Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Nimrodel / The Procession / The White Rider (Camel, 1974)

No doubt "Mirage" by Camel is one of the best prog albums ever and you'll find many songs from it in my blog. This suite of three songs is one of the highlights of such a masterpiece and also another prog song inspired by Tolkien's world. There is magic in this track, but also beautiful changes, dreamy guitars, a good deal of keyboards and well found melodies.

Camel line-up in 1974. A stunning foursome...

Military marches, folk ballads and instrumental passages follow each other, lining up mellow and lively sections, with clever arrangements and pleasant reprises. This is simply a great prog rock composition, where four brilliant musicians shine and take the time of their lives. The same can be said of their listeners... and especially for me!