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3 stars CAMEL's career begun in 1971 as a bass/guitar/drums trio called ''The Brew'', but with the addition of Peter Bardens on keyboards they were renamed to CAMEL,while their first gig was at Waltham Forest Technical College of London as supporters to Wishbone Ash.In August 1972 they were signed by the MCA Label and in early 73' ''Camel'',their debut,was published.This album showed an open-minded band full of high skills and ambition but with a somewhat undeveloped personal style.''Camel'' is actually a mix of classic rock tunes with smooth progressive elements.The musicianship is based on Andy Latimer's calm,melodic guitars,Barden's fantastic Hammond organ parts,while the rhythm section is very tight.Sometimes seems like the band is in a mood for jamming,flirting with Canterbury prog and jazz.''Camel'' was a very strong start for CAMEL and,though not exactly an adventuruous release,I recommend this one highly to all lovers of tight,really well-composed classic/progressive rock!
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