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MOONMADNESS

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.38 | 1585 ratings

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Mr Faust
5 stars What can I say About Moonmadness that hasn't already been said before.

This is a true Progressive masterpiece, that rewards repeated listenings and inspires thoughts of wonder and amazement. While at first it may seem to be un-organised, jarring to the ear, it canot be denied that this is an album crafted by true musicians set out to create a unique sound that while not only complex is pleasing to the ear, this is music for the devoted listener, not the typical ipod shuffler.

Highlights are "Song Within A Song" some great keyboards and Flute playing, "Chord Change" featuring a great guitar solo by Latimer, "Another Night" "Air Born" and of Course "Lunar Sea".

Moonmadness is not the first Camel album I would recommend, It is in the same calibre as Yes' "Close to The Edge" as it is an album that deserves undivided attention and reflection to truly appreciate, however it is definitely amongst their best, the only shame is that it came about when the gears of Prog-Rock were beginning to slow down, and as it became clear on their subsequent albums, the music suffered as listeners desired shorter simpler compositions, never the less it is a true treasure of Symphonic Prog.

Mr Faust | 5/5 |

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