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THE SNOW GOOSE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.27 | 1557 ratings

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Raccoon
5 stars I find it amazing that the top review is a distorted view on this masterpiece of an album. It may not have any 'historical importance' only because of the fact that this is an all instrumental album. By far the best Camel album, sending you on a voyage right into the Great Marsh. The whole masterpiece runs through the entire Snow Goose story (by Paul Gallico) in order. For any other band to attempt this feat, it wouldn't have had such a calm, lovely feel to it. The drums are equipped to impress whilst still fitting the mood equally. Camel is quite the rare band, and it hasn't been until recently that I found them. Compared to bands such as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, The Nice, ELP, (the list goes on) Camel was always lost in the midst. I declare them to have an equal stance, if not higher, on the ratings board on this site and all around. Don't get me wrong, this album WILL take a few, if not many listens through, to realize the beauty of it. While other bands have fantastic sound, this truly gives a whole atmosphere of touching music. But once it touches you, it'll never let you go. The striking loveliness will keep you coming back and wanting more. The themes are ever-so changing from beauty to misery, from love to death. To rate each song individually isn't possible in this case. Though I can say the last 2 songs are brilliantly crafted, an overview of all the songs featured on this very album in about 6 and a half minutes. Through the listening of the full album, once the final tune hits, you appreciate the album as a whole. A rush of emotions come upon you, leaving you thinking... If you want to expand your mind through the power of music, this is the place to be. In the middle of Dunkirk. Lastly, this review is partly due to make a statement that a small percentage of teenagers do have a mind for music, for I am 17. If more teenagers attempted a run-through of this album, they would all learn to love it. They just don't understand that music can be calming and interesting. No music will ever reach this point of brilliance again. Only if someone could do me a favor and send me back to the 70's...

Raccoon | 5/5 |

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