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CAMEL 73 - 75 GODS OF LIGHT

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.86 | 75 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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4 stars This live album is partially very similar to their "official boot" one : "On The Road 1972". Three songs were already featured but in different versions : "Gods Of Light Revisited" is longer here and more structured, "White Rider" is smoothly played and it's a very emotional moment, and finally "Lady Fantasy" of which the finale is really great. Each version is superior here compared to "OnThe Road 1972".

The first difference is "Arubaluba" which replaces "Six Ate". It is also a better choice. This rendition is absolutely WILD. Sounds almost as an early Floyd live track (67 - 68 period).

The real bonus here is the twenty-seven minutes medley for "Snow Goose". This almost complete suite is an even better choice than a full rendition. In my review for the studio work, I mentioned that it was a bit too monotonous, so we avoid this with this "shorter" version.

This live version is rawer, more interesting thanks to its harder attack. I even prefer this version to the one available on the remastered "A Live Record" with the London Symphonic Orchestra. It's the best I've heard actually.

It is a very good representation of their early days' live performances. Camel sounded even psyche at times ("Gods Of Light", "White Rider" and "Arubaluba" are good examples). The sound of this recording is really good (specially during "Snow Goose").

Since I rated "On The Road 1972" three stars and that this one is definitely better, I will rate it four stars. I just wonder why it took Camel so long to release this one ?

ZowieZiggy | 4/5 |

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