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Caravan - In The Land Of Grey And Pink - 1971 UK 5-track 2nd Pressing Vinyl LP

€ 55
ArtistCaravan
TitleIn The Land Of Grey And Pink - 1971 UK 5-track 2nd Pressing Vinyl LP
Price € 55
GenreROCK
FormatLP
Record labelDecca
Catalogue noSDL R1
CountryUK
Year of release1971
GradingVG+(+) (vinyl and labels)/VG++ (cover)
Stock listCaravan
Additional inforare 1971 UK Decca label 5-track 2nd pressing vinyl LP - the 3rd album by British progressive rock band - labelled "the quintessential Canterbury album" by Mojo's Jim Irwin* and "one of the most beloved, and eccentric prog albums of them all" by AllMusic reviewer Dave Thompson.

Vinyl has the generic white and upper red half company labels - machine stamped matrix information:
Side 1: ZAL-10424P-1D, mother/stamper 1 UM
Side 2: ZAL-10425P-1D, mother/stamper 1 UC

suggesting this album to be mastered at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London by Jack Law - and subsequently pressed from the first mastering, the first set of mothers and relatively early stampers.

Vinyl is housed in a generic polylined company stereo inner sleeve and ultimately in an outer 'Clarifoil' laminated Robert Stace picture gatefold cover.

Condition: VG++ (vinyl and labels)/VG++ (cover):

Vinyl is bright and shiny - has a little fine, thin and very light sleeve inflicted wear - a little too much for a near mint grading.
Side one label has no manifest spindlelines - just a touch of more wear a few mm's from centervhole - Side 2 labels has a handfull of simple and light traces. Labels are graded near mint and vinyl is overall conservatively graded close to near mint.

Cover is very nice - a very few wrinkles from edges but hardly any wear to edges, seams or corbers... simply very nice - graded near mint.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. Golf Girl 5:05
2. Winter Wine 7:46
3. Love to Love You (And Tonight Pigs Will Fly) 3:06
4. In the Land of Grey and Pink 4.51

Side 2:
1. Nine Feet Underground"
I. "Nigel Blows a Tune"
II. "Love's a Friend"
III. "Make It 76"
IV. "Dance of the Seven Paper Hankies"
V. "Hold Grandad by the Nose"
VI. "Honest I Did!"
VII. "Disassociation"
VIII. "100% Proof"

All songs by Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair and Richard Sinclair unless otherwise note

Recorded September 1970 ? January 1971
at Decca Studios and AIR Studios, London
Mastered at Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London
Vinyl is pressed by The Decca Record Company Limited, New Malden, Surrey, UK
Cover printed by Robert Stace & Company Limited, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK

Credits:
Pye Hastings - guitars and vocals
Dave Sinclair - Hammond organ, piano and Mellotron
Richard Sinclair - bass, acoustic guitar and vocals
Richard Coughlan - drums

Additional musicians:
Jimmy Hastings - piccolo (side 1: 1), flute (side 1: 3 & side 2: 1), saxophone (side 2: 1)
Paul Beecham - trombone (side 1: 1)
Dave Grinstead - canon, bell and wind (side 2: 1)

Technical credits:
David Hitchcock - Production
John Punter - Engineer (Side 1)
Dave Grinstead - Rhythm Track, Overdubbing, Re-mix engineer (Side 2)
Derek Varnalls - Overdubbing engineers (Side 2)
Alan Harris - Assistant Engineer (Side 1)
David Baker - Assistant Engineer (Side 2)
Jack Law - Mastering Engineer

Artwork:
Joe McGillicuddy - Design, Art Direction
Anne Marie Anderson - Cover Illustration

*Irvin, Jim, ed. (2007). The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion. Canongate Books. p. 234. ISBN 978-1-841-95973-3.