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Camel - The Opening Farewell - Live At The Catalyst (DVD) CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

4.40 | 78 ratings

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5 stars Thank you very much Mr. Latimer, Mrs. Hoover & co. I have been waiting for a proper Camel DVD for years, and, finally, here it is. The Opening Farewell - Live at the Catalyst has everything one Camel loyalist would expect - excellent picture and sound, great live performance and relevant choice of songs involving most of the Camel highlights. The previous Camel DVDs, unfortunatelly, did not reach the audio/video standards that Camel deserves - I was especially irritated by the fact that no DVD was done in 5.1. surround sound. Live at the Catalyst does not have 5.1. surround either, but the present 2.0. stereo compensates it very well. The picture, the band/the crowd communication, the enthusiasm on the stage - in one word - remarkable. A special acknowledgement belongs to Denis Clement - who also did the audio production and mixing work, and the keyboard player Tom Brislin, who has already proved himself as an excellent musician through Yes (Symphonic Live). This DVD is a sort of Camel's best. And it is certainly a must for all those in favour of Camel, Canterbury and highly inspired prog from the seventies.
Bilkaim | 5/5 |


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