Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
A Rare Treasure!
Bill Vitez | Rancho Palos Verdes, CA United States | 09/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a Prog Rock fan for many years (Yes, Genesis, Nektar, Camel, Moody Blues, Kansas, etc.) and I am usually critical. I found this CD by accident when it first came out. At first listen it was nothing that I had expected but it was interesting. After about 4 listens I was really into about half of the tracks. After a week I wouldn't drop a single track. This CD is a real tour de force and all you have to do is listen to "Watching the Bobbins" and the guitar solo on "The Hour Candle" (a tribute to the passing of Andrew Latimer's father) to get an appreciation of how really great, yet virtually unappreciated, Camel really is. Their original record label was Deram which also had the Moody Blues. It seems that Camel may hae taken the "back seat" in its early promotion and support and got lost as an "also ran". If you really don't like this CD after 5 listens you probably have no soul."
Shivers down the spine...
Logic Man | Des Moines, IA, USA | 11/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
This album has an Irish feel to it, not something I can remember encountering with Camel previously.
There is a short instrumental called "Under the Moon" which just leaves me speechless - it's got be one of the most amazing things I've heard in my life. The tone of the guitar is magnificent (add in some sweet reverb). Along the lines of Dave Gilmour, it's right on the edge of feedback and as I listen it's as if I can hear the colors changing in the notes. It's just so emotional. THIS is music.
Then there's a musical break of maybe 15 seconds half way into the song "Eyes of Ireland" that again just swells over the listener and has a similar effect. This is the stuff that makes Camel CD's worthwile in my mind.
While I definitely don't think this is their strongest album, it's still a pleasure to listen to for the most part. Even though a song like "Running from Paradise" stops it being a 5 star album for me, I would still highly recommend it."