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Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Aug 25th, 2008, 4:47pm

Lord Latimer speaks wink

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2SIMZqUW90

You just cannot beat this band - ever
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Paloma on Aug 25th, 2008, 4:48pm

cheesy cheesy

You copycat, you ! cheesy cheesy

Of course they rule ! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Aug 25th, 2008, 4:59pm

I am under no illusion that this thread will reach 16 pages Paloma, although it deserves to wink
Merely pointing out to some members on here who haven't heard much of Camel, should investigate further.
Always happy to help anyone that needs it wink wink
A band whose rich history never involved one duff album-ever. (Imho ) Not many bands can offer that.
There is nobody I know who can impart such emotion into his playing than Andy Latimer.

Radiohead? Pah!! rolleyes wink

Camel Rule!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Paloma on Aug 25th, 2008, 5:08pm

on Aug 25th, 2008, 4:59pm, Mal wrote:
Radiohead? Pah!! rolleyes wink



undecided

Oh well.....

sob, sob.....
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Aug 25th, 2008, 5:17pm

Short but sweet! cool

Irish Air
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vZaEw26XbY&feature=PlayList&p=5637F3231A79A67A&index=21
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Aug 25th, 2008, 5:49pm

on Aug 25th, 2008, 4:59pm, Mal wrote:
There is nobody I know who can impart such emotion into his playing than Andy Latimer.

Camel were my joint favourite band with Genesis when I was in my teens and some of those concerts (especially the "Nude" tour) were some of my favourites ever. Of course, for various reasons they kind of disappeared in the mid 80s but I was over-joyed when they came back with such a strong set of albums commencing with "Dust and Dreams". My particular fave from these later albums is "Harbour of Tears".

Andy Laitimer is indeed a fabulous guitarist and I've seen him up close at places like Hammersmith Odeon. Incredible emotion. For me though, he is at least matched by Roine Stolt from The Flower Kings. These 2 guys, along with Mr Hackett are my favourite guitarists as I'm more into emotion rather than energy or volume.





Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Aug 25th, 2008, 5:52pm

on Aug 25th, 2008, 5:17pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Short but sweet! cool

Irish Air
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vZaEw26XbY&feature=PlayList&p=5637F3231A79A67A&index=21

That is beautiful.

I saw the "Harbour of Tears" concert at The London Astoria. It was fabulous to see the place packed out. One of my favourite ever Camel gigs for sure.


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Aug 25th, 2008, 7:51pm

I have been a Camel fan since 1975 - Snowgoose era. Andy Latimer is my best of all time guitarist of all.. Glad this thread was brought up. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by SonOfGreatFang on Aug 26th, 2008, 06:29am

I've been a Camel fan since 1981. Saw them on a repeat of Sight & Sound in Concert and was blown away. Went out the next day to buy some of their stuff, but the only one I could find was Nude which was a fantastic place to start and is still one of my favourite albums.

Camel are one of the few bands that I love every album (yes even the much maligned Single Factor) and Andy Latimer is indeed up there with the Gilmours, Hacketts and Bill Nelsons of this world. He's also a man who's shown great integrity over the years. I hope he gets over his illness soon and releases some new material.

I've only seen Camel once at Hammersmith Odean on the Stationary Traveller tour (the one on the Pressure Points DVD). Met Andy and some of the other band members that night, and he was an absolute gentleman. Hope they get to tour again so I can see them one more time.

Yes indeed Mal, Camel do rule. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Paloma on Aug 26th, 2008, 06:58am

Well, I don´t need to say they rule, cos they do .....no doubt, eh Alan ? wink.

As I always say......relax and enjoy cool wink :

( love this video, btw cool )

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTVnCyDoQlQ


And if you don´t like Radiohead ( or some other bands ) just ignore them, that´s what I use to do with the music I can´t enjoy, nobody is forcing you to listen to them. grin I could have sent you a compilation.....but I didn´t young boy !. cheesy cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Aug 26th, 2008, 11:42am

Huge fan here too........

Squigs, where are you? cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Aug 26th, 2008, 11:57am

on Aug 26th, 2008, 06:58am, Paloma wrote:
Well, I don´t need to say they rule, cos they do .....no doubt, eh Alan ? wink.

As I always say......relax and enjoy cool wink :

( love this video, btw cool )

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTVnCyDoQlQ


There's a post about Radiohead under that video Paloma. This is it:

"probably unconscious but the tourist by radiohead sounds a bit like its influenced by the snow goose..."

What a coincidence grin

Can you see what he's getting at?


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Ethel on Aug 26th, 2008, 12:07pm

Absolutely fabulous band I must admit. It's one of my all time favourites grin Especially Rajaz and Dust and dreams.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Paloma on Aug 26th, 2008, 12:13pm

on Aug 26th, 2008, 11:57am, Nov wrote:
There's a post about Radiohead under that video Paloma. This is it:

"probably unconscious but the tourist by radiohead sounds a bit like its influenced by the snow goose..."

What a coincidence grin

Can you see what he's getting at?



shocked

oh God..... what a coincidence indeed.... rolleyes grin

( I swear I hadn´t read that post, honest. Sorry Alan . )
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Narnialady on Aug 26th, 2008, 12:39pm

I saw the Nude tour it was gorgeous grin yes Camel are indeed one of the few bands who impart a lot of emotion throught their music like Steve Hackett does and Genesis too.
Stuff like Ice,Lunar Sea and Lady Fantasy mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm grinlovelyxx
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by JamesT on Aug 26th, 2008, 12:43pm

...getting more into the Sinclair years of late...must have a listen again, kinda neglected Camel for a while.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Aug 26th, 2008, 1:06pm

on Aug 25th, 2008, 5:49pm, Nov wrote:
Camel were my joint favourite band with Genesis when I was in my teens and some of those concerts (especially the "Nude" tour) were some of my favourites ever. Of course, for various reasons they kind of disappeared in the mid 80s but I was over-joyed when they came back with such a strong set of albums commencing with "Dust and Dreams". My particular fave from these later albums is "Harbour of Tears".

Andy Laitimer is indeed a fabulous guitarist and I've seen him up close at places like Hammersmith Odeon. Incredible emotion. For me though, he is at least matched by Roine Stolt from The Flower Kings. These 2 guys, along with Mr Hackett are my favourite guitarists as I'm more into emotion rather than energy or volume.






This Mr Stolte gets into every thread cheesy
Great to hear you're a Camel fan too Nov, see PM wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Aug 26th, 2008, 5:56pm

on Aug 26th, 2008, 1:06pm, Mal wrote:
This Mr Stolte gets into every thread cheesy

Well, I think the guy is a genius so I try and get him a mention whenever I can.

I could easily knock up a TFK selection that would appeal to a Camel fan. There's a certain part of their sound that is definitely in that area.


Quote:
Great to hear you're a Camel fan too Nov, see PM wink

I've been a big fan since about 1978 and have seen them probably about 15 times (at least) wink


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 27th, 2008, 12:22pm

on Aug 26th, 2008, 11:42am, demolition man wrote:
Huge fan here too........

Squigs, where are you? cool


I'm here. smiley

Camel are absolutely fantastically brilliant! smiley

And the Amazing Andy....what a guy! kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by marbles on Aug 27th, 2008, 4:59pm

Andy Latimer: The perfect mix between David Gilmour and Carlos Santana
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Aug 31st, 2008, 12:14pm

Love Camel been listening to these 2 albums this week

A Nod And A Wink
Moonmadness

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by soldoutfad on Aug 31st, 2008, 1:13pm

I don't think I've ever heard a single note played by them! (unless a tune has been used on an advert or something)...what's their best known tune?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Aug 31st, 2008, 1:22pm

on Aug 31st, 2008, 1:13pm, soldoutfad wrote:
I don't think I've ever heard a single note played by them! (unless a tune has been used on an advert or something)...what's their best known tune?


Oh Fraser!

You know that this could end up being very expensive for you wink

I liked Camel as much as Genesis when I was in my teens.

This is probably their best know piece of music (from "The Snowgoose"):

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NVJklh5GzGQ

There's about 14 (or so) great albums to listen to though. Would you like a compilation?

Nov


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Aug 31st, 2008, 1:32pm

or else try this one!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=03kmoGQBisw&feature=related#
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Aug 31st, 2008, 2:36pm

...or...click on http://www.rajaz.co.uk/frameset.htm then click on ARFM Camel Radio Special and listen to the programme I presented for ARFM...complete with my interview with Camel's original drummer Andy Ward!!

ENJOY!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by soldoutfad on Aug 31st, 2008, 5:05pm

on Aug 31st, 2008, 1:22pm, Nov wrote:
Oh Fraser!

You know that this could end up being very expensive for you wink

I liked Camel as much as Genesis when I was in my teens.

This is probably their best know piece of music (from "The Snowgoose"):

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NVJklh5GzGQ

There's about 14 (or so) great albums to listen to though. Would you like a compilation?

Nov



Well there you go, you learn something every day!...I have heard that somewhere before (no idea where)
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by soldoutfad on Aug 31st, 2008, 5:14pm

on Aug 31st, 2008, 1:32pm, analogkid wrote:
or else try this one!

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=03kmoGQBisw&feature=related#


Not heard that before...kinda trippy!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Aug 31st, 2008, 5:14pm

on Aug 31st, 2008, 5:05pm, soldoutfad wrote:
Well there you go, you learn something every day!...I have heard that somewhere before (no idea where)

I thought you might know it wink

It's a bit of a 70s prog classic.


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by soldoutfad on Aug 31st, 2008, 5:19pm

Ah here's one: Rhayader _ Rhayader Goes To Town...I know that 'cos Quidam do it! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Aug 31st, 2008, 5:52pm

on Aug 31st, 2008, 5:19pm, soldoutfad wrote:
Ah here's one: Rhayader _ Rhayader Goes To Town...I know that 'cos Quidam do it! smiley


Yep - that's the one wink

So, would you like a Camel selection then Fraser?




Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Witchwood on Sep 1st, 2008, 1:41pm

I think it was four or five years ago, Alan offered to send me as an introduction to Camel, a copy of On The Road 1981.
I recall when he sent it, he virtually guaranteed that I would I love this music.

Usually when people tell me "Oh, listen to this, you'll love it," it almost always turns out to be something disappointing.

So I fully expected that to be the case when the disc arrived and I put it on.

I remember being very pleasantly surprised on the first listen.
And the thing about Camel is that it doesn't hit you with a knockout blow right away.
It plants a seed in your brain (or at least it did with me), and I had this subtle desire to keep putting on that CD over and over again.
Within months, I started buying up their backcatalogue, obsessing over them.

I now list them among my favourite bands.

I can't help thinking - I always considered myself something of a music fanatic - yet somehow this band flew under my radar all these years.

I admit being just a little envious of those who knew of this band years ago and took the opportunity to see them perform.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Sep 1st, 2008, 2:19pm

And it's posts like that one, that makes recommendations really worthwhile.
I think many of us have had great introductions to bands that we may have not heard of, or listened to before, from people on this forum.
May the sharing of great music continue wink

Nice one Ron cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 1st, 2008, 2:28pm


on Sep 1st, 2008, 2:19pm, Mal wrote:
And it's posts like that one, that makes recommendations really worthwhile.
I think many of us have had great introductions to bands that we may have not heard of, or listened to before, from people on this forum.
May the sharing of great music continue wink

Nice one Ron cool


I agree mate and Camel will always stand out to be one of my favourite bands. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 2nd, 2008, 1:53pm

I wonder how Andy is doing health wise? There has been nothing from the official site 'Camel Productions' for a little while so I just go with "no news is good news"

For anyone not yet aware of Camel's amazing back catalogue - "what are you waiting for?"
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 2nd, 2008, 3:38pm

on Sep 2nd, 2008, 1:53pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I wonder how Andy is doing health wise? There has been nothing from the official site 'Camel Productions' for a little while so I just go with "no news is good news"

For anyone not yet aware of Camel's amazing back catalogue - "what are you waiting for?"


I was hoping some news would appear by now.. Last update was in May.. huh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:53am

Without revealing my source, I can tell you that Andy has been progressing well...

I'm sure that we will receive more formal updates in the not too distant future.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 3rd, 2008, 04:36am

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:53am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Without revealing my source, I can tell you that Andy has been progressing well...

I'm sure that we will receive more formal updates in the not too distant future.


Sounds very good, Shane! Here's hoping we will have some news soon. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Sep 3rd, 2008, 10:01am

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:53am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Without revealing my source, I can tell you that Andy has been progressing well...

I'm sure that we will receive more formal updates in the not too distant future.


Thanks for that update
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 3rd, 2008, 12:35pm

on Aug 31st, 2008, 5:19pm, soldoutfad wrote:
Ah here's one: Rhayader _ Rhayader Goes To Town...I know that 'cos Quidam do it! smiley


Indeed they did!
Quidam are great friends with Camel and in particular Colin Bass.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 3rd, 2008, 12:37pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:53am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Without revealing my source, I can tell you that Andy has been progressing well...

I'm sure that we will receive more formal updates in the not too distant future.



Excellent thanks mate smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Paloma on Sep 3rd, 2008, 12:42pm

Btw, Colin Bass is playing next October in Spain.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 3rd, 2008, 12:42pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 12:42pm, Paloma wrote:
Btw, Colin Bass is playing next October in Spain.


right I'll be there!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Paloma on Sep 3rd, 2008, 2:30pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 12:42pm, demolition man wrote:
right I'll be there!


Glad to know you are going to visit us Mr. Bass..... grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 3rd, 2008, 2:57pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 03:53am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Without revealing my source, I can tell you that Andy has been progressing well...

I'm sure that we will receive more formal updates in the not too distant future.


I also heard today from a good source to expect something Camelish near the end of the year wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 3rd, 2008, 3:02pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 2:57pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I also heard today from a good source to expect something Camelish near the end of the year wink



you're a big tease musicman smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 3rd, 2008, 3:05pm

Wot mehuh Hey, this is exciting news and I will probably hear first as to what the product is....watch this space mate kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 3rd, 2008, 3:27pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 2:57pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I also heard today from a good source to expect something Camelish near the end of the year wink


I couldn't possibly comment... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 3rd, 2008, 3:41pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 3:27pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I couldn't possibly comment... wink



another big tease rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 3rd, 2008, 3:47pm

This becomes more and more interesting.. smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 3rd, 2008, 5:55pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 3:41pm, demolition man wrote:
another big tease rolleyes


We are a pair of smallteasers grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 3rd, 2008, 6:51pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 2:57pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I also heard today from a good source to expect something Camelish near the end of the year wink


shocked shocked

Can't wait!!

grin grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 3rd, 2008, 6:54pm

With Shane joining us, hope this thread continues, thanks to Mal.... Hope this beats the Flower Kings thread!! grin grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 3rd, 2008, 7:12pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 6:54pm, noni wrote:
With Shane joining us, hope this thread continues, thanks to Mal.... Hope this beats the Flower Kings thread!! grin grin


Hey, there's room here for us to all live in harmony grin

Now, go wash yer mouth out with soap! lipsrsealed
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 3rd, 2008, 7:19pm

laugh laugh

Yeh! Yeh!!! grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 4th, 2008, 08:56am

Take a trip to http://www.rajaz.co.uk/ ...enter the sight...then take a browse through "Heroes" via the image of Batman & Robin...there'll be a few familiar faces there for all to see...

ENJOY!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 4th, 2008, 10:30am

Fame at last for yours truly...a name-check on the latest Camel DVD - "Moondances"...

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Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 4th, 2008, 12:49pm

on Sep 3rd, 2008, 5:55pm, NedFlanders wrote:
We are a pair of smallteasers grin


Hmmm does that make Mal a Malteaser? Sorry Mal! wink cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 4th, 2008, 12:50pm

I keep the candles burning for Andy. kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Sep 4th, 2008, 2:10pm

on Sep 4th, 2008, 12:49pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Hmmm does that make Mal a Malteaser? Sorry Mal! wink cheesy


Very good Squigs wink
I just wish I knew what they were talking about undecided sad
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 7th, 2008, 05:51am

Latest news from Camel Productions...

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Nature of the eBeast Newsletter - Sep 2008

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Andrew's progress, 320 days post transplant...

Once again, it has been a long time since our last post, but this time it’s all good news. Andrew is doing fantastically!

At the last update on our News page, I said things were looking positive and they have continued this way. This journey is by no means over for us yet, but there is a tangible sense of ease in the air. It is such a gift to spend time together, simply enjoying each other’s company, and especially to see him looking so much better. We often talk of the future and can’t resist looking forward to the possibility of touring again. Not an epic tour, but something he likes to call a ‘tour-ette’.

There are still a number of challenges to deal with. One of the side effects he has to deal with is severe joint pain. This seems to come and go, and it moves around his body to various points. Unfortunately, the joints that are most effected are in his hands. I can’t pretend we weren’t alarmed the first time this occurred but we did feel a bit reassured when the pain stopped and didn’t revisit for several days. This now seems to be a bit of a cycle, coming and going without warning. Until he is off all medication, we can’t know for sure, but I refuse to think that it is permanent. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

There isn’t a day that passes now where he doesn’t have a guitar in his hands, even on the days when they hurt him. He has tuned the guitars down a bit, so they won’t unduly strain his hands or fingers, and although his playing is a bit stiff at times, his sound is intact. His strength is slowly returning. It’s a day by day process. He still needs to rest and sometimes that’s hard because he often feels like his ol’ self and does a bit too much. He has regained a lot of his energy and most of his hair! I think I can cautiously say that time will truly be the greatest healer now.

We are hoping to have a new DVD for the holiday season, but I’ll leave that for another newsletter, when I am confident of our release date and the material to be included. Now that Andrew’s treatment is not so intensive, I have a bit more time and will turn my attention to getting some of the items you’ve been asking for back into our shop.

We had always thought we could keep Andrew’s progress up to date on our site, with pictures and details of his experiences as he moved through the treatment stages. For a lot of reasons this was not achievable and, with hindsight, it was probably best that we didn’t. There were times when he was so terribly unwell. Seeing him like that would have been more upsetting than necessary. So, now that he seems to truly be on the other side of it all, we’ve included a short slide show. The pictures were taken by Andrew and me. You can get an idea of where we were, and where we are now.

So, just a short message to give you our positive news and to thank you, as I always do, for the phenomenal solace you have so generously offered.

My kindest regards,
Susan Hoover
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Witchwood on Sep 7th, 2008, 06:13am

Thank you for posting that Shane.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 7th, 2008, 06:35am

No worries...I'll keep you updated as more news emerges...

Cheers!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 7th, 2008, 09:28am

Great news indeed and hope his strength continues to improve... Thanks for the news Shane.. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 7th, 2008, 1:27pm

awesome update cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 8th, 2008, 06:35am

Fantastic news! Thanks Shane! smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 8th, 2008, 10:34am

Yes, fantastic news! smiley

Wondering why this isn't on the CP news page though. Is it just me, or can anyone else see it there?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 8th, 2008, 11:21am

on Sep 8th, 2008, 10:34am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Yes, fantastic news! smiley

Wondering why this isn't on the CP news page though. Is it just me, or can anyone else see it there?


No I cannot and I have not recieved a newsletter either.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 8th, 2008, 11:36am

on Sep 8th, 2008, 11:21am, noni wrote:
No I cannot and I have not recieved a newsletter either.


This is indeed on the CP site...clear your browser cache and history and try again...there is also a slideshow of photos showing Andy through his treatment...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 8th, 2008, 11:49am

Just done so and still doesn't work. Maybe I'm not meant to see...The internet works in mysterious ways!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 8th, 2008, 11:58am

I'm with Squigelyfox on this... Just cleared all cache and history and still no joy, just a blank page!... cry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 8th, 2008, 12:03pm

For the record, ME 2 tongue
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Sep 8th, 2008, 12:05pm

Moi aussi, and no newsletter either undecided sad
Thanks for the update Shane
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 8th, 2008, 12:06pm

It is odd isn't it? First I got a white page, now a sand coloured page, but still blank.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 8th, 2008, 12:12pm

on Sep 8th, 2008, 12:06pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
It is odd Noni isn't it? First I got a white page, now a sand coloured page, but still blank.


I got the white page too and now sandy... Maybe we are not in the elite like Shane grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 8th, 2008, 12:14pm

on Sep 8th, 2008, 12:12pm, noni wrote:
I got the white page too and now sandy... Maybe we are not in the elite like Shane grin


Nah, we are all important Noni! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 8th, 2008, 12:47pm

Perhaps they have removed it for some reason...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 8th, 2008, 3:01pm

I've checked back regularly all day, but no luck. First the page was all white, and then suddenly it became sand-coloured.. But still no text and no photos cry

Yes, perhaps it was removed? Thanks again Shane for sharing the news with us!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 8th, 2008, 6:08pm

on Sep 8th, 2008, 3:01pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
I've checked back regularly all day, but no luck. First the page was all white, and then suddenly it became sand-coloured.. But still no text and no photos cry

Yes, perhaps it was removed? Thanks again Shane for sharing the news with us!


Glad it is not just us then! grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 9th, 2008, 02:33am

on Sep 8th, 2008, 3:01pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
I've checked back regularly all day, but no luck. First the page was all white, and then suddenly it became sand-coloured.. But still no text and no photos cry

Yes, perhaps it was removed? Thanks again Shane for sharing the news with us!


Just checked...the page and photos are still available...although it does take some time to load...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Alibrat on Sep 9th, 2008, 03:33am

Ok where's me glasses? cool did not see this thread before shocked lol...I went to the site too.. but only blank still.. leaving it up in case it eventually comes up on the screen ....ok can anyone tell me why I keep humming the intro to "Airborne"?...*sigh*... have had it in my head the last few days now... arghhh lol..so now I'm having my fix of listening to it again grin.. although its still not my fav track on that album.. but still good nonetheless wink grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Alibrat on Sep 9th, 2008, 03:46am

Ok just thought I'd mention.. I finally did get the News up.. but not through Explorer.. had to go into Firefox and it came up straightaway?.. no idea what went on there, but if you have firefox or opera, try it through them instead and see if it comes up.. just a suggestion grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 9th, 2008, 07:19am

Yep...I use Firefox and Camino via my MacBook Pro...so these browsers look like the key to seeing this page...

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Alibrat on Sep 9th, 2008, 07:20am

on Sep 9th, 2008, 07:19am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Yep...I use Firefox and Camino via my MacBook Pro...so these browsers look like the key to seeing this page...

wink


ahhhhh thats splainnnnns it Luceeeeee!!! wink laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 9th, 2008, 07:22am

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 9th, 2008, 1:16pm

on Sep 9th, 2008, 07:19am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Yep...I use Firefox and Camino via my MacBook Pro...so these browsers look like the key to seeing this page...
wink


Another PC dilema!...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 9th, 2008, 2:41pm

Once you tried Mac...there's no going back!

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 9th, 2008, 2:55pm

on Sep 9th, 2008, 2:41pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Once you tried Mac...there's no going back!

wink


Why's that Shane?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 9th, 2008, 3:17pm

on Sep 9th, 2008, 2:41pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Once you tried Mac...there's no going back!

wink


Don't go to McDonalds so guess I am goosed? grin

Why in God's name would CamelProductions use something that only around 10% of the population use? Is Andy and Susan anti Bill Gates? embarassed
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 9th, 2008, 3:25pm

on Sep 9th, 2008, 3:17pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Don't go to McDonalds so guess I am goosed? grin

Why in God's name would CamelProductions use something that only around 10% of the population use? Is Andy and Susan anti Bill Gates? embarassed


I was and still am anti Bill Gates. My first computer was an Acorn and it was ahead of it's time. grin

I have never fully eaten a McDonalds yet, cannot stand them and don't understand the popularity on their products.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 9th, 2008, 3:49pm

on Sep 9th, 2008, 3:25pm, noni wrote:
I have never fully eaten a McDonalds yet, cannot stand them and don't understand the popularity on their products.


Now that is like saying "I hate Camel" without hearing them..........go on Dave, sink your teeth into a Big Mac (hey hey, no smut from you lot because he is corresponding with a Scotsman laugh)
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 9th, 2008, 3:56pm

No wonder I weigh over 300 lbs. Seriously, I love Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, Jumbo Jacks, etc. I hardly touch 'em anymore, but I wouldn't turn one down. I'll take mine with fries.........Can you Super Size that order please? lipsrsealed

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Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 9th, 2008, 4:00pm

Just what the Doctor ordered!!.. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 10th, 2008, 05:20am

on Sep 9th, 2008, 2:55pm, demolition man wrote:
Why's that Shane?


Its brill! It does exactly what it says on the box! Miles better than MS in every way...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 10th, 2008, 05:22am

on Sep 9th, 2008, 3:56pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
No wonder I weigh over 300 lbs. Seriously, I love Big Macs, Quarter Pounders, Jumbo Jacks, etc. I hardly touch 'em anymore, but I wouldn't turn one down. I'll take mine with fries.........Can you Super Size that order please? lipsrsealed

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Not eaten one of these for over 7 years...the very thought makes me feel...D'oh...too late!!

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 10th, 2008, 09:41am

Well I can see the newsletter today but no slide show. Progress though...

So now it's not just for the Mac pack! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 10th, 2008, 11:35am

on Sep 10th, 2008, 09:41am, Squigelyfox wrote:
So now it's not just for the Mac pack! cheesy


No? Is it Burger King nowhuh smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 10th, 2008, 11:38am

on Sep 10th, 2008, 11:35am, Sahara_sunset wrote:
No? Is it Burger King nowhuh smiley


Possibly! cheesy Don't like burgers myself. Rather a good old chippy!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 10th, 2008, 11:40am

on Sep 10th, 2008, 09:41am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Well I can see the newsletter today but no slide show. Progress though...

So now it's not just for the Mac pack! cheesy


Sure...didn't think it was for one minute... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 10th, 2008, 11:42am

on Sep 10th, 2008, 09:41am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Well I can see the newsletter today but no slide show. Progress though...

So now it's not just for the Mac pack! cheesy


How about the Jack pack?

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Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 10th, 2008, 11:45am

Yep, could be. Hiya Jack! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Sep 10th, 2008, 12:39pm

After a couple of weeks abstinance, I have an uncontrollable urge to watch Camel in Brazil ,March 2001. Absolutely stunning DVD cool
This footage matches and even betters ,some of the official CP DVD's available, as great as they all are.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Sep 10th, 2008, 12:56pm

on Sep 10th, 2008, 12:39pm, Mal wrote:
After a couple of weeks abstinance, I have an uncontrollable urge to watch Camel in Brazil ,March 2001. Absolutely stunning DVD cool
This footage matches and even betters ,some of the official CP DVD's available, as great as they all are.


Stop making me jealous grin

BTW you will have to watch these uncontrollable urges - they could land you in a spot of bother laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Alibrat on Sep 10th, 2008, 1:03pm

on Sep 10th, 2008, 12:39pm, Mal wrote:
After a couple of weeks abstinance, I have an uncontrollable urge to watch Camel in Brazil ,March 2001. Absolutely stunning DVD cool
This footage matches and even betters ,some of the official CP DVD's available, as great as they all are.


Ok that right there is so not fair hmmmph angry tongue wink laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 10th, 2008, 2:23pm

Guy LeBlanc talks Camel...interesting section on the Farewell Tour...sadly Guy didn't play...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCyat45-EgI&feature=related

Plus...Touring with Camel...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huwvMQ1Wzrs&feature=related

ENJOY CAMELITES!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 10th, 2008, 3:04pm

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Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Sep 10th, 2008, 7:07pm

on Sep 10th, 2008, 6:34pm, analogkid wrote:
excellent news Colin

also positive news was posted on www.camelproductions.com

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Andrew's progress, 320 days post transplant...


Once again, it has been a long time since our last post, but this time it’s all good news. Andrew is doing fantastically!

At the last update on our News page, I said things were looking positive and they have continued this way. This journey is by no means over for us yet, but there is a tangible sense of ease in the air. It is such a gift to spend time together, simply enjoying each other’s company, and especially to see him looking so much better. We often talk of the future and can’t resist looking forward to the possibility of touring again. Not an epic tour, but something he likes to call a ‘tour-ette’.

There are still a number of challenges to deal with. One of the side effects he has to deal with is severe joint pain. This seems to come and go, and it moves around his body to various points. Unfortunately, the joints that are most effected are in his hands. I can’t pretend we weren’t alarmed the first time this occurred but we did feel a bit reassured when the pain stopped and didn’t revisit for several days. This now seems to be a bit of a cycle, coming and going without warning. Until he is off all medication, we can’t know for sure, but I refuse to think that it is permanent. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

There isn’t a day that passes now where he doesn’t have a guitar in his hands, even on the days when they hurt him. He has tuned the guitars down a bit, so they won’t unduly strain his hands or fingers, and although his playing is a bit stiff at times, his sound is intact. His strength is slowly returning. It’s a day by day process. He still needs to rest and sometimes that’s hard because he often feels like his ol’ self and does a bit too much. He has regained a lot of his energy and most of his hair! I think I can cautiously say that time will truly be the greatest healer now.

We are hoping to have a new DVD for the holiday season, but I’ll leave that for another newsletter, when I am confident of our release date and the material to be included. Now that Andrew’s treatment is not so intensive, I have a bit more time and will turn my attention to getting some of the items you’ve been asking for back into our shop.

We had always thought we could keep Andrew’s progress up to date on our site, with pictures and details of his experiences as he moved through the treatment stages. For a lot of reasons this was not achievable and, with hindsight, it was probably best that we didn’t. There were times when he was so terribly unwell. Seeing him like that would have been more upsetting than necessary. So, now that he seems to truly be on the other side of it all, we’ve included a short slide show. The pictures were taken by Andrew and me. You can get an idea of where we were, and where we are now.

So, just a short message to give you our positive news and to thank you, as I always do, for the phenomenal solace you have so generously offered.

My kindest regards,
Susan Hoover




This was already posted by Shane Camel Carlson. Please see page #4 wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Sep 11th, 2008, 03:11am

ooops deleted it already - but good news may be repeated

a tourette? mmm
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 11th, 2008, 11:39am

on Sep 10th, 2008, 2:23pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Guy LeBlanc talks Camel...interesting section on the Farewell Tour...sadly Guy didn't play...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCyat45-EgI&feature=related

Plus...Touring with Camel...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huwvMQ1Wzrs&feature=related

ENJOY CAMELITES!


That's great, thanks for sharing! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Sep 11th, 2008, 1:18pm

What's thishuh A new DVD for the holiday season?? Hmm, sounds interesting... wink

dm
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Sep 11th, 2008, 2:09pm

on Sep 11th, 2008, 1:18pm, dm wrote:
What's thishuh A new DVD for the holiday season?? Hmm, sounds interesting... wink

dm


Is that you David? wink

If so, welcome smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 11th, 2008, 2:16pm

on Sep 11th, 2008, 11:39am, Squigelyfox wrote:
That's great, thanks for sharing! smiley


No probs Squigs...you're very welcome.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 11th, 2008, 2:16pm

on Sep 11th, 2008, 2:09pm, Mal wrote:
Is that you David? wink

If so, welcome smiley


Yes indeed...welcome Dave!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Sep 11th, 2008, 2:53pm

Hi all , yes it's me cheesy
Thank you for the welcome!
A big hello to the gang!

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 11th, 2008, 2:55pm

...a few familiar faces here mate!!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 11th, 2008, 3:41pm

Lots of familiar faces joining here all of a sudden grin

Welcome dm
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 11th, 2008, 6:03pm

Yeah, it's wonderful isn't it. Lots of very familiar faces... smiley Somehow I feel an urge to play Camel's Rajaz album smiley

Welcome David! Really nice to have you here!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 12th, 2008, 10:00am

on Sep 11th, 2008, 2:53pm, dm wrote:
Hi all , yes it's me cheesy
Thank you for the welcome!
A big hello to the gang!

Dave


Hello Dave, nice to see you here! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 12th, 2008, 10:01am

on Sep 11th, 2008, 1:18pm, dm wrote:
What's thishuh A new DVD for the holiday season?? Hmm, sounds interesting... wink

dm


Yes, sounds very interesting! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 12th, 2008, 6:38pm

on Sep 12th, 2008, 10:01am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Yes, sounds very interesting! smiley


I wonder if this is the last tour DVD promised several years ago?.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 12th, 2008, 6:58pm

The camel site seems to be fixed now. The photos of Andy are very emotional smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 12th, 2008, 7:09pm

on Sep 12th, 2008, 6:58pm, demolition man wrote:
The camel site seems to be fixed now. The photos of Andy are very emotional smiley


Thanks Colin, I will check this out! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 12th, 2008, 7:15pm

Quite chilling!, at least the last picture seemed OK!! shocked
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 17th, 2008, 10:22am

Just bringing this back up.

Camel rule! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by JamesT on Sep 17th, 2008, 12:33pm

Best wishes to Andy!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by JamesT on Sep 21st, 2008, 04:22am

Just getting back into Camel again - watched the Curriculum Vitae, Footage I and II DVDs - superb stuff. No matter how often I could hear them, I never tire of Nude or The Snow Goose; wonderful, melodic albums.

Very funny interview on the CV DVD where Doug Ferguson is talking about being bitten by a mosquito and his face swelling up ahead of an appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test! grin

Incidentally, what became of plans for the release of material by Ferguson/Ward/Latimer?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 21st, 2008, 04:30am

As far as I'm aware...there are no plans to release the Brew material at present...

cry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 21st, 2008, 08:40am

on Sep 21st, 2008, 04:22am, JamesT wrote:
Just getting back into Camel again - watched the Curriculum Vitae, Footage I and II DVDs - superb stuff. No matter how often I could hear them, I never tire of Nude or The Snow Goose; wonderful, melodic albums.

Very funny interview on the CV DVD where Doug Ferguson is talking about being bitten by a mosquito and his face swelling up ahead of an appearance on The Old Grey Whistle Test! grin


Great moment that. Love it! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by LittleJohn on Sep 21st, 2008, 08:55am

Just checked out some You Tube vids , WOW been a long time since Ive listened to Camel. Will have to dig some CD'S out again . What are they doing now?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 22nd, 2008, 03:23am

Currently no activity due to Andrew Latimer's serious illness.

Having said that though, there may be a DVD release in time for Christimas...all being well.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Sep 30th, 2008, 2:39pm

So...
What do you all hope is on the next Camel DVD?

Just wondering...

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 30th, 2008, 3:03pm

on Sep 30th, 2008, 2:39pm, dm wrote:
So...
What do you all hope is on the next Camel DVD?

Just wondering...

Dave


I would like more tracks from ANAAW and Rajaz. There seems to be a lack of material live to play on DVD.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Sep 30th, 2008, 3:43pm

on Sep 30th, 2008, 2:39pm, dm wrote:
So...
What do you all hope is on the next Camel DVD?

Just wondering...

Dave


Some footage from the farewell tour would be just fine, thank you very much Dave smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 1st, 2008, 07:34am

Hello everyone ... smiley.. old friends from Rajaz and new friends here. Hope you are all well. So this is where you have been hanging out!

Well a new Dvd from Camel before Christmas? ...... that is a surprise and most welcome ... can't wait!


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 1st, 2008, 09:09am

on Oct 1st, 2008, 07:34am, Eggle wrote:
Hello everyone ... smiley.. old friends from Rajaz and new friends here. Hope you are all well. So this is where you have been hanging out!

Well a new Dvd from Camel before Christmas? ...... that is a surprise and most welcome ... can't wait!



Another Camel refugee welcome Eggle, glad you found the site. You will find lots of familiar faces here. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Oct 1st, 2008, 09:58am

on Oct 1st, 2008, 07:34am, Eggle wrote:
Hello everyone ... smiley.. old friends from Rajaz and new friends here. Hope you are all well. So this is where you have been hanging out!

Well a new Dvd from Camel before Christmas? ...... that is a surprise and most welcome ... can't wait!



Hey Eggle, nice to see you again smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 1st, 2008, 12:24pm

on Oct 1st, 2008, 07:34am, Eggle wrote:
Hello everyone ... smiley.. old friends from Rajaz and new friends here. Hope you are all well. So this is where you have been hanging out!

Well a new Dvd from Camel before Christmas? ...... that is a surprise and most welcome ... can't wait!



Hi there Eggle. Great to see you here! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 1st, 2008, 12:29pm

on Sep 30th, 2008, 2:39pm, dm wrote:
So...
What do you all hope is on the next Camel DVD?

Just wondering...

Dave


Would love to see more from the 2000 and 2003 tours. Bit of a mix perhaps. Whatever Andy is happy with. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Oct 1st, 2008, 1:49pm

on Sep 30th, 2008, 2:39pm, dm wrote:
So...
What do you all hope is on the next Camel DVD?

Just wondering...

Dave


My BIG dream would be something from 'The Farewell Tour' and/or the 2000 tour! Thanks and Cheers DM! smiley

...and hi there Eggle! Nice to see you here! Yes, alot of us Rajaz-people here smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 1st, 2008, 2:12pm

Welcome back old friend - well back to the Rajaz mob rather than this site if you know what I mean.

Stay with us mate and join the debate.

For me, Rajaz, Single Factor and ANAAW material would be nice to have but please nothing else from the old archives.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 1st, 2008, 4:42pm


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Shane and myself..
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 1st, 2008, 4:53pm

Thanks all ...... nice picture Noni.

As for the Dvd its got to be the Farewell Tour hasn't it? .... there's nothing else we haven't got ......... or is there!!!

Go on DM don't be a tease ..... spill the beans! wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 1st, 2008, 7:13pm

HERE HERE!!

Good to see you mate!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 2nd, 2008, 12:50am

Hi all:
Good to hear from all of you again.

I think its only appropriate to let Susan H. announce what the dvd's going to be all about and when it's coming out, but I will say this... I'm fairly certain you will all enjoy it. I'm certainly enjoying putting it together.

Ned, have no fear, nothing recycled this time grin
All new never before seen stuff.

And Eggle, as a matter of fact, there is some other stuff that no one knows about. Maybe down the road there'll be some more releases. wink
Who knows?

Is that enough teasing rolleyes

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Oct 2nd, 2008, 03:07am

on Oct 2nd, 2008, 12:50am, dm wrote:
Is that enough teasing rolleyes

Dave


Keep up the teasing dm smiley you've made me very happy this morning cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Alibrat on Oct 2nd, 2008, 03:24am

Hi Eggle.. never seen you before.. but if you like camel.. you can't be all bad wink grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 2nd, 2008, 04:53am

This is great news dm and as Demo-man said, has made my morning.. grin.... You don't mind asking about the last T-Shirts while your there as I ordered mine on release and must of made a mistake.. No more T-Shirts left.. sad
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Oct 2nd, 2008, 06:27am

on Oct 2nd, 2008, 04:53am, noni wrote:
This is great news dm and as Demo-man said, has made my morning.. grin.... You don't mind asking about the last T-Shirts while your there as I ordered mine on release and must of made a mistake.. No more T-Shirts left.. sad


Noni I think that Susan said the merchandising stocks would be filled again soon. I've been trying to get a tshirt from Camel for ages now.......but I see from your photos you've have posted that you have 2 already wink grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 2nd, 2008, 4:29pm

on Oct 2nd, 2008, 12:50am, dm wrote:
Hi all:
Good to hear from all of you again.

I think its only appropriate to let Susan H. announce what the dvd's going to be all about and when it's coming out, but I will say this... I'm fairly certain you will all enjoy it. I'm certainly enjoying putting it together.

Ned, have no fear, nothing recycled this time grin
All new never before seen stuff.

And Eggle, as a matter of fact, there is some other stuff that no one knows about. Maybe down the road there'll be some more releases. wink
Who knows?

Is that enough teasing rolleyes

Dave


OoOoOoOoOoooooooooo...luvvlee jubblee!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 2nd, 2008, 4:41pm

Hi Alibrat .... yes I have been a Camel fan ever since I first saw them on telly playing The Snowgoose many moons ago..... smiley

on Oct 2nd, 2008, 12:50am, dm wrote:
Hi all:
Good to hear from all of you again.

I think its only appropriate to let Susan H. announce what the dvd's going to be all about and when it's coming out, but I will say this... I'm fairly certain you will all enjoy it. I'm certainly enjoying putting it together.

Ned, have no fear, nothing recycled this time grin
All new never before seen stuff.

And Eggle, as a matter of fact, there is some other stuff that no one knows about. Maybe down the road there'll be some more releases. wink
Who knows?

Is that enough teasing rolleyes

Dave


Hi Dave ... no I fully understand you can't say to much at this stage ... but if it is the Farewell Tour ? rolleyes .. I thought it couldn't be released because of technical problems?. I have always hoped it would be released one day.

As for ... " as a matter of fact, there is some other stuff that no one knows about. Maybe down the road there'll be some more releases. wink
Who knows? "

Now that is down right out and out teasing!! ... laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Oct 2nd, 2008, 7:47pm

on Oct 2nd, 2008, 12:50am, dm wrote:
Hi all:
Good to hear from all of you again.

I think its only appropriate to let Susan H. announce what the dvd's going to be all about and when it's coming out, but I will say this... I'm fairly certain you will all enjoy it. I'm certainly enjoying putting it together.

Ned, have no fear, nothing recycled this time grin
All new never before seen stuff.

And Eggle, as a matter of fact, there is some other stuff that no one knows about. Maybe down the road there'll be some more releases. wink
Who knows?

Is that enough teasing rolleyes

Dave


It surely teases me! Now, that makes my day, month and year actually! I'm so excited I could sing!!! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 3rd, 2008, 08:57am

on Oct 1st, 2008, 4:42pm, noni wrote:
User Image

Shane and myself..


BTW...I'm the cold one on the right in the winter jumper!!

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 4th, 2008, 3:35pm

..... I'm sure you two are getting younger each year!

...... but comparing you to that coffee table you're also getting smaller ( who wrote the theme toon who sung the theme toon ? ) ... rolleyes cheesy wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 5th, 2008, 04:20am

I have been a fan of Camel since first hearing Mirage on its release back in...er...'77?

No other guitarist I have ever heard can convey emotion through six strings better than Andy Latimer.

Well, maybe not "better than", as that would upset too many staunch fans of other guitarists, but certainly more appealing to me & I am a staunch guitarist fan.

When talking about Camel on forums & such, Andy's name is always on the tip of everyones tongue, but let's not forget that there were three other original members that got us all hooked, too.

Their sound is what I would call 'very British'. It is hard to categorise them, since there are so many influences spread throughout their catalogue, but they have always retained an individuality & uniqueness that no other band, apart from maybe Led Zeppelin, has managed to achieve.

I am thrilled to the bone on hearing the news of Andy's steady recovery & the mention of future releases.

For any of you that are not familiar with Camel's music, all I can say is, the longer you leave it, the more you'll regret it.

Long live Camel.

And it's great to see so many ex-Rajaz names appearing on this board.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 5th, 2008, 10:17am

on Oct 4th, 2008, 3:35pm, Eggle wrote:
..... I'm sure you two are getting younger each year!

...... but comparing you to that coffee table you're also getting smaller ( who wrote the theme toon who sung the theme toon ? ) ... rolleyes cheesy wink


Cheers mate!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 5th, 2008, 10:18am

on Oct 5th, 2008, 04:20am, FatOnes wrote:
I have been a fan of Camel since first hearing Mirage on its release back in...er...'77?

No other guitarist I have ever heard can convey emotion through six strings better than Andy Latimer.

Well, maybe not "better than", as that would upset too many staunch fans of other guitarists, but certainly more appealing to me & I am a staunch guitarist fan.

When talking about Camel on forums & such, Andy's name is always on the tip of everyones tongue, but let's not forget that there were three other original members that got us all hooked, too.

Their sound is what I would call 'very British'. It is hard to categorise them, since there are so many influences spread throughout their catalogue, but they have always retained an individuality & uniqueness that no other band, apart from maybe Led Zeppelin, has managed to achieve.

