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3.68 | 472 ratings

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4 stars This is Camel's 11th studio album but first since a seven year break. It was released in 1991, is an an intense and moving concept album. The last 8 songs are instrumental, standing together as one piece.The record was inspired by John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath". This is the story of poor farmers from Oklahoma, moving from the Dust Bowl to California during the depression, and being confronted with prejudice and violence. The album was started in England but was finished in California's San Francisco Bay Area.

1. Dust Bowl - 4,5/5

2. Go West - 4/5

3. Dusted Out - 3,5/5

4. Mother Road - 4/5

5. Needles - nice orchestration. 4,5/5

6. Rose of Sharon - has a beautiful vocal melody and a very heartfelt guitar lead. 5/5

7. Milk n' Honey - 4/5

8. End Of The Line - 4,5/5

9. Storm Clouds - 4,5/5

10. Cotton Camp - 4/5

11. Broken Banks - 3,5/5

12. Sheet Rain - 4/5

13. Whispers - 3/5

14. Little Rivers And Little Rose - 4,5/5

15. Hopeless Anger - 4/5

16. Whispers in the Rain - 4/5

Final Note : " Dust And Dreams" is an album who carries the listener to a world of sensations. Sad for moments, powerful at times, Camel barely gives a breathe to our emotions in almost an hour of music.

4,5+4+3,5+4+4,5+5+4+4,5+4,5+4+3,5+4+3+4,5+4+4 = 65,5

65,5 : 16 = 4,09

Excellent addition to any prog music collection

Curiosity: In a certain way, Dust and Dreams relates to Latimer and Hoover's imigration from the UK and settling in California, USA.

Marquês_Prög | 4/5 |


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