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STATIONARY TRAVELLER

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.35 | 480 ratings

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Gatot
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3 stars This is Camel's tenth studio album. It is the second one that is truly a solo project by Andy Lattimer. It is 42 minutes long concept album which is not bad at all. Musically this album resembles its predecessor "The Single Factor" whereby some music critics mentioned that the kind of these two albums Parsonizing the Camel music, i.e: the music of Camel had now refashioned into the kind of The Alan Parsons Project. In their effort to make the music popier under the banner of "Single Factor", "Stationary Traveller" seems like showing the band resolve the obstacles they got before through the relatively concise songs with long, atmospheric instrumental passages. The lyrics were written by Susan Hoover is about political and other issues related with the divided Berlin.

This album sounds just like an The Alan Parsons Project album. It has the same style, taste, structure, and quality. With Chris Rainbow on vocals on "Cloak and Dagger" which became my favorite (I almost not aware that this is Camel!) and it sounds like The Alan Parsons Project's "Eye In The Sky". All tracks featured are not bad at all unless the impression of being an APP album. And like all Camel albums, there are some stunning guitar segments from Andy Lattimer. This is like a solo effort from Andy Lattimer. He plays most of the instruments on the album with Mel Collins does add in some nice sax parts. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |

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