"If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You" is the 1970 release by Canterbury scene rock band Caravan. It was the second album by the band, the predecessor to their best-known album" In the Land of Grey and Pink". The album is known as the epitome of Canterbury rock, featuring representative organ solos and melodic vocals typical of the band's style.
Caravan's "If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You" is an original London 12" LP vinyl album that holds a significant place in the history of rock music. Released in 1970, it serves as a testament to the innovative and experimental spirit of the Canterbury scene. Produced by Terry King and recorded at Tangerine Studios in London, this album showcases the band's unique blend of progressive rock, jazz, and psychedelia.
The album cover, featuring photography by Richard Zeff, sets the stage for the musical journey that lies within. It captures the essence of the era, with its vivid colors and imagery that reflects the mind-expanding experiences of the time. As one gazes upon the cover, they are beckoned to enter a realm of musical exploration and introspection.
The track-listing of the album is divided into two sides, each offering a captivating assortment of compositions. Side One opens with the title track, "If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You". Clocking in at 3 minutes and 7 seconds, the song immediately immerses listeners in Caravan's unique sound. With its melodic vocals and intricate organ solos, it exemplifies the band's signature style.
Following the title track is the ambitious and sprawling "And I Wish I Were Stoned / Don't Worry". At over 8 minutes long, this piece takes listeners on a sonic journey through various musical landscapes. It showcases Caravan's ability to seamlessly blend different musical elements, from dreamy passages to energetic bursts of instrumental virtuosity.
"As I Feel I Die" further showcases the band's musical prowess, featuring a hauntingly beautiful melody intertwined with introspective lyrics. The track creates a sense of melancholic reflection, inviting listeners to explore the depths of their own emotions.
The album's first side concludes with "With an Ear to the Ground You Can Make It / Martinian / Only Cox / Reprise". This epic composition spans almost ten minutes and serves as a testament to Caravan's compositional skills. It seamlessly transitions between different sections, each offering its own unique sonic landscape. The use of complex time signatures and intricate instrumentation showcases the band's technical proficiency and their ability to create captivating musical narratives.
Moving on to Side Two, listeners are greeted with the upbeat and catchy "Hello Hello". This song provides a refreshing change of pace, infusing the album with a sense of joy and playfulness. The concise yet memorable composition serves as a reminder that Caravan is not afraid to experiment with different styles and moods.
"Asforteri", a short instrumental interlude, follows "Hello Hello", serving as a moment of introspection before the album delves into its longest track, "Can't Be Long Now / Francoise / For Richard / Warlock". Clocking in at over 14 minutes, this epic suite showcases the band's ability to seamlessly transition between various musical themes and motifs. From delicate acoustic passages to intricate instrumental sections, the composition takes listeners on a musical odyssey that exemplifies the progressive nature of Caravan's sound.
The album concludes with the brief yet atmospheric instrumental piece, "Limits". Clocking in at just over a minute and a half, it leaves listeners with a sense of contemplation and a desire to revisit the album's sonic tapestry.
Prog Rock, Canterbury Rock
"If I Could Do It All Over Again ... " is the 1970 release by Canterbury scene rock band Caravan. It was the second album by the band, the predecessor to their best-known album" In the Land of Grey and Pink".
Music Genre:Progressive rock, Canterbury scene
Album Production Information:The album: "CARAVAN - If I could do it all over again, I'll do it all over you" was produced by: Terry King
This album was recorded at: 1970 Tangerine Studios, London
Album cover photography: Richard Zeff
Record Label Information:LONDON PS 582 ZAL 9752P SH
|Packaging: includes the original London company inner sleeve
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
Year & Country:1970 Made in Great Britain
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: CARAVAN - If I could do it all over again, I'll do it all over you
Complete Track-listing of the album "CARAVAN - If I could do it all over again, I'll do it all over you"
The detailed tracklist of this record "CARAVAN - If I could do it all over again, I'll do it all over you" is:
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