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Symphonic Prog

2.87 | 619 ratings

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4 stars This record shows the passage between original CAMEL and the new CAMEL of the 80's. Richard Sinclair and Pete Bardens have left the group, so it is normal that music changes too. But when you realize that they hired the marvelous Kit Watkins on keyboards (HAPPY THE MAN), you do not feel doubtful at all. I must admit that some songs are not extremely good ("Wait", "Neon Magic", "Remote Romance"), but they are certainly not bad. Actually, no songs are bad; some are even funny, never monotonous and surprisingly full of changing patterns. It is almost pop progressive.

At least, the prog purist should like the 2 masterpieces onto which Kit Watkins plays the keyboards (there is another keyboard player who plays on some worse tracks): "Eye of the Storm" and "Ice". "Ice" is a perfect progression of tender electric guitars and keyboards in a very sentimental mood: more than 10 minutes! "Eye of the Storm" is a beautiful relaxing track full of symphonic keyboards, melodic flute, undefined string instrument notes and delightful fretless bass.

greenback | 4/5 |


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