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Camel - I Can See Your House From Here CD (album) cover




Symphonic Prog

2.87 | 619 ratings

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4 stars This is Camel's eighth studio album and nineth overall. It is 46 minutes long. Peter Bardens has left the group and is replaced by Jan Schelhaas from Caravan and Kit Watkins. Richard Sinclair has also left the group after a two album stint and is replaced by Colin Bass. . Like most progressive rock acts at the time, Camel was trying to evolve their music to fit in with the latest musical styles and score big.

1. Wait - very commercial song with interesting twists . 3/5

2. Your Love Is Stranger Than Mine - 3,5/5

3. Eye Of The Storm - is a very smooth piece of instrumental character with Mini Moog, with military rhythms. 4/5

4. Who We Are - It is a reminiscent ballad easy to listen. 3,5/5

5. Survival - a sad and very brief instrumental piece 3,5/5

6. Hymn Ho Her - is one of the most solid and expressive themes. Drawn with elusive atmosphere and interesting rhythmical metamorphosis.4/5

7. Neon Magic - It promises with a surprising character typically commercial. 4/5

8. Remote Romance - very pop dance tune...1/5

9. Ice - is the crown's jewel and justifies by itself the buy of this CD.. The fortunate combination between guitar an piano announces the main theme. a crying lament exquisitely phrased in a quiet mood. The guitar will take the leadership and draw a slender musical ellipsis which will finish in a very intriguing melody. Excellent track. 5/5

Final Note : There is much to appreciate here if you are a fan of Camel, or even a fan of other bands such as The Moody Blues, Barclay James Harvest, or The Alan Parsons Project, who often walk that musical line between progressive rock and Beatle pop.

3+3,5+4+3,5+3,5+4+4+1+5 = 31,5

31,5 : 9 = 3,5

Excellent addition to any prog music collection

Curiosity : Andy Latimer: "I can see your house from here... was meant to be called 'Endangered Species'. I was out voted [sic] by the rest of the band [...] who wanted to be humorous."

Marquês_Prög | 4/5 |


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