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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, Friday 21st June @ 9am (UK)

Postby Carlsson » 21 Jun 2019, 21:12

LMG wrote:LOVE the organ sound on this and all the early albums.


Yes - THE Canterbury sound





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, Friday 21st June @ 9am (UK)

Postby LMG » 21 Jun 2019, 21:13

I first got into Caravan early in the century - I had an mp3 collection, and went to see them live a few times. Hence the albums all melding into one. In fact, come to think of it, I have never played a Caravan vinyl album!

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, Friday 21st June @ 9am (UK)

Postby John aka Josh » 21 Jun 2019, 21:14

LMG wrote:LOVE the organ sound on this and all the early albums.





Sinclair better than Emerson and Wakeman - could be.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Carlsson » 21 Jun 2019, 21:14

Hi Chris!!!

I've just noticed it's you - how you doing old boy...?

Great that you could join us




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby LMG » 21 Jun 2019, 21:15

Doing fine, thanks!

Great, drifting, soothing and healing sounds after a tough week.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, Friday 21st June @ 9am (UK)

Postby Carlsson » 21 Jun 2019, 21:15

John aka Josh wrote:
LMG wrote:LOVE the organ sound on this and all the early albums.





Sinclair better than Emerson and Wakeman - could be.


Wow! That's pushing it...

Dave could play - I'll give you that

I was thinking during the week that John Hawken was as proficient as the two you mentioned

What you reckon?






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby LMG » 21 Jun 2019, 21:17

The Caravan keyboard men eschewed flash and pomp in favour of texture and adornment.

There is much to be said for both approaches.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Carlsson » 21 Jun 2019, 21:17

LMG wrote:Doing fine, thanks!

Great, drifting, soothing and healing sounds after a tough week.


Robust stuff - great to have you aboard my learned and esteemed friend

[I always remember with great affection the Man gig you and I attended in Camden - Audience supported - what a night!]






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Carlsson » 21 Jun 2019, 21:18

LMG wrote:The Caravan keyboard men eschewed flash and pomp in favour of texture and adornment.

There is much to be said for both approaches.


Agreed - many are as good but the flashy approach often wins through with the plebs





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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Carlsson » 21 Jun 2019, 21:19

Some nice tubs - not flashy but tidy




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby LMG » 21 Jun 2019, 21:20

John Hawken was of course very proficient indeed...

I have fabulous memories of that Man show - one of the last ever with Mickey Jones, of course.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Carlsson » 21 Jun 2019, 21:20

Wow - what an uplifting album this is!

Love it






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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby LMG » 21 Jun 2019, 21:20

What are we on now - is this 'With an Ear?'

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Postby Carlsson » 21 Jun 2019, 21:21

LMG wrote:John Hawken was of course very proficient indeed...

I have fabulous memories of that Man show - one of the last ever with Mickey Jones, of course.


Absolutely - we could see he was ill then - do you recall

Weren't Audience fucquing marvellous too?




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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, Friday 21st June @ 9am (UK)

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C wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:
LMG wrote:LOVE the organ sound on this and all the early albums.





Sinclair better than Emerson and Wakeman - could be.


Wow! That's pushing it...

Dave could play - I'll give you that

I was thinking during the week that John Hawken was as proficient as the two you mentioned

What you reckon?






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Dave has a different approach to E & W - less of a classical influence perhaps making the difference. He thinks in a different way, it appeals more to me.

Hawken is a very under rated player, but probably just under E & W.
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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

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C wrote:Wow - what an uplifting album this is!








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Excellent adjectival choice.

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

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C wrote:
LMG wrote:John Hawken was of course very proficient indeed...

I have fabulous memories of that Man show - one of the last ever with Mickey Jones, of course.


Absolutely - we could see he was ill then - do you recall

Weren't Audience fucquing marvellous too?




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Yes, Howard was as excited as the audience!

He was an early adopter of having his lyrics at his feet on a laptop, I recall...

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby LMG » 21 Jun 2019, 21:24

I love the reflective passages in Caravan - remind me of Pink Floyd a bit...

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby LMG » 21 Jun 2019, 21:25

In fact, one of my favourite discussion topics is why the Floyd made it as megastars and Caravan never had a hit album. Are they that far apart?

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Re: Prog Synch Listen: Caravan, NOW PLAYING!

Postby Carlsson » 21 Jun 2019, 21:26

I was always wonder why brother James (Hastings) was never a 'proper' member of the group - always 'additonal' or a 'guest'.

His flute work is a thing of beauty



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