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Advice on cleaning up a FT talk page milestone history[edit]

I have moved a talk page to Wikipedia talk:Featured and good topic candidates/Millennium Park, which is where I think it is properly located. However, I remain befuddled by the milestone history. Is there suppose to be a milestone for promotion from WP:GT to WP:FT. If so, I am not sure how to track it down.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 05:14, 24 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could this be a good topic?[edit]

(obviously assuming all non-GAs would be GAs)

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The Microphones studio albums

PerfectSoundWhatever (t; c) 14:54, 17 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Updated plan:
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The Microphones studio albums
PerfectSoundWhatever (t; c) 14:15, 1 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

I've been working on articles surrounding the Kinks' 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society and I'm trying to get a grasp of how far a good topic would extend. Obviously all of the LP's tracks need to be GA. Also, because the album had a different track listing in some European countries, I think it makes sense to get the songs unique to that edition of the album ("Days" and "Mr. Songbird") to GA status as well.

Where I'm fuzzier is with something like "Wonderboy" / "Polly", a non-album single recorded during the album's sessions. Or a song like "Berkeley Mews", which showed up as a B-side some two years after the album. (Later commentators have discussed "Polly" and "Berkeley Mews" as relating to Village Green's themes). There was also a planned US-only album, Four More Respected Gentlemen, which would have featured many of the same tracks as Village Green. Or what about a compilation album like The Great Lost Kinks Album, which collects many of the unreleased songs from the Village Green sessions? The band's later albums Preservation Act 1 (1973) and Preservation Act 2 (1974) deal in similar themes, but I think they're completely distinct and it wouldn't make sense to include them here. Similarly, Dave Davies released a single, "Lincoln County" (1968), which was recorded during Village Green's sessions, but I again think it's separate from the album.

I'd appreciate some guidance here. Thanks. Tkbrett (✉) 13:23, 21 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Tkbrett: (late response, only because it was noted that this page is abandoned) If the song was included on the album at any point, it is probably better to have in the topic - most similar FTs and GTs add tracks from deluxe editions, and a research shows many of those tracks seem to pop up as bonuses in the album's anniversary versions. In any case, sticking to just what's on the album's template should be as complete as it gets, no need for the compilation. igordebraga 04:53, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Igordebraga: thanks for the direction. I'm the one who organized the template recently, so referring to it isn't really much help for me.
I like your suggestion to consider which tracks appear on deluxe reissues of the album. During the sessions for this album, one of the members of the band (Dave Davies) recorded a song ("Lincoln County") which was released as a single under his name as part of his solo career. For whatever reason, it was not included as a bonus track on the 2004 and 2018 reissues of this album, but instead on the one that follows it (Arthur). I wasn't sure then whether it made more sense to include it here. I have not read in any books that the song was ever intended to be on Village Green, but in a piece for Rolling Stone, Rob Sheffield characterizes the song as a Village Green outtake. I also remember reading a contemporary magazine article from a couple months before the album dropped where Dave said that the album was going to include songs by both him and his brother Ray. Ultimately, the finished album only includes songs by Ray. I think Dave may have meant that this song was going to be included since it is the one that has the most in common thematically with the album. I have never seen that spelled out anywhere though. Beatleswhobeachboys may know a bit more here.
Another song I added to the template is "She's Got Everything". It was recorded two years earlier before it was released as the B-side to the non-album single "Days". That's another one that I wasn't sure whether to include here, or if it makes more sense to instead include it on a good topic for the album during which it was recorded (Face to Face). It is a bonus track on the 2014 reissue of Face to Face and on the 2018 edition of Village Green.
I have considered including The Great Lost Kinks Album here and on the album template because it mostly consisted of outtakes from this album. Tkbrett (✉) 15:27, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Far as I know, "Lincoln County" was only really considered for the hypothetical Dave solo album that he was working on intermittently for a couple years. A lot of these recordings did feature other Kinks, but I'm not sure if it was ever intended for a Kinks album. Then again, I'm not sure if Dave's songs on Something Else we're originally intended for that album, so who knows! Beatleswhobeachboys (talk) 19:18, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Adding item to current FT[edit]

Hi! Just had 2022 Tour Championship upgraded to GA - any ideas if I need to go through the candidates process for this as it's clearly part of the Tour Championship topic? Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 18:02, 22 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]