Header
Camel - The Snow Goose CD (album) cover

THE SNOW GOOSE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1552 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

H.NOT
4 stars The Snow Goose is a very ambitious record for a so young band at the time (just Camel's third LP) and can certainly be considered as one of the best in a sub symphonic prog category : instrumental with an orchestra.

Andy Latimer and Peter Bardens proove on this one they were two great composers (if necessary because previous LP Mirage was already outstanding). The Snow Goose is full of very nice melodies. The "songs" are short but the whole record is very well constructed and totally coherent. The use of the orchestra isn't too forced and there is no gap with the band sound.

So is it a masterpiece of prog music ? I don't think so. In fact, The Snow Goose is too well constructed. I mean everything is under control. There is no madness or improvisation in this music. Everything is at his right place and played with elegance but I personnally appreciate a bit more of spontaneity in creation.

Conclusion : an excellent addition to any prog music collection. To be heard by people who appreciate symphonic prog on his softer side.

H.NOT | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Share this CAMEL review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.02 seconds