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Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 1189 ratings

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4 stars Yes, I know I should not be reviewing an album with more than 200 x reviews. But in this case, we are talking about one of the classic albums and a great album too.

Camel are listed under the Symphonic Prog label here in ProgArchives. But this album is a fully fledged Canterbury Scene album. I believe that the band also originate from this cathedral city in Kent, England. But I may be wrong. Anyway, Camel debuted with an album in this genre and most of the stuff here is very similar to what Caravan was doing at that time. Camel was only a sigarette paper more symphonic than Caravan. I love both symphonic prog and the Canterbury scene so this album goes down like honey among grizzly bears in my home.

The opener Slow Yourself Down is very much in the Caravan camp with the catchy, poppy verse-bridge-verse structure. Camel branches more out into Canterbury and symphonic prog on the other songs. The stuff is always interesting though and there is never a dull moment on this album. Nuff said about an album with over 200 reviews. This is a great album in my book.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |


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