In the late 60s, the quaint, historic city of Canterbury birthed a scene defined by its breezy, jazz-influenced vibe, quirky lyrics, and refusal to take itself too seriously.
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For hundreds of years Canterbury has been a place of pilgrimage, but for one band it was the place from which they set out on a pilgrimage into Prog.
The releases further acknowledge Caravan's importance in developing the progressive and experimental style that became known as the Canterbury Sound.
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Plumpton Racecourse in the Sussex countryside hosted some huge names at the 9th and 10th National Jazz and Blues Festivals.
The set features expanded editions of all of the albums that Caravan recorded for Decca's Deram label in the first half of the 1970s.
Fairport themselves will open the festival on the Thursday with an acoustic show, and will be the closing headliners on the Saturday with a two-hour set.
Caravan, Gary Brooker, Alan Parsons Project and PFM were also among those taking home silverware.
Two original forces in progressive music share the A New Day Festival bill and then a November 2018 London show.
Prog one for you. Richard Sinclair, the former bass player with Caravan also played with Hatfield and the North and for a couple of years Camel.