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el böthy
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4 stars My introduction to Camel, and the best introcution album to this wonderful band if you ask me.

Mirage is the first of their three almost masterpiece albums; sadly non of them (Mirage, The Snow Goose and Moonmadness) achieve that 5 stars status... but they are not that far behind either, specially Moonmdaness.

But I should be talking about Mirage not Moonmadness. Definitly their most powerfull album of this trylogy, with some almost hard rocking moments, like Freefall, the album opener and the instrumental piece Earthrise. But, it´s obvious where Camel are at their best... the softer side, the melodies! Ah, talk about a band with some of the most beautiful melodies you are gonna listen to. Supertwister, an almost Canterbury song in my ears, is a little instrumental with some lovely flutes and delicate keys work. And of course the two longer songs, something Camel did not due very onften, long songs that is,: Nimroel and their all time classic Lady Fantasy. Both are full of Latimer and Bardens extensive solos... ah, I just love Latimers solos, so much emotion. Even though Nimroel is my personal favorite, I must say Lady Fantasy is the best song of the album and a strong contender for best Camel song for that matter.

A must in any prog collection... or good music collection for that matter, as Camel is one of those bands that can appeal to the a hardcore Avant fan, to the most inexperienced rock listener.

el böthy | 4/5 |


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