Customer Review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mike's first gig, 12 July 2011
This review is from: Live at the Fairfield Halls, 1974 (Audio CD)
I had this LP on the Kingdom label, bought at a record fair. My best mate and son's Godfather, Mike Wedgwood, was amazed to hear it as the band seemed barely aware that it existed!

When I listen to the quality of the songs and of the playing, it makes the recent Coldplay headline at Glastonbury look so feeble: and this was Mike's first gig with Caravan!! How can you play all this thoughtful, intelligent and difficult music so well after only a few days?

Great Caravan fare here, classic tracks played by a band who were always fantastic on stage and who were a lot more powerful than many remember: a powerhouse band punching out the all great stuff. Brilliantly recorded, this is a cracking album. Buy now.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 

Comments


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 1 Oct 2012 00:00:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 1 Oct 2012 00:04:08 BDT
Terry Torria says:
My favourite live album by anyone and an essential purchase for anyone who loves Caravan. I too have the old Kingdom double vinyl with its halfhearted brown gatefold cover, but this release is worthwhile for the restoration of "Chance of a Lifetime" and it's a decent remastering job.

I had no idea this was MW's first gig with them - wow. And Geoff Richardson's input makes For Richard and Love in Your Eye the definitive versions. This album shows Caravan right at their peak.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2012 09:19:19 BDT
Hi Basil, Yes, when I played it to Mike when he first came back from Alaska he had no idea at all that it existed! Mike is probably one of the best bass players the UK has ever produced, unrecognised of course! He had only sat in for one gig on congas before this was recorded. He has just produced and played bass on my daughter's first five-track CD - it's incredibly good. Best wishes, Tom
‹ Previous 1 Next ›

Review Details

Item

4.6 out of 5 stars (15 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (12)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:
 (1)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Salisbury, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 20,277