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MOONDANCES

Camel

 

Symphonic Prog

3.90 | 54 ratings

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b_olariu
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4 stars Camel's sixth DVD named Moondances released in 2007 as name implies conteining two concers, while promoting Moonmadness in 1976 and in 1977 Rain dances. First concert is filmed in 1976 in Hammersmith. Well this concert was for me a little deseppointing, because the prestation of the band is ok, the way they play without bursting moments as a concert must be is quite boring in places. I mean they are very good and talented musician but the almost whole show is forgetable, maybe Lunar sea or White Rider are the best moments here. Too flat, no comunication with the audience, it sounds like live in studio. For this concert 2.5 starsThe second part of the DVD is from the concert they made in 1977 at the Hippodrome while promoting Rain dances. With a diffrent line up, Richard Sinclair on bass and vocal replaceing Fergusson and on sax the excellent Mel Collins. Now , this concert is much better then the first, even some peoples say that the band best period is around 75-76, with this prestation they show that they are still in bussiness. Rain dances was a good album in Camel's discography, even in places were more towards canterbury because of Sinclair background, this album was good recived and is among better albums of the band. This concert is no diffrent, all musicians shines here, Sinclair voice is very smooth and fits ok in the Camel sound, alternating with Latimer's voice this concert is a winner, at least for me. The keys, the drums, sax all is more with balls and is clear that they play for pleasure. Pieces like Metrognome, Unevensong, Rhayader are perfect ex of good and enjoyble concert all the way. I prefer this one over the 1976 show by miles, here the band is better in musical terms. So , I will give 3.5 rounded to 4 stars, because I've always liked Camel's music, this DVD is definetly a good one and spoted Camel in one of their best moments.
b_olariu | 4/5 |

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