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THE SNOW GOOSE

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

4.30 | 2268 ratings

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komun
5 stars This is a 100 % essential album in any discography, not only in progressive music. Completely instrumental, "Music inspired by The Snow Goose" is, in my opinion, the best album of Camel. Without lyrics, yes, but very emotive, it "tells" a beautiful story based on Paul Gallico's "The Snow Goose" book. There isn't any surplus song 'cause are all important and, specially, excellent.

The album begins and ends with "The Great Marsh", that moves us into another time, into the past, when in Essex there was a beacon and a man called Phillip Rhayader worked there. Promptly it sounds "Rhayader" and "Rhayader goes to town", likely the two best songs in the album. Later, "Sanctuary", "Fritha", "The Snow Goose" (with a beautiful motive) and "Friendship". Then, "Migration", "Rhayader alone", "Flight of the Snow Goose", "Preparation", "Dunkirk" describe hard situations and troubles for Fritha and Rhayader. "Fritha alone" is really emotive, also like "La princesse perdue", a reposition of many musical motives of the album. Eventually we return into the present with "The Great Marsh"... looking the beacon's debris in Essex.

In conclusion, a masterpiece of (progressive) music.

komun | 5/5 |

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