Caravan The Battle Of Hastings

Info about Caravan - The Battle Of Hastings
Artist Caravan
Year 1995
Type
Studio Album
Play Time 52:20
Added by chopper 12 years ago
Importance Minor release
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7.7 x3
Non-Prog Canterbury
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Review by chopper 12 years ago <Permalink>
8.0
Non-Prog Canterbury
I've always liked the short, whimsical "pop" songs from Caravan - Golf Girl, If I could Do It All Over Again and particularly Love to Love You. This 1995 release contains at least one of the whimsical songs in "Wendy wants another 6" mole", but the rest of the tracks are all short (by Caravan standards anyway) and are in a less Canterbury style than the original band. This is very much a Pye Hastings CD, as he wrote all the songs bar one. To be honest I wasn't expecting too much but this has come as a very pleasant surprise. The quality of recordings is good, the songs are all melodic and well played as you'd expect, but there are enough solos to keep most prog fans happy. The wind of Jimmy Hastings (if you'll pardon the expression) is very much in evidence here and "I know why you're laughing" even features what sounds like the Caravan organ sound of old.

I appear to have the older edition where the cover art has a budget, almost photocopied feel to it, nevertheless this is an excellent CD and I'd recommend it to all but the most die-hard Canterbury fan.
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3 years ago
rushfan4
7.5
Non-Prog Canterbury
10 years ago
rushfan4
7.5
Non-Prog Canterbury
11 years ago
rushfan4
7.5
Non-Prog Canterbury
12 years ago
chopper
8.0
Non-Prog Canterbury