June 8, 2015 – 5:18 am

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BBC 1971-1974 [no label, 1CD]

BBC Radio 1 Sessions. Rebroadcast on Alan “Fluff” Freeman’s Saturday Rock Show during the early 1990s. Very good radio broadcasts.

Caravan were formed in 1968, during the reign of the Canterbury sound - a sudden waft of enthusiasm for avant-garde progressive rock (a blending of psychedelic rock, jazz and classical music). By the mid-’70s, the band had become synonymous with the scene. - BBC

Gong started out as a European post-hippie band with its own mythology of Pothead Pixies and UFOs and an unpredictable punning mixture of rock and folk and jazz and synthesizers. Eventually, after numerous personnel changes and offshoots (some called Gong), the band moved into more conventional jazz rock. - Rolling Stone

Thanks to Fergyuk for sharing the tracks at The Traders’ Den.

Picture of Caravan in the mid-’70s, posted at agentcoop.wordpress.

BBC Radio 1 FM > Marantz ST320L Tuner > Aiwa or Teac cassette recorder (master cassette) wave capture, track markers & burned to cdr using Magix AC > accuraterip to flac level 8

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Caravan 1971-1973
Track 01. Hello, Hello 3:05 (5.2MB)
Track 02. If I Could Do It All Again, I’d Do It Over You 2:58 (5.0MB)
Track 03. As I Feel I Die 4:38 (7.8MB)
Track 04. Needing You 3:25 (5.7MB)
Track 05. Love To Love You 2:29 (4.2MB)
Track 06. In The Land Of Grey And Pink 3:44 (6.3MB)
Track 07. Find Me 5:00 (8.4MB)
Track 08. Instrumental (?) (Tiny bit of Fluff with info) 8:38 (14.5MB)

Gong 1974
Track 09. Radio Gnome 12:24 (20.8MB)
Track 10. Oily Way 11:47 (19.8MB)
59 mins

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  1. 6 Responses to “CARAVAN AND GONG - BBC 1971-1974”

  2. Wow. Thanks for this.
    I taught these guy how to play their instruments and they all still thank me to this day. They were all at my house yesterday and we went to Woodstock together. Great memories.

    By Salvatore Manilow on Jun 8, 2015

  3. fantastic!!

    By darth on Jun 8, 2015

  4. This is great, BigO!

    By bing bongong on Jun 9, 2015

  5. Very nice. Always happy to hear some Caravan…

    By jack bond on Jun 9, 2015

  6. Thank you for this post of two Canterbury bands at their peak. I am less familiar with Gong and it is definitely the first time I have heard that particular broadcast. More Canterbury music is always welcome.

    By zaarlocust on Jun 10, 2015

  7. What a fantastic surprise. So nice to hear these recordings. Thanks for sharing!

    By bez on Jun 10, 2015

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