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THE PARIS COLLECTION

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.53 | 59 ratings

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genbanks
5 stars GREAT. This live performance of Camel is IMO almost a masterpiece, and I say almost because some of the tracks are not the best of the band. Being a live album, the sound is great and very clear. Because the health problems of Andy Latimer, the album is mainly instrumental, and the few vocals are in charge of Colin Bass, and his voice sounds really amazing. The version of Ice is the best I ever heard of this fantastic track. Chord change, a good instrumental, now sounds incredible superb, and for me is the best of the Paris Collection, with a great performance of Latimer and the hammond solo by Leblanc at the end is unique. Fingertips, another song that not means to much for me in the original version, sounds here far better. And Sahara, the other highlight...pure feeling. Finally Lady Fantasy is here maybe the best live version of this iconic prog track. Slow yourslef down is good too. The rest is nothing special. Not Seconds Out or Peter Gabriel Plays Live, not Pulse, but from the humility of this band and all this feeling around this music, quietly I can give it five stars.
genbanks | 5/5 |

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