The Kinks ‎– The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society

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Stereo
1-1 The Village Green Preservation Society 2:49
1-2 Do You Remember Walter 2:26
1-3 Picture Book 2:37
1-4 Johnny Thunder 2:31
1-5 Last Of The Steam Powered Trains 4:11
1-6 Big Sky
Backing Vocals – Rasa Davies
2:51
1-7 Sitting By The Riverside 2:25
1-8 Animal Farm 3:01
1-9 Village Green
Harpsichord – Nicky Hopkins
2:10
1-10 Starstruck 2:22
1-11 Phenomenal Cat 2:38
1-12 All Of My Friends Were There 2:26
1-13 Wicked Annabella 2:42
1-14 Monica 2:16
1-15 People Take Pictures Of Each Other 2:24
Bonus Tracks
1-16 Mr. Songbird (Stereo) 2:24
1-17 Days (Stereo) 2:53
1-18 Do You Remember Walter (Alternate Stereo Mix) 2:25
1-19 People Take Pictures Of Each Other (Alternate Stereo Mix) 2:24
Mono
2-1 The Village Green Preservation Society 2:54
2-2 Do You Remember Walter 2:28
2-3 Picture Book 2:36
2-4 Johnny Thunder 2:32
2-5 Last Of The Steam Powered Trains 4:11
2-6 Big Sky
Backing Vocals – Rasa Davies
2:52
2-7 Sitting By The Riverside 2:24
2-8 Animal Farm 3:02
2-9 Village Green
Harpsichord – Nicky Hopkins
2:12
2-10 Starstruck 2:27
2-11 Phenomenal Cat 2:39
2-12 All Of My Friends Were There 2:26
2-13 Wicked Annabella 2:44
2-14 Monica 2:21
2-15 People Take Pictures Of Each Other 2:10
Bonus Tracks
2-16 Days (Single Mix, Mono) 2:55
2-17 Mr. Songbird (Mono Mix) 2:25
2-18 Polly (Single Mix, Mono) 2:51
2-19 Wonderboy (Single Mix, Mono) 2:49
2-20 Berkeley Mews (Single Mix, Mono) 2:36
2-21 Village Green (No Strings Version)
Harpsichord – Nicky Hopkins
2:13
Rarities
3-1 Village Green (Instrumental Mix)
Harpsichord – Nicky Hopkins
2:22
3-2 Misty Water (Stereo Mix) 3:05
3-3 Berkeley Mews (Stereo Mix) 2:40
3-4 Easy Come, There You Went (Stereo Mix) 2:25
3-5 Polly (Stereo Mix) 2:52
3-6 Animal Farm (Alternate Stereo Mix) 3:02
3-7 Phenomenal Cat (Instrumental Mix) 2:49
3-8 Johnny Thunder (Stereo Remix) 2:36
3-9 Did You See His Name (Mono Mix) 2:00
3-10 Mick Avory's Underpants 2:19
3-11 Lavender Hill 2:56
3-12 Rosemary Rose 1:44
3-13 Wonderboy (Stereo Mix) 2:44
3-14 Spotty Grotty Anna 2:07
3-15 Where Did My Spring Go? 2:10
3-16 Groovy Movies 2:34
3-17 Creeping Jean (Stereo Mix)
Written-By – Dave Davies
3:12
3-18 King Kong 3:26
3-19 Misty Water (Mono Mix) 3:12
3-20 Do You Remember Walter (BBC Remix) 2:17
3-21 Animal Farm (BBC Remix) 2:56
3-22 Days (BBC Remix) 3:02

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Released in gatefold triple-digipak case.
Reissue from early 2010's - Now marketed and distributed in the UK by Universal Music Group Company.

