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FOR GIRLS WHO GROW PLUMP IN THE NIGHT

Caravan

 

Canterbury Scene

4.16 | 684 ratings

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malcra
4 stars After some repeated listenings whilst on my travels, it's Caravan's "For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night" thats got the monicker of most listened too, overtaking "If I Could do it again.....". Not sure why that it is but there is a solid melodic theme running through the album that suits my style as I reach forty-something plus a bit.

"Memory Lain/Headloss" is a great opener and most of the tracks are good standalone items, with no really weak (ie skip) ones. I'm not much for band family trees and history and prefer to listen to the music for what it is. Caravan came to me late and having owned the vinyl in the late seventies it didn't suit me then, so why does it seem so good now. It's British (or English) prog at its best, querky, good fundamental rhythm and it sucks you in.

"C'Thlu Thlu" stalks you and like Stockholm syndrome you begin to love your attacker. Bit cheesy ? maybe a great change from some of the other tracks. "The dog, the dog, he's at it again" picks itself up and leads out with an enticing melody which keeps you interested through-out......

Overall, recommended easy going prog that captures the aura of cheesecloth shirts, the use of the flute and melodic prog from the 70's. Good stuff....

malcra | 4/5 |

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