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THE SNOW GOOSE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1609 ratings

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Marquês_Prög
5 stars Welcome to Camel's third album, "Snow Goose", a nice concept album about a Rhayader, a lonely person who lives in the marshes. One day he finds a wounded Snow Goose, and takes care of her. A little girl, Fritha, is also concerned about the goose, and she and Rhayader become friends. By the season's end the goose heals, and it is sent free. Following this, Rhayader is alone again, as Fritha doesn't come to visit him anymore. Rhayader helps saving people at the battle of Dunkirk, and during the battle the Goose comes back to help. Rhayader is killed in the battle, and the Goose is then named La Princess Perdue. Friends, remember: War is a terrible thing.

1. The Great Marsh - 5/5

2. Rhayader - 5/5

3. Rhayader Goes To Town -5/5

4. Sanctuary - 5/5

5. Fritha - 4,5/5

6. The Snow Goose - 5/5

7. Friendship -4/5

8. Migration - 5/5

9. Rhayader Alone - 4/5 10. Flight Of The Snow Goose - 4,5/5

11. Preparation - 4,5/5

12. Dunkirk - 4/5

13. Epitaph - 4,5/5

14. Fritha Alone 5/5 15. La Princesse Perdue 5/5

16. The Great Marsh 5/5

Final Note : Camel's exquisite interpretation of Paul Gallico's poignant and unforgettable masterpiece does honor to its simplicity and to the elements of trust, integrity, heroism, heartbreak, redemption, and-- ultimately-- the strength of the human spirit and faith in the cyclical nature of life, that lends strength and timelessness to the original story.

5+5+5+5+4,5+5+4+5+4+4,5+4,5+4+4,5+5+5+5 = 75

75 : 16 = 4,7

Essential - A masterpiece of progressive music

Curiosity : It was originally intended to narrate the album, but the idea was dropped.

Marquês_Prög | 5/5 |

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