Caravan and the New Symphonia

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Caravan and the New Symphonia
Live album by Caravan
Released 19 April 1974
February 2001 (re-issue)
Recorded on the Pye Mobile Recording Unit
Genre Progressive rock, Canterbury Scene
Length 43:18
78.14 (re-issue)
Label Decca
Producer David Hitchcock
Caravan chronology
For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
Caravan and the New Symphonia
Cunning Stunts
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Caravan and the New Symphonia is a record by Caravan recorded at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane and originally released in 1974 on UK Decca's subsidiary Deram. Bringing the band and The New Symphonia Orchestra together for this recording was the work of Martyn Ford, conductor of the New Symphonia, and John G. Perry, who played bass with Caravan at the time. An expanded and re-ordered version was published in 2001. This version claims to have the tracks in the order as played.

Track listing (original issue)[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Introduction"   Simon Jeffes 5:55
2. "Mirror for the Day"   Pye Hastings 4:19
3. "The Love in Your Eye"   Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair 12:02
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Virgin on the Ridiculous"   Pye Hastings 6:53
2. "For Richard"   Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair, Richard Sinclair 13:48

Track listing (re-issue)[edit]


Backing vocals
The New Symphonia

Martyn Ford (Conductor), Paul Beer, Roger Chase, Robin Davies, Rita Eddowes, Liz Edwards, Wilfred Gibson, Roy Gillard, Tony Harris, Terry Johns, Skaila Kanda, Skaila Kanga, Chris Laurence, Helen Liebmann, Donald McVay, Geoff Perkins, Morris Pert, Martin Robinson, Godfrey Salmon, Jan Schlapp, Richard Studt, Colin Walker, Cathy Weiss, Dave Woodcock, Nick Worters, Gavyn Wright


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Caravan & the New Symphonia - Caravan | AllMusic". Retrieved 23 June 2011.