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Symphonic Prog

4.40 | 2432 ratings

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5 stars This album is one of the best things I've heard in recent times.I not know Camel until enter in ProgArchives and even then, I have not given much importance.But only now I see the mistake I made.

Although Camel is not famous like Yes or Genesis, they have much to offer.One of the things I like about "Mirage"is the fact that there are no weak songs: they are all above the average.This album is also more oriented jazz-fusion than any other band's

It opens with "Freefall, " a great track that mixes jazz-fusion and hard-rock.Despite its quality, I do not think she is the best track on the album to get it (I'll explain that later).

"Supertwister" is a beautiful instrumental track, and is the first song of the Camel where we hear the flute Latimer.

"Nimrodel"is the first epic of the album, with lyrics that speak of the "Lord of the Rings", although I long to like her, now I realize how wonderful it is, especially for applicants entry with crowd sounds, horns, flute , melotrons and oboe.

"Earthrise" is another instrumental here, jazzy and more aggressive than "Supertwister. " Although the center part tends to drag, is a great faixa.Para me she should be the true opening track.

Finally we have "Lady Fantasy", the band's unforgettable epic that is at least fantastic.Although its introduction is too long (a "sin" of the Camel), but otherwise the music is fantastic, especially after 3:50 minutes . After the line "I love you " ... my God ... what is this? One of the best climax ever.

This is truly a masterpiece unquestionable.Listen this album just makes me more a fan of this wonderful band."Mirage" is the great masterpiece of Camel

Note: my song order is as follows:

1-Earthrise 2-Freefall 3-Supertwister 4-Nimrodel 5-Lady Fantasy

voliveira | 5/5 |


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