Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Camel Total Pressure - Live in Concert 1984|
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
They Don't Make 'em Like They Used to!!
ThrEaD NUGENT | Newport Beach, CA United States | 03/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A must for every Camel fan, Total Pressure delivers beyond belief. The full concert previously released as Pressure Points, sans actors, is an ABSOLUTELY jaw dropping performance. I want to keep this short, every musician is in top form, the set list covers nearly every period of Camel's career, the picture and sound are excellent, the bonus material is extra concert footage and the interview is cool from '84..I could easily sell half of my music dvd collection after watching this......maybe I will!! BUY THIS NOW and PLAY LOUD!!!!!!"
Nowadays the future of the band is obscured by dark clouds,
Lethe | Milan, Italy | 08/08/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Well I 've already rated the audio cd version regarding the present live dated 1984, which has been "video remastered" in a remarkable manner... by means of this famous concert gig in London A. Latimer & C. let their melodic prog music play as an accessible stuff for a wider crowd, usually not involved with such a diverse light prog rock genre. However, before this one, I suggest to buy their recent representation live on stage in the USA concerning the "Harbour of Tears" Tour, that's "A Coming of Age": unfortunately this latter is available in the underground music shop only, being suitable for their "aficionados" (not for the fans of the commercial mainstream I mean...). The short frame concerning the concept album "The Snow goose" ("Rhayder" and "Rhayader goes to town") is tasteful, but naturally "La Princesse Perdue" is their true surprise, being one of the bonus tracks along with a few old songs such as "Never Let go" or "Uneven Song" for example, which you couldn't find within the audio cd version (entitled "Pressure Points" live). Moreover I wanna make a special mention for "Hymn To Her", a delightful execution at the guitar for Andy, in the vein of his instrumental best tunes like for instance "Ice" or the recent "The Hour candle", as usual "must-have" tracks during his famous live performances. Instead, talking about their commercial tunes, as I don't like the "Stationary Traveller" album I can't listen to the title track nor to "West Berlin", a couple of pop songs which I don't like very much...nevermind, the present DVD witnesses the best period for Camel (talking about the feedback by European and American people, almost making every album of the eighties a best-seller).
Nowadays the future of the band is obscured by dark clouds, but I wanna wish them a long live tour in the next years - and this is my hope at least!!
Prog Nerd | Southern California | 09/29/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I just saw this concert DVD for the first time (I've only been listening to Camel for nine months), and I have to say, I'm quite amazed. The video quality and editing is top-notch, the band is tight, the mix is good (perhaps a tad keyboard and reverb heavy, but this was the 80s), and is a good career overview leading up to '84.
Stationary Traveller is moderately represented, and while it's not my favorite Camel album, the songs turn out much better live than the studio. Andy Latimer is the only original band member here, and plays guitar with an incredible amount of passion. It's somewhat similiar to David Gilmour's tone on a few tracks, but a little lighter and faster at times. He also provides the main vocals and occasional flute.
Total Pressure is an expanded version of their Pressure Points VHS/DVD, and includes several bonus songs (almost 1/3rd is new here) and an interview from 1984-85.
Highly recommended for fans of either classic prog or AOR. There's something to love for everyone."
Edgar Acosta | Tulsa, USA | 11/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Total Pressure!!! This Concert is one of the best performance from Camel...I like all the music from Stationary Traveller and when I could watch those being playing by Camel I was in shock...Always I imagined to have this Video."