When Steve Miller and Richard Sinclair departed Caravan following the release of Waterloo Lily in early 1972, with Pye Hastings’ discovery of new boy Geoffrey Richardson, the touring line-up was completed by Stuart Evans on bass and the well travelled Derek Austin on keyboards.
No album was released by this line-up of Caravan, although they toured extensively. While on the 1972 December tour in Paris, Caravan recorded this performance of ‘The Love in Your Eye’ for Rockenstock (broadcast January 2nd 1973) with a work in progress version of the finale from ‘Memory Lain, Hugh’ providing a suitable introduction and outro. Interestingly the network doubled Caravan’s performance with a one off pairing of the original Hatfield and the North lineup (featuring Caravan’s recently departed Dave Sinclair) with guest vocalist Robert Wyatt. These two experimental line-ups were not to last, with Dave departing Hatfield almost immediately after the recording and Derek and Stuart departing Caravan after the early 1973 tour.
Pye Hastings – lead guitar / vocals
Richard Coughlan – drums
Geoffrey Richardson – viola
Derek Austin – organ
Stuart Evans – bass
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