I am thrilled to the bone on hearing the news of Andy's steady recovery & the mention of future releases.

For any of you that are not familiar with Camel's music, all I can say is, the longer you leave it, the more you'll regret it.

Long live Camel.

And it's great to see so many ex-Rajaz names appearing on this board.


Nice one mate...great to see you here too!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 5th, 2008, 3:32pm

User Image

Another picture Shane, but slightly blurred.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 6th, 2008, 12:06pm

It's true there are lots of Rajaz forumeers here, but when will the Rajaz forum return?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 6th, 2008, 12:09pm

BTW Stef, 'Mirage' came out in 1974. Long long time ago, when I was young! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 6th, 2008, 2:22pm

on Oct 6th, 2008, 12:06pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
It's true there are lots of Rajaz forumeers here, but when will the Rajaz forum return?


Really hope it does!

But if it doesn't return it would really be nice to at least access it so we can read the old posts ... there was a goldmine full of Camel information and experiences there!

..... does Lymelight hang around this playground?

... good post Stef.. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 6th, 2008, 2:31pm

on Oct 6th, 2008, 12:09pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
BTW Stef, 'Mirage' came out in 1974. Long long time ago, when I was young! cheesy


So was I, Squigs, so was I.
My memory isn't what it used to be. grin

on Oct 6th, 2008, 2:22pm, Eggle wrote:
... good post Stef.. smiley


Thanks, fella & good to see you here.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 6th, 2008, 2:31pm

on Oct 5th, 2008, 3:32pm, noni wrote:
User Image

Another picture Shane, nut slightly blurred.




......... its alright Noni we can't see 'em the tables in the way! .
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 6th, 2008, 2:36pm

on Oct 6th, 2008, 2:31pm, FatOnes wrote:
Thanks, fella & good to see you here.


Good to see you too ..... trucks looking good ... all finished?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 6th, 2008, 3:16pm

More or less - a few niggling/teething troubles, but for all intents, yeah, finished.

Except for the fact that some twat bust my headlight today & caused some bodywork damage in the process.

More expense.

Still, it is a damn fine vehicle, both to look at & drive...

thanks for asking.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 6th, 2008, 6:48pm

on Oct 6th, 2008, 2:31pm, Eggle wrote:
......... its alright Noni we can't see 'em the tables in the way! .


laugh laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 7th, 2008, 12:19pm

on Oct 6th, 2008, 2:22pm, Eggle wrote:
Really hope it does!

But if it doesn't return it would really be nice to at least access it so we can read the old posts ... there was a goldmine full of Camel information and experiences there!

..... does Lymelight hang around this playground?

... good post Stef.. smiley


I agree Eggle. It's a pity we can't read the old posts. Brings back some good memories.

Yes, Lymelight has joined this place, but only posted a little.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 7th, 2008, 1:50pm

Yeah, agree it would be nice to revist the old threads - some crackers in there particularly the joke section which kept FatOnes and a few others busy in getting their post count up grin

Nice to see you Squigs.

As for the forum, I wonder if it will ever come back as it all depended on Allan and his son so I guess we all have happy memories of our time there and at least most of us are now here with another bunch of wonderful people. Long may that continue. kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 7th, 2008, 5:15pm

on Oct 7th, 2008, 12:19pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Yes, Lymelight has joined this place, but only posted a little.


.......... why's that then has he broke his camera? .... rolleyes


(....hi Squigs.. wink )
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Oct 7th, 2008, 5:20pm

Sorry Eggle, I haven't welcomed you here yet embarassed
Glad to see another Rajazer here cheesy
Enjoy the banter grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 7th, 2008, 5:29pm

on Oct 7th, 2008, 1:50pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Yeah, agree it would be nice to revist the old threads - some crackers in there particularly the joke section which kept FatOnes and a few others busy in getting their post count up grin

Nice to see you Squigs.

As for the forum, I wonder if it will ever come back as it all depended on Allan and his son so I guess we all have happy memories of our time there and at least most of us are now here with another bunch of wonderful people. Long may that continue. kiss



Hey Shane! .. can you shred any light on the chances of a revist of the old threads !

..... I really miss him bullying us all about ...... " keep on topic this" .... " not too big a photo that " ..... undecided




rolleyes rolleyes kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 7th, 2008, 5:31pm

Hi Mal thanks good to see you! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 7th, 2008, 5:51pm

....... talking of threads .... do you remember a thread I started called ..... " Is Camel still your favourite band ?? "...

..... and it turned out that it was touch and go between Camel being favourite and Genesis! ... and this was on the Rajaz forum no less!

... how times change! ..... wink laugh rolleyes .... I feel a poll coming on! ..... its the Saxons all over again! laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Oct 7th, 2008, 6:58pm

on Oct 6th, 2008, 12:06pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
It's true there are lots of Rajaz forumeers here, but when will the Rajaz forum return?


It's wonderful that we all ahve teamed up here wink

However, I do miss the good old Rajaz Forum terribly. Oh, how I wish it could return one day, as it was the best Forum ever. It would be amazing to be able to read those magic threads and topics again.... I have such wonderful memories from those days.. Hey! Those were the days!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 8th, 2008, 05:17am

The thought had crossed my mind that maybe it happened deliberately, at the bequest of Ms Hoover....
Everyone was moaning for ages about not having anything new from the band, will the next release be more of the same/can we have something new, poor Andy was suffering and if he ever did lurk, I'm sure it would have done nothing to lift his spirits.

Especially seeing all those pics of Lyme Regis or reading my stupid jokes... grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 8th, 2008, 05:35am

Ah...the ol' conspiracy theory...

Unfortunately not...although that would make a cracking post herein... wink

We had mega technical problems and other things unrelated to the Rajaz Forum.

Regretably, neither Allan nor I are technically proficient enough to undertake the major repair and Allan's son just hasn't been able to get time to fix the problems either and now he's in full-time study.

Like you all...I miss the ol' girl...but its great to see everyone on this terrific forum of like minded people...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 8th, 2008, 10:09am

on Oct 7th, 2008, 1:50pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Yeah, agree it would be nice to revist the old threads - some crackers in there particularly the joke section which kept FatOnes and a few others busy in getting their post count up grin

Nice to see you Squigs.

As for the forum, I wonder if it will ever come back as it all depended on Allan and his son so I guess we all have happy memories of our time there and at least most of us are now here with another bunch of wonderful people. Long may that continue. kiss


Hiya Ned! Yeah, great that most of us are on here. Still miss a few who aren't though. Maybe they'll turn up one day...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 8th, 2008, 10:12am

on Oct 7th, 2008, 5:15pm, Eggle wrote:
.......... why's that then has he broke his camera? .... rolleyes


(....hi Squigs.. wink )


Hi Eggle! wink

No, Lymey hasn't broke his camera as far as I know. Still busy writing I think.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 8th, 2008, 10:19am

on Oct 8th, 2008, 10:12am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Hi Eggle! wink

No, Lymey hasn't broke his camera as far as I know. Still busy writing I think.


You should tell him to join us again!... smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 9th, 2008, 12:18pm

on Oct 8th, 2008, 05:17am, FatOnes wrote:
Especially seeing all those pics of Lyme Regis or reading my stupid jokes... grin


Oh I dunno, most people enjoy jokes and pics! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Oct 13th, 2008, 1:14pm

A nice Camel mention in Jeremy Clarkson's column in The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/jeremy_clarkson/article4925051.ece
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 13th, 2008, 3:56pm

Glad to see his taste in music is better than his taste in cars.

Although having said that, he has recently praised an American car...

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/jeremy_clarkson/article4920262.ece
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 13th, 2008, 4:03pm

on Oct 13th, 2008, 3:56pm, FatOnes wrote:
Glad to see his taste in music is better than his taste in cars.
Although having said that, he has recently praised an American car...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/jeremy_clarkson/article4920262.ece


From people who have bought Cadillacs over in Canada, don't expect them to be reliable after 3 or 4 years.. In fact you can get good deals on them for lease. 47,000 pounds seems steep for this kind of car.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Oct 14th, 2008, 02:06am

learn how to play Never Let Go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zoQ4qLkGFg
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 14th, 2008, 09:53am

Spoke with SM25T today & passed on the link to this site. Hopefully we'll see him soon.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 14th, 2008, 11:02am

on Oct 14th, 2008, 02:06am, analogkid wrote:
learn how to play Never Let Go

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zoQ4qLkGFg


EXCELLENT!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 14th, 2008, 11:26am

Superb! wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 14th, 2008, 12:35pm

on Oct 14th, 2008, 09:53am, FatOnes wrote:
Spoke with SM25T today & passed on the link to this site. Hopefully we'll see him soon.


Would be cool if he joined us here. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 14th, 2008, 2:47pm

Hear hear, bring yourself to the table Ian cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:09pm

yeah just talked to Ian about this too - saw him two weeks ago in London and last weekend here in the Netherlands with his wife

Also just chatting to Merlin - he may join soon too!

EDIT: there he is already!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:17pm

Hi guys

Camel?.....Ah yes, I remember grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:20pm

on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:17pm, Merlin wrote:
Hi guys

Camel?.....Ah yes, I remember grin


hey mate great to have you hear. Been to any Manfreds concerts lately? cool grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:20pm

on Oct 14th, 2008, 09:53am, FatOnes wrote:
Spoke with SM25T today & passed on the link to this site. Hopefully we'll see him soon.


The traffic is terrible on the M25 I hear grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:22pm

Still recovering from the awesomeness huh of the last one. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:26pm

on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:22pm, Merlin wrote:
Still recovering from the awesomeness huh of the last one. grin


yeah it was sh!te but hey, win some lose some smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:30pm

on Oct 8th, 2008, 10:09am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Hiya Ned! Yeah, great that most of us are on here. Still miss a few who aren't though. Maybe they'll turn up one day...


Another one returns from the darkness. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Oct 14th, 2008, 4:02pm

Hi Merlin cheesy

Nice to see you here too mate cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 14th, 2008, 4:05pm

on Oct 14th, 2008, 4:02pm, Mal wrote:
Hi Merlin cheesy

Nice to see you here too mate cool


Hi Mal. Great to be here at last.

I seem to have lost my way for a while.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by mighty_mellotron on Oct 14th, 2008, 4:07pm

Played Jo some of my Vinyl Copy of The Snow Goose to her on Saturday! shockedShe seemed impressed!Hadnt played it for years! wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 14th, 2008, 4:46pm

Welcome aboard, Rob!

Glad you made it.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 14th, 2008, 4:47pm

Hi Stef and thanks.

Lots of catching up to do.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 14th, 2008, 9:19pm

A big high from me as well... grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 15th, 2008, 01:56am

Hi Dave wink

Trying to work out who's still missing.

EGR, CF, Lymeyhuh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 15th, 2008, 04:29am

Hi de hi

I'm here at last laugh

Even if the avatar won't play !
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 15th, 2008, 04:39am

Great to see you here mate!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by originalGfan on Oct 15th, 2008, 04:41am

on Oct 14th, 2008, 4:07pm, mighty_mellotron wrote:
Played Jo some of my Vinyl Copy of The Snow Goose to her on Saturday! shockedShe seemed impressed!Hadnt played it for years! wink


Hi Kev, yes I still have my vinyl copy of the Snow Goose - it's always been a favourite. Great to snuggle up to on a dark wet windy miserable winter's evening......!!! wink cheesy grin






Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 15th, 2008, 05:08am

No good - given up playing with avatar facility huh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Oct 15th, 2008, 07:13am

Hi Ian, welcome aboard mate wink
Long time no see!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 15th, 2008, 07:33am

Indeedy - you still got dozens of kids shut in the cupboard under the stairs ? smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 15th, 2008, 07:58am

Welcome aboard, Ian!

Lymey is on here but not much, apparently. rolleyes

As for CF, I won't miss him.... grin

And you can have words with EGR.... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 15th, 2008, 08:33am

Certainly can - but what's he done huh?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 15th, 2008, 09:07am

He hasn't joined this forum! grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 15th, 2008, 09:15am

ok - more a case of what he hasn't done then !! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 15th, 2008, 10:08am

on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:30pm, Merlin wrote:
Another one returns from the darkness. wink


Hiya Merlin. Great to see you! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 15th, 2008, 10:10am

on Oct 15th, 2008, 04:29am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Hi de hi

I'm here at last laugh

Even if the avatar won't play !


Hi de hi to you too! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 15th, 2008, 10:41am

on Oct 15th, 2008, 05:08am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
No good - given up playing with avatar facility huh


Check your messages. I've PM'd you some tips! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 15th, 2008, 3:30pm

Thanks for trying - still no good. If you click on it and 'show image' it displays !
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:06pm

on Oct 15th, 2008, 3:30pm, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Thanks for trying - still no good. If you click on it and 'show image' it displays !


Is this the image you're trying to load?

User Image

If so, just add .jpg at the end of the address.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:30pm

Ok - I'll give it a try !
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:31pm

Has it worked - a test post ...... huh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:33pm

on Oct 15th, 2008, 04:29am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Hi de hi
I'm here at last laugh
Even if the avatar won't play !


Another Camel forum member in two days can't be bad then!... smiley Welcome to this site Ian and thanks for all the funny e-mails you've been sending me over the years. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:37pm

Hi Dave,

Counting out Time ... Failing miserably on the avatar front. I am trying to select a photo from a Picasa web album of mine. Adding .jpg to the end of the file name in this forum profile doesn't work.

It's a long time since I had to play with avatars on forums !
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:47pm

on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:37pm, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
It's a long time since I had to play with avatars on forums !


Aint that the truth grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:54pm

Nice to see everybody again! smiley It's almost like a new 'mini-Rajaz-forum'.. Still, there's a few missing right? I'll bet they will join us any day now..
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 15th, 2008, 5:00pm

on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:37pm, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Hi Dave,

Counting out Time ... Failing miserably on the avatar front. I am trying to select a photo from a Picasa web album of mine. Adding .jpg to the end of the file name in this forum profile doesn't work.

It's a long time since I had to play with avatars on forums !


Enter this entire address into the box. Also, switch the 100 and 65 entries for height and width so as to make the photo taller than it is wide.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/ianjames1958/Rp9ySeHPc5I/AAAAAAAAA1I/gt4WSUyqiAY/s320/DSCF2069.gif
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 15th, 2008, 5:58pm

on Oct 14th, 2008, 3:26pm, demolition man wrote:
yeah it was sh!te but hey, win some lose some smiley


From what I remember, it was a great night smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 15th, 2008, 6:01pm

on Oct 15th, 2008, 10:08am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Hiya Merlin. Great to see you! smiley


YAY....SQUIGSEY....Nice to see you too smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 15th, 2008, 6:07pm

on Oct 15th, 2008, 6:01pm, Merlin wrote:
YAY....SQUIGSEY....Nice to see you too smiley


Watch out folks the Camel invasion has started!!! grin grin.. ............grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 15th, 2008, 6:11pm

on Oct 15th, 2008, 4:54pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Nice to see everybody again! smiley It's almost like a new 'mini-Rajaz-forum'.. Still, there's a few missing right? I'll bet they will join us any day now..


Looks like a takeover bid grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 15th, 2008, 6:15pm

on Aug 25th, 2008, 4:59pm, Mal wrote:
I am under no illusion that this thread will reach 16 pages Paloma, although it deserves to wink


....and how right you were wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Oct 15th, 2008, 6:40pm

on Oct 15th, 2008, 6:11pm, Merlin wrote:
Looks like a takeover bid grin


Under normal circumstances, this is where either Nov, Carl (Chessman), Colin (Demolition Man) or myself would turn this into a Flower Kings thread, but since Camel are prog royalty, and their music is considered sacred by all of us, I suspect that Camel will be given equal time. Carry on................ grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 16th, 2008, 02:09am

I'm currently working on an article on Camel for The Record Collector magazine...hopefully this will be available soon...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 16th, 2008, 02:46am

Cheers COT - thank you for your persistence !!

Now - about that takeover bid .... smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 16th, 2008, 08:47am

BRING IT ON!

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 16th, 2008, 12:35pm

on Oct 15th, 2008, 07:58am, FatOnes wrote:
Welcome aboard, Ian!

Lymey is on here but not much, apparently. rolleyes

As for CF, I won't miss him.... grin


Not even a teeny weeny bit?! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 16th, 2008, 12:39pm

on Oct 16th, 2008, 02:46am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Cheers COT - thank you for your persistence !!

Now - about that takeover bid .... smiley


It's the RRR, or Rajaz Refugees Reunion! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 16th, 2008, 12:40pm

on Oct 15th, 2008, 6:40pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
Under normal circumstances, this is where either Nov, Carl (Chessman), Colin (Demolition Man) or myself would turn this into a Flower Kings thread, but since Camel are prog royalty, and their music is considered sacred by all of us, I suspect that Camel will be given equal time. Carry on................ grin


Great! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Oct 16th, 2008, 12:46pm

It's really fabulous to have you guys on board this truly wonderful forum.
I reckon this (there have been plenty) Camel thread can stay on Page 1 and rival the Flower Kings thread which is pretty impressive grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 16th, 2008, 1:18pm

on Oct 16th, 2008, 12:35pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Not even a teeny weeny bit?! cheesy



Well, okay, if you must... grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 16th, 2008, 2:06pm

Hi Merlin ... Hi Stationary M25 Traveller ... cheesy .. its great to see everyone turning up here just like old times!

..... all we need now is a new Camel DVD ..... oh yeh! ... there's one on its way ! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 16th, 2008, 2:09pm

on Oct 16th, 2008, 02:09am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I'm currently working on an article on Camel for The Record Collector magazine...hopefully this will be available soon...


.... that sounds good! .. hope you post it up here Shane.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 16th, 2008, 2:53pm

Is the last DVD in stock at CP ? To my shame, I ordered it from an internet store that I buy a lot from (it was easier that way), but they can't get stock huh

If CP have it, I'll cancel my order, and order from them.

RRR = that should keep Jonathan Woss away then !! laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 16th, 2008, 2:56pm

on Oct 16th, 2008, 2:53pm, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Is the last DVD in stock at CP ? To my shame, I ordered it from an internet store that I buy a lot from (it was easier that way), but they can't get stock huh

If CP have it, I'll cancel my order, and order from them.

RRR = that should keep Jonathan Woss away then !! laugh


Ian, go to

www.find-dvd.co.uk

type in Camel and you will see that Play.com has it for £10.99

or you can just simply go to www.play.com grin

I post the link mate as you can always find the cheapest price for DVDs and if you use www.find-cd.co.uk you can also find the cheapest CDs on the web.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 16th, 2008, 3:09pm

Thanks ... but .... "out of stock" rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 16th, 2008, 3:13pm

on Oct 16th, 2008, 3:09pm, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Thanks ... but .... "out of stock" rolleyes


Drat, I would have got it if it weren't for those pesky kids.

Hope you have better luck mate.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Oct 16th, 2008, 4:51pm

on Oct 14th, 2008, 4:07pm, mighty_mellotron wrote:
Played Jo some of my Vinyl Copy of The Snow Goose to her on Saturday! shockedShe seemed impressed!Hadnt played it for years! wink



I have the vinyl as well as Moonmadness.... but looking thru Play.com a little while ago I saw the cd versions with extra tracks for £2.99 each inc delivery .... what a steal! had to get them ... and saves dragging out the record player... cheesy


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 16th, 2008, 7:42pm

on Oct 16th, 2008, 02:09am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I'm currently working on an article on Camel for The Record Collector magazine...hopefully this will be available soon...


Hey Shane, in regards to Camel what connections and what do you know in regards to merchandise as I like to support the band 100% . rather than buy from a secondary outlet. However, I also support other retailers once in a while to support their on-line service and collection of cd's which can easily be bought. Is it worth contacting CP in regards to this. rolleyes

smiley





Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Oct 17th, 2008, 07:17am

on Oct 16th, 2008, 02:09am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I'm currently working on an article on Camel for The Record Collector magazine...hopefully this will be available soon...


Can't wait Shane!
Am I right in my belief that The Record Collector has never had a feature on Camel? Shame on them angry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 17th, 2008, 08:50am

on Oct 16th, 2008, 2:09pm, Eggle wrote:
.... that sounds good! .. hope you post it up here Shane.


May not be able to do that mate...but for sure I can let you know when its available!!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 17th, 2008, 08:54am

on Oct 16th, 2008, 7:42pm, noni wrote:
Hey Shane, in regards to Camel what connections and what do you know in regards to merchandise as I like to support the band 100% . rather than buy from a secondary outlet. However, I also support other retailers once in a while to support their on-line service and collection of cd's which can easily be bought. Is it worth contacting CP in regards to this. rolleyes

smiley



I suggest that you write to CP directly mate...although I suspect that they've been a bit pre-occupied recently to worry too much about the stock levels of the CP store.

However, now that a new DVD is in the works (and I hear that you won't be disappointed with whats coming...), the situation may also change in respect of other merchandise.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 18th, 2008, 12:16pm

No I realise with Andy's condition things were very rough indeed but I've never received anything fron CP prior to Andy's treatment... Just hope things work out for him and he takes full recovery and back to his usual self. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 19th, 2008, 12:16am

My cd collection of Camel...

User Image
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 19th, 2008, 03:56am

Is that all huhhuh?? smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 19th, 2008, 04:04am

Apart from a few live ones missing i have 16 in my collection.

Not including the DVD's which will appear later. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 20th, 2008, 10:43am

What, no 'Coming of Age' Noni! shocked wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 20th, 2008, 11:12am

Perhaps he's not quite 18 yet huh grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 20th, 2008, 2:21pm

on Oct 20th, 2008, 10:43am, Squigelyfox wrote:
What, no 'Coming of Age' Noni! shocked wink


Yes, I noticed that myself shocked
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 20th, 2008, 5:23pm

on Oct 20th, 2008, 2:21pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Yes, I noticed that myself shocked


I have the DVD, but not the cd...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 22nd, 2008, 12:01am

I understand the DVD is better...
rolleyes wink grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 22nd, 2008, 10:35am

Well it would be, wouldn't it grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 22nd, 2008, 12:48pm

on Oct 22nd, 2008, 12:01am, dm wrote:
I understand the DVD is better...
rolleyes wink grin


There are differences between the DVD and the CD's though. Better to have both! wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 22nd, 2008, 12:51pm

I've got ye olde video too! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 23rd, 2008, 12:48am

on Oct 17th, 2008, 07:17am, Mal wrote:
Can't wait Shane!
Am I right in my belief that The Record Collector has never had a feature on Camel?


Correct mate...this is the first...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 24th, 2008, 12:25pm

I think I'll get myself a copy of that Record collector then! wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 24th, 2008, 7:28pm

on Oct 22nd, 2008, 12:48pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
There are differences between the DVD and the CD's though. Better to have both! wink smiley


Some day I might get the cd when the mood strikes me.... smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 26th, 2008, 7:37pm

Played some Coming of Age on DVD, yesterday.. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Oct 27th, 2008, 09:04am

Ton Scherpenzeel added some 'new' tracks to his MySpace...

Finally I decided to update my Myspace tracks, remove the old ones that had been lingering here for quite some time now, and upload some 'new' ones instead. Well, new, it's hardly that: the most recent one dates from 2003. This time around I installed some instrumental tracks I wrote for Opus One, a theatre company I worked for from 1995 till 2004. The new batch does show a little of my inclination towards the quirky, somewhat 'medieavallish' tunes. Thanks to Annette Visser and Peter Weekers, for their fantastic flute playing on several of these tracks. As an extra I added Ivory Dance, a highly unlikely b-side of the Kayak hit 'Ruthless Queen'. Needless to say that no one from the band was involved in the making of this number, which in the early 90s had been re-recorded and performed by guitarist Harry Sacksioni and band, and- for obvious reasons- re-named as 'String Dance'.




http://www.myspace.com/tonscherpenzeel
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Oct 29th, 2008, 11:00am

Well I have both the CoA CD and DVD (have the old VHS too) and they're fantastic! Love the 'bonus' stuff on the DVD. Speaking of DVD's, I'm longing for the new one. I wonder what it will be, but perhaps we're in for a neat surprise smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 29th, 2008, 11:29am

Yes, I love the bonus stuff on the DVD too. It's interesting, and great fun too! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 29th, 2008, 6:38pm

Just met Peter Beasley at Focus / WA gig in Tunbridge Wells. Told him where we are all hiding these days - hopefully he may join us here soon smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sirens Cry on Oct 30th, 2008, 05:00am

I used to think that there was overlap with Genesis and Pink Floyd fans - now I know I'm wrong, it's Genesis & Camel!

Shame there aren't more Camel tribute bands... although I'm contemplating seeing Prognosis in November - they do lots of Camel!

(Mind you, the real thing would be better!)

xx

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Oct 30th, 2008, 05:25am

on Oct 30th, 2008, 05:00am, Sirens Cry wrote:
I used to think that there was overlap with Genesis and Pink Floyd fans - now I know I'm wrong, it's Genesis & Camel!

Shame there aren't more Camel tribute bands... although I'm contemplating seeing Prognosis in November - they do lots of Camel!

(Mind you, the real thing would be better!)

xx


Currently the great Israeli tribute band Hadabashot
("The Humps") is touring the Continent - juddging from the footage on youtube they are pretty good

08.nov.2008 22:00
Beat Haifa, Israel,
21.nov.2008 20:00
Musiktheater Rex Lorsch, Germany
22.nov.2008 20:30
NED-Music Club (MPN08 festival) Montreux, Switzerland
26.nov.2008 20:00
Spirit Of 66 Verviers, Belgium
28.nov.2008 20:00
De Pul Uden, Holland

http://www.myspace.com/hadabashot

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 30th, 2008, 1:02pm

on Oct 29th, 2008, 6:38pm, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Just met Peter Beasley at Focus / WA gig in Tunbridge Wells. Told him where we are all hiding these days - hopefully he may join us here soon smiley


Hope he does. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 30th, 2008, 2:46pm

Just had confirmation... he is on his way. Put the kettle on.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Oct 30th, 2008, 2:53pm

on Oct 30th, 2008, 2:46pm, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Just had confirmation... he is on his way. Put the kettle on.


Bugger that, get the beers in grin cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:06pm

on Oct 30th, 2008, 2:53pm, Mal wrote:
Bugger that, get the beers in grin cool


All that is missing now is to have our dear friend Camel Fingers (Al) back on board........I have his e-mail address and will write and ask if he is interested in participating or not? Who does that leave from the old Rajaz crew? Harbour of Tears (Pat), Adap (our Dutch friend Christian) and Black Sabbath (Bryce) who I met at the Elbow gig with his Mum. I did tell him to get his a*rse in gear on this site - I will remind him.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:12pm

I'm sure Pat has registered, just posted a couple of times then disappeared sad
Lets hope he pops back in, really nice guy Pat cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:18pm

on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:12pm, Mal wrote:
I'm sure Pat has registered, just posted a couple of times then disappeared sad
Lets hope he pops back in, really nice guy Pat cool


Yeah, I had the pleasure of corresponding with him until fairly recently. I need to get him gee'd up again hehe.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:24pm

Played ANAAW for the first time in ages today.
Had 'For Today' cranked up really loud in the car, totally brilliant, hairs standing up everywhere cool cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:28pm

on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:24pm, Mal wrote:
Played ANAAW for the first time in ages today.
Had 'For Today' cranked up really loud in the car, totally brilliant, hairs standing up everywhere cool cheesy


Still rate that album very highly no matter what anyone says rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:56pm

on Oct 29th, 2008, 11:00am, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Speaking of DVD's, I'm longing for the new one. I wonder what it will be, but perhaps we're in for a neat surprise smiley


You will not be dissappointed my friend grin grin grin

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 30th, 2008, 4:06pm

on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:28pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Still rate that album very highly no matter what anyone says rolleyes


Must absolutely agree with Ned. A Nod And A Wink is a truly gorgeous album with every track sublime. Accessible yet very progressive and even the odd mellotron here and there. I once mentioned to Andy that I thought his last 4 albums were among his best and he said, "I think so too."

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 30th, 2008, 4:19pm

Never quite understood why some fans slated this album when I heard so many influences from their back catalogue - touches of Snow Goose, Moonmadness, Dust and Dream to name but a few. I tend to play the last 4 albums more than the earlier stuff even though Snow Goose is still my favourite album.

Good to see you on here again Dave - and hope the music is finding favour with you. Still waiting for your next wish list wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 30th, 2008, 5:04pm

on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:06pm, NedFlanders wrote:
All that is missing now is to have our dear friend Camel Fingers (Al) back on board........I have his e-mail address and will write and ask if he is interested in participating or not? Who does that leave from the old Rajaz crew? Harbour of Tears (Pat), Adap (our Dutch friend Christian) and Black Sabbath (Bryce) who I met at the Elbow gig with his Mum. I did tell him to get his a*rse in gear on this site - I will remind him.


What about Flemming Lyndsey huh

Anyone heard from him?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 30th, 2008, 5:14pm

on Oct 30th, 2008, 5:04pm, Merlin wrote:
What about Flemming Lyndsey huh

Anyone heard from him?


Yes, I am in touch with Flemming. He is fine and very busy back in Denmark. I think he has little time to go surfing on the web but I will try and encourage him to at least spend a little time each week to say hello to us. I will pass on your best wishes to him Rob.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 30th, 2008, 5:16pm

Lyngsie !!

Correspond every few days with Flemming. Adopted his lovely daughter for a couple of weeks in the summer.

Sure he'll be along soon.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 30th, 2008, 7:01pm

What about Gryphon? rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Flemming_Lyngsie on Oct 31st, 2008, 06:07am

Hello everybody cheesy
Flemming_Lyngsie is back!
I call myself only Lyngsie now wink
Hope you are all well.
Im looking forward to join the debate here on the Genesis forum cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 31st, 2008, 06:09am

Hurrah - another one joins the fold.

Welcome aboard smiley

"I call myself only Lyngsie now" ... is this to make you sound Dark and Mysterious huh grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Flemming_Lyngsie on Oct 31st, 2008, 08:46am

Haha.....
You of all Ian should know that there are absolutely nothing dark and mysterious about me!!
Does it really sound that way?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Oct 31st, 2008, 10:23am

lipsrsealed grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 31st, 2008, 1:25pm

Welcome Lyngsie! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 31st, 2008, 1:28pm

on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:28pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Still rate that album very highly no matter what anyone says rolleyes


Me too Ned. You know my thoughts on that album well! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 31st, 2008, 1:30pm

on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:12pm, Mal wrote:
I'm sure Pat has registered, just posted a couple of times then disappeared sad
Lets hope he pops back in, really nice guy Pat cool


Would be nice to see him on here. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 31st, 2008, 1:35pm

on Oct 30th, 2008, 3:56pm, dm wrote:
You will not be dissappointed my friend grin grin grin

Dave


Really looking forward to it, whatever it may be! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 31st, 2008, 3:46pm

Hi Lyngsie! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 31st, 2008, 6:38pm

That's another one home.

Black Sabbath?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 31st, 2008, 7:45pm

Peter Beasley? rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 31st, 2008, 10:23pm

Nice to see some new faces on this thread from the Rajaz forum... Huge welcome from me.. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Nov 1st, 2008, 02:42am

a big hello to all those old familiar faces ! smiley

I see we still discuss ANAAW's merits? I think there are some excelelent ideas there and they could have bene developed further. I still think For Today (like The Hour Candle) are great tracks but seem too much modelled on recreating Ice - the latter being the best of the lot by far!

My favourite track is A Boy's Life

Of the back catalogue I tend to revisit the live albums most - plus Mirage, Moonmadness, Rain Dances (half of) Breathless and Nude

D&D and HoT I prefer in their live versions so listne to them on NLG and CoA

A year ago I obtained an interesting recording of Steven Wilson (of PT fame of course) playing his song Stars Die acoustically and then segueing it into Never Let Go at the end and saying it was this song (and those chroards) that inspired him too what without any doubt is PT's finest hour. Same is true for Opeth's Benighted froM Still LIfe. Lots of Camel influences tooo n End Credits from Opeth's D a m n a t i o n
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 1st, 2008, 04:20am


on 10/29/2008 at 23:38:12, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:

Just met Peter Beasley at Focus / WA gig in Tunbridge Wells. Told him where we are all hiding these days - hopefully he may join us here soon.

Subsequent e.mail to say he is on the way !
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Witchwood on Nov 1st, 2008, 07:48am

on Nov 1st, 2008, 02:42am, analogkid wrote:
...

D&D and HoT I prefer in their live versions so listne to them on NLG and CoA

...

It wasn't until I heard the live versions of D&D and HoT that I started to really embrace the music from those two albums.
I think I just needed to hear them in a rawer form.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 1st, 2008, 1:48pm

on Nov 1st, 2008, 02:42am, analogkid wrote:
a big hello to all those old familiar faces ! smiley

I see we still discuss ANAAW's merits? I think there are some excelelent ideas there and they could have bene developed further. I still think For Today (like The Hour Candle) are great tracks but seem too much modelled on recreating Ice - the latter being the best of the lot by far!

My favourite track is A Boy's Life


My fave of the 3 tracks you mentioned is 'The Hour Candle'.

As for 'A Boy's Life', I really love that one! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 1st, 2008, 5:00pm

on Nov 1st, 2008, 1:48pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
My fave of the 3 tracks you mentioned is 'The Hour Candle'.
As for 'A Boy's Life', I really love that one! smiley


I agree The Hour Candle is just great....... ANAAW mentioned earlier is another favourite of mine....Rajaz remains my favourite overal Camel album....fortunately for me I can play any Camel cd and love it to bits. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Nov 2nd, 2008, 09:44am

I'm just playing A Nod And A Wink for the very first time. Just listening to the title track.
So far, my impressions are very favourable.
Will report back when I've heard the entire album.
smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Nov 2nd, 2008, 10:03am

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 09:44am, Chessman wrote:
I'm just playing A Nod And A Wink for the very first time. Just listening to the title track.
So far, my impressions are very favourable.
Will report back when I've heard the entire album.
smiley


You'll really enjoy it Carl grin It is in my top 3 of all Camel albums cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Nov 2nd, 2008, 10:39am

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 10:03am, genesis1964 wrote:
You'll really enjoy it Carl grin It is in my top 3 of all Camel albums cool


Thanks David. I'm on the last track now, and it has a fine Gilmour-like solo on it. I must say I do like this album, though I'm not sure about the tracks were Latimer puts on the 'country dialect'. Musically they're fine though.
I think the only 'essential' Camel album I need to hear at some point now is Rajaz. I already have six others:

Mirage
The Snowgoose
Moonmadness
Dust And Dreams
Harbour Of Tears
A Nod And A Wink


Will put them in some sort of favourite order once I've gotten more used to ANAAW. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Nov 2nd, 2008, 11:10am

I can see Rajaz featuring quite highly on that list... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Nov 2nd, 2008, 11:19am

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 10:39am, Chessman wrote:
Thanks David. I'm on the last track now, and it has a fine Gilmour-like solo on it. I must say I do like this album, though I'm not sure about the tracks were Latimer puts on the 'country dialect'. Musically they're fine though.
I think the only 'essential' Camel album I need to hear at some point now is Rajaz. I already have six others:

Mirage
The Snowgoose
Moonmadness
Dust And Dreams
Harbour Of Tears
A Nod And A Wink


Will put them in some sort of favourite order once I've gotten more used to ANAAW. smiley


The more you listen to it the more you will like it.

My top 5 is

1. Rajaz
2. The Snow Goose
3. A Nod And A Wink
4. Moonmadness
5. Mirage
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Witchwood on Nov 2nd, 2008, 12:35pm

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 10:39am, Chessman wrote:
...
I think the only 'essential' Camel album I need to hear at some point now is Rajaz. I already have six others:

Mirage
The Snowgoose
Moonmadness
Dust And Dreams
Harbour Of Tears
A Nod And A Wink


...


As always when it comes to music, what is "essential" is a matter of individual taste.

Rain Dances and I Can See Your House From Here would be in my top 3;
I like the S/T debut as much as if not more than the two heralded albums that followed;
Rajaz is my favourite album from the post hiatus period but I would select Nude over any of those of those four last studio albums.

Camel, because they evolved so much over the years, tend to generate widely varied opinions - just like Genesis or Fleetwood Mac.

You may discover there are some great gems beyond the limits of that list of supposedly "essential" albums. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 2nd, 2008, 1:02pm

on Nov 1st, 2008, 5:00pm, noni wrote:
I agree The Hour Candle is just great....... ANAAW mentioned earlier is another favourite of mine....Rajaz remains my favourite overal Camel album....fortunately for me I can play any Camel cd and love it to bits. grin


Me too! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 2nd, 2008, 1:06pm

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 09:44am, Chessman wrote:
I'm just playing A Nod And A Wink for the very first time. Just listening to the title track.
So far, my impressions are very favourable.
Will report back when I've heard the entire album.
smiley


Enjoy! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by HarbourOfTears on Nov 2nd, 2008, 1:24pm

Hi All. Just a few words to say it is fab to see you all here.
Hope I can fit in amongst you all again cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Nov 2nd, 2008, 1:31pm

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 1:24pm, HarbourOfTears wrote:
Hi All. Just a few words to say it is fab to see you all here.
Hope I can fit in amongst you all again cool


Welcome HarbourOfTears. Good to have you here, I'm sure you will fit in very well. grin

David
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 2nd, 2008, 2:02pm

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 1:24pm, HarbourOfTears wrote:
Hi All. Just a few words to say it is fab to see you all here.
Hope I can fit in amongst you all again cool


Hi Pat, good to have you back among friends mate cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 2nd, 2008, 2:23pm

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 1:24pm, HarbourOfTears wrote:
Hi All. Just a few words to say it is fab to see you all here.
Hope I can fit in amongst you all again cool


Welcome Harbour of Tears and your most welcome here , lets keep this Camel thread alive, thanks to Mal.. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Nov 2nd, 2008, 3:31pm

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 1:24pm, HarbourOfTears wrote:
Hi All. Just a few words to say it is fab to see you all here.
Hope I can fit in amongst you all again cool


Hi Pat welcome to the forum.....took your time didn't you? grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 2nd, 2008, 4:04pm

Welcome aboard Pat smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Nov 2nd, 2008, 4:07pm

Hello my friend...How the devil are you?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Nov 2nd, 2008, 6:53pm

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 1:24pm, HarbourOfTears wrote:
Hi All. Just a few words to say it is fab to see you all here.
Hope I can fit in amongst you all again cool


Hi Pat, glad to see you could make it. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by HarbourOfTears on Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:07am

Thanks everyone. smiley
I recently joined e-music and I download lots of new bands. grin
It is a great site and not expensive. smiley
I have discovered lots of music.

Looking forward to talking to you all again. cool

BTW. I went to the NY gig in Cork earlier this year.
He was absolutely outstanding. cool cool
My young fellow was hugely impressed!!!!!!!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Nov 3rd, 2008, 07:17am

Hi Pat smiley

Nice to see you again mate, hope all is well with you.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 3rd, 2008, 09:30am

Ah...this topic is a real home from home...

Good to see all me ol' mates here...

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 3rd, 2008, 09:31am

"My young fellow was hugely impressed!!!!!!!!"

You just keep him in your trousers !! grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 3rd, 2008, 12:42pm

on Nov 2nd, 2008, 1:24pm, HarbourOfTears wrote:
Hi All. Just a few words to say it is fab to see you all here.
Hope I can fit in amongst you all again cool


Hi HOT. Great to see you on here! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 3rd, 2008, 6:58pm

on Nov 3rd, 2008, 09:31am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
"My young fellow was hugely impressed!!!!!!!!"
You just keep him in your trousers !! grin


laugh laugh laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by HarbourOfTears on Nov 4th, 2008, 03:33am

Story of my life Ian!!!! grin grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Nov 4th, 2008, 06:12am

hey Pat - good top see you here too smiley

cheers
Eric
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Nov 5th, 2008, 09:24am

Yes, welcome to all and it's nice to see everybody again!

I see that Camel's Dust and Dreams are out of stock at their CP shop? Has it been sold out?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Nov 6th, 2008, 11:47am

Welcome to... Flemming_Lyngsie ... Merlin .... Harbour of tears.....( think that's everyone ) good to see you again .. just like the old timers times!


.... now this new Camel DVD ... hmmm its getting a bit nearer to Christmas and no news.

Come on Dm time for a bit more teasing me thinks .... wink kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Nov 6th, 2008, 2:25pm

on Nov 6th, 2008, 11:47am, Eggle wrote:
Welcome to... Flemming_Lyngsie ... Merlin .... Harbour of tears.....( think that's everyone ) good to see you again .. just like the old timers times!


You were right first time laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Nov 6th, 2008, 3:25pm

So this is where you've all been hiding!


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 6th, 2008, 3:28pm

Hey hey Peter, good to see you posting along with the old motley crew - hope you are well and will stay with us on this wonderful forum.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Nov 6th, 2008, 3:40pm

Thanks Ned.

By the way Shane, I still have the Rajaz forum set as my default homepage - waiting for its return!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Nov 6th, 2008, 4:22pm

Hello Mr. Crud! grin

Good to see you.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 6th, 2008, 7:22pm

Welcome Peter,Beasley, as Ned said hope you become a frequent forum member on this site.. Glad you joined us... grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Nov 7th, 2008, 06:53am

Welcome aboard Peter, good to see you again cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 7th, 2008, 07:07am

You found us Peter - welcome aboard !!

Still can't believe you spotted me in Tunbridge Wells last week ... two and a half years after our last mini Rajaz convention in London !!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Nov 7th, 2008, 08:25am

Must've been the shirt! grin grin grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 7th, 2008, 09:05am

Hi Peter. Good to see you on here! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 7th, 2008, 09:40am

on Nov 6th, 2008, 3:40pm, Peter Beasley wrote:
Thanks Ned.

By the way Shane, I still have the Rajaz forum set as my default homepage - waiting for its return!


Nice one mate...mine too!!

I'm ever hopeful that the new year will bring some news...

Nice to see you here on this great forum!!

Cheers!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Nov 7th, 2008, 11:31am

Thanks everyone for the welcome.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Nov 7th, 2008, 4:06pm

on Nov 7th, 2008, 11:31am, Peter Beasley wrote:
Thanks everyone for the welcome.


Hi Peter, great to have you joining this forum. cool


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Nov 8th, 2008, 06:02am

on Nov 7th, 2008, 11:31am, Peter Beasley wrote:
Thanks everyone for the welcome.


Welcome Peter! Nice to see you again! Great to see you found us smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Nov 8th, 2008, 2:24pm

welcome here Peter

& thanks for the new tracks you sent - really well done & lovely music!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 9th, 2008, 07:01am

Played some Moonmadness and Snowgoose, just brilliant...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 9th, 2008, 2:32pm

Another mention for Camel by JC on Top Gear tonight. Top Man !!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 9th, 2008, 3:48pm

on Nov 9th, 2008, 2:32pm, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Another mention for Camel by JC on Top Gear tonight. Top Man !!


That's great!!... More plugs on Camel grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 10th, 2008, 10:09am

Listened to some Camel last night. - A Nod And A Wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Nov 10th, 2008, 4:20pm

on Nov 10th, 2008, 10:09am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Listened to some Camel last night. - A Nod And A Wink smiley


Great choice. Never far from the CD player wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Nov 10th, 2008, 4:31pm

on Nov 8th, 2008, 2:24pm, analogkid wrote:
welcome here Peter

& thanks for the new tracks you sent - really well done & lovely music!


Thanks Eric. My creative juices have been flowing lately as I continue recording a new album. But I can't afford to release it until I'm out of the red with 'Coruscation'. As much as I love creating music, I can't afford to release albums at a loss.

