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3.62 | 692 ratings

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4 stars As previous reviewers, I also think that this album is "progressive/new age". The music in this album "describes" very well for me the life of the Japanese soldier found years later in an island. It became "descriptive" music once I read the story in the booklet in the CD. In Camel`s official website, there is an explanation (in the "Discography" section) that the story of this album was inspired by several similar cases of lost Japanese soldiers who were found years later still thinking that the Second World War wasn`t over yet .Susan Hoover (Latimer`s wife) wrote the concept for the album and the lyrics (with the "Please come Home" lyrics written by Latimer alone). The recording of this album is very good. "Drafted" was played in a FM Radio station in my country, a very good Radio station now defunct. For me, this album describes very well the pre-war life of the soldier ("City Life"), the draft for the army ("Drafted"), the loss of the soldier ("Beached"), his life in the island ("Landscapes", "Changing Places"), and how he was found years later ("Captured", "The Homecoming"), plus his feelings about returning to his country and how he couldn`t "adapt" to the life in his country 30 years later ("Lies") and finally, despite the good reception given to him, he finally leaves his country to retun to the life he had before he was found ("The Last Farewell"). A very good album, sometimes underrated, it was their last album recorded with original drummer Andy Ward.
Guillermo | 4/5 |


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