Surprise Supplies

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Surprise Supplies
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Live album by Caravan
Released 1999
Recorded 4 May 1976
Venue New Victoria Theatre, London
Genre Progressive rock
(Canterbury scene)
Length 55:18
Label HTD
Caravan chronology
Live: Canterbury Comes to London
(1999)Live: Canterbury Comes to London1999
Surprise Supplies
All Over You...Too
(2000)All Over You...Too2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.0/5 stars[1]

In 1976, Caravan played concerts to support the release of their latest album Blind Dog at St. Dunstans (1976). A recording of the show at the New Victoria Theatre in London on 4 May 1976 was released as Surprise Supplies featuring songs from Blind Dog at St. Dunstans plus "Love in Your Eye" from the 1972 album Waterloo Lily.

Recordings from a show recorded on 5 May (broadcast 17 May) for John Peel's BBC radio show appear on the 1998 album Ether Way: BBC Sessions 1975-77.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Here Am I" (Pye Hastings) – 6:15
  2. "Chiefs and Indians" (Mike Wedgwood) – 5:22
  3. "Can You Hear Me?" (Hastings) – 6:26
  4. "All the Way" (Hastings) – 7:17
  5. "A Very Smelly, Grubby Little Oik / Bobbing Wide / Come on Back / Oik (reprise)" (Hastings) – 13:01
  6. "Love in Your Eye" – 16:57 (Richard Coughlan, Hastings, Richard Sinclair)


Additional personnel

Releases information[edit]

  • 1999: CD HTD 96
  • 2000: CD Import 70096
  • 2002: CD Talking Elephant 039


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Caravan - Surprise Supplies | AllMusic". Retrieved 23 June 2011.

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