Header
Camel - A Nod And A Wink CD (album) cover

A NOD AND A WINK

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 506 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Zitro
Prog Reviewer
3 stars 3.5 Stars

What is it? A laid-back album by Camel. Happy, slow, symphonic, and light-hearted.

Their previous albums were very similar, symphonic, slow, and guitar-driven. Here, Latimer finally stops trying to be David Gilmour and making all songs sound similar to each other. This marks somewhat of an improvement in their music. The main problems though are the patches of boredom in this disc, and the lack of creativity in their songs (some sound very familiar to older songs from them)

The album begins with the title track which shows how the music would be like for their last offering. It fails at being interesting, but succeeds as being a soft symphonic rock epic not below their standards. Simple Pleasures sounds familiar to a superior track from them. A Boy's Life has some interesting moments, but fails at being excellent. Fox hill is good, but suffers from the same problem. The Miller's Tale is another unoriginal song that sounds familiar to an older tune from them. Squiguely Fair is the 2nd strongest track of the album, containing few boring material, and very interesting moments. The last track, however, is what gives this album 3.5 stars: a wonderful, majestic, and anthemic symphonic rocker about a person who jumped off the World Trade Center in 9/11. The emotion heard on this song is too much to describe in words.

For Today stands as my favourite song from Camel. It is even better than Ice.

Hear it, if you are a Camel fan, get this CD and experience the beauty found in that song.

Highlights: Squigely Fair, For Today Let Downs: Not any track in particular. Just random spots of boredom scattered.

My Grade : B/C

Zitro | 3/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Share this CAMEL review

>

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.03 seconds