Camel Mirage [Japan Bonus Tracks]
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown
- Released: June 3, 2002
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Universal I.S.
- 3.Nimrodel-the Procession-White Rider
- 5.Lady Fantasy
- 7.Mystic Queen
- 9.Lady Fantasy
Prog outfit Camel is revisited on the reissue of their album, MIRAGE.
This edition includes bonus tracks and has been remastered.
Personnel: Andy Latimer (vocals, guitar, flute); Peter Bardens (vocals, piano, celesta, organ, Mellotron, mini-Moog synthesizer); Andy Ward (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Paschal Byrne; Mark Powell.
Audio Remasterer: Paschal Byrne.
Audio Remixer: Bill Price .
Liner Note Author: Mark Powell.
Recording information: Island Studios (10/30/1974); The Marquee Club (10/30/1974); The MArquee Club, London, England (10/30/1974).
Photographers: Mick Rock ; Keith Morris.
Unknown Contributor Role: Andy Ward.
With their second album, Mirage, Camel begin to develop their own distinctive sound, highlighted by the group's liquid, intricate rhythms and the wonderful, unpredictable instrumental exchanges by keyboardist Pete Bardens and guitarist Andy Latimer. Camel also distinguish themselves from their prog rock peers with the multi-part suite "Lady Fantasy," which suggests the more complex directions they would take a few albums down the line. Also, Latimer's graceful flute playing distinguishes several songs on the record, including "Supertwister," and it's clear that he has a more supple technique than such contemporaries as Ian Anderson. Camel are still ironing out some quirks in their sound on Mirage, but it's evident that they are coming into their own. ~ Daevid Jehnzen
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