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Camel - The Snow Goose CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.29 | 2095 ratings

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5 stars The case is just like album:Simple but efficient.The snow goose is inspired of a book written by Paul Gallico and having precisely as name The snow goose,as its specified on the case.Unfortunately for the not English-speaking this book being never translated into Francais.I did not read it and could not therefore enunciate the different rapprochement which could be made between the album and the book.

The first thing which impresses when they end up listening to the album it is that this one is only instrumental,there is not singing.The snow goose is a concept album,its has say that all pieces overlap between them to give the impression that the album tells a history (here in this case the book of Paul Gallico).When the album is made as a whole and or there is no separation piece enters,the title concept album is has its paroxysm.Its for these two reasons (purely instrumental album and concept album) that melody maker(more ancient Anglo-Saxon musical magazine)will give the snow goose as better hope of year 1975.The snow goose is(with Mirage)the opus of Camel which remains most longer in the English charts(13 weeks, gold album). The album is very approachable of listening,the simple but spellbinding melodies,it frees from it a magical,fantastic and all at once peaceful and comforting atmosphere.It is rather hard to establish a point of comparison with other albums of other groups seen that The snow goose is in every way unique but they can really bring closer to it of in the land of grey and pink of Caravan which is a bit in the same register.

Rhayaderis different from other pieces notably because the flute is there ubiquitous and she is put forward a lot.On Rhayader Goes to Town likeness is more than remarkable,they would believe hear a solo of Gimour!Andrew's style getting closer a tremendous number of Gilmour's very sophisticated and very sought-after style.The snow goosemade left the titles which I prefer,the guitar am refined and the piece in itself is comforting and unaccustomed.TitleFriendshipintroduces a rather medieval introduction,of time or castles,princes and kings made left integrant of this world.A wandering and bouncy piece.In Migrationthey change register absolutely,here recklessness and lazing about are both words which would define this piece at best.Both titles which follow:Rhayader aloneand Flight of the snow goosewhen has them are a preamble of the fact that will become Camel in the second two opuses(Moonmadness and Rain dances)its has say a music closer to a lunar and detached style.Preparation introduces the intro same that Friendshipin lightened,always with tones very magical and going out with a singing of foghorn straight of the imagination,here punctuated with a synthetisor reproducing an aquatic ambience in marvel.Dinkirkin air for show serviceman,on a bottom of perpetual rotations.Epitath is in almost religious connotation,of introversion or one hear a carillon of clock,as for the previous title ambience is rather heavy.Can be that in the book of Paul Gallico,these instants re-introduce turns of history,I cannot say to you...Firtha alone seems to be a kind of resurgence after the previous two titles.On La princesse perdue(yes title is definitely in Frenchman,be why going to know ^^) jollity returned and everything seems prosperous.The last piece is in the identity of the first (they have the same title),it introduces a very aquatic ambience,or foghorns are put forward,one hear sea gulls sound plan there behind...

To end,I would say that this album will delight the dreamers and the persons a bit with the head in stars but it will also please other listeners.Its difficult not to stick and it would be stupid to miss an album as this one.

Legionnary | 5/5 |


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