Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: ?


Announcement 2 (track 5)

Announcer 1: "In just a few moments, Mr. Black is due to address the people.
We are now going over to live coverage of his speech."

Announcer 2: "Well the scenes here are absolutely indescribable. I've personally
never seen anything like it before. A crowd of around, what, thirty-thousand people
have been waiting all day for the arrival of Mr. Black and his entourage. And it is
expected that one of the main topics of his speech this evening will be the controversial
Anti-(something) Corruption Bill, which Mr. Black wants brought into effect immediately
to put an end to the current widespread decline in public moral standards.

"And, just a minute, there he is. I can see Mr. Black now. He's surrounded by, of
course, all his bodyguards. (something) the crowd is growing wild with excitement --
it's clapping, it's cheering -- as Mr. Black finally makes his way on that far side
onto the platform. And now -- yes, there he is -- he's about to speak.

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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