The Kinks ‎– Preservation Act 1

RCA Victor ‎– SF 8392
Vinyl, LP, Album

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All tracks published by Davray Music
℗ 1973 RCA Limited
Manufactured by RCA Limited, England from master recordings of RCA Records. Tm(S) ® Marca(S) Registrada(S) Used by authority of RCA Corporation.
Printed in England by Clout & Baker Ltd.
Came with a lyric insert.
Cover and spine refer to title as "Preservation Act 1" whilst the labels use "Act One".
Rear sleeve and lyric insert refer to track B4 as "Sitting In The Mid-Day Sun".

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, etched): SF 8392-A-1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, etched): SF 8392-B-1E
  • Matrix / Runout (Father-Mother-Stamper, side A, etched): A3 I
  • Matrix / Runout (Father-Mother-Stamper, side B, etched): A3 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): SF 8392 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): SF 8392 B

Other Versions (5 of 36) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UICY-25358 The Kinks Preservation Act 1(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Konk, Universal UMC UICY-25358 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
LSP 10 417, YEPL1 268 The Kinks Preservation Act 1(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor LSP 10 417, YEPL1 268 Greece 1974 Sell This Version
LPS1-5002 The Kinks Preservation Act 1(8-Trk, Album) RCA Victor LPS1-5002 US 1973 Sell This Version
VEL-SC-79808 The Kinks Preservation Act 1(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Dig) Velvel, Konk Records VEL-SC-79808 US 2004 Sell This Version
VEL 79721-2 The Kinks Preservation Act 1(CD, Album, RE) Velvel, Konk VEL 79721-2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version



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March 30, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

This is a badly maligned album, partly because the CD reissues have added to/changed the original track order and stopped the tracks seamlessly merging into each other.

In its original form, this is the Kinks most consistent and coherent album, bar none.

This album should start with "Morning Song".

Are any of the individual songs as good as their best songs on other albums? No. Is the album consistently good and does it work as a whole? Yes.

The Kinks' albums were always all over the place, they had some brilliant songs but I challenge anyone to listen to the Pye albums and not think "WTF?" at some point. On this album they mastered the form.

It doesn't contain their very finest songs but it is their very finest album. If you liked Village Green you will find a lot to like here, I urge you to give it a go (but avoid Preservation Act 2 like the plague please).