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Symphonic Prog

3.45 | 212 ratings

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3 stars Camel release this live album in a period when they were a little bit in decline, the mid '80 were no longer the golden years of prog, so they manage only to survive in the shadow of hard/heavy machine who just get biger and biger in that period. After some mediocre albums like Single factor or Stationary Traveller, when they departure more and more from that symphonic greatness of the '70's albums, they wanted to release a second live album after the excellent A Live Record. Well to tell the truth only some pieces are worth mentioning here, the whole album sounds very unintristing and capture only the moments of last 2-3 albums.Anyway some good examples of Camel's best efforts from this period are: Sasquatch, a great instrumental one that shows Camel still rocks and very good, West Berlin and the couple of tracks from the famous Snow goose, the rest are ok but very pale and without any vein of the Camel's best efforts. Still a pleasent album as whole, I've listen to this live album in my car, because at home I didn't have the patience to spin it at once . 2.5 rounded to 3, because Camel remains one of the best bands ever in prog field, and they know how to pleases every fan, even with lesser and most unintristing pieces. Not recommended, not one of the best lives from '80's but capture Came's '80's popish period very well.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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