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4 stars CAMEL'S "Music Inspired by The Snow Goose" is a full on instrumental prog album. This meaning there are absolutely no vocals. This may steer off some newer fans.. but I recommend fans of prog to give it a spin. I usually write reviews track by track, but I feel like this album is just one big track. Yes, there are breaks in the album, such as before "Flight of the Snow Goose" but I still listen to it beginning to end.

So, instead of doing track by track,I'll talk about the standouts(only my opinion, of course). "Rhayader" is without a doubt a great prog song, albeit short. The Tull-esque flute playing and the melodic piano are a pleasure to listen to. A very mellow song. Rhayader & Rhayader goes to town should always be played one after the other,in my opinion. They flow fairly well. The latter is a tad more upbeat and has a speedier tempo. It slows down as it progresses and ends on a fairly calm note.

The Snow Goose is another essential listen. It's classic CAMEL that reminds me very much of something that would be on Moonmadness. Flight Of The Snow Goose through Dunkirk should also be played at the same time. La Princesse Perdue has the same melody as The Snow Goose inside it, but has other great melodies and synth. Great end to an excellent album..

CAMEL'S "Music Inspired by The Snow Goose" is most definitely an essential album for any fan of prog. Moonmadness will always be my favorite from CAMEL, but I love this one as well.

Overall 4/5

theRunawayV | 4/5 |


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