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Symphonic Prog

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Frankie Flowers
4 stars What an amazing debut! I must say that It's very hard to find bands of young musicians as exciting and talented as this these days. Although most Camel fans consider albums like "Mirage" and "Moonmadness" to be better albums overall, this 1973 release contains some of the thier most beloved songs. The first track "Slow Yourself Down" is one favourite, as is "Never Let Go" and the instrumental "Arubaluba". Camel aren't as progressive here as they would become but they'd already established thier distinctive jazzy sound that would appear on at least most of thier 70's albums.

One of my personal favourites include "Mystic Queen" which has the more graceful, softer sound the band would refine on classics like "The Snow Goose" and "Moonmadness". "Six Ate" is a great jazzy instrumental. I also really like "Seperation" especially for it's rhythmic changes.

Definitely a very excellent edition to your progressive collection. 4.5 stars.

Frankie Flowers | 4/5 |


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