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3.39 | 27 ratings | 3 reviews | 7% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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DVD/Video, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Head Loss
2. Videos of Hollyhood
3. Nine Feet Underground
4. Winter Wine
5. For Richard

Total Time 51:00

Line-up / Musicians

- Pie Hastings / guitars and vocals
- Richard Coughlan / drums
- Richard Sinclair / bass and vocals
- Jimmy Hastings / flute and saxophone
- David Sinclair / keyboards

Releases information

Classic Rock Legends/Classic Rock Productions

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CARAVAN Classic Rock Legends (DVD) ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(52%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by Gooner
4 stars Certainly one of my favourite DVDs out at the moment. Fairly pricey, but it does pop up on amazon at a reasonable price from time to time. Just keep an eye out for it. This features the original four line- up of Richard Sinclair, David Sinclair, Pye Hastings and Richard Coughlin. Great sound and a very competent DVD. It's not 5.1 but it is stereo. For those who would've liked to have seen the original Caravan line-up, here it is in all its glory. I have included other reviews for this DVD which I've come across on the WWW...and these are very accurate reviews. One mentions the lack of analogue keyboards which is indeed true, but David Sinclair does manage to get them sounding rustic in that Canterbury distorted fashion we've all grown to know and love(perhaps sounding more like Dave Stewart's work in Bruford). My only complaint is that I wish it were longer. It's a little over one hour in length. The other Caravan DVD in my collection is Live In The USA(which is OK). _Live In Concert_ (this DVD) is the place to start. I give it a 4 star rating as it is only about an hour in length and expensive(even for an import). The performance, however, gets a 4.5 out of 5. Pye Hastings is in perfect voice. Close your eyes and you might even hear a little Robert Wyatt. Recommended for fans and prog. enthusiasts alike. Here are the other reviews I've come across(@ AMAZON.COM):

Favourites Made Visual, Feb 21 2004 By Robert Carlberg (Seattle)

The DVD of Caravan live that I ordered from Classic Rock Productions came in the mail today. As I suspected/hoped, it's the 1990 Bedrock TV production (released on CD in 1993 by Demon/Code 90), which was a very high budget affair -- 6 or 7 cameras (including a couple on booms), 24-track recording, huge stage, absolutely fabulous sound, and overall a great show. It was broadcast once in England (at like 3:30 am!) and then locked away in a vault for 13 years. For some reason two short tracks on the Code 90 CD are NOT included in the DVD, If I Could Do It All Over Again and In The Land of Grey and Pink which is a shame, but what's here is great quality stuff. The CD has been a perpetual favourite of mine for the past decade & change so I'm happy to add the visuals accompanying it to my collection.

Jigsaw puzzles on a tree, Dec 16 2002 By A Customer

There is no arse shakin, hair flinging or head bangin' goin on at this 1989 gig. But what we have is the original line-up including Pye's brother Jimmy Hastings on sax and very lyrical flute. Their songs and sound have a unique and unforced, esoteric English tone to them. Pye and Richard Sinclair share vocals (they sing, not scream) with an air of sincerity. There are times when the drummer really gets his kit and the whole band swinging, and Richard Sinclair's fretless Fender bass is musical and a great joy (look for the decal of a little mouse holding a giftbox on the front of the bass, quite funny). To me this is the definitive lineup. I bought this dvd with some reservation, but it gets played as much or more than any others...when I want to hear some good, unorthodox English rock yet not get blasted or srceamed at.

My criticism is they chose to use digital keyboards instead of real organ, electric piano (and analog synth if any).

This gets played in my home often and I'm sure I'll watch it again very soon.

Classic..., Jul 10 2002 By nessy (Nashua, NH United States)

I was lucky enough to buy this DVD on NEARFest 2002 Prog Rock festival for less and had it signed by current Caravan line-up! ( Not to mention that their show on NEARFest was great, easly the best festival performance!) I cannot rate myself as great Caravan/Canterbury fun, but I really enjoy their set! The concert recorded on the DVD took place about 10-15 years long. Caravan was in the great form then ( and now) it played their classic: For Richard, White Wine, Ten Feet Underground, etc. The concert represents Caravan classic line-up: Sinclair bros, Pye Hastings, their original drummer, etc. Highly recommended for Canterbury nuts and all prog heads!

Review by crimson87
3 stars You know , Caravan's DVDs are really hard to find in my country. And on top of that they are terribly expensive. So this DVD was kind of a let down to me as regards it's lasting appeal. The show is not even one hour long! Moreover , you don't get any bonus material , photo gallery or interview to make this release worth having. True , this problem is not only affecting Caravan's DVD's but also all the other ones under this Classic Rock Series that includes artists like Gong , Uriah Heep , Rick Wakeman , Hawkwind and more. As you may see , it's quite difficult to get live footage from this artists so this releases are probably the only chance you may get.

That being said , the image and sound of this DVD is more than acceptable. Also you get to see the classic lineup of the band in good shape since this is a late 80's / early 90's concert. The setlist just includes 5 songs but among those you can find some gems like Nine Feet Underground , For Richard and Winter Wine. Richard Sinclair's performance is awesome , he is one of my favourite singers of the 70's and 20 years later he still has that magical tone in his voice.

As I said before , my only complaint as regards this DVD is that it should have included some other songs that were played in that show. Just think of that when buying a DVD from Classic Rock series: Really good material , not much lasting appeal.

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
3 stars Videos of Nottingham

Like Wishbone Ash, Strawbs, Rick Wakeman, Hawkwind, Asia, and several other legendary bands, Caravan also have their own entry in the Classic Rock Legends video library. Released early in the new millennium, all of these DVDs have beautiful art work by the great Roger Dean.

Caravan here consists of Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair, David Sinclair, and Richard Coughlan. A set list of five songs is performed including an excellent rendition of Nine Feet Underground. Other familiar songs include Winter Wine and Head Loss. The only number I don't particularly like is the poppy Videos Of Hollywood. Overall, this is a good performance, but the band does not have a very strong stage presence. The audio is better than the video.

A worthy entry in Classic Rock Legends series and a good addition to a Caravan collection

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