Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964-1974 by Andrew Hickey
Approx. 52,490 words.
Published on December 28, 2012.
In the first ten years of their career, the Kinks underwent a creative explosion that was almost unparalleled in popular music. In this book, Andrew Hickey analyses every studio recording by the Kinks from their first album in 1964 through to the epic triple concept album Preservation a decade later, in a book that is full of forthright and sometimes controversial opinion.