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HARBOUR OF TEARS

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.73 | 422 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer
4 stars Probably Camel´s best studio work since the magnificent first four albums. I never thought that I´d ever even be interested in Camel´s music after their hideous string of 80´s 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. It´s 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 today´s 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 Camel´s style when they started in the 70´s, 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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