Camel Discography
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This discography is not complete - some albums don't have song lists, and
a bootleg list is missing. I allowed myself to give some description of 
each album, in order to help you find what you're looking for. The opinions 
expressed here are mine, so if you find them unrelevant please ignore them, or 
write me about it.
Your questions, information, ideas, and flames are welcome.
                                           Ofir Zwebner 26/11/93
Albums by Camel:

Appendix A: Getting in touch with Camel Production
Appendix B: Techincal Info

1973 - Camel Slow yourself down *** Mystic queen * Six ate Separation *** Never let go ** Curiosity * Arubaluba Andy Ward: Drums and percussion Doug Ferguson: Bass and vocals* Peter Bardens: Organ, mellotron, piano, VCS3 synthesizer and vocals** Andy Latimer: Guitar and vocals *** Camel's debut album is probably one of their best. Very similar in sound and production to their second release, Mirage. Never got the success it should have had. The cover has a picture of a camel mixed with a train (?), with tears coming from the camel's eyes and turning to stars. Back cover has a black & yellow picture of the band. It was available on LP by MCA records, now available by Camel Production on CD. The CD has a lyrics sheet.
1974 - Mirage Freefall Supertwister Nimrodel / The Procession / The white rider Earthrise Lady Fantasy: Encounter Smiles for you Lady Fantasy Doug Ferguson: Bass Andy Ward: Drums, cans, bottles & body mist Peter Bardens: Organ, piano, celeste, mini Moog, mellotron & vocals Andy Latimer: Guitar, flute & vocals A superb album, featuring lots of rythem changes and organ/guitar solos. Third track is based on Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings". Mirage reached number 149 on the US Billboard charts, and was followed with a massive tour over the US. The cover features a distorted version of the CAMEL cigarettes pack, with the same CAMEL logo. The US version has the picture of the camel from the first album only now it has a dragon's body, and it's eating strange crystal pieces on a desert surface on some distant planet. Available on CD and LP. CD version has inner notes by John Tracy.
1975 - The Snow Goose The great marsh Rhayader Rhayader goes to town Sanctuary Fritha The snow goose Friendship Migration Rhayader alone Flight of the snow goose Preparation Dunkirk Epitaph Fritha alone La princesse Perdue The great marsh Andy Ward: Drums, vibes, varispeed percussion Doug Ferguson: Bass and duffle coat Peter Bardens: Organ, mini Moog, electric piano, pipe organ, acoustic piano, ARP Odyssey Andy Latimer: Electric, acoustic and slide guitars, flute, vocals Camel's most accessive album. Recommended for starters, and for everybody... Based on the novella "The Snow Goose" by Paul Gallico. It took Latimer and Bardens two weeks of intense work in a solitude cottage away from the world, in order to write this masterpiece. The Snow Goose reached 22 in the UK charts following a major success worldwide. The Snow Goose features an orchestra on some parts. There are Two vocal parts, but without any lyrics - This album is completely instrumental. Cover has the CAMEL cigarette logo with picture of a snow goose in white, blue and gold. Few versions has a short description of the story on the back cover, in reference to each song. It is said there is a double-fold version of the LP but I've never seen one. Available on LP, Cassette and CD. The CD release has some more inner notes by John Tracy.
1976 - Moonmadness Aristillus Song within a song Chord change Spirit of the water Another night Air born Lunar sea Doug Ferguson: Bass, lead vocal Song Within A Song Andy Ward: Drums, Percussion, voice on Aristillus Peter Bardens: Keyboards, vocal on Spirit of the Water Andy Latimer: Guitars, flute, vocal on Song Within A Song, Another Night, Air Born This album is very bombastic, most of it has a "Spacy" kind of music. Very strong rythem parts, Spacy guitars and lots of synthesisers. The sound of this one is completely different than the first two, a classic progressive album. It even tends, somewhat, to fusion. Cover has a bright picture of a woman (man?) sitting by a rock looking at the moon above. No more cigarette logos. It is said there's another double-fold version of the cover where the picture is in the inside while there's something else (what?) on the outside. Available on both CD and LP.