Hope people will support my music by checking out my page at www.last.fm/music/Peter+Beasley
There's some new material and unreleased live and archive tracks.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 11th, 2008, 02:44am

Just having a listen now ... sounds good to me.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Nov 11th, 2008, 06:43am

Good stuff, Peter! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Flemming_Lyngsie on Nov 11th, 2008, 07:57am

Thanks for a nice welcome here folks cheesy
I'm back to normal now...nothing dark and mysterious grin
Btw...can we have an update on the mini Rajaz conventions mr. James?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 11th, 2008, 08:41am

Ref Rajaz conventions: We had a mini one (IJ & PB) on a pavement in Tunbridge Wells last week, also another mini one (IJ & ET) in Kensington and then again in Leiderdorp a few weeks ago !! Also IJ/SC/DD on the Welsh border a couple of months back !

I am back touring round the UK again on business, so will have to continue with my flying visits to Rajazzers - you have been warned !

Hoping for a convention in Odense next Spring too !!

PS: Glad to see no more Mr Dark & Mysterious any more Flemming !
cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 13th, 2008, 8:28pm

on Nov 11th, 2008, 07:57am, Flemming_Lyngsie wrote:
Thanks for a nice welcome here folks cheesy
I'm back to normal now...nothing dark and mysterious grin
Btw...can we have an update on the mini Rajaz conventions mr. James?


Lets hope you continue our friendly banter and this thread!!,, grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 14th, 2008, 04:44am

It's what we are here for grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Nov 14th, 2008, 08:31am

on Aug 25th, 2008, 4:59pm, Mal wrote:
I am under no illusion that this thread will reach 16 pages Paloma, although it deserves to wink


Hey Mal - 24 pages and still going strong grin

Listened to I Can See Your House From Here the other evening - Ice is such a fabulous track - might just have to listen to a bit of Snow Goose later - it's a tough job but someone has to do it wink grin kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Nov 14th, 2008, 08:39am

on Nov 14th, 2008, 08:31am, MonsterMouse wrote:
might just have to listen to a bit of Snow Goose later - it's a tough job but someone has to do it wink grin kiss


Are you sure you are up to it laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Nov 14th, 2008, 08:40am

on Nov 14th, 2008, 08:39am, genesis1964 wrote:
Are you sure you are up to it laugh


I'm mouse enough to give it a go !!!! wink laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 14th, 2008, 10:04am

on Nov 14th, 2008, 08:31am, MonsterMouse wrote:
Hey Mal - 24 pages and still going strong grin

Listened to I Can See Your House From Here the other evening - Ice is such a fabulous track - might just have to listen to a bit of Snow Goose later - it's a tough job but someone has to do it wink grin kiss


Always a pleasure listening to Camel isn't it?! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 14th, 2008, 10:34am

I have been spinning Stationary Traveller and ANAAW again this week smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 14th, 2008, 10:38am

on Nov 11th, 2008, 08:41am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Also IJ/SC/DD on the Welsh border a couple of months back !


cool


Ok got the IJ and SC but who is DD??
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Nov 14th, 2008, 3:45pm

on Nov 14th, 2008, 08:31am, MonsterMouse wrote:
Hey Mal - 24 pages and still going strong grin

Listened to I Can See Your House From Here the other evening - Ice is such a fabulous track - might just have to listen to a bit of Snow Goose later - it's a tough job but someone has to do it wink grin kiss


Hi Rosie x
24 pages young, plenty more to go I hope cheesy
Here, I'm watching Camel playing Rhayader, at the Hippodrome, Golders Green 1977, on the Moondances DVD - Sheer bliss cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Nov 14th, 2008, 3:48pm

on Nov 14th, 2008, 3:45pm, Mal wrote:
Hi Rosie x
24 pages young, plenty more to go I hope cheesy
Here, I'm watching Camel playing Rhayader, at the Hippodrome, Golders Green 1977, on the Moondances DVD - Sheer bliss cool


Bliss indeed grin

As promised listened to Snow Goose earlier - I'm sure this thread can outdo the FK thread given time wink grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Nov 14th, 2008, 3:50pm

I'm quite sure, the musical content is just so much better wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Nov 14th, 2008, 3:55pm

on Nov 14th, 2008, 3:50pm, Mal wrote:
I'm quite sure, the musical content is just so much better wink


grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 14th, 2008, 4:56pm

Aha - the Music Man fails !! Not a fair test - DD is my sister - Desert Debs - introduced me to SC and the Rajaz forum. Still living in the desert.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 14th, 2008, 4:57pm

Just home from seeing the Eva Cassidy story/tribute show. Faye Tozer was ill, so we had the understudy play EC - wow - if that was the understudy ... !!!!!

Never wept so much in a theatre !!

Very very good music and singing - fabulous !
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 14th, 2008, 6:59pm

Playing ANAAW grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 15th, 2008, 07:22am

on Nov 14th, 2008, 4:56pm, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Aha - the Music Man fails !! Not a fair test - DD is my sister - Desert Debs - introduced me to SC and the Rajaz forum. Still living in the desert.


I do have my limitations (well, in fact I have many of them) but now I can sleep tonight knowing the answer to the initials DD. I had gone through every member of the old Rajaz forum and gave up. Must try harder in my case cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 15th, 2008, 09:38am

on Nov 14th, 2008, 3:50pm, Mal wrote:
I'm quite sure, the musical content is just so much better wink


You're so right Mal! wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Nov 15th, 2008, 11:12am

Just watching this on youtube
Fabulous

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WesYPRq0W9Q&feature=related
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Nov 15th, 2008, 11:21am

and now this .... grin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcqIapDTrPw&feature=related
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Nov 15th, 2008, 12:44pm

on Nov 15th, 2008, 11:21am, MonsterMouse wrote:
and now this .... grin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcqIapDTrPw&feature=related



Excellent choice MM grin grin grin grin grin grin

I'm sure you'd enjoy the whole documentary, Curriculum Vitae. I've heard good things about it. wink wink wink wink wink wink wink

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 15th, 2008, 1:23pm

on Nov 15th, 2008, 12:44pm, dm wrote:
Excellent choice MM grin grin grin grin grin grin

I'm sure you'd enjoy the whole documentary, Curriculum Vitae. I've heard good things about it. wink wink wink wink wink wink wink

Dave


Hello DM, still waiting for you to get back to me on you know what wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Nov 15th, 2008, 2:56pm

on Nov 6th, 2008, 11:47am, Eggle wrote:
.... now this new Camel DVD ... hmmm its getting a bit nearer to Christmas and no news.

Come on Dm time for a bit more teasing me thinks .... wink kiss


Always ready for a bit more teasing... grin grin grin

You should be hearing something fairly soon...

I must say that there are some moments on this DVD that are really quite... shocked shocked shocked

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Nov 15th, 2008, 4:48pm

Hi there DM! This sounds GREAT! I'm SOOOO teased now... I'm eagerly awaiting this DVD!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 16th, 2008, 08:59am

on Nov 15th, 2008, 2:56pm, dm wrote:
Always ready for a bit more teasing... grin grin grin

You should be hearing something fairly soon...

I must say that there are some moments on this DVD that are really quite... shocked shocked shocked

Dave


Not too shocking I hope. I'm a faint hearted fox! shocked
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 16th, 2008, 09:16am

Oh heck, not the band in some scary fancy dress costumes is it?

Camel as you've never seen them before!!! shocked cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 16th, 2008, 09:30am

on Nov 15th, 2008, 2:56pm, dm wrote:
Always ready for a bit more teasing... grin grin grin

You should be hearing something fairly soon...

I must say that there are some moments on this DVD that are really quite... shocked shocked shocked

Dave


Cannot wait to hear some more from Camel. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 16th, 2008, 09:52am

on Nov 16th, 2008, 09:30am, noni wrote:
Cannot wait to hear some more from Camel. grin


Me too! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 21st, 2008, 12:40pm

A year now since Andy's transplant...

Thinking of him and burning those candles. kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Nov 22nd, 2008, 4:57pm

Both ends - for luck ? smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Nov 25th, 2008, 11:40am

Everybody, check this out....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=plNyoJWHVdI
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 26th, 2008, 10:06am

Is it the same as on Camel's site? Looks like it could be...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 27th, 2008, 12:01am

Met Foss Paterson last night at the Fish gig...great to meet him!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Nov 27th, 2008, 02:04am

on Nov 25th, 2008, 11:40am, FatOnes wrote:
Everybody, check this out....

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=plNyoJWHVdI


Thanks for posting x
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 30th, 2008, 09:13am

on Nov 27th, 2008, 02:04am, MonsterMouse wrote:
Thanks for posting x


The images are quite shocking!.. shocked....

Let's hope he is coming back to full recovery soon and specially his strength.... Waiting for some positive news very soon smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 1st, 2008, 10:29am

Andy is looking better in the last image isn't he though Noni? Let's focus on that. smiley

Love your new walking Camel btw. Cool! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Dec 1st, 2008, 3:50pm

on Dec 1st, 2008, 10:29am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Andy is looking better in the last image isn't he though Noni? Let's focus on that. smiley




Yes quite right Squigs smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Dec 2nd, 2008, 04:07am

Apparently, this is a problem he's had since birth...

I never knew.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 2nd, 2008, 09:55am

on Dec 1st, 2008, 3:50pm, demolition man wrote:
Yes quite right Squigs smiley


smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Dec 4th, 2008, 09:30am

Finally received the Moondances DVD today. Going to enjoy watching that tonight. Thanks to Madame Squigs for the tip off - months ago !!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 4th, 2008, 10:35am

You're very welcome. Enjoy! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Dec 5th, 2008, 6:19pm

on Dec 4th, 2008, 09:30am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Finally received the Moondances DVD today. Going to enjoy watching that tonight. Thanks to Madame Squigs for the tip off - months ago !!


Good DVD!.. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 6th, 2008, 07:13am

on Dec 5th, 2008, 6:19pm, noni wrote:
Good DVD!.. smiley


Not got it yet...........wonder why?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 6th, 2008, 08:40am

on Dec 5th, 2008, 6:19pm, noni wrote:
Good DVD!.. smiley


ESPECIALLY THIS BIT...

User Image

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 6th, 2008, 11:59am

Hmmm not bad Shane, but I think 'The White Rider' and 'Another Night' are some of the best moments for me. wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Dec 7th, 2008, 08:00am

With only about three weeks to go, not sure if the new DVD will be ready for Christmas yet. Let's all hope that Andy is really doing very well despite this and we hear some very positive news soon. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Dec 7th, 2008, 4:28pm

on Dec 6th, 2008, 08:40am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
ESPECIALLY THIS BIT...

User Image

grin


Hey....I remember that. A screenshot from my TV. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 8th, 2008, 03:02am

Yes indeed mate...THANKS!

grin

Sadly though...I'm not involved with the upcoming DVD release...

embarassed
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Dec 8th, 2008, 1:20pm

on Dec 8th, 2008, 03:02am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Sadly though...I'm not involved with the upcoming DVD release...

embarassed


Sorry Shane, now I feel bad undecided
I'll try to figure out a way to make it up to you smiley

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 9th, 2008, 02:56am

on Dec 8th, 2008, 1:20pm, dm wrote:
Sorry Shane, now I feel bad undecided
I'll try to figure out a way to make it up to you smiley

Dave


No worries Dave mate...send money...all contributions gratefuly received... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Dec 16th, 2008, 3:14pm

Played the Nude album tonight. Fantastic album!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Dec 22nd, 2008, 12:05pm

A little early, but Merry Christmas everybody! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Dec 22nd, 2008, 2:57pm

Happy Christmas all Camel fans cool Let's hope and pray that Andy recovers to full fitness soon. smiley He and his band have blessed us with some fabulous timeless music. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Dec 22nd, 2008, 5:24pm

on Dec 22nd, 2008, 2:57pm, demolition man wrote:
Happy Christmas all Camel fans cool Let's hope and pray that Andy recovers to full fitness soon. smiley He and his band have blessed us with some fabulous timeless music. smiley


Great sentiments Col .......... A very healthy and happy 2009 Andy ! kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Dec 23rd, 2008, 04:14am

I'll second that.

Happy Christmas everyone, and happy/healthy new year all round. kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 23rd, 2008, 10:32am

From the latest Nature of the Beast newsletter from Susan Hoover - received today:

Greetings!

2008 has been an eventful year for us. All things Camel have had to be put on the back burner while we dealt with the various stages of Andrew's recovery. Andrew must still recover his health, but I am so very happy to be able to say the transplant has been 100% successful!

First, we'll talk a bit of Camel. We have t-shirts back in stock but in very limited supply. Also, we have been more than disappointed with the speed of the Royal Mail, and there is no way to get anything delivered by xmas. But the orders will go out quickly. Delivery is unpredictable.

We will also have a DVD in the spring. We have found a way to sort out the audio of the Santa Cruz, California, performance at The Catalyst, the first of Camel's 'Farewell Tour' shows. As it was the first show, the title of the DVD could only be "The Opening Farewell". When production has gotten well underway, we'll send out an update.

On 21st November, one full year to the date of the transplant, we allowed ourselves the luxury of optimism and cracked open a bottle of champagne to celebrate. I don't think the bubbly has ever tasted so good.

It is so true that what doesn't break us makes us stronger. The deep well of support we have both been able to draw upon has kept the darkest hours at bay. Things that once seemed so terribly important have been rendered quite benign by the lessons we have learned. It's almost too trite to say 'life's too short', but there's no other way to say it. Life is just too short.

We were fully prepared to take each day as it came, but it transpired that we had to take each day in quarterly segments - morning, afternoon, evening and night time. Things often changed that rapidly because the transplant process is fraught with a multitude of fragmented possibilities. Good, rotten, okay and lousy days comprised the quartered 24 hours. I think it was similar to being at sea. We just had to weather the storm with the calm. Interestingly, this is a good way to live life in general. But it's all too easy to be swept up by the small stuff. For that, I am grateful to have been taught the difference. Adversity is an excellent teacher.

This year, we have the unadulterated pleasure of lighting our Hour Candle for all of you. You have shared your compassion, feelings, experiences and love with open hearts. That has been the brightest light in those candles. So we will light our candles for you and for one other truly special person... the anonymous donor who gave the very greatest gift in this world. The gift of life.

We wish you health, peace and love. With these blessings, happiness cannot help but follow.

Forever grateful,
Susan Hoover

PS If you'd like to see a little slide show of Andrew's experience, go to our News page on the official site

www.camelproductions.com

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 23rd, 2008, 12:24pm

Excellent to have an eBeast for Christmas! smiley

The candles are still burning here, and sending positive vibes to Andy as always. kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Dec 23rd, 2008, 6:19pm

Nice, very good news indeed
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Dec 24th, 2008, 04:36am

great news!~

and finally a proper DVD from the Farewell tour - I wonder what Tom Brislin was like!

Nice add to my DVD from the 2003 Tilburg gig (handheld amateur footage but good quality) lipsrsealed
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Dec 24th, 2008, 12:08pm

Hurrah Hurrah! smiley Great news!!! Now, this will be a Jolly good Christmas!!! Camel forever!!!!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 24th, 2008, 1:16pm

Good to get this update...glad to read that Andy is progressing well..

Shame though that the DVD wasn't ready for Xmas...but I'm looking forward to the Farewell Tour footage!

BRING IT ON!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 24th, 2008, 2:07pm

The farewell tour was so long ago I hope the picture is in colour and not black and white rolleyes grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Dec 24th, 2008, 2:31pm

on Dec 24th, 2008, 2:07pm, NedFlanders wrote:
The farewell tour was so long ago I hope the picture is in colour and not black and white rolleyes grin



grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Dec 24th, 2008, 3:49pm

on Dec 24th, 2008, 04:36am, analogkid wrote:
I wonder what Tom Brislin was like!



Remember when I said I thought parts of the DVD were shocked shocked shocked?

Well, Tom is partially what I was referring to...

You'll have to see it to believe it. You guys are in for a treat!

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Dec 24th, 2008, 3:51pm

on Dec 24th, 2008, 2:07pm, NedFlanders wrote:
The farewell tour was so long ago I hope the picture is in colour and not black and white rolleyes grin


Ned, not only is it in color, there is sound as well!
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 24th, 2008, 7:07pm

Wot? you mean no more of the guy sitting behind the piano playing the dramatic and stirring music while text appears on screen? My my whatever next, surely we are not ready for stereo sound yet? shocked
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Dec 25th, 2008, 08:20am

Good news finally.. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Dec 26th, 2008, 08:04am

I was able to order some T-shirts at long last grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 26th, 2008, 10:45am

on Dec 24th, 2008, 3:51pm, dm wrote:
Ned, not only is it in color, there is sound as well!
grin grin grin grin grin grin grin


Excelllllllllllllent! wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Dec 26th, 2008, 4:32pm

Great news all round.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Dec 30th, 2008, 4:47pm

Happy New Year 2009 to each and everyone of you! Here's hoping for a Camel-filled new year!
Cheers! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jan 2nd, 2009, 4:27pm

Happy new year to all Camel fans grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:05am

on Jan 2nd, 2009, 4:27pm, noni wrote:
Happy new year to all Camel fans grin


Have you been snowed in Noni? grin

Happy New Year matey!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jan 3rd, 2009, 09:50am

on Jan 3rd, 2009, 06:05am, demolition man wrote:
Have you been snowed in Noni? grin

Happy New Year matey!


You could almost say that, it has been pretty cold here so far... Cannot wait for warmer weather... smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 4th, 2009, 1:00pm

Have a great new year Camel fans! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Jan 5th, 2009, 12:29pm

Yes, yes, a happy new one to all.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Jan 5th, 2009, 1:06pm

a wonderful & happy new year to all humpheads out there cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Jan 5th, 2009, 4:54pm

Plenty of snow here last night ! Happy new year everyone smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Jan 8th, 2009, 1:44pm

if out esteemed 'dm' is still around I'd have two questions re the Moondances DVD ...


Q1:
The 1976 footage is "cropped" from its original 4:3 format to "fake" 16:9 format. I'm sure there is a reason this was done, since the other concert is in its original 4:3 format. Or am I wrong? Can you explain why this was done? My guess is that they tried to mask possible "bleeding" at the top and/or bottom of
the screen.

Q2:
Close to the end of "Lunar Sea" (also from the 1976 concert), there's a slight distortion in the sound. It sounds a bit like an "interference" kind of sound, caused by a cell phone or something. Is this a known issue?

thanks already

cheers
E

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Jan 9th, 2009, 05:14am

I've just seen a clip of Camel from The Old Grey Whistle Test back in '75, performing exerpts from The Snow Goose.

Is the whole gig available on DVD anywhere, does anybody know?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Jan 9th, 2009, 06:33am

Belated Happy New Year Camel fans from lil ol me too !!! kiss

I hope this year is a very happy, healthy and productive one for the lovely Mr Latimer kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Jan 9th, 2009, 11:17am

on Jan 8th, 2009, 1:44pm, analogkid wrote:
if out esteemed 'dm' is still around I'd have two questions re the Moondances DVD ...


Q1:
The 1976 footage is "cropped" from its original 4:3 format to "fake" 16:9 format. I'm sure there is a reason this was done, since the other concert is in its original 4:3 format. Or am I wrong? Can you explain why this was done? My guess is that they tried to mask possible "bleeding" at the top and/or bottom of
the screen.

Q2:
Close to the end of "Lunar Sea" (also from the 1976 concert), there's a slight distortion in the sound. It sounds a bit like an "interference" kind of sound, caused by a cell phone or something. Is this a known issue?

thanks already

cheers
E


Hi Eric:

Esteemed you sayhuh shocked grin

You are correct about the cropping, it would have been a little too distracting to leave it as is. And the distortion at the end of Lunar Sea was on the master tape and couldn't be repaired. Don't think cell phones weren't arround in '76, so it was just some kind of equipment anomaly that occurred live during the broadcast. We had two different masters to choose from and the distortion was on both.

That '76 concert was a difficult one to track down. I would have liked to have used a clip of it in Curriculum Vitae, but it wasn't available at the time. The first master we were supplied with was pretty poor quality, obviously a copy, and it was damaged too at the end of White Rider. This was the master used for the excerpt featured on Footage 2, which is why Andy's solo at the end of White Rider is shorter on Footage 2 than on Moondances. After Footage 2 was released, we received a much better quality master which is what was used for Moondances. There were addtional tracks filmed that night such as Song Within a Song which had been edited out of the one hour broadcast version, but we couldn't get a hold of the outakes. Which is too bad, it would have been nice to see Doug take the spotlight. Poor Doug, the camera guys seemed to avoid him during the rest of the program.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Jan 9th, 2009, 11:30am

on Jan 9th, 2009, 05:14am, FatOnes wrote:
I've just seen a clip of Camel from The Old Grey Whistle Test back in '75, performing exerpts from The Snow Goose.

Is the whole gig available on DVD anywhere, does anybody know?


Hi Fat Ones:
The whole gig consists only of the 3 Snow Goose tracks in which Camel performs with the chamber orchestra. That's all that was filmed. The entire 15 minute clip is included on Camel Footage 1 and a good portion of it is featured in Camel Curriculum Vitae too.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Jan 9th, 2009, 11:49am

on Jan 9th, 2009, 06:33am, MonsterMouse wrote:
I hope this year is a very happy, healthy and productive one for the lovely Mr Latimer kiss


Hi Monster Mouse:
Very kind words. Yes, Andy's doing well and will be putting the final touches to the Farewell Tour DVD soon which is due out this spring. It's going to be a good one!!! cheesy

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 9th, 2009, 12:22pm

Brilliant! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 9th, 2009, 1:16pm

on Jan 9th, 2009, 11:49am, dm wrote:
Hi Monster Mouse:
Very kind words. Yes, Andy's doing well and will be putting the final touches to the Farewell Tour DVD soon which is due out this spring. It's going to be a good one!!! cheesy

Dave


Tease rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Jan 9th, 2009, 1:22pm

thanks Dave! much appreciated!

& looking forward to the farewell tour footage!

cheers

Eric
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Jan 10th, 2009, 11:53am

Fantastic news David! I'm so happy Andy is doing better. Looking forward to all things Camel!
smiley

Camel forever!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jan 13th, 2009, 7:29pm

on Jan 9th, 2009, 11:49am, dm wrote:
Hi Monster Mouse:
Very kind words. Yes, Andy's doing well and will be putting the final touches to the Farewell Tour DVD soon which is due out this spring. It's going to be a good one!!! cheesy

Dave


Good news indeed and cannot wait.. Hoping all the best for Andy and the future.. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Jan 18th, 2009, 06:17am

Having a Camel Fest here this morning grin
Watching the Belo Horizonte, Brazil 2001 show, and also listened to Nude in Hammersmith 27th Feb 1981 and Salon 21, Mexico City 7//2001, all of which are off to a friend in Mexico, who went to the Salon 21 gig cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 18th, 2009, 12:22pm

Camel Fest sounds great Mal! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jan 18th, 2009, 3:17pm

on Jan 18th, 2009, 06:17am, Mal wrote:
Having a Camel Fest here this morning grin
Watching the Belo Horizonte, Brazil 2001 show, and also listened to Nude in Hammersmith 27th Feb 1981 and Salon 21, Mexico City 7//2001, all of which are off to a friend in Mexico, who went to the Salon 21 gig cool


Played Rajaz this week to get that desert feeling specially when I'm surviving -30's in extreme cold conditions.... Let the summer arrive early... smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by camelogue on Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:30am

Hi folks, just to let you know there are some cracking remasters of classic early camel bootlegs over at dimeadozen.org by the Hogweeds guy. And hey isn't it nice being able to type "bootleg" without getting banned wink
Alison x

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:59am

on Jan 23rd, 2009, 08:30am, camelogue wrote:
Hi folks, just to let you know there are some cracking remasters of classic early camel bootlegs over at dimeadozen.org by the Hogweeds guy. And hey isn't it nice being able to type "bootleg" without getting banned wink
Alison x


Hi Alison, welcome aboard cheesy
Yep, plenty more freedom of expression here wink
I've never got my head around these download sites, as I much prefer to trade the old fashioned way, with discs in jiffy bags, remember them? laugh
Having said that, if you or anyone else have these shows on disc and would like to trade, please give me a shout as I have a fair few nice Camel shows and footage, along with plenty of other bands too , and am always up for a trade cool

Hope you stick around, it's a great site here smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jan 27th, 2009, 7:14pm

After almost a year now trying to get the latest T-Shirt from CP ... Their last Newsletter had some hope with revised T-Shirt orders... Finally got my Moondances T-Shirt today which I ordered 2, to keep the washing going. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 28th, 2009, 10:11am

on Jan 27th, 2009, 7:14pm, noni wrote:
After almost a year now trying to get the latest T-Shirt from CP ... Their last Newsletter had some hope with revised T-Shirt orders... Finally got my Moondances T-Shirt today which I ordered 2, to keep the washing going. smiley


That's great Noni. Cool t-shirt isn't it?! cool smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Jan 28th, 2009, 2:16pm

Found this on Roadkill


Anyone got a further update?


21/01/2009 - Camel -Three Expanded Remasters


Three hugely expanded Camel remasters are on their way from Universal. Rain Dances is a single CD for £8.99, 'Moonmadness' and 'The Snow Goose' are 2 CD sets for £14.99 each.



If these price drop the lowest published price will be charged.



1) 'Rain Dances' £8.99 Bonus tracks include tracks from BBC's 'Sight & Sound' In Concert

Track Listing:
1. First Light
2. Metrognome
3. Tell Me
4. Highways Of The Sun
5. Unevensong
6. One Of These Days I'll Get An Early Night
7. Elke
8. Skylines
9. Rain Dances
10. Highways Of The Sun Single Version
11. First Light BBC "Sight & Sound" In Concert
12. Metrognome BBC "Sight & Sound" In Concert
13. Unevensong BBC "Sight & Sound" In Concert
14. Skylines BBC "Sight & Sound" In Concert
15. Highways Of The Sun BBC "Sight & Sound" In Concert
16. One Of These Days I'll Get An Early Night BBC "Sight & Sound" In Concert
(Universal)



2) 'Moonmadness' (2 CD for £14.99) Bonus tracks include 10 tracks recorded Live At The Hammersmith Odeon

Disc 1
1. Aristillus Instrumental Version
2. Song Within A Song
3. Chord Change Instrumental Version
4. Spirit Of The Water
5. Another Night Album Version
6. Air Born
7. Lunar Sea Instrumental Studio Version
8. Another Night Single Version
9. Spirit Of The Water Demo Version
10. Lunar Sea Live At The Hammersmith Odeon

Disc 2
1. Song Within A Song Live At The Hammersmith Odeon
2. Rhayader Live At Hammersmith Odeon
3. Rhayader Goes To Town Live At Hammersmith Odeon
4. Air Born Live At Hammersmith Odeon
5. Chord Change Live At Hammersmith Odeon
6. The White Rider Live At Hammersmith Odeon
7. Preparation/Dunkirk Live At The Hammersmith Odeon
8. Another Night Live At Hammersmith Odeon
9. Lady Fantasy Live At Hammersmith Odeon



3) 'The Snow Goose' (2 CD £14.99) Bonus tracks include instrumental versions and a BBC Radio One In Concert' show plus material from the 'Old Grey Whistle Test'.





Disc 1
1. The Great Marsh Instrumental Album Version
2. Rhayader Instrumental Album Version
3. Rhayader Goes To Town Instrumental Album Version
4. Sanctuary Instrumental Album Version
5. Fritha Instrumental Album Version
6. The Snow Goose Instrumental Album Version
7. Friendship Instrumental Album Version
8. Migration Instrumental Album Version
9. Rhayader Alone Instrumental Album Version
10. Flight Of The Snow Goose Instrumental Album Version
11. Preparation Instrumental Album Version
12. Dunkirk Instrumental Album Version
13. Epitaph Instrumental Album Version
14 Fritha Alone Instrumental Album Version
15. La Princesse Perdue Instrumental Album Version
16. The Great Marsh Instrumental Reprise Version
17. Flight Of The Snow Goose Instrumental Single Edit
18. Rhayader Instrumental Single Edit
19. The Snow Goose/Freefall "Live At The Marquee" Instrumental Version

Disc 2
1. Rhayader Goes To Town BBC Radio One "In Concert"
2. Sanctuary BBC Radio One "In Concert"
3. The Snow Goose BBC Radio One "In Concert"
4. Migration BBC Radio One "In Concert"
5. Rhayader Alone BBC Radio One "In Concert"
6. Flight Of The Snow Goose BBC Radio One "In Concert"
7. Preparation BBC Radio One "In Concert"
8. Dunkirk BBC Radio One "In Concert"
9. Epitaph BBC Radio One "In Concert"
10. La Princesse Perdue BBC Radio One "In Concert"
11. The Great Marsh BBC Radio One "In Concert"
12. Selections from The Snow Goose BBC TV "Old Grey Whistle Test"








Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Jan 28th, 2009, 3:49pm

I'd do just about anything to get a remastered version pf Rain Dances. Finally. That being said, I think the bonus features of The Snow Goose and Moonmadness seems just the same as I already have. Probably skip them. But I'd like to get the Rain Dances CD.

What would be cool is to have remastered versions of Breathless, I Can See Your House From Here, Nude and The Single Factor. That would be nice, Universal. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jan 28th, 2009, 8:42pm

on Jan 28th, 2009, 10:11am, Squigelyfox wrote:
That's great Noni. Cool t-shirt isn't it?! cool smiley


I love the art work on the DVD and T-Shirt. cheesy

Can't wait for the new DVD release from the last tour. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 30th, 2009, 12:37pm

on Jan 28th, 2009, 8:42pm, noni wrote:
I love the art work on the DVD and T-Shirt. cheesy

Can't wait for the new DVD release from the last tour. wink


Yes, I'm really looking forward to that DVD . Brilliant to know that Andy is working on it too! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Feb 5th, 2009, 7:20pm

on Jan 30th, 2009, 12:37pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Yes, I'm really looking forward to that DVD . Brilliant to know that Andy is working on it too! smiley


Me too...


Lets hope 2009 is very positive for Andy Latimer. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 6th, 2009, 10:10am

on Feb 5th, 2009, 7:20pm, noni wrote:
Me too...


Lets hope 2009 is very positive for Andy Latimer. smiley


Yes, well said Noni. smiley Positive vibes always to Andy. kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Feb 6th, 2009, 4:27pm

Belated Happy New Year folks.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 7th, 2009, 05:17am

on Feb 6th, 2009, 4:27pm, Peter Beasley wrote:
Belated Happy New Year folks.


Happy New year Peter - been a wee while since we heard from you. Hope you are well and will contribute to the many good threads on this forum.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 7th, 2009, 10:39am

Happy new year Peter! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Feb 15th, 2009, 4:39pm

Played also today Rajaz and Raindances... cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Feb 20th, 2009, 04:52am

Bit of a Camel day today - playing most of the goodies while wearing my Moondances shirt smiley Could it possibly be better? Yes - with that new upcoming DVD in my hands. winkAmazing band!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Feb 20th, 2009, 10:45am

BTW Camelites...the Camel Article for "Record Collector" magazine that I've been working on with Editor Tim Jones should be available in the May issue and is due out in early April to coincide with the three Decca re-issues.

Watch this space...


grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Feb 20th, 2009, 4:02pm

Hi all .. smiley... shouldn't be long for the DVD now !

Apart from most of the 'A Nod and a Wink' album does anyone know what other songs were recorded on the night?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Feb 20th, 2009, 5:33pm

on Feb 20th, 2009, 4:02pm, Eggle wrote:
Hi all .. smiley... shouldn't be long for the DVD now !

Apart from most of the 'A Nod and a Wink' album does anyone know what other songs were recorded on the night?


I dont know about any specific songs, but I did read in some interview with Colin that they did an improvisation-piece, long and just a jam really. If I remember well the 'project title' was 'Spiders'. Sad to say, I don't remember the source.... It was more than a while ago that I read it, but I remember liking it! smiley Camel!!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Feb 20th, 2009, 5:35pm

Hey!! Let's keep this thread alive, like it was on The Rajaz Forum smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Feb 21st, 2009, 04:06am

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Feb 21st, 2009, 04:22am

Been a Camel morning here in sunny Godalming! Bit of Snow Goose, then I Can See Your House From Here and now Pressure Points !!! Happy days !!! grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by camelogue on Feb 21st, 2009, 05:33am

on Feb 21st, 2009, 04:22am, MonsterMouse wrote:
Been a Camel morning here in sunny Godalming! Bit of Snow Goose, then I Can See Your House From Here and now Pressure Points !!! Happy days !!! grin

Hey MonsterMouse, having fun just down the road in Horsham: rain dances & stationary traveller wafting elegantly through the sunlight.

Read somewhere that those universal "expanded remasters" (snowgoose/moonmadness/raindances) are due out in March.
Bonus material looking good: there are songs from the bbc 75 concert and hammersmith 76 we don't yet have. Plus the 76 and BBC 77 will presumably be in gorgeous stereo, while moondances soundtrack is only mono.

Love live camel, seems to me we could use a tribute band here to celebrate our local heroes smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Feb 21st, 2009, 06:56am

on Feb 21st, 2009, 05:33am, camelogue wrote:
Hey MonsterMouse, having fun just down the road in Horsham: rain dances & stationary traveller wafting elegantly through the sunlight.

Read somewhere that those universal "expanded remasters" (snowgoose/moonmadness/raindances) are due out in March.
Bonus material looking good: there are songs from the bbc 75 concert and hammersmith 76 we don't yet have. Plus the 76 and BBC 77 will presumably be in gorgeous stereo, while moondances soundtrack is only mono.

Love live camel, seems to me we could use a tribute band here to celebrate our local heroes smiley


Horsham eh? Practically my neighbour ! grin Used to live there in fact ...... Denne Park - stunning part of Horsham, loved it very much!

Hmmm - a Camel tribute band ...... sounds good to me ! I'd go see ! grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Feb 21st, 2009, 08:06am

on Feb 21st, 2009, 05:33am, camelogue wrote:
Hey MonsterMouse, having fun just down the road in Horsham: rain dances & stationary traveller wafting elegantly through the sunlight.

Read somewhere that those universal "expanded remasters" (snowgoose/moonmadness/raindances) are due out in March.
Bonus material looking good: there are songs from the bbc 75 concert and hammersmith 76 we don't yet have. Plus the 76 and BBC 77 will presumably be in gorgeous stereo, while moondances soundtrack is only mono.

Love live camel, seems to me we could use a tribute band here to celebrate our local heroes smiley


How about calling it...Camel's Brewhuh

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Feb 21st, 2009, 09:11am

on Feb 21st, 2009, 08:06am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
How about calling it...Camel's Brewhuh

wink


I was thinking maybe Dromedary wink laugh laugh laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 21st, 2009, 10:19am

on Feb 20th, 2009, 4:02pm, Eggle wrote:
Hi all .. smiley... shouldn't be long for the DVD now !

Apart from most of the 'A Nod and a Wink' album does anyone know what other songs were recorded on the night?


Not much of ANAAW was played on the tour as I remember. Only 'Fox hill' and 'For Today' , unless any more was played at that gig. Read somewhere that they played 'Stationary traveller' though. I hope that one makes the DVD.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Feb 21st, 2009, 11:31am

on Feb 7th, 2009, 05:17am, NedFlanders wrote:
Happy New year Peter - been a wee while since we heard from you. Hope you are well and will contribute to the many good threads on this forum.


Thanks Ned. I'm very busy with major house renovation at the moment amongst other things. Hopefully will find time to contribute soon.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Feb 21st, 2009, 2:13pm

on Feb 20th, 2009, 4:02pm, Eggle wrote:

Apart from most of the 'A Nod and a Wink' album does anyone know what other songs were recorded on the night?


Here's a couple of setlists from the last tour smiley

2003 - ROTTERDAM, NIGHTTOWN Date: October 19, 2003
Disc 1
01. Lady Fantasy (15:12)
02. Unevensong (7:45)
03. Hymn to her (6:34)
04. Echoes (9:38)
05. Drafted (4:54)
06. Rhayader / Rhayader goes to Town (9:22)
07. Another Night (6:55)

Disc 2
01. Ice (11:24)
02. Spirit of the Water / Fox Hill (14:46)
03. Arubaluba (8:56)
04. Mother Road (6:54)
05. For Today (10:50)
06. Band Intro. (4:54)
07. Never Let Go (12:36)

Date: June 30, 2003
Place: The Birchmere, Alexandria, Virginia


Disc 1
01. Lady Fantasy
03. Unevensong
04. Hymn to Her
05. Echoes
06. Slow Yourself Down
07. Rhayader
08. Rhayader Goes to Town
09. Lunar Sea
10. Another Night
Disc 2
01. Ice
02. Spirit of the Water
03. Fox Hill
04. Mother Road
05. For Today
06. Arubaluba
07. Never Let Go

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Feb 21st, 2009, 2:46pm

Thanks Mal ..... I've done a bit of googling and come up with this set list which is pretty close to what you posted ... but also includes 'Stationary Traveller' like you said Squigs.
This is the show (I think) that was recorded... but I didn't realise it was the very first show ... very brave of them to record that one! ...... some cracking songs in there!


The Catalyst (Preview Performance) Santa Cruz, Ca.
Set List
The following songs were played in the special Preview performance, held on June 26th:
First Set
• Lady Fantasy
• Unevensong
• Hymn To Her
• Echoes
• Stationary Traveller
• Drafted
• Rhayader / Rhayader Goes To Town
• Lunar Sea
• Another Night
• Ice
• Spirit of the Water
• Slow Yourself Down
• Fox Hill
• Mother Road
• For Today
First Encore
• Never Let Go
Second Encore (Dedicated to Pete Bardens)
• Homage to the Gods of Light

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Feb 22nd, 2009, 04:25am

Starting the day with Dust and Dreams. cool

Just fabulous. Surely one of Camel's finest albums. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Feb 22nd, 2009, 05:21am

Now playing Harbout Of Tears cool

OMG these two albums are near perfect!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 22nd, 2009, 05:26am

Yes, 2 of my fav Camel albums - very similar in symphonic and concept style. Would love Andy to do another similar style album.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Feb 22nd, 2009, 07:38am

Nice to see some Camel albums played... grin

I play at least one or two albums a month, maybe more...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 22nd, 2009, 09:05am

Thanks for the set lists Mal and Eggle. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Feb 22nd, 2009, 2:05pm

Anyone here going to get the Asher Quinn remaster of Open Secret ?
Great lead guitar from Andy on Soldier of Love !!!

http://www.anthonyphillips.co.uk/news/osecret09.htm
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Feb 22nd, 2009, 2:31pm

on Feb 22nd, 2009, 2:05pm, MonsterMouse wrote:
Anyone here going to get the Asher Quinn remaster of Open Secret ?
Great lead guitar from Andy on Soldier of Love !!!

http://www.anthonyphillips.co.uk/news/osecret09.htm


Thanks for the link MonsterMouse grin... Ned told me about this album ages ago and nice that it will be re-released.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 23rd, 2009, 10:09am

on Feb 22nd, 2009, 2:05pm, MonsterMouse wrote:
Anyone here going to get the Asher Quinn remaster of Open Secret ?
Great lead guitar from Andy on Soldier of Love !!!

http://www.anthonyphillips.co.uk/news/osecret09.htm


Yes, I'm getting that. Lovely album and beautiful solo from Andy on the title track. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 23rd, 2009, 10:15am

Love the way Andy is described as a "Rock Legend" on the Asher Quinn album. And so he is! smiley kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Feb 23rd, 2009, 12:27pm

User Image

Guitarist Andy Latimer of the band Camel during the Open Secret sessions
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 24th, 2009, 12:24pm

Nice one! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Feb 24th, 2009, 3:30pm

I will definately buy this album very soon, just the fact Andy appears on it, is worth it and from the clips sounds very good. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Feb 24th, 2009, 4:04pm

on Feb 24th, 2009, 3:30pm, noni wrote:
I will definately buy this album very soon, just the fact Andy appears on it, is worth it and from the clips sounds very good. smiley


I love the sound clips too - Ant, Andy and Asher ...... sounds like an A list album to me !!! wink laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Feb 24th, 2009, 4:21pm

on Feb 24th, 2009, 4:04pm, MonsterMouse wrote:
I love the sound clips too - Ant, Andy and Asher ...... sounds like an A list album to me !!! wink laugh



Are you buying this then? smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Feb 24th, 2009, 4:25pm

on Feb 24th, 2009, 4:21pm, noni wrote:
Are you buying this then? smiley
It's on order !!! grin

I mean .... it would be rude not to eh? wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Feb 24th, 2009, 4:29pm

on Feb 24th, 2009, 4:25pm, MonsterMouse wrote:
It's on order !!! grin

I mean .... it would be rude not to eh? wink


Yes, I agree.. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 24th, 2009, 5:44pm

I have had this on CD for around 15 years now. I think this is my favourite album of Dennis Quinn's (now known as Asha). Beautiful melodies and Andy shines on two tracks. Worth having as its an album which is new age in style but of the very best in its field with a hint of mellow rock.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 1st, 2009, 09:34am

Played lots of Camel yesterday driving there and back to Ottawa.. Total 10 hour drive..

Camel
Harbour of Tears
Breathless
Nude
Gods of Light
cool
grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Mar 3rd, 2009, 06:38am

On the strength of the recommendations, and the sample clip, I have just placed an order. Cheers !
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 6th, 2009, 12:28pm

on Mar 3rd, 2009, 06:38am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
On the strength of the recommendations, and the sample clip, I have just placed an order. Cheers !


Hope you like it. I think you will! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Narnialady on Mar 6th, 2009, 5:10pm

Listening to Stationary Traveller grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Mar 10th, 2009, 1:25pm

Hi fellow Camel fans!

While searching the web for some Camel stuff, I found this page the other day. Quite a bit to read, but pretty interesting. Enjoy!

http://www.camellive.com/
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Mar 10th, 2009, 5:57pm

on Mar 10th, 2009, 1:25pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Hi fellow Camel fans!

While searching the web for some Camel stuff, I found this page the other day. Quite a bit to read, but pretty interesting. Enjoy!

http://www.camellive.com/



What a great site......

....i went straight to the videos and played "Ice"

OMG the emotion that is Camel cool

Thanks for the link cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 11th, 2009, 1:06pm

Thanks for that Sahara. Very interesting! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 11th, 2009, 7:47pm

on Mar 10th, 2009, 1:25pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Hi fellow Camel fans!

While searching the web for some Camel stuff, I found this page the other day. Quite a bit to read, but pretty interesting. Enjoy!

http://www.camellive.com/


Great link, thanks Sahara_sunset smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AFlower on Mar 11th, 2009, 7:48pm

on Mar 10th, 2009, 5:57pm, demolition man wrote:
What a great site......

....i went straight to the videos and played "Ice"

OMG the emotion that is Camel cool

Thanks for the link cool


Ha - that's exactly what I did Col .......straight to Ice grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Mar 11th, 2009, 8:41pm

I listened to "Harbour of Tears" in the car today.

I love this album and would say it's probabaly my fovourite of the 2nd phase of Camel (that started with Dust and Dreams).


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Paloma on Mar 12th, 2009, 09:36am

on Mar 10th, 2009, 5:57pm, demolition man wrote:
What a great site......

....i went straight to the videos and played "Ice"

OMG the emotion that is Camel cool



Yes Ice is really touching Col. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 14th, 2009, 2:18pm

on Mar 12th, 2009, 09:36am, Paloma wrote:
Yes Ice is really touching Col. smiley

One of my favourite tracks!... smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 14th, 2009, 4:16pm

A rather odd Poll. Camel vs ELP

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=56147&PN=2&RN=1
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Mar 17th, 2009, 05:58am

Remastered 'OpenSecret' from Asher Quinn arrived today .... just started spinning on the CD player .......
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 25th, 2009, 10:33am

Listened to 'The Snow Goose' recently. Beautiful! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 25th, 2009, 10:39am

It was a Nod and a Wink for me this past weekend cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 25th, 2009, 10:53am

on Mar 25th, 2009, 10:39am, CountingOutTime wrote:
It was a Nod and a Wink for me this past weekend cool


Excellent choice there COT! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Mar 31st, 2009, 06:16am

Hi folks!

