Camel - Music Inspired by The Snow Goose (1975) [SHM-SACD 2011] PS3 ISO + FLAC {{RE-UP}}

Posted By : HDAtall | Date : 15 Jan 2013 19:55:00 | Comments : 5 |

Camel - The Snow Goose (1975) [SHM-SACD 2011]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 43:33 minutes | Scans included | 1,77 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 888 MB

Camel's classic period started with The Snow Goose, an instrumental concept album based on a novella by Paul Gallico. Although there are no lyrics on the album -- two songs feature wordless vocals -- the music follows the emotional arc of the novella's story, which is about a lonely man named Rhayader who helps nurse a wounded snow goose back to health with the help of a young girl called Fritha he recently befriended. Once the goose is healed, it is set free, but Fritha no longer visits the man because the goose is gone. Later, Rhayader is killed in battle during the evacuation of Dunkirk. The goose returned during the battle, and it is then named La Princesse Perdue, symbolizing the hopes that can still survive even during the evils of war. With such a complex fable to tell, it is no surprise that Camel keep their improvisational tendencies reigned in, deciding to concentrate on surging, intricate soundscapes that telegraph the emotion of the piece without a single word. And even though The Snow Goose is an instrumental album, it is far more accessible than some of Camel's later work, since it relies on beautiful sonic textures instead of musical experimentation.


01. The Great Marsh
02. Rhayader
03. Rhayader Goes to Town
04. Sanctuary
05. Fritha
06. The Snow Goose
07. Friendship
08. Migration
09. Rhayader Alone
10. Flight of the Snow Goose
11. Preparation
12. Dunkirk
13. Epitaph
14. Fritha Alone
15. La Princesse Perdue
16. The Great Marsh (Reprise)

Dynamic Range
Analyzed: Camel / The Snow Goose

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -6.78 dB -26.37 dB 2:03 01-THE GREAT MARSH
DR11 -6.10 dB -19.88 dB 3:02 02-RHAYADER
DR13 -6.48 dB -22.03 dB 5:20 03-RHAYADER GOES TO TOWN
DR9 -20.64 dB -33.03 dB 1:06 04-SANCTUARY
DR11 -17.59 dB -32.49 dB 1:19 05-FRITHA
DR12 -5.69 dB -21.14 dB 3:12 06-THE SNOW GOOSE
DR10 -14.61 dB -28.58 dB 1:44 07-FRIENDSHIP
DR13 -5.15 dB -21.94 dB 2:02 08-MIGRATION
DR10 -15.26 dB -30.33 dB 1:51 09-RHAYADER ALONE
DR13 -4.93 dB -21.14 dB 2:42 10-FLIGHT OF THE SNOW GOOSE
DR10 -12.59 dB -26.70 dB 3:54 11-PREPARATION
DR12 -5.91 dB -20.22 dB 5:26 12-DUNKIRK
DR11 -15.81 dB -33.54 dB 2:09 13-EPITAPH
DR13 -18.36 dB -34.77 dB 1:30 14-FRITHA ALONE
DR11 -6.13 dB -20.74 dB 4:57 15-LA PRINCESSE PERDUE
DR13 -25.71 dB -44.45 dB 1:15 16-THE GREAT MARSH

Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 2822400 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 88200 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 5645 kbps
Codec: DSD64

Confirmed to be played on
Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD
Cambridge Audio Azur 751BD
Denon DBP-1611UD
Denon DBP-2012UD
Denon DVD-2910
Denon DVD-3910
Denon DVD-5910
Denon DVD-A11
Marantz DV7600
Marantz UD5005
NAD T585
Pioneer BDP-140
Pioneer BDP-440
Shanling SCD300
Sony BDP-S180
Sony BDP-S370 *(after further analysis it was discovered that there was something really wrong with the sinewaves generated by the Sony, as they were not clean but very fuzzy, like rips of vinyls in bad shape. So cannot recommend it.)
Sony BDP-S370/BX37
Sony BDP-S380
Sony BDP-S470
Sony BDP-S570
Sony BDP-S580
Sony BDP-S770
Sony BDP-S780
Sony BDP-S870
Sony BDP-S970
Sony BDV-E870
Sony BDV-ES570
Sony BDV-F500
Yamaha BD-S1067
Yamaha BD-A1010

