I Can See Your House from Here
Review by Scott Prinzing
This is an album I purchased based on its somewhat controversial cover, featuring a “crucified” astronaut floating in space looking down on Earth. I later learned that Camel was part of the Canterbury scene that produced Caravan; the two bands even shared a few members through the years. It turned out to be much more commercial than I’d expected, especially for a band featuring two keyboardists. The lyrics are surprisingly domestic for a prog band, mostly about romance and relationships, rather than more cerebral topics like fantasy and metaphysics favored by many other bands of the genre.
There are a few very strong tracks on this collection, but I think it takes second place to some of their earlier more progressive works like the all-instrumental, Music Inspired by The Snow Goose album. It’s definitely worth a listen, though