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Canterbury Scene

4.30 | 1821 ratings

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4 stars Probably the peak of Caravan's discography due to the important Canterbury track and one of the most famous ones out of this genre. This album was the last one in the original line-up for a long time so we can enjoy Sinclair's keyboard art with organ or piano. The first couple of short tracks share a good sense for melody but are non-essential.

"Golf girl" is so cheesy that it's hard to believe it is coming from one of the premiere Canterbury bands. "Winter wine" saves the first side by including organ solos and mascular bass. "Love to love you" sounds similar to some Gong stuff with a bit of psychedelia.

"Nine feet underground" can be called as fully representative track for the Canterbury genre. Organ playing is set to excellence, there are typical jazzy sections with busy drums and bass. I am missing more advanced guitar playing. The end of the track is quite intensive and finally shows shows guitar riffs.

sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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