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Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 1187 ratings

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4 stars I have decided to randomly work my through the reviews of Camel's albums starting with Snow Goose, and now this album, their debut. I was lucky enough to purchase this CD last year for only 2 bucks and it has been WELL worth the cost. "Slow Yourself Down" is classic Camel right from the start...keyboards interlaced with guitar and typical "Nonsense" lyrics. SPeaking of lyrics, "Mystic Queen" has some pretty weird, useless ones but I don't care! They work, and make the song better. This is one of my favs, album version and Live as I have it on the remastered Mirage. "SIx Ate" is my lowpoint. Good but not great, I sometimes skipover it. The next 2, "Seperation" and "Never Let GO" are classic Camel again. If you love Camel, you most likely like these 2 tunes. The last songs are also good, but have not captured me as has the first half of the album. My only complaint might be a somewhat "blurry" sound production but I don't know if that is real or just my copy. I guess it just doesn't feel "crisp or clean" to me. I may want to search out the remastered version. Nevertheless...this is a solid 4 stars in the Camel genre. Below Mirage or Moonmadness but mountains above Single Factor.
mohaveman | 4/5 |


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