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STATIONARY TRAVELLER

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.35 | 493 ratings

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ProgHappy
3 stars 3.4

Camel really started to lose their sound with this record, and it is not to my taste. The music is dark and the recording sound is poor. The keyboards are tinny and the drums sound like wet mushrooms.

However, some of the music is very good, such as the title track where the sound seems clearer and the music is very powerful, building from soft piano, acoustic guitars and chords on the synthesiser. This song, along with 'Vopos' and 'Long Goodbyes' are the highlights of the album, but generally the rest isn't too bad either.

'Refugee' has a fairly good melody, but lacks power and diversity, much like the other weaker tracks, such as 'West Berlin' and 'Fingertips'. These weak tracks resemble 80s pop with a rocky base ('Cloak and Dagger Man' is very poppy.)

This album is a fairly good addition to your collection but isn't essential. The heart of Camel is found in Mirage, Music inspired by the Snowgoose, Moonmadness and Nude.

ProgHappy | 3/5 |

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