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NUDE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.61 | 528 ratings

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lor68
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4 stars This stuff is "Aor/New age oriented" almost all along its length;instead the rest is symphonic: such an excellent and underrated album from the eighties, probably the first important work by Andrew Latimer considered to be in the vein of the music genre indicated above. Well looking for his symphonic stuff, you start finding three symphonic tracks here, as from "Docks", "Beached",until you are involved also with such a new-age oriented "Landscape"; and these ones are followed by interesting "Ethnical sounds" till the end. Andrew Latimer is able to change moods and styles, by adding also something new and diverse in every album (apart from some stuff , such as that one-too much light- into "I can see your house...", "Stationary Traveller"; something mainstream into "Breathless" as well and into the disappointing "The Single Factor"). But talking about "Nude", I regard this album as one of the most interesting by CAMEL. It is based upon the story of a soldier, called "Nude", who was forgotten in a far away isle of the Pacific ocean, near Japan, during the 2nd world war. Many years after the end of the war, nobody went to such atoll and find him, in order to tell him that he could come back home... when the Japanese Government sent some public servants in the recent times (in the sixties), they found him without cloths and for this reason his nickname became "NUDE". Nevertheless he was not concerned about the possibility of living the rest of his life over there!!

The only inconsistent track is the first one,"City Life", but if you listen to the whole stuff by Andrew Latimer, during his long career, you understand that every album contains one uneven/sloppy track at least and one/a couple of jewels as well (sometimes many more)!!

Recommended and inspiring album!! Of course it's not the 1st place to start with their music...

lor68 | 4/5 |

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