In the Land of Grey and Pink is considered by many to be a pinnacle release from Caravan. The album contains an undeniable and decidedly European sense of humor and charm. In addition, this would mark the end of the band's premiere lineup…
Three young and very talented Blues artists - Aynsley Lister, Ian Parker and Erja Lyytinen - hit the road together with the annual Ruf Records Blues Caravan label tour of Europe and the USA. They showcase their blues prowess as young artists, taking their lead from the legends and creating The New Generation. All successful artists in their own right, the Blues Caravan tour has seen the three come together in front of some very enthusiastic fans to play the songs they recorded during their joint pilgrimage to the heart of blues, the American Deep South.
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.
Caravan's self-titled DVD (also referred to as "Caravan Live" in the credits) is yet another concert document by the Canterbury-spawned band, from a 1990 show at Central Studios in Nottingham. Originally released as part of the |Bedrock series, it features the lineup of Pye Hastings (guitar, vocals), Richard Coughlan (drums), Dave Sinclair (keyboards), Jimmy Hastings (sax, flute), and Richard Sinclair (bass, vocals) in five pieces, including the epic-length "Nine Feet Underground."