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In the Land of Grey & Pink
Caravan
In the Land of Grey & Pink
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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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 »

      
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All Artists: Caravan
Title: In the Land of Grey & Pink
Members Wishing: 6
Total Copies: 0
Label: Eclectic Discs
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 4/24/2007
Album Type: Import
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
UPC: 693723056326

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Album Description
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. In The Land of Grey & Pink was released to an unsuspecting world in 1971, appearing in Europe and Japan on Decca's progressive rock label Deram and in the USA on London Records The album packaging was the most lavish to grace a Caravan release to date, being the inaugural release in Deram's "deluxe" series. It featured a striking Tolkien-esque illustration and opened in a gatefold to reveal a glorious picture silhouette of the band larking around, marching single file in a field. Overall both the music within and the album sleeve created a stunning impression. A unique fusion of folk, jazz and rock; the album came to be regarded as one of Caravan's finest hours. Taking up a whole side of vinyl and chosen to close the album, the Nine Feet Underground suite provided a worthy successor to For Richard, proving to be one of the most popular tracks on the album and a concert favourite. It is often regarded as the seminal Caravan album and is in MOJO's bible top 500 albums of all time. This new Eclectic definitive version is remastered and comes housed in digipak format.

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CD Reviews

Probably Caravan's best work
Gavin Wilson | 12/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Track five is the one to test whether you will like Caravan -- the extended 'Nine Feet Underground'. New listeners may need to take some time getting used to this folk-tinged, organ-centred rock -- just don't forget that this album was released in April 1971! Caravan never made a better record after this."
In the pink
paul cuthbertson | glasgow,scotland | 07/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"another first class re release from caravan. this c.d. is another great bonus compared to the oringinal l.p. with the addition of 5 extra tracks all unreleased. after seeing caravan live recently i went to play the l.p. again only to find it missing from my collection. i was devastated but now i'm over the moon. the full l.p. plus extras worthy of 5 stars."
Better than I Thought
01/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The classic everyone told me it was. I was expecting good but not this good. This is a great prog. album. Only complaint, I would have liked a little more guitar in the instrumental parts, especially on the long song. But with tunes like these, I'll let it pass."