Following the announcement from, Prog legends Caravan, of their new album “It’s None Of Your Business” the band have released their first single “If I was To Fly” accompanied by an animated video courtesy of Matt Entecott. Watch the official video through the YouTube player below:
Founding member Pye Hastings comments: “Back in 1970 we played a 3 day festival in Rotterdam alongside bands including the Byrds, Santana, Jefferson Airplane, Soft Machine, Pink Floyd plus many more but stuck right in the middle on the 3rd day was Mungo Jerry who played ‘In the Summertime ‘- the crowd erupted and they were without doubt the hit of the day!
When I played ‘If I was to Fly’ to the band I said “Think, Jug Band” and because I was so impressed by the power of that simple song at the festival, I wanted to doff my cap to that style of music. The guys in the band are such good musicians that they knew exactly what I was after, and the track was recorded in the first take.”
“It’s None Of Your Business,” Caravan’s first album since “Paradise Filter” (2013) is due to be released on CD & digitally on October 8, 2021 (October, 15 in USA, Canada, Germany, Austria & France) and as a vinyl LP, on November 5, 2021 on Madfish Music. The release features 10 brand new songs including instrumental track influenced, to a degree, by the events and restrictions placed on society over the past 18 months and was recorded, between June, 24 and July 4, 2021 at Rimshot Studio, Bredgar near Sittingbourne.
“It’s None Of Your Business” overflows with Caravan’s trademark warmth and humour and, also, a sensitivity reflecting the times in which we are living. Sitting among Caravan’s typically whimsical tales “Down From London” and “If I Was To Fly” sit the heartfelt and poignant “Spare A Thought” and “Every Precious Little Thing” which looks forward to a return to normality.
Caravan are Pye Hastings (guitar, vocals), Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards) and Mark Walker (drums). Lee Pomeroy (ELO, Rick Wakeman and Take That) has guested as bass player, following the departure of Jim Leverton, while Jimmy Hastings has also guested on flute.
“It’s None Of Your Business” cover and artwork has been created by renowned illustrator Bob Venables: https://www.bobvenables.co.uk/
- Down From London (4.03)
- Wishing You Were Here (3.55)
- Its None Of Your Business (9.40)
- Ready Or Not (4.45)
- Spare A Thought (4.06)
- Every Precious Little Thing (4.25)
- If I Was To Fly (3.23)
- Ill Reach Out For You (8.07)
- There Is You (4.26)
- Luna’s Tuna (3.14)
Produced, engineered and mastered by Julian Hastings with assistant engineer Mike Thorne.
“It’s None Of Your Business” is released on October 8, 2021 on CD & digitally with the LP on black vinyl released on November 8, 2021 through Madfish Music.
Pre-Orders are open here: https://CaravanBand.lnk.to/ItsNoneOfYourBusiness
Caravan will also be on tour, supporting the release of their new album, in the UK in October:
Wednesday 6th October Basingstoke The Haymarket
Thursday 7th October Islington The Union Chapel
Friday 8th October Brighton/Hove The Old Market
Thursday 14th October Chester The Live Rooms
Friday 15th October Leeds The Bridenwell
Saturday 16th October Bury The Met
Sunday 17th October Wolverhampton The Robin 2 (Bilston)
Thursday 21st October Bury St Edmunds The Apex
Friday 22nd October Newcastle The Cluny
Saturday 23rd October Glasgow Òran Mór
Wednesday 27th October Bristol The Fleece
Thursday 28th October Exeter The Phoenix
Friday 29th October Dover The Booking Hall