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IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK

Caravan

 

Canterbury Scene

4.27 | 1131 ratings

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fil karada
3 stars In my opinion this album is not a masterpiece of prog, its just a good prog album. But nevertheless this album has a nice atmosphere and a very mellow sound, made by the combination of the keyboards and guitar, that reminds me a little of Camel.

Golf Girl - I just cant stand this one.This is basically a pop song and altough the melody is nice but very simple and poor and I find this one rather annoying especially the vocals because they have a major role in this song and the lyrics would be horrible if one would face them with seriousness but I think the band intended this track to be funny so its fine. 5/10

Winter Wine - This music is very good, the guitar and keyboard has a very characteristic sound and plays very well together . Altough it has vocals most of the song seems a jam. Its a fantasy music (you can tell by the lyrics) like most of the album. The vocals are not a hightlight here but they are good enough. 7,5/10

Love To Love You- This is another pop song. Its also a very light-headed track and should be faced as one. Very simple melody but this one succeeds to captivate me, it has a very nice and happy feeling. 7/10

In the Land of Grey & Pink - Another simple song and it even has some parts similar to Golf Girl but this one is much better than Golf Girl or Love to love you musically speaking. The verse/chorus structure is very simple, the song features a piano solo and a guitar solo also. The music returns to the verse/chorus and ends. Another fantasy song. 7/10

Nine Feet Underground - What can I say about this song? This is the focus of the album being the other tracks very poor.It seems as if the band only played for real in the last song. The drums are good,the gutiar is very and keyboards are also very good, although the hightlight is the guitar IMO. Most of the song sounds like a jam session but its very concise and actually very pleasant to hear. I can't say its a song that blow your mind, it isnt. But its a song musically challenging and its so long that everytime I hear it I can't remember many parts, being it praticaly instrumental and with solos lasting very much time in the same scale. But still, very good. 8/10

IMO you can hear this album while doing something else, its really not very complicated.Indeed I think that if listen to the whole album with much attention you will get sick of it because the moods and feelings can become repetitive.

My rating: 6,9/10 = 3,45/5 rounded down to 3 (this album deserves a little more than 3 but I dont think its excellent)

fil karada | 3/5 |

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