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PRESSURE POINTS

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.35 | 170 ratings

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3 stars Has Andrew found out the Pressure Point?

I discovered this CD sometimes with the chance to buy it for 5 Deutsch Mark and didn't expect to make a fault. I was right - it's not a disappointing one! Andrew Latimer is the last hero of the original CAMEL lineup. He is holding up the band until today and collected in 1984 several musicians to a band with huge keyboard stuff and of course Colin Bass (should he ever play another instrument?).

Most of the songs are from the 80s - for example from the studio output 'Stationary Traveller' which was released some weeks before this performance at Hammersmith Odeon. My favourite tracks are 'Lies' - a wonderful mellow song with excellent vocal/guitar parts - and 'West Berlin'.

All songs are well performed but I'm missing the virtuosity from 'Mirage' (f.e. Freefall) or 'A Live Record' (f.e. Lunear Sea). A little bit too flat, mainstream oriented - the 'Rhayader'-tracks have not the quality of the past. So more than 3 stars are not possible ...

Rivertree | 3/5 |

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