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CAMEL

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.96 | 1283 ratings

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Atang
4 stars Here it comes, I received this cd a couple years ago from my friend in USA, and I got this cd with a special signature from the former of this band, Andy Latimer. I'm so happy of course. And yet I still have this, I listened all of those tracks, one by one, little by little, then I felt enjoying what I have to supposed to listen. I like all of those tracks as Slow Yourself Down came to my ear. This track has a power of 70's nuance with the organ and mellotron sound and of course Latimer's voice. I don't know how it reminds me to Trapeze's song. I listen the percussion everywhere, and I noticed in the sleeve note that there are several players played some instruments. What a great collaboration. Second song, Mystic Queen, just like Pink Floyd's song in Dark Side of The Moon or Meddle, filled by mellow guitar and Gilmour's sound, also with Ferguson'soft voice. It's nice track. If you like early Pink Floyd, you should hear this! Six Ate, an instrumental song with many parts and combining exploration sounds and beats. There are also many sudden change in a little bit jazzy tunes. Maybe, only this track I need more attention and more patient. Separation, this old fashioned rock style as the opener part, fast and slightly, then we hear another great solo guitar. I like part of the middle song as the the bridge to another crowded instrument sounds, all of instruments become one conclusion until fading out.. Never Let Go, this track is amazing ! unforgetable track in this album, so highlight for me, that's why they choose this track in their live performances. I think this is the best creation as Bardens created this. All of explorations skills are here, VCS3 was so haunted me everytime I hear. Beside that, I love the string guitar when the track begin as the character of this song. I give this track two thumbs up !! Curiosity, this track is absolutely nice but not to easy to comfort at all. The tunes has descent to more attractive beat. And I think it might be the first or more effort to prog character in the later album. Arubaluba, as the closing track gives us a statement that they should be noticed as a prog band in their early debut album. If you're big fans of Camel, you should have this one, this album is excellent !

Atang - Indonesia

Atang | 4/5 |

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