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THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS

Caravan

 

Canterbury Scene

2.81 | 122 ratings

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Marty McFly
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3 stars Ahem, now this is getting difficult.

There are better songs (Liar, Somewhere in Your Heart which and few others, but there are also bad ones (It's a Sad, Sad Affair, where every second shouts it's shiny pop song which is melodic, nice and uplifting, but lacking anything Prog-related. The only glimpse would be this keyboards element that's present for few seconds, but only a glimpse, nothing more).

But this pop element was always there a little bit. And I also little bit appreciated it. Of course, I liked longer, more complex and generally better (not so leasure-like) songs over these shorter ones, but this album still has moments that are offering fine music. And maybe it's just sound hallucination, but I also hear Prog parts, elements here and there. Nothing major though, but it helps.

Don't Want Love is nice example of better parts and newly found inspiration that Caravan provides.

This is Caravan sound, but stripped of most Prog sounding elements that were present in 70s. But when compared to dark ages of 80s, it shines. Rating should probably be something in between.

But towards the end, pop is stepping to background and more Rock (and even Prog) sounds are appearing, so I'll go for

4(-) for this bold return.

Marty McFly | 3/5 |

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