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Canterbury Scene

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5 stars Caravan: In the Land of Gray and Pink

This album was my introduction to the Canterbury scene. To me the Canterbury Scene is a cross between Jazz, Pop rock of the 60's and a little bit of psychedelic music. So when people get mad at this band for being popish i just shrug and say, Well Duh. The Album starts out with a rather silly song "Golf Girl". The goofy lyrics seem to be one of Caravans call signs. The song starts off relatively simple like a standard pop song of the day but then there are some pretty neat solos near the end. I didn't like this song at all when i first bought this album but it really grew on me. "Winter Wine" is my second favorite track on this beast. It is a very warm song like this entire album is. There is also pretty cool keyboard work going on in it. "Love to Love You" the only song i would say that is strictly pop but, it contains classic funny caravan lyrics. "In the Land of Grey and Pink" is the quietest song, with an acoustic guitar and a nice piano solo. next up is the epic "Nine Feet Underground" it almost reaches 23 minutes. The band shows there jazz roots here better than on the previous tracks. It is a string of brilliant and smooth progressions with some lyrics. The majority of the song is pretty relaxed but still beautiful. The last 5 minutes the band flips on the overdrive ends the song on a hard rocking jam. I just love this epic track. "Nine Feet Underground" alone makes this a album a must have

kawkaw123 | 5/5 |


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