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WATERLOO LILY

Caravan

 

Canterbury Scene

3.76 | 509 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars WHERE ARE THE PICTURES?

First crew changes on board of this Caravan. But there will be an incredible quantity of these changes later on in the band's career. Some forty or so. Difficult to remain consistent under these circumstances I guess.

This album is more a jazz-rock one than anything else. And since jazz has never been a favourite genre of mine, I am not blown away with this Lilly from Waterloo. Although the title track has a pleasant mood and is one of my fave from this album.

But to face the long jamming "Nothing At All." is quite challenging. The middle part maybe.Yes, this one is OK. Symphonic jazz. More bearable to my ears than the long and introductory jam.

"Songs & Signs" is more a true "Caravan" song. Gentle, positive and joyful. A good moment from this Lilly album. My fave here. And the popish "Aristocracy" isn't bad either. Good rhythm for this song which features a nice melody and some great drumming.

Another good song from this album is "The Love In Your Eye". Mostly instrumental, the bass play from the remaining cousin (but not for long) is excellent. As the keys by the way. Somewhat different than usual but performing.

This is not a great album. Most songs have little structure and the ones I prefer are the short pieces. They are on the melodic side ("The World Is Yours") and more appealing IMHHO.

The remastered version holds two acoustic songs which give a short break after so many jazzy ones, but let's face the reality. These ("Pye's June Thing " and "Ferdinand") won't add anything great to this work. The best bonus track is by far Looking Left.... Could ahve made the original album...

But these won't make this album a good one. Just average. Five out of ten, but I can't upgrade this one to three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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