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MIRAGE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.37 | 1776 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars The second album from Camel.

I was listening a lot to my Camel albums before I got involved in ProgArchives. It can be argued that Camel was the reason I joined ProgArchives. Strangely enough, I have been ignoring my Camel albums for the last years.

Camel is from the Canterbury area, but they are not included in the Canterbury scene category. They are in fact one of the pillars of the symph prog genre. But Mirage is an album I would label a "Canterbury scene" album. And that is a compliment. The music is very playful and very Caravan'esque at times. But there are also some folk and a lot of symphonic prog here too.

The first four songs are very good with a lot of hommage paid to the Canterbury scene. But this album is the album that gave us one of Camel's best ever songs; Lady Fantasy. An excellent song with a fascinating main theme.

Mirage is a truly great album and a must have in my view for those of you into symph prog or Canterbury scene.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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