Listen to The Kinks’ ‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ from Clarkson’s Farm, Season 2, Ep. 3

The English rock band The Kinks’ ‘The Village Green Preservation Society‘ was one of the tracks played on Clarkson’s Farm, Season 2, Episode 3, “Schmoozing” on Amazon Prime this week.

The song was heard in the episode as Jeremy is driving into the village of Chadlington in an attempt to get approval for his future plans.

The Kinks’ pop rock song ‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ was first released in late 1968 as the title track from the band’s sixth studio album.

The album was not a big hit for the rock band upon release, but has since gone down in history as one of the band’s best.

The Village Green Preservation Society‘ track itself was written from the perspective of the band wanting to preserve the best of British things for the good of the British people.

While some critics said the lyrics of the song were actually a parody, band members themselves as well as the song’s writer, lead vocalist Ray Davis, have said it was written as a genuine sentiment.

Listen to The Kinks’ ‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ as heard on Season 2 of Clarkson’s Farm this week in the video, and on the band’s album of the same name.


Michelle Topham