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Caravan The Best of Caravan
3.67 | 31 ratings | 2 reviews | 29% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

Record one: (41:50)
1. The love in your eye (15:22)
2. Hoedown(encore) (6:57)
3. Introduction - Memory Lain Hugh (5:04)
4. Headloss (4:51)
5. Virgin on the ridiculous (6:51)
6. Be all right (2:45)

Record two: (34:22)
1. Introduction - L'auberge du Sanglier:
a) A hunting we shall go (4:42)
b) Backwards (3:42)
c) A hunting we shall go(reprise) (1:33)
2. Introduction - The dog, the dog he's at it again (6:55)
3. For Richard (17:30)

Total Time: 76:12

Line-up / Musicians

- Richard Coughlan / drums
- Pye Hastings / vocals, guitars
- Geoff Richardson / electric viola, guitar, glockenspiel
- David Sinclair / keyboards
- Mike Wedgwood / bass, congas

Releases information

2xlp. Kingdom/Vogue VG 426 002

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CARAVAN The Best of Caravan "Live" ratings distribution

(31 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(29%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(39%)
Good, but non-essential (26%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (3%)

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Review by Sean Trane
4 stars Now available as "Live at Fairfield hall" with one more number, this was a France only release as they had been particularly popular in the 70's . Excellent live stuff. Too bad nowadays Caravan is such a forgotten item in that country as both times they played recently in Paris , thre was barely one hundred person - for a greater Paris of around 12 millions people.
Review by Easy Livin
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3 stars Live at Fairfield Halls

All the classic early Caravan tracks are present, including "For Richard", "The love in your eye", "A hunting we shall go" etc. The recording quality is good, and the performance accomplished. For me though, there's nothing here which isn't as good if not better on the original studio albums. If you're a fan of Caravan, this is probably worth having otherwise stick to the studio albums. For a unique Caravan live experience, I would recommend the "New Symphonia" album, which sees many of the tracks orchestrated.

While this specific album was only ever released in France, it has more recently been made generally available under the title "Live at Fairfield Halls", on which the tracks have been re-sequenced into the correct running order as originally performed, and the song "Chance of a lifetime" appended to "Be alright".

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