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Caravan - If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You CD (album) cover




Canterbury Scene

4.24 | 930 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars The was CARAVAN's second album and it's one of the finest examples of Canterbury music that you will find. In fact this might be my favourite Canterbury album and it is my favourite CARAVAN record.

The album starts off with the title track an amusing double entendre that they would use more often in the future. "If I Could Do It All Over Again I'd Do It All Over You" is a light, upbeat, feel good song with a really good organ solo before 1 1/2 minutes. How catchy is this song ?! "And I Wish I Were Stoned / Don't Worry" features some good harmonies, more great organ and drum work, but it's the guitar solo that steals the show before 5 minutes.There is such an amazing jam on this song as well.This is just such a charming track. "As I Feel I Die" opens slowly with vocals until the tempo picks up around 2 minutes with an extended organ solo before 3 minutes and more fabulous drumming, great interplay ! "With An Ear To The Ground You Can Make It/Martinian / Only Cox / Reprise" has a lot of changes in tempo with organ, flute and drums leading the way. Gotta like the fuzz organ before 3 minutes. "Hello Hello" was released as a single and has a sixties feel at times and those whimsical vocals too. "Asforteri" builds slowly throughout. "Can't Be Long Now / Francoise / For Richard / Warlock" is the longest song and an instrumental that also builds to an energetic beat driven song with sax. The "For Richard" section is an instrumental jam that i'm pretty sure was inspired by God ! Amazing ! How nasty is the organ 10 1/2 minutes in. The final track "Limits" is a short vocal tune ending with flute.The first bonus song you would swear was part of the original release, it's an awesome song called "A Day In The Life Of Maurice Haylett". I love the cover of this album, the humour, and the way these guys can play. Without a doubt a masterpiece of Canterbury music.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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