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Preservation: Act 1 is a 1973 concept album by the English rock group The Kinks.

Preservation was not well-received by critics and sold poorly (peaking on the Billboard 200 at #177), though the live performances of the material were much better received. Many hardcore Kinks fans were alienated by Ray Davies' melodramatic songwriting during the Preservation project era, resulting in albums that played more like the soundtracks to a piece of musical theatre than rock albums.

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  • Avatar for Kaoru_is_here
    Preservation Act 1 & 2 would make a great rock musical and a movie that I'd really want to see. Unfortunately it's very unlikely that someone is ever going to shoot it. Bummer.
  • Avatar for hi-im-austin
    Criminally underrated. Sweet Lady Genevieve, Preservation, Morning Song and Where Are They Now? are becoming some of my favourite Kinks songs.
  • Avatar for alfapp
    The lyrics of Preservation Act I & II are so great and timeless

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