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3.14 | 758 ratings

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3 stars Nothing special is the best description for this album. Nothing real bad or poor either so a typical 3 star album is the conclusion for the first of a serie of lesser albums by Camel. I'll illustrate it with song by song ratings:

Breathless (4:17) 3,25*. Average song for Camel standard, no specific features, just nice.

Echoes (7:17) 3,5*. Pretty good instrumental effort in the beginning, but again no spectular stuff.

Wing and a prayer (4:41) 3*. This is not average, this is mediocre. Almost below par.

Down on the farm (4:19) 3*. Rock song, vocals in Caravan style with Richard Sinclair. No more than nice.

Starlight ride (3:19) 3*. This one is insignificant as well with some nice wind instr.

Summer Lightning (6:00) 3,75*. Finally a stunning track thanks to an excelling Andy.

You make me smile (4:14) 3*. Starts off surprisingly with some soul/disco like sounds in Raydio style. Well, at least it's original but how low can you sink ?

The Sleeper (7:02) 3,75*. The other highlight of this album. The boys prove here they can still do it. So why only with this 8th track ?? This is 70-s Camel really !

Rainbow's End (2:59) 3*. And then this senseless closer again. What can I say indeed ?!

Good album and that's all, so three stars (3,25).

progrules | 3/5 |


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