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4.16 | 684 ratings

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4 stars The golden age of the band has passed, but here are some essential material.

My first contact with the band was double CD entitled Canterbury Tales, a good collection of 1976. I expected to listen more jazz/rock that symphonic/rock, but it was the opposite, thankfully.

The essential songs here are: Memory Lain, Hugh / Headloss; two unified songs, containing force and delicacy at the same time, characteristic of Caravan. The same is true about Be Alright / Chance of a Life; one of the best musical legacies left by the ephemeral Canterbury scene, with memorable expressions such as: "Somehow I feel there's something unreal about the way money means everything That'll be the fall of all of the worlds you love ".

At last L' Auberger Du Sanglier confirms how essential this album is, not only in the discography of Caravan, but for every good taster of the best art music. An overwhelming song till 4.30 minutes, entering a nostalgic way since then on, superbly orchestrated.

The Dog, The Dog, He 's at it Again: No discussion is a classic, with controversy lyrics courtesy of Hastings. But it's not one of my favorites. Surprise, Surprise is a good contribution. Instrumental Derek's Long Thing contains good passages.

Pye 's effort to collect part of the band with the addition of Geoff Richardson in Viola, worth it.

sinslice | 4/5 |


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