02. How Goes The Night ? (0:15)
03. Devoke Water (4:51)
04. Birds And Small Furry Beasts (3:19)
05. As Clouds Gather (3:45)
06. Storm (2:59)
07. Ah Well, You Can Only Get Wet! (1:56)
08. Dawn (7:05)
09. Morning Song (3:09)
10. On The Moor(3:09)
11. Roundelay (0:51)
12. Etude (3:33)
13. A Rhythmic Stroll (1:12)
14. Sunset Wading (2:35)
John G. Perry / bass, vocals, piano
Michael Giles / drums
Rupert Hine / piano, electric piano, celeste, Moog, vocals
Geoffrey Richardson / viola, flute
Morris Pert / marimba, vibes, percussion
Elio D'Anna / sax, flute
Corrado Rustici / guitar
Simon Jeffes / koto, string quartet conductor
And with :
Beryl Streeter / vocals;
Roger Glover / A.R.P. synthesizer;
Gavyn Wright / 1st violin;
Steve Rowlinson / 2nd violin;
Levine Andradi / viola
Helen Liebman / cello
A very smooth album with an impressive lounge feeling and influences from jazz rock,Canterbury prog,psych-, classical- and even world music.Hard to be compared the album features some hypnotic arrangements based on the combination of steady rhythms and various solos,coming from guitars,violins,flutes and keys.So,when needing something trully compelling yet quite calm at the same time,''Sunset wedding'' is your thing...
God bless Estoteric records for running a reissue series on some of the Canterbury Scene artists. They have done a careful job of remastering and that shows.
'Sunset Wading' is an album I have been looking for for quite some time and I am pleased to say it lives up to its reputation as a lost classic of pastoral, jazzy prog-rock. Perry's bass-playing shines throughout but does not dominate the proceedings and the whole is a tasteful and relaxing experience that gives you the choice to either sink into it or to allow it to drift along as abackground. A balance that few albums can achieve.
The incomparable Mike Giles is also masterfully active on the drums and Geoff Richardson's viola brings the Caravan sound back in places.
John Perry was a major contributor to my favourite Caravan LP 'For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night' and here his talents as a writer and leader are evident.