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In The Land Of Grey And Pink

Artist: Caravan
Label: London Records
Catalog#: PS 593
Format: Vinyl
Country: United States
Released: 1971-04
Tracklist
A1 Golf Girl 5:00
A2 Winter Time 7:35
  Notes:

Engineer [Overdubbing, Re-mix] - Dave Grinsted

A3 Love To Love You (And Tonight Pigs Will Fly) 3:03
  Notes:

Engineer [Re-mix] - Peter Rynston

A4 In The Land Of Grey And Pink 4:59
B Nine Feet Underground 22:40
  Notes:

Engineer [Overdubbing] - Dave Grinsted
Engineer [Overdubbing] - Derek Varnals
Engineer [Rhythm Track, Re-mix] - Dave Grinsted

Credits

Artwork By [Cover Illustration] - Anne Marie Anderson
Artwork By [Design & Art Direction] - Joe McGillicuddy
Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals - Richard Sinclair
Bells, Percussion [Cannon, Wind] - Dave Grinsted
Composed By - David Sinclair
Composed By - Pye Hastings
Composed By - Richard Coughlan
Composed By - Richard Sinclair
Drums, Percussion - Richard Coughlan
Engineer - John Punter
Engineer [Assistant @ Air London Studios] - Alan Harris
Engineer [Assistant @ Decca Studios] - David Baker
Flute, Saxophone [Tenor], Piccolo Flute - Jimmy Hastings
Guitar [Electric], Acoustic Guitar, Vocals - Pye Hastings
Mixed By [Bonus Material] - Pye Hastings
Organ, Piano, Mellotron, Vocals [Harmony] - David Sinclair
Other [Tape Research], Compilation Producer - Mark Powell
Producer - David Hitchcock

Notes

Recorded and mixed at A.I.R. London and Decca Studios.
London Records Full Frequency Range Recording.
© 1971 The Decca Record Company Limited.

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
Caravan’s third album sports a fine cover illustration from Anne Marie Anderson; on the turntable, the album steps up a notch from the group’s previous efforts. Richard Sinclair’s affable (and perennial favorite) “Golf Girl” kicks off; its concise pop, Caravan-style, while “Love To Love You (And Tonight Pigs Will Fly)” offers more of the same. David Hitchcock’s production and the band’s instrumentation are immaculate, while the melodies and lighthearted subject matter are, again, typically Canterbury. Next, “Winter Wine” presents a mini-version of what the second side has to offer: the sprawling “Nine Feet Underground.” Caravan’s entrant into the album-side-long compositions is nonpareil. Conceived by Dave Sinclair as an entity, the eight sections flow together seamlessly, hypnotically propelled through the 20-minute piece by the laid-back Richards Coughlan/Sinclair rhythm section. From the opening riff until the last note, there is little debate that Sinclair’s Hammond organ steals the show. Continually shifting and changing tone, Sinclair carries the melody on each section with pure simplicity, always resting on the tonic. Hastings’s guitar may be down in the mix, but his melancholic voice is the icing on the track. It remains one of the finest moments of not only Caravan’s history, but of progressive rock in general. The album failed to chart but remained in Decca’s catalog for years, eventually earning a gold record. Caravan continued a hectic touring schedule; however, change was just around the corner. Dave Sinclair left the band in August to join Robert Wyatt’s Matching Mole.
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