Just to let you know that the Record Collector Magazine (Issue 362) - May 2009 - features Camel.

Central to this edition will be an article for which I provided input (and in places wrote!).

Further updates available at: http://www.recordcollectormag.com/

Issue available soon!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 31st, 2009, 09:56am

Cool! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Mar 31st, 2009, 10:58am

Should be in the shops during early April!!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 31st, 2009, 7:00pm

on Mar 31st, 2009, 10:58am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Should be in the shops during early April!!

grin


You must of done a fine job. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Apr 1st, 2009, 02:15am

I'll let you be the judge mate!

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Apr 1st, 2009, 5:36pm

Great news Shane! Looking forward bying the mag! smiley

I see that the 'DeLuxe versions' of Snow Goose and Moonmadness are out now, together with the remastered version of Rain Dances from Universal. I'm about to get these. Am I alone? smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Apr 2nd, 2009, 03:22am

I've flicked through some Record Collector mags in my time, but I don't think I've ever purchased one.

This'll be a first! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by camelogue on Apr 2nd, 2009, 09:03am

Have the snowgoose/moonmadness/raindances remasters here now. I was particularly interested in the live bonus tracks and have a few thoughts to share.

snowgoose:

BBC In Concert 1975
Performance is OK, recording a bit muddy in places. Nice to hear a good quality live version without strings. Sound is much better than on the "Gods of Light" release and at last this features all the songs performed including "Migration" and "Rhayader Alone" which were editout out from the BBC transcript in order to accommodate the 30 min program limitation. Only airing of that segment was the original BBC In Concert broadcast introduced by Bob Harris whispering on about how snowgoose was his favourite Paul Galico book.

Old Grey Whistle Test 1975
No different really to ripping the Footage DVD, the sound is mono. Seems odd to me that Decca did not need Andrew's permission to include the BBC stuff - Camel's copyright claim would be at least as strong as Universal's.

Moonmadness:

Hammersmith Odeon 1976
The jewel in the crown. At last the full show and in glorious stereo. Complete and remixed from the 24 track master originally recorded with a view to a live album. Sound on this one is very nice indeed, better than the mono moondances DVD and with almost an extra 30 mins. Better even than the bonus songs from the 2002 remasters, they made a nice job of remixing from 24 track. Particularly lovely to hear Air Born live in such great quality. No Mel Collins here of course but probably one of the best performances of the early European leg before going off to conquer the USA. My one gripe is that "Lunar Sea" is on CD1 and not remixed; would have been better to keep it in its proper order and remix from the 24 track

Raindances:

BBC Sight&Sound, Golders Green Hippodrome 1977
HUGE disappointment, they only have the MONO soundtrack and have omitted the non-raindances songs: Rhayader/Goes To Town, Lunar Sea, Never Let Go all of which were superb performances. Also missing is the couple of minutes of the title track that was segued from Lunar Sea (included on the TV show but ommitted from the Radio broadcast). I've heard better versions of these songs - don't throw away your Unevensongs bootleg! Although remastered, Raindances is a single CD and doesn't have the same delux gatefold packaging as snowgoose and moonmadness, hence the cheaper price I guess. What was needed was the complete stereo concert and a proper delux production. In fact I would probably want to return it but for the fact that the postage would cost me more than the 2.98 I paid for the CD, LOL. Oh well, roll on the next remaster in 2020 or whenever.

I have to say the remastered albums themselves sound pretty good too, but I'll need more time to compare with the 2002 remasters and originals to appreciate the differences. The live songs excited me most.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Apr 2nd, 2009, 10:26am

Just won a ticket stub from the 1975 Camel Royal Abert Hall (Snow Goose) concert to add to my Camel memorabilia collection...

Visit http://www.rajaz.co.uk/frameset.htm and then click on "Shane" to view my other items...the page is not complete as I have acquired some other items since this was set-up...

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on Apr 2nd, 2009, 11:15am

I´m sure you have wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 2nd, 2009, 11:59am

on Apr 2nd, 2009, 10:26am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Just won a ticket stub from the 1975 Camel Royal Abert Hall (Snow Goose) concert to add to my Camel memorabilia collection...


Ah that brings back some lovely memories for me. Still got my ticket too! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 2nd, 2009, 12:07pm

Re the Camel remasters, not sure what I will do. Surprised 'The Snow Goose' and 'Moonmadness' being given this treatment again, when others haven't been done.

From camelogue's thoughts on the albums, the idea of hearing a live recording of 'Air Born' excites me the most.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 3rd, 2009, 09:56am

on Apr 1st, 2009, 5:36pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Great news Shane! Looking forward bying the mag! smiley

I see that the 'DeLuxe versions' of Snow Goose and Moonmadness are out now, together with the remastered version of Rain Dances from Universal. I'm about to get these. Am I alone? smiley


On reflection, think I'll get the deluxe 'Moonmadness'. Worth it for the 76 show. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Apr 3rd, 2009, 12:12pm

on Apr 3rd, 2009, 09:56am, Squigelyfox wrote:
On reflection, think I'll get the deluxe 'Moonmadness'. Worth it for the 76 show. smiley


Have you no willpower Squigs? grin wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 3rd, 2009, 12:26pm

on Apr 3rd, 2009, 12:12pm, demolition man wrote:
Have you no willpower Squigs? grin wink


Yes. I can resist everything except temptation! wink cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Apr 3rd, 2009, 6:40pm

A DVD must be on the cards and hope Andy is doing well smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Apr 4th, 2009, 2:56pm

Played some Camel over the last couple of days, and now I think I'll try to put the ones I've got in some kind of order, so, here's how I rate them:

1. SnowGoose
2. Moonmadness
3. Dust And Dreams
4. Mirage
5. Nod And A Wink
6. Harbour Of Tears

I like all of them, and the order will undoubtedly change round a few more times yet, but I suspect SnowGoose will remain my number one for some time. cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Apr 5th, 2009, 08:29am

I'm surprised not to see Rajaz on your list... rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Apr 5th, 2009, 08:57am

on Apr 5th, 2009, 08:29am, FatOnes wrote:
I'm surprised not to see Rajaz on your list... rolleyes


One of my favourite Camel cd's grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Apr 5th, 2009, 2:19pm

on Apr 5th, 2009, 08:29am, FatOnes wrote:
I'm surprised not to see Rajaz on your list... rolleyes


Well, as I said, I've put the ones I have in order, but I can't judge the ones I don't have! grin

I have heard good things about Rajaz though, so one day... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Apr 5th, 2009, 4:20pm

on Apr 5th, 2009, 2:19pm, Chessman wrote:
Well, as I said, I've put the ones I have in order, but I can't judge the ones I don't have! grin

I have heard good things about Rajaz though, so one day... wink


It's a great album and my favourite, but saying that, they are all good. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 6th, 2009, 09:52am

on Apr 5th, 2009, 2:19pm, Chessman wrote:
Well, as I said, I've put the ones I have in order, but I can't judge the ones I don't have! grin

I have heard good things about Rajaz though, so one day... wink


Rajaz is amazing! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on Apr 6th, 2009, 1:56pm

on Apr 6th, 2009, 09:52am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Rajaz is amazing! smiley


Your so right cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Apr 6th, 2009, 6:19pm

on Apr 6th, 2009, 1:56pm, adap wrote:
Your so right cool


cool cool
grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Apr 7th, 2009, 12:04pm

Rajaz, Nude, Harbour of Tears and Dust and Dreams = My favourite Camel albums!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Apr 8th, 2009, 4:09pm

Ok Camel fans, be honest now: how would you rate Camel's debut album? Is it worth having? Of course, I'm sure most fans will say yes, but how different is it to the albums that followed it? Does it retain that distinctive Camel sound?
I'm contemplating getting it, but would appreciate a few comments on it first, seeing as I can't download snippets or watch youtube on this old computer.

Cheers folks. smiley

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Apr 8th, 2009, 4:14pm

on Apr 8th, 2009, 4:09pm, Chessman wrote:
Ok Camel fans, be honest now: how would you rate Camel's debut album? Is it worth having? Of course, I'm sure most fans will say yes, but how different is it to the albums that followed it? Does it retain that distinctive Camel sound?
I'm contemplating getting it, but would appreciate a few comments on it first, seeing as I can't download snippets or watch youtube on this old computer.

Cheers folks. smiley


Carl, it's fantastic. Read for yourself the raving reviews http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=327

I'll PM you wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Apr 8th, 2009, 5:45pm

on Apr 8th, 2009, 4:09pm, Chessman wrote:
Ok Camel fans, be honest now: how would you rate Camel's debut album? Is it worth having? Of course, I'm sure most fans will say yes, but how different is it to the albums that followed it? Does it retain that distinctive Camel sound?
I'm contemplating getting it, but would appreciate a few comments on it first, seeing as I can't download snippets or watch youtube on this old computer.

Cheers folks. smiley


This album has a lot of energy from all the band members playing.. It is one hell of an album and one that gets played often each year like the rest... I would rate this 4/5 grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Apr 9th, 2009, 05:51am

My only criticism of their first outing is the quality of the production. Otherwise, this is essential for any Camel fan.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by nedflanders123 on Apr 9th, 2009, 10:16am

My least favourite Camel album and seldom played, I also seldom play the second album too. Snow Goose in 1975 and onwards saw Camel at their best.

I guess I am in the minority here rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 9th, 2009, 12:38pm

on Apr 9th, 2009, 10:16am, nedflanders123 wrote:
My least favourite Camel album and seldom played, I also seldom play the second album too. Snow Goose in 1975 and onwards saw Camel at their best.

I guess I am in the minority here rolleyes


I seldom play those 2 albums too. I think personally that Camel hadn't quite found their unique sound on the first album, but it does have it's outstanding moments. Especially 'Never let go'. Still a worthy addition to a Camel collection though. Gotta have 'em all really! I just love some of them more than others. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Witchwood on Apr 9th, 2009, 1:01pm

I find there is a real diversity among Camel fans in terms of listing favourites and least favourites.

There seems to be a general consensus that believes Moonmadness and Snow Goose are among the best albums and that The Single Factor is among the worst.

Beyond that, opinions vary widely - so it's really hard to predict whether someone will like a certain Camel album or not.

Personally, I like the first album better than the two releases that followed and better than most of the post-'80s albums so for me, I would say it's essential for any Camel collection.
But again, it seems no two fans are exactly alike.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Apr 9th, 2009, 5:20pm

To be honest, I too seldom play the first two albums. But I still find those albums very good! I guess I will always be a Camel fanboy and an Andy Latimer enthusiast.. I mean, I love THAT man's writing and his emotion and devotion. The first album's highlights for me is Six Ate (Early Latimer composition, fantastic - as always), Slow Yourself Down, Curiosity (Love the guitar solo!) and Arubaluba.

I still have a certain love for all the Camel albums, but a JOY for albums like Dust and Dreams, Harbour of Tears and Rajaz. Nod and A Wink is also great! These albums are really Andy Latimer!!!!

On another note, I really miss the input from Dave Minasian on here...Quite busy........................I hope.......
smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Apr 10th, 2009, 3:11pm

As FatOnes rightly pointed out, it's the poor production which spoils the first album.

Musically, it's a fine album, not dissimilar to the hard rock/prog noodlings of Mirage, but there's no flute.

The early Santana influence beloved of Bardens is apparent (especially on the 19 minute Homage to the God of Light bonus track) and there's a nod towards Focus in parts.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Apr 10th, 2009, 3:37pm

on Apr 9th, 2009, 5:20pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
To be honest, I too seldom play the first two albums. But I still find those albums very good! I guess I will always be a Camel fanboy and an Andy Latimer enthusiast.. I mean, I love THAT man's writing and his emotion and devotion. The first album's highlights for me is Six Ate (Early Latimer composition, fantastic - as always), Slow Yourself Down, Curiosity (Love the guitar solo!) and Arubaluba.

I still have a certain love for all the Camel albums, but a JOY for albums like Dust and Dreams, Harbour of Tears and Rajaz. Nod and A Wink is also great! These albums are really Andy Latimer!!!!

On another note, I really miss the input from Dave Minasian on here...Quite busy........................I hope.......
smiley


Hopefully David is busy with the DVD.. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Apr 10th, 2009, 3:38pm

To be honest, I've got to say that, overall, I prefer the earlier Camel albums, when they were more a band unit. The later stuff appears to be more like Andy Latimer with other musicians. Not knocking the later stuff of course, I think Latimer is a tremendous talent, not a great singer but a superb guitarist/flautist. Actually, I think I prefer his voice on the earlier albums too. I think I just miss Peter Bardens' input really.
All good stuff though. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Apr 11th, 2009, 01:40am

on Apr 10th, 2009, 3:37pm, noni wrote:
Hopefully David is busy with the DVD.. grin


Thanks Sahara/Noni - it feels nice to be missed. cheesy

I have indeed been quite busy, but not with Camel. The new DVD was originally supposed to be ready in time for a Christmas '08 release. I had completed my work on it before that and sent a rough copy off to CP for their review. Andy was so happy with the way it turned out, he decided he wanted to get involved and was now feeling well enough to do so. So what was originally going to be a good DVD was now going to be a great DVD! But it also meant it was going to be delayed a bit. The ball is now in Andy's court and we'll just have to be patient (me included). I've learned that patience is a prerequisite for being a Camel fan, but always worth it.

I'm so anxious for all of you to see this - it's gonna be that good!

Regarding the topic at hand, the first Camel album is my least favorite and the only one that doesn't get alot of play. That's not to say it's not a good album. I'm more partial to the lush melodic/symphonic side of Camel, which is why Nod and a Wink, Snow Goose, Dust & Dreams, Harbour of Tears, I Can See Your House, Nude, etc. are never far from my speakers. No one can write a better melody than Andy.

What's so great about Camel is that their music works on so many different levels and people of varying tastes can like different aspects of it. After having edited the videos for some of those early tracks like Arubaluba, etc. for CV and Footage and hearing them over and over, I have a real respect for the musicianship and artistry of the first album. But for me, and it's just my taste, it doesn't have that goosebump inducing quality that I get from the soaring melodies featured on all the other albums in their catalogue.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 11th, 2009, 03:49am

As the man says in the Honda advert "I couldn't have put it any better myself"

Nice to see you back with us Mr DM cheesy Hope you are chillin to the sounds from Western Europe.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Apr 11th, 2009, 05:46am

So how many of you have seen Camel?

These are the concerts that I saw:

1979 - October 11th - Hammersmith Odeon
1979 - October 12th - Hammersmith Odeon
1980 - February 8th - The Venue, Victoria (Peter Bardens solo)
1980 - August 5th - Fulham Greyhound (Peter Bardens solo)
1981- February 23rd - Bristol Colston Hall
1981 - February 27th - Hammersmith Odeon
1981 - April 2nd - Hammersmith Odeon
1982 - May 24th - Guildford Civic Hall
1982 - June 3rd - Hammersmith Odeon
1982 - June 4th - Hammersmith Odeon
1984 - May 11th - Hammersmith Odeon
1997 - April 13th - The Astoria
2000 - October 4th - The Junction, Cambridge
2000 - October 6th - The Astoria
2003 - October 28th - The Astoria

I think the most memorable ones were the very first one (I was so excited but Hammy Odeon was only about 30% full!), then the Nude gigs in 1981 (which were magical), then the Harbour of Tears gig in 1997 (which was beautiful).

How about you guys?

Cheers

Nov



Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Apr 11th, 2009, 06:34am

Sadly, the one and only time was on the final show of the farewell tour.

Great night though and really glad I made it.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Apr 11th, 2009, 07:25am

Nude Tour 1981 UEA Norwich.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Apr 11th, 2009, 07:33am

Never seen them cry
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Post by NedFlanders on Apr 11th, 2009, 07:40am

Seen them on every tour since 1977, best? Well it would be between the Breathless tour in Germany 78 and the Coming of Age gig in Glasgow, in 1997 their penultimate final tour here. The last one was the Rajaz and that was a little disappointing as Andy was unwell and could barely sing plus that meant they had to cut out some of the Rajaz material.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Apr 11th, 2009, 08:27am

on Apr 11th, 2009, 06:34am, Merlin wrote:
Sadly, the one and only time was on the final show of the farewell tour.

Great night though and really glad I made it.


The same for me to. Only saw them in Sheffield with my brother.. I had goosebumps through out, it was a shame I never saw them before... cry

Thanks for the news DM regarding Camel, something to look forward to.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Apr 11th, 2009, 09:01am

I'm currently listening to the official bootleg CD from the "nude" concert on April 2nd, 1981at Hammersmith Odeon.

I find it quite emotional realy coz those 'nude' gigs were truly brilliant and at this time I loved Camel as much as Genesis. I cannot believe that this is nearly 30 years ago! That album and tour were a real return to form and their earlier show in February (at Hammersmith) sold out so they added the April gig which also sold out.

Happy days.......





Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 11th, 2009, 12:00pm

on Apr 10th, 2009, 3:38pm, Chessman wrote:
To be honest, I've got to say that, overall, I prefer the earlier Camel albums, when they were more a band unit. The later stuff appears to be more like Andy Latimer with other musicians. Not knocking the later stuff of course, I think Latimer is a tremendous talent, not a great singer but a superb guitarist/flautist. Actually, I think I prefer his voice on the earlier albums too. I think I just miss Peter Bardens' input really.
All good stuff though. wink


Andy's voice has changed over the years, but I've always loved his singing. He sings with such warmth. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 11th, 2009, 12:04pm

I've seen Camel 8 times, Nov. Between 1975 and 2003. All brilliant and memorable! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Apr 11th, 2009, 1:18pm

on Apr 11th, 2009, 12:04pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
I've seen Camel 8 times, Nov. Between 1975 and 2003. All brilliant and memorable! smiley

The most disappointing one for me was the very last one which was a bit of a shame.

The keyboard player at that show was using some really annoying sounds, especially in songs such as "Lady Fantasy".

I just remember walking out of that gig feeling very sad that it was the last Camel gig and also disappointed that I hadn't enjoyed it. Of course, Andrew was a bit below par as he was at the start of his illness but he played really well under the circumstances.


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Apr 11th, 2009, 1:19pm

By the way guys, Camel are doing rather well in the top 3 artists poll wink


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Apr 11th, 2009, 3:37pm

I thought they might be up there, or thereabouts. Well, good luck to them. It will be nice if we can see the top five or top three even, not dominated by the 'usual suspects'. smiley

I bet The Beatles have been mentioned once or twice too.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Apr 11th, 2009, 4:30pm

on Apr 11th, 2009, 3:37pm, Chessman wrote:
I thought they might be up there, or thereabouts. Well, good luck to them. It will be nice if we can see the top five or top three even, not dominated by the 'usual suspects'. smiley

Hmmm.......


Quote:
I bet The Beatles have been mentioned once or twice too.

Yes, but at the moment they're not in the top 5 shocked


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Apr 12th, 2009, 4:41pm

Big thanks to DM for the fantastic news! It really made my day here. Really longing for THAT DVD.............. smiley
Love the fact that Andy is feeling better! Also love the fact that Andy is so joyus over the production. Great!!

Yes,DM - Nonone can write melodies quite like Andy!! Being a musician myself, I think I know what I'm talking about. The man is really amazing! It was just that style of writing that made me a Camel fan in the first place. Andy's got a fantastic sense of melody! Not to mention feeling...

I've only seen Camel twice: Stockholm in 1984 and in London 2000. I can truly say I was blown away! I've never felt *THAT* kind emotion anywhere else.. Camel = My musical love!

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Apr 14th, 2009, 10:40am

The DVD must be ready soon surely ..... hope there's no technical problems .. undecided.. and that its just Andy adding his magic ... cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 14th, 2009, 11:34am

on Apr 14th, 2009, 10:40am, Eggle wrote:
The DVD must be ready soon surely ..... hope there's no technical problems .... undecided


If you read dm's earlier post Eggle, he explains that Andy is working on it himself now. Great that he wants to do that isn't it?! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 14th, 2009, 11:35am

on Apr 14th, 2009, 10:40am, Eggle wrote:
The DVD must be ready soon surely ..... hope there's no technical problems .. undecided.. and that its just Andy adding his magic ... cool


Indeed, sounds like Andy is adding his magic. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Apr 14th, 2009, 11:39am

... lovely jublee!!
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Post by demolition man on Apr 14th, 2009, 12:55pm

on Apr 14th, 2009, 11:39am, Eggle wrote:
... lovely jublee!!



good title for the dvd ? grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Apr 14th, 2009, 4:35pm

A good title for the dvd would be:

'Finally, you've got the hump!' laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Apr 14th, 2009, 5:04pm

BBC NEWS TODAY....

'First camel clone' born in Dubai

Scientists in Dubai say they have created the world's first cloned camel.

... I wonder if Shane had anything to do with this !!!!! shocked laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Apr 14th, 2009, 5:26pm

I have been listening to The Snowgoose today (again).
To think this album is in its 34 year and to still sound so fresh and wonderful .... is indeed magical. It still gets played regularly in my house and has done so since I first bought it on its first release in 1975 ...... I was only 2 at the time which is even more amazing !! ... rolleyes... smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Apr 14th, 2009, 7:04pm

I used to be twins.

My mum had a picture of me when I was 2....
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Post by Merlin on Apr 15th, 2009, 06:15am

on Apr 14th, 2009, 7:04pm, FatOnes wrote:
I used to be twins.

My mum had a picture of me when I was 2....


I must have been a triplet then laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 15th, 2009, 09:43am

on Apr 14th, 2009, 5:26pm, Eggle wrote:
I have been listening to The Snowgoose today (again).
To think this album is in its 34 year and to still sound so fresh and wonderful .... is indeed magical. It still gets played regularly in my house and has done so since I first bought it on its first release in 1975 ...... I was only 2 at the time which is even more amazing !! ... rolleyes... smiley


I was a similar age to you when I first heard 'The Snowgoose' too Eggle! cheesy

I know just what you mean about the magic of that album. Beautiful stuff! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by camelogue on Apr 15th, 2009, 11:06am

Must be going blind.

Thumbed through 362 in WH Smith several times, all I could find was a review of the Snowgoose remaster. What page Shane?


on Mar 31st, 2009, 06:16am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Hi folks!

Just to let you know that the Record Collector Magazine (Issue 362) - May 2009 - features Camel.

Central to this edition will be an article for which I provided input (and in places wrote!).

Further updates available at: http://www.recordcollectormag.com/

Issue available soon!

grin

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Apr 15th, 2009, 11:30am

on Apr 15th, 2009, 09:43am, Squigelyfox wrote:
I was a similar age to you when I first heard 'The Snowgoose' too Eggle! cheesy

I know just what you mean about the magic of that album. Beautiful stuff! smiley



It is a smashing album, but I tend to play the 'A Live Record' version. How many acts could cut something as good as that live?
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Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Apr 15th, 2009, 12:34pm

on Apr 15th, 2009, 11:06am, camelogue wrote:
Must be going blind.

Thumbed through 362 in WH Smith several times, all I could find was a review of the Snowgoose remaster. What page Shane?


You know as much as I do...

According to the Editor and the RCM web-site (http://www.recordcollectormag.com/) it's in for May.

I haven't been into town this week to have a squint through...I'll take a look over the week-end...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AtomHeartMother on Apr 16th, 2009, 03:50am

This issue of RC arrived last week and, unless the relevant pages have been removed or expertly glued together, there is no Camel article in it.
Hopefully next month.

Regards
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Apr 16th, 2009, 05:50am

OK folks...just received confirmation from the Editor of RCM...regretably, the Camel article got dropped at the last minute due to ads.

All being well, it should be in the June edition.

Fingers crossed!

cry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 16th, 2009, 09:55am

I got a copy of RC today and very disappointing it was. Hated the start of the review, very negative about no album coming out since Andy's illness, and not mentioning Camel's most recent album ' A Nod And A Wink '. What rubbish! angry Just what do they expect? A music - making robot perhaps! Don't journalist's have any sensitivity or positivity? sad Oh well, at least they like the old stuff.

Do you think they rattled my cage?! cheesy


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Apr 16th, 2009, 2:19pm

Think they broke in using welding torches Squigs grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Apr 17th, 2009, 07:00am

on Apr 16th, 2009, 09:55am, Squigelyfox wrote:
I got a copy of RC today and very disappointing it was. Hated the start of the review, very negative about no album coming out since Andy's illness, and not mentioning Camel's most recent album ' A Nod And A Wink '. What rubbish! angry Just what do they expect? A music - making robot perhaps! Don't journalist's have any sensitivity or positivity? sad Oh well, at least they like the old stuff.

Do you think they rattled my cage?! cheesy





.. shocked......blimey Squigs !!!! .. shocked ......... everyone duck !! shocked wink laugh

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 17th, 2009, 10:28am

on Apr 16th, 2009, 2:19pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Think they broke in using welding torches Squigs grin


That's a good one! grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 17th, 2009, 10:30am

on Apr 17th, 2009, 07:00am, Eggle wrote:
.. shocked......blimey Squigs !!!! .. shocked ......... everyone duck !! shocked wink laugh


Don't worry, you're safe! laugh In my nice warm den now. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 19th, 2009, 09:04am

Camel rule! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Apr 19th, 2009, 11:43am

on Apr 19th, 2009, 09:04am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Camel rule! smiley


I forgot about the Poll on this forum.. Good to see Camel win grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on Apr 20th, 2009, 11:39am

shocked you didn´t vote shocked
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 20th, 2009, 12:35pm

on Apr 20th, 2009, 11:39am, adap wrote:
shocked you didn´t vote shocked


shocked wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Apr 20th, 2009, 7:54pm

on Apr 20th, 2009, 11:39am, adap wrote:
shocked you didn´t vote shocked


Yes, I did... But forgot about the Poll.. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 21st, 2009, 09:42am

on Apr 20th, 2009, 7:54pm, noni wrote:
Yes, I did... But forgot about the Poll.. grin


Oh, that's alright then. wink cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 26th, 2009, 09:06am

Really enjoying deluxe edition of ' Moonmadness '. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 30th, 2009, 12:49pm

Think I'll watch a Camel DVD at the weekend. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Apr 30th, 2009, 1:06pm

on Apr 30th, 2009, 12:49pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Think I'll watch a Camel DVD at the weekend. smiley


Great idea Squigs, but why wait? cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Apr 30th, 2009, 8:48pm

on Apr 30th, 2009, 1:06pm, Mal wrote:
Great idea Squigs, but why wait? cheesy


I must admit only played a couple of albums this month from Camel, but are always on my top prioty list... cheesy

Looking forward to some very positve news very soon as I write,, as surely a DVD is on the way.. Fingers crossed for Andy Latimers health to full recovery smiley.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on May 1st, 2009, 12:49pm

Oh, I absolutely love the new 'DeLuxe' remasters... I ordered all three of them and they're great!!! Here's hoping for remasters of 'Breathless', 'I can see your House from Here', 'Nude' and 'The Single Factor'. Please, let it be reality!!!

I'm seriously longing for the new DVD, here's hoping that it'll be reality too! Sorry if I may sound harsch here, but it's only because I love the Camel so much and have waited so long.. Please, Andy.. Produce!!! I love your music SO much!! (If HE only read this..) In 2007 we were told that Andy had already written a fair deal of new Camel songs for an upcoming album - Here's hoping that this will see the light of day eventually. I read somewhere on You Tube (Check the 'Ice' section) that Guy LeBlanc is in close contact with Andy. Generally happy that Andy is regaining his health! Here's hoping for some news from CP.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 2nd, 2009, 10:00am

on Apr 30th, 2009, 1:06pm, Mal wrote:
Great idea Squigs, but why wait? cheesy


Because I should have the house to myself for a few hours! wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 2nd, 2009, 12:14pm

on Apr 30th, 2009, 8:48pm, noni wrote:
I must admit only played a couple of albums this month from Camel, but are always on my top prioty list... cheesy

Looking forward to some very positve news very soon as I write,, as surely a DVD is on the way.. Fingers crossed for Andy Latimers health to full recovery smiley.


Yeah Noni, there's always room for some Camel listening here too. Plenty to go at! smiley

Positive vibes always to Andy. smiley kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 4th, 2009, 12:08pm

Happy birthday to Colin Bass! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on May 4th, 2009, 12:12pm

on May 4th, 2009, 12:08pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Happy birthday to Colin Bass! smiley


Happy Birthday to Colin cool
He has an affinity with Polish Prog, so that makes him extra special of course! wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on May 4th, 2009, 4:49pm

happy birthday Colin cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on May 4th, 2009, 6:36pm

A happy birthday to Colin Bass.. One fine instrumentalist too grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on May 5th, 2009, 1:20pm

Feeling a bit low today so i am relaxing now to some Camel. cool
Not my favourite album certainly, but Rajaz has some wonderful moments with Sahara and Lawrence cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AtomHeartMother on May 5th, 2009, 1:33pm

The June edition of Record Collector was waiting for me when I got home tonight.
No Camel article. sad
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on May 5th, 2009, 5:12pm

on May 5th, 2009, 1:20pm, demolition man wrote:
Feeling a bit low today so i am relaxing now to some Camel. cool
Not my favourite album certainly, but Rajaz has some wonderful moments with Sahara and Lawrence cool


Hope you are feeling better Colin cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on May 6th, 2009, 02:51am

on May 5th, 2009, 1:33pm, AtomHeartMother wrote:
The June edition of Record Collector was waiting for me when I got home tonight.
No Camel article. sad


Really?

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... angry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on May 6th, 2009, 09:16am

I finally bought the Progressive Rock magazine here in Canada, almost blew me away in price, approx $30.00, Ouch!! shocked.... They had a couple of Camel re-masters as adverts, plus the centre pictures were full of Genesis album covers... Nice review on Pendragon though and good interview with Nick Barrett... grin

The Mag is approx 8 UK pounds, so fairly expensive.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 6th, 2009, 09:46am

on May 5th, 2009, 1:20pm, demolition man wrote:
Feeling a bit low today so i am relaxing now to some Camel. cool
Not my favourite album certainly, but Rajaz has some wonderful moments with Sahara and Lawrence cool


Hope you feel better soon. Camel music is a good tonic. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on May 6th, 2009, 1:27pm

thanks Squigs and Ned, feeling much better today kiss kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on May 6th, 2009, 3:24pm

on May 6th, 2009, 09:16am, noni wrote:
I finally bought the Progressive Rock magazine here in Canada, almost blew me away in price, approx $30.00, Ouch!! shocked.... They had a couple of Camel re-masters as adverts, plus the centre pictures were full of Genesis album covers... Nice review on Pendragon though and good interview with Nick Barrett... grin

The Mag is approx 8 UK pounds, so fairly expensive.


Dave, you just need someone to send the mag over to you so that you save money and time cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on May 6th, 2009, 6:44pm

on May 6th, 2009, 3:24pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Dave, you just need someone to send the mag over to you so that you save money and time cheesy


I agree, looking at the cd some nice tracks from bands I've never heard before.. As with the Mag, too much money for the Glossery. It is good though that Pendragon featured on the back cover. I assume you have the mag, Ned.. grin

I may get my Dad to send me the mag, over from UK. Good job it is every quarterly. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on May 7th, 2009, 04:24am

Happy to oblige David if your Dad refuses grin If he does sent it over please ensure he does not read it first - the vision of your Dad playing air guitar is rather disturbing hehe
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on May 7th, 2009, 04:53am

laugh laugh laugh laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 8th, 2009, 12:15pm

on May 6th, 2009, 02:51am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Really?

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... angry


I heard from a friend that the Camel article was mentioned as "Coming soon" in the latest RC. Just hope it's good when it does get printed.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on May 8th, 2009, 3:11pm

Hope the version I sent is the one that's used in the end...

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 11th, 2009, 09:54am

Listened to ' Rajaz ' last night. Amazing album! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on May 11th, 2009, 5:11pm

Thanks to Dave, (COT), I now have both Rajaz and the debut album, so, having played them quite a lot, here's how I currently rate all the Camel albums I have. (Currently being the operative word here. The order is bound to change continuously.)

1. Snowgoose
2. Moonmadness
3. Mirage
4. Camel
5. A Nod And A Wink
6. Rajaz
7. Dust And Dreams
8. Harbour Of Tears

smiley

As can be seen, although I like all the albums, I do prefer the early stuff overall. cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on May 12th, 2009, 02:04am

on May 11th, 2009, 5:11pm, Chessman wrote:
I do prefer the early stuff overall. cool


Doesn't matter, just as long as it's by Camel. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on May 12th, 2009, 10:13am

on May 11th, 2009, 5:11pm, Chessman wrote:
Thanks to Dave, (COT), I now have both Rajaz and the debut album, so, having played them quite a lot, here's how I currently rate all the Camel albums I have. (Currently being the operative word here. The order is bound to change continuously.)

1. Snowgoose
2. Moonmadness
3. Mirage
4. Camel
5. A Nod And A Wink
6. Rajaz
7. Dust And Dreams
8. Harbour Of Tears

smiley

As can be seen, although I like all the albums, I do prefer the early stuff overall. cool


It is good that you apperar to have most of everyone's favourite in your collection from 1 to 8 grin

The others which are not included which is worth concidering as some other Camel fans may differ in opinion.

1. Raindances
2. Stationary Traveller
3. I Can See Your House from Here ( includes everyones or most people favourite track ICE grin)
4. Nude
5.Breathless
6. Single Factor

Some of Camel's Live recordings are excellent also and worth checking out..

Both Breathless and Single Factor are concidered to be Camel least favourite and would tend to agree compared to the other albums... I do like these albums a lot, it is slightly different to the others and not really Camel as in their style. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on May 12th, 2009, 10:20am

I think that Noni brings up a good point, Carl. I love Raindances, and Nude is quite good as well. If you'd like, I can send those off to you wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on May 12th, 2009, 7:04pm

Stationary traveller is another great cd too grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 13th, 2009, 09:25am

on May 12th, 2009, 7:04pm, noni wrote:
Stationary traveller is another great cd too grin


I play that one quite a lot recently. Love ' Fingertips ' and 'Stationary Traveller ' especially. ST is such a beautiful instrumental with pan pipes and awesome guitar solo! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on May 14th, 2009, 5:07pm

my youngest boy loves the songs from stationary traveller as much as i do.
of course the title track is right up there with ice as the best of camel imo. cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on May 14th, 2009, 6:31pm

Enjoying Camel's masterpiece NUDE much these days smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on May 17th, 2009, 04:08am

I'm sure all Camel fans would want to join me in wishing Andrew Latimer a Very Happy 60th birthday today.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on May 17th, 2009, 06:29am

ABSOLUTELY!!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on May 17th, 2009, 06:47am

Oh...and by the way...I'm currently broadcasting on http://www.arfm.co.uk/

The Camel Special is being broadcast right now!!!

Tune in Camelites!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on May 17th, 2009, 08:04am

on May 17th, 2009, 04:08am, Peter Beasley wrote:
I'm sure all Camel fans would want to join me in wishing Andrew Latimer a Very Happy 60th birthday today.


Happy Birthday to Andrew Latimer grin... Let the candles keep burning to your future success.........
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 17th, 2009, 08:27am

A Very Happy Birthday to Andrew! smiley

Sending love and positive vibes his way. kiss kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on May 17th, 2009, 08:32am

BTW...Paul Baker will be playing a track from Andy Ward this afternoon...and may well also make a birthday dedication for Andy Latimer too!!

cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on May 17th, 2009, 08:56am

on May 17th, 2009, 08:04am, noni wrote:
Happy Birthday to Andrew Latimer grin... Let the candles keep burning to your future success.........


wel my best wishes towards Andy and Susan from me as well
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on May 17th, 2009, 6:30pm

Happy Birthday Andy!
Hope you've had a great one. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on May 18th, 2009, 12:36am

My very best (a little belated..) gratulations to Andy, a musical master! Sending love, strenght and positive vibes to you! Cheers! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 18th, 2009, 12:35pm

Listened to ' Rajaz ' on Andy's birthday. Not that I need an excuse! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on May 18th, 2009, 2:25pm

Been playing A Nod And A Wink a lot lately.
It's definitely my favourite of the modern Camel albums.
smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on May 19th, 2009, 07:25am

Colin Bass will be playing, singing and talking on http://lnk.ms/031dl today between 18.00 - 20.00 CET

(click on of the music players symbols upper right corner to start the live stream)
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on May 19th, 2009, 11:19am

THANKS ERIC cool cool cool cool cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on May 19th, 2009, 11:37am

now Cloak & Dagger man By Colin himself cool cool cool cool cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 22nd, 2009, 12:16pm

Sounds like it was good! Didn't get to hear it myself though.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 26th, 2009, 09:46am

Watched 'Camel Footage' DVD and listened to 'Stationary Traveller' at the weekend. Lovely stuff! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on May 27th, 2009, 05:38am

on May 26th, 2009, 09:46am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Watched 'Camel Footage' DVD and listened to 'Stationary Traveller' at the weekend. Lovely stuff! smiley


A great DVD and a great album! Played Nude, Rajaz and On the Road '81 yesterday. Brilliant stuff!

Btw, when was it we last had a newsletter from CP? It's been a while hasn't it?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 27th, 2009, 09:41am

I just checked Sahara, and it was Christmas.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on May 27th, 2009, 10:23am

on May 27th, 2009, 05:38am, Sahara_sunset wrote:
A great DVD and a great album! Played Nude, Rajaz and On the Road '81 yesterday. Brilliant stuff!

Btw, when was it we last had a newsletter from CP? It's been a while hasn't it?


The last newsletter was September in my mailbox.. It's been quite a long time now!... Let's hope evrything is OK... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 27th, 2009, 12:10pm

on May 27th, 2009, 10:23am, noni wrote:
The last newsletter was September in my mailbox.. It's been quite a long time now!... Let's hope evrything is OK... wink


There was one on 23rd. December, Noni. Posted on this topic by Ned on page 28. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on May 27th, 2009, 4:51pm

Played Rajaz a couple of times today, and now I think it's my favourite of the later era Camel albums, even though I said Nod And A Wink was last week!
(Next week it will all change again, I'm sure.) laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 28th, 2009, 09:49am

on May 27th, 2009, 4:51pm, Chessman wrote:
Played Rajaz a couple of times today, and now I think it's my favourite of the later era Camel albums, even though I said Nod And A Wink was last week!
(Next week it will all change again, I'm sure.) laugh


They're both brilliant! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on May 28th, 2009, 5:00pm

Well, I really long for some news of whatever kind.. I listen to alot of prog, but IMHO Camel is fairly alone in their sound and style.. Rajaz was (and is) my masterpiece right now and it's the one I listened to in the Millennium shift - and what a way to start the new Millennium! I tend to look forwards to anything new that's Camel!


Come on, Andrew's a fabolous guitarist! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 29th, 2009, 09:16am

Yep, Andrew sure is Sahara. He's truly special! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on May 29th, 2009, 09:17am

Played Dust & Dreams and The Snow Goose to-day - Pure bliss cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on May 30th, 2009, 11:21am

Watched CV today cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 30th, 2009, 11:45am

I watched some of 'Coming of Age' the other day, which was really brilliant! smiley


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on May 31st, 2009, 09:41am

Thanks to the kindness of COT, I now have two more Camel albums - Raindances and Nude.
Wasn't expecting great things from either of them, to be honest, having read many mixed reviews of them but I was pleasantly surprised by Nude. Some nice touches on it and highly listenable.
Raindances I remember seeing when it first came out, but as I had heard very little Camel back in those days, I always resisted the temptation to buy it. Wish I had now, as I think it's superb!
Imo, it's in no way inferior to the 'classic' four albums before it. Very impressed indeed with it. Of course, the fact Pete Bardens was still with the band in those days is probably a big factor. I think his contributions were integral to the classic Camel sound.
Once I've got to know both of them better, I'll try to revise my Camel list. rolleyes

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on May 31st, 2009, 6:49pm

on May 31st, 2009, 09:41am, Chessman wrote:
Thanks to the kindness of COT, I now have two more Camel albums - Raindances and Nude.
Wasn't expecting great things from either of them, to be honest, having read many mixed reviews of them but I was pleasantly surprised by Nude. Some nice touches on it and highly listenable.
Raindances I remember seeing when it first came out, but as I had heard very little Camel back in those days, I always resisted the temptation to buy it. Wish I had now, as I think it's superb!
Imo, it's in no way inferior to the 'classic' four albums before it. Very impressed indeed with it. Of course, the fact Pete Bardens was still with the band in those days is probably a big factor. I think his contributions were integral to the classic Camel sound.
Once I've got to know both of them better, I'll try to revise my Camel list. rolleyes

grin


I hope so, they are a great band.. grin...Plus Andy Latimer IMHO is one of the best guitarist around and is far better than most that get higher praise in the public genre..
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Jun 1st, 2009, 4:35pm

Been playing 'Raindances' again today. Very good indeed.
Talking of Andy Latimer, I tend to think, after listening to the later Camel albums, he is sounding more and more like Steve Hackett vocally these days. There are definite similarities at times, especially on an album like 'Dust And Dreams'.
His playing has the Hackett ring to it at times too.
It would be great if Andy and Steve teamed up for an album. Done correctly it could be magnificent. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AtomHeartMother on Jun 3rd, 2009, 5:31pm

The July edition of Record Collector was waiting for me when I got home tonight. There is no Camel article.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jun 3rd, 2009, 8:16pm

on Jun 3rd, 2009, 5:31pm, AtomHeartMother wrote:
The July edition of Record Collector was waiting for me when I got home tonight. There is no Camel article.


What a shame!! sad
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jun 4th, 2009, 03:35am

Yeah...I saw this over the weekend...its obviously slipped back yet again...

cry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jun 4th, 2009, 03:45am

Just heard from RC Magazine...they will try to include the Camel article in the next edition...August...

Watch this space...

cry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 4th, 2009, 10:00am

on Jun 3rd, 2009, 5:31pm, AtomHeartMother wrote:
The July edition of Record Collector was waiting for me when I got home tonight. There is no Camel article.


Thanks for letting us know AHM.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 6th, 2009, 1:33pm

Recent Camel listening...

A Nod And A Wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Jun 6th, 2009, 1:35pm

Snow Goose here again today Squigs, it really doesn't get much better than this cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Jun 7th, 2009, 5:39pm

Snow Goose for me to tonight .... lights down low ... guitar .... glass and bottle of wine ... then Dust and Dreams .... followed by Harbour of Tears .... bliss .. I should sleep well.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jun 8th, 2009, 03:33am

Sounds like a perfick evening mate....

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 12th, 2009, 09:46am

on Jun 6th, 2009, 1:35pm, Mal wrote:
Snow Goose here again today Squigs, it really doesn't get much better than this cool


I know what you mean Mal. 'The Snow Goose' is really beautiful. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jun 12th, 2009, 2:37pm

on Jun 12th, 2009, 09:46am, Squigelyfox wrote:
I know what you mean Mal. 'The Snow Goose' is really beautiful. smiley


One of my favourites and first album bought in 1975.... grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 13th, 2009, 11:54am

on Jun 12th, 2009, 2:37pm, noni wrote:
One of my favourites and first album bought in 1975.... grin


First Camel album I heard. Ahhh brings back some really nice memories. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Jun 13th, 2009, 12:19pm

My very first Camel encounter was with the album Stationary Traveller. Boy, did I love those guitar solos!!! smiley After some research I found out the band name and THE guitar players name! shocked

Lovely memories! I'll never let go!!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jun 16th, 2009, 02:34am

Greetings to all subscribers,



we’re happy to announce the launch of the new-look Kartini Music website

Please do visit : www.kartini-music.com



With new improved shopping facilities!



