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4 stars By the time I purchased this double CD (with nice and classic double jewel) with relatively cheap price, I had not heard any live version of Camel album before. Only later I knew the remastered series that contained live materials and also On The Road 1972 which was released 20 years later. This live album had helped me appreciate the music of Camel because it contains all excellent live performance.

From the opening "Never Let Go" (7:21) to "Song Within a Song" (7:01) I can see the subtleties and beauty of camel music especially in comparing these two tracks with original version. The music is much more dynamic with great nuance. The music flows beautifully until the last track of CD 1 "Lady Fantasy" (14:15) which has become my best Camel favorite track ever. I like the soaring organ work that reminds me to the music of The Doors, combined with powerful singing style and stunning electric guitar solo. The structure is really tight and it allows each musician explores their talents throughout this track. It's a track that usually I repeat playing it at least thrice because it's so energetic and so powerful!

On CD Two I greatly enjoy the performance of "Rhayader (3:07) " and "Rhayader goes to Town" (5:13) which feature great instrumental and flute work. The performance of {Music Inspired by) The Snow Goose complete with its full orchestra team has made this live album even more powerful. Camel had its own standing with the kind of music they're playing. The music cast the combination of symphonic and classic rock music with good melody.

It's a highly recommended album - an excellent addition to any prog music collection. You should not miss this album. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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