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35th Anniversary Concert

a Live Video release

Release Year: 2005

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This is a Limted Edition 2-DVD Set available November 15, 2005 through Music Video Distributors. The folowing are their comments:

    The house was packed to the rafters and the mood inside was jubilant at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre, when - on the night of June 30th 2003 - Caravan took to the stage to commemorate an astonishing career spanning 35 glorious years. This package captures that performance in its entirety on a 2 DVD collection, which includes both the electric and acoustic sets performed on that truly inspired evening.

    Pye Hastings, Richard Coughlan, Geoffrey Richardson, Jan Schelhaas, Doug Boyle and Jim Leverton - joined for a few numbers by occasional band member and brother of Pye, Jimmy Hastings - delighted the audience with a set lasting over two hours and comprising of exquisitely performed material from Caravan’s extraordinary and extensive body of work.

    With extra features including; the legendary 1973 promotional performance of The Dog, The Dog, He’s At It Again, shown at the time on the BBC’s Old Grey Whistle Test, but completely unseen since; and a series of recent interviews with all the band members - recorded exclusively for inclusion in this package - where they discuss their complete career to date and suggest what may be the future of the band, this set is the ultimate Caravan artifact, capturing the true spirit - established over four decades - of this very special group.

Added To Proggnosis Database on: 10/12/2005 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 3/27/2018 12:41:00 PM by: DBSilver
    DISC 1 - The 35th Anniversary Concert
  1. The Dog, The Dog, He’s At It Again
  2. Why Why Why (And I Wish I Were Stoned)
  3. Golf Girl
  4. Nine Feet Underground
  5. Hello Hello
  6. Head Above the Clouds
  7. Revenge
  8. Nightmare
  9. Smoking Gun
  10. The Unauthorised Breakfast Item
  11. Backwards
  12. A Hunting We Shall Go
  13. For Richard
  14. Memory Lain Hugh / Headloss
  15. If I Could Do It All Over Again, I’d Do It All Over You
    DISC 2
  1. THE ACOUSTIC SET: Place of My Own, Love Song With Flute, Chance of a Lifetime
Pye Hastings
Richard Coughlan
Geoffrey Richardson
Jan Schelhaas
Doug Boyle
Jim Leverton
    Jimmy Hastings

Reviewed by Marc on 22 Dec 2005

I'm a huge Caravan fan, but another DVD just after the very good A Night's Tale Live in the USA? Well yes... cause The 35th Anniversary Concert has a lot to offer to the Caravan fan even if, like me, you own both DVDs.

Sure you will find the obvious "For Richard", "A Hunting we Shall Go"... and loads of other Caravan classics. But on The 35th Anniversary Concert you also get a number of tracks not found on the previous, such as "Golf Girl", the recent "Smoking Gun" and "The Unauthorised Breakfast Item" and quite a few others. The concert is very well filmed, with no frills, and the band is in top form. Also included, on a second DVD, is an acoustic set that makes me wish that Caravan would choose that form for a future album, a 1973 version of The Dog, The Dog, He's at It Again" and finally a very interesting interview with band members.

The 35th Anniversary Concert is a must have for any Caravan fan. A great band, a great show... makes for a great DVD. My highest recommendation.

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