1977 - Rain Dances First Light Metrognome Highways of the sun Unevensong One these days I'll get an early night Elke Skylines Rain dances Andrew Latimer: 6/12 string guitars, pan pipes, fretless bass, flute, acoustic guitar, electric & acoustic pianos, mini moog, "string synthesiser", glockenspiel, treated guitars Peter Bardens: Mini moog, string synth, electric piano, organ, acoustic piano, car horns Andy Ward: Drums, Nocarina, Teeth, Cheek, Turkish Ring, Money, Percussion, Finger cymbals, glockenspiel, liquid boo bams, rototoms, talking drum, smurd, swanee whistle, tunisian clay drums Richard Sinclair: Bass, vocals Mel Collins: Saxophones, bass & concert flutes, clarinet, bass clarinet Eno: Mini moog, electric & acoustic pianos, bells, random notes Fiona Hibbert: Harp Martin Drover: Flugel horn Malcolm Griffiths: Trombone Ferguson left, Sinclair joined, bringing a much Jazzy attitude to the music of Camel. Still very progressive. Mel Collins in not a member of the group yet. A good album for those who tend toward fusion / jazz rock. Cover features a boy standing behind a window with rain dropping and two women jumping to the sides. Back cover has a picture of the band (no Collins). Available on CD and LP.
1978 - A Live Record Never let go Song within a song Lunar sea Skylines Ligging at louis' Lady fantasy The Snow Goose: The great marsh Rhayader Rhayader goes to town Sanctuary Fritha The snow goose Friendship Migration Rhayader alone Flight of the snow goose Preparation Dunkirk Epitaph Fritha alone La princesse Perdue The great marsh Peter Bardens: Keyboards Andrew Latimer: Guitars, flutes, vocal Andy Ward: Drums and Percussion Mel Collins: Saxophones and flute Richard Sinclair: Bass on first 4 track, vocals on 2 first tracks Doug Ferguson: Bass on the rest of the tracks. A double live album, with very good sound and playing, although one may prefer the studio version of "The Snow Goose" which has a nice live performance (with an orchestra!) but not as accurate and impressive as the original album. Camel usualy play good live shows and this album is very recommended for all those who liked their first albums. "Liggin at Louis'" is a jazzy track from 1974. Collins is now a formal member of the band. Cover is black with a robot's finger shooting a lightning into a red record floating in the air. Available on LP and CD.
1978 - Breathless Breathless Echoes Wing and a prayer Down on the farm Starlight ride Summer Lightning You make me smile The sleeper Rainbow's end Andrew Latimer: Guitar, CS80/50, Vocals Peter Bardens: Keyboards Andy Ward: Drums, Percussion Richard Sinclair: Bass, Vocals Mel Collins: Flute, Saxes Camel becoming poppier - this tendency will become stronger with the years. Sinclair wrote Down on the farm, featuring blechs and other stupid voices. During the sessions it was clear that Bardens was leaving the band when the recording was done. Cover has picture of a camel, on a mountain skyline background. There's also an inner sleve with pictures of the members. Available on LP.
1979 - I Can See Your House From Here Wait Your love is stranger than mine Eye of the storm Who we are Survival Hymn to her Neon magic Remote romance Ice Andy Latimer: Guitar, Vocals, Backing Vocals Andy Ward: Drums, Percussion Colin Bass: Bass, Vocals Kit Watkins: Keyboards, Flute, Clavinet Jan Schelhaas: Keyboards J McBurnie: Lyrics Viv McAuliffe: Lyrics Mel Collins: Alto sax on "Your Love is Stranger than Mine" Peter Bardens left the band. Some songs are good, and Ice is a very strong piece (11 minutes). Cover has a picture of the earth viewed from space, with a floating astronout nailed to a cross. Available on CD and LP.
