Caravan (Caravan album)

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Caravan
Studio album by Caravan
Released October 1968
Recorded late summer 1968
Advision Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, psychedelic rock, Canterbury scene
Length 34:04
Label Decca (UK)
Verve (US)
Producer Tony Cox
Caravan chronology
Caravan
(1968)
If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You
(1970)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Caravan is the debut album by the British progressive rock band Caravan. It was released in 1968.

History[edit]

The album was the result of the band borrowing equipment from Soft Machine (who were touring the U.S. at the time with Jimi Hendrix and using his backline), producing "an unusually mature musical statement".[2] The album was released in stereo and mono, in both the United States and United Kingdom, but failed to reach chart hit status.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks credited to Sinclair, Hastings, Coughlan & Sinclair except where noted.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Place of my Own"   4:00
2. "Ride"   3:41
3. "Policeman"   2:45
4. "Love Song with Flute"   4:09
5. "Cecil Rons"   4:05
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Magic Man"   4:01
2. "Grandma's Lawn"   3:23
3. "Where but for Caravan Would I?" (Sinclair, Hastings, Coughlan, Sinclair, Hopper) 9:01

Re-release[edit]

The 2002 CD re-release included two full versions of the album, in its original mono and in stereo, and an extra track "Hello Hello" (3:12) which had originally been issued as a single.

Personnel[edit]

  • Pye Hastings – lead vocals (side 1: 1-2, 4), co-lead vocals (side 1: 5 & side 2: 1, 3), guitars, bass guitar
  • Richard Sinclair – lead vocals (side 1: 3 & side 2: 2), co-lead vocals (side 1: 5 & side 2: 1, 3), bass guitar, guitar
  • Dave Sinclair – organ, piano
  • Richard Coughlan – drums
Additional personnel
  • Jimmy Hastings - flute on "Love Song with Flute"
  • Tony Cox - production
  • Keith Davis of DBWX - sleeve design

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Caravan - Caravan | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Buckley, Peter J. (2003). The Rough Guide to Rock. Rough Guides Limited. pp. 178. ISBN 1-84353-105-4. 
  3. ^ Charles Snider (2008). The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock. Strawberry Bricks. pp. 46. ISBN 0-615-17566-X. 

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