The book on the Kinks I’ve been serialising here, Preservation: The Kinks’ Music 1964-1974, is now available in paperback, hardback and PDF formats from lulu.com . Versions for ereaders should be up tomorrow when I finish formatting them.
For those who don’t know what my music books are like, this is a collection of the essays I’ve been posting here about the Kinks, with some mild revision (copy-editing, factual corrections, removals of most of the uses of the word ‘paean’, which I used far too much in the last few essays, that sort of thing), notes on three songs from The Great Lost Kinks Album that aren’t on any of the album CDs, and two indexes. You’re more than welcome to just read the essays on the blog and you’re not going to miss much by doing that, but they *have* been improved for the book.
(For those who think the price is a little high, that’s an unfortunate factor of working with POD publishers — I’ve priced them so that when sold through Amazon, I will get £1 per sale after Amazon and Lulu take their cuts. The ebooks will be priced much more reasonably).
If you like those posts, please buy the book and let other people know about it — and let me know. These books take a lot of time and effort to write, and getting feedback is always useful.