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3.43 | 700 ratings

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5 stars I do think that this is maybe the best camel recording ever.I bought this album before 3 years at my first steps to prog rock music.Those days i was listening to metal music mostly,and as a result when i first listened to it i was actually suprised!This album sounded to pop,or could i say soft,to me(and that could be a reason to easily reject it), but at the same time there was something in it that encouraged me to give it a second try.Later I found out that this "sth" was a bewildering essence of passion wich flows through this recording.I don't know in what kind of situation was Latimer at that time , but i can tell you that this recording includes some of the best stuff i've ever listened from this band.Songs like fingertips(where Mel Collins plays the sax),stationary traveller(andy does everything here),long goodbyes(prophetical ?),refugee,west berlin,pressure points(what a solo!) are simple demonstrations of music full of emotion.Every time i listen to this album i find something new:sometimes is fear ,others pain and grief,and even a unique sence of a bitter nostalgia about the memories you left behind,about life which changes every day and will never be the same again.I have to admit that some of my most ''strong'' recollections,pleasant or ill,are connected,till now,with the sounds of this album.But isn't this just another proof of the greatness of art?
suachili | 5/5 |


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