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Poll Question: What´s your favourite album?
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    Posted: September 03 2011 at 15:15
The Snow Goose is without any doubt the best prog album, nay, suite of music ever made. I've just listened to it in the car and it moves me every time; I could never get tired of it.
 
The crap that people spawn about it being "too soft" or "not energetic enough" show that they simply haven't a clue that it's a musical interpretation of a short story, a tender love story set in 1940. It interprets the characters and storyline brilliantly without any lyrics; in that sense it's even better than Peter and the Wolf, which does the same but nowhere near as well. Hardness and energy would simply not be in keeping with the story.
 
I like ITLOGAP very much - by far Caravan's best album and almost rates 5* for me - but it's nowhere near as good as the emotional tour de force that Camel created.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 03 2011 at 18:41
Originally posted by jean-marie

Both, Masterpieces!Heart
Totally agreed
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in the land... for me 
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I love Both
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2011 at 00:58
As good as In The Land... is, the Snow Goose.
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Caravan - easy for me, as the Snow Goose seems very cheesy to me......
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Post Options Post Options   Quote trackstoni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 04 2011 at 05:17
   for this particular album , the land is far better than the snow , but as a band , Camel  are much appreciated than Caravan  but not by far !  However , Camel discography in 38 years contain at least 5 albums better than the Land  !
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zbida Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 05 2011 at 08:29
Originally posted by octopus-4

Originally posted by jean-marie

Both, Masterpieces!Heart
Totally agreed


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I think 'Snow Goose' is the better of the two, but Caravan's 'If I Could Do It All Over Again...' is better than anything else that the two bands ever did.
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Camel.

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As it´s evident from my opening post, my fondness will be always for Camel just in this case.
A Elbereth Gilthoniel
silivren penna míriel
o menel aglar elenath!
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o galadhremmin ennorath,
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tiv Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2011 at 04:14
Remember hearing extracts of Snow Goose on the radio back then and going out to buy it and It's the record that got me into Camel.

Snow Goose and early (pre- Breathless) Camel for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GoldenGod2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 16 2011 at 13:16
Well if the Camel album was Mirage I'd vote for it.
But caravan has my vote this time.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote motoprog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2011 at 12:20
In the Land of Grey And Pink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slaughternalia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2011 at 12:26
My favourite albums by both bands! Grey and Pink for me, but both are soft prog masterpieces
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2011 at 15:54
Caramel Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote patday34 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2011 at 19:04
Nine feet underground is an epic song.  My vote goes to Caravan
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Post Options Post Options   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2011 at 01:47
The Snow goose has flown it seems. My choice though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote oliverstoned Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 20 2011 at 01:58
I used to like both bands equally but now i find Camel to be too gentle and predictable. On another hand, i find that the Caravan "trilogy"
(If i could, In the land, Waterlolily) stands the test of time.
But Caravan did some too-gentle stuff after as well.
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In the Land of Grey and Pink is fantastic. Couldn't get into The Snow Goose that much

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