The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

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The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society:leading global athletic footwear and apparel retailer. How else can I describe how great this album is? It's not only beautiful, it's sublime, melodic, enchanting, intelligent, ground-breaking and, simply, brilliant. The song "We are the Village Green" starts it off with a flowery, whimsical, intellectual playfulness which is both overly-naiive, yet at the same time, so profoundly moral in ways that you can only marvel at. 'Yes, I WOULD like a Village Green Preservation Society to exist!' you're already thinking. Next is "I Remember Walter" (which ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky" brilliantly ripped off), "Picture Book", and "Johnny Thunder", 3 profound and chill-inducingly melodic songs which, as other reviewers here have so aptly pointed out, reveal the philosophy of the album (and it's pretty deep, yet, as always with Ray Davies, elegantly simple): there are people and places you love in your life which never stay the same no matter how much you will it. Some lyrics: "People often change, but memories of people will remain", "Picture book of people with each other, to prove we loved each other a long time ago", and also echoed again in "People take Pictures of Each Other": "People take pictures of the summer just in case they thought someone had missed it, just to prove that it really existed." It makes you laugh at its simple truths; but inherent in all the talk of beauty and wistful memory is an unmentioned but looming subject of death and time's alteration hanging over this album.Other gold star songs: "Big Sky", "Sitting by the Riverside", and the back-to-back placement of two songs that will make you cry when you get to know them: "Animal Farm" and "Village Green" (the track order Amazon lists here is ridiculously wrong). With the inclusion of the British hit single "Days", which is as perfect an example of Ray Davies' trademark melodic, profound simplicity as anything else on this incredible album, you have, in my opinion, the third best album of all time (my first 2 choices are The Beatles' "Revolver" (U.K. version) and Velvet Underground's first). This is my first review for Amazon and it's a pleasure to have it be for this album. Just buy it. Enjoy.ranking top13,ranking top13,sales results no. 1The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society
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This 1968 all-time fan favorite is Ray's nostalgic look back at the England of old: the irresistible Picture Book and title track plus Johnny Thunder; Monica; Wicked Annabella , and more!

"h3"Amazon.com "p"Sensing that the Beatles, Stones, and Who were radically transforming rock music by turning it literate and conceptual, Ray Davies decided the Kinks should be his vehicle to explore his unusual longing for a simpler time when the English empire was not in decline. A reliance on English music hall tradition and sentiments indicated in titles such as "Last of the Steam-Powered Trains," "Picture Book," and "Village Green" clearly show Davies's nostalgia streak. Davies's singing has always been rough and non-Kinks fans may have trouble getting past his sloppy pitch. But for those listening closely, the tales are one of a kind. --Rob O'Connor

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The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society:leading global athletic footwear and apparel retailer. How else can I describe how great this album is? It's not only beautiful, it's sublime, melodic, enchanting, intelligent, ground-breaking and, simply, brilliant. The song "We are the Village Green" starts it off with a flowery, whimsical, intellectual playfulness which is both overly-naiive, yet at the same time, so profoundly moral in ways that you can only marvel at. 'Yes, I WOULD like a Village Green Preservation Society to exist!' you're already thinking. Next is "I Remember Walter" (which ELO's "Mr. Blue Sky" brilliantly ripped off), "Picture Book", and "Johnny Thunder", 3 profound and chill-inducingly melodic songs which, as other reviewers here have so aptly pointed out, reveal the philosophy of the album (and it's pretty deep, yet, as always with Ray Davies, elegantly simple): there are people and places you love in your life which never stay the same no matter how much you will it. Some lyrics: "People often change, but memories of people will remain", "Picture book of people with each other, to prove we loved each other a long time ago", and also echoed again in "People take Pictures of Each Other": "People take pictures of the summer just in case they thought someone had missed it, just to prove that it really existed." It makes you laugh at its simple truths; but inherent in all the talk of beauty and wistful memory is an unmentioned but looming subject of death and time's alteration hanging over this album.Other gold star songs: "Big Sky", "Sitting by the Riverside", and the back-to-back placement of two songs that will make you cry when you get to know them: "Animal Farm" and "Village Green" (the track order Amazon lists here is ridiculously wrong). With the inclusion of the British hit single "Days", which is as perfect an example of Ray Davies' trademark melodic, profound simplicity as anything else on this incredible album, you have, in my opinion, the third best album of all time (my first 2 choices are The Beatles' "Revolver" (U.K. version) and Velvet Underground's first). This is my first review for Amazon and it's a pleasure to have it be for this album. Just buy it. Enjoy.ranking top13,ranking top13,sales results no. 1The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society