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3.90 | 21 ratings | 2 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Show of Our Lives (4:42)
2. Memory Lain, Hugh / Headloss (9:52)
3. The Dabsong Conshirtoe (12:30)
4. Virgin on the Ridiculous (14:23)
Be Alright
Chance of a Lifetime
5. Love in Your Eye (18:22)
6. For Richard (16:50)

Line-up / Musicians

- Pye Hastings / guitars, vocals
- Richard Coughlan / percussion, drums
- Jan Schelhaas / keyboards, vocals
- Mike Wedgwood / bass, vocals
- Geoff Richardson / viola, flute, guitar

Releases information

Recorded at Nottingham Polytechnic 5th December 1975
RSK/Koch Int.
MLP (2003)

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CARAVAN Live UK Tour 1975 ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(62%)
Good, but non-essential (14%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
Poor. Only for completionists (5%)

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Review by Warthur
4 stars This is a concert from the Cunning Stunts tour, with Jan Schelhaas newly arriving on keyboards. Capturing the band shortly before they knuckled down to record Blind Dog At St. Dunstans', it's an artifact of an era when the conventional wisdom is that Caravan were turning away from prog and taking their sound in a more pop direction.

Whilst that might have been true in the studio, the track listing here tells a more complicated story: after the opening Show Of Our Lives, the remainder of the set consists of epic tracks - nothing less than 9 minutes, in fact - so and there's little doubt from the performances here that the band's prog component.

I wouldn't put this on the level of Live At the Fairfield Halls - which has a lot of overlap here - but getting a live rendition of The Dabsong Conshirtoe when it was still fresh is nice. Collectors may wish to note that this show is included in remastered form on the Who Do We Think We Are? boxed set - but if that's too rich for your tastes and you can pick this up at a reasonable choice, I'd say it's a pretty reasonable addition to a Caravan collection, and is certainly evidence that the band still had their old magic during this time period.

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4 stars This live recording was made a few months after the band had released "Cunning Stunts" in 1975. By that time keyboard player David Sinclair had left the band and was replaced by Jan Schelhaas. It is the same line-up that would record "Blind Dog at St. Dustans" a year later. Although this is ... (read more)

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