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3.38 | 68 ratings

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4 stars I've been following Clive Nolan's career for many years ago, and even when considered most of his works more than average (Except Pendragon who are usually outstanding), there was something missing, he required some extraordinary piece of ambitious music to fit his excellent technique and brilliant sound, an album of epic proportions....Well, here it is, She is an epic, pompous and well elaborate PROG OPERA, just what any typical Proghead would love.

But of course CAAMORA is not Clive Nolan alone, after listening Agneiszka Swita, and having the chance to see her, enjoy her voice, great charisma and sympathy, you will probably fall on love, she provides exactly what Clive isn't able, the human and charismatic side plus a wonderful voice (despite the fact that Clive's vocals were surprisingly good).

The music itself goes from simple and melodic to pompous and self indulgent (something I love); frantic and brilliant, with radical changes separate acts where the strength of the composition and performance can be appreciated, there's something for every taste and a party for those of us who love radical variations and versatility.

The whole structure and arrangements are almost perfect, but if I had to point a highlight, I would stay with the magnificent choral work, it's just brilliant.

Now, for those worried for the genre.........I'm sure you will find something you like, because She moves from classical Neo Prog and pristine Symphonic to Hard Rock that borders Prog metal, so you will find something you like.

It's also notice to listen the fantastic voice of Christina Booth (Magenta) as guest in this album, plus the strong lineup formed by musicians of Pallas, Pendragon and IQ, not a single weak link.

Won't go to a song to song analysis as I usually do, because this is a conceptual album and must be appreciated as a whole, and believe me it's worth to listen the two CD's from start to end.

Four solid stars for a very solid album, ideal for older Progheads and anybody who miss the excesses of early Prog, and a nice story to complement.

Ivan_Melgar_M | 4/5 |


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