The Kinks: Echoes of a World

The Kinks: Echoes of a World
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Review

It’s a big month for musical half-centuries. The White Album and Astral Weeks turn 50, as does the Kinks’ evocative Village Green Preservation Society. It’s an album that didn’t quite fit the psychedelic landscape of the time, containing (as Suggs puts it here), “A dangerous precipice of novelty.”

But it enjoyed a renaissance in the 90s, being namechecked by Oasis, Paul Weller and, in particular, Blur. You could argue it was the first “Britpop” album. The aforementioned all contribute, as do the Davies brothers, although a lack of footage from the time means quotes come in the form of dramatic reconstructions, which takes getting used to.

Summary

The story of 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, which failed to chart upon release but went on to become one of the most influential works in rock.

Cast & Crew

Actor The Kinks
Documentary Music