The Kinks are streaming an unboxing video as a preview to the October 26 release of a 50th Anniversary Edition of their sixth album, “The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society.”
Recently re-introduced by the previously-unreleased track, “Time Song”, the 1968 collection was the last album by the group’s original quartet of leader Ray Davies, guitarist Dave Davies, bassist Pete Quaife and drummer Mick Avory.
“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.”
The 50th anniversary reissue will be available in various formats, including 2CD Deluxe and digital editions, a single disc version and a Deluxe Box Set.
London’s Proud Central Gallery is hosting an exhibition entitled “The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society”; running from October 4 – November 18, the event will display a selection of rare collector’s items including specially commissioned artworks by members of the band and vintage memorabilia, together with a collection of photographs documenting this period in the band’s history.
The surviving members of The Kinks (Quaife passed away from kidney failure in 2010 at the age of 66) have recently reunited for a new album after more than two decades apart.
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