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