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Caravan - Caravan & The New Symphonia  CD (album) cover




Canterbury Scene

3.86 | 174 ratings

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3 stars Caravan celebrated the release of For Girls Who Grow Plump In the Night with this special concert backed up by the New Symphonia orchestra. As others have pointed out, you really do want to get the remastered version that provides the whole show in the correct running order,m because the first few songs - which include the band only, before the orchestra kick in - are absolutely smoking renditions of Plump In the Night material. The actual work with the orchestra isn't too hot, to be honest - the orchestra adds an excessively saccharine touch to the affair and in general doesn't actually contribute much, whilst Caravan seem to be thrown off their game slightly by having to accommodate the orchestra in their sound. For a better live Caravan album from this era, the Fairfield Halls album is the way to go.
Warthur | 3/5 |


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