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Canterbury Scene

3.70 | 583 ratings

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Let it be known, Let the whole world know, that the only negative point of this record is the quality of the recording, newer releases with remastered audio came out, but there's so much you can do to bad recording, even so that they did what many albums of that period of time are done when remastered, two versions of the same album (which I happen to own), one in stereo and one in mono, enough said that because at that time people wasn't aware that stereo would be the norm in the future the record wasn't thought to be listen in it, so yes it's better in mono, however just because of my love for this album I listen to both versions as if it was one.

Here we have the beginnings of a great band, the change is so obvious to the rest of the discography, in fact the only bonus track, a single version of Hello Hello from the next album makes this so much more apparent, the sound here is much more psychodelic than Jazz, no doubt we are still in the '60 and this sound was the beginning of prog, all the band members that would still play in subsequent albums are present and fresh, special mention to David who brings this whole thing together, sadly Richard bass is not as loud as I would like because of the mixing, but it's still memorable, many of the things for what Caravan would be know for started here, the solos, the humour, the performance, it's an important piece in prog and for that I cannot give this less than 5 stars.

Paprizio | 5/5 |


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