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MOONMADNESS

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.39 | 2347 ratings

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Silent Knight
4 stars It's a fact that Moonmadness is one of the best Camel albums. But in my opinion this could be one of the best albums of the 70's which is anyway-I mean in terms of sales too, as there is so much more potential inside the songs of this album. I think that the intros of Lunar Sea and Airborn are some of the most beautiful and emotional music I've ever heard! Airborn's main melody, played by Latimer is in my opinion emotionally overwhelming-I still get chills, some 25 years since I've first heard it! Quite the same happens for Lunar Sea intro... But as I've said I think that these songs could have been named as 70's classics-the song development could be greater and more adventurous...great songs anyway. If Song Within A Song was sung by...let's say Steve Walsh or Jon Anderson even better I believe that Camel would have had a big selling hit single... Excellent song by any means anyway... Spirit Of The Water is also a very special song but needed some more development, some more adventure alike Nimrodel. Chord Change is just excellent, no more words needed Summarizing, Moonmadness has much better production than the previous Camel Albums, much better technique, in a way better songwriting but lacks a bit the adventure and the fantasy of Mirage album or the grandeur of The Snow Goose. It is still a great Camel album.
Silent Knight | 4/5 |

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