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3 stars With their fourth album Camel turned on US market. What means after quite ambitious Mirage and Snow Goose, they simplified music, made it easier accessible and added more elements of jazz fusion in it.

On this album Camel doesn't sound as British art-rock band any more. Long synthesizer's passages and multi layered relaxed guitar sounds over them sound far from sophisticated sound of early albums (some even counted early Camel as Canterbury scene band).

They still have some great melodies, musicianship is competent and well balanced, music if a bit too much polished and simplistic still has signature of their early years. Much more spacey, aerial and relaxed, this album's compositions shows their turn to more commercial direction they choose for years to come and what in fact destroys their future just few years later.

Possibly best Camel release showing their more commercial side. Far not so good as earlier works though. For real good Camel's music go to Mirage or Snow Goose.

snobb | 3/5 |


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