Label: Deram - DCS 15032/3 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: Spain • Genre: Jazz, Rock • Style: Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock
The album was written and recorded during late and earlyand featured more material from Richard Sinclair. Hastings, who had been the main songwriter on the previous two releases, contributed only one track. Instrumentally, the music is dominated by David Sinclair's keyboard solos, and side two is taken up by a minute suite of songs, "Nine Feet Underground".
The cover features a Tolkien -influenced painting. The album was critically well received but was not a chart success, which led to frustration within the band and David Sinclair's departure.
Nevertheless, it has remained in print and sold steadily, and been recommended by critics as a good introduction to the Canterbury Scene genre. The band look back favourably on the album and several of its tracks have remained fixtures in Caravan's live repertoire. It has been reissued several times, including a comprehensive 40th anniversary remix package by British musician and producer Steven Wilson in Though Caravan Honest I Did!
- Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink yet to achieve strong commercial success inthey had started to build a live following, including an appearance at the Kralingen Pop Festival in the Netherlands to an audience ofand the 10th Plumpton Festival. In between touring, the group had written several new pieces that they wanted to record.
Guitarist Pye Hastings had written the bulk of material for earlier albums, which led to a backlog of songs composed by the rest of the group; consequently he only offered a single song, "Love to Love You And Pigs Might Fly ". Bassist Richard Sinclair had written "Golf Girl", a song about his girlfriend and future wife. The group helped with the arranging and joining of sections, resulting in a minute piece, "Nine Feet Underground". The song was recorded in five separate sections and edited together by Hitchcock and engineer Dave Μες Στον Πράσινο Το Μύλο - Various - Οι Παπατζήδες.Και Άλλα Ζεϊμπέκικα. The final version features a folk influenced acoustic guitar introduction and included an improvised organ section in the middle.
The album was mixed at Decca in January During the sessions at Air Studios, the band recorded a rough version of "Aristocracy", but it was shelved and re-recorded the following year for the next album, Waterloo Lily. He came up with the phrase after looking at the sky at sunset during rehearsals at Graveney early in the band's career.
The album was released on 8 April and featured a Tolkien influenced cover, drawn by Anne Marie Anderson. As well as the original album, the reissue included outtakes, BBC Radio sessions, and a television performance on the German music show Beat-Club.
Rolling Stone Honest I Did! - Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink the album as No. The band look favourably on the album. Hastings later said the group "began to peak in many ways" and praised in particular David Sinclair's playing and Hitchcock's production skills.
Annie Whitehead played the song's trombone part as arranged on In the Land of Grey and Pink and longtime Caravan collaborator Jimmy Hastings played on the album. Walking on the Water. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Canongate Books. Progressive Rock. Stefano Orlando Puracchio. Retrieved 16 March Retrieved 4 June Caravan official website.
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