Tracks 1-1, 2-1: Recorded August 1968.
Tracks 1-2, 2-2: Recorded July 1968.
Tracks 1-3, 2-3: Recorded May 1968.
Tracks 1-4, 2-4: Recorded March 29th 1968.
Tracks 1-5, 2-5: Recorded October 1968.
Tracks 1-6, 2-6: Recorded October 1968.
Tracks 1-7, 2-7: Recorded July 1968.
Tracks 1-8, 2-8, 3-6: Probably recorded March 1968.
Tracks 1-9, 2-9, 2-21, 3-1: Recorded November 1966, orchestral overdubs February 1967.
Tracks 1-10, 2-10: Recorded July 1968.
Tracks 1-11, 2-11, 3-7: Recorded between autumn 1967 and May 1968.
Tracks 1-12, 2-12: Probably recorded October 1968.
Tracks 1-13, 2-13: Recorded July 1968.
Tracks 1-14, 2-14: Recorded between autumn 1967 and May 1968.
Tracks 1-15, 2-15: Probably recorded July 1968.
Tracks 1-16, 2-17: Probably recorded late 1967.
Tracks 1-17, 2-16: Recorded May 3rd and 27th 1968.
Track 1-18: Recorded July 1968.
Track 1-19: Probably recorded July 1969.
Tracks 2-18, 3-5: Probably recorded March 1968.
Tracks 2-19, 3-13: Recorded March 1968.
Tracks 2-20, 3-3: Probably recorded between January and March 1968.
Tracks 3-2, 3-19: Recorded May 3rd 1968.
Tracks 3-4, 3-8: Recorded March 29th 1968, remixed 2004.
Track 3-9: Recorded March 1968.
Track 3-10: Recorded March 29th 1968.
Track 3-11: Recorded August 1967.
Track 3-12: Probably recorded March 1968.
Track 3-14: Recorded 1968.
Track 3-15: Recorded January 28th 1969.
Track 3-16: Probably recorded March 1969.
Track 3-17: Recorded December 1968.
Track 3-18: Probably recorded March 1969.
Track 3-20: Recorded April 2nd 1969.
Track 3-21: Recorded November 26th 1968.
Track 3-22: Recorded May 18th 1970.
All tracks recorded at Pye Studios (#2), London except
tracks 1-8, 2-8 & 3-6 probably recorded at Pye Studios (#1)
track 3-15 at BBC Riverside Studios, London.
track 3-17 at Polydor Studios, London.
track 3-20 at Aeolian Hall, Studio 1, London.
track 3-21 at Playhouse Theatre, London.
track 3-22 at Aeolian Hall, Studio 2, London.
CD1 & 2 mastered at The Town House.
CD 3 mastered at DigiPrep.

Tracks 1-16 and 1-17 have no version titles on the back sleeve but they have in the booklet.
Tracks 1-18 and 1-19 have 'Original Stereo Mix' as version on the back sleeve but 'Alternate Stereo Mix' in the booklet.
Tracks 2-16 to 2-20 have no version titles on the back sleeve but they have in the booklet.
Track 2-21 has 'No Strings Version' as version title on the back sleeve. In the booklet is only mentioned 'With Alternate Doubled Vocals'.
Track 3-1 has 'Orchestra Overdub' as version title on the back sleeve but 'Instrumental Mix' in the booklet.
Tracks 3-2 to 3-5, 3-13 have 'Stereo' as version title on the back sleeve but 'Stereo Mix' in the booklet.
Track 3-7 has 'Mono Instrumental' as version title on the back sleeve but 'Instrumental Mix' in the booklet.
Track 3-8 has no version title on the back sleeve but 'Mono Mix' in the booklet.
Track 3-15 as "Where Did My Spring Go" on the back sleeve but as "Where Did My Spring Go?" in the booklet.
Track 3-19 has 'Mono' as version title on the back sleeve but 'Mono Mix' in the booklet.
Tracks 3-20 to 3-22 have 'BBC Session Remix' as version title on the back sleeve but 'BBC Remix' in the booklet.

