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4.25 | 1073 ratings

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The Runaway
4 stars This album has it's moments, blending the Canterbury style with rockier elements. At some points the albums melodies seem to sound like Emerson, Lake & Palmer went to Canterbury, but it's no big deal, cause who doesn't like ELP?

This album is very good, I must say, featuring my favorite Caravan track, And I wish I were stoned. The album opens with a "cute" song, which goes by the name of the album. It has a very child-like feeling to it, but the complex time signature and many harmonies make it feel like, you're in prog heaven.

And I wish I were stoned, ahhh.... This song is amazing in every aspect of it, working by the "soft-verse loud-chorus" thing Nirvana "invented". The verses are in 5/4 and the choruses (plural for chorus?) are in 3/4, giving the song a complex yet stable time signature.

There are some songs like Hello Hello and As I feel I die that really sound childish, but not in a bad way, in a very good way, actually. They have their moments though, they definitely have their moments.

The long songs on this album are excellent. They feel like, every part is heaven, and then again, heaven, over., over and over again. The songs give a feel of what Caravan is about! Not just childlike songs, masterpieces written by geniuses (and the kiddy songs are pretty good too).

If I could do it all over again I'd do it all over you is most definitely recommended to every Canterbury fan out there, especially heavy fans of In the Land of Grey and Pink. 4/5!

The Runaway | 4/5 |


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