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3 stars this isn't actually that bad a release at all. the sound quality is dire. let's get that straight first of all. it sounds like it was recorded on some cheap 8 track. i think they're some sort of live studio sessions. but the actual performance is good. the selection of songs is good and if you're a real Caravan fan then this will be good for you because it's some of your favourite Caravan songs but with strong, alternative solos and sounds. and thats one of the main reasons for liking Caravan... the solos. so its a good listen for that. but like i said... the sound quality is rubbish. so if you see it cheap somewhere then go for it. if you see it for a regular CD price (around Ł10), forget it.


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3 stars This is a rare collection of live and studio recordings with dubious sound quality. Presumably the live gigs emanate from various early BBC sessions circa 1971-72. The good news is that these appear to be different versions than those found on the 2 volume BBC sessions set issued by Hux in 1998. It is a shame however that the liner notes contained in this issue are of no assistance whatsoever so we can only speculate as to the actual recording dates. Furthermore, although some of the BBC sessions have very good sound quality others are rather poor, almost pathetic. So the old maxim applies caveat emptor.

pete moss

january 9,07

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