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Better By Far
Caravan
Better By Far
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Eclectic Discs is proud to release the CD debut of Caravan's 1977 studio album. Unavailable for over 20 years, this album features fine examples of Pye Hastings' songwriting craft such as 'Nightmare' (still a favorite of t...  more »

      
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All Artists: Caravan
Title: Better By Far
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Eclectic Discs
Release Date: 5/10/2005
Album Type: Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

Synopsis

Album Description
Eclectic Discs is proud to release the CD debut of Caravan's 1977 studio album. Unavailable for over 20 years, this album features fine examples of Pye Hastings' songwriting craft such as 'Nightmare' (still a favorite of the band's live act), 'Better By Far' and 'Behind You'. The release also features the Geoffrey Richardson classic 'The Last Unicorn' and Jan Schelhaas' 'Man in a Car'. Digitally remastered by Paschal Byrne (who has remastered all of Caravan's Universal reissues), this welcome release is long overdue and features liner notes and unseen photographs. 2005.

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CD Reviews

Pye Hastings sells out
greyhoundude | Corvallis, OR | 09/09/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"UGGGH! I bought this on vinyl when it was initially released. After I spun it for the third and final time, I sadly sold it to a used record store. Producer David Hitchcock left before this one and Tony Visconti took over, transforming Caravan into an incredibly mediocre pop band. This album makes you wonder if the great tunes Pye Hastings wrote before this aberation ("Memory Lain, Hugh," "Love To Love You," "The Dog, The Dog...") was just a fluke. Trust me, after you play this one, you'll be running back as fast as possible to your IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK album and wonder how the group that recorded BETTER BY FAR can actually call themselves "Caravan." Raised a star because I have a soft spot for this band and can't convince myself they can actually record anything worthy of just one star."
Not perfect - but definately worth a listen
Michael Dempsey | Orlando, FL USA | 08/18/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In my opinion this album is second only to The Land of Grey and Pink in Caravan's repertoire. It contains the same combination of great music and 'off beat', somtimes rather suggestive, lyrics.
If you like the early 70's British Rock bands you should check out 'Land of Grey and Pink', and if you like that one, then go for this one too."