Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
For Girls Who Grow Plump in Night
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
For many aficionados of the creative rock music that surfaced in the heady days of the late 60's / early 70's, the bands who surfaced from the English provincial city of Canterbury produced some of the most consistently... more »
For many aficionados of the creative rock music that surfaced in the heady days of the late 60's / early 70's, the bands who surfaced from the English provincial city of Canterbury produced some of the most consistently interesting music of that period. Of all the groups to emerge from the so-called "Canterbury Scene" (the existence of which many of its main protagonists deny), none were quite so original and so enduring as Caravan. For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night was originally released by Deram Records in 1973 in Europe and on London in North America. No singles were taken from the album, although Memory Lain, Hugh/Headloss was remixed for release as a single in the USA to promote Caravan's first US tour. The album's closing track A Hunting We Shall Go demonstrates just how tight and inspired a musical unit Caravan were. It provides a stunning climax to what many consider to be one of Caravan's finest albums and is particularly well remembered by prog lovers in North America. This new Eclectic definitive version is remastered and comes housed in digipak format.
One of the greatest rock albums ever
S. A. Felton | southern OR USA | 04/25/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I like to write reviews of books and CD's that I liked from years
ago. These great works of art stand the test of time. A lot of rock
albums, as do many classical works, sound great regardless of when you
hear them. "For Girls Who Grow Plump In the Night" is without a doubt
one of my all-time favorites, from a highly underrated band. It is one
of those albums you can put on any time and you know you will enjoy it,
from the first note to the last. There is not a bad track on the album,
and it flows superlatively. It is also the kind of album you can put on
and people who have never heard of Caravan will pay attention to and
enjoy it, and I remember more than 1 person who heard it with me
bought it. This lineup also recorded one more album, a live one called
"Caravan And the New Symphonia," with an orchestra, that is excellent as well.
I don't think that any of the songs on this album are on that
album, but that's so much the better, because you get great live
versions of some of their other classics (and they had many,
along with many different kinds of music as well).
As I said above, Caravan was a totally underrated band. They were
great musicians, whatever the lineup, with a dynamic sound, and they
were appealing enough to have had commercial success - too bad they
didn't have it!"
Noddy | New York | 09/08/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those absolutely essential records that every grasshopper and bong brain should own for just those times when you know that you want to listen to some rock and/or roll but are unsure exactly what to bung in the Toshiba. 1973's Plump finds Caravan expertly blending the laid back with the robust while lobbing the occasional jazzy wackadoodle into the mix for good measure. The noodling and understated vibe throughout won't exactly blow the doors clean off but the overall effect is nevertheless one of a certain solid voodoo being finessed right in front of your ears. Plus the fact that you have a boatload of bonus material on this disk means the dang yoke pulses onward for upwards of 78 minutes--an album length you'd have to call generous at the very least. Soothes and suits me every time at any rate. Great production on this record too which makes it sound right beefy at high volume. All in all a bang-up job by the boys from Canterbury. Have at it I say."