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Thursday, 15 September 2011

Camel - Mirage [1974]

Now it's time for some classic pro uploading! Whilst some newcomers to prog may be scratching their heads looking at the album cover rest assured that this is a prog classic up there with the likes of Red (King Crimson), Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd) and Selling England By The Pound (Genesis).

Camel's sound on this record is an interesting one as although it doesn't borrow too heavily from other bands its sound is what a lot of us would think of straight away when "70s prog rock". Interesting instrumentation, use of flutes, extended suits etc. Something interesting to note would be the singer who isn't a great singer like Jon Anderson or Peter Gabriel so consequently the vocals are not, in the owner of this blog's own words 'gay-prog-vocals', and this does count in Camel's favor as more focus is given to instrumentation which this album has in spades.

This is a 5 track affair; 2 of which are instrumental ('Supertwister' and 'Earthrise'... the former being fantastic), 1 "straight forward" sounding prog song ('Freefall') and 2 mind-blowing extended songs ('Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider' and 'Lady Fantasy Suite: Encounter/Smiles For You/Lady Fantasy')

Give this one a listen and don't let in fall wrongly in the shadow of the more famous prog greats
(enjoy the slightly predictable bonus tracks of live material and an early mix).


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Persona 101: Edited for spelling and date settings, and I'll add that I agree, this is an awesome album.

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