Including the brand new album from RBC - the shiny new power trio of Prince Robinson, Colin Bass and Denis Clement – which is already exciting the critics:



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Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 18th, 2009, 11:38am

Sounds interesting. Might order it.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Jun 19th, 2009, 09:02am

THE HOUR CANDLE (Song For My Father)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WesYPRq0W9Q

I had tears streaming down my cheeks by the end of this track. Andy has to be the most emotive guitarist to ever grace a stage.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Nov on Jun 19th, 2009, 10:39am

on Jun 19th, 2009, 09:02am, CountingOutTime wrote:
THE HOUR CANDLE (Song For My Father)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WesYPRq0W9Q

I had tears streaming down my cheeks by the end of this track. Andy has to be the most emotive guitarist to ever grace a stage.


I with ya Dave! Beautiful stuff and a really appreciative audience as well.

Andy really LIVES every single note doesn't he? Extraordinary.

Latimer - Hackett - Stolt

Those are the three boys for me wink


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jun 19th, 2009, 10:47am

Despite the very dodgey camera-work...great performances from Andy and the guys in front of an appreciative Argentinian crowd...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2SIMZqUW90&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWHYdR-99YA&feature=related

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 20th, 2009, 12:30pm

on Jun 19th, 2009, 09:02am, CountingOutTime wrote:
THE HOUR CANDLE (Song For My Father)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WesYPRq0W9Q

I had tears streaming down my cheeks by the end of this track. Andy has to be the most emotive guitarist to ever grace a stage.


Quite agree with you there COT. Andy's just so brilliant! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Jun 22nd, 2009, 1:41pm

on Jun 19th, 2009, 09:02am, CountingOutTime wrote:
THE HOUR CANDLE (Song For My Father)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WesYPRq0W9Q

I had tears streaming down my cheeks by the end of this track. Andy has to be the most emotive guitarist to ever grace a stage.


Just beautiful

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Jun 22nd, 2009, 2:08pm

on Jun 19th, 2009, 10:47am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Despite the very dodgey camera-work...great performances from Andy and the guys in front of an appreciative Argentinian crowd...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2SIMZqUW90&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWHYdR-99YA&feature=related



grin


Fantastic stuff, dodgy camera work at the start of the gig, but gets much better later on wink
One of my favourite Camel DVD's cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jun 25th, 2009, 8:31pm

Played, Camel and ANAAW today... grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jun 27th, 2009, 02:26am

I heard from David Ruffle( Lymelight) from the Rajaz forum. His son died recently sad and asked me to send his good wishes to the Rajaz members on this site.. He said he may return to this Genesis forum in good time. grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Jun 27th, 2009, 08:39am

on Jun 27th, 2009, 02:26am, noni wrote:
I heard from David Ruffle( Lymelight) from the Rajaz forum. His son died recently sad and asked me to send his good wishes to the Rajaz members on this site.. He said he may return to this Genesis forum in good time. grin



OMG that's sad news noni, thanks for updating us cry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 27th, 2009, 12:05pm

I heard David's very sad news too. sad

I wish him my best, and it would be good to see him back on here.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on Jun 27th, 2009, 1:22pm

what a loss

just send our friend an e-mail
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jun 28th, 2009, 03:56am

Very sad news indeed...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 29th, 2009, 11:51am

Listened to 2 of Lymey's favourites recently. smiley

ANAAW
&
Moonmadness


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Jun 30th, 2009, 05:42am

My condolences, David.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Jun 30th, 2009, 3:22pm

Oh no, just seen this cry
Very sad news and my thoughts are with Lymie.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Jul 1st, 2009, 1:37pm

and mine.

So sad cry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Jul 1st, 2009, 1:52pm

My thoughts go out to Lymelight too.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 1st, 2009, 2:01pm

There is surely nothing worse in life than losing a child no matter their age. My deepest sympathies to David and all his family at a very sad time. cry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jul 3rd, 2009, 04:25am

on Jun 29th, 2009, 11:51am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Listened to 2 of Lymey's favourites recently. smiley
ANAAW
&
Moonmadness


Thats awesome!... I listened to also Camel's first cd and Mirage... cool Earlier today!........ smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 4th, 2009, 11:59am

No mention of any Camel article in August issue on Record Collector's site. Anyone know for sure if it's in or not?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jul 4th, 2009, 12:14pm

I'll check with the Editor of RCM on Monday...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Jul 4th, 2009, 12:41pm

on Jul 4th, 2009, 12:14pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I'll check with the Editor of RCM on Monday...



Shane, do you know what to do if there's disappointing news again? rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AtomHeartMother on Jul 4th, 2009, 1:13pm

on Jul 4th, 2009, 11:59am, Squigelyfox wrote:
No mention of any Camel article in August issue on Record Collector's site. Anyone know for sure if it's in or not?

I've had the August issue for a week now and could have told you then that there isn't a Camel article. However, it didn't seem particularly important given the news about Lymelight.

Regards
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 5th, 2009, 08:52am

on Jul 4th, 2009, 1:13pm, AtomHeartMother wrote:
I've had the August issue for a week now and could have told you then that there isn't a Camel article. However, it didn't seem particularly important given the news about Lymelight.

Regards


Okay, thanks.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jul 5th, 2009, 09:12am

on Jul 4th, 2009, 12:41pm, demolition man wrote:
Shane, do you know what to do if there's disappointing news again? rolleyes


No...it's completely out of my control...and influence!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jul 10th, 2009, 03:17am

Played again Mirage... smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jul 10th, 2009, 08:09am

I sincerely hope the Moderators of this great forum don't mind me posting this...


NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH!

For all the "Camelites" here on the Genesis Forum, I have encouraging news about the Rajaz Forum!! As many here will know, this is a Camel fan's forum which had to be taken down a while ago due to technical problems... cry

Well folks...the good news is that Allan and I are currently at the very early planning stages for a possible re-launch of the Rajaz Forum in September!!!

We are also thinking about updating and refreshing the main Rajaz site - but this would take time and money. We may therefore consider doing this at a later date...there are also many more new memorabilia items to add too!!

Cheers!

Shane & Allan.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 10th, 2009, 09:55am

Cool news Shane & Allan! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Jul 10th, 2009, 10:54am

great news Shane cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Jul 10th, 2009, 2:49pm

on Jul 10th, 2009, 08:09am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
[ ]For all the "Camelites" here on the Genesis Forum, I have encouraging news about the Rajaz Forum!! As many here will know, this is a Camel fan's forum which had to be taken down a while ago due to technical problems... cry

Well folks...the good news is that Allan and I are currently at the very early planning stages for a possible re-launch of the Rajaz Forum in September!!!

We are also thinking about updating and refreshing the main Rajaz site - but this would take time and money. We may therefore consider doing this at a later date...there are also many more new memorabilia items to add too!!

Cheers!

Shane & Allan.[/color]


Cheers indeed Shane!!! Thank You for this FANTASTIC news! I miss the Rajaz forum very much, and would love to see it return! WOW!!!!

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Jul 10th, 2009, 4:26pm

Good news indeed ... it has been too long !
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Jul 10th, 2009, 4:28pm

Great news indeed Shane, I'll keep any topics on Camel bootlegs here, ok? grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jul 11th, 2009, 05:03am

Thanks very much mate...although we may very well be reviewing the entire approach and direction of the Forum going forward...all things are currently under review...

If anyone has any ideas - please send me a pm or e-mail - rather than taking this topic in totally the wrong direction...as I already seemed to have done!

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on Jul 12th, 2009, 01:28am

great news indeed cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jul 12th, 2009, 8:04pm

Send my regards to Allan, Shane!....

Looking forward to this when the site re-opens... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 13th, 2009, 12:00pm

Camel listening for last night was:

Stationary traveller smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Jul 13th, 2009, 6:19pm

on Jul 10th, 2009, 08:09am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I sincerely hope the Moderators of this great forum don't mind me posting this...


NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH!

For all the "Camelites" here on the Genesis Forum, I have encouraging news about the Rajaz Forum!! As many here will know, this is a Camel fan's forum which had to be taken down a while ago due to technical problems... cry

Well folks...the good news is that Allan and I are currently at the very early planning stages for a possible re-launch of the Rajaz Forum in September!!!

We are also thinking about updating and refreshing the main Rajaz site - but this would take time and money. We may therefore consider doing this at a later date...there are also many more new memorabilia items to add too!!

Cheers!

Shane & Allan.


Yay, bring it on, been far too long. laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by themaster on Jul 14th, 2009, 10:53am

I have been away from this forum for nearly a year so hi to all especialy Ned and Squigs

just wondering has there been any camel news as thier main site was last updated in sept 2008?

i know i may have missed something but the journey back from the end of time has taken a while
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 14th, 2009, 12:00pm

on Jul 14th, 2009, 10:53am, themaster wrote:
I have been away from this forum for nearly a year so hi to all especialy Ned and Squigs

just wondering has there been any camel news as thier main site was last updated in sept 2008?

i know i may have missed something but the journey back from the end of time has taken a while


Hi master! Good to see you on here. smiley There was a Camel newsletter in December. It's on this topic on page 28 if you haven't seen it.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jul 16th, 2009, 05:23am

I hope we get another newsletter soon and hopefully that it will be good news!.. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 16th, 2009, 06:41am

on Jul 14th, 2009, 10:53am, themaster wrote:
I have been away from this forum for nearly a year so hi to all especialy Ned and Squigs

just wondering has there been any camel news as thier main site was last updated in sept 2008?

i know i may have missed something but the journey back from the end of time has taken a while


Hello my friend and welcome back. Stick around and join the debate. I am sure there will be some exciting news for Camel fans this year.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 19th, 2009, 09:48am

It would be really nice to have another DVD. Always love 'em! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Jul 19th, 2009, 5:08pm

Playing Colin Bass' album An Outcast Of The Islands.

This is fabulous stuff, pure music genious.

Colin's work is fascinating and i am impressed with his Polish Prog connections cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Jul 23rd, 2009, 1:17pm

Nice one, Shane.


Looking forward to going home.... laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 23rd, 2009, 3:19pm

on Jul 23rd, 2009, 1:17pm, FatOnes wrote:
Nice one, Shane.


Looking forward to going home.... laugh


Good God, Stef, how you doing sir? Nice to see you here again. Let me know your contact number by PM mate as I had my phone repaired and they wiped everything.

Cheers Ned
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Jul 23rd, 2009, 4:07pm

on Jul 19th, 2009, 09:48am, Squigelyfox wrote:
It would be really nice to have another DVD. Always love 'em! smiley


I couldn't agree more Squigs wink

I hopefully will be able to confirm some exciting new non-DVD developments here shortly that involves a project I'm working on. I wonder if the new Rajaz site will be up and running in time for the announcement.

Shane?? grin

Best;
Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Jul 24th, 2009, 05:47am

Any update on Andy's health? smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jul 24th, 2009, 06:02am

on Jul 23rd, 2009, 4:07pm, dm wrote:
I wonder if the new Rajaz site will be up and running in time for the announcement.

Shane?? grin

Best;
Dave


It may be mate. We're shooting for September - all being well.

You may well have just given us extra motivation too!!

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 24th, 2009, 11:48am

on Jul 23rd, 2009, 4:07pm, dm wrote:
I couldn't agree more Squigs wink

I hopefully will be able to confirm some exciting new non-DVD developments here shortly that involves a project I'm working on. I wonder if the new Rajaz site will be up and running in time for the announcement.

Shane?? grin

Best;
Dave


Oh no, not more teasing! rolleyes cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 24th, 2009, 11:53am

on Jul 24th, 2009, 05:47am, demolition man wrote:
Any update on Andy's health? smiley


Yes DemoMan, hope that Andy is doing really well. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AtomHeartMother on Jul 27th, 2009, 2:48pm

It's July 27 and the September edition of Record Collector has arrived. The article we're waiting for isn't there.

Regards
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jul 27th, 2009, 4:08pm

Quelle surprise...

sad
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 31st, 2009, 12:48pm

on Jul 27th, 2009, 4:08pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Quelle surprise...

sad


Ah well, don't let them get you down. Main thing is.....

Camel are brilliant! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Aug 4th, 2009, 05:49am

on Jul 31st, 2009, 12:48pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Ah well, don't let them get you down. Main thing is.....

Camel are brilliant! smiley


Dunno why I bothered putting all that work into it... angry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 4th, 2009, 12:47pm

on Aug 4th, 2009, 05:49am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Dunno why I bothered putting all that work into it... angry


Maybe it will get used eventually, and must have given you a sense of achievement Shane. Like all the great stuff on Rajaz from you and Allan! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Aug 4th, 2009, 12:50pm

Thanks Squigs...really appreciate your comments...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 4th, 2009, 12:53pm

on Aug 4th, 2009, 12:50pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Thanks Squigs...really appreciate your comments...


You're welcome. Great! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Aug 5th, 2009, 5:20pm

(nothing we havent got)


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Camel - Stationary Traveller

Our price: £11.99

Release Date: 28 Sep 2009

Catalogue No:

Label: Esoteric

Format: CD (one)

Volumes: 1



This item is due to be released on 28 Sep 2009 and will be dispatched when we receive stock.







Description

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2. REFUGEE

3. VOPOS

4. CLOAK AND DAGGER MAN

5. STATIONARY TRAVELLER

6. WEST BERLIN

7. FINGERTIPS

8. MISSING

9. AFTER WORDS

10. LONG GOODBYES

BONUS TRACKS

11. IN THE ARMS OF WALTZING FRAULINES

12. PRESSURE POINTS (EXTENDED 12

SINGLE VERSION)



(Esoteric/Cherry Red)





Camel - Breathless

Our price: £11.99

Release Date: 28 Sep 2009

Catalogue No:

Label: Esoteric

Format: CD (one)

Volumes: 1



This item is due to be released on 28 Sep 2009 and will be dispatched when we receive stock.







Description

1. BREATHLESS

2. ECHOES

3. A WING AND A PRAYER

4. DOWN ON THE FARM

5. STARLIGHT RIDE

6. SUMMER LIGHTNING

7. YOU MAKE ME SMILE

8. THE SLEEPER

9. RAINBOW SEND

BONUS TRACK

10. RAINBOWS END (SINGLE VERSION)



(Esoteric/Cherry Red)





Camel - Single Factor

Our price: £11.99

Release Date: 28 Sep 2009

Catalogue No:

Label: Esoteric

Format: CD (one)

Volumes: 1



This item is due to be released on 28 Sep 2009 and will be dispatched when we receive stock.







Description

1. NO EASY ANSWER

2. YOU ARE THE ONE

3. HEROES

4. SELVA

5. LULLABYE

6. SASQUATCH

7. MANIC

8. CAMELOGUE

9. TODAY SGOODBYE

10. A HEART SDESIRE

11. END PIECE

BONUS TRACK

12. YOU ARE THE ONE

(PROMOTIONAL 12 SINGLE VERSION)



(Esoteric/Cherry Red)
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 17th, 2009, 12:41pm

Camel listening for last night...

Stationary Traveller smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Aug 19th, 2009, 05:59am

Jan Schelhaas and Colin bass will be opening for (John Lees') Barclay James Harvest on the Scottish Dates


Oct 23 - PERTH [Scotland], Concert Hall
Oct 24 - GLASGOW [Scotland], Oran Mor [supporting John Lees' Barclay James Harvest]
Oct 25 - HOLMFIRTH, Picturedome [supporting John Lees' Barclay James Harvest]


should be interesting (or maybe a revenge for the single factor tour when Jan and Colin were booted and replaced by Scots like Alan Paton, Stuart Tosh and Chris Rainbow hehe)
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Aug 19th, 2009, 08:39am

on Aug 19th, 2009, 05:59am, analogkid wrote:
Jan Schelhaas and Colin bass will be opening for (John Lees') Barclay James Harvest on the Scottish Dates


Oct 23 - PERTH [Scotland], Concert Hall
Oct 24 - GLASGOW [Scotland], Oran Mor [supporting John Lees' Barclay James Harvest]
Oct 25 - HOLMFIRTH, Picturedome [supporting John Lees' Barclay James Harvest]


should be interesting (or maybe a revenge for the single factor tour when Jan and Colin were booted and replaced by Scots like Alan Paton, Stuart Tosh and Chris Rainbow hehe)



AWESOME THANKS MATE YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Johnwilkie on Aug 19th, 2009, 08:46am

Todays required Camel listening is...........




Sasquatch....Live Never Let Go CD version.

Here endeth the lesson. Amen........ rolleyes

Best wishes

John.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Aug 19th, 2009, 08:57am

Played the whole of Dust and Dreams this morning......most wonderful music cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Aug 19th, 2009, 09:55am

on Aug 19th, 2009, 08:57am, demolition man wrote:
Played the whole of Dust and Dreams this morning......most wonderful music cool


Me too! What a way to start the day.. Amazing as ever!


...and tonight I will enjoy the Rajaz album smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AtomHeartMother on Aug 25th, 2009, 05:34am

OK - August 24th and the October Record Collector is here. It's another one you won't be buying I'm afraid.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Aug 25th, 2009, 1:29pm

I give up...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Aug 25th, 2009, 3:38pm

Hey Shane, when's the rajaz forum starting up again? cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Aug 26th, 2009, 07:23am

Hi mate...no update as of yet to my post on page 47...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mia on Aug 26th, 2009, 1:53pm

on Jul 10th, 2009, 08:09am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I sincerely hope the Moderators of this great forum don't mind me posting this...


NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH! NEWS FLASH!

For all the "Camelites" here on the Genesis Forum, I have encouraging news about the Rajaz Forum!! As many here will know, this is a Camel fan's forum which had to be taken down a while ago due to technical problems... cry

Well folks...the good news is that Allan and I are currently at the very early planning stages for a possible re-launch of the Rajaz Forum in September!!!

We are also thinking about updating and refreshing the main Rajaz site - but this would take time and money. We may therefore consider doing this at a later date...there are also many more new memorabilia items to add too!!

Cheers!

Shane & Allan.


Can't wait grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 29th, 2009, 12:47pm

on Aug 26th, 2009, 07:23am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Hi mate...no update as of yet to my post on page 47...


Will we need to re-register Shane?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Aug 30th, 2009, 12:31pm

Don't know yet Squigs...will confirm when I know the status...

Cheers!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Aug 30th, 2009, 5:06pm

I simply thought the possibility of keeping our old posts alive was slim, if not dead and buried, but it would be great to start off as we had left. smiley
I miss the Rajaz forum sad smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 13th, 2009, 09:33am

Listened to Asher Quinn's 'Open Secret' last night. Really love Andy L's guitar work on this. Just beautiful! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 15th, 2009, 4:48pm

on Sep 13th, 2009, 09:33am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Listened to Asher Quinn's 'Open Secret' last night. Really love Andy L's guitar work on this. Just beautiful! smiley


It really is, Squigs! Got the remastered version lately and I love it! Especially the Andy L bits of course.. smiley

Hey DM! Any more news about the Camel DVD perhaps? Or any other news.. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Sep 16th, 2009, 12:34pm

Hi Sahara:
It's hard to say when the new Camel DVD will be out. I haven't receieved any kind of indication from the good folks at CP. Andy's got the sound mix to finish and I have no idea what the staus of that is. My work on it was completed back in December of '08. All I can say is that it's going to be fantastic, an epic at nearly 3 hours. Tom Brislin is amazing (insane really) - as are the rest of the guys of course. But the fact that this was his first show with the band and he had less than a week's rehearsal still boggles the mind. The energy of this show must be seen to be believed.

On another note, there is a non-DVD project currently in production that I hope to announce here soon which should make some of you quite happy. I just need one more piece to fall into place before I say anything.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 16th, 2009, 3:22pm

BRING IT ON!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Sep 17th, 2009, 01:25am

Has anyone noticed there's going to be a new expanded double CD release of Camel's Pressure Points CD from Esoteric? We looked high and low for the missing master tapes when we were preparing the Total Pressure DVD. I'm going to be rather upset if they were somehow able to track them down and we weren't. angry

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Sep 17th, 2009, 01:37am

I noticed a pressure points rerelease as well as (another?) 2CD Camel Live in Concert being announced - the Esoteric site mentions little at this point
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 17th, 2009, 11:23am

on Sep 16th, 2009, 12:34pm, dm wrote:
Hi Sahara:
It's hard to say when the new Camel DVD will be out. I haven't receieved any kind of indication from the good folks at CP. Andy's got the sound mix to finish and I have no idea what the staus of that is. My work on it was completed back in December of '08. All I can say is that it's going to be fantastic, an epic at nearly 3 hours. Tom Brislin is amazing (insane really) - as are the rest of the guys of course. But the fact that this was his first show with the band and he had less than a week's rehearsal still boggles the mind. The energy of this show must be seen to be believed.

On another note, there is a non-DVD project currently in production that I hope to announce here soon which should make some of you quite happy. I just need one more piece to fall into place before I say anything.

Dave


Thanks alot Dave! The DVD sounds astonishing!! 3 hours shocked Here's hoping it will soon see the light of day. And the non-DVD project sounds really interesting too! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 17th, 2009, 12:37pm

Yes indeed. All sounds very interesting! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by camelogue on Sep 20th, 2009, 02:26am

on Sep 17th, 2009, 01:25am, dm wrote:
Has anyone noticed there's going to be a new expanded double CD release of Camel's Pressure Points CD from Esoteric? We looked high and low for the missing master tapes when we were preparing the Total Pressure DVD. I'm going to be rather upset if they were somehow able to track them down and we weren't. angry

Dave


Don't worry DM, looking at the tracklist it seems almost certain they have nothing new. The songs with inferior audio are all missing (La Princesse Perdue, Unevensong, Never Let Go, Hymn To Her, Sasquatch). Their additional songs are very likely taken from the original Pressure Points video. Total Pressure DVD will easily remain the release of choice.

Something I'd be interested to know (but which you may not care to answer) is whether there's any discussion between Universal & CP about duplicated material. I expect Universal don't bother to seek permission from CP for their "expanded remasters" but I wonder if CP need to negotiate to release material which was recorded during the Decca years (such as Total Pressure, Hammy Odeon 1976)?

Tracklisting:
Disc One 1. Pressure Points
Drafted 3. Captured
Lies 5. Refugee *
Vopos *
Stationary Traveller *
West Berlin
Fingertips
Disc 2:
110. Sasquatch
Wait
Cloak And Dagger Man *
Long Goodbyes *
Rhayader
Rhayader Goes To Town
Lady Fantasy * * Previously Unreleased On Cd

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AtomHeartMother on Sep 24th, 2009, 5:10pm

The November Record Collector arrived a couple of days ago. No need to rush to your local newsagents.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 25th, 2009, 09:05am

Quelle bloomin' surprise mon ami!!

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Sep 25th, 2009, 10:10am

Taking as long as it takes for anything from Camel Productions or a new Camel album grin Best to give it up as something that is unlikely to happen until such times as Andy is able to put out something new/archive from the band.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 25th, 2009, 4:55pm

Just took receipt from Poland of the reissue of Quidam's second album, Pod Niebem Czas. Great album and as a bonus you get a full 2hr bootleg concert dvd of the singer's farewell concert (Emila Derkowska).

The great thing is that Colin Bass is very friendly with Quidam and has guested a few times at their concerts. This footage has him playing acoustic guitar and singing the following: 1, The Dissident Song, 2 So Hard To Say Goodbye, 3. As far As I Can See, 4. Goodbye to Albion, and 5. Your Love Is Stranger Than Mine (I Can See Your House From Here)

Great piece of footage and there's a nice little interview with Colin and the band as a bonus.

Recommmended!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 26th, 2009, 12:16pm

on Sep 25th, 2009, 10:10am, NedFlanders wrote:
Taking as long as it takes for anything from Camel Productions or a new Camel album grin Best to give it up as something that is unlikely to happen until such times as Andy is able to put out something new/archive from the band.


A shame as it is, but I tend to agree here. It's been more than a while since we heard anything really from CP. I was about to order a t-shirt from them a couple of days ago - but they're all sold out. And it's been that way for a long time. Is CP going at all these dayshuh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 1st, 2009, 12:21pm

on Sep 25th, 2009, 4:55pm, demolition man wrote:
Just took receipt from Poland of the reissue of Quidam's second album, Pod Niebem Czas. Great album and as a bonus you get a full 2hr bootleg concert dvd of the singer's farewell concert (Emila Derkowska).

The great thing is that Colin Bass is very friendly with Quidam and has guested a few times at their concerts. This footage has him playing acoustic guitar and singing the following: 1, The Dissident Song, 2 So Hard To Say Goodbye, 3. As far As I Can See, 4. Goodbye to Albion, and 5. Your Love Is Stranger Than Mine (I Can See Your House From Here)

Great piece of footage and there's a nice little interview with Colin and the band as a bonus.

Recommmended!


Sounds good DemoMan! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Oct 1st, 2009, 12:34pm

cross-post from the roadkill listserv


I think we've all been worried about Andy since we haven't heard in quite some time so I asked Denis Clement. Here's what he replied


"I see Andy regularly , and he is doing fine although he still has to take it easy for a while but he should be able to recover 100%"




Best news I have heard in a long time.

--
Kevin Jackson

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 2nd, 2009, 02:52am

BRING IT ON!!



Eh, Shane? rolleyes wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 2nd, 2009, 12:08pm

Thanks for sharing analogkid. Brilliant news! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 3rd, 2009, 04:05am

on Oct 2nd, 2009, 02:52am, FatOnes wrote:
BRING IT ON!!



Eh, Shane? rolleyes wink


QUITE!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Oct 3rd, 2009, 09:27am

update from Colin Bass


just to let you know: andy is actually in very good shape. he's writing, we're exchanging musical ideas and he's considering options for getting back into action. more i can't say at the moment but i'm looking forward...
best, colin"

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Oct 3rd, 2009, 11:07am

All sounding good indeed grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mia on Oct 3rd, 2009, 1:42pm

Yey! Great news cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Oct 3rd, 2009, 3:47pm

This made my day!!!!! smiley Thanks, analogkid for the sunshine and to Mr.Bass of course.. Camel!!!!!!
Found you all!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 9th, 2009, 1:37pm

So this is where you are!
Been catching up and reading your comments on the last 51 pages!
Good that you're all still out there!
Regards
Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Oct 9th, 2009, 6:35pm

Welcome to the forum Peter! Where have you been! grin

Rumour has it that Shane is oiling the Camel forum again cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Oct 10th, 2009, 03:59am

A bit of fun to celebrate Andy's continued recovery.

One thing I've always liked about live camel shows is the variety of superb musicians which have passed through the ranks, always bringing something new and fresh to the music. The zipped file contains 16 different live takes of the keyboard solo from Rhayader. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to identify the keyboard player in each. Of course a keyboardist may appear more than once!

If anyone's up for it, answers in the following form:

a) peter bardens
b) fred blogs
...
p) uncle tom cobbley

competition ends after two weeks or 3 replies, whichever is soonest. Prize is the glory of winning smiley

download link:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ESLST4MS
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mia on Oct 10th, 2009, 09:45am

on Oct 10th, 2009, 03:59am, alivecamel wrote:
A bit of fun to celebrate Andy's continued recovery.

One thing I've always liked about live camel shows is the variety of superb musicians which have passed through the ranks, always bringing something new and fresh to the music. The zipped file contains 16 different live takes of the keyboard solo from Rhayader. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to identify the keyboard player in each. Of course a keyboardist may appear more than once!

If anyone's up for it, answers in the following form:

a) peter bardens
b) fred blogs
...
p) uncle tom cobbley

competition ends after two weeks or 3 replies, whichever is soonest. Prize is the glory of winning smiley

download link:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ESLST4MS


Hey! This is cool smiley
I will post my answers later when I've heard all the tracks smiley
Re: Found you all!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 10th, 2009, 09:47am

on Oct 9th, 2009, 1:37pm, Riverman wrote:
So this is where you are!
Been catching up and reading your comments on the last 51 pages!
Good that you're all still out there!
Regards
Peter


Welcome Peter! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Oct 10th, 2009, 5:42pm

on Oct 10th, 2009, 09:45am, Mia wrote:
Hey! This is cool smiley
I will post my answers later when I've heard all the tracks smiley


Thx Mia, love your camel fanclub on facebook kiss

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 11th, 2009, 2:06pm

on Oct 9th, 2009, 6:35pm, demolition man wrote:
Welcome to the forum Peter! Where have you been! grin

Rumour has it that Shane is oiling the Camel forum again cheesy


Welcome Peter...

We've come up against some problems in getting the Rajaz going again...but fear not Camelites...all is not lost...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 12th, 2009, 03:18am

Hi Peter!

Good to see you found us. cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Oct 12th, 2009, 12:19pm

on Oct 10th, 2009, 03:59am, alivecamel wrote:
A bit of fun to celebrate Andy's continued recovery.

One thing I've always liked about live camel shows is the variety of superb musicians which have passed through the ranks, always bringing something new and fresh to the music. The zipped file contains 16 different live takes of the keyboard solo from Rhayader. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to identify the keyboard player in each. Of course a keyboardist may appear more than once!

If anyone's up for it, answers in the following form:

a) peter bardens
b) fred blogs
...
p) uncle tom cobbley

competition ends after two weeks or 3 replies, whichever is soonest. Prize is the glory of winning smiley

download link:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ESLST4MS


1 PM reply so far and an excellent attempt. The bar is already high, but there's still room to get over it.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 15th, 2009, 1:47pm

Whilst we all wait with eager anticipation for the Santa Cruz DVD, there are some excellent photos originally posted back in 2003 but still available to whet your appetite!
Follow this link....
http://www.kkn.net/~tree/gallery/Camel

Regards
Peter

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Oct 15th, 2009, 4:26pm

Wonderful stuff, brings back many fond memories. Thank you.

Really looking forward to something new. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Oct 15th, 2009, 5:01pm

Cannot wait for this DVD... grin

Any news on Andy?.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 16th, 2009, 12:37pm

on Oct 15th, 2009, 1:47pm, Riverman wrote:
Whilst we all wait with eager anticipation for the Santa Cruz DVD, there are some excellent photos originally posted back in 2003 but still available to whet your appetite!
Follow this link....
http://www.kkn.net/~tree/gallery/Camel

Regards
Peter


Yes, I remember those. Thanks for the link. Brilliant! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 17th, 2009, 06:15am

DM wrote :"It's hard to say when the new Camel DVD will be out. I haven't receieved any kind of indication from the good folks at CP. Andy's got the sound mix to finish and I have no idea what the staus of that is. My work on it was completed back in December of '08. "


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

I was interested to read Dave Minasians mail as above:


My guess is that one of the reasons for the delay of the DVD is down to Andys’ perfectionist streak…he has long admitted that he wants to give fans the best possible product, so it would be no surprise that a certain amount of re-recording or overdubs have been done.
This in itself is no bad thing as we’ll end up with a great sounding show. Like all bands in a live situation, there will be a number of “errors”, mis-timings, missed cues, bum notes, speeding up, slowing down etc, and listening to several shows, Camel certainly have had their moments, but their recovery from these incidents are such that unless you are really looking for them , and are ultra critical, you will notice really notice them and they certainly won’t spoil your enjoyment of the song.

Andy once told me that mistakes are almost inevitable and that although people will go along with cock-ups in a live situation, on a CD or a DVD such mistakes can be cruelly exposed, and he admits to a certain amount of papering over the cracks on previous live releases.

Camel often have had only the budget to record and capture on camera a single performance night, so what they get is what they get...they don’t have the luxury of picking from 20 or so professionally recorded gigs.

Added to this fact, Santa Cruz was the first live performance with a brand new keyboard player, who’d only been with them for about 2 weeks! No pressure there then!

I have had the CD of the audience recording since 2003, but I’ve only listened to it once...that’s because I didn’t want to get familiar with the performance, the solos etc, so that it would spoil my enjoyment of the DVD when it eventually got released…that’s not bad for willpower is it?!

Part of me will want to compare the recordings following the DVD’s release to see if my theory is correct, but I won’t get too hung up about it. I’ll just wait with bated breath to get my hands on this DVD, in all it’s glorious sound and vision, and like all the other Camel DVD’s, I’m sure it will get a vast amount of repeat plays!

Can’t wait now!

Regards
Peter

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 18th, 2009, 12:37pm

Yes, that does sound like a lot of willpower Peter!!! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Oct 18th, 2009, 4:36pm

Interesting thoughts Peter.
My own view is that musicians get too hung up on trying to perfect live releases; unless there's a complete train wreck the odd slip is all part of the live experience and can even add to its charm. At the other extreme, things can become too clinical, and in fact that can happen even during the event. For example seeing a few shows on the last Genesis outing, each time I was left with the impression that the material was played with great precision, but without the fire and energy of former years. Clinical. Camel are a GREAT live band, if Andy would just put more raw live stuff out there I'm sure it would do nothing but credit to their reputation.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 18th, 2009, 6:16pm

on Oct 17th, 2009, 06:15am, Riverman wrote:

My guess is that one of the reasons for the delay of the DVD is down to Andys’ perfectionist streak…he has long admitted that he wants to give fans the best possible product, so it would be no surprise that a certain amount of re-recording or overdubs have been done.
This in itself is no bad thing as we’ll end up with a great sounding show. Like all bands in a live situation, there will be a number of “errors”, mis-timings, missed cues, bum notes, speeding up, slowing down etc, and listening to several shows, Camel certainly have had their moments, but their recovery from these incidents are such that unless you are really looking for them , and are ultra critical, you will notice really notice them and they certainly won’t spoil your enjoyment of the song.

Andy once told me that mistakes are almost inevitable and that although people will go along with cock-ups in a live situation, on a CD or a DVD such mistakes can be cruelly exposed, and he admits to a certain amount of papering over the cracks on previous live releases.

Camel often have had only the budget to record and capture on camera a single performance night, so what they get is what they get...they don’t have the luxury of picking from 20 or so professionally recorded gigs.

Added to this fact, Santa Cruz was the first live performance with a brand new keyboard player, who’d only been with them for about 2 weeks! No pressure there then!

I have had the CD of the audience recording since 2003, but I’ve only listened to it once...that’s because I didn’t want to get familiar with the performance, the solos etc, so that it would spoil my enjoyment of the DVD when it eventually got released…that’s not bad for willpower is it?!

Part of me will want to compare the recordings following the DVD’s release to see if my theory is correct, but I won’t get too hung up about it. I’ll just wait with bated breath to get my hands on this DVD, in all it’s glorious sound and vision, and like all the other Camel DVD’s, I’m sure it will get a vast amount of repeat plays!

Can’t wait now!

Regards
Peter


Good to hear from you Peter.
There's a number of contributing factors for the delay of the Farewell DVD (has it really been 6 years? Yikes!!). If you recall, Andy was involved in a lot of projects following the 2003 tour including the Brew project, the acoustic Camel album, writing a new Camel album, rehearsing with Roger Waters, and I believe working with Ton Scherpenzeel of Kayak on something else. Not sure how high a priority mixing the Farewell DVD audio was among all these items. Add to this a techincal problem with the audio (which was eventually remedied, as evidenced by the inclusion of Foxhill on the Footage II DVD without the audio being negatively affected) and you can see why things were initially delayed.

Then his health problems began to set in. Selling their house and moving back to the UK was a major undertaking. And of course his surgery and long recovery put everything on hold. I'm sure his outlook on life has also dramatically changed as a result and his priorities have subsequently been altered.

There was talk at one point of releasing the DVD with unimixed audio (that which had been picked up by my camera mics, which was actually quite good although never intended to be used). But Andy nixed that idea after seeing the final edited version of the concert. To say he was quite happy with the performance and how good the visual turned out would be an understatement and he wanted the sound to match.

So that's where we're at. Although he is a perfectionist, I don't think he's obsessing with repairing every little nuance in the audio, if at all. It's just a matter of scheduling the time. Personally, I didn't notice very many mistakes. And considering it was the first show of the tour and there was a new keyboard player AND they played nearly 3 hours, that's saying something. Colin hit a bum note on Hymn to Her which was hardly noticeable then joked about it ("I've been playing this song since 1979 and still can't get it right").

I hope he leaves that in.

Best;
Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 19th, 2009, 11:40am

Sorry, that should read 'unmixed' audio, not 'unimixed'

rolleyes

Not sure what 'unimixed' audio is huh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by AtomHeartMother on Oct 19th, 2009, 1:09pm

The December Record Collector turned up today.
At the back there is an article, a page and a bit long, about a group they call "an unsung hero of prog".
Whether it's worth £3:90 of your money for what is a very small part of the magazine is up to you but it's finally there.

Regards
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 19th, 2009, 1:25pm

Hello again Dave..thanks so much for your reply!
Good to talk to you again.
Lost your contact details from the Rajaz forum, and only recently discovered the "migration" over to this forum. Great to read everyones' imput!

I take on board everything you said regarding Andys' activities since the 2003 tour, although what I really was referring to was the period from Dec 2008 up til now, following your completion of the project and Andy's input on the audio side of things. The impression I got from CP is that Andy's health had much improved and that he was starting to get much more involved again. Added to this was the announcement from CP that the DVD was possibly originally scheduled for around Christmas 2008, and I'd recently been wondering about the possible
reasons for the delay in the release.


Yes I'm sure that his recent experiences have made him re-focus on things and maybe re-evaluate his life somewhat...I'm not being critical here, I am just really really eager for more Camel and am so much looking forward to this DVD!!

Also agree with the comment from AliveCamel, about the charm of the odd blip or two..what I think I was trying to say is that to me the odd mistake has never been an issue, and as stated it can sometime lead somewhere more interesting!.
Unless there was a real disaster which really needed correcting, I think Camel could easily get away with releasing the soundtrack as it was, as 99% would be spot on. Nothing against a good audio mix to enhance the sound though!

Cheers

Peter


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 20th, 2009, 05:30am

on Oct 18th, 2009, 4:36pm, alivecamel wrote:
unless there's a complete train wreck the odd slip is all part of the live experience and can even add to its charm.



Like that moment in The Last Waltz when Clapton's strap comes off his guitar... wink

Can't wait for this DVD...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 20th, 2009, 09:50am

I agree that the odd blip can be charming on live releases. Another thing I love to hear is the in-between song announcements, which are often quite amusing! cheesy

At the end of the day though, I respect artists rights to be happy with their releases. It's like their baby isn't it? smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 20th, 2009, 2:23pm

on Oct 19th, 2009, 1:25pm, Riverman wrote:
I take on board everything you said regarding Andys' activities since the 2003 tour, although what I really was referring to was the period from Dec 2008 up til now, following your completion of the project and Andy's input on the audio side of things. The impression I got from CP is that Andy's health had much improved and that he was starting to get much more involved again. Added to this was the announcement from CP that the DVD was possibly originally scheduled for around Christmas 2008, and I'd recently been wondering about the possible
reasons for the delay in the release.



Hi Peter:
At the time of the announcement at the end of 2008, the plan was to release Camel's Farewell Tour DVD utilizing the audio that had been picked up by my digital camera mics, rather than the proper multitrack audio recording of the show mixed by Andy. Andy of course was not in any position to do the mix prior to this as he was still recovering from his ordeal. But they knew that demand for the DVD was high and wanted to give the fans an opportunity to see it.

The resulting audio would have been similar to an extremely high quality audience recording of sorts. Three of my camers were positioned in front of the stage - left, center, and right. And by mixing all three of the signals together you could get a full sounding stereo recording which wasn't too bad, although it was never intended to be released in this manner. The live mix that night was excellent and you could hear every instrument perfectly. Of course there would be no opportunity for overdubs or fixing, but the performance was such that it wasn't really necessary, in my opinion.

However, once Andy saw the final edited master, he felt like the high quality visual and the exuberance of the performance (you've got to see just how energetic this performance is, one of Camel's best in my opinion) was such that it merited a proper mix from the multitrack audio tapes to make the package the best it could be.

Although I'm not privy to what Andy's been up to since Dec 2008, I can guess that he has an awlful lot on his plate right now. I think he's just got to find the time to do the mix amidst all the other things he's got going on.

Cheers;
Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 20th, 2009, 4:27pm

Dave...
Thanks, as always for your input!
It's really great just to have those snippets from you and from your involvement.
Sorry to say that you've only served to increase my desire to get my hands on this DVD..the more we discuss it, the more enticing it becomes!
Once again, thanks!
Kind Regards
Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 20th, 2009, 4:37pm

Anybody ordered these as yet??
I think all the "extras" have been released already!
I would be interested in the expanded booklet on the Nude CD though..any commentshuh

nb: Sorry for the long posts of late..you can tell I haven't talked much "Camel" for a while!!
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NUDE

Released 26/09/10. Unlike many bands whose careers had begun in the 1970 s, CAMEL continued to enjoy much success in the 1980 s, producing fine studio albums such as Nude. A conceptual work, the album featured many fine songs such as Lies, City Life and Drafted, along with excellent instrumental pieces such as Captured. An international success, Camel toured globally to promote the album, with their concert at Hammersmith Odeon recorded by the BBC for the In Concert programme.

This re-mastered and expanded release includes the lengthy medley Excerpts from Nude from that radio broadcast as over 30 minutes of bonus material. This new release also includes an extensive booklet with copious photographs, memorabilia and a new essay.

City Life / Nude / Drafted / Docks / Beached / Landscapes / Changing Places / Pomp And Circumstance / Please Come Home / Reflections / Captured / The Homecoming / Lies The Last Farewell The Birthday Cake / Nude Sreturn Live

Bonus Tracks
- City Life / Nude / Drafted / Docks / Beached / Landscapes / Changing Places / Reflections / Captured / The Last Farewell / The Birthday Cake / Nude Returns

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PRESSURE POINTS

Released 26/10/09 Unlike many bands whose careers had begun in the 1970s, CAMEL continued to enjoy much success in the 1980s, producing fine studio albums such as Stationary Traveller. Although destined to be Camel’s final studio album for Decca Records, it was a fine effort. The subsequent tour to promote the album was equally memorable and was captured by Decca at Hammersmith Odeon on 11th May 1984 and released as the album Pressure Points later that year. The concert saw CAMEL joined by former member PETER BARDENS for certain songs during the set, including a rousing version of Lady Fantasy, not featured on the original album.

Long unavailable on CD, this newly re-mastered Esoteric Recordings reissue has been expanded to a 2CD set to include songs not featured on the original album.

Disc one
Pressure Points / Drafted / Captured / Lies / Refugee / Vopos / Stationary Traveller / West Berlin / Fingertips

Disc two
Sasquatch / Wait / Cloak And Dagger Man / Long Goodbyes / Rhayader / Rhayader Goes To Town / Lady Fantasy
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I CAN SEE YOUR HOUSE FROM HERE

Released 29/10 /10. Unlike many bands whose careers had begun in the early 1970 s, CAMEL still continued to enjoy much success at the close of the decade. I Can See Your House From Here was a revitalized work that included many fine songs such as Ice (featuring Phil Collins on Percussion), Hymn To Her and Your Love is Stranger Than Mine. Produced by Rupert Hine, the album was a chart success and spawned an extensive World tour. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been re-mastered from the original tapes and features two Bonus Tracks, including a live version of Ice recorded by the BBC in 1981. The accompanying CD booklet includes copious photographs and memorabilia and a new essay.

Wait / Your Love Is Stranger Than Mine / Eye Of The Storm / Who We Are / Survival / Hymn To Her / Neon Magic / Remote Romance / Ice

Bonus Tracks
- Remote Romance (Single Version) / Ice (Live)

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 21st, 2009, 2:28pm

Just for info......
The excellent and informative Andy Ward interview from 1992 (ish), which was originally published on the "Musart" site, is now back on line and available by following this link:

http://artintodust.blogspot.com/2008/05/andy-ward-camel-etc.html

Well worth taking time out to read this!!

Regards
Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 22nd, 2009, 09:59am

The expanded ' Pressure Points ' sounds interesting, but a pity it's still not the whole ' Total Pressure ' show. Often thought it would be really great if CP released this.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:03am

By the way Dave ( dm ) , hope the "non-DVD project" you spoke of is progressing nicely.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:06pm

Another question for DM please !!!

Dave
On the footage 2 DVD, what was the audio mix source for "Fox Hill"?

