Founded by former Wilde Flowers members David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hastings and Richard Coughlan, Caravan rose to success over the years from 1968 into the 70 s. This English band from Canterbury blended Psychedelic Rock with Jazz to create their distinctive sound. Caravan were the first British band to sign for American record label Verve and released their debut album Caravan. After the closure of Verves rock and pop division, Caravan moved to Decca records and released If I Could Do It All Again, I d Do It All Over You in 1970…
CARAVAN The World Is Yours - The Anthology 1968-1976 (2010 UK 42-track digitally remastered 4-CD album set - One of the true originators of the Canterbury sound between 1968 - 1976, 'The World Is Yours' draws freely from all Caravan's albums withkey selections from their debut, their two most widely acknowledged classics - 'If I Could Do It Again, I'd Do It All Over You'  and 'In The Land Of The Grey And Pink' , plus the underrated 'Waterloo Lily'  on which Richard Sinclair was replaced by jazz-rock keyboardist Steve Miller.
For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night is the 1973 and fifth studio album released by the Canterbury scene band Caravan. Richard Sinclair and Steve Miller left the band prior to the recording of this album. They were replaced by John G. Perry and Dave Sinclair. Geoff Richardson was added to the band. The pregnant girl pictured on the album's gatefold cover was originally shown naked, but shortly before release Deram insisted that she had to be clothed in a nightdress. A picture of the uncensored artwork was printed in Sounds at the time.
The house was packed to the rafters and the mood inside was jubilant at London's Bloomsbury Theatre, when - on the night of June 30th 2003 - Caravan took to the stage to commemorate an astonishing career spanning 35 glorious years.Pye Hastings, Richard Coughlan, Geoffrey Richardson, Jan Schelhaas, Doug Boyle and Jim Leverton - joined for a few numbers by occasional band member and brother of Pye, Jimmy Hastings - delighted the audience with a set lasting over two hours and comprising of exquisitely performed material from Caravan's extraordinary and extensive body of work.
The World Is Yours - The Anthology 1968-1976 is an exhaustive remastered four CD box set from Canterbury sound band Caravan. The set includes previously unreleased studio recordings, album tracks, rare single mixes, BBC recordings and out-takes,a s well as a lavish book featuring an essay and previously unseen photographs plus sleeve notes by Mark Powell.
This is Canterbury progressive rock music. CARAVAN has definitely his style here. The presence of excellent viola gives personality to this band. There are very good electric and acoustic guitar parts. The ensemble is catchy and rythmic, but rather mellow, and can be entirely listened without any problem. The keyboards can be rythmic melodic and slightly floating; they are rather subtle and refined. The bass is present and quite sophisticated. The lead vocals are absolutely outstanding. The drums patterns are never monotonous. This is not dark or aggressive music. It implies happiness in a peaceful way. ~ greenback