venerdì 21 novembre 2008

THE SNOW GOOSE (CAMEL) - 1975


“The snow goose” dei Camel: uno di quegli album che non necessitano di alcun commento. Una meravigliosa opera di prog rock sinfonico da ascoltare, ascoltare e riascoltare. L’album, pubblicato nel 1975, è interamente strumentale, sebbene il tema trattato prenda riferimento da alcune opere letterarie, prima fra tutte il romanzo omonimo di Paul Gallico (il titolo ufficiale dell’album è, in effetti, “Music inspired by The Snow Goose” - modifica resasi necessaria in seguito alle rimostranze del romanziere).
Che dire di questo disco? Una delle colonne portanti del rock progressivo sinfonico.
Voto personale (insufficiente / sufficiente / buono / distinto / ottimo / eccellente): Ottimo/Eccellente.

Camel’s “The snow goose” is an album for which any comment would be superfluous. An excellent symphonic prog rock work, which one will never get bored of listening, listening and listening over and over again. Released in 1975, “The snow goose” is a fully instrumental record, though the main theme on which it is based draws inspiration from a few pieces of literary works, especially the eponymous novel by Paul Gallico (among other things, the official title of the album is “Music inspired by The Snow Goose” - a change that had to be made following the complaints made by the original novelist).
What else should I say about this album? Well, no doubt it’s one of the mainstream symphonic prog rock records of all times.
My personal mark (poor / pass / good / fairly good / very good / excellent): Very good/Excellent.

CAMEL (1975):

Andrew Latimer - chitarre, flauto (guitars, flute)
Peter Bardens - tastiere (keyboards)
Doug Ferguson - basso (bass guitar)
Andy Ward - batteria e percussioni (drums and percussions)

TRACK LIST:

1. The great marsh
2. Rhayader
3. Rhayader goes to town
4. Sanctuary
5. Fritha
6. The snow goose
7. Friendship
8. Migration
9. Rhayader alone
10. Flight of the snow goose
11. Preparation
12. Dunkirk
13. Epitaph
14. Fritha alone
15. La princesse perdue
16. The great marsh

1 commento:

paloz ha detto...

Gioiello.