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NUDE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.60 | 542 ratings

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Marquês_Prög
5 stars Camel re-forming with several new musicians, delivering an excellent progressive rock album with great sound and some intense instrumental sections. The album tells the allegedly true story of a Japanese soldier who remained on a Pacific island for 20 years, never knowing the war had ended. And stayed there for 29 years, oblivious to the outside world. Nude gained high praise among fans and serves as a fine bridge toward Camel's 80's and 90's releases.

1. City Life - 4,5/5

2. Nude - an interlude... 4,5/5

3. Drafted - 4,5/5

4. Docks - 5/5

5. Beached - 5/5

6. Landscapes - 5/5

7. Changing Places - With Latimer's flute floating over some spirited hand-drum work by Gasper Lawal. Amazing! 4,5/5

8. Pomp & Circumstance - 4/5

9. Please Come Home - 3,5/5

10. Reflections - 5/5

11. Captured - is one of those tracks that leaves you scratching your head saying 'where did they come up with that? 5/5

12. The Homecoming - is reminiscent of the brass band interlude in "Nimrodel" from the "Mirage" album. 4/5

13. Lies - wonderfully warm guitar work from Latimer. 5/5

14/15. The Last Farewell: 14. The Birthday Cake (0:30) 15. Nude's Return (3:41) - The last farewell' is an example of prog showing influence of classical in it really communicates the emotion of Nude returning to the island. 5/5

Final Note : Nude is generally a strong album, and belongs in every Camel fan's CD library. In fact, it would be the unique masterpiece album that they would make in 80´s.

4,5+4,5+4,5+5+5+5+4,5+4+3,5+5+5+4+5+5 =64,5

54,5 : 14 = 4,6

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive music

Curiosity : Contrary to all the album since The Snow Goose, the material was written and played before small audiences prior to being recorded. Camel toured Holland under the incognito 'Desert Song', rewrote a few songs and then recorded the album at Abby Road's No. 3 studio.

Marquês_Prög | 5/5 |

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