The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society as Performance Piece

I’ve been listening to the magnificent album The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society a lot recently, sometimes as much as a few times a week. I have come to regard it as sort of a performance piece — like a short play for the ears that I can enjoy wherever I am whether through the magnificent cigarette pack sized iPod or, more properly, spinning thirty three and a third revolutions per minute. It is a brilliant thirty-nine minutes performance although it usually feels longer than that, particularly when you think about the words being sung.

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How to Get a Whole Album Experience

I would like to take you on a journey of the ear, as it were — come along and listen with your imagination. Think about the following scenarios as they occur to me in life and imagine living through them yourself.

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