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3.75 | 656 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Probably Camelīs best studio work since the magnificent first four albums. I never thought that Iīd ever even be interested in Camelīs music after their hideous string of 80īs albums that followed Breathless (which was quite weak itself). But it seems that Andrew latimer has found his inspiring muse after all. A truly poingnant album, Harbour Of Tears is also the only CD I know that blends celtic music with prog rock and totally succeeds. That is no small feat.

All the tracks follow a kind of story line and there are absolute no fillers anywhere. Itīs a great pleasure to listen to this album. Very emotional and well crafted, Latimer proves that music is the expression of feelings and emotions. His vocals are a bit limited but he sings with passion and conviction, which moves the listener almost as much as his music. Certainly all his trademarks guitar solos are here. Many todayīs prog guitarrists were influenced by his clean, emotional style and listening to this album you understand why.

Harbour Of Tears is not really too close to Camelīs style when they started in the 70īs, but it also has some similarities. A highly emotional album mixing progressive music and celtic (specially Irish) music that bears all the trademarks of a truly great work. A must have for any proghead or music lover in general. Highly recommended!

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |


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