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    Amazing review John!

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    Amazing review John!
    Thank you, most kind sir!!!
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    Thanks. When it comes to career or period spanning boxes, this is what I do...for me, it's essential to contextualize a band's music within the overall arc of its career or period. It takes a lot of time and effort, but I love doing it and it doesn't appear that anyone else does this, at least not to the same extent.

    But I really do love doing this kind of thing, probably more than any other kind of writing, if I'm being honest with myself.

    So thanks for scanning...or, if you do get around to reading it in full, that too!
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    John, so far just got a glimpse of it but of course I will read it all. Just have to reserve the time it deserves. It will be a fascinating read and great insight on the released albums with all the prespective of the band's background for each. Thanks again
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    I've really been enjoying the show from 1999 included here. The band is smoking--maybe not quite Fairfield Hall smoking, but much more rocking than I had previous given latter-day Caravan credit for.

    I'm still working through the whole box, but this set is definitely a pleasant surprise and will likely remain a favorite.
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    ^^ The late 90s seems to have been a great time for Caravan live. Doug Boyle added a lot of energy and prowess. There is an amazing authorized live full-concert double CD called "Back on the Tracks" that is also on the "smoking" list. I'm surprised this did not make it into the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Amazing review John!
    Agreed! I always find it worth reading John's reviews even where (as here) I know I'm not going to buy the product. I always learn new stuff - nobody else writes such encyclopaedic reviews that I know of - and the telling of the tale is always enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PCMusic View Post
    John, so far just got a glimpse of it but of course I will read it all. Just have to reserve the time it deserves. It will be a fascinating read and great insight on the released albums with all the prespective of the band's background for each. Thanks again
    Hey, whenever you get to it, thanks for taking the time. I fully realise that when I write articles like this I'm expecting a significant time commitment from readers like your good self. So I really appreciate every single person who takes the time to read it.

    Many thanks, kind sir!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arturs View Post
    ^^ The late 90s seems to have been a great time for Caravan live. Doug Boyle added a lot of energy and prowess. There is an amazing authorized live full-concert double CD called "Back on the Tracks" that is also on the "smoking" list. I'm surprised this did not make it into the box.
    Yeah, I really agree that the addition of Doug Boyle was a great decision. Caravan was always largely a keyboard-led band when it came to solos but I think they really benefited from having a kick ass guitarist also!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mascodagama View Post
    Agreed! I always find it worth reading John's reviews even where (as here) I know I'm not going to buy the product. I always learn new stuff - nobody else writes such encyclopaedic reviews that I know of - and the telling of the tale is always enjoyable.
    Wow, thanks,for such generous words!
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    Sadly the Grey and Pink remix is tucked away on a blu ray so is no good to me.

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    So.. The obvious question.. What do you folks think about the sound of the studio albums? I haven't had a good listen to all the discs yet, but of the ones I've listened to, I must say I prefer those 2001 remasters soundwise. I've mainly played the first five though and a couple of live ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkelman View Post
    busy with the review of another forthcoming box about whose identity I am sworn to silence (sorry'!)
    Let me guess: Nucleus 12CD BBC boxset?

    https://www.repertoirerecords.com/ar...ve-at-the-bbc/

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    Hey all, there has been some issues with glitchy discs on this set. For those who bought this, does your Enshede, Holland disc play properly?
    A lot of people have said the last track starts skipping during the middle of the song. My copy does indeed do this unfortunately, and i'm going to try and contact Madfish. Just would love to know if others are having the same problem.

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