Camel is the first studio album by English progressive rock band Camel, released on MCA Records in February 1973. By August 1972, Camel were signed to MCA Records. They quickly entered the studio to record their first self-titled album, Camel. A collection of individual songs, chiefly from Andrew Latimer and Peter Bardens, the album was greeted with muted success and MCA did not take an option for a second album.
Camel’s attempt at a commercial record unfortunately fall pretty flat with Rain Dances, continuing a string of albums that seem to lie short of the output of Camel and Mirage. The wandering ways of the album make for a confusing feel for radio-play, leaving front-man Andrew Latimer’s motives a little unclear. There are definitely good tracks here, but the album yields nothing special enough to leave a lasting impression on the listener. If you are a fan of early period Camel there is a good chance you will take to this album. The infusion of Celtic folk melodies lend the music a beautifully ethereal air. An album to savour.
Профиль: English progressive rock group formed in 1971 with an original lineup of Andrew Latimer (guitar, flute, vocals), Peter Bardens (keyboards, synths, vocals), Doug Ferguson (bass, vocals) and Andy Ward (2) (drums. This lineup recorded the first four studio albums including their most commercially successful album, The Snow Goose, an entirely instrumental record released in 1975. It peaked at number 22 on the UK charts and is certified silver.
28 октября 2013 года CAMEL возвращаются на сцену и дадут эксклюзивный концерт в Лондоне, в ходе которого музыканты полностью исполняет свой легендарный альбом 1975 года "The Snow Goose". Бессменный лидер группы Andrew Latimer для проведения этого концерта вновь собрал вместе один из последних составов CAMEL: Colin Bass (бас), Denis Clement (барабаны), Guy LeBlanc (клавиши), а также пригласил специального гостя - клавишника Jan Schelhaas'a, который участвовал в записи пластинок CAMEL "Nude" и "I Can See Your House From Here".
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Camel disbanded shortly after the concept album Nude was released in 1981 due to alcohol and drug abuse by Ward. However Latimer continued on as the sole remaining original member of the band releasing the albums The Single Factor (1982) and Stationary Traveller in 1984 under the Camel name. Camel has continued on since, although slowly. The band still tours today, led by Latimer despite being diagnosed with Myelofibrosis. Cited as one of the inspirations of neo-progressive rock bands, Camel can truly be considered as a staple of the progressive rock genre.
7 tracks · 26 March 1976. 5 tracks · 4 January 1974. 7 tracks · February 1973. 9 tracks · 1 January 1978. 15 tracks · 1 January 1981.
Retrieved 24 June 2011. A Nod and a Wink is the fourteenth studio album by the English progressive rock band Camel, released in July 2002 on the label Camel Productions. The album was dedicated to Peter Bardens, who died in January 2002. Mellow and reflective in mood, it is the only Camel album to feature vocals on every track. It is currently Camel's last studio album to date. A short clip of Squigely Fair is played during the Power Lap segment on Top Gear's Episode 10 from Season 6.