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Caravan

a Studio release
by
Caravan

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
Drums
Jimmy Hastings
Flute
Pye Hastings
Guitar, Vocals
Dave Sinclair
Keyboards
Richard Sinclair
Bass

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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