Percy is a 1971 film soundtrack for the British comedy film Percy performed by English rock group the Kinks with additional orchestral arrangements conducted by Stanley Myers. The songs were written by Ray Davies and include both standard rock / pop songs and instrumental numbers.
"God's Children" was issued as a single (b/w either "Moments" or "The Way Love Used to Be", depending on the country) in April 1971. In the UK a 4-track EP was also released featuring "God's Children", "The Way Love Used To Be", "Moments" and "Dreams". This was the Kinks' last release with Pye while they were still under contract. Unlike the album, the single was released in the US (in July) but failed to chart there or in the UK. It was a minor hit in Australia (reaching #53) and New Zealand (#21). In the US the tracks "God's Children" and "Willesden Green" were included on The Kink Kronikles compilation in 1972. "The Way Love Used to Be" was included on 1973's The Great Lost Kinks Album.
"Willesden Green" is the only released song by the Kinks to feature lead vocals by another band member other than the Davies brothers. Bassist John Dalton sings lead vocals on the track, doing an impression of Elvis Presley.
Despite never being released in the US, this album was by the far the most commonly imported to the US of all of The Kinks' Pye albums. Both Jem and Imports Unlimited kept this album on their import lists throughout the 1970s.
The 2014 Legacy edition of Percy is only included as the second disc of the Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround Legacy deluxe edition. The 2-disc set is titled Lola versus Powerman and the Moneygoround & 'Percy'.