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MIRAGE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.38 | 1782 ratings

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Moonstone
5 stars My favorite Camel album!

This is the album that got me into Camel. I had only heard their first album prior to this, which didn't make a good impression on me. But Mirage on the other hand, made a HUGE impression, and it remains as one of my all time favorite progressive rock records to this day.

I love hearing the guys in the band just lock into a groove and just jam their hearts out. Lots & lots of cool soloing and jamming going on through this whole record.

"Freefall" is not my favorite on the album. Its got a bluesy/Classic Rock vibe to it, and works just fine. A decent song, but not spectacular.

"Supertwister" is better, a lush song with lots of flute and different tempos. Latimer shows that he is more than capable as a flute player with this song. Excellent playing from the whole band, creating a chill, lush mood. Excellent.

"Nimrodel / The Procession / The White Rider" is my favorite on the album! The whole thing just builds right from the start. Great melody and great mellotron here, with a really dark part in the end, with great psychedelic slide guitar from Latimer that creeps me out and make love to me at the same time! Perfect!

"Earthrise" is a cool jazzy rock song that starts innocently enough, but then goes very up tempo with lots of jamming going on. Great song, great keyboards from Bardens.

"Lady Fantasy: Encounter / Smiles For You / Lady Fantasy" is the Epic on the album, and is compiled from many different ideas and parts. Some are up tempo jams, and some are beautyful melodic stuff, with great guitar all the way through. I love this song.

5 stars. A classic.

Moonstone | 5/5 |

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