Was it a) from your camera mics as you'd explained in your previous mail, b) a mix just for this particular release from the master audio recordings carried out by Andy, or c) something other?

Thanks
Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 22nd, 2009, 3:00pm

on Oct 22nd, 2009, 12:06pm, Riverman wrote:
Another question for DM please !!!

Dave
On the footage 2 DVD, what was the audio mix source for "Fox Hill"?

Was it a) from your camera mics as you'd explained in your previous mail, b) a mix just for this particular release from the master audio recordings carried out by Andy, or c) something other?

Thanks
Peter


Hi Peter:
The answer is B. That was from the proper multitrack tapes and was mixed by Andy specifically for Footage 2. That wasn't the audio from my camera mics. I have a feeling that Andy will probably re-mix Foxhill when he mixes the rest of the concert for the new DVD so the sound is uniform throughout.

Cheers;
Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 22nd, 2009, 3:07pm

on Oct 22nd, 2009, 10:03am, Squigelyfox wrote:
By the way Dave ( dm ) , hope the "non-DVD project" you spoke of is progressing nicely.


Wow, Squigs, talk about timing... are you psychic?

The final piece to the puzzle fell into place just this morning which means I will be making an announcement here by next week, or perhaps sooner.

I have a question for you. Since this announcement is Camel related, should I make it to this topic or start a new one?

Dave

PS. Shane are you ready for this?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 22nd, 2009, 4:42pm

BRING IT ON!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:34am

on Oct 22nd, 2009, 3:07pm, dm wrote:
Wow, Squigs, talk about timing... are you psychic?

The final piece to the puzzle fell into place just this morning which means I will be making an announcement here by next week, or perhaps sooner.

I have a question for you. Since this announcement is Camel related, should I make it to this topic or start a new one?

Dave

PS. Shane are you ready for this?


Am I psychic? Could be! wink cheesy Just hoping the project was progressing.

As for your question, this topic is fine, but then again if you consider it really important, maybe start a new one. Up to you. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 23rd, 2009, 10:42am

Nah... Keep it all in here... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 23rd, 2009, 12:26pm

I thought the news would have gone on Camel's official site, but great to have it on here! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Oct 23rd, 2009, 3:43pm

Please DO tell, David wink I think this might be a good place to do it toosmiley I'm REALLY curious now.. cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 24th, 2009, 1:02pm

Re Record Collector Mag:
Just leafed thru' the RC mag in my local Asdsa...
I have to say that I think that RC missed a great opportunity to expand this article...there wasn't even a discography!
For a band with a 30 year career behind them, and a whole lot of interesting tales along the way, I really think that the mag. has really paid lip service here.
I guess Shane submitted an awful lot more to the mag. than was published, and if I were him, I'd be a bit pleased to get an article in there, but on the whole, cheesed off with the allocated amount of space.I'm also tired of the same old photos of Camel whenever they appear in music publications...surely there are more in photo libraries somewhere.
I guess Camel don't sell magazines, but this a "record collector" magazine, and even if not big sellers, there have been some interesting releases from the band along the way, rare picture sleeves, alernative european and south american picture sleeves, hard to find single releases (a copy the the original MCA "Never Let Go" single recently went for £160.00 !!),the "Another Night" single which was unique in that a played 45rpm on one side and 33.1/3rpm on the other...I could go on.
Again well done to Shane for having a go, but come on RC, you could have done better than this!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 26th, 2009, 08:06am

Hi mate,

There was indeed a detailed article covering the entire history of Camel and full discography prepared.

I haven't seen the finished printed article...but if what you say is the sum total...its best I stop typing now!!!

angry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 26th, 2009, 12:04pm

Colin Bass and Jan Schelhass were the support for BJH at the weekend. Someone in the crowd asked "how's Andy" to which Colin said "He's well"

Excellent short set by the guys including 2 songs from Jan's solo album and 4 songs from Colin including Drafted and As Far as I can see. The guys got a great reception and apart from those trolls talking through his set - where is a cattle prod when you want one? - they performed superbly. Colin played acoustic guitar and Jan on keys (naturally).
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 26th, 2009, 1:41pm

Shane
the article is over 2 pages of the magazine. On the first page, about 3/4 of it is taken up by a photo, "Rain Dances "era, Latimer , Bardens, Ward, Sinclair in a field along with a cow!...you know the one I mean.
Rest of the page and the whole of the second page is text,but although I've not bought RC for several years now, I seem to remember a lot more space allocated to other bands..let's not forget Camel were in the top ten of prog rock on the channnel 4 TV show based on overall record sales and weeks spent in the album charts...there are countless bands who haven't sold as many albums as Camel which have had a lot more space in RC.
I'm really cheesed off by this!

Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 26th, 2009, 4:09pm

I will ask the mem sahib to buy me a copy when she's in town tomorrow...I'll make further comment then...

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Oct 26th, 2009, 7:29pm

BBC Radio 4 is running a poll of neglected classic books. There's a shortlist of 10 books to choose from and the winning book will be dramatised on Radio 4 next year.

The Snow Goose is one of the choices, so vote for it!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/open-book/neglected-classics/michael-morpurgo
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Oct 27th, 2009, 09:06am

Have to agree that the RC article is very unsatisfying, reads like a long list of lineup changes and releases poorly integrated with some prose. It also states that Andy Ward returned for the Single Factor tour which I think is not correct (he was still convalescing, Stuart Tosh was at the drum kit). I was looking forward to getting some idea of what are the main collector's items but nothing on that score. Whatever Shane supplied I'm sure it would have been much better had they used it directly rather than getting Tim Jones to ghost it rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 27th, 2009, 12:40pm

I got a copy today - but have yet to compare the two versions. I had corrected Tim's original draft and added further input - but don't know yet if all those edits were included...

Tim's a really nice guy and I know he's been endeavouring to get this article included earlier...without his support the article wouldn't have appeared at all!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 27th, 2009, 1:34pm

OK...just checked and indeed there are some further edits that have been trimmed down from the version that was originally sent back. I guess this is what happens when print space is at a premium!

The error referred to by "alivecamel" a few posts ago may be my fault as I didn't pick this up!! I was jumping on and off 'planes at the time the article was going back and forth for editing...apologies.

Nevertheless, its good to see that a Camel article (albeit not as extensive as some would like) finally make it into print!!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 27th, 2009, 5:09pm

Anyone notice I saw two Camel legends on Saturday nighthuh?? You know, Colin Bass and Jan Schelhass. Just thought any Camelite would want to know that Colin said that Andy was 'fine'.

Just surprised noone Camel minded commented embarassed
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 27th, 2009, 5:38pm

HI Ned...
When I first found out about these gigs, it got me wondering about Colin & Jans relationship...they last played together in Camel on the Nude tour in 1981...had they kept in touch ever since?
Andy Latimer almost played on Jans " Dark Ships"...I got to thinking that with Jan being UK based and with Andy probably no longer wanting to tackle long haul tours, it could be an ideal situation for Jan to participate in any future Camel smale scale performances...I for one would enjoy seeing Jan back in Camel..his synth work was superb!
Or possibly, my theory is absolute bollocks and I am so far off the mark it's not true!
Cheers
Pete
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Oct 28th, 2009, 05:30am

"Give me another night, or give me Camel!" grin wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 28th, 2009, 07:37am

on Oct 27th, 2009, 5:38pm, Riverman wrote:
HI Ned...
When I first found out about these gigs, it got me wondering about Colin & Jans relationship...they last played together in Camel on the Nude tour in 1981...had they kept in touch ever since?
Andy Latimer almost played on Jans " Dark Ships"...I got to thinking that with Jan being UK based and with Andy probably no longer wanting to tackle long haul tours, it could be an ideal situation for Jan to participate in any future Camel smale scale performances...I for one would enjoy seeing Jan back in Camel..his synth work was superb!
Or possibly, my theory is absolute bollocks and I am so far off the mark it's not true!
Cheers
Pete


No talking b*llocks at all mate, I think that Colin and Jan have stayed in touch and on stage they had a great understanding of each other's talent. Jan certainly has lost none of his skills and some of the lines he played were superb. Just a shame we could not have had more of the guys but with an electric element to ensure that the balance between the softer folk element and the more rock orientated side of Colin and Jan's solo works are equally represented. Highlight was the version of As Far as I can see.

I would love a reunion of the Breathless band with Richard and David Sinclair, Jan, Mel and Andy Ward - what a show that was in 1978.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Oct 28th, 2009, 10:38am

on Oct 27th, 2009, 5:09pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Anyone notice I saw two Camel legends on Saturday nighthuh?? You know, Colin Bass and Jan Schelhass. Just thought any Camelite would want to know that Colin said that Andy was 'fine'.

Just surprised noone Camel minded commented embarassed


Thanks for posting that Ned. smiley Must have been really great to see them. I love ' As far as I can see '. One of my faves of Colin's.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Oct 28th, 2009, 10:50am

Cheers Squigs, nice to hear from you again and hope you are well. Looking forward to the exciting news from DM which I believe is this week. I have an idea what it is but could be wrong cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 28th, 2009, 2:35pm

For those who may not have already seen this!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zoMOfOyBeU&feature=related


Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 28th, 2009, 4:24pm

on Oct 28th, 2009, 10:50am, NedFlanders wrote:
Cheers Squigs, nice to hear from you again and hope you are well. Looking forward to the exciting news from DM which I believe is this week. I have an idea what it is but could be wrong cool


You are on the right track Ned. I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself. Just want to clear it with Andy before I spill the beans here.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Oct 28th, 2009, 4:28pm

on Oct 28th, 2009, 2:35pm, Riverman wrote:
For those who may not have already seen this!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zoMOfOyBeU&feature=related


Peter


Excellent find Peter. Probably the rarest of all Camel videos. Very cool, yet simultaneously strange. Andy looks a little... bored maybe? I would have loved to have put this into Curriculum Vitae.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 28th, 2009, 6:29pm

You may also do a search on Youtube for....

"Camel live in Tilburg"
"Camel live in Murcia"


Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Oct 28th, 2009, 6:33pm

Dave...
there's something else which is quite rare..
Japanese TV programme called "Super Sound City"...
Camel, circa 1975 miming to 2 tracks from the Snow Goose album...I managed to track down this promo, but the quality is pretty bad..would love to know if someone has a decent copy of this...it was once released on a bootleg video/dvd entitled "playing in the red & green"

Peter


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Oct 29th, 2009, 03:05am

on Oct 27th, 2009, 1:34pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Nevertheless, its good to see that a Camel article (albeit not as extensive as some would like) finally make it into print!!
grin

Yeah I overreacted, put it down to the excitement caused by the rare event of seeing something published about Camel. Thanks Shane and "amen" to that sentiment.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Oct 29th, 2009, 04:11am

on Oct 28th, 2009, 4:24pm, dm wrote:
You are on the right track Ned. I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself. Just want to clear it with Andy before I spill the beans here.

Dave

I have a hunch this will make my year shocked
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Oct 29th, 2009, 04:16am

on Oct 29th, 2009, 03:05am, alivecamel wrote:
Yeah I overreacted, put it down to the excitement caused by the rare event of seeing something published about Camel. Thanks Shane and "amen" to that sentiment.


Cheers mate...and stand-by for more news...

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Oct 29th, 2009, 5:36pm

on Oct 28th, 2009, 4:24pm, dm wrote:
You are on the right track Ned. I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself. Just want to clear it with Andy before I spill the beans here.

Dave


This makes my year..!!! Don't have a clue what it is, but I'm very hopefull.. I'm VERY curious heresmiley Here's hoping that Andy The Hero are willing to share.. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Nov 1st, 2009, 11:42am

Ok folks, here's the news. I apologize for the long post, but as you can tell I am very excited about all this, and you are the first to hear of it. While this news may not be exactly what you were expecting, the simple fact that Andy is doing a little better these days is thrilling beyond words for everyone I'm sure. Although I am not privy to any of the other projects he may be working on, I'm hoping that this particular one proves to be just the tip of the iceberg, and that he's got much more planned for Camel fans in the years to come.

======================

And So It Begins...

I awoke a few mornings ago to find an email waiting for me. It had come from half way around the world, to California from the UK. It was what the attachment held that had me giggling like a schoolgirl.

It was an audio file… a guitar solo to be specific… a long, very special guitar solo. I immediately played it. The sound was unmistakable. Even without the benefit of hearing it with the rest of the instruments, I knew it was perfect.

I then quickly booted up another computer in my studio which held the Pro Tools tracks I had been working on since June and transferred the solo to its appropriate spot nestled among the swirling keyboards, strings, woodwinds, and drums. I hit play… and held my breath…

Pure magic! Utter bliss! I was shaking.

The opening track from my new album had reached a whole new level. The song, a classically-tinged progressive rock tour-de-force, was turning out far better than I ever could have anticipated. Featuring piano, harpsichord, mellotron (strings and choir), cello, oboe, classical guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar, bass, drums, and vocals, the track was now highlighted by one of the most powerful, passionate, melodically stunning extended lead guitar solos ever to come from the fingers, mind, and heart of Andrew Latimer, legendary guitarist for the band Camel. Is it as good as Ice or something off Rajaz? Maybe, but I might be biased. You’ll have to be the judge.

I wrote back to Andy saying that I couldn’t thank him enough for contributing to my album. Knowing all that he’s been through in the past few years, I simply could not fathom that he would take time to record this for me. But he did, and for that I will always be grateful.

But it didn’t end there. Over the next few days I continued to receive more files. I was stunned. It was being transformed into a true epic right in front of me.

I had met Andy and his wife and lyricist Susan Hoover back in 1997 when I was asked to produce and direct Camel’s concert DVD Coming of Age. Since then I have produced an additional six DVD’s for Camel Productions including Curriculum Vitae, Footage I, Footage II, Total Pressure, Moondances, and the as yet unreleased Opening Farewell, an epic concert extravaganza recorded in Santa Cruz, CA during Camel’s Farewell Tour in 2003.

For those who may not know my background, I began classical piano training at the age of five. Later, after hearing the track Land of Make Believe from the Moody Blues on the radio, I became interested in progressive music and began my discovery of bands such as Genesis, Yes, Jethro Tull, Renaissance, Barclay James Harvest, Strawbs, and of course Camel.

In 1978, after deciding to give the music biz a go myself, I began writing and recording demos. But alas, my timing was off. Record companies in LA at that time simply didn’t want prog. So I successfully pursued my other passion – filmmaking. In my spare time, I went ahead and independently recorded the album Tales of Heroes and Lovers which seemed to take forever to complete. It eventually got released in 1984 and was accompanied by a self-directed music video which actually got MTV airplay.

An ill-fated attempt at recording a pop album for CBS (with ex-Yes keyboardist Patrick Moraz originally slotted to produce no less!) in 1986 was nearly completed, then shelved. The 1990’s saw an additional album being recorded with limited release along with a song being placed in a Kris Kristofferson film, and this kept the musical flame flickering… barely.

Finally in 2009, I decided to go ahead with my long overdue new album project. I wasn’t sure whether Andy would be able to participate, and was more than delighted when he kindly offered to do so.

I hope to complete the album, titled Random Acts of Beauty, by the end of the year with a release date set for sometime in early 2010. It will include mostly brand new material, a couple of tracks written a few years ago, and even one or two pieces I wrote back in 1978 which were never recorded!

I’ve spoken with members of a few other well known progressive bands to see if they’d be willing to guest as well, but their participation remains unconfirmed at this time. Whether they end up joining in or not, I’m hoping that the lush, symphonic, melancholic, melodic, classically–tinged progressive rock we create will find a home in some of your hearts. Check davidminasian.blogspot.com for more details in the coming weeks and months.

Cheers;
David Minasian
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Nov 1st, 2009, 11:58am

Since this is not a Camel Productions item, I would ask that you please don't bother them with questions regarding this project but instead run them by me.

Thanks!
Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 1st, 2009, 12:07pm

That sounds amazing David. Really looking forward to hearing the album! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Nov 1st, 2009, 12:08pm

Bloody Hell Dave..what a scoop!!
If that were me, I'd be over the moon.

As a drummer it's always been my secret fantasy to perform on just one track with Andy, so I have some idea how you must be feeling about his contribution!

I had several ideas of what your news might have been, but I must say, this is excellent news, not only for your goodself, but to know Andy is well enough to get on with the day job!!! I can't wait to hear your track, and anything & everything that Andy releases in the future.

Again, great news..I'm really pleased for you!!

Kind Regards

Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 1st, 2009, 12:53pm

Hi David,

Great that this is now official and I hope to get a signed copy from you when it comes out - I will pay of course grin I may be a Scot but I am not the sterotypical type (sewn up pockets, timelock on my wallet, pennies hitting me on the back of the neck as I pick them up when I dropped them etc etc )

Cannot wait my friend and love the album "It's not too late" you sent to me a few years back - it still gets a lot of airplay.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Nov 1st, 2009, 1:32pm

Hi David!

Very exciting news! Can't wait to hear the finished product - it sounds GREAT!!

I also love the fact that Andy feels strong enough to play and produce again! This sounds really hopefull. smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Nov 1st, 2009, 4:19pm

Hi David

Wonderful,wonderful news!
I of course knew of your involment with the Camel DVD's, but had no idea that you were a musician in your own right embarassed
I for one, cannot wait to hear the finished product and it's truly fantastic news to hear that Andy is once again playing. This has really made my day cool Thanks for sharing and good luck with the release smiley
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Post by FatOnes on Nov 2nd, 2009, 05:18am

I can only reiterate what others have said. I am elated at this news.

Put me down for a copy of your new album please. wink

And don't worry, there's absolutely no Scottish in me...


HOOOOOPS! grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Nov 2nd, 2009, 07:54am

Wonderful news David, good luck for the rest of this incredible project, though with Andy on board luck seems hardly needed wink Big thanks for sharing this with us.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 2nd, 2009, 08:12am

on Nov 2nd, 2009, 05:18am, FatOnes wrote:
I can only reiterate what others have said. I am elated at this news.

Put me down for a copy of your new album please. wink

And don't worry, there's absolutely no Scottish in me...


HOOOOOPS! grin


grin Damn it, thought you had forgotten that one Stef. Anyway, what don't you mean "no Scots" in me or no Scottishness" I don't know undecided kiss grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 2nd, 2009, 08:26am

Nice one David... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Nov 2nd, 2009, 10:36am

Thank you to Squigs, Peter, Ned, Sahara, Mal, Fat Ones, Alive, Shane, and the rest of you for your words of encouragement. I'll do my best to make you all proud...

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Nov 2nd, 2009, 11:03am

Sounds excellent DM. Look forward to hearing it when it is finished cool Good on ya grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 2nd, 2009, 11:58am

You can do it Dave! smiley


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 2nd, 2009, 12:29pm

on Nov 1st, 2009, 1:32pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
I also love the fact that Andy feels strong enough to play and produce again! This sounds really hopefull. smiley smiley


Yes indeedy. Power to Andy! smiley kiss

Really looking forward to hearing this stunning sounding guitar piece from Andy on Dave's album, as well as the rest of it! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Nov 4th, 2009, 4:29pm

Sounds amazing Dave, look forward to hearing the finished project cool It's so great that Andy is working again cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 8th, 2009, 06:32am

Good to see Peter Bardens on "Rock Family Trees" (The Fleetwood Mac Story) the other night...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Nov 8th, 2009, 08:04am

Shane...
I think I remember seeing that a few years back...there was another FM story on Sky about 2 weeks ago...this one had Mick Fleetwood going back to his roots and visiting places where he spent his formative years..he went to a mews type property in London where he said he was discoved playing drums in a garage by Pete Bardens, and acknowledged Pete was the person who kick started his career. There followed in brief interview with Pete on a beach in Malibu..was this the same show??

Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 8th, 2009, 11:10am

No mate...not the same show...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Nov 8th, 2009, 1:11pm

Some rare Pete Bardens footage here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYx0k2zrJV0

Fast forward to 3 minutes


Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Nov 9th, 2009, 1:53pm

on Oct 26th, 2009, 7:29pm, Peter Beasley wrote:
BBC Radio 4 is running a poll of neglected classic books. There's a shortlist of 10 books to choose from and the winning book will be dramatised on Radio 4 next year.

The Snow Goose is one of the choices, so vote for it!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/open-book/neglected-classics/michael-morpurgo


Fantastic news. The Snow Goose won the poll by a large margin, so we can now look forward to a BBC Radio dramatisation next year. I've emailed the Beeb asking them to consider using Camel's music with it, especially considering 2010 will be the album's 35th anniversary.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Nov 9th, 2009, 2:42pm

Great news about the book!

Here, I am watching "Coming Of Age" and I swear I am on the 10th consecutive playing of ICE. Stunning guitar work cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 9th, 2009, 3:00pm

on Nov 9th, 2009, 2:42pm, demolition man wrote:
Great news about the book!

Here, I am watching "Coming Of Age" and I swear I am on the 10th consecutive playing of ICE. Stunning guitar work cool


Loved the version of Snow Goose narrated by Spike Milligan. Brings back a lot of memories and an album that never saw the light of day on CD AFAIK
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Nov 9th, 2009, 10:03pm

Here's a bit more info on the Andrew Latimer/David Minasian collaboration along with an update on the album's progress...

http://davidminasian.blogspot.com/

Best;
Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 10th, 2009, 1:03pm

on Nov 9th, 2009, 10:03pm, dm wrote:
Here's a bit more info on the Andrew Latimer/David Minasian collaboration along with an update on the album's progress...

http://davidminasian.blogspot.com/

Best;
Dave


Now, just how old are those photos Dave? grin Now I have a face to put the voice to. Great to know the style and background to the songs and I cannot wait to hear it my friend. Best wishes for now and in the future. Ned cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 10th, 2009, 3:20pm

...any chance of some sound samples on your blog page David?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Nov 11th, 2009, 12:04pm

on Nov 10th, 2009, 3:20pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
...any chance of some sound samples on your blog page David?


Once we get some final mixes, I will certainly be putting some up. The track with Andy will be among the ones we mix first. I hope to put together a full on website as well.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 11th, 2009, 12:08pm

Sounds just great. Looking forward! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Nov 11th, 2009, 12:12pm

on Nov 10th, 2009, 1:03pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Now, just how old are those photos Dave? grin Now I have a face to put the voice to. Great to know the style and background to the songs and I cannot wait to hear it my friend. Best wishes for now and in the future. Ned cool


The pictures aren't that old Ned, well, ok, maybe the first one is. The second one is backstage following the Coming of Age gig (1997). Peter Bardens was in the audience for that show and came backstage afterwards. There's some footage I took of his and Andy's reunion but it hasn't been used... yet. The last one is from Rome when I was working with Mr. Gibson on his movie in 2003. Anyway, thanks for the good wishes. cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Nov 11th, 2009, 12:18pm

on Nov 1st, 2009, 12:53pm, NedFlanders wrote:
pennies hitting me on the back of the neck as I pick them up when I dropped them etc


I'm still trying to figure this out undecided
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 11th, 2009, 12:18pm

Be real nice to see that footage of Andy and Peter one day. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 11th, 2009, 1:26pm

on Nov 11th, 2009, 12:04pm, dm wrote:
Once we get some final mixes, I will certainly be putting some up. The track with Andy will be among the ones we mix first. I hope to put together a full on website as well.

Dave


Perfect...THANKS!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 11th, 2009, 2:22pm

on Nov 11th, 2009, 12:18pm, dm wrote:
I'm still trying to figure this out undecided


They say that a Scotsman and his money should never be separated and we have a reputation as being a bit mean with money. The joke of a penny hitting the back of the neck implies that you are so mean that when you drop cash you are faster than the coin and it hits you on the back of the neck.

There are several other Scots jokes such as those associated with North Eastern Scots in Aberdeen who are so tight with anything that the biggest sound at a football match is the rustling of papers as they unwrap a hidden candy in their pockets.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 14th, 2009, 10:00am

Recent Camel listening...

A Nod And A Wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 14th, 2009, 10:41am

lipsrsealed

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Nov 14th, 2009, 5:03pm

Recent Camel Listening.....

First album ...LOUD..in the car on way home from work Friday night...this album just gets better with age!!!

Today.. ."Snow Goose" ... single version with extra guitar & keyboards...played 4 times in a row..why has this not been issued on C.D. huhhuhhuhhuh?

Cheers
Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 15th, 2009, 2:15pm

on Nov 14th, 2009, 5:03pm, Riverman wrote:
Recent Camel Listening.....

First album ...LOUD..in the car on way home from work Friday night...this album just gets better with age!!!

Today.. ."Snow Goose" ... single version with extra guitar & keyboards...played 4 times in a row..why has this not been issued on C.D. huhhuhhuhhuh?

Cheers
Peter


What is this??The orginal Snow Goose was released as a single CD a long while back and then re-released as a deluxe version recently. I also have an expensive Japanese single version which has the best pressing of the classic album (hence why it cost me £35 at the time). Is there a difference in the original album version and the initial CD release? if so, I cannot hear it.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Nov 15th, 2009, 5:30pm

Hi Ned...
What I'm referring to has nothing to do with any CD re-releases of the "Snow Goose" album.
Decca Records back in 1975 insisted that tracks from the album were to be released to promote the LP..."Flight of the Snow Goose" was one, issued as an identical version as the album cut, then the " The Snow Goose" track itself, released as a 45RPM single with "Freefall" on the B-Side.
This version of "The Snow Goose" differed slightly from the LP version, and has never been issued on any CD re-release of the album itself...a great shame in my opinion. This 45 single version included some extra guitar work from Andy Latimer, and much enhanced organ from Pete Bardens...Latimer added some extra lines which reminded me a little of Fleetwood Macs' "Albatross", the sort of ghostly guitar in the background.
I'm just astonished it's not yet seen the light of day on CD.
NB PM me for more!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 16th, 2009, 06:56am

Thank you for enlightening me - goes to show that you learn something new even when you think you already know cheesy Thanks for letting me know mate.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Nov 17th, 2009, 10:59pm

Any news on Mr Latimer and the Rajaz forum(Shane)?.... How is Allan Lavender doing?.... cheesy

Do you think another Christmas DVD will appear this year. undecided
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Nov 18th, 2009, 1:25pm

No news yet I'm afraid mate...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Nov 19th, 2009, 1:25pm

Interesting nostalgia about various Camel gigs athe Friars Aylesbury website....

Click the "see also" dates for more (the 1975 link appears to be broken)

Start here....
http://www.aylesburyfriars.co.uk/camel81.html

Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 20th, 2009, 10:18am

Cool stuff Peter! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 23rd, 2009, 12:32pm

Listened to a few songs from ANAAW last night. What a beautiful guitar solo on ' A Boy's Life '. Goes straight to my heart! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 23rd, 2009, 1:44pm

on Nov 16th, 2009, 06:56am, NedFlanders wrote:
Thank you for enlightening me - goes to show that you learn something new even when you think you already know cheesy Thanks for letting me know mate.


Sounds great actually wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Nov 24th, 2009, 03:05am

on Nov 19th, 2009, 1:25pm, Riverman wrote:
Interesting nostalgia about various Camel gigs athe Friars Aylesbury website....
I was at the Friars gig in '79. Three memories survive....

1. Catching Andy Ward's drumstick when he threw it into the audience at the end (I still have it)
2. Kit Watkins being impressed that I could clap in time to the odd time signature in 'Hymn to Her'.
3. A poor night's sleep in a pub B&B due to lorries thundering by all night.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Nov 26th, 2009, 11:48am

on Nov 24th, 2009, 03:05am, Peter Beasley wrote:
I was at the Friars gig in '79. Three memories survive....

1. Catching Andy Ward's drumstick when he threw it into the audience at the end (I still have it)
2. Kit Watkins being impressed that I could clap in time to the odd time signature in 'Hymn to Her'.
3. A poor night's sleep in a pub B&B due to lorries thundering by all night.


Great memories Peter. You must treasure that drumstick! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Nov 27th, 2009, 07:48am

Would be great if Andy and Doug got back together with Andy L and did a new project in similar style to Moonmadness. I know the Brew project was something being worked on many moons ago but somehow I think that is now a dead duck.

Just to see Andy L back to full health and recording would be all my Christmases in one happy bundle.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on Nov 28th, 2009, 01:48am

on Nov 27th, 2009, 07:48am, NedFlanders wrote:
Just to see Andy L back to full health and recording would be all my Christmases in one happy bundle.



I cannot agree more with you Ned

adap
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Nov 30th, 2009, 12:38pm

Hear hear! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Nov 30th, 2009, 5:09pm

.....and here grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 1st, 2009, 09:22am

Such good news about him sending his music to David M. smiley
Love and positive energy always to Andy! smiley kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Dec 1st, 2009, 5:46pm

on Dec 1st, 2009, 09:22am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Such good news about him sending his music to David M. smiley
Love and positive energy always to Andy! smiley kiss


I'm assuming like every year around this time we will receive another CP newsletter, hopefully fingers crossed on some very positive news and future projects. cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 5th, 2009, 12:48pm

on Nov 27th, 2009, 07:48am, NedFlanders wrote:
I know the Brew project was something being worked on many moons ago but somehow I think that is now a dead duck.


I hope not. Would love to hear a Brew album. Sounded real promising! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Dec 5th, 2009, 9:35pm

on Dec 5th, 2009, 12:48pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
I hope not. Would love to hear a Brew album. Sounded real promising! smiley


I agree! wink

cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Dec 6th, 2009, 3:41pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcWdkD0qUww&feature=related

In case some of you have missed the other thread.

I'm certainly going when they play here next year cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Dec 6th, 2009, 4:08pm

on Dec 6th, 2009, 3:41pm, Mal wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcWdkD0qUww&feature=related

In case some of you have missed the other thread.

I'm certainly going when they play here next year cool


Hi mate, I have a temporary fault with YouTube....sh!t tongue
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Dec 11th, 2009, 1:44pm

on Dec 5th, 2009, 12:48pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Would love to hear a Brew album. Sounded real promising! smiley


One of the highlights of being Camel's videographer was getting to hear some of the material being recorded during the Brew sessions reunion with Andy, Andy, and Doug. They were actually in the process of creating some great stuff - that is when they weren't making each other laugh. Although it was sorta talked about as being a 'blues' type project, the material was shaping up to be quite melodic.

Out of the 4 or 5 tracks I heard, Left Luggage, the song featured on Footage I was probably the least melodic - the band joking about it being a ZZ Top clone. The rest of the songs all had some great melodies. One folky track sort of reminded me of Shout off Rajaz, and another one had an interesting piano part from Mr. Latimer. Great stuff that I hope eventually sees the light day.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 12th, 2009, 10:51am

on Dec 11th, 2009, 1:44pm, dm wrote:
One of the highlights of being Camel's videographer was getting to hear some of the material being recorded during the Brew sessions reunion with Andy, Andy, and Doug. They were actually in the process of creating some great stuff - that is when they weren't making each other laugh. Although it was sorta talked about as being a 'blues' type project, the material was shaping up to be quite melodic.

Out of the 4 or 5 tracks I heard, Left Luggage, the song featured on Footage I was probably the least melodic - the band joking about it being a ZZ Top clone. The rest of the songs all had some great melodies. One folky track sort of reminded me of Shout off Rajaz, and another one had an interesting piano part from Mr. Latimer. Great stuff that I hope eventually sees the light day.

Dave


Thanks for that little insight Dave. smiley There's a snippet of a folky song on CV, which I think sounds really nice. Must have been fantastic to hear Andrew, Andy and Doug in the studio! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Dec 12th, 2009, 5:47pm

on Dec 11th, 2009, 1:44pm, dm wrote:
One of the highlights of being Camel's videographer was getting to hear some of the material being recorded during the Brew sessions reunion with Andy, Andy, and Doug. They were actually in the process of creating some great stuff - that is when they weren't making each other laugh. Although it was sorta talked about as being a 'blues' type project, the material was shaping up to be quite melodic.

Out of the 4 or 5 tracks I heard, Left Luggage, the song featured on Footage I was probably the least melodic - the band joking about it being a ZZ Top clone. The rest of the songs all had some great melodies. One folky track sort of reminded me of Shout off Rajaz, and another one had an interesting piano part from Mr. Latimer. Great stuff that I hope eventually sees the light day.

Dave


Many thanks for the insight! I'd love to buy that album EVENTUALLY!! smiley Sounds truly great!! Oh Boy! Do I long for something new by Camel!!! Andy, as always, is my nr one idol smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 19th, 2009, 10:22am

Really looking forward to hearing Andy's work on David M's new album! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Dec 21st, 2009, 03:01am

on Dec 19th, 2009, 10:22am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Really looking forward to hearing Andy's work on David M's new album! smiley


Thanks Squigs! You won't be disappointed. Everything's coming along quite well - in fact we did final mixes on 2 of the tracks this past weekend. You can keep updated on the album's progress and even read a review of one of the tracks by our own Ned Flanders at:

http://davidminasian.blogspot.com/

I do know that Andy's working on other stuff besides this project but I don't know the status of any of it. I'm hoping to get my album out by Spring, so it's possible this could end up being the first new material to get out there featuring Andy since that one Brew track in 2004.

Cheers;
Dave

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by adap on Dec 21st, 2009, 1:03pm

Andy in his way back, THIS IS BREAKING NEWS


your album will be on my hot list dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by themaster on Dec 24th, 2009, 03:42am

Just to wish everyone here a very happy Christmas and a very good new year.

Wishing Andy Sue Colin and Denis a very very happy Christmas

I look forward to some new music soon and maybe if Santas nice a gig or two.

smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 27th, 2009, 11:18am

I may very well have some interesting Camel news in the New Year...watch this space for details...more to follow...

laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Dec 27th, 2009, 1:19pm

on Dec 27th, 2009, 11:18am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I may very well have some interesting Camel news in the New Year...watch this space for details...more to follow...

laugh


You utter utter tease grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Dec 27th, 2009, 2:03pm

on Dec 27th, 2009, 11:18am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I may very well have some interesting Camel news in the New Year...watch this space for details...more to follow...

laugh


Something to look forward to then!.... cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 27th, 2009, 3:16pm

OH YES!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Dec 28th, 2009, 05:50am

on Dec 27th, 2009, 11:18am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
I may very well have some interesting Camel news in the New Year...watch this space for details...more to follow...

laugh


Holy Grail!! Let it be 2010..now!!! Oh, this teasing.. Bring on the New Year!! smiley laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 28th, 2009, 09:12am

He didn't say when in the new year Sahara. Could be December! rolleyes wink cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Dec 28th, 2009, 4:07pm

just in...

HAPPY NEW YEAR


Just a brief missive to send holiday wishes and to thank you all for your emails, cards, and letters asking after Andrew. I apologise for not posting an update much sooner, but the news is good. Andrew continues to recover well.

We expect to have Camel's next DVD "Opening Farewell" available in the near future. We still can't say when, but Andrew and Denis are working on it daily now, and progress is steady.

We get to close the year on an exciting and high note. Recently, Camel were invited to appear as special guests at the High Voltage Festival in London this coming July, and we are seriously considering it. He would want to do a small string of shows, not just the one, so before we can say definitively, we have to work out the logistics and be sure Andrew is fit for the demands of a live show. The decision must be made by early spring, so it won't be long before we say 'yay' or 'nay' .

For now, we send our very best wishes for health and contentment. This year-ending, we'll light our Hour Candle for this good life we have. There is no greater gift than health. It is the pot of gold at Rainbow's End.

With our fondest and best wishes,
Susan Hoover


COMING SOON...

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Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Dec 28th, 2009, 7:59pm

Shane, looks like Susan Hoover & analogkid beat you to it grin

Or is there more to come... shocked
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by themaster on Dec 29th, 2009, 01:51am

Well this news is the best Christmas pressie from Santa ive had in many a year.

Looking forward to 2010 now


Have a good new year ya all
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Dec 29th, 2009, 09:34am

Oh my..!!! Easily the best news of the year for me! I'm so happy about Andy feeling better, and the fact that there might be a chance to see Camel on stage again next year is nothing short of amazing! I'm so there, London!! The soon-to-be-released DVD looks very interesting as well! It's a recorded concert from Camel's 'Farewell Tour' in 2003 - the 'Santa Cruz'-show. Can't wait for it to be out!

And.. In the light of all this, hopes are beginning to rise concerning new music from Andy. Who knows what the future will hold for us. My heart is smiling!

Cheers!!




Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 29th, 2009, 10:14am

Wonderful news that Andy is recovering well! smiley smiley smiley

Love and positive vibes to him. kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Dec 29th, 2009, 10:20am

anyone else suddenly keen to go to the High Voltage Festival?


http://www.highvoltagefestival.com/home.htm

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 29th, 2009, 11:46am

on Dec 28th, 2009, 7:59pm, dm wrote:
Shane, looks like Susan Hoover & analogkid beat you to it grin

Or is there more to come... shocked


There is indeed more to come...and its so secret that even Andy doesn't know yet...

shocked

(UPDATE: OK...he does now as I've e-mailed Andy & Susan this afternoon)
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 29th, 2009, 11:55am

on Dec 29th, 2009, 10:20am, analogkid wrote:
anyone else suddenly keen to go to the High Voltage Festival?


http://www.highvoltagefestival.com/home.htm

grin


Maybe, but don't really like festivals tbh. Would just be going for Camel. More likely to go to a Camel show or two than this, but never say never! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 29th, 2009, 12:08pm

on Dec 29th, 2009, 11:46am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
There is indeed more to come...and its so secret that even Andy doesn't know yet...

shocked

(UPDATE: OK...he does now as I've e-mailed Andy & Susan this afternoon)


The return of the Rajaz forum maybe? undecided
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 29th, 2009, 12:10pm

Nope...something much better than that!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 29th, 2009, 12:14pm

MUCH better?! shocked I'll give up I think! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 29th, 2009, 12:15pm

...can't say more yet until I've heard back from Susan & Andy...

cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Dec 29th, 2009, 12:39pm

Ooooh... I'm beginning to feel like a little kid waiting for Santa here.. Wondering how much more happiness I can take one one day.. smiley ...Good times ahead, I guess smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 29th, 2009, 12:40pm

Yes indeed!

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Dec 29th, 2009, 2:47pm

Wonderful news at last from Camel cool cool
The thought of the chance to be able to see them live again, is fantastic shocked
Every thing I have 2 of are firmly crossed cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Dec 29th, 2009, 6:27pm

on Dec 29th, 2009, 12:15pm, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
...can't say more yet until I've heard back from Susan & Andy...

cool


Glad to see your old avatar back Shane! cheesy

Cannot wait for more good news to come..... grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 30th, 2009, 06:02am

Cheers mate...

I had a major IT failure a couple of weeks ago and have had to have everything rebuilt for my work and personal systems...

Thankfully, everything is fully repaired and back up and running again!

Good news on the Camel front too...looking foward to the new DVD and live show(s)!

As for my Camel news...I'll share more when I am able to...

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Dec 30th, 2009, 07:41am

The plot sickens.... grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 30th, 2009, 09:23am

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 30th, 2009, 10:11am

on Dec 30th, 2009, 07:41am, FatOnes wrote:
The plot sickens.... grin


wink laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 30th, 2009, 10:15am

on Dec 30th, 2009, 06:02am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
Good news on the Camel front too...looking foward to the new DVD and live show(s)!


We must remember that the shows are not confirmed yet. I'm just so pleased there's been a newsletter with good news about Andy's health. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Dec 30th, 2009, 12:01pm

Great news about Andy cool cool.........oh and Shane's a big tease!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 30th, 2009, 12:10pm

...you know me so well sire...

laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 30th, 2009, 12:20pm

You don't change do you?! wink cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Dec 30th, 2009, 1:29pm

Thankfully...NO!

wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Dec 30th, 2009, 2:35pm

on Dec 29th, 2009, 2:47pm, Mal wrote:
Every thing I have 2 of are firmly crossed cheesy


Ouch, seems a bit painful undecided
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Dec 31st, 2009, 08:56am

on Dec 30th, 2009, 2:35pm, dm wrote:
Ouch, seems a bit painful undecided


Well worth every eye watering moment dm cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 31st, 2009, 09:11am

on Dec 31st, 2009, 08:56am, Mal wrote:
Well worth every eye watering moment dm cheesy


No pain, no gain, eh Mal?! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Dec 31st, 2009, 12:40pm

Last post of the year for me. Gotta be:

Camel Rule!!! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jan 1st, 2010, 10:02pm

on Dec 30th, 2009, 10:15am, Squigelyfox wrote:
We must remember that the shows are not confirmed yet. I'm just so pleased there's been a newsletter with good news about Andy's health. smiley


I totally agree!! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Jan 7th, 2010, 1:45pm

Hello there, and a very Happy New Year to you all!!

Really looking forward to the new DVD, and the news that there may potentially be some gigs is fantastic!

This got me thinking whether there would be new material to promote? Is Andy almost ready to unleash a new album upon us?
Would Camel go out with new material, or do gigs playing the old favourites simply for the joy of getting back out there?

This led me to recall the gigs that I saw before hearing the respective album that was being promoted at the time.
Moonmadness was one..I was at a gig about a week before the album was released. When I listened to the record, my memories of the songs played was quite distinctive...I immediately recognised "Song within a song" for example.
Anybody else see Camel prior to getting the record, and what songs made an impression on you?

Cheers
Peter



Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 7th, 2010, 5:23pm

The only gig that I went to without hearing the album first was the Nude tour in 1981. I was on leave from the Army at the time and bought the album on the day of the gig. Hearing it for the first time was superb but the funniest moment was me ranting about just how good Andy Latimer was as a guitarist to all my friends at the gig only for him to hit a bum note at the start of the first song Never Let Go of the evening.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jan 7th, 2010, 5:30pm

on Jan 7th, 2010, 5:23pm, NedFlanders wrote:
The only gig that I went to without hearing the album first was the Nude tour in 1981. I was on leave from the Army at the time and bought the album on the day of the gig. Hearing it for the first time was superb but the funniest moment was me ranting about just how good Andy Latimer was as a guitarist to all my friends at the gig only for him to hit a bum note at the start of the first song Never Let Go of the evening.


They played nude? shocked grin wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 7th, 2010, 6:18pm

on Jan 7th, 2010, 5:30pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
They played nude? shocked grin wink


grin grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Jan 8th, 2010, 04:47am

Surely nude is the only way to 'play'... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Jan 9th, 2010, 10:48am

Well, this really isn't Camel news although Andy's name is mentioned. Justin Hayward sent an email to his agent on Thursday where he talks about one of the songs from my forthcoming album entitled Blue Rain which he had heard earlier in the week. His agent who is a good friend of mine kindly forwarded the email on to me...

"It's a lovely song. I really like the feel of the vocal on there. The guitar solo sound is fabulous and it's a very Moody track. I'm sure it will be a great album for Andy and David."

Just thought I would share this rather encouraging news from someone I admire.

Best;
Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jan 9th, 2010, 11:37am

NICE ONE DAVID!!

laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 9th, 2010, 1:22pm

I have heard it and the remixed version - na na na na na na!................ grin BTW - awesome
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Jan 9th, 2010, 3:08pm

on Jan 9th, 2010, 1:22pm, NedFlanders wrote:
I have heard it and the remixed version - na na na na na na!................ grin


Well, so have I - na na na na na na

grin grin grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 10th, 2010, 12:04pm

Not I, said the fox. Will just have to have patience! cheesy

Is it you singing on the song Dave?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Jan 10th, 2010, 12:34pm

on Jan 10th, 2010, 12:04pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Is it you singing on the song Dave?


Yes, it's me singing. To have someone like Justin Hayward say they like your voice is more than encouraging!

Andy will be providing some vocals along with me on the track we're collaborating on.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jan 10th, 2010, 12:44pm

on Jan 10th, 2010, 12:34pm, dm wrote:
Yes, it's me singing. To have someone like Justin Hayward say they like your voice is more than encouraging!

Andy will be providing some vocals along with me on the track we're collaborating on.

Dave


Cannot wait to hear this!!... cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 11th, 2010, 10:02am

on Jan 10th, 2010, 12:34pm, dm wrote:
Yes, it's me singing. To have someone like Justin Hayward say they like your voice is more than encouraging!

