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4.05 | 786 ratings

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5 stars well i wasn't expecting this... absolutly superb stuff from camel, it took a little time to grow on me i don't really know why , but i can't stop playing it now.. i have their 70's albums but never took the chance of hearing any of their 80's or 90's stuff.. this is the first album i tried because of the high praises and i must say i'm blown away to say the least . andrew latimer certainly kept the spirit of camel alive and rocking , music is in the same symphonic style like their 70's albums but defintely is fresh very mature and interesting.

i'll be brief about the songs and just say what i like.. three wishes starts like a pink floyd song, "shine on you crazy diamond " like, but this is still andy, great sound, the song melody is just fantastic it is well crafted and of course what a solo from andy, it all falls right in the second song , this one is on the mellow side great guitar and guitar sound throughout...what a stunning start of an album. the final encore and rajaz demonstrates how interesting they can be , great arrangements and atmosphere - they are masters!! shout is nice laid back kind of suits the flow of the album , not every song has to be an epic or change every minute or have killer solo...bravo i like it. straight to my heart is a typical great camel song with its guitar melody that stays in your head. sahara is one of the highlights here with mellow start with great guitar , it then slowly buids and ends calmly , nice... lawrence ends this album with another killer song fantastic atmosphere with great keys , they definitely know how to do it .

in conclusion camel really out did them selves this time and managed to create an album with no mistakes !! full of beautiful melodies stunning guitars and well crafted songs this is a must have for every camel fan and non camel of course, all you guitar fans will dig this. i must say the songs really suits the album cover , i can really feel the desert and sand , or is it just me?! i'll rate it 4.75 rounded to 5 , it deserves it...

Sagichim | 5/5 |


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