The Info List - Preservation Act 1

Preservation: Act 1 is a 1973 concept album by the English rock group the Kinks. It is their eleventh studio album. Preservation was not well received by critics and sold poorly (peaking on the Billboard 200 at No. 177), though the live performances of the material were much better received. Some more recent reviews of Preservation: Act 1 have been more sympathetic to its ambitions, such as AllMusic's Stephen Thomas Erlewine, who declared "Sweet Lady Genevieve" to be the "real candidate for Davies' forgotten masterpiece".[1] The 1991 CD reissue on Rhino was a 2-CD set combining Preservation: Act 1 with its 1974 follow-up Preservation: Act 2, but with no bonus tracks other than an extended mix of "Money & Corruption/I Am Your Man", featuring an extra instrumental break. The 1998 CD reissue of Preservation: Act 1 on Velvel includes the single versions of "Preservation" and "One of the Survivors", neither of which are available on the original vinyl release. The latter briefly charted on the Billboard Pop Singles chart peaking at No. 108.[citation needed]


1 Cultural references 2 Track listing 3 Personnel 4 References

Cultural references[edit] The chorus from side 2's "Money and Corruption" was used by the hackers group Anonymous when attacking governmental websites during the 2014 World Cup.[1] Track listing[edit] All tracks written by Ray Davies.

Side one

No. Title Length

1. "Morning Song" 2:00

2. "Daylight" 3:19

3. "Sweet Lady Genevieve" 3:26

4. "There's a Change in the Weather" 2:59

5. "Where Are They Now?" 3:28

6. "One of the Survivors" 4:31

Side two

No. Title Length

1. "Cricket" 2:56

2. "Money and Corruption/I Am Your Man" 6:01

3. "Here Comes Flash" 2:41

4. "Sitting in the Midday Sun" 3:47

5. "Demolition" 4:07

CD bonus tracks

No. Title Length

1. "Preservation" (Single) 3:37

13. "One of the Survivors" (Single edit) 4:07


The Kinks

Ray Davies
Ray Davies
- vocals, guitar, harmonica Dave Davies
Dave Davies
- guitar, vocals John Gosling - keyboards John Dalton - bass Mick Avory
Mick Avory
- drums


Alan Holmes - brass Laurie Brown - brass John Beecham - brass Krysia Kocjan, Lee Pavey, Lewis Rich, Pamela Travis, Sue Brown - other singers


Dave Davies, Roger Beale - engineer Pat Doyle - art direction Chris Hopper - photography


^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Kinks: Preservation: Act 1 > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 11 November 2011. ^ Larkin, Colin (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th edn). London, UK: Omnibus Press. p. 2005.  ^ Strong, Martin C. "The KINKS biography". The Great Rock Bible. Retrieved 12 September 2017.  ^ Josephes, Jason. "Kinks: Preservation Act 1". Pitchfork Media. Archived from the original on 23 December 2001.  ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Kinks". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 

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