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CAMEL ON THE ROAD 1982

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

2.49 | 74 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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2 stars I really donīt understand why such album was ever released. The late 70īs/early 80īs were the worst period in Canelīs discography, a time when that group (now lead solely by Andrew Latimer) tried hard to sound commercial but ended up like a sub par version of the Alan Parsons Project (the inclusion of such APP members like David patton, Chris Rainbow and Stuart Tosh to the band is no coincidence!). And, besides, if you wanted a reasonable good live album of that period, you already had it with 1984īs official release Pressure Points. So I see no reason to put out such collection.

There are some nice stuff here and there, like the instrumental opener Sasquach or the final tune, a good version of Never Let Go, the only track from their glorious past. But mostly what you got here is bad pop: things like Highways to The Sun, Heroes and You Are The one only proved they couldnīt come up with a convincing commercial work. Embarassing! And they didnīt even included a single outstanding song from the CDs they were releasing at the time, like Ice (from I Can See Your House From here).

Of course the musicians involved were good, and they all performed well, but still this album is only for hardcore fans, collectors and completionists. And I doubt enven them would hear this dud frequently...

Tarcisio Moura | 2/5 |

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