Camel - Dust And Dreams

Album cover

  1. Dust Bowl (1:54)
  2. Go West (3:42)
  3. Dusted Out (1:35)
  4. Mother Road (4:15)
  5. Needles (2:30)
  6. Rose Of Sharon (4:48)
  7. Milk N' Honey (3:35)
  8. End Of The Line (6:53)
  9. Storm Clouds (2:06)
  10. Cotton Camp (2:55)
  11. Broken Banks (0:35)
  12. Sheet Rain (2:14)
  13. Whispers (0:52)
  14. Little Rivers And Little Rose (1:57)
  15. Hopeless Anger (4:59)
  16. Whispers In The Rain (2:54)

Camel Productions, 1991

also by Camel:

see also... Caravan, Genesis, Pink Floyd

Decent melodic prog rock for the 90's, not overly complex music, but attractive tunes and a tasteful, restrained production. It's based around a concept of an American families travelling west to a new life during the Depression. Andy Latimer's fluid guitar, and even his singing style, is reminiscent of David Gilmour, giving the album definite Pink Floyd overtones. The work is largely instrumental, with layers of keyboards giving a warm, gently orchestral feel. The album flows smoothly from one section to another, so there are no stand-out tracks, but I should mention "Rose of Sharon", with its beautiful vocal harmonies and refrain "what we gonna do when the baby comes".

August 12, 2003

8 out of 10

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