Thursday, September 30, 2010

Camel - Stationary Traveller

Year of release: 1984
Genre: Progressive/Art Rock/Pop
Country: U.K.

01. Pressure Points
02. Refugee
03. Vopos
04. Cloak and Dagger Man
05. Stationary Traveler
06. West Berlin
07. Fingertips
08. Missing
09. After Words
10. Long Goodbyes

In a few words:
Another favorite album is presented here. Like all the other big progressive bands (Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull and others) that have created masterpieces during 70's, at 80's, Camel's sound become more "mainstream". The use of keyboards become more intense and the drums have lost their rock sound. So although this album is more pop-ish than their 70's releases, it is a very beautiful album. What I really like on this album is the fantastic guitar work of the main-man Andrew Latimer (who fortunately recovered from his illness - cancer) and the keyboards sound. The album is concept and deals with the refugees from East Germany that tried to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin. A nice album that could appreciated in the hours of day that you want to listen something relaxing.

Personal highlights:
"Refugee", "West Berlin" and "Long Goodbyes"