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4.06 | 817 ratings

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5 stars Surprisingly a very good album which has to be among Camel's greatest. Great guitars and good singing and lyrics through the album - though a little to much of moody landscapes and keyboard-solos. The record lacks of rythm changes and that bluesy and rock'n'roll-touches from early days and that's so sad - otherwise it would have been a masterpiece.

Three Wishes (4+) Instrumental piece with a moody beginning of sliding guitars and a cautious rythm on the keyboards. A very good song which has been purely fantastic with more rock'n roll. When the drums begin the song flies away a little and the song is mostly guitar based, though very well played.

Lost And Found (4+) I really like the rythm here and the singing. A little dumb rythm sometimes but in combination with the guitars and bass that is pretty good. Great guitar play.

The Final Encore (4+) Not a very interesting beginning of the song but it gets better with the organ and guitar and especially the arabian notes just before the good singing.

Rajaz (5+) Great singing from the start and a marvellous acoustic guitar. For my taste one of the best songs of the album.

Shout (4+) A nice song with some tocking rythm drums and a bit flairy singing voice. The song is pretty good but nothing fantastic - maybe because it's too much of moody without any great meat in it.

Straight To My Heart (5+) A very nice beginning - again with great singing and beautiful acoustic guitar. Very competent play in the whole song - the solo guitar is so good!

Sahara (5+) A instrumental piece - and it's so good! Wonderful guitar intro - so smooth and moody with dreamy drums in the background. Again, after 4 minutes there's some great arabic tunes and I love it! Might be my favourite on this record.

Lawrence (4+) A moody beginning with a sense of tension, then som pretty heavy drums begins and some very nice flute. The singing is very much David Gilmour-alike and the overall music is much like Gilmour-Pink Floyd. But that does'nt do anything because the music is of such high quality and with great feeling and good descent instrumental work. Some very nice guitar solos here - but again, very Gilmour-alike... I really enjoy the section after 7 minutes.

JackDaniel | 5/5 |


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