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STATIONARY TRAVELLER

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.36 | 504 ratings

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lor68
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3 stars Does this work represent the end of a Golden era? Well for me it's a temporary turning point of their career, regarding of the middle eighties, in which their AOR sound characterized their return on stage.after all the songs are melodic, sometimes a bit dramatic in the simple melodic lines (listen to "West Berlin") and also enriched - in a few circumstances- by a number of interesting instrumental tracks (such as "Sasquatch" for instance). Ok the songs are a bit light and the arrangement more immediate in comparison to the old times; nevertheless They were obliged (as often happens) to chose the way of a few radio-friendly songs, in the place of the most complex progressive episodes. However the same strategy was partially chosen within "Nude", a concept album which yet was quite complex, except on the lightest moments: so at the end the old fans could remain disappointed at the moment of the issue of "A Stationary.", but after a few years, since 1991, Camel came back to the old atmospheres (think of "Dust and Dreams" and some years later "Harbour of Tears"), which attracted the prog fans once again. It's a short turning point of their career in the direction of the melodic pop rock, but it could be worth checking out at least anyway, as it's different from the previous works. interesting AOR work, sometimes too much light (also in the arrangements), but never mind!
lor68 | 3/5 |

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