Caravan announce massive 37-disc deluxe box set

Caravan
(Image credit: Caravan)

Legendary UK prog rockers Caravan have announce they will release a massive 37-disc deluxe box set in August. You can watch a video trailer for the new release below.

Who Do We Think We Are?, which has been put together with the band's full co-operation, is the ultimate celebration of the Canterbury band and will be released through Madfish Records on August 20.

The set runs to a staggering 37 discs, including all the official Caravan albums – studio and live recordings among them – are joined by eleven discs of previously unreleased live performances. A Blu-ray includes Steven Wilson’s 5.1 surround sound mix of the classic In the Land of Grey and Pink album. In addition, a DVD includes vintage European TV performances from 1971 – 1981 (London Marquee, German TV’s Swing In, Bataclan, Paris & French TV show 'Pop 2').

The lavish packaging of the set reflects the band’s stature. A hardback coffee table book features rare Caravan photos and memorabilia, and a full discography. A second Fan Club book assembles historic press articles from across the band’s career, alongside a new interview with founder member Pye Hastings. 

Every copy of the box includes photos signed by the three surviving members of the original Caravan line-up: Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair and David Sinclair. The celebration continues with a selection of memorabilia: a Caravan-centric map of Canterbury; a specially commissioned Caravan family tree poster, charting their long and circuitous progress; and two replica 1970s gig posters.

The full contents are as follows:

  • 16 Newly remastered studio albums and four official live albums
  • 11 discs of previously unreleased concert recordings on Blu-ray for the first time 
  • 48/24 stereo and 5.1 mix by Steven Wilson of In The Land Of Grey And Pink
  • DVD including rare footage from The Marquee 1971, Rock En Stock 1972, Bataclan 1973 and French TV Performance 1981
  • Individually signed photo by the three surviving members Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair, and Richard Sinclair
  • 144 page hardback coffee table book featuring rare photographs and memorabilia
  • A4 fan club mini book featuring archive articles and an up-to-date interview with Pye Hastings
  • A4 replica tour programme for Blind Dog At St Dunstans
  • For Girls That Grow Plump In The Night replica press pack
  • Caravan’s Trip Down Memory Lain map of Canterbury 
  • Illustrated family tree
  • Two Replica Posters 

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.