Caravan and the New Symphonia

Caravan and the New Symphonia is a record by Caravan recorded on 28 October 1973 at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane and originally released in 1974 on UK Decca's subsidiary Deram. Bringing the band and The New Symphonia Orchestra together for this recording was the work of Martyn Ford, conductor of the New Symphonia, and John G. Perry, who played bass with Caravan at the time. An expanded and re-ordered version was published in 2001. This version claims to have the tracks in the order as played.

Caravan and the New Symphonia
Live album by
Released19 April 1974
February 2001 (re-issue)
Recorded28 October 1973
VenueTheatre Royal in Drury Lane on the Pye Mobile Recording Unit
GenreProgressive rock, Canterbury scene
78.14 (re-issue)
ProducerDavid Hitchcock
Caravan chronology
For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
Caravan and the New Symphonia
Cunning Stunts
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Track listing (original issue)

Side one
1."Introduction"Simon Jeffes5:55
2."Mirror for the Day"Pye Hastings4:19
3."The Love in Your Eye"Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings, Richard Sinclair12:02
Side two
1."Virgin on the Ridiculous"Pye Hastings6:53
2."For Richard"Richard Coughlan, Pye Hastings, Dave Sinclair, Richard Sinclair13:48

Track listing (re-issue)


Backing vocals
The New Symphonia

Martyn Ford (conductor), Richard Studt (leader), Irvine Arditti, Paul Beer, Ted Chance, Andrew Cauthery, Roger Chase, Lynden Cranham, Michael Crowther, Robin Davies, Rita Eddowes, Liz Edwards, Wilfred Gibson, Lucy Finch, Jo Frohlich, Wilf Gibson, Roy Gillard, Michael Harris, Tony Harris, Jimmy Hastings, Terry Johns, Skaila Kanda, Skaila Kanga, Garry Kettell, Chris Laurence, Helen Liebmann, Stephen May, Donald McVay, Dee Partridge, Geoff Perkins, Morris Pert, Mike Perton, Martin Robinson, Godfrey Salmon, Jan Schlapp, Colin Walker, Cathy Weiss, Robin Williams, Dave Woodcock, Nick Worters, Gavyn Wright.


  1. Planer, Lindsay. "Caravan & the New Symphonia - Caravan | AllMusic". Retrieved 23 June 2011.
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