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THE EUROPEAN TOUR 2011: LIVE AT SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE

Caravan

 

Canterbury Scene

2.65 | 5 ratings

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Matt-T
2 stars LET ME SAY THIS FIRST .... I LOVE THIS BAND! .... and I'm still giving this 1 star!

I LOVE THIS BAND! ... But this.... this is awful.

Major mastering faults: why, why,why? ends after less than 2 mins mid-performance,mid-bar .. jolting into spoken intro for next track. There also 2 or 3 garbled 1/2 second glitches on both disks. Track order and starting points all over the place....... total mess

And sadly .. on the performance ...And the vox .... oh dear .... weak as hell and well out of tune in places. Sounds like a bad covers band.

Don't buy this! Please! Theres a few passable bits on this 2CD set (Nine Feet Underground is good .... and always is ..its my fave track from the back catalog)but most of these performances are NOT Caravan at their best - far from it. (Although Richardson's Viola is sublime as always.)

I know its a 'straight from the desk' recording ... but it shouldn't be this bad.

mastering faults, poor vocals, duff songs performed.... NO!

Avoid

If you're a completist - you are gonna buy this anyway.

If not - buy just about any other Caravan recording out there - it will be better than this.

I hate to bitch about a band I genuinely love - but this recording is legacy damaging stuff

Instead, go buy ALL their albums up to the mid-70's - those are gold dust ... thats my advice FOR THOSE FEW OF WHO DON'T ALREADY OWN THEM AND LOVE THEM ANYWAY!

Matt-T | 2/5 |

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