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Release Year: 1968

Date Label Catalog # Comments
1968 LP
First Cd of Caravan.
The Cd is released with 8 tracks in mono and same songs in stereo with bonustrack Helo Helo
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 10/29/2001 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 8/9/2015 12:00:00 PM by: DBSilver
  1. Place of My Own (4:01)
  2. Ride (3:42)
  3. Policeman (2:44)
  4. Love song with flute (4:10)
  5. Cecil Rons (4:07)
  6. Magic Man (4:03)
  7. Grandma's lawn (3:25)
  8. Where but for Caravan would I (9:01)

Bonus to CD

  1. Helo helo (3:14)
Richard Coughlan
Jimmy Hastings
Pye Hastings
Guitar, Vocals
Dave Sinclair
Richard Sinclair

Reviewed by Eric on 04 Jul 2005

This of course is the legendary Caravan debut, with more of a psychedelic feel than latter work and considering the year it was released this should come as no surprise. Still while this is not a ‘Canterbury’ extravaganza, for fans of early Pink Floyd and Soft Machine, there is much here to enjoy. Caravan is a delight from start to finish and there are signs of the sound the group would later develop, especially so on the jazzy Love Song With Flute which does bare a slight similarity to early Jethro Tull as well. Cecil Rons get’s a little strange, but Magic Man gets us right back into the psychedelic vibe wishing I could go back in time to the days of the ‘UFO’ and ‘Roundhouse’ clubs of the late 60’s.
A very nice period piece from what would become one of England’s finest progressive bands.

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