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Cunning Stunts

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  • Audio CD (30 Nov. 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B0000252FK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 560,089 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Many years have passed since I first owned this on vinyl, so I was extremely pleased to find it out on CD and add it to my collection once more. As others have commented, Caravan have produced more "stand out" albums (which band always manages to release albums that are always as good as their best?) but nevertheless this is no turkey. Many of the tracks are extremely listenable, especially on a sunny summer's day, and Dabsong Conshirtoe stands out as one of their best long pieces in a catalogue of extremely good long pieces.

Worth buying, and not just for the "completist" collector (like me :o))
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Caravan were a great band that never really hit the dizzy heights of stardom. I first heard my brother playing "for those who grow plump in the night" another great Caravan album and decided to investigate more. On all albums you will find a long musical piece and Cunning Stunts has the best. 18 minutes of "The Dabsong Conshirtoe" a great piece of music which starts off slow and melodic and speeds up to great finale. Stand out tracks are "Show of our lives" and "Lover" a beautiful song layered with orchestral strings. A generally up-beat, lively album which would find it's place in any collection. If you haven't heard Caravan before try this, then move on to "For girls who grow plump" and at these prices you can't go wrong.
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Solid, if somewhat unspectacular, 6th studio release from Caravan and the band's last album on the Decca label. By 1975, the only continuous original members, guitarist/songwriter Pye Hastings and drummer Richard Coughlan, were reunited with keyboard wizard Dave Sinclair ~ Mike Wedgwood (bass/vocals) and Geoffrey Richardson (viola) completed the line-up.

Caravan's exhausting gigging schedule meant that Hastings only found time to compose 2 of the 7 tracks here; 'Stuck in a Hole' is a bouncy 'pop' song whilst 'No Backstage Pass' is a superb ballad - definitely the classiest song of the album for me. The David Sinclair/John Murphy multi-part epic 'The Dabsong Conshirtoe' takes up most of the second half of proceedings and, although somewhat unwieldy, does have some fine instrumental passages as well as some lovely vocals from Hastings.

Whilst this is not Caravan's finest hour, 'Cunning Stunts' is still fairly enjoyable and I would say it is worth buying at a reasonably low price after you have discovered the delights of their previous albums e.g 'In The Land Of Grey And Pink' and 'For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night'.
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This CD is another good album this band that delights the lightness of his songs and a subtle vocal. Not the best album of the band, but there is no song bad. It is prized for good remastering and bonus tracks that are very good. It's an album of easy assimilation with a well done rock songs and harmonious. Very good! Note 8.0.
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It's a cool cool album.

Always brilliant some interesting and typically Canterbury.Brilliant live as well. Could't get enough of it.
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