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THE SNOW GOOSE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1525 ratings

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Prog Leviathan
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3 stars This instrumental album holds a fine place in any classic-prog lover's collection for its lush compositions and iconic feel, but doesn't have enough gusto to go the distance when the listener's mood isn't right.

"Snow Goose" features fine compositions and playing throughout, with the interplay between instruments and the transitions between movements standing out as the highlights for me. There aren't really any "songs", since the ablum flows together so well. Really, this is an album-length work spread out over several tracks. Its approachable and melodic tone takes the listener on simplistic journey through the realms of classic-prog. There are a few rousing upbeat moments, but overall "Snow Goose" takes its time to meander through delicate melodies. It has a definite '70's vibe to it, which is cool; it is uniquely optomistic feeling album, and makes for excellent, relaxing background music.

There isn't much here which will make the listener's ears perk-up, or challenge their sensabilities. The instrumentalists are all proficient, but lack energy. "Snow Goose" has a very luke-warm feeling which won't make an impression on some. I lean towards heavier music myself, but still enjoy this album's light symphonic feel, and appreciate it as an elegant snap-shot of '70's prog. Hardly comparable to the giants of the day though.

Songwriting: 3 Instrumental Performances: 3 Lyrics/Vocals: NA Style/Emotion/Replay: 2

Prog Leviathan | 3/5 |

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