1981 - Nude City life Nude Drafted Docks Beached Landscapes Changing places Pomp & circumstance Please come home Reflections Captured The homecoming Lies The last farewell The birthday cake Nude's return Andrew Latimer: Guitars, vocals, flute, koto & various keyboards Andy Ward: Drums & percussion Colin Bass: Bass & vocals Mel Collins: Flute, piccolo & saxophones Duncan Mackay: Keyboards Jan Schelhaas: Piano on "The Last Farewell" Chris Green: Cello Gasper Lawal: All percussions on "Changing places" Herbie Flowers: Tuba Camel re-forming with lots of players. This is a very good albums, with great sound, lots of instrumentals (most of them very strong). Doesn't sound like the early band's concept-progressive albums but still very good. Based on a concept story by Susan Hoover who will from now on write lyrics for the band and provide general ideas for concepts. Herbie Flowers was a member of Sky at that time (... read further...) Cover has a picture of a man's suit with no person in them standing on a rock in the middle of a sea, with a mountain in the background. Available on CD and LP. CD release feature the story of nude, I think the LP has only the lyrics.
1982 - Chameleon (Best of Camel) Echoes Rhayader Rhayader goes to town Song within a song Remote romance Nude Drafted Lies Supertwister Uneven song Rainbow's end A collection. Cover is completely white with a shade of a chameleon shape. Available on LP but deleted from the catalog.
1982 - The Single Factor No easy answer You are the one Heroes Selva Lullabye Sasquatch Manic Camelogue Today's goodbye A heart's desire End peace Andy Latimer: Guitars, piano, vocals, keyboards, organ, mellotron, bass David Paton: Bass, fretless bass, vocals Graham Jarvis: Drums Duncan Mackay: Prophet synth Chris Rainbow: Backing vocals, lead on "A heart's desire" and "End piece" Francis Monkman: Harpsichord-synclavier Anthony Phillips: Grand Piano, organ, classical and 12 strings guitar, poly moog, ARP 2600, Marimba Pete Bardens: Organ, mini moog on Sasquatch Hydne Bendall: Yamaha CS-80 Tristian Fry: Glockenspeil Jack Emblow: Accordion A popish record with much resemblence to Alan Parsons Project. (No wonder: same people on both groups: Chris Rainbow, David Paton). Lots of guest appearances: Peter Bardens on one track, Fry and Monkman were members of Sky at that time and both bands shared the same producer and engineer (Tony Clark and Haydn Bendall) Cover is grey/blue "computerized" picture of a face (andy?). The back cover is slightly different, but same idea. Available on LP and CD. Some LP pressing are not fold out and have no inner notes/lyrics.
1984 - Stationary Traveller Pressure points Refugee Vopos Cloak and dagger man Stationary traveller West Berlin Fingertips Missing After words Long goodbyes Andy Latimer: 12 strings, acoustic, classic and electric Guitars, flute, bass, piano, PPG, Juno 60, Yamaha CS-60, Drumulator, pan pipes, vocals Paul Burgess: Drums Ton Scherpenzeel: Yamaha CS-80, Grand piano, PPG, prophet, accordion, Juno 60 Hyden Bendall: PPG voices, Fairlight David Paton: Bass, fretless bass Chris Rainbow: vocals Mel Collins: Saxophone This one is even more Alan Parsons than Alan Parsons... Obscure concept by Susan Hoover about both sides of the Berlin Wall (now X - Wall). The cover has a b/w picture of woman standing on a street (in Berlin?... there are signs in German). The back cover is the same only the woman now stand backwards. same idea in the inner sleve where a woman stands on a road with buildings in the background. Inner sleve has lyrics and information. Available on CD and LP, maybe on cassette.
1985 - Pressure Points: Live in Concert Pressure points Drafted Captured Lies Sasquatch West Berlin Fingertips Wait Rhayader Rhayader goes to town Andy Latimer: Lead guitar and vocals Colin Bass: Bass guitar and vocals Ton Scherpenzeel: Lead keyboards Chris Rainbow: Vocals and keyboards Richie Close: Keyboards Paul Burgess: Drums and percussion guest appearances: Mel Collins: Sax on Fingertips Peter Bardens: Organ Camel's second live record is a very good performance of their (even weaker) songs on stage. Note Bardens playing with them the two songs from "The Snow Goose". The cover is dark, strange face flooded with light with marks all over it (ie pressure points). All this is in a box on a skyline background. Back cover has pictures from the show. Available on CD and LP.
1986 - A Compact Compillation ? The collection is from Mirage, The Snow Goose, Moonmadness and Rain Dances. No new stuff and no new versions. The cover is generally blue, with a picture of the band (with Ferguson). Available on CD and LP.
