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4 stars Along with my cd's Camel, this second album had stunned me for a while, not because their progres music but some of their songs in this album had forced me to think about their creation. There's no doubtful and since I heard their songs completely, I realized this album is so awful!

Ok, the first song, Freefall- struck the silence with the fading in the tight beat, more louder, and added by the rock-jazzy tunes for several times. And then the voices coming up with previous sound and seem so more harder that change still remain until the mid song. I think and maybe you too, think about Freefall, and imagining like jumping out from the airplane and fly in the sky. I enjoy this part, roaring sound of rock guitar, choosing the bass tunes and then back to first part of this song until the end of part had stop. Just like brain storming song !

Supertwister- The great instrument song with the harmony flute's sound by Latimer work seems to be nice one. This time Latimer played the flute as the main instrument beside his guitar, and also he was totally proved as a great flute player. I like the end of part with the sound of champagne fill into the glass. sound chic !

Nimrodel, The Procession, and The White Rider- The first sound we hear that's Latimer playing with his guitar and the deep sound of chorus, then suddenly some crowded voice within the dancing sound of flute and the military drum fade into the song. The main song itself just begin, and of course this part is excellent and so so nice. The Latimer's voice seems to blur and heavy. After the procession has ended, we hear all the instruments chasing each other, more faster, crawling into the 70's progrock sound. This is the special solo from Bardens and 'cutted' by Latimer's solo. And in the end, that's striking colour from Ferguson and Latimer's sound. Great ending.

Earthrise - is just second attractive instrument song and I think this song is extraordinary, let's imagining when you wake up in the morning, hearing this song and you'll feel better. The music itself has medium - fast tempo, also I'm respect to Andy Ward for his attractive and powerful hit. This is outstanding work for him. Good job Andy !

Lady Fantasy - talking about this song, I heard it at the first time when I saw Camel live in Pressure Point. First I felt so unfamiliar, some nice part and some complicated part to me because there are many parts, sudden changes, and many emotional in it. But when I heard it again many times, I founded that this song is great, there are many great part instrumental, and unforgetable voice from Latimer. His voice is not too clear but the spelling is unique one. It contains hard element rock sound and nice part with the emotional sense. Very exciting one..

Overall, this album is enjoyable, colourful, more powerful, and also very recommended album. For Camel fans, don't ever miss it.

Atang - Indonesia

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