Caravan Release 1st single and video from new album

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Caravan release “If I Was To Fly”

the first new single & animated video from

It’s None Of Your Business – 

Their new studio album out on 8th October

IfIWasToFly_THUMBNAIL_3 copy 2Following the announcement from, Prog legends Caravan, of their new album It’s None Of Your Business the band have released their first single “If I was To Fly” accompanied by an animated video courtesy of Matt Entecott.

WATCH / LISTEN TO “IF I WAS TO FLY” FROM CARAVAN HERE

Founding member Pye Hastings comments “Back in 1970 we played a 3 day festival in Rotterdam alongside bands including the Byrds, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Soft Machine, Pink Floyd plus many more but stuck right in the middle on the 3rd day was Mungo Jerry who played ‘In the Summertime ‘- the crowd erupted and they were without doubt the hit of the day!

When I played ‘If I was to Fly’ to the band I said “Think, Jug Band” and because I was so impressed by the power of that simple song at the festival, I wanted to doff my cap to that style of music. The guys in the band are such good musicians that they knew exactly what I was after, and the track was recorded in the first take.”

It’s None Of Your Business , Caravan’s first album since Paradise Filter (2013) is due to be released on CD & digitally on 8th October 2021 (15th October in USA, Canada, Germany, Austria & France) and as a vinyl LP, on 5th November, on Madfish Music. The release features 10 brand new songs including instrumental track influenced, to a degree, by the events and restrictions placed on society over the past 18 months and was recorded, between 24th June and 4th July 2021 at Rimshot Studio, Bredgar near Sittingbourne.

It’s None Of Your Business overflows with Caravan’s trademark warmth and humour and, also, a sensitivity reflecting the times in which we are living. Sitting among Caravan’s typically whimsical tales Down From London and If I Was To Fly sit the heartfelt and poignant Spare A Thought and Every Precious Little Thing which looks forward to a return to normality.

Caravan are Pye Hastings (guitar, vocals). Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards) and Mark Walker (drums). Lee Pomeroy (ELO, Rick Wakeman and Take That) has guested as bass player, following the departure of Jim Leverton, while Jimmy Hastings has also guested on flute.

It’s None Of Your Business cover and artwork has been created by renowned illustrator Bob Venables.

SMACD1212 8pp Book.inddIt’s None Of Your Business Track Listing:

  1. Down From London (4.03)
  2. Wishing You Were Here (3.55)
  3. It’s None Of Your Business (9.40)
  4. Ready Or Not (4.45)
  5. Spare A Thought (4.06)
  6. Every Precious Little Thing (4.25)
  7. If I Was To Fly (3.23)
  8. I’ll Reach Out For You (8.07)
  9. There Is You (4.26)
  10. Luna’s Tuna (3.14)

Produced, engineered and mastered by Julian Hastings with assistant engineer Mike Thorne.

It’s None Of Your Business is released on 8th October 2021 on CD & digitally with the LP released on 5th November through Madfish Music. PRE ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW HERE

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Caravan will also be on tour, supporting the release of their new album, in the UK in October:

Wednesday 6th October        Basingstoke                   The Haymarket

Thursday 7th October              Islington                            The Union Chapel

Friday 8th October                      Gloucester                        Gloucester Guildhall

Saturday 9th October               Brighton/Hove            The Old Market

Thursday 14th October            Chester                               The Live Rooms

Friday 15th October                     Leeds                                     The Bridenwell

Saturday 16th October              Bury                                       The Met

Sunday 17th October                  Wolverhampton         The Robin 2 (Bilston)

Thursday 21st October              Bury St Edmunds       The Apex

Friday 22nd October                    Newcastle                         The Cluny

Saturday 23rd October               Glasgow                              Òran Mór

Wednesday 27th October        Bristol                                  The Fleece

Thursday 28th October             Exeter                                   The Phoenix

Friday 29th October                     Dover                                     The Booking Hall

Caravan Aug 21 photo by CarlGlover press 1 9783 copy 2About Caravan

Caravan are one of the doyens of the progressive rock and the ‘Canterbury scene’, formed in 1968 and blending rock, jazz, folk and classical influences into a warm and distinctive sound.

Founder member Pye Hastings (guitar/vocals) remains as Caravan’s guiding light and primary songwriter. Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar) first played with Caravan between 1972 and 1981 and returned to the fold in 1995. Their previous 14 studio albums and numerous live recordings have seen them attract a large and faithful following and Caravan toured regularly until the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. They have a UK tour scheduled for October 2021 and have interest, from abroad, for overseas tours to Japan, Canada and South America.

The legends of the Canterbury scene band are being celebrated in a lavish 37-disc box set, entitled Who Do You Think We Are, released on Madfish on 20th August.

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