The Kinks - Preservation Act 1
NME.COM feature on The Kinks - Preservation Act 1 album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 10 February 2003
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- Preservation (US Single)
- Morning Song
- Sweet Lady Genevieve
- There's A Change In The Weather
- Where Are They Now?
- One Of The Survivors
- Money And Corruption / I Am Your Man
- Here Comes Flash
- Sitting In The Midday Sun
- One of the Survivors (Single Edit)
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The Kinks - Preservation Act 1: Wikipedia Album Entry
Preservation: Act 1 is a 1973 concept album by the English rock group The Kinks.
Preservation was not well-received by critics and sold poorly (peaking on the Billboard 200 at #177), though the live performances of the material were much better received. Many hardcore Kinks fans were alienated by Ray Davies' melodramatic songwriting during the Preservation project era, resulting in albums that played more like the soundtracks to a piece of musical theatre than rock albums.
However, more recent reviews of Preservation: Act 1 have been more sympathetic to its ambitions. In particular, All Music's Stephen Thomas Erlewine has declared "Sweet Lady Genevieve" to be the "real candidate for Davies' forgotten masterpiece".
The CD reissue of Preservation: Act 1 includes the single versions of "Preservation" and "One of the Survivors", neither of which are available on the original vinyl release. The latter briefly charted on the Billboard Pop Singles chart peaking at #108.
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