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Symphonic Prog

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5 stars Camel's third record "Music inspired by The Snow Goose" from 1975 has grown deeper and deeper in my musical mind and at last it gains recognition. It is a long lasting and very intelligent instrumental record that frees the thoughts and explores new worlds. This record should be played as a unite and preferably as a vinyl so you get the right feeling. The music is not unduly advanced but contains all what I want to create a masterpiece of symphonic music. I admire this rock band for doing such brave music, because this is hardly pure rock but unbeatably music. Camel's music is soft and perhaps less skew than other prog rock, but not less fay. As I claimed this should be enjoyed as a full record but if you want a snapshot the songs: "Rhayader", "Migration" and any other could be enjoyed for their own. This powerful record was done by only five musicians: Andy Ward on drums, percussion and vibes, Doug Ferguson on bass and duffle coat, Peter Bardens on organ, minimoog, piano, electric piano, pipe organ and ARP Odyssey and Andy Latimer on electric, acoustic and slide guitars and flute.

This is music we have to keep to the future ears and suggest for newer listeners. I would compare it to Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells as a very melodical instrumental record with giant intentions. As a conclusion this is a record which lovers of the 70s prog sound and symphonic admirers should listen to. I also think this could be liked by not initiates in prog rock. This is very essential. First I gave it four stars but actually anything but five would be a crime!

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |


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