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THE SNOW GOOSE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1559 ratings

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The Lost Chord
5 stars 10/10 Masterpiece

Absolute masterpiece in every sense of the word. Camel stuns the music scene with this musical inspiration based on the short story "The Snow Goose" from Paul Gallico. The entire band is spot on technically, the music is absolutely WONDERFUL and the album as a whole is a masterwork of pure genius. This is the album to fall in love with Andy Latimer's guitarwork. He absolute ruins you on this album with the most subtle choice of notes on "The Snow Goose"(track)...a melody that always gets me. Aside from just Latimers guitar you have some of the greatest keyboard moments ever through Pete Bardens on tracks like "Rhayader Goes To Town" and especially "La Princess Perdue". And then there is Andy Ward who has, in my opinion, his best drumming moments of their entire career on this album. It is also wonderful to have Doug Ferguson still feeling great, playing amazing bass and loving this scene (he would later have to leave the band due to changes in direction and opinion of other members, especially Andy Ward and his drumming vs. Dougs bass playing).

Anyways, when it comes to this entire genius album as a whole, it really encompasses the beauty and passion of the old Gallico story. This album inspired me to buy a copy of "The Snow Goose" by Gallico and read it. I cried, of course, and knowing this was the inspiration for the album I listened again and loved it even more. I had been listening to this album about a year before I read the book also.

"The Snow Goose" is an album that must be felt, and lived. I cannot describe the beauty of this because it is in the heart and soul of the listener. You will find this an album you will want to share with the world, and beautiful work of art that will take you to a place of peace, love and no worrying. The albums sails off with "La Princess Perdue" and "The Great Marsh" in only the most perfect of ways. Camel is now officially one of the best prog bands in history with this album, and it doesn't end here. "The Snow Goose" is a landmark moment for the band, and despite later troubles the band still pushes out amazing works, and to this day the Camel vibe lives on.

The Lost Chord | 5/5 |

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