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CARAVAN

Caravan

 

Canterbury Scene

3.67 | 358 ratings

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himtroy
5 stars I think this is a great 60's British psych classic. I don't understand why fans of the band seem to look down on it so much. Surely the sound quality is that of the sixties, and obviously won't stand next to an album such as In the Land of Grey and Pink ( In sound quality at least, what the hell people, a lot of sound quality improvement was done from the sixties til 1971), but compared to the heavy left/right panning of many sixties albums it seems fine to me.

Starting with Place of My Own, this album kicks off with good work from the whole band. Not only is it catchy, but it's well written, well composed, it's pretty solid.

Then there's Ride. This song is personally one of my favorite Caravan songs of all time, the beginning is just absolutely perfect, as are the vocals that come in afterwards and the first appearance of the wah- organ.

I could go on and on. I heavily enjoy all the songs on this album (Love Song With Flute and Where But for Caravan Would I Be are absolutely beautiful, as is Magic Man.)

It seems to me that the only reason a lot of people look down on this album on this site is because this site consists of more fans of 70's prog that 60's psych. I listen to a lot of both and would definitely consider this one of the greatest albums of all time (along with other Caravan albums.)

himtroy | 5/5 |

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