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PRESSURE POINTS

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.35 | 170 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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2 stars This live album version has been recorded in the era of "Stationary Traveller" and we can find three songs form this album (but not the title track which was one of my three preferred songs on this album).

The live version of "Pressure Points" is really great, full of emotion and great guitar work. It is extended to over seven minutes (while the original only reached 2'10"). My favourite song of this live set.

Another three come from "Nude" and are not bad but the originals were not great (still amongst the best of the studio album). I admit that in this live performance they sound a bit better : these are "Drafted", "Captured" and "Lies".

From "The Single Factor" we have "Sasquatch" which is one of the weakest track (I should have preferred to get "Camelogue" or "Selva"); then "Wait" from "I Can See...".

The track listing could have also been a bit more appropriate (why not including "Ice" instead) ? The album closes with two numbers from their "Snow Goose" effort, I guess to satisfy the old fan database. I am still not very convinced with this fifth live album from Camel (in terms of recording - not releasing). IMO, the best live tracks from Camel are available now on each remastered version of their first four album. Total of live music there is around ninety minutes. So, this is the live compilation I prefer.

The general mood on this one is rather monotonous. Two stars.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |

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