Caravan - does anyone listen anymore?


Taking a trip down memory lane--otherwise known as the LP collection. Favorites, anyone?
twoleftears
"In the Land of Grey and Pink"

... which after so many years, I'm playing right now. Thanks for reminding me
Me too, In the Land of Grey and Pink, an amazing album, reminds me of Camel style, I still listen to it, very elating for the mood.
Its all good, Camel too! I like the first album, "Caravan". "Place Of My Own" one of my all time favorite songs.
I still listen to a lot of Prog Rock,Including Caravan and Camel.Caravan released a album in 2003 titled :An Unauthorised Breakfast item" Great album and OUTSTANDING Burning Lead Guitar.Excellent sound quality and mix also.Pick it up! JD
Funny, everyone here seems to have understood the topic of your thread except me. When I hear the word "Caravan" I think Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers.
I've been a Caravan mark for years. I always enjoy listening to them play and the offbeat humor often found in their lyrics and listen frequently still these days.

Caravan is one of those groups whose original classic albums still sound best to me on the original vinyl than most CD versions I've heard.

Land Of Grey and Pink is the common favorite and rightfully so.

I also listen to "Waterloo Lily" quite often. The funky more jazz-like playing on here is outstanding, particularly Richard Sinclair's bass lines throughout.

I also often listen to "Blind Dog at St. Dunstan's", which is under-appreciated by many IMHO. A lot of fun songs and great playing on here start to finish. "Jack and Jill" is a favorite.

Caravan and the New Symphonia is a very good live recording with symphony orchestra and works way better than many other similar efforts.

"Girls who Grow Plump" is another enjoyable album start to finish.

"All Over You" offers some various nice alternate arrangements of several Caravan classics and the CD is nicely recorded.

I also like "Cunning Stunts" and "Dabsong Concerto" in particular even though many find this to be a less than stellar effort.
My favorites are "Girls who Grow Plump" , "Waterloo Lily", and "New Symphonia".
No votes yet for "If I Could Do It All Over Again (I'd Do It All Over You)" or "Canterbury Tales"? Are these generally considered less successful albums?
IICDIAOAIDIAOY is good also but maybe hasn't aged as well a some others?

Canterbury Tales is a "Best Of" package as I recall...nothing wrong with that but Caravan is a group whose original classic albums are the best way to experience them IMHO..
Caravan is a group whose original classic albums are the best way to experience them IMHO..
I agree. This goes for many groups. I find often compilations/best of are inferior to original releases
I love listening to "Place Of My Own" and I agree that compilations are often a waste of money. There are some exceptions of course...
"Funny, everyone here seems to have understood the topic of your thread except me. When I hear the word "Caravan" I think Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers"

"....do you, Mr Jones."
I always thought that this band was most notable for album titles..

I'm particularly fond of "...I'd Do It All Over You" and "Cunning Stunts".

Marty

The music.....not so much.
Album and song titles + naughty lyrics.
Inthe Land of Grey and Pink is one of my favorite albums to listen to when it's raining.
"nine feet underground" great driving song,