Label: Eclectic Discs - ECLCD 1001 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock, Art Rock, Classic Rock
The 21st century version of Caravan is here to entertain the die-hard Canterbury heads, and fans of the group should be pleased by some familiar names from the good old days of the '60s and '70s, who appear either as members of the core sextet or as special guests. The well-produced ten-track CD includes a ten-page booklet filled with photos and lyrics to the eight non-instrumental tunes, whose presence in the track listing might be a warning sign for Caravan fans 0011.
Ann__ - D/P/I* - MN.ROY from the get-go. For while various touches -- Sinclair 's trademark fuzz organ keyboard tone during his solo at the conclusion of "Revenge," Jimmy Hastings ' lovely soprano sax during "Tell Me Why"'s closing vamp -- might get an old Caravan aficionado pumped up a bit, the fact is that this CD is filled with catchy yet conventional rock songs, some Wild West Street - Caravan - The Unauthorised Breakfast Item balladeering, and lots of lead vocalizing by Hastings whose somewhat understated singing style remains engaging and sounds basically unchanged from the early days, even if the booklet photos suggest he might be physically morphing into Bill Clinton.
Here, the brief instrumentals "Wild West Street" and "Linders Field" might toss a bone to those who would like the bandmembers to step back from the mikes and just play for a bit, but the band's spacy instrumental interludes often seem less than fully developed, tending almost toward smooth jazz with an adult Wild West Street - Caravan - The Unauthorised Breakfast Item or new age sheen.
The hottest soloing is reserved for a comparative youngster, Tiahs Cove - Kate Taylor - Kate Taylor Doug Boylewhose blues-rock approach he's a former Robert Plant axeman passes for street cred in this group and also suggests he's a big fan of Andy Latimer.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Suspicion - Miriodor - Live 89 All Posts.
Track Listing. Smoking Gun Right for Me. Pye Hastings. The Unauthorised Breakfast Item. Tell Me Why. It's Getting a Whole Lot Better. Head Above the Clouds. Straight Though the Roof. Wild West Street. Geoffrey Richardson. Nowhere to Hide. Dave Sinclair. Linders Field. Doug Boyle. Revenge Pye Hastings.
Tell Me Why Pye Hastings. Head Above the Clouds Pye Hastings. Straight Though the Roof Pye Hastings. Wild West Street Geoffrey Richardson. Nowhere to Hide Dave Sinclair. Linders Field Doug Boyle.
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