1991 - Landscapes ? Another compilation?
1992 - Dust and Dreams Dust bowl Go west Dusted out Mother road Needles Rose of Sharon Milk n' honey End of the line Storm clouds Cotton camp Broken banks Sheet rain Whispers Little rivers and little rose Hopeless anger Whispers in the rain Andrew Latimer: Guitars, flute, keyboards, vocals Colin Bass: Bass Ton Scherpenzeel: Keyboards Paul Burgess: Drums David Paton: Vocals Mae McKenna: Vocals Christopher Bock: Drums Don Harriss: Keyboards Neil Panton: Oboe Kim Venaas: Timps, harmonica John Burton: French horn Camel's comeback is an intense and moving concept album, very close to Nude in the global sound but much more touching. Highly recommended for those of you who got used to the 80s Camel, but it is very different from the first five Progressive albums. Concept by Hoover about moving further along the road, based on a story. The last 8 songs are instumental, standing together as one piece (a la Nude and The Snow Goose). The record was inspired by John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" Cover has a b/w photo of a boy standing on a road. CD and Cassette available from Camel Production
1993 - Camel on the Road 1972 Lady fantasy Six ate White rider God of light Andy Latimer: (Guitar?) Peter Bardens: (Keyboards?) Andy Ward: (Drums?) David Ferguson: (Bass?) The first "official" bootleg by Camel Production. It features material by the first Camel lineup.
1993 - Echoes ? An Anthology of Camel from PolyGram Record, (a box set?) including material from Camel to Dust and Dreams.
1993 - Never Let Go Never Let Go Earthrise Rhayader Rhayader goes to town Spirit of the water Unevensong Echoes Ice City life Drafted Dust and Dreams Dust bowl Go west Dusted out Mother road Needles Rose of Sharon Milk n' honey End of the line Storm clouds Cotton camp Broken banks Sheet rain Whispers Little rivers and little rose Hopeless anger Whispers in the rain Sasquatch Lady Fantasy Andy Latimer - Guitars, flute, keyboards, vocals Colin Bass - Bass, bass pedals, keyboards, vocals Mickey Simmonds - Keyboards Paul Burgess - Drums, octopad, bells, tambourine A live performance - the second "official" bootleg by Camel Production. This is a two-disks set containing a complete live performance that took place in Enschede, Holland, September 5th, 1992. Great sound quality and a good performance. Availalble on CD. 19?? - Greasy Truckers ? A compilation of 2 record set, with one side by camel.
Appendix A - Getting in touch with Camel Production This is very easy: Simply write something to Camel Production, P.O. Box 4876, Mt. View, CA 94040, USA. You can buy Dust and Dreams, Camel, Camel on the Road, and Never Let Go from them. You will also recieve their newsletter entitled "The Nature of the Beast...". CP tells that most of their other CDs are available from PROGTRON, P.O. Box 10151, San Jose, CA 95157-1151 USA
Appendix B - Technical Info This is the best I could find: (not much really) Camel LP: MCA 250 634-1, MCA MUPS 473. Released in February 1973 CD: CP-002CD Mirage LP: Passport PB 9855, Janus JXS 7009, SML 1107. Released in March 1st 1974, UK CD: Deram 820 613-2 The Snow Goose LP: Passport PB 9856, Janus 7016, Decca SKL-R 5207. Released in April 1975 CD: Deram 800 080-2 Moonmadness LP: Passport PB 9857 CD: London 810 879-2 Rain Dances LP: Passport PB 9858 A Live Record LP: London 820 727-1 Nude LP: Passport PB 6008 CD: London 810 880-2 The Single Factor LP: Passport PB 8013 Stationary Traveller LP: Polydor/Metronome 821 504-1 MC: Polydor/Metronome 821 504-4 Pressure Points LP: Decca SKL 5338 (820 166-1) MC: Decca KSKC 5338 Dust and Dreams CD: CP-001CD Camel on the Road CD: CP-003CD (?) Never Let Go CD: CP-004CD Appendix C - Singles John Tracy claims that Camel released only 4 singles. Flight of the Snow Goose/Rhayader - F-R 13581 Released May 16th, 1975 ....?