Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Caravan A Knight in London|
Genres: Indie & Art House, Music Video & Concerts
This the sold out London Astoria concert which marked the return of Jan Schelhaas to the Caravan line-up. With Jan back in the band, Caravan recalled the halcyon days of Blind Dog at St Dunstans and Better By Far. TRACK L... more »
The band, the band, they're at it agian.
ADK | Royal Oak, Mi. United States | 09/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have never been to a live Caravan show nor have I followed thier every move, but I really prefer the original line up. This show was recorded at the Astoria in London to a full house, in late 2002 I belive. I was expecting a mediocre show/video but it's actually pretty damn good!First my gripes: Richard C's drumkit is mixed just a bit too soft (other than that the mix is excellent), and please I wish they and more bands would bring a REAL HAMMOND organ istead of these plastic digital keyboards. A Hammond/Leslie setup would add a whole thrilling new dimension to the sound. Alas, they opt for the sterile digital keyboards. such a shame.The performance is given with appearant enthusiasm and enjoyment from the whole band. There are lots of extended numbers here with impressive instrumental workings like the twin guitar/violin leads on "A hunting we will go". Most the playing is tasteful and well balanced, sometimes they realy get cooking.
The disc cashs in at a healthy 95 minutes. Pre-gig band interviews are placed between songs quite nicley. Stage is well lit, camera work is sensible and doesn't distract and the audio/video quality is the best I've seen yet from the Classic Rock Legends label. Thumbs up to both the band and the label on this release."