Tracks 1-1 to 1-15: From Pye NSPL 18233.
Tracks 1-16 to 1-19: From 12 Track Edition.
Track 1-17: From Single.
Tracks 2-1 to 2-15: From Pye NPL 18233.
Track 2-17: This original mono mix was delivered to the USA for inclusion on the never released 'Four More Respected Gentlemen' LP. The track was never used.
Track 3-2 was delivered to the US for inclusion on the never released 'Four More Respected Gentlemen' LP. It was later briefly availabe officially on The Great Lost Kinks Album (which as only issued in the US in limited quantities in 1973) and has never legitimately appeared on CD anywhere. Track 3-19, the mono mix, was deliverd to the US, but has never been issued or heard anywhere before.
Track 3-3 was delivered to the US for inclusion on the never released 'Four More Respected Gentlemen' LP in June 1968 and was later officially featured on The Kinks Kronikles release (1972). It has never been issued in stereo outside the USA.
Track 3-5: Another stereo mix intended for 'Four More Respected Gentlemen' & later officially featured on The Kinks Kronikles. It has never been issued in stereo outside the USA.
Track 3-6: This mix was delivered to Reprise in 1968 for use on a second, revised edition of 'Four More Respected Gentlemen'.
Track 3-9 Commissioned for the BBC Television show 'At The Eleventh Hour'. The stereo mix is availabe on both The Kinks Kronikles and BBC Sessions 1964-1977, but this original mono mix (with an alternate ending) has never been issued or heard anywhere.
Track 3-11 was briefly issued on The Great Lost Kinks Album.
Track 3-12: Another refugee from The Great Lost Kinks Album.
Track 3-13: This stereo mix was made for a Kinks compilation album on Pye's budget subsidiary Marble Arch and has only appeared on a few vinyl releases since. It has never appeared outside of Europe has never made it to CD before.
Track 3-14: Only briefly available in the early 1980s.
Track 3-15: Last appeared on The Great Lost Kinks Album. It was recorded after the completion of 'Villlage Green' specifically for the television show 'Where Was Spring?'.
Track 3-16 was intended for the never issued solo Dave Davies album.
Track 3-17 was the flipside of Dave Davies's fourth solo single Hold My Hand but the long stereo mix appears here for the first time.
Track 3-18 was the reverse of Plastic Man.
Tracks 3-20 to 3-22 are the original recodings with additional vocals by Ray Davies and other slight mix differences.
Tracks 3-1, 3-4, 3-6 to 3-11, 3-13, 3-14, 3-17, 3-19 to 3-22 Previously unreleased.
Tracks 3-2, 3-11, 3-15, 3-16 First time on CD.
This compilation ℗2004 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
©2004 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Unauthorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance prohibited.
Originally released on Sanctuary Records as SMETD102.
A product of Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Marketed and distributed in the UK by Universal Music Group Company.
Made in the E.U.

Disc One: All tracks ℗ 1968.
Disc Two: Tracks 1-20 ℗ 1968; track 21 ℗ 2004.
Disc Three: Track 13 ℗ 1968; tracks 17, 18 ℗ 1969; tracks 3, 5 ℗ 1972; tracks 2, 11, 12, 15, 16 ℗ 1973; tracks 1, 4, 6-10, 14, 19-22 ℗ 2004.
The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. except tracks 3-20 to 3-22 ℗ 2004 BBC under license to Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
℗ 2004 The copyright in this compilation is owned by Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
© 2004 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02527 04679 2
  • Other (Cat# CD1): 1755018
  • Other (Cat# CD2): 1755021
  • Other (Cat# CD3): 1755023
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SABAM
  • Label Code: LC 06448
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): [4 Universal logos] 06025 175 501-8 01 * 52329788 MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC G
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): [4 Universal logos] 06025 175 502-1 01 * 52329790 MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC C
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): [4 Universal logos] 06025 175 502-3 02 * 52329792 MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC B
  • Mastering SID Code (All Discs): IFPI LV26
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): IFPI 0113
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, CD3): IFPI 0153

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