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    Posted: August 27 2011 at 03:31
howdy.....i be new to the music of caravan.....just discovered then the other week listening to Steve Davis radio show.....got one cd by them"girls who grow plump in the night" abum and not sure where to go next......any help.


i'm into more technical stuff( Cardiacs being my fave band) and love the usual prog rock stuff like Genesis.....so any Rec's od advise would be smashing.
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In the Land of Grey and Pink is easily their best album and a must have for everyone.  For a third album, possibly Cunning Stunts or maybe If I Could Do it Again.....
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Get - If I Could Do It Again, I'd Do It All Over You
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In the Land of Grey and Pink would be the best next step for you.
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1. In the Land of Grey and Pink
2. If I Could Do It Again, I'd Do It All Over You
3. Waterloo Lilly
4. Self titled debut

Enjoy!

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cheers for the Rec's.....i just got the second album which for me is stunning........hits all the right buttons.....i also got a live CD on order and the first album.....Stunning stuff!Smile
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^ I was gonna say get "If I could" but I see I missed the mark! Personally I'm not a fan of In The Land, but it's still checking out, flawed as it might be.

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Originally posted by Adams Bolero

1. In the Land of Grey and Pink
2. If I Could Do It Again, I'd Do It All Over You
3. Waterloo Lilly
4. Self titled debut

Enjoy!

these albums in this exact order
I'm so mad that you enjoy a certain combination of noises that I don't
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Grey and Pink
Cunning Stunts
Blind dog
The album
Waterloo lily
 
They're my fave 5
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Originally posted by Ady Random

howdy.....i be new to the music of caravan.....just discovered then the other week listening to Steve Davis radio show.....got one cd by them"girls who grow plump in the night" abum and not sure where to go next......any help.
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If I may make a suggestion, do not follow everyone's thoughts and ideas here ... myself included ... do something different ... and get away from the so-called "progressive" terminology ... if you like the album and want to listen to more of the music ... follow your heart and see which album attracts your attention and go after it. That is by very far the most concrete and complete Caravan album there is ... and it's power and definition was never duplicated again in any other Caravan album. Before that they do not sound as professional or as strong, and after that, not as complete and capable as they could be, although I happen to like "Cunning Stunts" and the album right after it a lot, even though most people don't. I much prefer them to the two previous albums to "Girls that ... ".
 
My one recommendation, which is to "break" that progressive idea, is to get the "New Sinfonia" album that is live with an Orchestra, because it is the best rock concert you will ever hear with an orchestra and it is lovingly done, but is not appreciated by many folks here because it is a symphonic album, and not a "progressive" album ... but it tells you something about the quality of the music this band makes and where it came from and what can be done with it, instead of killing it.
 
After "New Sinfonia" you can go back and get the albums that have the pieces you just heard with an orchestra, and while they are nice and all that, in the end, they are not as good as the band became and aspired to be -- which was -- even better!


Edited by moshkito - August 30 2011 at 21:16
... none of the hits, none of the time ... you might actually find your own art, or self, and forego lousy heroes or Guru's!

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ady Random Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2011 at 17:08
fair comment that last one there.....i'm a big fan of a clash of orchestral meets rock or whatever you want to call it....i ordered that one today as it sounds right up my street....i've heard one track already from it and it seriously sounds exactly what i'm after....cheersSmile

so far got "girls that grow plump......if i could i would....and  live at fairfield".....loving that live one the most...so farWink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kirillov Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2011 at 15:13
I really like 'If I Could...', it's got a strange sort of melancholia about it. I think 'Grey & Pink' is a little overrated. Their live at Fairfield Halls album is good too.
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