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Canterbury Scene

4.30 | 1829 ratings

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5 stars "In The Land of Grey And Pink" is one of the seminal albums from the Canterbury scene, and one of my favourite progressive albums os of all time. The album begins with the delightfully surreal almost folk-like pop song "Golf Girl", which tells the tale of a young man buying cups of tea from a PVC clad girl named Pat. The second track "Winter Wine" is a beautiful acoustic guitar driven song, which really helps to display the melodic and unique vocal qualities that this band possessed. It also shows the truly progressive side of the band, with tempo and timbre changes throughout the song. The third track "Love to Love You" is often overlooked by people who listen to this album, but this is actually a high point of the album, with it's cowbell sections and cooperative keyboard and guitar riff, complemented excellently once again by Caravan's ingenious vocal harmonies. "In The Land of Grey And Pink" is the best short song on the album, a true classic for any prog fan whoever you may be, whether it's the psychedelic lyrics or indeed the reserved yet brilliant sounding instrumental parts, I honestly can't see any prog fan disliking this one. The album's final track "Nine Feet Underground" is a twenty two minute long epic, which in my opinion drags slightly, but it is still a great piece of music and a necessary listen to any fan of the Canterbury genre. All and all this is an excellent album, and a necessity for any fan of 70's prog.
cynthiasmallet | 5/5 |


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