2018 Stereo Remaster of original album, from original tape high definition transfers. Insert with notes, band quotes and Village Green era photos.
Somewhat overlooked upon its release in November 1968, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society is now seen as one of the best British albums ever recorded. Created in difficult circumstances by a band 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.
A calm, nostalgic album which feels like a sweet, hazy dream but with endless layers of musical and lyrical innovation, The Village Green Preservation Society’s defiantly British sensibilities became the foundation of generations of British guitar pop.
A1. The Village Green Preservation Society
A2. Do You Remember Walter
A3. Picture Book
A4. Johnny Thunder
A5. Last Of The Steam-Powered Trains
A6. Big Sky
A7. Sitting By The Riverside
B1. Animal Farm
B2. Village Green
B4. Phenomenal Cat
B5. All Of My Friends Were There
B6. Wicked Annabella
B8. People Take Pictures Of Each Other