AnnouncementWritten by: Ray Davies
Published by: ?
Announcement 5 (track 20)
"A state of emergency was declared by the government at Eight A.M. today. It was
stated that this step has been taken in the interest of national security. And the
emergency measures set out in today's announcement will remain in force for an
"Curfew will take effect as from this evening, and will operate between Nine P.M. and
Six A.M. each day. The curfew will be enforce by patrols from the People's Army,
and severe penalties are to be imposed on anyone found on the streets during the
daily curfew period.
"Food rationing is to be introduced immediately, and shops will only be allowed to
open for a period of three hours each day. Restrictions on the use of petrol start
immediately. Restrictions on the use of electricity, gas and water will also be
"All places of public entertainment will be closed until further notice. All
television channels are now closed down, and radio broadcasts will operate on this
"And now, here is the People's Choir singing the new nation anthem, which led our
victorious troops into battle!"
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|
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