Andy will be providing some vocals along with me on the track we're collaborating on.

Dave


Cool. Yes, must be encouraging to have praise like that, and to have Andy singing too. Excellent! smiley


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 11th, 2010, 11:49am

By the way Dave, will your album be on CD / download or both and where will it be on sale?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Jan 11th, 2010, 12:43pm

on Jan 11th, 2010, 11:49am, Squigelyfox wrote:
By the way Dave, will your album be on CD / download or both and where will it be on sale?


It will be both and should be at all the usual places.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 12th, 2010, 09:20am

on Jan 11th, 2010, 12:43pm, dm wrote:
It will be both and should be at all the usual places.

Dave


Thanks for your answer Dave. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 13th, 2010, 10:17am

Recent Camel listening:

Selection of tracks from ' Rain Dances ' and ' Breathless '
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Jan 15th, 2010, 07:14am

Been listening to 'The Traveller'. Great, early Camel track that as far as I know they never recorded.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 15th, 2010, 07:57am

on Jan 15th, 2010, 07:14am, Peter Beasley wrote:
Been listening to 'The Traveller'. Great, early Camel track that as far as I know they never recorded.


Tease cry You have this on MP3 format?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Jan 15th, 2010, 09:07am

on Jan 15th, 2010, 07:57am, NedFlanders wrote:
Tease cry You have this on MP3 format?

No, but could.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 15th, 2010, 09:52am

on Jan 15th, 2010, 07:14am, Peter Beasley wrote:
Been listening to 'The Traveller'. Great, early Camel track that as far as I know they never recorded.


Oooh you are lucky. Never heard that!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 15th, 2010, 09:58am

on Jan 15th, 2010, 09:07am, Peter Beasley wrote:
No, but could.


Sounds promising Peter, pm me please my friend and we can swap
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jan 15th, 2010, 11:53am

on Jan 15th, 2010, 09:58am, NedFlanders wrote:
Sounds promising Peter, pm me please my friend and we can swap


OoO...OoO...ME TOO...ME TOO...ME TOO PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!

shocked
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mia on Jan 15th, 2010, 2:20pm

on Jan 15th, 2010, 11:53am, Shane Camel Carlson wrote:
OoO...OoO...ME TOO...ME TOO...ME TOO PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEASE!!

shocked



Me too!!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Jan 19th, 2010, 03:43am

You can find The Traveller on the cossato 1973 bootleg:

http://rapidshare.com/files/170491496/C19730501C.part1.rar.html
http://rapidshare.com/files/170510818/C19730501C.part2.rar.html

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 19th, 2010, 05:15am

I now have it and will listen tonight grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Jan 19th, 2010, 11:35am

Would that be before or after you phone me? grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 20th, 2010, 12:25pm

To those who have heard ' The Traveller ', what's it like?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jan 21st, 2010, 05:39am

on Jan 19th, 2010, 11:35am, FatOnes wrote:
Would that be before or after you phone me? grin


I always try to see you right mate so do not worry as I will sort this out for you. Talk very soon live and proud on my tin can and very long piece of string.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Jan 21st, 2010, 4:43pm

I look forward to it. cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Jan 25th, 2010, 09:39am

Question for dm if you don't mind:

Is there more of the Guildford 1973 footage, other than Arubaluba and Never Let Go from the Footage DVDs?

Clearly the soundtrack has been replaced by the studio albums, does the master footage have a live soundtrack?

Chers
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Jan 25th, 2010, 1:17pm

Hi All.....couple of things....I'm not aware of any further footage from Guildford, although that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. It looks as the band synched to the original recordings so if was just for promo usage, it's likely that just a couple of tracks were filmed.

Secondly.....Shane..anything come of your "project" huh!!!


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jan 25th, 2010, 1:56pm

Still awaiting a response from Susan and Andy...watch this space... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Jan 26th, 2010, 12:09pm

on Jan 25th, 2010, 09:39am, alivecamel wrote:
Question for dm if you don't mind:

Is there more of the Guildford 1973 footage, other than Arubaluba and Never Let Go from the Footage DVDs?

Clearly the soundtrack has been replaced by the studio albums, does the master footage have a live soundtrack?

Chers


Hi:
Those were the only two songs filmed. And although they appear to be live, they're actually just miming to a playback. Andy was very happy to have uncovered the original 16mm Arubaluba film in his attic when we were searching for stuff for Curriculum Vitae. It probably hadn't been seen for 30 years. So, no, there is no live audio for those 2 tracks.

The other thing that he found in the attic along with the Guildford footage was some 16mm film which they use to project behind the band while they played live, maybe around the time of Snow Goose or Moonmadness. It was all very psychedelic - we almost used a clip of it in CV. Anybody remember ever seeing that?

Best;
Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jan 26th, 2010, 12:27pm

on Jan 26th, 2010, 12:09pm, dm wrote:
Hi:

The other thing that he found in the attic along with the Guildford footage was some 16mm film which they use to project behind the band while they played live, maybe around the time of Snow Goose or Moonmadness. It was all very psychedelic - we almost used a clip of it in CV. Anybody remember ever seeing that?

Best;
Dave


The only films I remember are one on the ' Moonmadness ' tour of camels in the desert before the band came on, which got a very loud cheer! There was also a screen behind the band on the ' Rain Dances ' tour. There was definitely an image of the RD cover, as I have a photo of it somewhere. Not sure what the rest of the film was, as I was too busy watching the band! smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Jan 27th, 2010, 09:15am

Quote:
Hi:
Those were the only two songs filmed. And although they appear to be live, they're actually just miming to a playback. Andy was very happy to have uncovered the original 16mm Arubaluba film in his attic when we were searching for stuff for Curriculum Vitae. It probably hadn't been seen for 30 years. So, no, there is no live audio for those 2 tracks.

The other thing that he found in the attic along with the Guildford footage was some 16mm film which they use to project behind the band while they played live, maybe around the time of Snow Goose or Moonmadness. It was all very psychedelic - we almost used a clip of it in CV. Anybody remember ever seeing that?

Best;
Dave


Thanks Dave, very cool.
I did think it would be a nightmare syncing unless the band were miming, but then I saw the crowd shots which looked to be a genuine audience and that got me wondering. I assume the same goes for the two Nude promo video tracks.

Snowgoose tour was before my time, but I've seen some nice HQ photos of the projections taken by a chap who shared a flat with Andy. I assumed the projections were slides rather than moving images. Generally there seems quite a dearth of footage and pictures from the early years.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Jan 28th, 2010, 12:53pm

From the "High Voltage Festival " website...

"Expect 2 more annoucements for the Prog Stage and the Metal Hammer Stage next week, with the full bill going live on February 8th. "



We may not have long to wait for some news!!

Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Jan 28th, 2010, 2:55pm

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but I'd really like to hear your comments about a band "Interphases" formed by some German friends of mine who are based in Stuttgart. I met them over 25 years ago when my band was involved in a 'rock exchange' with some German bands..they came to the UK to do gigs with us, we went to Germany to do gigs with them...
They have recently recorded an album "Psychmovie", and have just posted a clip on YouTube here..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csJNrfPHLwo

As I said would love to hear what you think!
Cheers Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Jan 30th, 2010, 1:14pm

cool huh
Hi there…Can anyone help??
PM on these please!!

I’m looking for the following Camel Live recordings….

19 11 1974 Electric Ladyland (with Freefall)
30 09 1998 Hammersmith Odeon
?? ?? 1978 Koln, Germany
?? ?? 1979 De Montfort Hall, Liecester
17 03 1981 Madrid, Spain
19 05 1984 L’Eldorado Paris (with encore tracks)
10 03 1998 The Edge, Palo Alto
16 04 1997 The Garage, Glasgow
19 09 2000 Claremont Ferrand,France
2003 Interviews Latimer Bass Clement, Verviers Holland

Cheers

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Feb 6th, 2010, 06:11am

Hello Again!

Can anybody give me any info please, about an album by Francis Monkman, on which Andy Latimer played.
What was the album, what did Andy contribute Etc.
Many Thanks!

Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Feb 7th, 2010, 10:16am

on Feb 6th, 2010, 06:11am, Riverman wrote:
Hello Again!

Can anybody give me any info please, about an album by Francis Monkman, on which Andy Latimer played.
What was the album, what did Andy contribute Etc.
Many Thanks!

Peter


The album was called 'Dweller on the Threshold' and I bought this around 1981. Track list is below:

1 The Dweller 4:56
2a The Glamour Of Emotions: Fear 1:48
2b The Glamour Of Emotions: Love 3:00
2c The Glamour Of Emotions: Breathe Out 2:13
3 Forgive 3:48
4 The Glamour Of Nations: The Urania Song 2:05
5 Learning To Live 4:47
6 The Glamour Of Material Possession: Margarita 3:40
7 The Glamour Of Magnetic Attraction: Pulu Pshu 4:26
8 The Angel 4:43
9 Psalm 23

I know long have the vinyl but to be honest I never got into the album and Andy IIRC did not have a lot to do on the album. AFAIK it has never come out on CD but I could be wrong.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Feb 8th, 2010, 10:18am

on Feb 6th, 2010, 06:11am, Riverman wrote:
Hello Again!

Can anybody give me any info please, about an album by Francis Monkman, on which Andy Latimer played.
What was the album, what did Andy contribute Etc.
Many Thanks!

Peter


I have it on cassette. Only ever played it once. Wasn't impressed.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Feb 9th, 2010, 05:34am

on Feb 7th, 2010, 10:16am, NedFlanders wrote:
The album was called 'Dweller on the Threshold'


I wonder if they stole the title from Van Morrison or vice versa...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Feb 9th, 2010, 07:52am

on Feb 9th, 2010, 05:34am, FatOnes wrote:
I wonder if they stole the title from Van Morrison or vice versa...


More likely from H P Lovecraft. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Feb 9th, 2010, 4:37pm

Shows what I know, eh? grin

Where have I been? rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Feb 12th, 2010, 11:51am

High Voltage Festival....


There's still hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

"On Wednesday of next week we will be making some more very exciting announcements! Our Very Special Guests for the Main Stage on Sunday and 2 further great Prog artists.

We will also be able to bring you details of our exclusive ‘As Live’ CD’s. These recordings of your favourite festival artists live performances will be a must have memory of High Voltage Festival!"


Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by themaster on Feb 16th, 2010, 11:36am

Hoping for Camel at high voltage but ELP still big wow
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Feb 18th, 2010, 09:56am

Been listening to Snowgoose and Harbour of Tears .... classics.

Still no DVD then .... undecided cry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Feb 18th, 2010, 10:35am

on Feb 18th, 2010, 09:56am, Eggle wrote:
Been listening to Snowgoose and Harbour of Tears .... classics.

Still no DVD then .... undecided cry


Must admit, I've got 10 Camel albums, I think, and Harbour of Tears is my least favourite. It's ok, but too sombre in parts for me, and too Celtic in flavour too. I know it's supposed to be, but it's just not my cup of tea. And why the long silence at the end?

Snowgoose, however, is a classic, and in my top three Camel albums!

Yes, I'm a fan of early Camel, the first four albums in fact. All excellent imo. cool
Nothing against the later stuff; in fact, some of it is superb, but, to me, it's become more like the Andy Latimer band than true Camel. Of course, we can never have Peter Bardens back, but I think the band lost something when he left. Just my personal feelings. I know others feel totally different about it and love the later stuff. And therein lies the beauty of music! Everyone's different, and quite rightly too. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Feb 18th, 2010, 12:03pm

Harbour of Tears is indeed a classic cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Feb 18th, 2010, 12:56pm

RE HIGH VOLTAGE
Previous mail fom CP...
"
We get to close the year on an exciting and high note. Recently, Camel were invited to appear as special guests at the High Voltage Festival in London this coming July, and we are seriously considering it. He would want to do a small string of shows, not just the one, so before we can say definitively, we have to work out the logistics and be sure Andrew is fit for the demands of a live show. The decision must be made by early spring, so it won't be long before we say 'yay' or 'nay' . "


When do you think "early spring" is huh

Still hoping!!

Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 18th, 2010, 6:39pm

Early Spring is officially late March.


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Feb 19th, 2010, 6:13pm

on Feb 18th, 2010, 10:35am, Chessman wrote:
And why the long silence at the end?


It's not silence. Turn up the volume & you'll hear the sound of waves lapping against the shore. I believe it was done to make you feel you were there. Camel have always been about atmosphere & I believe it was also a kind of tribute to his father.

on Feb 18th, 2010, 10:35am, Chessman wrote:
Snowgoose, however, is a classic, and in my top three Camel albums!


Ditto, although every single album has it's good points.

on Feb 18th, 2010, 10:35am, Chessman wrote:
Of course, we can never have Peter Bardens back, but I think the band lost something when he left.


I agree, but I also think Andy has always chosen suitable replacement players for the keyboard parts, even if the latter stuff wasn't written by Pete.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 20th, 2010, 10:36am

I suppose all bands kind of lose something when someone leaves, but I think of it more as a band changing.

Some changes can be a good thing. Would we have had such fine guitar pieces like ' Ice ' ( know most of us love that one ) , ' Stationary Traveller ' , ' Sahara ' , and so on, without line-up changes in Camel? We'll never know really, but I think not.

I love all their music anyway, but in different ways! smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Feb 20th, 2010, 7:29pm

on Feb 20th, 2010, 10:36am, Squigelyfox wrote:
I suppose all bands kind of lose something when someone leaves, but I think of it more as a band changing.

Some changes can be a good thing. Would we have had such fine guitar pieces like ' Ice ' ( know most of us love that one ) , ' Stationary Traveller ' , ' Sahara ' , and so on, without line-up changes in Camel? We'll never know really, but I think not.

I love all their music anyway, but in different ways! smiley smiley


I agree! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Feb 21st, 2010, 2:47pm

MORE FROM THE HIGH VOLTAGE FESTIVAL SITE!!!!

"We had hoped to announce a number of key additions to the bill this week. Unfortunately time and artist clearance has worked against us.

These additions and a few more will now come next week. Sorry for the delay but we promise it will be worth the extra few days."

Friday 19th February at 5.58 pm
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Feb 21st, 2010, 3:00pm

on Feb 18th, 2010, 10:35am, Chessman wrote:
Yes, I'm a fan of early Camel, the first four albums in fact. All excellent imo. cool
Nothing against the later stuff; in fact, some of it is superb, but, to me, it's become more like the Andy Latimer band than true Camel. Of course, we can never have Peter Bardens back, but I think the band lost something when he left.

For the first six albums the writing was a 50/50 partnership between Latimer and Bardens. When Peter left, I'm guessing Andrew saw the chance for Camel to become his band, so in a way you are right. I believe "the band" after Breathless onwards was just Latimer and Ward and everyone else was employed per album/tour/session, which is why the line-up changed so often. Musically, I love all periods of Camel.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 22nd, 2010, 12:25pm

Colin Bass has stayed around quite a while though. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Feb 23rd, 2010, 04:31am

Is there still any hope concerning Camel on the High Voltage Festival? Still holding my breath here smiley I'm also longing for the DVD! Could be a great year this..
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 25th, 2010, 09:39am

Really looking forward to that DVD here too Sahara! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Feb 25th, 2010, 11:23am

on Feb 25th, 2010, 09:39am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Really looking forward to that DVD here too Sahara! smiley


I've seen it...
It's ok.

wink wink wink wink

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 25th, 2010, 11:44am

on Feb 25th, 2010, 11:23am, dm wrote:
I've seen it...
It's ok.

wink wink wink wink

Dave


Oh come on, I'm sure you said before that it's more than ok! wink cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Feb 25th, 2010, 1:23pm

Yes, David.. Surely, it is a bit more than ok isn't it.. wink wink Hope it won't be long now smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Feb 25th, 2010, 2:00pm

on Feb 25th, 2010, 1:23pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Yes, David.. Surely, it is a bit more than ok isn't it.. wink wink


Perhaps that was a bit understated.

The correct answer is SERIOUSLY AAAAAAAAWWWWWEEEEESSSSSOOOOOOMMMMMMEEEEE shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked

(maybe a bit too over the top) huh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Feb 25th, 2010, 3:20pm

I doubt it's over the top. Camel are AAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEE, and more!!! smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Feb 26th, 2010, 2:03pm

Camel are far from awesome.












They're aweLOTS!!! grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Feb 27th, 2010, 12:17pm

on Feb 26th, 2010, 2:03pm, FatOnes wrote:
Camel are far from awesome.

They're aweLOTS!!! grin


embarassed








grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 1st, 2010, 03:38am

Great to see a strong Camel thread again....I should have come back to you guys a lot sooner..
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 1st, 2010, 06:22am

Welcome back carpetwalker! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 1st, 2010, 10:07pm

on Feb 26th, 2010, 2:03pm, FatOnes wrote:
Camel are far from awesome.
They're aweLOTS!!! grin
I agree!! grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Mar 5th, 2010, 03:03am

Mildly interesting Camel fact no. 384.

The intro to 'Freefall' is the end of 'The White Rider' reversed.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Provocation on Mar 5th, 2010, 06:02am

Nude is my favorite Camel album, period. smiley

Although I also love the earlier albums, like Mirage, Moonmadness, The Snow Goose, Breathless, etc.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 5th, 2010, 06:49am

Not a big fan of Breathless or The Single Factor.

As for my fave album....that's a hard one....it changes almost daily.

I do love the more recent stuff like Rajaz and A Nod and a Wink along with Dust and Dreams and Harbour of Tears....but I got to love Mirage, Moonmadness, The Snow Goose and Nude.

My fave album this week tho' is Stationary Traveller.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Mar 5th, 2010, 07:00am

on Mar 5th, 2010, 06:49am, carpetwalker wrote:
My fave album this week tho' is Stationary Traveller.


*nods in agreement*
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 5th, 2010, 7:07pm

on Mar 5th, 2010, 06:49am, carpetwalker wrote:
Not a big fan of Breathless or The Single Factor.

As for my fave album....that's a hard one....it changes almost daily.

I do love the more recent stuff like Rajaz and A Nod and a Wink along with Dust and Dreams and Harbour of Tears....but I got to love Mirage, Moonmadness, The Snow Goose and Nude.

My fave album this week tho' is Stationary Traveller.


I agree, each album is different!.... cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 8th, 2010, 10:10am

Yep, love 'em all really! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Mar 8th, 2010, 12:21pm

on Mar 8th, 2010, 10:10am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Yep, love 'em all really! smiley


shocked shocked

kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 8th, 2010, 7:59pm

on Mar 8th, 2010, 10:10am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Yep, love 'em all really! smiley


I agree!! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Provocation on Mar 8th, 2010, 11:37pm

Agreed. I don't think there's a bad Camel album. cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Mar 9th, 2010, 04:42am

on Mar 8th, 2010, 10:10am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Yep, love 'em all really! smiley


even The Single Factor huh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 9th, 2010, 09:51am

on Mar 9th, 2010, 04:42am, Merlin wrote:
even The Single Factor huh


Yes. Love some albums more than others, but still love 'em! wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squonkendos on Mar 9th, 2010, 12:10pm

Camel..... what can i say...AWESOME BAND.... grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Mar 9th, 2010, 12:57pm

Listening to a Single Factor tour tape recently and was
amazed how fresh and energetic it sounded. The tour
seems somewhat like the Yes Union tour in that it was
insupport of a pretty patchy album, but had great live
chemistry with the musicians feeding of each each other.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mia on Mar 9th, 2010, 1:37pm

Agreed! I also love every single album smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 12th, 2010, 10:34am

Most recent Camel listen:

Stationary Traveller smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Mar 12th, 2010, 2:50pm

on Mar 12th, 2010, 10:34am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Most recent Camel listen:

Stationary Traveller smiley


Nice one, Squigs! smiley

Never Let Go Live here, followed by the great Rajaz
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 12th, 2010, 7:17pm

Rajaz is my favourite album!........ cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Witchwood on Mar 12th, 2010, 7:51pm

I never had issues with Breathless.
In fact, I was pleasantly surprised when I bought it a couple of years ago by how much I enjoyed it.
It was one of the last Camel albums I bought. I had read so many negative comments about it being one of their worst albums, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was quite happy with it in the end.

But then, I guess I'm a bit of fan of that particular period when I consider that three of the four studio albums Camel released in the mid to late '70s are my favourites: Moonmadness, Rain Dances and ICSYHFH.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 13th, 2010, 02:16am

on Mar 12th, 2010, 10:34am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Most recent Camel listen:

Stationary Traveller smiley


Beautiful album.... kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 13th, 2010, 02:16am

on Mar 12th, 2010, 7:17pm, noni wrote:
Rajaz is my favourite album!........ cheesy


Just lurve Rajaz.... kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Mar 13th, 2010, 04:34am

on Mar 12th, 2010, 7:17pm, noni wrote:
Rajaz is my favourite album!........ cheesy


How strange. Rajaz is probably my least favourite laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 13th, 2010, 09:45am

on Mar 12th, 2010, 2:50pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Nice one, Squigs! smiley

Never Let Go Live here, followed by the great Rajaz


Amazing listening there, Sahara! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 13th, 2010, 09:51am

on Mar 12th, 2010, 7:17pm, noni wrote:
Rajaz is my favourite album!........ cheesy


I have trouble picking a favourite, but ' Rajaz ' is probably a joint favourite for me! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 13th, 2010, 10:25am

on Mar 13th, 2010, 09:51am, Squigelyfox wrote:
I have trouble picking a favourite, but ' Rajaz ' is probably a joint favourite for me! smiley


Joint favorite with.....??... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 13th, 2010, 10:52am

on Mar 13th, 2010, 10:25am, carpetwalker wrote:
Joint favorite with.....??... wink


Quite a few! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 15th, 2010, 10:54am

on Mar 12th, 2010, 7:51pm, Witchwood wrote:
I never had issues with Breathless.
In fact, I was pleasantly surprised when I bought it a couple of years ago by how much I enjoyed it.
It was one of the last Camel albums I bought. I had read so many negative comments about it being one of their worst albums, I wasn't sure what to expect. I was quite happy with it in the end.

But then, I guess I'm a bit of fan of that particular period when I consider that three of the four studio albums Camel released in the mid to late '70s are my favourites: Moonmadness, Rain Dances and ICSYHFH.


Yes, there are some nice songs on ' Breathless '. Been listening to it a bit lately. I know ' Summer lightning ' gets a fair bit of criticism for the " disco " type lyrics ( not from me ) but what a beautiful guitar solo on there! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 15th, 2010, 2:34pm

it's great that you guys are keeping this thread going....I just love reading all your posts about the amazing Camel....keep it up.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 16th, 2010, 3:11pm

on Mar 15th, 2010, 2:34pm, carpetwalker wrote:
it's great that you guys are keeping this thread going....I just love reading all your posts about the amazing Camel....keep it up.


Will do! Love talking about my favourite band. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 16th, 2010, 7:51pm

on Mar 16th, 2010, 3:11pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Will do! Love talking about my favourite band. smiley


I have not heard another guitar player than Andy Latimer better than him. Nick Barrett(Pendragon) and Mike Holmes(IQ) come very close.. Other guitar players have their talent too, but not the same style of music.. I love Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips but they have their own style as with Andy Revell( Twelfth Night)...... cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Mar 17th, 2010, 05:38am

on Mar 16th, 2010, 7:51pm, noni wrote:
I have not heard another guitar player than Andy Latimer better than him.


I absolutely agree, noni! My favourite guitarist by more than a mile!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 17th, 2010, 06:21am

on Mar 16th, 2010, 7:51pm, noni wrote:
I have not heard another guitar player than Andy Latimer better than him. Nick Barrett(Pendragon) and Mike Holmes(IQ) come very close.. Other guitar players have their talent too, but not the same style of music.. I love Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips but they have their own style as with Andy Revell( Twelfth Night)...... cheesy


He is exceptional indeed. My only gripe (if I could call it that) is that unlike Steve Hackett, Andy does not play enough acoustic guitar. It would be nice to have heard more of that and the unplugged set they did on the Rajaz tour was fabulous. It would have been great to have had that captured on audio or video (both preferrably).
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by genesis1964 on Mar 17th, 2010, 09:55am

on Mar 12th, 2010, 7:17pm, noni wrote:
Rajaz is my favourite album!........ cheesy


Wholeheartedly agree cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 17th, 2010, 10:04am

on Mar 17th, 2010, 06:21am, NedFlanders wrote:
It would be nice to have heard more of that and the unplugged set they did on the Rajaz tour was fabulous. It would have been great to have had that captured on audio or video (both preferrably).


Yes, that would be cool. cool Really enjoyed that acoustic set! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 17th, 2010, 10:26am

on Mar 17th, 2010, 06:21am, NedFlanders wrote:
He is exceptional indeed. My only gripe (if I could call it that) is that unlike Steve Hackett, Andy does not play enough acoustic guitar. It would be nice to have heard more of that and the unplugged set they did on the Rajaz tour was fabulous. It would have been great to have had that captured on audio or video (both preferrably).


Here's some live Latimer acoustic footage!

Camel Live In Brazil 2001 Slow Yourself Down (Acoustic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caJoAV41veM

Camel Live In Brazil 2001 Fingertips(Acoustic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkmNIl-9TDg&feature=related

Camel Live In Brazil 2001 Refugee (Acoustic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWGa0V6ajmY&feature=related

What kills me is the lack of respect by some in the crowd for the band; talking constantly. What the f***?! undecided


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Mar 17th, 2010, 4:21pm

on Mar 17th, 2010, 10:26am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Here's some live Latimer acoustic footage!


What kills me is the lack of respect by some in the crowd for the band; talking constantly. What the f***?! undecided



Agreed Dave, but this is a great concert nevertheless, and a great DVD to have
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 17th, 2010, 5:34pm

on Mar 17th, 2010, 10:26am, CountingOutTime wrote:
Here's some live Latimer acoustic footage!

Camel Live In Brazil 2001 Slow Yourself Down (Acoustic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caJoAV41veM

Camel Live In Brazil 2001 Fingertips(Acoustic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkmNIl-9TDg&feature=related

Camel Live In Brazil 2001 Refugee (Acoustic)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWGa0V6ajmY&feature=related

What kills me is the lack of respect by some in the crowd for the band; talking constantly. What the f***?! undecided



Don't even get me started on this and the principle reason that I no longer go to gigs. The Marillion, Porcupine Tree and Hackett gigs were totally destroyed for me by inconsiderate a-holes who are happy to pay money to go along, get drunk, spend the evening shouting at each other and pay the bands or others who have paid good money no respect at all. To me, they are not fans of that band if they have no respect.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Mar 17th, 2010, 5:54pm

Totally agree with you Ned, the Porkies gig at Glasgow was ruined for me by total idiots. I left early angry
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 17th, 2010, 9:49pm

on Mar 17th, 2010, 06:21am, NedFlanders wrote:
He is exceptional indeed. My only gripe (if I could call it that) is that unlike Steve Hackett, Andy does not play enough acoustic guitar. It would be nice to have heard more of that and the unplugged set they did on the Rajaz tour was fabulous. It would have been great to have had that captured on audio or video (both preferrably).


I agree!... cheesy


His talent is his style of music wink, but both Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips they are masters at acoustics!........ I do agree though we have not heard a lot on the acoustic front from him, but equally who can play the best electric guitar!... cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 18th, 2010, 11:19am

on Mar 17th, 2010, 9:49pm, noni wrote:
I agree!... cheesy


His talent is his style of music wink, but both Steve Hackett and Anthony Phillips they are masters at acoustics!........ I do agree though we have not heard a lot on the acoustic front from him, but equally who can play the best electric guitar!... cheesy


Interestingly enough, the same gripe could be levied against Ant Phillips who does not play enough 'electric' guitar but tends to do mostly acoustic. Steve H is the master of both and my favourite guitarist although Andy's style of weeping guitar cannot be beaten.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 18th, 2010, 1:28pm

on Mar 17th, 2010, 5:34pm, NedFlanders wrote:
Don't even get me started on this and the principle reason that I no longer go to gigs. The Marillion, Porcupine Tree and Hackett gigs were totally destroyed for me by inconsiderate a-holes who are happy to pay money to go along, get drunk, spend the evening shouting at each other and pay the bands or others who have paid good money no respect at all. To me, they are not fans of that band if they have no respect.


Yes, it's so annoying. Whether or not you like the acoustic stuff, it's not fair on people who want to listen.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Mar 18th, 2010, 2:23pm

on Mar 17th, 2010, 10:26am, CountingOutTime wrote:
What kills me is the lack of respect by some in the crowd for the band; talking constantly. What the f***?! undecided



So true. What's interesting is that artists are aware of the fact that some audience members will be tempted to talk whenever a quiet song appears in the setlist. I remember when we were shooting the Coming of Age gig, Andy was concerned about the setlist and how it would go down with the audience. He actually felt that the setlist would be a challenge for the audience since the band was playing the entire Harbour of Tears album, and much of that album is on the slow or quiet side. Plus most were hearing the material for the first time. Would they get bored? Would they refrain from talking? Would the filming ultimately be ruined as a result? Fortunately, the audience was so into it, showing their respect for the band by remaining quiet during the quiet parts and exploding with applause at the appropriate times. Not bad for an LA audience who are usualy pretty rowdy.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Mar 18th, 2010, 2:39pm

on Mar 18th, 2010, 11:19am, NedFlanders wrote:
Andy's style of weeping guitar cannot be beaten.


I'm actually listening to something new at this very moment which will reinforce that fact in the days ahead... wink cheesy

(Insert evil laugh here)
Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Mar 18th, 2010, 4:00pm

on Mar 18th, 2010, 2:39pm, dm wrote:
I'm actually listening to something new at this very moment which will reinforce that fact in the days ahead... wink cheesy

(Insert evil laugh here)
Dave


You are, aren't you just smiley I wish I could lend your ears for a moment there,Sir! smiley

Something new by Andy, the man, must be nothing short of AMAZING!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Mar 18th, 2010, 4:04pm

on Mar 18th, 2010, 2:23pm, dm wrote:
Fortunately, the audience was so into it, showing their respect for the band by remaining quiet during the quiet parts and exploding with applause at the appropriate times. Not bad for an LA audience who are usualy pretty rowdy.

Dave


I guess they know their Camel! I know I do.. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 18th, 2010, 4:05pm

on Mar 18th, 2010, 2:39pm, dm wrote:
I'm actually listening to something new at this very moment which will reinforce that fact in the days ahead... wink cheesy

(Insert evil laugh here)
Dave


What a tease! cheesy Oh well, I can be patient. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 18th, 2010, 4:07pm

on Mar 18th, 2010, 11:19am, NedFlanders wrote:
Interestingly enough, the same gripe could be levied against Ant Phillips who does not play enough 'electric' guitar but tends to do mostly acoustic. Steve H is the master of both and my favourite guitarist although Andy's style of weeping guitar cannot be beaten.


I don't mind really. Players play what they're happy with. I do have a preference for electric guitar though, especially played by Andy L! smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 18th, 2010, 4:12pm

on Mar 18th, 2010, 2:39pm, dm wrote:
I'm actually listening to something new at this very moment which will reinforce that fact in the days ahead... wink cheesy

(Insert evil laugh here)
Dave


Oh you............ lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 19th, 2010, 2:47pm

on Mar 18th, 2010, 2:39pm, dm wrote:
I'm actually listening to something new at this very moment which will reinforce that fact in the days ahead... wink cheesy

(Insert evil laugh here)
Dave


Ooooh you tease.....can you give us just a little info as to dates when this may become more available to the rest of us mere mortals.....pretty please...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Mar 19th, 2010, 5:32pm

I actually dreamt last night about a new Camel album...One has the right to dream, hasn't he? Oh, boy would I love a new Camel!!! smiley Yeah, a fanboy's dreams......
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 19th, 2010, 6:35pm

on Mar 19th, 2010, 5:32pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
I actually dreamt last night about a new Camel album...One has the right to dream, hasn't he? Oh, boy would I love a new Camel!!! smiley Yeah, a fanboy's dreams......


I'm hoping news will come fast as I'm curious about the High Voltage Festival, this would just confirm my plans to go cheesy

New DVD, cd? and David Minissan album... 2010 looks good so far. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Mar 21st, 2010, 4:23pm

on Mar 19th, 2010, 2:47pm, carpetwalker wrote:
Ooooh you tease.....can you give us just a little info as to dates when this may become more available to the rest of us mere mortals.....pretty please...


You know, I probably need to start acting a little more professional about this, he he. No more teasing, I promise. The new stuff from Andy I was referring to will be appearing on my new album which will be finished at the end of April. I don't have a specific release date yet, but should be soon after that. As far as a new Camel album or Camel's appearance at High Voltage, I've heard nothing. The live Camel DVD should be nearing the finish line though, but I'm not sure when Camel Productions plans to release that.

Best;
Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 21st, 2010, 4:57pm

on Mar 21st, 2010, 4:23pm, dm wrote:
You know, I probably need to start acting a little more professional about this, he he. No more teasing, I promise. The new stuff from Andy I was referring to will be appearing on my new album which will be finished at the end of April. I don't have a specific release date yet, but should be soon after that. As far as a new Camel album or Camel's appearance at High Voltage, I've heard nothing. The live Camel DVD should be nearing the finish line though, but I'm not sure when Camel Productions plans to release that.

Best;
Dave


Thanks for the info dm smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 21st, 2010, 6:19pm

Good news Dave! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Mar 22nd, 2010, 03:03am

on Mar 21st, 2010, 4:23pm, dm wrote:
You know, I probably need to start acting a little more professional about this, he he. No more teasing, I promise. The new stuff from Andy I was referring to will be appearing on my new album which will be finished at the end of April. I don't have a specific release date yet, but should be soon after that. As far as a new Camel album or Camel's appearance at High Voltage, I've heard nothing. The live Camel DVD should be nearing the finish line though, but I'm not sure when Camel Productions plans to release that.

Best;
Dave


Thanks for that Dave....
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 22nd, 2010, 08:03am

on Mar 21st, 2010, 4:23pm, dm wrote:
You know, I probably need to start acting a little more professional about this, he he. No more teasing, I promise. The new stuff from Andy I was referring to will be appearing on my new album which will be finished at the end of April. I don't have a specific release date yet, but should be soon after that. As far as a new Camel album or Camel's appearance at High Voltage, I've heard nothing. The live Camel DVD should be nearing the finish line though, but I'm not sure when Camel Productions plans to release that.

Best;
Dave


2012 when the world is due to end perhaps? grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 22nd, 2010, 1:30pm

on Mar 22nd, 2010, 08:03am, NedFlanders wrote:
2012 when the world is due to end perhaps? grin


I wonder if I should start spending my money right now and forget about retiring!.. smiley...........
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 22nd, 2010, 4:13pm

2012? Think the DVD will be out before then. Hope so! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 22nd, 2010, 4:16pm

on Mar 21st, 2010, 4:23pm, dm wrote:
You know, I probably need to start acting a little more professional about this, he he. No more teasing, I promise.

Best;
Dave


I'll remember that Dave! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Mar 23rd, 2010, 3:40pm

Nice 4 page article in this months Classic Rock Prog magazine cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Mar 23rd, 2010, 4:16pm

on Mar 23rd, 2010, 3:40pm, Mal wrote:
Nice 4 page article in this months Classic Rock Prog magazine cool


Yep!

In fact, I think the whole magazine is pretty good...this was my first purchase...now I'm hooked!

shocked
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 24th, 2010, 08:24am

on Mar 23rd, 2010, 3:40pm, Mal wrote:
Nice 4 page article in this months Classic Rock Prog magazine cool


Is that issue no. 7 or 8 Mal? I read that issue 8 was supposed to feature Peter Gabriel and Camel, but doesn't look like 8 is out yet. Bit confused. undecided Doesn't take much sometimes though! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Mar 24th, 2010, 09:17am

What do you mean 'sometimes'.....


wink cheesy grin rolleyes tongue wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 24th, 2010, 10:12am

on Mar 24th, 2010, 09:17am, FatOnes wrote:
What do you mean 'sometimes'.....


wink cheesy grin rolleyes tongue wink


Life is confusing Stef. That's my excuse! wink cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Mar 24th, 2010, 4:31pm

I just bought the issue with both PG and Camel / suprisingly itis called iussue 14 but the CD inside says Prognosis 7 / hmmm

great reading about Camel tho mifdfed at them being called a Canterbury Band / ah well


ON a similar not l+istening now to a lovely cover of Spirit of the Water by spanish artist Logan


see if you can navigate your way to the clip http://www.loganmusic.com/

(go to Discografia / then click on the album on top NUNTIUS and you will the tracklist and then provceed to click on track+ like PG these are all down/tempo covers

Logan is the alter ego of Juan Luis Giminez of the Valencia based pop group Presuntos Implicados that are well known in Spain
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 25th, 2010, 08:16am

Thanks analogkid. The issue numbers do sound rather confusing, glad it's not just me! smiley

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 26th, 2010, 11:28am

I may just get this for the Camel read and PG stuff!..... smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Mar 26th, 2010, 11:48am

Hoping for some news from CP soon..
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 26th, 2010, 12:53pm

on Mar 26th, 2010, 11:28am, noni wrote:
I may just get this for the Camel read and PG stuff!..... smiley


Me too! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 27th, 2010, 03:48am

on Mar 26th, 2010, 11:48am, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Hoping for some news from CP soon..


I'm surprised it's taking this long... But news from Camel is fairly lengthy!... smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 27th, 2010, 08:29am

on Mar 27th, 2010, 03:48am, noni wrote:
I'm surprised it's taking this long... But news from Camel is fairly lengthy!... smiley


It's only just Spring though.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Mar 27th, 2010, 1:52pm

on Mar 27th, 2010, 08:29am, Squigelyfox wrote:
It's only just Spring though.


It won't be too long for the High Voltage Festival in July that Camel mentioned about in their last news letter, April is almost around the corner... It would be nice is they would at least say something to say yeh or ney to this festival. I'm assuming it won't happen if Andy is still suffering from a lot of pain... A cd though is likely as he can record this at his leisure. wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 27th, 2010, 2:12pm

on Mar 27th, 2010, 1:52pm, noni wrote:
It won't be too long for the High Voltage Festival in July that Camel mentioned about in their last news letter, April is almost around the corner... It would be nice is they would at least say something to say yeh or ney to this festival. I'm assuming it won't happen if Andy is still suffering from a lot of pain... A cd though is likely as he can record this at his leisure. wink


Maybe they will let us know shortly about the HVF. Last news said early Spring didn't it? Must be very hard to figure out how your health will be for something like this. FWIW I'd rather see Camel headline anyday at a show than support someone, like at this festival! smiley

New music from Andy L is always welcome. And I agree with you Noni, he can record this at his leisure. Should soon be able to hear something new from him on Dave Minasian's album with a bit of luck anyway! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 28th, 2010, 07:43am

Just posting to say.....

Positive vibes to Andy always! smiley kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Mar 29th, 2010, 08:12am

Hot off the press from DPRP:

Andrew Latimer, legendary guitarist for English Progressive Rock band Camel is currently in the studio collaborating with keyboardist David Minasian on David's soon to be released symphonic prog album Random Acts of Beauty. Andrew, who has been battling myelofibrosis for a number of years, is now beginning to get back to work following a successful bone marrow transplant in 2007. David, who has produced and directed 7 DVD's for Camel Productions including the highly acclaimed Coming of Age, is also a classically trained keyboardist as well as a filmmaker. The album will feature a number of melodic classically-tinged symphonic prog epics including the 13 minute track Masquerade co-written by Andrew and David. The project should appeal to fans of the Moody Blues, Genesis, Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Barclay James Harvest, and of course Camel.

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Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 29th, 2010, 09:42am

Thanks for that Ned. Cool! smiley
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Post by Riverman on Mar 30th, 2010, 05:56am

From The High Voltage Facebook site.....

"That's the lot for now, however we will be announcing the very special guests for the Prog stage on the 31st March..."

Could it Be huhhuhhuhhuhhuhhuhhuh
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Post by Sahara_sunset on Mar 30th, 2010, 06:08am

Thank You Ned for the great news!! smiley
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Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 30th, 2010, 07:35am

on Mar 30th, 2010, 05:56am, Riverman wrote:
From The High Voltage Facebook site.....

"That's the lot for now, however we will be announcing the very special guests for the Prog stage on the 31st March..."

Could it Be huhhuhhuhhuhhuhhuhhuh


Thought the very special guests were supposed to be on the Main stage Riverman, not the Prog Stage?
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Post by Riverman on Mar 30th, 2010, 08:23am

Honestly don't know Squigs...personally I think it would make more sense to put Camel on the prog stage...they'd certainly fit with the other bands on the bill on that stage, and have perhaps a more appreciative audience...I'm not sure they'd fit on either the classic rock or the metal stages!
Anyway we may well know tomorrow...perhaps the old credit card is going to take a bashing, especially if other Camel dates are announced!

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Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 30th, 2010, 10:37am

I think it's more likely a typo. That site has been saying for ages that the special guests for the Main stage are to be announced.
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Post by Noni on Mar 30th, 2010, 10:27pm

on Mar 30th, 2010, 10:37am, Squigelyfox wrote:
I think it's more likely a typo. That site has been saying for ages that the special guests for the Main stage are to be announced.


Lets hope it is Camel! grin

Honestly, I would rather an album than a concert!... Andy is in a lot of pain right now!!........Not sure he would last the distance.
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Post by analogkid on Mar 31st, 2010, 04:17am

sadly it isn't Camel (yet?)

the just announced Opeth on the Prog (!!) - not very proggy, but a great band nevertheless and the their last album watershed as well as Damnation are fine albums (the latter with quite a bit of Camel influences)

they also 'covered' Never Let Go be reusing the chords & patterns in the song Benighted (just as Steven Wilson did for the Porcupine tree track Stars Die)
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Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 31st, 2010, 06:32am

Yes, just seen that's it's Opeth on the Prog stage.
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Post by Squigelyfox on Mar 31st, 2010, 06:38am

on Mar 30th, 2010, 10:27pm, noni wrote:
Lets hope it is Camel! grin

Honestly, I would rather an album than a concert!... Andy is in a lot of pain right now!!........Not sure he would last the distance.


Where did you hear that Nonihuh I thought the news was sounding more positive?

However Andy is, I would rather hear a show or an album when he is good and ready. Hope he's alright, and love and positive vibes to him. smiley kiss
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Post by Chessman on Mar 31st, 2010, 07:41am

on Mar 31st, 2010, 06:32am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Yes, just seen that's it's Opeth on the Prog stage.


Superb! My third favourite Swedish band. They should go down a real storm. Excellent news! cool
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Post by Mal on Mar 31st, 2010, 4:30pm

Took a trip right back in time today, and listened to Camel at the Marquee 1974 cool cool
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Post by Noni on Mar 31st, 2010, 9:33pm

on Mar 31st, 2010, 06:38am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Where did you hear that Nonihuh I thought the news was sounding more positive?

However Andy is, I would rather hear a show or an album when he is good and ready. Hope he's alright, and love and positive vibes to him. smiley kiss


Check out the previous threads!.. My clue is someone on here that is very close to Andy!....

I don't think a Camel cd is out of our sights right now and I believe Andy is working on a release. A Concert is out of the question!! wink

I am very positive and have strong prays for Andy right now! smiley
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Post by Nov on Apr 1st, 2010, 10:07am

This is rather nice........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEtBPI3fMQA&feature=player_embedded

smiley




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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 2nd, 2010, 08:54am

on Mar 31st, 2010, 9:33pm, noni wrote:
Check out the previous threads!.. My clue is someone on here that is very close to Andy!....

I don't think a Camel cd is out of our sights right now and I believe Andy is working on a release. A Concert is out of the question!! wink

I am very positive and have strong prays for Andy right now! smiley


Yes, stay positive Noni, that's the way!

