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Symphonic Prog

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Hober Mallow
5 stars This was my first Camel album. When I first listened to it was probably a 2. But there was something about the music that drew me in. I listened to it again and again with each listen the music became better and better. I kept discovering more textures and sounds. Peter Bardens' keyboards became more lush and Andrew Latimer's guitar just became more awesome. There is also a flute! Ooooh boy, we're in for a good night!

PROS: The album starts out witha short composition called ARISTILLUS. It is definitely one of my favorite tracks on the album, if only if it was longer! The next two songs, SONG WITHIN A SONG and CHORD CHANGE are excellent symphonic prog songs. In CHORD CHANGE, Andre Latimer has a great guitar solo. SPIRIT OF THE WATER, the next track, features some atmospheric keyboards that are fantastic. Side two is made up of three songs: ANOTHER NIGHT, AIR BORN, and LUNAR SEA. The latter is my personal favorite along with the first three songs. LS starts out with more spacey keyboards and has great flow to it. All the songs flow together with such ease. With MOONMADNESS you will be put in a trance with the out-of-this-world keys and smooth bass, your mind will be blown by Latimer and when the album is finished you will only want to listen to it again.

CONS: Vocals. There aren't many vocals but when there is, it's weak. But there is not a led vocalist so what can you do about it.

Overall, Moonmadness is a great piece of Symphonic Prog and should be in every prog fans collection. 4.75

Hober Mallow | 5/5 |


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