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5 stars When I was a teenager I used to listen to Tears for Fears, Simple Minds, Nik Kershaw and Kate Bush. At the age of seventeen I worked in a supermarket. Some of my collegues there were really into symphonic rock. One of the guys gave me a bunch of CD's to try out. Among them were: H to He who am the only one, by Van der Graaf Generator, Tarkus from Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Atom Heart Mother by Pink Floyd and a few other great albums. Most of these albums were a bit to much at the time. I simply had to get used to the sounds.

One album I really loved right away, though. You've already found out which: of course it's the Snow Goose by Camel.

The same as is the case with the other albums I've mentioned, the Snow Goose is a true SYMPHONIC album, with flutes, recorders, clarinets, recorders and the like. A really classical arrangement so to speak. My favourite track is Rhayader goes to town. This track shows Andy Latimer at his best. A great guitar piece!

Most of the time, music that comes quickly, also goes quickly. Not in this case, however. The Snow Goose was the best album in the 'bunch of CD's' that was lended to me and still is an album that I really love to listen to. This does not mean that I don't like the other albums of the bunch, but they had to grow on me.

The Snow Goose was great at first listen and still is a lovely album to listen to. For Camel this album meant the had arrived.

Kanda | 5/5 |


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