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THE SNOW GOOSE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1528 ratings

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Warthur
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5 stars Camel's second masterpiece in a row benefits, of course, from the instrumentalists giving the performance of their lives - Andrew Latimer's guitar on the title track is just gorgeous, and Pete Bardens' keyboards on Flight of the Snow Goose are just as good - but I would say it also benefits from a broadening of the Camel sound. The orchestra is part of it, of course - though I do have to give props to Camel for incorporating an orchestra into their sound with far more taste than many other groups show - but it's clear the band were playing close attention to what was going on in the rest of the progressive scene after Mirage. The medieval airs of Friendship, for instance, remind me a lot of Gryphon's sound, whilst the first traces of Canterbury creep into the Camel sound on Migration, which comes complete with Hatfield- inspired vocal aah-aah-aahs and breezy, jazzy instrumental performance. The Snow Goose was the first Camel album I heard, and made me a fan for life - and I'm sure it will do the same for many others after me.
Warthur | 5/5 |

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