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CLOAK AND DAGGER MAN

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.08 | 5 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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3 stars Added pressure

Cloak And Dagger Man is a song taken from Camel's 1984 album Stationary Traveller. It was released as a single in the same year to promote said album and the present review is about the 12" version of that single having as its b-side an extended version of Pressure Points.

While Cloak And Dagger Man is a good song, it is clearly with the b-side that the real interest lies with this single. Calling it an "extended" version is a bit misleading since, as far as I understand, this longer version is actually the original one, and the shorter version that appears on the album is an edit of the same. The edited album version ran to only just over two minutes while the present version is over six minutes in length. The longer version is the better one and I presume that it was cut for the album for reasons of space.

The extended version has since been included as a bonus track on some CD re-issues of the Stationary Traveller album.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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