Although it barely made a ripple critically or commercially upon its release the concept album The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society would go on to become one of the most influential in rock history. Like many great works the album was born out of a series of “happy accidents”. The band’s composer and front man, Ray Davies, had originally wanted to do a concept album about life in London but after a trip to rural Devonshire, England he decided to work on the “village” concept instead. Also, by 1968 the Kinks had begun to experience diminished chart success with pop singles, so they made a concerted change towards more substantial musical art. While most bands of the era were into their psychedelic phase and experimenting with newfangled sounds, the Kinks went back to their English roots and thoughtfully reflected on the loss of rural England to the modernization of the swinging sixties. They composed songs that blended the best of their rock and roll sound with various ethnic instrumentation and the result is a masterpiece that sits at the crossroads of rock history. So, despite the plethora of great albums during the year of 1968, we chose this Kinks work as our 1968 Album of the Year.
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Quicksilver Messenger Service - 1968 Full Album
1 Pride Of Man
2 Light Your Windows
3 Dino's Song
4 Gold And Silver
5 It's Been Too Long
6 The Fool
Nevermind the 360p, sound bitrate is CD quality (192 kbps) :)
I do not own this. Support the artists.
1968 International Album Charts
Formed in 1962, English rock band The Zombies garnered many hits across the pond in the U.S. with classics like "She's Not There," "Tell Her No," and "Time of the Season." Rolling Stone has The Zombie's 1968 album "Odessey and Oracle" listed as number 100 on the list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. On Oct. 5, 2015, The Zombies released their sixth album titled "Still Got That Hunger."
Cash's 1968 live album came at the right time for the country legend who had found himself spiraling out with alcohol and drug addictions — not to mention suffering a lull in success, having not scored a Top 40 hit in four years. Though he had been performing in prisons for nearly a decade at the time he arrived at Folsom, Cash's first live recording at the site that inspired the iconic 1955 hit "Folsom Prison Blues" turned out to be exactly what his career needed. "That's where I met Glenn Sherley," said the signer in a 1973 interview with Rolling Stone, referencing the Folsom prisoner whose song, "Greystone Chapel," Cash debuted during the set. "That's where things really started for me again." Brittany Spanos