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MIRAGE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.41 | 2807 ratings

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Supertwister
5 stars Obviously the vocals aren't the main focus point in Camel's music, but to my standards they're beyond satisfactory. All of the vocal lines have been stuck in my head at some point in time not to mention the awesome instrumental work (which has to be the main focus point).

I think every track on this album is necessary and nothing at all goes to waste but not all of the tracks are prog classics obviously, but I'd definately pick out a couple that could be: the "epics" Lady Fantasy and Nimrodel, both have to be the standouts on Mirage.

All the tracks have at least one section with a great hook that makes them memorable and distinguishable from eachother so extended periods of time listening to the album don't get tedious at all.

I wouldn't say Camel sound brash or that they could actually pull off that sort of sound with what they do which is pretty chillout kind of stuff even when there is plenty going on.

The leadwork is just brilliant, Andy Latimer obviously has his own style going on, in fact the whole album has it's own style going on.

Mirage is just a classic through and through, one of those albums you have to own even if it doesn't get much play.

Supertwister | 5/5 |

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