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MIRAGE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.40 | 2755 ratings

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Tarkus31
4 stars Camel's second album and a step into the prog rock direction.

While their first album was more of a rock album and kinda sounded like Santana to me, this album retains some of the rock feel, but adds more elements of prog rock. There are more instrumentals here, and the album starts to get more of a prog feel. Some of the tracks are a little weak, but there are some that stand out. Easily the best track from the album is Lady Fantasy. It starts off with the organ, and adds all the other istruments in and takes us on a trail for twelve minutes of some very good music. Andrew Latimer plays several amazing guitar solos and often the organ intertwines with the guitar lines to create some pretty good interplay. The second stand out track is Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider. This is a piece written about Lord of the Rings, and helped to inspire thier next album, The Snow Goose. While both Nimrodel and The Procession arent exactly exciting to me, The White Rider is absolutley haunting. Between the flute and bass, combined with some chilling vocals, this peice will remain in you head for a while.

Overall, 4 stars for Mirage, what would launch the prog side of Camel.

Tarkus31 | 4/5 |

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