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Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.77 | 40 ratings

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memowakeman
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3 stars Very nice footage!!

There may be people who you know but whose prog rock tastes were unknown to you, it happened to me, i have a friend who likes alternative or indie scene, but suddenly he told me that he listened to some prog, so i of course smiled and said to him, why haven't you told me before?. The fact is that this guy lend me some Camel DVD's, this one i am reviewing and a couple more, fantastic thing.

I actually had never watched a Camel DVD, so i was really pleased. This video was released in 2004 and it is not actually a concert, as the name suggests, is a footage so here we can see some performances from different shows and different Camel eras, of course different line-ups.

The video opens with Aristillus as intro, and then it runs in a chronological order, first with "Never Let Go" taken from a 1973 show and a very nice performance. Then it continues with a 3-song performance from 1975 playing some Snow Goose Stuff, beautiful moments, i love that album so seeing it was very nice to me, i enjoyed it. Next, from a 1977 show there is a 5-song performance, taken from Moonmadness and Rain Dances, and for the first time i saw Richard Sinclar in a video with Camel, fantastic, their performance was excellent, i particularly loved Lunar Sea.

Then we have the first 80s Camel sound with the short and catchy "City Life" from their (in my opinion) weak album Nude, the first video featuring Colin Bass. The following performances was 3 years later in 1984, but playing another Nude song, "Captured" and which i could only see in their Pressure Points DVD.

Next we have now the 90īs performances, one from 1992 where they play songs from Dust and Dreams and which i like a lot because it is not a profesional footage, it is an amateur footagr that may have been taken by someone from the audience, pretty cool; and the last from 1997 playing again a couple of Snow Goose songs.

I liked this DVD, because it shows you the band progression through time and their different "faces". My final grade is 3 stars, very good yeah, but non-essential, of course recommendable for you who like Camel.

Enjoy it!!

memowakeman | 3/5 |

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