Caravan And The New Symphonia is a live album by Canterbury based prog rock group Caravan.
It was recorded at Theatre Royal in London on the October 28, 1973 and was released in April 1974.
Since then it has been reissued to include songs performed by Caravan without the New Symphonia at the same concert. This version is called Caravan And The New Symphonia The Complete Concert.
Caravan And The New Symphonia
1. Introduction by Alan Black/Memory Lain, Hugh/Headloss
2. The Dog, the Dog, He’s at It Again [Live]
5. The Love in Your Eye
6. Mirror for the Day
7. Virgin on the Ridiculous
8. For Richard
9. A Hunting We Shall Go
Tracks 4 to 8 were on the original album although Mirror for the Day came before The Love in Your Eye on that first album.
The band at this stage was:
Pye Hastings – vocals, guitar
Dave Sinclair – electric piano, organ, synthesizer
Geoff Richardson – electric viola
John G. Perry – bass guitar, vocals
Richard Coughlan – drums
Plus of course The New Symphonia Orchestra
What Other People Say
- AllMusic.com – 4 stars from both the critic and users
- ProgArchives – 3.85 rating from 133 people
Buying Caravan And The New Symphonia
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- Amazon.com as a CD or mp3
- Amazon.co.uk as a CD or mp3
- it may be available at iTunes as a digital download
- eBay as a CD
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