On November 22, 1968.


On November 22, 1968, “Pye” label released “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society”, the sixth Kinks studio album. It was recorded October – November 1968, at “Pye Studios” in London, and was produced by Ray Davies. In 2003, “Rolling Stone” magazine ranked the album at number 255 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of all Time”.


  • Ray Davies– lead vocals, guitar,  keyboards,  harmonica,  saxophone, trumpet, trombone, accordion, oboe, flute
  • Dave Davies– lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Pete Quaife– bass, backing vocals
  • Mick Avory– drums, percussion
  • Nicky Hopkins– keyboards, mellotron
  • Rasa Davies– backing vocals

Track listing:

All tracks by Ray Davies, except where noted.

  1. The Village Green Preservation Society
  2. Do You Remember Walter?
  3. Picture Book
  4. Johnny Thunder
  5. Last of the Steam-Powered Trains
  6. Big Sky
  7. Sitting by the Riverside
  8. Animal Farm
  9. Village Green
  10. Starstruck
  11. Phenominal Cat
  12. All of My Friends Were There
  13. Wicked Annabella
  14. Monica
  15. People Take Pictures of Each Other

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