CARAVAN – THE DECCA/DERAM YEARS (AN ATHOLOGY) 1970-75
9 CD BOX SET FEATURING EXPANDED EDITIONS OF ALL THE LEGENDARY STUDIO ALBUMS RECORDED FOR THE DECCA/DERAM LABELS
ALSO INCLUDES 2 CD ‘THE SHOW OF OUR LIVES: LIVE AT THE BBC 1970-1975’
RELEASED AS PART OF THE DECCA LABEL’S 90TH ANNIVERSARY BY UMC 6 September 2019
The English city of Canterbury is home to two highly respected universities, one of the oldest public schools in Britain and, thanks to its cathedral and being the seat of the Church of England, is at the very heart of English history. It was therefore something of a surprise when a group of musicians associated with progressive and avant-garde music came to define the sound of the city in the late 1960s.
Caravan were formed in Canterbury 1968 by Pye Hastings (guitar/ vocals), Dave Sinclair (keyboards), Richard Sinclair (bass/vocals) and Richard Coughlan (drums). Following the release of an impressive self-titled debut on Verve, in 1970 the band signed to Decca’s Deram label where they would record some of the most progressive and elegant music across the decade. Albums such as ‘In The Land Of Grey And Pink’, ‘If I Could Do It All Over Again’ and ‘For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night’ cemented Caravan’s reputation as kings of the Canterbury Sound.
This impressive release collates their Decca/Deram years complete with bonus tracks and rare live recordings in a striking 9CD Box Set released to coincide with Decca’s 90th Anniversary
BOX SET FEATURES
9 CD box featuring all the albums Caravan recorded for the Decca/Deram label between 1970-1975.
2 CD ‘The Story of Our Lives: Live At The BBC 1970-75
1974’s ‘Live At Fairfields Halls’ concert
8x gatefold digipacks featuring original album art are enclosed in a rigid slipcase with an accompanying 44-page sleevenote detailing the history of arguably the definitive ‘Canterbury Sound’ band.
FULL TRACKLISTING & PRODUCT INFO HERE: https://umusic.box.com/s/k8w295zdofu1bmvj1witj4fueczkjv46
ALBUM PRE-ORDER LINK: https://Caravan.lnk.to/DeccaDeramYears
CARAVAN 2019 UK TOUR DATES:
(Pye Hastings guitar, lead vocals), Geoffrey Richardson (viola, guitar, flute, vocals), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards), Jim Leverton (bass, vocals) and Mark Walker (drums, percussion).
27 JULY CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL, CAMBRIDGE
9 AUGUST FAIRPORT’S CROPEDY CONVENTION, BANBURY, OXFPORDSHIRE
10 AUGUST ELEVEN, STOKE ON TRENT
07 SEP BIG GREEN CARDIGAN FESTIVAL, SEDLESCOMB, EAST SUSSEX
12 OCTOBER HASLEMERE HALL, HASLEMERE, SURREY
25 OCTOBER WORCESTER HUNTINGDON HALL, WORCESTER
26 OCTOBER PROG VIII AT SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON
For further information please contact: Stuart Kirkham PR 07795 844611