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4.16 | 684 ratings

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the philosopher
3 stars Caravan plays a blend of crossover prog and canterbury prog. The Girls Who Grow plump in the Night is no exception. With David Sinclair back on the keys the line-up is about the same as in The land of Grey and Pink.This record shows many quality optimistic crossover prog songs with enough instrumental interventions to please the more prog-minded listener.

For the first time in their career they played a dark and spooky song ("C'thlu Thlu", strange name: what should it mean?) although the couplet is (far) more optimistic. This song sounds if you are sneaking in some secret area. The sinister echoes are great! This song shows some nice progression to the end. This song is the ending track of the first side and also the best song of this side. The other songs have some nice violin parts or vocals, but belong more to the standard material of Caravan: good, but not essential.

The last composition Pengola / Backward is the highlight of the record. This is an up-tempo instrumental-only track with some great melodies and room for some guitar and violin solo's. After about four minutes this composition changes to Backward and moves into an atmospheric and slow orchestral arrangement with some great key solo's. This fantasy soundscape is great and a worthy end for this record. Total score: 3,5 stars.

the philosopher | 3/5 |


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