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Canterbury Scene

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars A lot has already been said about this great album. This is often considered to be the pinnacle Caravan release. It's somewhat lighter than the previous album, particularly the first half. The organ isn't as prominent on most tracks, instead there are a lot more striking but subtle touches from the acoustic guitar, flute and piano. Lovely mellotron and sax moments too. There's a nice concotion of styles, mostly the typical Canterbury jazz, folk of course and plenty of English charm.

The songs are rather catchy. Most of the lyrics are fun, especially on "Golf Girl" which along with the title track have to be among Caravan's most classic songs. The song "In The Land Of Grey And Pink" is probably my favourite on the album. It has some great odd, trippy lyrics which are very interesting indeed. Listen out for the musical arrangements in the song too. Another beauty is "Winter Wine". Repeated listens will prove to be rewarding. "Nine Feet Underground" is the long length track on side two. There is plenty of hammond organ and some nice changes.

This would be a very worthy part of a progressive rock collection. Highly recommended. 4 stars.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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