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A NOD AND A WINK

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.95 | 493 ratings

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Marquês_Prög
5 stars "A Nod And a Wink" is an often cheerful, light-hearted album, which refers to or quotes from the Prog Rock music of the early 70s and the music of Camel itself. Unlike "Rajaz", in which Latimer's guitar was most prominent, this album is laden with a lot of flute and keyboards.Colin Bass' moaning, mournful fretless bass can be heard on a number of tracks - his playing is very artistic and emotional. This album is dedicated to the late Pete Bardens - it's a wonderful compliment.

1. A nod and a wink - 4/5

2. Simple pleasures - 4/5

3. A boy´s life - 5/5

4. Fox Hill - 5/5

5. The Miller´s Tale - 5/5

6. Squigley Fair - 5/5

7. For Today - 5/5

Final Note - Camel have been one of progressive rock's unsung heroes, never actually attaining the heights of many bands of their generation, but this album shows the maturity that Camel have become, which is one of the best progressive rock bands of today keeping their style of music alive. Long life to Camel !

4+4+5+5+5+5+5 = 33

33: 7 = 4,7

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive music

Curiosity : As stated in the CD sleeve, the song For Today is dedicated to the courageous spirit of the High Diver on September 11th, 2001. The "High Diver" is a reference to person who chose to accept his fate, and dived to his death. The graceful, almost atheletic pose of his body, inspired Susan Hoover to refer to him as a High Diver.

Marquês_Prög | 5/5 |

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