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25th September 2003, 13:42
what's your favourite CAMEL album or song
i'm going to a concert on the 26 october
they will be playing in a town called Groningen in the Netherlands
My favourites are
album : moonmadness
song : summer lightning
25th September 2003, 15:05
Who are Camel? What kind of music is it?
25th September 2003, 15:40
hi cylob perhaps you know tangerine dream?
if not it's a kind of synth music also with lyrics and often great guitar solo's
try finding a song of them on kazaa(i know it's not legal but what the ..... just for a song)
or contact me on my e-mail adress email@example.com and we can see if there's a possibility to send you one or two songs
25th September 2003, 17:42
Gives me some idea. I use p2p all the time for those legal songs.:) If you live in a humdrum town and don't want a credit card there's little choice.
Anyway, "moonmadness" is a decent enough title for an album. I'm driven by impulse - if the title's good, the content should be.
25th September 2003, 17:50
My fave Camel album is their self-titled first one, "Camel" (1973)
Fave track off this is: "Never Let Go"
tho' there's not a bad track on the album (check out: Six Ate & Arubaluba)
Other albums worth checking:
The Snow Goose -1975 (Rhayader/Rhayader Goes to Town = fave tracks)
Mirage - 1974 (Supertwister, Earthrise)
Moonmadness -1976 (Song within a Song, Lunar Sea)
Raindances - 1977 (this was the last Camel album I was in to, really.)
Chameleon compil 1981 is a good starting point, but definitely get the first album!
The personnel changed a lot over the years, and although Andy Latimer (guitars, etc) is still there, I kinda went off them after the other dudes left in the early 80's. Didn't know they were still going. If they've reformed with the original line-up, then that will be some gig!
How to describe Camel? Hmm . . . no other band to compare with really.
Kinda top notch prog folky rock (drums, bass, guitars, keyboards, flutes, etc).
Heavy in places, very laidback in others, lol :D
25th September 2003, 17:56
looks to me like you're a real fan of camel dj egg
add to your list some other albums woth checking
a live record
dust and dreams
and i will let you know how the concert was.
by the way all i know is that besides andy ton scherpenzeel is on stage as guest he played with them on albums like moonmadness and rajaaz.
ton has his own band called kayak
25th September 2003, 18:15
In addition to the albums I mentioned above, I've also got the following . . . but aren't really into them in the same way as their earlier works, if at all.
I Can See Your House From Here 1979
Stationary Traveller 1983
Pressure Points 1984
Along with "Chameleon", other compils well worth getting are:
The Live Record 1978
The Collection 1985
"Dust and Dreams" must've come out more recently, yes? (90's?)
Never heard of it! So, you reckon it's worth getting?
25th September 2003, 18:47
take a look at www.camelproductions.com it's a very good website about the band and as to your question i don't have an idea on the year they released dust and dreams- i stumbled accros a song of them once - called drafted - after hearing it i started kazaa to gather as much as possible and found out that they make the kind of music i like
25th September 2003, 21:33
By miracle of modern science I'm now the owner of Snow Goose. My rubber arm's been twisted. First thoughts:
70's prog rock (obviously). Good quality instrumentation, futuristic atmosphere (in a Blake's 7 or Logan's Run way). Reminds me immediately of Magnum, who appeared later in the 70's.
I had no idea this band existed. I know one thing, I need a larger HD, and quickly.
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