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3.60 | 880 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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4 stars Following the success of the Moonmadness album Camel experienced their first amendement since their formation. Doug Ferguson left the band while Richard Sinclair settled into his role bringing a new dimension to the band's sound. They wanted to do more concise material and to get into jazzier areas. Mr. Sinclair was not alone in adding instrumentation since saxophonist Mel Collins joined the group supporting tour. The songs are generally quieter than the Moonmadness ones (Tell Me, Elke-Brian Eno contribution, Rain Dances). The splendour of the previous album is findable in Unevensong (without any doubt the best of this 1977 Camel's work), but good also are Metrognome, Skylines, the single Highway Of The Sun. I really like the opener First Light which is an interesting instrumental track with some remarkable sax played by Mel Collins.

I feel that the right evaluation it's about 4 stars (rounded up, really). By the way an album moderately recommendable!

Andrea Cortese | 4/5 |


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