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Canterbury Scene

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Dark Nazgul
5 stars The masterpiece of Caravan.

The style of Canterbury, something between jazz-rock and psychedelic experience, is tempered with beautiful melodies, so we are miles far away from the adventurous experimentation (surely bold but sometimes a bit strenuous) of Soft Machine.

Golf Girl, a beautiful ballad with winds instruments played by Jimmy Hastings in great evidence and In The Land Of Grey And Pink, enhanced by a beautiful interpretation of Richard Sinclair and a dreamy instrumental section in the middle, are simply splendid. The simple Love To Love You is very catchy, but not out of place in the context of the album. The great romantic atmosphere that pervading the entire disc can be founded even in the songs closer to Canterbury style, the suite Nine Feet Underground (with long instrumental sections and rhythmic variations) and the dreamy Winter Wine, perhaps the masterpiece of the album. These two songs are still the most challenging and certainly requires more plays to be enjoyed in full.

Finally a mention of the album's cover: inspired by the fantasy world of Tolkien is one of the most classic progressive rock icons.

One of my favorite albums, into my top 20 ever.

rating: 10/10.

Best song: Winter Wine

Dark Nazgul | 5/5 |


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