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4 stars Well I 've already rated the audio cd version regarding the present live dated 1984, which has been "video remastered" in a remarkable manner... by means of this famous concert gig in London A. Latimer & C. let their melodic prog music play as an accessible stuff for a wider crowd, usually not involved with such a diverse light prog rock genre. However, before this one, I suggest to buy their recent representation live on stage in the USA concerning the "Harbour of Tears" Tour, that's "A Coming of Age": unfortunately this latter is available in the underground music shop only, being suitable for their "aficionados" (not for the fans of the commercial mainstream I mean...). The short frame concerning the concept album "The Snow goose" ("Rhayder" and "Rhayader goes to town") is tasteful, but naturally "La Princesse Perdue" is their true surprise, being one of the bonus tracks along with a few old songs such as "Never Let go" or "Uneven Song" for example, which you couldn't find within the audio cd version (entitled "Pressure Points" live). Moreover I wanna make a special mention for "Hymn To Her", a delightful execution at the guitar for Andy, in the vein of his instrumental best tunes like for instance "Ice" or the recent "The Hour candle", as usual "must-have" tracks during his famous live performances. Instead talking about their commercial tunes, as I don't like the "Stationary Traveller" album, I can't listen to the title track nor to "West Berlin", a couple of pop songs which I don't like very much...nevermind, the present DVD witnesses the best period for Camel (talking about the feedback by European and American people, almost making every album of the eighties a best-seller).

Nowadays the future of the band is obscured by dark clouds, but I like to wish them a long live tour in the next years - and this is my hope at least!!

lor68 | 4/5 |


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