Salvo
Caravan

Recorded live in concert at Metropolis Studios, London (CD+DVD / Download)

Format: CD
Cat. No.: SALVOSVX003
Barcode: 698458060327
Playing Time: Approx 90 minutes

Metropolis Studios, London, December 4th 2010. Studio A measures 98 square metres and contains six musicians, a five man film crew and 120 fans. This equation adds up to one electric performance for Canterbury’s finest Caravan.

Pye Hastings, Geoffrey Richardon, Jim Leverton, Jan Schelhaas and new drummer Mark Walker are joined by retired percussionist and founder member Richard Coughlan to deliver an accomplished set that includes many favourites from their 25 album, 40+ year career. This DVD captures the
magic of that concert, together with band interviews and more.


In the interviews following the concert, Richardson (a virtuoso on the garden shears, among many other instruments) compares the experience to playing the Marquee on Wardour Street. While lead singer, principal songwriter and guitarist Hastings, who debuts two excellent new compositions here, claims Caravan playing live is "pure happiness, it cures all aches and pains." Indeed, this is such an enjoyable performance that the audience will probably feel the same way.








REVIEWS

Gratifyingly, immense care seems to have been taken to provide a live sound that’s not just a model of clarity but which also conveys  that crucial gig vibe - the free-your-ass-and-your-bowels-will-follow Sensurround thwack...
...there’s no mistaking the the proud communal glow as respective touchstones such as Golf Girl, Nine Feet Underground et al are lovingly dusted down.

4 stars
Record Collector


CD
CD
1.
Memory Lain, Hugh
2.
Headloss
3.
And I Wish I Were Stoned
4.
Golf Girl
5.
Smoking Gun (Right For Me)
6.
The Unauthorised Breakfast Item
7.
Nightmare
8.
Hello Hello
9.
Give Me More
10.
Fingers In the Till
11.
I'm On My Way
12.
Nine Feet Underground
DVD
1.
Memory Lain, Hugh
2.
Headloss
3.
And I Wish I Were Stoned
4.
Golf Girl
5.
Smoking Gun (Right For Me)
6.
The Unauthorised Breakfast Item
7.
Nightmare
8.
Hello Hello
9.
Give Me More
10.
Fingers In the Till
11.
I'm On My Way
12.
Nine Feet Underground