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Mike's first gig,
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.
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Initial post: 1 Oct 2012 00:00:32 BDT
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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
Mr. Thomas Thatcher says:
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
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