Caravan & the New Symphonia

Caravan & the New Symphonia

by Caravan
     
 

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The newly mined creative energies that guided For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night continued into the Caravan & the New Symphonia project. Fusing with a 39-piece orchestra is a daring move that pays off. The remastered CD includes over a half an hour of unissued material from Caravan, with and without the New Symphonia, duringSee more details below

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The newly mined creative energies that guided For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night continued into the Caravan & the New Symphonia project. Fusing with a 39-piece orchestra is a daring move that pays off. The remastered CD includes over a half an hour of unissued material from Caravan, with and without the New Symphonia, during the same October 28, 1973 Theatre Royal concert. Subtitled "The Complete Concert," this performance captures Caravan at a creative zenith. The newly restored program commences with a brief introduction from BBC Radio's Alan Black. The band then presents three from For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night: "Memory Lain, Hugh"/"Headloss" suite, "The Dog, the Dog, He's at It Again," and "Hoedown." This mini-set sparkles with the frenetic energy that a live audience will often provide. The intense interaction during the waning moments of "The Dog, the Dog, He's at It Again" allows Caravan to reach a whole different stratum. The second set features the orchestra with the band and commences with "Introduction," an orchestrated piece that leads into the very delicate preface of "The Love in Your Eye." The synergies truly begin to flow as the band weaves in and out of the orchestra. Pye Hastings composed two new pieces specifically for this recording: "Mirror for the Day" and the brilliant "Virgin on the Ridiculous"; the latter became a performance standard for Caravan. The remainder of the set features some of their most formidable performance numbers, including an emotive "For Richard." The newly restored encore, "A Hunting We Shall Go" is stunning in its scope and perfectly encapsulates what Caravan & the New Symphonia is really all about: allowing good music and good musicians the chance to be mutually superior.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/17/2001
Label:
Polygram Uk
UPC:
0042288296928
catalogNumber:
882969
Rank:
43246

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Caravan   Primary Artist
John G. Perry   Bass,Vocals
Paul Beer   Trombone
Tony Burrows   Background Vocals
Helen Chappelle   Background Vocals
Roger Chase   Viola
Richard Coughlan   Drums
Liz Edwards   Violin
Martyn Ford   Conductor
Wilfred Gibson   Violin
Roy Gillard   Violin
Tony Harris   Viola
Jimmy Hastings   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Pye Hastings   Guitar,Vocals
Skaila Kanga   Harp
Chris Laurence   Bass
Helen Liebmann   Violin,Cello
Robert Lindop   Background Vocals
Morris Pert   Conga,Timbales,Tam-tam,Flexatones
Geoff Richardson   Guitar,Violin,Vocals
Geoffrey Richardson   Electric Viola
Godfrey Salmon   Violin
Dave Sinclair   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Liza Strike   Background Vocals
Richard Studt   Violin
Colin Walker   Violin,Cello
Cathy Weiss   Violin
Nick Worters   Bass
Gavyn Wright   Violin
Robin Davies   Horn
Terry Johns   Horn
Martin Robinson   Cello
Rita Eddowes   Violin
Donald McVay   Viola
Jan Schlapp   Viola
David Woodcock   Violin
Geoff Perkins   Trombone

Technical Credits

David Hitchcock   Producer
Bill Price   Engineer
Bob Harper   Engineer
Phil Smee   CD Package Design,Packaging
Mark Powell   Liner Notes,Tape Research
Stephen L. Carter   Engineer

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