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Symphonic Prog

3.64 | 903 ratings

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4 stars Caution: This isn't classic prog!

This concept album is has an 80's approach to prog, almost neoprog. This isn't bad at all, it's just a fresh output from Camel, adapted to the time but still faithful to the ethos of prog.

The highlights of the album are: City Life, which makes an excellent portrait of what the city life is (I actually feel strolling in downtown at night, when listening to this song). Drafted, which is simple but melodic and powerful. Docks, Beached and Captured (on this one insane sax, almost as in 21-century schizoid man) all of which are great symphonic tracks. Lies, which is a great bluesy song, which great soli from Latimer and the keyboards (dunno if it's Macckay or Schelhaas, problably the later). The others are Ok and probably the weakest is Nude (pointless, should have been together with city life or drafted).

Doesn't have enough good tracks to be a masterpiece, but still it's an excellent addition to a prog collection.

RaślGuate | 4/5 |


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