There is not much to say about this album that has not already been said, and I will keep this review shorter than most of my other efforts. Rhayader features a classy flute solo, some sort of odd piano choice from Bardens I want to say it's an electric, , a typically stalking Ferguson bass groove and neat relaxed percussion. Luckily, the darkness is cleared away by the snow goose, bringing the album to a close with a longer progressive-rock track that reprises various themes with a positive vibe, symbolizing the spirit of Rhayader passing to the snow goose. Unfortunately, there are equally boring pieces like the ''Fritha'' sections and the title track that bog the album down.
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If you've heard Camel's first two albums, you'll note their constant aversion to lyrics, almost as if they don't like singing.
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Their LPs made it into the record bins I remember noticing goosw interesting cover acmel but no one ever recommended them to me and they didn't get any radio play. Just in case you think I'm damning the album with faint praise, I'm glad it was released.
Given that this album is a clear success, it is proof of Camel's continuing maturity in songwriting. Side two is noticeably weaker than side one, and whilst I do enjoy listening to the studio recording of The Snow Goose, I also find it to be a little bit tame at times and prefer the stronger version found on A Live Record.
After a zillion times that I listened to "Snowgoose" in my younger years, and after carefully studying all the instruments, arrangement, production, cover image, the plot-line story "inspired by" the namesake novel, and a cult-like devotion to this work, let's break for a while!
THE SNOW GOOSE
A fat Hammond organ sound dominates the camwl of "Dunkirk," with a full brass horn section jumping into the fray to participate in a slow build-up. A little girl, Fritha, is also concerned about the goose, and she and Rhayader become friends. La Princesse Perdue is the final track proper on the album--followed only by the closing soundscape of The Great Marsh--and it feels like it reprises pieces of other songs off the album, though the accuracy of this I can't quite vouch for.
The song is tinged with synthesizers and the bass snoow percussion is strong here.
The thematic approach also allows one to consider individual segments in relation to the whole and not as a work in isolation. Csmel, first off, I have to say that I could care less about the story. I like melodies,it's true, but pleasant listening isn't my best prerogative. The playing is awesome as you'd expect and while most of the accolades go to Latimer, Andy Gokse is the one who catches my ear all the time with his astonishing ability to deliver percussion parts that are just spot on without being showy.
CAMEL The Snow Goose reviews
Some of my favourite moments are The Snow Goose Where Latimer shows all the shredders cael there that less is more creating a teardropping little guitar solo Dunkirk a song in constrant crescendo gooxe military style drumming and a very good cmael solo or even the Canterbury flavoured Migration You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials.
It is certainly the pinnacle of Camel's career and a gem of progressive rock music. At times their are subliminal vocals, no actual words, but more sounds that compliment the tracks. Rhayader features a classy flute solo, some sort of odd piano choice from Bardens I want to say it's an electric,a typically stalking Ferguson bass groove and neat relaxed percussion. I don't think it stands up equal to the best of Floyd, Yes, Caravan, or Genesis.
The juxtaposition of orchestra and rock instruments works perfectly. It's better than Mirage and Moonmadness to me. Unfortunately, there are equally boring pieces like the ''Fritha'' sections and the title track that bog the album down.
This is an album that is different from other albums that are considered a progressive masterpiece by the many. The inclusion of a small orchestra in ''Friendship'' sounds enticing, but the actual product sounds like stock music.
A Masterpiece of Progressive Music Truly an amazing album from anyone's perspective, what's not to like about it? Music would be this democratic but for musicians alas. On the contrary, I like very much of instrumental works. Rhayader Goes to Town is a bit harder, a bit more of rocker, marked with blazing keyboards and a long guitar solo in the second half.
An odder middle section features a rather over-stretched guitar solo. One thing that makes this album enjoyable is that either by design, or from the original story telling formatting, none of the melodies or song ideas outstay their welcome.
It seems that the success of the Tolkien sourced White Rider on the previous Mirage album provided sufficient encouragement for Bardens and Latimer to expand their canvas to encompass a fully fledged conceptual work. I'd recommend "The Snow Goose" to all prog fans as I believe it is an absolute essential famel everyone's music collection.