Sunday, 18 November 2012

Lady Fantasy (Camel, 1974)

Taken from the album "Mirage", this long and beautiful song features all the main ingredients of prog: tempo changes, very good melodies, instrumental passages, guitar/keyboard dialogues and solos, imaginative arrangements. Of course, Andrew Latimer's dreaming guitar is the winning card of this play, but "Lady Fantasy" is a well-balanced song, where all the instruments share the stage. As always in Camel's tracks, the sound is agreeable, like a journey in a pleasant country, but you also find here some heavier moments, perfectly fit into the big picture.
 
The beautiful cover of "Mirage".
 

The lyrics, where an ideal woman is compared with a real one, lie somewhere between the earth and the sky, just like a mirage, especially when Latimer enters...