Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: ?


Announcement 1 (track 1)

"It has been rumored that a new People's Army has been formed by a certain
'Commander Black'. A few minor incidents have already been reported, and further
unconfirmed reports suggest that this is a definite attempt to overthrow the
present government which is led by Mr. Flash.

"We would like to stress that these are only unconfirmed rumors, but we will
of course bring you up-to-date news and information on these reports as they
come in. Meanwhile we do urge the population not to panic and to remain calm
during the crisis."

Please stay tuned to this station for further bulletins.

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded Jan-Mar 1974 at Konk Studios, Hornsey, London
Preservation Act 2 May 1974 USA RCA Victor CPL2 5040 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Preservation Act 2 26 Jul, 1974 UK RCA Victor LPL2 5040 12" vinyl 2-LP set (double album), 33 1/3 RPM
Preservation (A Play In Two Acts) 30 Jul, 1991 USA Rhino R2 70523 2 CD set
Preservation Act 2 14 Jul, 1998 USA Konk/Velvel 63467-79722-2 CD
Preservation Act 2 21 Sep, 2004 USA Konk/Koch VEL-SC-79809 SACD (hybrid)
Preservation Act 2 21 Jun, 2010 UK Konk/Koch/Universal Music 2738379 CD
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