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Canterbury Scene

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4 stars Whereas the previous LP is indicated by many as the best album, "Waterloo Lily" should be called the most under-estimated record by Caravan; it has never been popular with critics or well received by funs. Unquestionably, the sound changed significantly since David Sinclair left the band and was replaced by Steve Miller, who added to the music with yet bigger doze of jazz (e.g. "Nothing at All/It's Coming Soon/Nothing at All (reprise)"). The most impressive by far is the suite "The Love in Your Eye/To Catch Me a rother/Subsultus/Debouchement/Tilbury Kecks" (later known under a shortened title "The Love in Your Eye), the first part of which part was recorded together with an symphonic orchestra. Once again an extremely well thought and perfectly assembled composition; in the part "To Catch Me a Brother" an outstanding, exuberant solo on the flute, in the part "Debouchement" David Sinclair's shows off on the keyboard. "The Love in Your Eye" seems to be the best composition in the whole career of Caravan. The album "Waterloo Lily", against the general opinion, is excellent, and the only weak link that could be pointed to is the lack of this specific atmosphere present on the two previous albums.
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