Lincoln County The Kinks TV Pre-Mix Minus Strings Overdub; Colour Me Pop, Recorded 22 July 1968; 2018 Mono Remaster
Where Did My Spring Go? The Kinks Where Was Spring?, Recorded 1969; 2018 Mono Remaster
When I Turn Off the Living Room Light The Kinks Where Was Spring?, Recorded 1969; 2018 Mono Remaster

CD
Home Demos Medley The Kinks
Days The Kinks Acoustic Version; Stereo Mix With Guitar and Vocals Only
Mr. Songbird The Kinks Alternate Mix; Stereo
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks Alternate Mix; Stereo
Johnny Thunder The Kinks Backing Track; Stereo Mix
Big Sky The Kinks Alternate Mix; Stereo
Phenomenal Cat The Kinks Backing Track; 2018 Remastered Version
Picture Book The Kinks Vocals and Guitar; Stereo Mix
Animal Farm The Kinks Backing Track; Stereo Mix
Time Song The Kinks Monitor Mix - Stereo
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks Preservation Version - Stereo
Medley: Picture Book / People Take Pictures Of Each Other The Kinks Preservation Version - Stereo
Village Green Overture The Kinks Preservation Version - Stereo
Days Ray Davies with The DR Symphony & Vocal Ensemble
Village Green Suite: Ray Davies Spoken Intro Ray Davies
Village Green Suite: Village Green Ray Davies with The DR Symphony & Vocal Ensemble
Village Green Suite: Picture Book Ray Davies with The DR Symphony & Vocal Ensemble
Village Green Suite: Big Sky Ray Davies with The DR Symphony & Vocal Ensemble
Village Green Suite: Do You Remember Walter? Ray Davies with The DR Symphony & Vocal Ensemble
Village Green Suite: Johnny Thunder Ray Davies with The DR Symphony & Vocal Ensemble
Village Green Suite: The Village Green Preservation Society Ray Davies with The DR Symphony & Vocal Ensemble
The Way Love Used To Be Ray Davies with The DR Symphony & Vocal Ensemble

7IN - SIDE A
Days The Kinks Mono Single Mix; 2018 Remastered Version

7IN - SIDE AA
Starstruck The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster

7IN - SIDE B
Starstruck The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster

7IN - SIDE BB
Picture Book The Kinks 2018 Mono Remaster

7IN - SIDE C
The Village Green Preservation Society The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster

7IN - SIDE CC
Do You Remember Walter? The Kinks 2018 Stereo Remaster