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2.62 | 50 ratings

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2 stars Not as good as i thought!

This time i am not that enthusiastic with this review, because after having watched it twice, it didn't leave the best impression on me, so i believe that with the existence of other Camel or any other band videos, i will not watch Pressure Points again, well i am not that keen on watching DVD's, the time i spend for them may be 2-3 hours per week and i am sure anyone would prefer watching something more exciting.

This concert is from 1984 recorded at The Hammersmith Odeon, with a running time of 80 minutes and that combines some visual clips while playing some songs, first of all i believe i should say that most of the songs played here were from their 80s albums, so you can imagine that their best repertoire is not shown here by any means, or well at least in my opinion, they might be people who like more their 80s music than their 70s, who knows.

But well, there are some good concerts despite the poor musical repertoire, i mean some bands can make a hell of a show with some of their unknown or weaker stuff, but this time Camel did not make it, to my eyes and ears, the show lacked of enthusiasm in both, the band and the audience, so there are some parts where the concert is simply dead, in a metaphorical sense of course, and does not provokes anything on the watcher, at least it happened to me, naturally there are some few parts that i enjoyed, but as i told you before, having watched it twice, were good enough to realize this was not what I wanted or was expecting, nor what i would recommend.

Just for the record, I'd like to mention some of the songs performed here, "Vopos"; "Wait", "Stationary Traveler" or "Sasquatch", and in the last part, they wanted to wake up the audience with some Snow Goose moments and finishing with the always amazing Lady Fantasy.

So in my personal experience, there are only few worth watching moments, the rest is boring and uninteresting, so my final grade is 2 stars, recommendable for Camel fans and collectors.

Enjoy it, or not!

memowakeman | 2/5 |


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