Product Code: 5053889791
Artist: Kinks The
Origin: France
Label: BMG (2023)
Format: LP
Availability: In Stock
Cover: M
Record: M
Genre: Pop Rock , Rock , Rock & Roll N

Preservation Act 1

Brand new sealed 60th Anniversary album.

Preservation Act 1 is a concept album and the 12th studio album by the English rock group the Kinks, released 16 November 1973 by RCA Records.

Preservation Act 1 did not sell well (peaking on the Billboard 200 at No. 177). However, it was well received by many critics at the time. A review in Rolling Stone by Ken Barnes was critical of Ray Davies' "tendency toward vaudevillian excess," but overall he rated Preservation as a "highly listenable, enjoyable album."[6] Barnes singled out "Sitting in the Midday Sun" as a "wistfully irresistible" number and labeled "One of the Survivors" the Kinks' "best outright rocker" in years.[6] Gary Lucas, reviewing Preservation Act 1 for Zoo World, also had high praise for the work, stating: "Dare I say it is one of the nicest albums to be released this year (if not the best)? Of course I will."[7] Focusing on the musical theater aspects of the LP, Barbara Charone ranked the album as one of the "most impressive" of the Kinks' career.[8]

Some more recent reviews of Preservation Act 1 have been sympathetic to its theatrical ambitions, such as AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine, who declared "Sweet Lady Genevieve" to be the "real candidate for Davies' forgotten masterpiece".[1]



A1   Morning Song 1:58
A2   Daylight 3:16
A3   Sweet Lady Genevieve 3:23
A4   There's A Change In The Weather 2:52
A5   Where Are They Now? 3:24
A6   One Of The Survivors 4:25
B1   Cricket 2:53
B2   Money & Corruption; I Am Your Man 5:52
B3   Here Comes Flash 2:35
B4   Sitting In The Midday Sun 3:40
B5   Demolition 4:01