Caravan Release 1st single and video from new album

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

CARAVAN LIVE

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.

Follow Caravan:
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCaravan
https://twitter.com/officialcaravan
https://www.youtube.com/user/officialcaravan
https://www.instagram.com/caravancanterburyband
For hi-res images see: https://www.madfishmusic.com/media/caravan

Caravan Announce New Studio Album

Caravan Announce New Studio Album

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It’s None Of Your Business

The new studio album out on 8th October

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Prog legends Caravan announce the release of their new album It’s None Of Your Business to be released on CD format on 8th October 2021 and as a vinyl LP, on 8th November, on Madfish Music.

It’s None Of Your Business is Caravan’s first album since Paradise Filter (2013) and features nine new songs plus one instrumental track influenced, to a degree, by the events and restrictions placed on society over the past 18 months.

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.

The album was recorded, as restrictions allowed, ‘in the old-fashioned way’ between 24th June and 4th July 2021 at Rimshot Studio, Bredgar near Sittingbourne. “Sitting round in a circle having eye to eye contact, a large sound room was required,” Pye Hastings explained. “I much prefer this method because you can bounce ideas off each other as they occur, and voice encouragement when the whole thing begins to click.

And it is much more rewarding to be able to throw insults at each other in person rather than down a telephone line or via email. This is something we are all very experienced at, believe me!

This togetherness characterises It’s None Of Your Business 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.

’Spare a Thought’ is a song that I hope will jog people to remember those unfortunate people caught up in the pandemic,” Hastings explains. “‘All those people who denied’ refers to the idiots who don’t follow the scientific advice. I get angry about that and the line ‘Sure are interesting times’ refers to an old Chinese saying: ‘may you live in interesting times’.”

Lyrics can sometimes be my Achilles Heel, trying to find anything meaningful to write about. But sitting in front of a blank screen with a pandemic raging all around, it was hard not to be influenced by the dreadful events going on. The lockdown certainly focused the mind when it came to writing the lyrics.”

It’s None Of Your Business cover and artwork has been created by renowned illustrator Bob Venables. Check out his website HERE.

It’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 on black vinyl  released on 8th November through Madfish Music. PRE ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW HERE.

CARAVAN LIVE

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

About 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.

Caravan – It’s None of Your Business Released on 8th October
Pre-order the album HERE

Follow Caravan:
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCaravan
https://twitter.com/officialcaravan
https://www.youtube.com/user/officialcaravan
https://www.instagram.com/caravancanterburyband/
For hi-res images see: https://www.madfishmusic.com/media/caravan/

CARAVAN Announce Deluxe Box Set

CARAVAN Announce Deluxe Box Set

CARAVAN – WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE?

37 DISC DELUXE BOX SET

THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDARY CANTERBURY BAND

RELEASED ON MADFISH ON 20TH AUGUST 2021

2,500 COPIES ONLY WORLDWIDE

Caravan Box Set cover imageThe Canterbury scene combined elements of jazz, folk, rock and melodic pop into a sound that bridged the gulf between psychedelia and progressive rock, and ultimately shattered all genre barriers. At the heart of the Canterbury scene was a group of musicians whose career has now spanned more than half a century: the legend that is CARAVAN.

Who Do You Think We Are? is the ultimate tribute to the ultimate Canterbury band.    It’s released on 20th August on Madfish.   This deluxe box set runs to a staggering 37 discs. All the official Caravan albums – studio and live recordings among them – are joined by eleven discs of previously unreleased live performances. A Blu-ray includes remixer extraordinaire Steven Wilson’s 5.1 surround sound mix of the classic In the Land of Grey and Pink album. In addition, a DVD includes vintage European TV performances from 1971 – 1981 (London Marquee, German TV’s Swing In, Bataclan, Paris & French TV show ‘Pop 2’).

The lavish packaging of the set reflects the band’s stature. A hardback coffee table book features rare Caravan photos and memorabilia, and a full discography. A second Fan Club book assembles historic press articles from across the band’s career, alongside a new interview with founder member Pye Hastings. Every copy of the box includes a photo signed by the three surviving members of the original Caravan line-up: Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair and David Sinclair. The celebration continues with a selection of memorabilia: a Caravan-centric map of Canterbury; a specially commissioned Caravan family tree poster, charting their long and circuitous progress; and two replica 1970s gig posters.

Put together with the band’s full co-operation, the full list of contents is as follows:

  • 16 NEWLY REMASTERED STUDIO ALBUMS & 4 OFFICIAL LIVE ALBUMS
  • 11 DISCS OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED CONCERT RECORDINGS
  • ON BLU-RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME 48/24 STEREO & 5.1 MIX BY STEVEN WILSON OF IN THE LAND OF GREY & PINK
  • DVD INCLUDING RARE FOOTAGE FROM THE MARQUEE 1971, ROCK EN STOCK 1972, BATACLAN 1973 & FRENCH TV PERFORMANCE 1981
  • INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED PHOTO BY THE THREE SURVIVING MEMBERS PYE HASTINGS, DAVE SINCLAIR, & RICHARD SINCLAIR
  • 144 PAGE HARDBACK COFFEE TABLE BOOK FEATURING RARE PHOTOGRAPHS & MEMORABILIA
  • A4 FAN CLUB MINI BOOK FEATURING ARCHIVE ARTICLES & AN UP TO DATE INTERVIEW WITH PYE HASTINGS
  • A4 REPLICA TOUR PROGRAMME FOR BLIND DOG AT ST DUNSTANS
  • ‘FOR GIRLS THAT GROW PLUMP IN THE NIGHT’ REPLICA PRESS PACK
  • CARAVAN’S TRIP DOWN MEMORY LAIN MAP OF CANTERBURY 
  • ILLUSTRATED FAMILY TREE
  • 2 REPLICA POSTERS 

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WATCH THE TRAILER FOR WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE?   HERE

This box set will be limited to 2,500 copied worldwide and released on August 20th 2021 on the Madfish label. This deluxe box set is available to pre-order HERE.

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Follow Caravan
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCaravan
https://twitter.com/officialcaravan
https://www.youtube.com/user/officialcaravan
https://www.instagram.com/caravancanterburyband/