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Symphonic Prog

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars This is an excellent piece of work in my opinion and one of my favourite Camel albums. Following the concept story of a Japanese soldier found on an island many years after WW2 it's already very intriguing and the music beautifully tells the story from beginning to end with the track titles painting the picture.

I'd describe the first number "City Life" as pop/rock but another reviewer described it as soft prog which I think is suitable, it's an unusual piece. The music is great from the start, although it sounds very different to Camel's previous releases. "Drafted" is particularly touching when you listen to the words and think what it's all about.

The album soon moves on to some more progressive instrumental pieces which are quite exciting and fitting for the concept. Then, there are some changes again with some stunning, floating ambient tracks. And "Lies" has a bluesy feel to it before the album gets ready for it's close.

"Nude" takes you on a journey and throughout the album you"ll find it warm, uplifting as well as moving, gentle and graceful. It is generally very underrated. My rating: Four juicy stars.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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