The track “Time Song” was created in 1968 and was never released on album. However, it is set to be released on “The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society,” the remastered 50th-anniversary reissue album by the band.

The Kinks decided to share the formerly unreleased track as a teaser for their upcoming 50th-anniversary album, which will be released on 26 October, including the poignant and relaxed trackTime Song.”

About ‘Time Song’

As reported by Rolling Stone, while it has never been released on an album, the band did perform the song live in January 1973 when they appeared at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, London.

At that performance, The Kinks were celebrating the inclusion of Britain in the Common Market.

The Rolling Stone quotes Ray Davies, the band’s frontman, as saying the track “Time Song” was intended as a warning about time running out for the previous British Empire. He recently said that the release of the song is rather appropriate and poignant as Britain and Europe, like the track itself, is a rough mix, needing to be finessed.

Sit back, relax and enjoy “Time Song” below.

The Kinks and their new 50th-anniversary album

There will be an exhibition to celebrate The Kinks and the release of their 50th-anniversary album from 4 October to 18 November 2018 at Proud Central.

The exhibition’s title is “The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society.”

The exhibition will display various rare collector’s items relating to The Kinks, including commissioned artworks specially commissioned by the band’s members, along with vintage memorabilia. There will also be a display of photos relating to the band’s history, all autographed by the surviving members of The Kinks - Ray Davies, Dave Davies and Mick Avory.

Hints of The Kinks reunion continue

In June this year, Ray Davies hinted at a reunion of the band. While Davis, his brother Dave and Mick Avory have been involved in a long-standing rift, Ray says both the drummer and guitarist are definitely on board for a reunion of The Kinks.

NME reports that in an interview on SiriusXM with Mark Goodman and Alan Light, Ray said he has “all these great songs,” adding that they need to be aired.

Davies went on to say there is something about the chemistry between the band members and if he could get them together on the right day, they could produce music. He added that everything depends on the music and whether they can record four to five tracks while they feel energized. The songs must be in keeping with what The Kinks can do and if this comes together, he will definitely consider a reunion.