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3 stars From first light to friendship to lies to hopeless anger and back again

This is a rather conventional rockumentary (or should I say "Prockumentary"?) telling the story of Camel from their pre-Camel roots in the late 60's to their inception in the early 70's trough their decline in the late 70's/early 80's to their comeback in the 90's and further into the new millennium. Every studio album is commented on in chronological order, primarily by Andy Latimer and Andy Ward, in between some extracts from live performances from the period under display. Peter Bardens is also featured but he sadly past away before this DVD was released. There is a tribute to Bardens at the end of the film.

Interestingly, but perhaps not very surprisingly, the band members seems to have the same favourite albums as I have. The first four, particularly Mirage, The Snow Goose and Moonmadness are praised as well as Nude from the 80's and the comeback albums Dust And Dreams and Harbour Of Tears from the 90's. It is interesting to hear the members' opinions and anecdotes from the relevant periods.

Being a documentary this is mostly of interest for the fans of the band. Those same fans will most certainly already know most or even all of the facts about the band that are presented here, but it is still nice to see a film telling the story of one of the greatest progressive Rock bands of all time.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |


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