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IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK

Caravan

 

Canterbury Scene

4.27 | 1146 ratings

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juha.ridanpaa
5 stars In my collection (of hundreds of prog-CDs), this is definetelly the number one, so do I have to say more? CARAVAN is relaxing but still inspiring music, which makes you always feel happy. I love "Winter wine", a very moody and sad song, which on its saddest moment ironically reminds you, how "life's too short to be sad". I'm not that emonational that it'd make me cry, but still... As mentioned in many previous reviews, "Golf girl" is a hit, and without underestimating "Winter Wine" and "Hello hello" (from "If I could do it again..."), I'd say it's the best CARAVAN ever. So even only because of those, well, it's 5 stars.

As my friend once asked, "aren't they actually quite lousy musicians?", I'd partly agree with him. I don't really like much Pye's guitar work, but that is actually quite interesting how Pye's crusty playing makes David Sinclair's keyboards sound even more wounderful. Though Pye's voice coheres pretty well with CARAVANs moody joyfulness, I still don't consider him as a good singer eather. (So David's departure was actually a big loss for the band, but even without him, CARAVAN has gone on...)

The main reason for why "Grey and Pink" can be considered as an essential work is that it makes you feel. It's just sad enough to make you feel clad, or vice versa - and I'm not talking about lyrics, but more of their soundscape and compositional style. It's possible to ignore "Grey and Pink", but impossible to hate it - and if you like it, you really love it (and tonight pigs will fly...).

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