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2.87 | 625 ratings

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3 stars An important album

Through this album I knew Camel for the first time because their previous releases were not known yet in my country by that time. You could put things in perspective that by the time I knew this 'I can See Your House from Here' I already got Yes 'Fragile", 'Close To The Edge' and also Genesis 'Nursery Cryme" as wll as "Selling England by The Pound". So when it came into my ears, I was not impressed at all with Camel. I was like, when I was bored with Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Tull or Gentle Giant and then I refreshed with something else: Camel. But it's not something phenomenal, musically, for me. Only then I started to know the band with its previous releases like "MoonMadness" which is a masterpiece, "Mirage", "Breathless" and so on. That's why this album is important to me.

One tune that struck me at that time was "Hymn to Her" which sounded symphonic and melodic to my ears. I also enjoyed the long instrumental piece "Ice". The rest sound poppy to me even though it's not truly pop mainstream, actually. One thing I noticed was that there was an influence of new wave / punk music in the music. Well, you know, Rupert Hine is here as well. I enjoy the work of Mel Collins with his sax.

Overall, it's just good. Keep on proggin'...!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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