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2.29 | 20 ratings | 5 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1994

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cool Water (4:07)
2. Just The Way You Are (3:43)
3. Tuesday Is Rock And Roll Nite (4:21)
4. The Crack Of The Willow (5:35)
5. Ansaphone (4:59)
6. Cold Fright (5:21)
7. Side By Side (4:40)
8. You Won't Get Me Up In One Of Those (3:54)
9. To The Land Of My Fathers (4:56)
10. Poor Molly (5:54)
11. Send Reinforcements (4:48)

Total Time: 52:18

Line-up / Musicians

- Richard Coughlan / percussion, drums
- Pye Hastings / guitar (acoustic), guitars, vocals
- Geoff Richardson / guitars, flute, violin, vocals, soloist
- Dave Sinclair / organ, piano, keyboards, Mini Moog
- Mike Wedgewood / bass

Releases information

HTD #CD 18

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CARAVAN Cool Water ratings distribution

(20 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(15%)
Good, but non-essential (30%)
Collectors/fans only (45%)
Poor. Only for completionists (10%)

CARAVAN Cool Water reviews

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Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Sean Trane
1 stars Sorry Pye , but this one sucks. I heard this was originally songs to come out in the late 70's but by hearing them they would've been sub-par to those also . Be careful, everybody as this got released with a new cover recently , but the material is the same.
Review by Chris S
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3 stars Not a bad album considering it came out after all the moth balls were dusted off! Audio is notably poor and Pye confirms that on the CD but there are some really clever pieces reminiscent of Blind Dogs and Better By Far. Tracks worth mentioning are The Crack of the Willow, Send reinforcements and Side by Side
Review by snobb
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars This album contains material, recorded by Caravan in studio in 1977. Recordings spent 17 years somewhere in the vaults before they were released for a first time. Obviously material wasn't developed till the end, so many songs sound more as demos with simplistic arrangements and poor sound mix.

But main problem with this album isn't mix or arrangements, but the songs themselves. Band well known by their melodic folk-pop influenced Canterbury sound in early 70-s recorded there just a collection of simple, but melodic pop-rock songs. In a key of Crosby,Stills and Nash, or Brian Wilson.

Not too many traces of Canterbury sound could be find there. Just very average pop-rock album vice nice vocals harmonies. For collectors only.

Latest members reviews

4 stars Lush pop. Lushy, slushy, mushy, wishy, washy pop. I LOVE it. Stone me just like in that silly Bob Dylan song and dismiss me as a blasphemous, hypocritical Judas for not basing my rating of this album on progressiveness but rather the quality and effort put into the songwriting because this is ... (read more)

Report this review (#291917) | Posted by LionRocker | Monday, July 26, 2010 | Review Permanlink

2 stars I got my hands on this CD recently, despite the warnings I have read. First of all I must admit, that this is not a progressive rock, but somekind of "easy listening" with poor production. In the other hand this "easy listening" is done in professional manner (at least in musical aspect) and if ... (read more)

Report this review (#87376) | Posted by arxx | Wednesday, August 16, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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