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IF I COULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN, I'D DO IT ALL OVER YOU

Caravan

 

Canterbury Scene

4.23 | 654 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Second Caravan's album (released in 1970 already) is their step to early Canterbury sound,which for some years will become kind of genre's standard.

Melodic and dreamy pop/rock mixed with psychedelia and jazzy arrangements. Possibly, atmosphere there is as much important as sound itself. For me this album, being in all strong release, is kind of mixed bag. Half of compositions are great, and another are just average. Long improvs are ok when they have some sense, demonstrates some complex musicianship or interesting music ideas.

There o this album,where complexity is far not a main characteristics, sometimes psychedelic pop compositions with long improvs sound as kind of early psychedelic pop attributes, not Canterbury sound. To be honest. I always prefer second step of Canterbury historical evolution, the time of complex jazz fusion long compositions and high level of musicianship (read- Soft Machine from Third,etc).

Main this album's interactivity for me is its melancholic melodies in combination with jazzy arrangements. There is some kind of magic in best album's songs, they bring this release in forefront of early Canterbury scene. But I prefer "In the Land of Pink & Grey" to this release as better example of Caravan's music, and I really prefer later Soft Machine music (in part as Caravan's off-spring) for sure.

Still one of great early Canterbury release though.

snobb | 4/5 |

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