Back to Front (Caravan album)

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Back to Front
Caravan Back to Front.jpg
Studio album by Caravan
Released July 1982
Recorded Nov 1981-Jan 1982; Oak Studios, Herne Bay, Kent
Genre Progressive rock, Canterbury scene
Length 42:53
Label Kingdom
Producer Caravan
Caravan chronology
Show of Our Lives
Back to Front
BBC Radio 1 Live in Concert
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Back to Front is the 1982 album released by Caravan. Back to Front featured the original lineup of Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair and David Sinclair after 1971's In the Land of Grey and Pink and would be the last album to feature that lineup following Richard Coughlan's death in 2013.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Back to Herne Bay Front"   Richard Sinclair 5:55
2. "Bet You Wanna Take It All / Hold on Hold On"   Pye Hastings 5:20
3. "A.A. Man"   Richard Sinclair 5:02
4. "Videos of Hollywood"   John Murphy, Dave Sinclair 5:11
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Sally Don't Change It"   Dave Sinclair 4:06
2. "All Aboard"   Hastings, Murphy, Sinclair 4:08
3. "Taken My Breath Away"   Hastings 4:52
4. "Proper Job / Back to Front"   Dave Sinclair 8:19


  • Pye Hastings – Guitar and Vocals, Guitar solo on 'Proper Job'
  • Richard Sinclair – Bass Guitar and Vocals, Guitar solo on 'A.A. Man'
  • Dave Sinclair – Piano, Organ, Minimoog and Prophet, Lead vocal On 'Proper Job'
  • Richard Coughlan – Drums and Percussion, Talking voice On 'Proper Job'
Additional personnel
  • Saxophone solos - Mel Collins
  • Recorded by Graeme Quinton-Jones and Jeremy Darby

Release information[edit]

  • LP Kingdom 5011 (1982)
  • CD Eclectic 1010 (2004 remaster)
  • CD Eclectic 230448 (2005 remaster)


  1. ^ Kurtz, Peter. "Back to Front - Caravan | AllMusic". Retrieved 23 June 2011.