690. Nimrodel

Camel being a so-called second tier Prog Rock outfit (in other words, not King Crimson, Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd or ELP), Nimrodel (found on their second album Mirage) being epic in all the right ways. It starts with a parade, it works all manner of moods and changes, it’s even inspired by Lord of the Rings. And at less than ten minutes (even including the parade) it doesn’t overstay its welcome, just takes you there, where the magic is smooth and beautiful and even strong when it needs to be. It must’ve been 1974.