Cannot be played on
Accuphase DP-100
Arcam DV137
Cambridge Audio DVD89
Cambridge Audio DVD99
Cary DVD8
Denon DVD-1930
Denon DVD-1940
Denon DVD-2900
Denon DVD-2930
Denon DVD-3930
Denon DVD-A1UD
Esoteric SZ-1s
Harman/Kardon DVD 47
Integra DPS-6.9
Marantz DV-6001
Marantz DV-6500
Marantz DV-7001
Marantz DV-8400
Marantz DV-9500
Marantz DV-9600
Marantz SA-11S2
Marantz SA-15S1
Marantz SA-7001
Marantz SA-7003
NAD T535
Onkyo C-S5VL
Onkyo DV-506
Onkyo DV-SP504
Onkyo DV-SP506
Oppo DV-980H
Oppo DV-981HD
Oppo DV-983H
Parasound D3
Philips DVP-9000S
Pioneer DV-563A
Pioneer DV-565A
Pioneer DV-565
Pioneer DV-575A
Pioneer DV-585A
Pioneer DV-600AV
Pioneer DV-610AV
Pioneer DV-655A
Pioneer DV-656
Pioneer DV-656A
Pioneer DV-696AV
Pioneer DV-696S
Pioneer DV-733A
Pioneer DV-757Ai
Pioneer DV-868AVi
Pioneer DV-989AVi
Pioneer PD-D6-J
Pioneer PDX-Z9
Sherwood Newcastle SD-871
Sony BDV-E280
Sony DVP-NS90V
Sony DVP-NS700V
Sony DVP-NS900V
Sony DVP-NS955V
Sony DVP-S9000ES
Sony PlayStation3
Sony SCD-555ES
Sony SCD-CE595
Sony SCD-XA3000ES
Sony SCD-XA5400ES
Sony SCD-XB790
Sony SCD-XB940 QS
Sony SCD-XB970QS
Yamaha CD-S1000
Yamaha CD-S2000
Yamaha DVD-S1500

Confirmed to play (after custom firmware update)
Onkyo DV-SP502E
Oppo DV-970HD
Oppo DV980H
Oppo DV-981HD
Pioneer DV-LX50
Pioneer DV-575A
Pioneer DV-578A
Pioneer DV-585A
Pioneer DV-588A
Pioneer DV-600AV
Pioneer DV-610AV
Pioneer DV-696AV
Samsung HD745/945/950
Samsung HD841/941
Yamaha DVD-S657
Yamaha DVD-S1700
Yamaha DVD-S1800
Yamaha DVD-S2700

Perfectly played on Foobar2000 with "foo_input_sacd" plugin.
Thanks to bambasm!

SACD-RAR's compressed size > 1,30 GB

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Posted By: ANSELMO52 Date: 06 Aug 2012 08:56:03
Many thanks HDatall. I'm a MAC user; in order to extract the single files or playing the file .iso, I normally run windows7 under Parallels Desktop and after Foobar. Do you know if there is a SW for MAC? Thanks again.
Posted By: HDAtall Date: 06 Aug 2012 12:40:17
Unfortunately, as Windows' user, I don't know the way "how to play SACD-ISO on MAC". But you can run the file on (Windows') Foobar & convert the album into Hi-Res FLAC files (24-88,2 for example) and then play it on MAC... - Sorry, haven't another idea.
Posted By: bobparish Date: 01 Sep 2012 20:03:37
Audirvana Plus beta !!!
Posted By: pouche Date: 16 Jan 2013 04:41:12
Thank you for (once again) spreading the brilliance that is Camel.

I personally believe the review 'blurp' (posted above) is incorrect - the 'classic' period began with the second album 'Mirage' and went through Mirage, Snow Goose and Moon-madness - these three were their 'prog' albums, with 'Rain-dances' and 'Breathless' delving far more into jazz, while their first album, 'Camel' was more rock.

At this point the band took on some major changes, though 'I Can See Your House From Here' is quite good and contains the absolutely brilliant piece 'Ice'.

Later works, 'Dust and Dreams' and 'Rajaz' are well worth a listen too.

Some people consider 'Nude' to be one of their best works (the album that followed 'I Can See...'), but IMO it is rated well because of its subject matter more than its performance.

At a minimum, albums 2-4 are brilliant, and 1-7 quite good.
Posted By: andalaostia Date: 04 Jan 2015 12:29:13
Muchas gracias.