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THE SNOW GOOSE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1590 ratings

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Marty McFly
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4 stars Maybe the best album to start your Camel experience with. Unless you're against instrumental only albums (I fortunately am not), you will probably (means most likely) be captured by beauty of this water bird.

One thing I noticed instantly when I heard it was Caravan keyboards and instruments of (that were most famously used in Prog by) Gryphon. In broader meaning, you can relate these facts to influencing sound of Snow Goose.

This album is simply lovely. Short songs (eh, the longest has a little bit over 5 minutes) are interesting enough, even some sound patterns are used more times (second half of Preparations and whole Epitaph are basically the same thing) and of course there is something like TSG adventurous theme. But it's too much of re-using to make whole LP length as interesting as normal album would be. It's concept album, even more, it's an adaptation. And it's nice, but still, just

4(+) for pleasant album with let's say 25-30 minutes of solid music. The rest are just echoes.

Marty McFly | 4/5 |

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