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Canterbury Scene

4.30 | 1829 ratings

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5 stars One of my greatest discoveries!

Through many, many playings, this album has brought me much joy.

The pinnacle of the Canterbury genre, it's in a class of it's own.

The Sinclair cousins Dave and Richard do most of the writing, a tradition unfortunately not followed by other Caravan records. Golf Girl has the signature whimsical feel of the Canterbury bands, with a very nice rythm. Winter Wine is, along with Nine Feet Underground, the best track. The lyrics are so perfect you may think you are listening to a Ian Anderson song. The one Hastings song is of course a poppy, but catchy little tune. Doesn't really fit in with the rest of the album, kind of like More Fool Me on SEBTP. The title track I was exposed to on this site, which led me to buy the Deram remaster (Highly recommended!!) Gives a psychedelic atmosphere, like another reviewer said, going hand in hand with the epic artwork. Nine Feet Underground took dozens of listens for me to fully appreciate it, but after that there was no turning back. Some of the most inventive and satisfyng solos I've ever heard, Sinclairs hammond is definitely a treat.

Pick up this album for a introduction into the wonderful world of Canterbury.

OGTL | 5/5 |


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