The upcoming release of the 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ will include a brand new essay written by Pete Townshend!
Over the years, Pete has had many glowing statements regarding Ray and Dave Davies. Here are a few select quotes:
“The Kinks were much more quintessentially English. I always think that Ray Davies should one day be Poet Laureate. He invented a new kind of poetry and a new kind of language for pop writing that influenced me from the very, very, very beginning. I think that Dave Davies is also very underestimated.”
“In British rock, Ray Davies is our only true and natural genius.”
“Ray was one of the first people who took this language of ours and defined it, refined it and purified it and made it what it is today.”
The deluxe box set also includes an essay by journalist Kate Mossman, and extensive sleeve notes, interviews, photography and specially created online and press content that tells the story of the album's production, release and cultural impact.
The 50th Anniversary Edition of ‘The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society’ is scheduled to be released by BMG on October 26th.
For more information, please visit http://thekinks.info.
Here is the lovely previously unreleased ‘Time Song’ that will be included in the boxset.