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Camel - The Snow Goose CD (album) cover




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4.29 | 2102 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I know for a lot of CAMEL fans this all-instrumental concept album is their favourite. So let me first apologize for the low rating, but I cannot get into this one, never have been able to. Sure there's lots to like here, but it doesn't have those contrasts i like. This is mostly pleasant, well played melodic music. Again that's a good thing, but it's too much of the same thing. I am a big CAMEL fan, and if you look at my ratings for their albums you can see that I really do love this band.This is just one I can't get into although i've heard a couple of live versions of this that I have liked better.There i've defended my rating enough already. Haha.

Some highlights for me include "Rhayader" which is such a tribute to Latimer's flute playing. Barden's keyboard work also stands out. A feel good song for me. "The Snow Goose" features electric guitar, organ and drums that all create a beautiful sound.

"Migration" is a highlight for me because of the vocal melodies and the drumming of Andy Ward. "Preperation" is great with the flute, keys and guitar. Some haunting vocal melodies as well. "Dunkirk" is led by organ and drums until the guitar comes in around a minute.This one's my favourite.The tempo picks up late, great finish.

So yes this is for most one of the best CAMEL albums ever recorded. For others like myself not so much. I unnderstand though that if you look into the concept of it that it makes a big diifference.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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