Friday, 8 March 2019

The Kinks – Time Song (Official Lyric Video)



Previously Unreleased track ‘Time Song’ available here: https://ift.tt/2OFXoFg
Available as part of 50th Anniversary The Kinks Are The Village Preservation Society: https://ift.tt/2OFXoFg

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Included in The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 50th Anniversary Editions are many previously unreleased tracks and versions, including this previously unreleased track ‘Time Song’.
Despite never been included on a release, ‘Time Song’ was performed by The Kinks at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in January 1973, celebrating Britain’s entry into the Common Market.

‘When we played a concert at Drury Lane in 73’ to celebrate us about to join what was called The Common Market, I decided to use the song as a warning that time was running out for the old British Empire.’ Says Ray. ‘This song was recorded a few weeks later but never made the final cut on the Preservation Act I album. Oddly enough, the song seems quite poignant and appropriate to release at this time in British history, and like Europe itself the track is a rough mix which still has to be Finessed.’

Ray Davies mixed the track earlier this year and it is included on the new VGPS Deluxe Box Set and Deluxe 2CD. The single version will also be available as a limited edition 7” single exclusively with pre-orders of the box set via The Kinks Music Glue official store, and as a digital download / streaming single.

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Directed by Lucy Dawkins and Tom Readdy at Yes Please Productions.
Photo content within video © Barrie Wentzell.

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