Mirage (album) by Camel

Mirage
Mirage by Camel (1974)
Overall rank: 771st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 260 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1974 (12th)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (181st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (771st)
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75/100
From Medelsvensson 06/01/2019 14:39
I don't know if these guys wrote the book on prog-rock but it definitely is a complete representation of the genre. You got the quick tempo changes, the scale pornography, the flute. Everything you need for a good 'ol prog-time while remaining surprisingly jazzy. The musicianship is of course, as I knew beforehand, at a very high level. Very interesting guitar-tone and synth sounds that you can tell was either inspired by or inspired Chick Correa, if it was weirder it could be a Return To Forever album. The interplay between the flute and the keys is quite something. It's a very even album, which is to be expected of this kind of instrumental noodling. But Nimrodel and Lady Fantasy stand out only because they are greater in scope.

Good record.
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95/100
From ExTeaSea 08/05/2018 21:16
Easily one of the greatest progressive rock albums. Definitely an album and band that should be more appreciated by all.
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95/100
From myanilee 06/14/2018 21:57
-Not overwrought, great

This album contains the progressiveness you desire from an act like Camel.The tense rock licks on Freefall prove that. This album flows greatly. It's flute is more sophisticated than anything Jethro Tull put out. It all is in order here. Brilliant album.
Lady Fantasy is a fantastic eclectic compostion.
Mirage is a true prog-rock masterpiece and Camel's best.

Key Tracks:
Freefall
Nimrodel
Lady Fantasy
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From 09/21/2017 18:16
Progressive rock at its very best. Strange how very few people are aware of the existence of this wonderful band.
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90/100
From tmbarnes8 06/28/2017 23:30
What a fantastic gem of an album this was to come across on Spotify! Wow! It seems no matter how hard I try, I always end up preferring 70s prog. None of this Steven Wilson's/Porcupine Tree stuff
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From nitomano 01/30/2017 03:56
Favoritas: Nimrodel, Lady Fantasy
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From Mehran 12/24/2016 23:04
best track: Nimrodel
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From discojets1 09/08/2016 16:19
A criminally underated album by a criminally underated band
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From neilgee 07/23/2016 18:53
Can't add much to what's already been said here, I'm just browsing the charts & having a listen, but I do 'get' this. I'm not a Camel fan, they are good but it's not something I would play every day or even every year (although yes maybe once a year I would) but I do get it. Well done bea charts & members for putting worthhile music so high in the ratings, there are a few artists higher that don't deserve to be, like Big Star, but since the charts are fluid hopefully that might change, BS are higher in the ratings as i write but it's all about opinions, so good on you and everybody who contributes to these charts, i just want to say that Mirage is a worthwhile album.
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85/100
From Deckiller 03/01/2016 05:19
Lady Fantasy is a prog rock staple, and the other tracks are pretty damn good too. Eclectic like Gentle Giant, intense like Uriah Heep, yet smooth like Pink Floyd. A happy medium, much like Porcupine Tree 20 years later!
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Best Albums of 1974
1. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway by Genesis
2. Red by King Crimson
3. On The Beach by Neil Young
4. Crime Of The Century by Supertramp
5. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
6. Diamond Dogs by David Bowie
7. Court And Spark by Joni Mitchell
8. Sheer Heart Attack by Queen
9. Here Come The Warm Jets by Brian Eno
10. Queen II by Queen
11. Radio City by Big Star
12. Mirage by Camel
13. The Heart Of Saturday Night by Tom Waits
14. A Tábua De Esmeralda by Jorge Ben
15. Relayer by Yes
16. Pretzel Logic by Steely Dan
17. Veedon Fleece by Van Morrison
18. Autobahn by Kraftwerk
19. Country Life by Roxy Music
20. Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa


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