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 while on tour with Soft Machine, 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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