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THE SNOW GOOSE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1520 ratings

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Starhammer
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3 stars Store in a cool dry place...

This orchestrated, fully instrumental release is based on the short novel by Paul Galico. It was originally intended to have lyrics, but after protests from the author due to the band's association with a major cigarette brand (he despised smoking), the plans were scrapped and the album renamed 'Music Inspired by the Snow Goose'.

The Good: The instrumental arrangement's throughout this record are all top notch, with a special mention going to Peter Barden's contribution on the keys. The ethereal vocals found on Migration remind me of One Size Fits All era Frank Zappa! Standout tracks include pretty much anything with Rhayader in its name.

The Bad: Side two is noticeably weaker than side one, and whilst I do enjoy listening to the studio recording of The Snow Goose, I also find it to be a little bit tame at times and prefer the stronger version found on A Live Record.

The Verdict: Tasty but melts towards the end.

Starhammer | 3/5 |

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