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3.75 | 620 ratings

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4 stars The album opens with a superb Celtic type female singing, followed up by some Celtic music. The tone is set for the next seventy-one minutes. Plenty of Irish music here, the CAMEL way. The vocals of Andy Latimer takes over on the superb title track. It is then followed by a mix of good old CAMEL and Celtic music. The lyrics is about leaving Ireland for the new world. Which is a tragic story. But they left the famined Ireland and a certain death in the potato famine for a bright new world in USA. Yes, I have lived in Northern Ireland so I know Irish history pretty well. I also know the landscape there pretty well. I therefore immerse myself in this album.

The music is a bit one dimensional. That is my only gripe with this album. This album is also more or less one seventy-one minutes long symphony. I personally regard it as one symphony and not thirteen single tracks. The guitar work from Andy Latimer is superb. The flutes is superb. All the Celtic instruments is superb. The mood in this album is somber, as it should be. It is a true concept album and one of the better ones. Although a bit one dimensional. I think it is a superb album which ebbs and flows throughout with it's mix of Celtic music and CAMEL. I regard it as one of the best albums from CAMEL.

4 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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