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Symphonic Prog

4.40 | 2432 ratings

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5 stars Probably the best Camel's album of all, and certainly one of the best I have heard. Album is full of dynamics and creativity, most of the time it sounds totally magical, and I started to wonder how they made such a complex record, that is very interesting and melodically in the same time.

"Freefall" is very good rock song, good for opening, with excellent tempo changes, where every instrumentalist shows extraordinary technique. Such playing is continued through other songs, in which keyboards begin to brake all limits of my, human psyche. Keyboards sound very good and fit with guitar perfectly. Compositions here are on high level of professionalism.

I have always loved flute, its sound has been touching me deeply in my soul. Latimer is my favorite flute player ever. In song called "Supertwister", his flute made me very pleased, and the beginning of the next track goes in perfect harmony with previous song. Guitar is magical in this song, vocals even more. As I figured out, this is three-part song, all of the parts are connected well.

"Earthrise" has got brilliant guitar-keyboard combination at the intro, and then mind breaking combinations of drums and keyboards, with fantastic bass, and whole composition is instrumental. The last song, which is also multipart track is one of my favorite epics, brilliant love song. It really made an impact on me. This is something one should hear, to understand its brilliance.

This is the finest piece of Camel, band who made many great works. Actually I have never heard music of bands like Yes, or Genesis, or Jethro Tull, and this is the finest prog album of seventies for me. So I highly recommend this record to any newcomer in progressive music.

nisandzic | 5/5 |


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