In The Land of Grey and Pink 40th Anniversary Deluxe

The 40th Anniversary 3-Disc Box Set re-release of the legendary album
‘In The Land of Grey and Pink’ is now available at you local retailer and online.

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Description:

To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the release of Caravan’s In The Land Of Grey And Pink Universal is pleased to announce a special three-disc deluxe edition of the album. The original multi-track session and album masters have been revisited by Steven Wilson (of Porcupine Tree and Blackfield) who has prepared new stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes.

Disc One features the original album newly remastered by Paschal Byrne at The Audio Archive plus three new Stereo mixes by Steven Wilson.

Disc Two features two previously unreleased versions of “It Doesn’t Take A Lot” and “Nigel Blows A Tune” plus four non-album tracks remixed by Wilson Disc two also includes three songs recorded live for BBC radio’s Sounds of the Seventies – “Love To Love You” “Love Song Without Flute” and “In The Land Of Grey And Pink” plus two songs recorded live for John Peel’s Sunday Concert which included a superb cover version of Soft Machine’s “Feelin’ Reelin’ Squealin’” and Caravan’s own magnum opus “Nine Feet Underground”.

Disc Three is a DVD featuring the brand new 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo mix of the album plus two performances recorded for German TV’s Beat Club in June 1971. “Golf Girl” was broadcast at the time but “Winter Wine” has never been seen.

Track Listing:

Disc One

01. Golf Girl (5.01)
02. Winter Wine (7.36)
03. Love To Love You (And Tonight Pigs Will Fly) (3.03)
04. In The Land of Grey and Pink (5.00)
05. Nine Feet Underground (22.43)
a. Nigel Blows A Tune
b. Love’s a Friend
c. Make it 76
d. Dance of the Seven Paper Hankies
e. Hold Granddad by The Nose
f. Honest I Did !
g. Disassociation
h. 100% Proof

6. Frozen Rose (I Don’t Know It’s Name Alias The Word) [S. Wilson Stereo Mix] (6.08) *
7. Love To Love You (And Tonight Pigs Will Fly) – First Version [S. Wilson Stereo Mix] (3.26) **
8. Nine Feet Underground (Alternate Version) [S. Wilson Stereo Mix] (22.39) **

* Previously Unreleased Mix
** Previously Unreleased Version

Disc Two

01. Aristocracy – S. Wilson Stereo Mix (3.15) *
02. It Doesn’t Take A Lot (3.14) **
03. Love To Love You (And Pigs Will Fly) – Extended Version [S. Wilson Stereo Mix] (3.21) *
04. It’s Likely To Have A Title Next Week (Winter Wine Instrumental) [S. Wilson Stereo Mix] (7.48) *
05. Nigel Blows A Tune – First Version (5.51) **
06. Group Girl (Golf Girl – First Version) [S. Wilson Stereo Mix] (5.14) *
07. Love Song Without Flute – Sounds of the Seventies Session (3.33)
08. In The Land of Grey and Pink – Sounds of the Seventies Session (3.44)
09. Love To Love You (And Pigs Will Fly) – Sounds of the Seventies Session (3.12)
10. Nine Feet Underground – John Peel Sunday Concert (14.27)
11. Feelin’ Reelin’ Squeelin’ – John Peel Sunday Concert (9.30)

* Previously Unreleased Mix
** Previously Unreleased Version

Disc Three (DVD)

Side A – 5.1 Surround

01. Golf Girl [S. Wilson 5.1 Surround Sound Mix] (5.04) *
02. Winter Wine [S. Wilson 5.1 Surround Sound Mix] (7.37) *
03. Love To Love You (And Tonight Pigs Will Fly) [S. Wilson 5.1 Surround Sound Mix] (3.05) *
04. In The Land of Grey and Pink [S. Wilson 5.1 Surround Sound Mix] (5.01) *
05. Nine Feet Underground [S. Wilson 5.1 Surround Sound Mix] (22.40) *
a. Nigel Blows A Tune
b. Love’s a Friend
c. Make it 76
d. Dance of the Seven Paper Hankies
e. Hold Granddad by The Nose
f. Honest I Did !
g. Disassociation
h. 100% Proof

* Previously Unreleased Mix

Side B – Videos

01. Golf Girl from Beat Club – Germany [Broadcast – June 1971]
02. Winter Wine from Beat Club – Germany [Recorded but never before seen – June 1971]

12 thoughts on “In The Land of Grey and Pink 40th Anniversary Deluxe

  1. santar

    What is the format/resolution of the DVD? I hope it is a DVDA with 96KHz/24Bit or even 48KHz/24Bit then great news. (If a video DVD with Dolby or DTS then of little interest as IMHO un-listenable as a music format).

  2. Happyphil

    My copy arrived yesterday. The 5.1 surround is fantastic. Thank you to the band and all who have worked on it. Hope to catch one of the summer gigs.

  3. Rick Chafen Post author

    I first heard “In the Land of Grey and Pink” while it was being previewed in a record store forty years ago. I bought their preview copy and now this must be about the twelfth time I’ve bought this wonderful album. My purchase finally warrants some complaints. Certainly not about the music but the sloppy packaging. In the first day I have found lots of problems:

    -Mark Powell’s notes from the 2001 edition are reproduced including two paragraphs which repeat on the same page! How dismaying to read “nearly thirty years later . . .”

    -Mark and EMI apparently ignore his own first CD release “Where But For Caravan Would I” which included the extended “Love To Love You” which is here called “Unreleased.”

    -Alright. The first take of Nigel is actually unreleased as is the other little ditty that Dave Sinclair sings – “It doesn’t take a lot” and the early “Love to Love You.” And of course we’ve never seen “Winter Wine” on Beat Club.

    -Now admittedly after twelve copies I couldn’t expect much that was still “unreleased.”

    -Lyrics would have been nice although the new appearance of color posters and photos is fine.

    -Now about Steven Wilson…. I was really impressed with his Crimson mixes especially “Lizard ” which he made sound the way I always imagined it should sound. But I can’t see his touch much here so far. Except on that one little pass he made on “Nine Feet Underground.” How could a simple “new mix” reveal vocals by Dave Sinclair?! Seems like that would have justified a mention in the notes! It’s a beautiful difference. Can’t really judge the 5.1 with my systems but someone likes it!

    -And why does the first disc say it contains “original album?” It sounds remastered to me.

    -Oh and my copy is folded incorrectly so it doesn’t sit flat!

    Despite the misgivings were this album ever to be re-packaged yet again they can count on me to buy one but it might finally be provisional!

    But we can still hope some new fans will come along with each new release.

    P.S. I received the Metropolis gig but it won’t play in any of my players so I’ll have to wait and have it converted.

  4. Col59

    I will never tire of listening to this album it’s more than just a classic !
    But 40 years ???????????????? It’s as fresh as ever awesome !

  5. andrewarthur

    Having purchased the new re-mastered ITLOTGAP I have to agree with Rick Chafen`s comments. For me this set could of been very good indeed but alas a wasted opportunity how many versions of one song does anyone need only one especially if the others are really not that different from the original. To my ears the sound quality is no different certainly the traditional Cavavan muffled drum sound is still present and why only Reelin Feelin and Frozen added why not more instead of retreading 9 Feet Underground again very fustrating to say the least. So although I purchased the cd set to support the band I have listened and followed since a lad in Canterbury back in the day this release has left me underwhelmed and could not recommend to anyone but a completeist fan Andy Matthews

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