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Out-of-date theme but still a great album
on 22 March 2003
I've been a long-time fan of Camel, but this album has consistently been one of my favourites. The theme of a Berlin divided by the wall, and of dreams of escape, may now be slightly dated - but the music isn't. Andy's guitar is (as ever) quite wonderful. 'West Berlin' has one of those hooks that singers would happily die for (or - if you're a Peter Gabriel fan, you'll know what I mean when I say you'd cheerfully sell your granny). 'Vopos' has real darkness and menace whilst the opening intrumental on the CD is a mixture of both threat and promise. (This solo was much-extended in a subsequent live recording). One or two of the later tracks lack the power of those at the start but this is still a really good album and well worth a listen.