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Canterbury Scene

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5 stars Wow!

After two truly great albums, Caravan comes out with their masterpiece! This album is filled from beginning to end with some of the greatest and most enjoyable music I've ever heard.

The delightful opening trumpet tune sets the tone for the album and begins the great and very catchy song "Golf Girl". Here we are treated by Brother Jimmy's wonderful wind and brass instruments, most notably his marvelous flute solo near the end of the song. The following "Winter Wine" is yet another masterpiece, this one more featuring Sinclair's awesome organ. "Love to Love You" is more of a short, poppish affair, but no less enjoyable. The title track is one of my all-time favorite songs, with it's terrific trippy lyrics and splendid melody. But of course, all this is just leading up to the true masterpiece within this masterpiece. The epic "Nine Feet Underground" is a true prog epic, not only in length, but in songwriting as well. It is split into 8 fairly clear sections, but they blend so well together that you can hardly notice. I'm running out of adjectives to describe how phenomenal the music is, but I think you get the idea.

I can't recommend this enough. If you call yourself a prog fan and you don't own this then there's something wrong with you! Fortunately it's fairly easy to find so don't hesitate to pick this one up if you haven't heard it already!

B-Woods | 5/5 |


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