The Kinks’ ‘Village Green’ Has Finally Gone Gold

The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, the Ray Davies-led Kinks’ album of 1968, has been certified gold in the U.K. The album, which has sold over 100,000 copies in the U.K., is still uncertified in the United States. Ray Davies who was awarded the gold disc earlier this week, said: “This is like what they give somebody when they retire. Except it’s from my fans.” The album was reissued last month. The collection features remastered versions of the original album in stereo and mono, outtakes, alternative versions of songs, demos, vinyl, a book and memorabilia. The album, which was released the same day as the Beatles’ White Album, failed to make the charts then. In 2002, Rolling Stone named it as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Speaking to ITV, Davies said that the album was intended to “celebrate the small things in life” after the group was banned from America. He added that he’s in the process of turning the album into a stage show. Copyright(c) 2018 All Rights ReservedLess «

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