In the Land of Grey and Pink

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レーベル:Polygram UK
JAN:0004228829832 売上ランキング:音楽で321131位

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  1. Golf Girl
  2. Winter Wine
  3. Love To Love You (And Tonight Pigs Will Fly)
  4. In The Land Of Gray And Pink
  5. Nine Feet Underground
  6. I Don't Know Its Name
  7. Aristocracy
  8. It's Likely To Have A Name Next Week
  9. Group Girl
Canterbury, late 1960s: Heaven knows what used to come out of the taps around there but rest assured, bands like Soft Machine and Caravan seemed to be sharing a cuppa or two from the same magic tea-pot. 1971's In The Land Of Grey and Pink is, by common consensus, the high-water mark of Caravan's career--it's Pye Hastings and co's most perfectly brewed infusion of mellifluous folksiness, jazz-inflected prog-rock and hippy pixilation (yeah, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci are fans).

Even if David Sinclair (organ, mellotron, piano) and Jimmy Hastings (flute, piccolo, sax) often strayed from the public footpath for a happy ramble in an extempore field of their own, the results (the 22-minute long "Nine Feet Underground" for example) somehow steered clear of any sticky ditches. And the succinct "Love to Love You" is a tuneful Brit-pop tonic 25 years ahead of its time. For Caravan connoisseurs, special bonus tracks include an instrumental version of "Winter Wine", an early recording of "Aristocracy" (subsequently reworked for the Waterloo Lily album), an alternative take of "Golf Girl" (with different lyrics) and "The Word", a track intended for but omitted from the original 1971 vinyl album. --Kevin Maidment


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