Regarding CD's / shows, what will be will be. smiley
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Post by Noni on Apr 2nd, 2010, 8:04pm

on Apr 2nd, 2010, 08:54am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Yes, stay positive Noni, that's the way!

Regarding CD's / shows, what will be will be. smiley


I agree!..cheesy Andy should be making music in his studio cheesy

Andy should not perform unless he is fit enough!!
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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 3rd, 2010, 09:19am

on Apr 2nd, 2010, 8:04pm, noni wrote:
I agree!..cheesy


Not really. Our words were quite different!
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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 4th, 2010, 09:00am

on Mar 31st, 2010, 4:30pm, Mal wrote:
Took a trip right back in time today, and listened to Camel at the Marquee 1974 cool cool


Cool! cool
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Post by Nov on Apr 5th, 2010, 4:09pm


ICE


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLarYtjkPRA

Nuff said.


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Post by Audioot on Apr 8th, 2010, 02:07am

Quote:
Apr. 4, 2010 - We are now heading down the homestretch and should be finished with the new album (hopefully) in May. Andy Latimer of Camel has suggested collaborating on an additional track together for the album, which is GREAT news!


Thats what Dave Miniasian's website says.

Great DM!

Marcel


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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 8th, 2010, 10:38am

on Apr 8th, 2010, 02:07am, Audioot wrote:
Thats what Dave Miniasian's website says.

Great DM!

Marcel



Welcome Audioot! smiley

Yes, it's really excellent news about DM and Andy L! smiley
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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 10th, 2010, 1:13pm

Recent Camel listen:

Breathless smiley

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Post by Sahara_sunset on Apr 10th, 2010, 1:40pm

Tonight's Camel listening:

Stationary Traveller
Dust and Dreams
Harbour Of Tears
Rajaz

in a row smiley

NP: After All These Years...Loud!!!
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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 10th, 2010, 1:46pm

on Apr 10th, 2010, 1:40pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Tonight's Camel listening:

Stationary Traveller
Dust and Dreams
Harbour Of Tears
Rajaz

in a row smiley

NP: After All These Years...Loud!!!


Amazing listening! smiley

' After all these years ' is SO beautiful. To think it's a bonus track too!
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Post by demolition man on Apr 12th, 2010, 12:28pm

played Ice about 8 times already today.
Truly remarkable smiley
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Post by Riverman on Apr 14th, 2010, 11:44am

I attended a few gigs 13 years ago!!

"Harbour of Tears " tour...

13 years ago yesterday...Astoria London
13 years ago today..Waterfront Norwich
13 years ago this coming Sunday...Herringthorpe, Rotherham.(Andy Lat. got me on the guest list for this!)

Great memories!!!( & thanks Andy!!!)
Peter
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Post by Sahara_sunset on Apr 14th, 2010, 1:26pm

For those of you that (like me) didn't hear this piece of magic before.. Today, I found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lLJvKtEk98

The very rare Camel track 'The Traveller', Live in Italy!
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Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Apr 15th, 2010, 02:49am

on Apr 12th, 2010, 12:28pm, demolition man wrote:
played Ice about 8 times already today.
Truly remarkable smiley


TOTALLY MATE...TOTALLY!
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Post by Eggle on Apr 16th, 2010, 08:26am

on Apr 14th, 2010, 1:26pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
For those of you that (like me) didn't hear this piece of magic before.. Today, I found this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lLJvKtEk98

The very rare Camel track 'The Traveller', Live in Italy!


Wow ... thanks for that Sahara I have never heard that before what a great song ... also reminds me of early Wishbone Ash .... what a pity it wasn't put on an album.
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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 16th, 2010, 09:10am

on Apr 16th, 2010, 08:26am, Eggle wrote:
Wow ... thanks for that Sahara I have never heard that before what a great song ... also reminds me of early Wishbone Ash .... what a pity it wasn't put on an album.


Would have been good to put it on a live album I think. I actually prefer it to ' Gods of Light ' which does feature on a couple of albums. Maybe there isn't a good enough recording of it to release. This aint bad though! smiley
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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 21st, 2010, 09:50am

on Apr 12th, 2010, 12:28pm, demolition man wrote:
played Ice about 8 times already today.
Truly remarkable smiley


My fave Camel instrumental right now is:

Stationary Traveller

Beautiful! smiley
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Post by carpetwalker on Apr 21st, 2010, 1:48pm

on Apr 21st, 2010, 09:50am, Squigelyfox wrote:
My fave Camel instrumental right now is:

Stationary Traveller

Beautiful! smiley


Couldn't agree more....love the track and the album.
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Post by Mia on Apr 21st, 2010, 3:38pm

I'm in a "Nude" mood these days.. I even started working on a cover-song of one of the tracks on Nude here the other day.. I'll let you know when its finished smiley
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Post by Eggle on Apr 22nd, 2010, 10:08am

That sounds interesting Mia, looking forward to it .... which track are you doing?
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Post by Noni on Apr 24th, 2010, 10:18pm

on Apr 22nd, 2010, 10:08am, Eggle wrote:
That sounds interesting Mia, looking forward to it .... which track are you doing?


Have to let you know folks!!!, have played loads of Camel which has been missing in my life right now and love it!........ wink
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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 25th, 2010, 08:38am

Keep on listening Noni! smiley
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Post by Noni on Apr 25th, 2010, 10:10am

on Apr 25th, 2010, 08:38am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Keep on listening Noni! smiley


I still think Rajaz is my favourite of them all, despite me liking all the other cd's they have done, Shout!, lets this cd down in my opinion, but overall it's sounds just amazing after such a long time playing this cd.. cheesy
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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 25th, 2010, 10:16am

' Rajaz ' is one of my faves too. Love all the songs. Andy plays and sings SO beautifully on there! smiley smiley
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Post by David Minasian on Apr 28th, 2010, 2:20pm

Sorry for the delay. A computer meltdown sad is the reason, but all is good now smiley

As promised, I've put a few clips from the Masquerade track up on the website under ther audio/visual link:

www.davidminasian.com

Be forewarned, if you're like me, the second clip in particular could get you a bit choked up. Andy's solos on this track are so beautiful, it's hard to listen to them without being reminded just how lucky we are to have him in our lives.

Enjoy;
Dave
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Post by Sahara_sunset on Apr 28th, 2010, 4:18pm

...Absolutely breathtaking... I can't find the words. Sheer beauty and emotion! Can't even begin to express how wonderful it is to hear Andrew play again! Pure magic!!! Must listen again...
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Post by Mal on Apr 28th, 2010, 4:30pm

Absolutely wonderful Dave, many, many thanks for the teaser. This album must be the most anticipated release of the year cool cool

Can't be long now, surely ?? wink
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Post by Merlin on Apr 28th, 2010, 5:06pm

Stunning
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Post by Noni on Apr 28th, 2010, 6:54pm

The sample tracks are so great, cannot wait for the release!... smiley
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Post by carpetwalker on Apr 29th, 2010, 02:03am

Wow!!!! that blew me away...stunning...amazing....
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Post by genesis1964 on Apr 29th, 2010, 03:24am

One word - BEAUTIFUL
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Post by Audioot on Apr 29th, 2010, 04:20am

on Apr 28th, 2010, 4:30pm, Mal wrote:
This album must be the most anticipated release of the year


And that's the most understated statement of the year haha grin

Bring it on!

Marcel

(now any news on Opening Farewell DVD? or is that too much)
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Post by Mia on Apr 29th, 2010, 07:43am

OMG! This is so beautiful smiley
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Post by NedFlanders on Apr 29th, 2010, 07:52am

They have not yet written words to describe what this music does to me. Emotional wreck is as near as I can get plus perhaps "friggin awesome"
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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 29th, 2010, 10:04am

Amazingly beautiful! smiley smiley

Andy's playing always touches my heart. kiss kiss
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Post by Riverman on Apr 29th, 2010, 1:31pm

There's only one Andy Latimer!!
Fantastic Dave..itching to hear the whole piece...When When Whenhuh??
Peter
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Post by Squigelyfox on Apr 30th, 2010, 09:21am

on Apr 29th, 2010, 1:31pm, Riverman wrote:
There's only one Andy Latimer!!
Fantastic Dave..itching to hear the whole piece...When When Whenhuh??
Peter


Me too! smiley The lyrics ended on a bit of a cliffhanger too. I'm thinking, what happens next?!
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Post by David Minasian on Apr 30th, 2010, 4:53pm

Wow, everyone! I'm truly touched by your reactions to the music. Wow!!! Now I'm speechless.

Don't worry Squigs, the story does get resolved - in fact Andy's lead vocals closes the track.

We should be completely finished by the end of May, and the release date should be shortly thereafter. I'm just as anxious to get this out there as you guys are to hear it.

I agree there's only one Andy Latimer, and if there were more than one, it'd be too much of a good thing. Then we'd all be like Ned - emotional wrecks. grin

Dave cheesy
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Post by Noni on Apr 30th, 2010, 7:48pm

on Apr 30th, 2010, 4:53pm, dm wrote:
Wow, everyone! I'm truly touched by your reactions to the music. Wow!!! Now I'm speechless.

I agree there's only one Andy Latimer, and if there were more than one, it'd be too much of a good thing. Then we'd all be like Ned - emotional wrecks. grin

Dave cheesy


So will you pass on this message to Andy that we all love him!!.... smiley
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 3rd, 2010, 10:46am

on Apr 30th, 2010, 4:53pm, dm wrote:
Wow, everyone! I'm truly touched by your reactions to the music. Wow!!! Now I'm speechless.

Don't worry Squigs, the story does get resolved - in fact Andy's lead vocals closes the track.

We should be completely finished by the end of May, and the release date should be shortly thereafter. I'm just as anxious to get this out there as you guys are to hear it.

I agree there's only one Andy Latimer, and if there were more than one, it'd be too much of a good thing. Then we'd all be like Ned - emotional wrecks. grin

Dave cheesy


Doesn't make me an emotional wreck really. I just enjoy the beauty of his playing! smiley smiley
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Post by Sahara_sunset on May 3rd, 2010, 12:11pm

I love Andy's special sound ('The Latimer Trademark') and it's so much greater than a joy to hear him play again. It made me go through Camel's entire catalouge last night smiley Needless to say, Andy's my big hero! Well, I'm free from work this week (spell it, V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N) and I do intend to enjoy every second of it! Camel forever!!! One Camel-filled vacation!
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 5th, 2010, 10:51am

on May 3rd, 2010, 12:11pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
I love Andy's special sound ('The Latimer Trademark') and it's so much greater than a joy to hear him play again. It made me go through Camel's entire catalouge last night smiley Needless to say, Andy's my big hero! Well, I'm free from work this week (spell it, V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N) and I do intend to enjoy every second of it! Camel forever!!! One Camel-filled vacation!


Enjoy your Camel-filled vacation Sahara! smiley
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Post by demolition man on May 8th, 2010, 09:38am

on Apr 28th, 2010, 2:20pm, dm wrote:
Sorry for the delay. A computer meltdown sad is the reason, but all is good now smiley

As promised, I've put a few clips from the Masquerade track up on the website under ther audio/visual link:

www.davidminasian.com

Be forewarned, if you're like me, the second clip in particular could get you a bit choked up. Andy's solos on this track are so beautiful, it's hard to listen to them without being reminded just how lucky we are to have him in our lives.

Enjoy;
Dave


Absolutely stunning and yes I am choked here smiley
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Post by demolition man on May 8th, 2010, 09:58am

Unbelieveably brilliant, Neddy described it perfectly ^^^
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 8th, 2010, 5:09pm

So lovely to hear Andy play isn't it?! smiley smiley
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Post by Mal on May 8th, 2010, 5:14pm

on May 8th, 2010, 5:09pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
So lovely to hear Andy play isn't it?! smiley smiley


It most certainly is Squigs cool
Let's hope there'll be plenty more in the near future!! smiley
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 12th, 2010, 11:51am

on Apr 28th, 2010, 4:30pm, Mal wrote:
Absolutely wonderful Dave, many, many thanks for the teaser. This album must be the most anticipated release of the year cool cool

Can't be long now, surely ?? wink


Most anticipated after the Camel DVD for me. wink smiley
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Post by Noni on May 13th, 2010, 6:56pm

on May 12th, 2010, 11:51am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Most anticipated after the Camel DVD for me. wink smiley


Yes, cannot wait!....... smiley
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Post by carpetwalker on May 14th, 2010, 01:47am

on May 13th, 2010, 6:56pm, noni wrote:
Yes, cannot wait!....... smiley


Me too.... cool
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Post by Sahara_sunset on May 14th, 2010, 03:19am

on May 14th, 2010, 01:47am, carpetwalker wrote:
Me too.... cool



Me three... smiley

Here's hoping that the news section on the official CP site will be updated soon too. Latest update was of September 2008.
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 14th, 2010, 10:14am

A pity the most recent newsletters haven't been added to the site.
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 14th, 2010, 10:15am

Just been listening to The Man! smiley smiley

His solo on Dave M's Myspace.
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Post by demolition man on May 15th, 2010, 04:30am

I played Dust and Dreams last night. What a wonderful album which brings the very best out of Andy's playing imo. The emotion transcends through his guitar, just in a similar way that Carlos Santana does with his music too.
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 17th, 2010, 10:12am

Happy birthday to Andy! smiley kiss kiss
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Post by Riverman on May 17th, 2010, 1:18pm

..And what better way to celebrate your birthday than to announce the release of the new DVD!!!!
Here's hoping!
Have a great day!!! smiley smiley smiley smiley smiley
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Post by Mia on May 17th, 2010, 1:58pm

Happy birthday, Andy kiss
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Post by Sahara_sunset on May 17th, 2010, 3:59pm

Happy Birthday Andy!

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Post by Audioot on May 18th, 2010, 12:48am

on May 17th, 2010, 10:12am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Happy birthday to Andy! smiley kiss kiss


And Many Happy Returns!
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Post by demolition man on May 18th, 2010, 3:01pm

Thanks for reminding us Squigs.....happy birthday Andy cool
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Post by Chessman on May 18th, 2010, 3:19pm

Best Wishes for a wonderful birthday, Mr Latimer! wink
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Post by Sahara_sunset on May 21st, 2010, 1:36pm


Longing for The 'Opening Farewell' DVD and The David Minasian CD 'Random Acts Of Beauty' - This will be a splendid year!!! wink
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Post by Peter Beasley on May 22nd, 2010, 05:07am

The new BBC one hour dramatisation of The Snow Goose is on Radio 4 tomorrow at 15:00 (repeated 29th May at 21:00). Looking forward to it. Hope it will boost interest in Camel.
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Post by Noni on May 22nd, 2010, 7:23pm

on May 21st, 2010, 1:36pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Longing for The 'Opening Farewell' DVD and The David Minasian CD 'Random Acts Of Beauty' - This will be a splendid year!!! wink


Me too!!....... cheesy
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 24th, 2010, 12:14pm

on May 22nd, 2010, 05:07am, Peter Beasley wrote:
The new BBC one hour dramatisation of The Snow Goose is on Radio 4 tomorrow at 15:00 (repeated 29th May at 21:00). Looking forward to it. Hope it will boost interest in Camel.


Didn't hear this. Was it good?
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Post by Peter Beasley on May 24th, 2010, 5:39pm

It was excellent. You must listen to it!
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Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on May 26th, 2010, 11:07am

Hello boys and girls !! cool
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Post by Mal on May 26th, 2010, 12:27pm

on May 26th, 2010, 11:07am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Hello boys and girls !! cool


Hi Ian, long time no see!
Hope you are well mate smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on May 26th, 2010, 4:12pm

on May 26th, 2010, 11:07am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Hello boys and girls !! cool


Nice to see you around again Ian
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Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on May 26th, 2010, 5:03pm

Stumbled back into here by accident when I hit a wrong line in 'favourites' !!

Any news on Rajaz site these days ?
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 26th, 2010, 5:05pm

on May 26th, 2010, 11:07am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Hello boys and girls !! cool


Hello you! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on May 26th, 2010, 5:17pm

on May 26th, 2010, 5:03pm, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Stumbled back into here by accident when I hit a wrong line in 'favourites' !!

Any news on Rajaz site these days ?


Don't know if anything's happening with it. No news for quite some time.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Audioot on May 27th, 2010, 08:43am

The good thing is that DM 's blog is back up:

http://davidminasian.blogspot.com/
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 27th, 2010, 09:29am

Thanks for letting us know. smiley
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Post by Squigelyfox on May 31st, 2010, 09:36am

on May 24th, 2010, 5:39pm, Peter Beasley wrote:
It was excellent. You must listen to it!


Yes I must, and I did! Really enjoyed it. Thought the actors were excellent, especially Fritha and Rhayader. Truly lovely! smiley
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Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 4th, 2010, 5:42pm

Recent Camel listening / watching:

Coming of Age smiley
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Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 8th, 2010, 11:55am

I do love the extra footage on the COA DVD, the Rehearsal and Soundcheck. Very enjoyable and great fun too! smiley
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Post by Noni on Jun 8th, 2010, 4:17pm

Just bought the snowgoose book from Amazon!... Will read when I have time.... wink
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Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 9th, 2010, 09:27am

on Jun 8th, 2010, 4:17pm, noni wrote:
Just bought the snowgoose book from Amazon!... Will read when I have time.... wink


Great Noni! I think you will enjoy it. smiley
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Post by davidraphael on Jun 9th, 2010, 1:15pm

Camel are really great! I just wish that there were more high quality bootlegs available, especially 1973 - 78.


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Post by Noni on Jun 9th, 2010, 8:19pm

on Jun 9th, 2010, 09:27am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Great Noni! I think you will enjoy it. smiley


Will do! wink I know!!!! as the music is so special to me from 1975!...
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Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 10th, 2010, 07:24am

on Jun 9th, 2010, 1:15pm, davidraphael wrote:
Camel are really great! I just wish that there were more high quality bootlegs available, especially 1973 - 78.



Have you got all the official live CD's? They're all good quality. smiley
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Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 10th, 2010, 07:25am

on Jun 9th, 2010, 8:19pm, noni wrote:
Will do! wink I know!!!! as the music is so special to me from 1975!...


Me too. First heard Camel that year! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by davidraphael on Jun 10th, 2010, 07:27am

I'm actually after:

Camel - Paris Theater '77, 60 Minutes (SQ). Record # CN 2935/SQ

This show was broadcast quadraphonic and it'd be great to hear it in its full 4channel glory!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Jun 10th, 2010, 2:37pm

on May 26th, 2010, 11:07am, Stationary M25 Traveller wrote:
Hello boys and girls !! cool


Hey ! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Jun 13th, 2010, 04:37am

Hi Ian!

Dave, just checked out the teasers on your site....Can't think of anything to say that hasn't already been said, except maybe 'dayum!' wink

Do we have a definite release date yet?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Jun 14th, 2010, 1:22pm

Hello all...

Did anyone possibly record the Radio 4 "Snow Goose" adaptation at all?
It's gone from iPlayer now, and I'd love to blag a copy if anyone has it!

Cheers
Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Jun 15th, 2010, 05:21am

on Jun 14th, 2010, 1:22pm, Riverman wrote:
Hello all...

Did anyone possibly record the Radio 4 "Snow Goose" adaptation at all?
It's gone from iPlayer now, and I'd love to blag a copy if anyone has it!

Cheers
Peter


Sorted.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Jun 16th, 2010, 12:17am

on Jun 14th, 2010, 1:22pm, Riverman wrote:
Hello all...

Did anyone possibly record the Radio 4 "Snow Goose" adaptation at all?
It's gone from iPlayer now, and I'd love to blag a copy if anyone has it!

Cheers
Peter


Peter Beasley beat me to it!
But if anyone else wants to listen again, mp3 is uploaded here:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BWMKCXI3


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mia on Jun 16th, 2010, 10:19am

on Jun 16th, 2010, 12:17am, alivecamel wrote:
Peter Beasley beat me to it!
But if anyone else wants to listen again, mp3 is uploaded here:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=BWMKCXI3




Thanks a lot!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 16th, 2010, 12:32pm

Thanks alivecamel. Cool! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Jun 16th, 2010, 1:22pm

Thanks a lot both...Ill look forward to hearing it.
Bookmarked it but it had gone from iplayer quicker than I assumed!
A related question...have you heard the Ed Welch/Spike Milligan interpretation?
What did you think?
Andy Latimer once told me he quite liked it!!

Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Jun 17th, 2010, 4:24pm

on Jun 16th, 2010, 1:22pm, Riverman wrote:
...have you heard the Ed Welch/Spike Milligan interpretation?
What did you think?
Andy Latimer once told me he quite liked it!!

Peter

I borrowed it from the local record library when it came out. Didn't rate it. Some of it seemed derivative of Camel's album. Camel managed to convey the story so brilliantly without the need for words.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Jun 20th, 2010, 08:28am

Anyone know what Colin Bass is up to lately? smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Tangent on Jun 21st, 2010, 4:02pm

on Jun 16th, 2010, 1:22pm, Riverman wrote:
A related question...have you heard the Ed Welch/Spike Milligan interpretation?
What did you think?
Andy Latimer once told me he quite liked it!!

Peter


Despite being a huge Milliganite, I have to say it was the most awful tosh, IMO.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 23rd, 2010, 5:10pm

on Jun 21st, 2010, 4:02pm, Tangent wrote:
Despite being a huge Milliganite, I have to say it was the most awful tosh, IMO.


Haven't heard it, but love the TV and radio dramas. And not forgetting, ' The Snow Goose ' album! smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jun 27th, 2010, 07:58am

Recent Camel listen:

Never let go smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jun 30th, 2010, 11:55pm

on Jun 27th, 2010, 07:58am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Recent Camel listen:

Never let go smiley

A great track! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Jul 2nd, 2010, 5:56pm

Tonights Camel listening:

1. Harbour of Tears
2. A Nod and a Wink
3. Rajaz

Amazing as ever!!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 3rd, 2010, 12:20pm

on Jun 30th, 2010, 11:55pm, noni wrote:
A great track! cheesy


Love the album too! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 5th, 2010, 5:03pm

on Jul 2nd, 2010, 5:56pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Tonights Camel listening:

1. Harbour of Tears
2. A Nod and a Wink
3. Rajaz

Amazing as ever!!!


Wow! My kind of listening there! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Jul 8th, 2010, 2:12pm

Hello all..
Sorry if this has been posted before, but 2 Camel tracks, "Air Born" and "Sasquatch" appear on a new prog-compilation.
Full tracklisting here...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wondrous-Stories-Complete-Introduction-Progressive/dp/B003O1Z7NM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1278616186&sr=1-1

Cheers!
Pete
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 8th, 2010, 4:16pm

on Jul 8th, 2010, 2:12pm, Riverman wrote:
Hello all..
Sorry if this has been posted before, but 2 Camel tracks, "Air Born" and "Sasquatch" appear on a new prog-compilation.
Full tracklisting here...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wondrous-Stories-Complete-Introduction-Progressive/dp/B003O1Z7NM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1278616186&sr=1-1

Cheers!
Pete


I received the special edition of this compilation yesterday - some wonderful music and of course Camel on board too.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 8th, 2010, 5:25pm

on Jul 8th, 2010, 2:12pm, Riverman wrote:
Hello all..
Sorry if this has been posted before, but 2 Camel tracks, "Air Born" and "Sasquatch" appear on a new prog-compilation.
Full tracklisting here...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wondrous-Stories-Complete-Introduction-Progressive/dp/B003O1Z7NM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1278616186&sr=1-1

Cheers!
Pete


Thanks for that. Good to see Camel on there! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Jul 10th, 2010, 08:26am

NICE ONE!!!

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Jul 10th, 2010, 8:30pm

Not sure, if I will get this album as I have most of the tracks!!... wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Tangent on Jul 13th, 2010, 1:52pm

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Just like the recently and stunningly well-produced CARAVAN 4CD Digi-Book Anthology, CAMEL's 'Rainbow's End - The Anthology 1973-1985' is an exhaustive Remastered 4CD Boxed Set from one of the true originators of the UK Symphonic Progressive sound, and it includes Album Tracks, Rare Mixes, Live and BBC Recordings, plus a Lavish Book featuring an Essay, Previously Unseen Photographs and Sleeve Notes by Mark Powell, who's team also dealt with the artwork and audio remastering, so you know that - like the CARAVAN set - you are getting yet another piece of high quality product in this CAMEL production.
Track List - Disc 1:
01. Slow Yourself Down
02. Never Let Go [album version]
03. Curiosity
04. Mystic Queen
05. Nimrodel - Procession - White Rider
06. Freefall
07. Earthrise
08. Lady Fantasy Medley [original mix]
09. Ligging At Louis [BBC Radio One "In Concert"]
10. Arubaluba [BBC Radio One "In Concert"]
11. Supertwister [live at the Marquee Club]
Track List - Disc 2:
01. Homage To The God Of Light [live]
02. Great Marsh
03. Rhayader
04. Rhayader Goes To Town
05. Preparation [live at the Royal Albert Hall]
06. Dunkirk [live at the Royal Albert Hall]
07. Aristillus
08. Song Within A Song
09. Air Born
10. Spirit Of The Water
11. Chord Change [live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
12. Another Night (live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
13. First Light
14. Elke
Track List - Disc 3:
01. Tell Me
02. Metrognome [live at the Colston Hall]
03. Unevensong
04. Lunar Sea ([live at the Colston Hall]
05. Rain Dances [live at the Colston Hall]
06. Echoes
07. Starlight Ride
08. Breathless
09. Rainbow's End [single version]
10. Survival
11. Hymn To Her
12. Ice
13. City Life
14. Nude
15. Drafted [album version]
16. Lies [album version]
Track List - Disc 4:
01. Docks [BBC Radio One "In Concert"]
02. Beached [BBC Radio One "In Concert"]
03. Captured [BBC Radio One "In Concert"]
04. Summer Lightning [BBC Radio One "In Concert"]
05. Sasquatch
06. Heroes
07. Selva
08. Heart's Desire
09. End Peace
10. In The Arms Of The Waltzing Frauleins
11. Cloak & Dagger Man
12. Stationary Traveller
13. Long Goodbyes
14. Pressure Points [live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
15. West Berlin [live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
16. Fingertips [live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
17. Rhayader [live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
18. Rhayader Goes To Town [live at the Hammersmith Odeon)
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Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by NedFlanders on Jul 13th, 2010, 3:04pm

Very tempting indeed cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 13th, 2010, 5:50pm

Sounds interesting. Pity it's not a CP release. They'll probably get a bit of wonga out of it though. undecided
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Jul 15th, 2010, 2:16pm

Just a thought.........!!

Are things slowly gearing up for some Camel activity?

There are re-releases/compliations in the offing,an appearance on the Dave Minasiam album... we also are led to think that the farewell tour DVD is ready to go, and looking at past tour dates, September/October dates took place on the 1992/2000 & 2003 tours.

It would be fantastic that after all the roaring silence we get an announcement of a DVD, new album, and perhaps some live dates?

My theory is not yet based on any fact, but it would be bloody great if it were true!!

Cheers
Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 16th, 2010, 12:08pm

I'm not greedy, at least I think not. wink cheesy

Don't want to anticipate all those Peter, but a DVD would be very nice in the near future. smiley

Most of all would like for Andy to be in good health. smiley kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 19th, 2010, 11:55am

Camel listen last night...

Breathless smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Jul 19th, 2010, 1:22pm

on Jul 15th, 2010, 2:16pm, Riverman wrote:
Just a thought.........!!

Are things slowly gearing up for some Camel activity?

There are re-releases/compliations in the offing,an appearance on the Dave Minasiam album... we also are led to think that the farewell tour DVD is ready to go, and looking at past tour dates, September/October dates took place on the 1992/2000 & 2003 tours.

It would be fantastic that after all the roaring silence we get an announcement of a DVD, new album, and perhaps some live dates?

My theory is not yet based on any fact, but it would be bloody great if it were true!!

Cheers
Peter


Would be nice to think so Peter but I do not see the signs pointing in that direction at the moment. The compilation will be nothing to do with Andy, decca/universal are trying to capitalize on their backlog. Things looked good earlier in the year when ebeast put us on standby for a spring announcement, mentioning the invite to the high voltage festival, but I think we must assume Andy was not well enough to follow through on that. His contribution to DM's great stuff dates from this time also. Paradoxically the delay on the farewell dvd might be a good omen though, if they are holding back to coincide with some possible future resurgence of activity.


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 19th, 2010, 5:20pm

Short update on the Camel site:



The Nature of the eBeast - Update JULY 2010

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Andy is doing great. A full eBeast newsletter will be posted very soon.

We wanted to add a brief update just to let you know that everything is going great.

More soon.

Cheers,
Susan Hoover


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Jul 20th, 2010, 06:06am

HURRAH!!! Wonderful news, Squigs! I'm so happy to hear that Andy's in good shape! And it's a joy to see that the news section on their web site finally has been updated too! And an upcoming full Nature of the Beast newsletter sounds VERY promising. Never Let Go!!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Audioot on Jul 20th, 2010, 07:04am

Fantastic!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 20th, 2010, 10:08am

Wonderful indeed! smiley

My best vibes and love to Andy. kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Jul 20th, 2010, 10:18am

yeah....great news!!!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mia on Jul 20th, 2010, 2:29pm

Excellent news smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Jul 20th, 2010, 3:15pm

great - just found this back - taken on the Stationary Traveller Tour

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Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Jul 21st, 2010, 12:59am

Wonderful, truly a weight off.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 25th, 2010, 09:00am

on Jul 20th, 2010, 3:15pm, analogkid wrote:
great - just found this back - taken on the Stationary Traveller Tour

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Thanks. Always good to see another pic! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Stationary M25 Traveller on Jul 26th, 2010, 02:57am

Good to hear some news ... especially good news !
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Jul 31st, 2010, 12:00pm

Sure is! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 3rd, 2010, 12:15pm

Recent Camel listen...

The Paris Collection smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 7th, 2010, 06:59am

So lovely to hear Andy playing and singing on ' Masquerade '! smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Aug 7th, 2010, 1:08pm

on Aug 7th, 2010, 06:59am, Squigelyfox wrote:
So lovely to hear Andy playing and singing on ' Masquerade '! smiley smiley


Can't wait here..Must tune in tomorrow, Shane! cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 7th, 2010, 1:26pm

on Aug 7th, 2010, 1:08pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Can't wait here..Must tune in tomorrow, Shane! cool


You could always download the track from Mindawn Sahara. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Aug 7th, 2010, 1:48pm

Thanks, Squigs! I'm so there!!! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Aug 8th, 2010, 4:57pm

Hay guys and gals, Camel have a new sub-forum devoted to their music at yesfans. Our friend DM is over there already I see. Why not wonder over, it would be great to see you there too:

http://www.yesfans.com/forumdisplay.php?f=983
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 8th, 2010, 5:17pm

on Aug 8th, 2010, 4:57pm, alivecamel wrote:
Hay guys and gals, Camel have a new sub-forum devoted to their music at yesfans. Our friend DM is over there already I see. Why not wonder over, it would be great to see you there too:

http://www.yesfans.com/forumdisplay.php?f=983


Thanks for that. Might see you on there!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Aug 9th, 2010, 06:16am

Peter Bardens re-releases.....

#
Peter Bardens - 'Peter Bardens' & 'The Answer'

Two Peter Bardens remasters one with bonus tracks, both feature booklets with restored artwork, photos and liner notes. Click to 'pre-order': 1) 'Peter Bardens' "A newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic 1971 selftitled second album by the legendary keyboard player and Camel member ...The album included such excellent tracks as Write My Name in the Dust and did much to enhance Bardens reputation as a musician and composer..newly re-mastered from the original master tapes" and 2) 'The Answer' From 1970, remastered and featuring two rare bonus tracks and a booklet with restored artwork, photos and liner notes. Released Spetmber 27th. for £11.99 each.

http://www.spincds.com/


Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 9th, 2010, 07:35am

Thanks Peter. I've heard ' The Answer ' but not the ' Peter Bardens ' album. Funny the self-titled one being his 2nd. album. Mind you, happens quite often when you think about it!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 14th, 2010, 08:26am

on Aug 7th, 2010, 1:48pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Thanks, Squigs! I'm so there!!! smiley


Did you get the track Sahara?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Aug 14th, 2010, 4:57pm

Sorry for the delay, Squigs... But I lost breath upon listening to the track................I've now spent a couple of days with it and I've cried many tears of joy during this time. Such a blessing to hear Andy Latimer again!!! What a beautiful song! I will get the CD in October...Boy, this WAS amazing!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Aug 15th, 2010, 08:44am

on Aug 7th, 2010, 06:59am, Squigelyfox wrote:
So lovely to hear Andy playing and singing on ' Masquerade '! smiley smiley


Thanks...hope you liked it!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mia on Aug 15th, 2010, 09:09am

on Aug 9th, 2010, 06:16am, Riverman wrote:
Peter Bardens re-releases.....

#
Peter Bardens - 'Peter Bardens' & 'The Answer'

Two Peter Bardens remasters one with bonus tracks, both feature booklets with restored artwork, photos and liner notes. Click to 'pre-order': 1) 'Peter Bardens' "A newly remastered and expanded edition of the classic 1971 selftitled second album by the legendary keyboard player and Camel member ...The album included such excellent tracks as Write My Name in the Dust and did much to enhance Bardens reputation as a musician and composer..newly re-mastered from the original master tapes" and 2) 'The Answer' From 1970, remastered and featuring two rare bonus tracks and a booklet with restored artwork, photos and liner notes. Released Spetmber 27th. for £11.99 each.

http://www.spincds.com/


Peter



This is great news! Thanks for sharing! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 15th, 2010, 09:15am

on Aug 15th, 2010, 08:44am, "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson wrote:
Thanks...hope you liked it!


Still haven't heard your show Shane. It's awkward for me as I explained before. Not to worry though.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 15th, 2010, 09:20am

on Aug 14th, 2010, 4:57pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Sorry for the delay, Squigs... But I lost breath upon listening to the track................I've now spent a couple of days with it and I've cried many tears of joy during this time. Such a blessing to hear Andy Latimer again!!! What a beautiful song! I will get the CD in October...Boy, this WAS amazing!!


Quite agree Sahara, it is a blessing to hear Andy! Just wonderful! smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Aug 15th, 2010, 11:51am

on Aug 14th, 2010, 4:57pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Sorry for the delay, Squigs... But I lost breath upon listening to the track................I've now spent a couple of days with it and I've cried many tears of joy during this time. Such a blessing to hear Andy Latimer again!!! What a beautiful song! I will get the CD in October...Boy, this WAS amazing!!


This makes me very happy! cheesy

Reviews are starting to come in from around the world, most of them very positive. Also, I just did an interview with Don Cassidy from Delicious Agony Radio and the subject of Camel naturally came up. I'll let you all know when that gets posted.

Dave smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Aug 19th, 2010, 01:51am

Hi all:
You can listen to my 45 minute interview on Delicious Agony Radio at...

http://www.deliciousagony.com/

Just click on the the word 'interviews' on the left then click on 'listen' next to my name.

The subjects of 'Symphonic Prog' and 'Camel' get covered rather nicely. Although Don put me on the spot a few times, I think it went quite well.

Hope you enjoy,
Dave M cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 19th, 2010, 12:51pm

Can the interview be downloaded? I did manage to get it to work but don't have enough time to listen in one go?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Aug 19th, 2010, 2:12pm

Good to hear you Dave and what you had to say about the album..you must be very proud!!

also great to hear that the Camel DVD could be out in a "couple of weeks"!!!!

Can't wait for that one!

Enjoying the album..

Cheers

Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Aug 19th, 2010, 3:32pm

Fantastic interview, David!! Thanks for the link! Highly interesting stuff coming up in the interview.. And the new Camel DVD ready in a couple of weeks.. Amazing!!!

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 19th, 2010, 5:23pm

Great news the Camel DVD could be out pretty soon! smiley

What was the other " interesting stuff " anyone? To do with Dave or Camel?
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 19th, 2010, 5:26pm

on Aug 19th, 2010, 3:32pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Fantastic interview, David!! Thanks for the link! Highly interesting stuff coming up in the interview.. And the new Camel DVD ready in a couple of weeks.. Amazing!!!


I'll wait for CP to announce that I think. wink From the Camel's mouth so to speak! cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Aug 19th, 2010, 5:47pm

on Aug 19th, 2010, 12:51pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Can the interview be downloaded? I did manage to get it to work but don't have enough time to listen in one go?


Yes, you can download it. When you click on it, it should give you the option to either play or save it, Just click save and you can play it later.

Now you must all realize that I am not in any position to give an official announcement regarding the release date of Camel's new DVD - that must come from CP. There's a big difference between something being ready for release and it actually being released... wink

I think you've got the right idea Squigs.

Dave
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 19th, 2010, 6:11pm

on Aug 19th, 2010, 5:47pm, dm wrote:
Yes, you can download it. When you click on it, it should give you the option to either play or save it, Just click save and you can play it later.

Now you must all realize that I am not in any position to give an official announcement regarding the release date of Camel's new DVD - that must come from CP. There's a big difference between something being ready for release and it actually being released... wink

I think you've got the right idea Squigs.

Dave


Thanks for the info on the interview.

I'm sure the DVD will be be released when it's ready. I have faith in the Camel! wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Aug 20th, 2010, 07:27am

on Aug 19th, 2010, 5:47pm, dm wrote:
Yes, you can download it. When you click on it, it should give you the option to either play or save it, Just click save and you can play it later.

That doesn't download the interview Dave, it saves a file which links to the stream. You can reconnect to the stream using that m3u file, but only while online and while deliciousagony continue to provide the stream.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 20th, 2010, 09:27am

on Aug 20th, 2010, 07:27am, alivecamel wrote:
That doesn't download the interview Dave, it saves a file which links to the stream. You can reconnect to the stream using that m3u file, but only while online and while deliciousagony continue to provide the stream.


Thanks for that alivecamel. No use trying then.

For us that haven't heard the interview, what's the " Highly interesting stuff coming up " that Sahara mentioned? Dave, Sahara, or anyone else? huh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Aug 20th, 2010, 5:58pm

Well, Squigs... What I (perhaps wrongly called, sorry!) 'highly interesting' was rather the background of David Minasian and the story about him making the Camel dvd's. No magic nes as such. Sorry I got carried away with myself a bit there, Squigs. Fantastic interview, though smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 20th, 2010, 6:27pm

on Aug 20th, 2010, 5:58pm, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Well, Squigs... What I (perhaps wrongly called, sorry!) 'highly interesting' was rather the background of David Minasian and the story about him making the Camel dvd's. No magic nes as such. Sorry I got carried away with myself a bit there, Squigs. Fantastic interview, though smiley


Not to worry Sahara, thanks for explaining. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 21st, 2010, 09:53am

Just thinking how wonderful it will be to have a new Camel DVD! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Aug 21st, 2010, 11:42am

on Aug 21st, 2010, 09:53am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Just thinking how wonderful it will be to have a new Camel DVD! smiley


It certaining would Squigs! ... I have just finished listening to Dave's very good interview with Don Cassidy and it has really wet my appetite for the DVD ... wouldn't it be the perfect time to release it, what with the momentum of the release of David's 'Random Acts of Beauty' and Andy's part in it?

After listening to the interview David I have 3 questions for you ...

1. Is there any bonus material on the DVD ? ( I still love to watch the reheasal material on the 'Coming of Age' DVD)

2. Was your son named after Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues ? ... rolleyes

and finally ..

3. How on earth could you not include 'The Snowgoose' in your 3 choices of cd's to take to your Desert island? !!! ... jeez! shocked .... wink laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 21st, 2010, 12:12pm

It's always the perfect time for a Camel release Eggle! wink smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Aug 21st, 2010, 2:53pm

Your right again as usual Squigs ! ... cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 21st, 2010, 5:07pm

on Aug 21st, 2010, 2:53pm, Eggle wrote:
Your right again as usual Squigs ! ... cool


Thanks Eggle! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Aug 22nd, 2010, 03:28am

on Aug 21st, 2010, 11:42am, Eggle wrote:
After listening to the interview David I have 3 questions for you ...

1. Is there any bonus material on the DVD ? ( I still love to watch the reheasal material on the 'Coming of Age' DVD)

2. Was your son named after Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues ? ... rolleyes

and finally ..

3. How on earth could you not include 'The Snowgoose' in your 3 choices of cd's to take to your Desert island? !!! ... jeez! shocked .... wink laugh


Hi Eggle:
1) I think it's best to let Camel Productions tell you about the DVD. wink

2) My son was not named after Mr. Hayward. It's just a coincidence as is the fact that he ended up playing guitar.

3) My mind went blank a couple of times during the interview. The first was when Don asked me which keyboard players inspired me besides Tony Banks, Mike Pinder, and Rick Wakeman. I could have said Ton Scherpenzeel or Wooly Wolstenholme or lots of others. But I couldn't think of anyone so I began discussing the new Camel DVD because I had just watched it right before the interview and I was still in awe of Tom Brislin's performance. Then when he asked for 3 desert island CD's I drew a blank again. Your right, I should have said Snow Goose or maybe Nod and a Wink. I felt like a complete idiot for saying my own album - sheesh. undecided huh tongue

Dave cheesy


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Aug 22nd, 2010, 2:22pm

Hi Dave

In answer to your answers

1. Fair enough ... fingers crossed its soon.

2. Of course you wouldn't name your children after someone famous, that would be plain silly. Who would do such a thing!

3. Well a 45 minute interview is a long time to talk non stop ( my wife has done better though ) and you are bound to have lapses and don't worry about the desert island disc's .... I've already packed your bags and I've put in 2 Camel cd's and some other random thing ... all 3 are an act of beauty though ... even if I do say so myself! ... rolleyes



PS .. My sons Ringo, Bono and Slash all say they love your music too!!!


wink laugh kiss cool rolleyes
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Aug 22nd, 2010, 4:30pm

on Aug 22nd, 2010, 2:22pm, Eggle wrote:
I've already packed your bags and I've put in 2 Camel cd's and some other random thing ... all 3 are an act of beauty though ... even if I do say so myself! ... rolleyes

wink laugh kiss cool rolleyes


Eggle, How nicely of you to pack this gentleman's bags.. Sounds like one fantastig bag!! I sincerly do think that Random Acts of Beauty should be in there too, among with the other beautiful things smiley Yes, two Camel's and one fantastic David Minasian's...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 22nd, 2010, 5:51pm

on Aug 22nd, 2010, 2:22pm, Eggle wrote:
2. Of course you wouldn't name your children after someone famous, that would be plain silly. Who would do such a thing!



PS .. My sons Ringo, Bono and Slash all say they love your music too!!!


wink laugh kiss cool rolleyes


Are those really your sons names Eggle?! I like Ringo the best personally, although it's Richard really. Ringo has more of a ring to it though doesn't it?! laugh cheesy

Actually the same question crossed my mind about Justin Hayward too, so glad you asked Dave! Seriously, some people do name their children after famous people. Don't think it's silly at all! cheesy

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Aug 23rd, 2010, 05:44am

................... wink



..... laugh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:06am

Check this out! Apparently there has been an interview with Lord Latimer last week!

http://www.daveling.co.uk/diary.htm

Would be amazing to read the interview...
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:19am

on Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:06am, Sahara_sunset wrote:
Check this out! Apparently there has been an interview with Lord Latimer last week!

http://www.daveling.co.uk/diary.htm

Would be amazing to read the interview...


Sure would, I wonder where it's going to be? Wish it told us. What a tease!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 23rd, 2010, 07:27am

Aha, could be Classic Rock magazine. Have to keep our eyes open. cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Aug 23rd, 2010, 1:18pm

I think you're right about Classic Rock mag, Squigs...
(Is Prog. a CR offshoothuh)

Just had this mail from Dave Ling...

"It's for the issue after next of Prog. Not the one that's out in a day or two (Roger Waters cover), but the one following"

Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 23rd, 2010, 5:42pm

on Aug 23rd, 2010, 1:18pm, Riverman wrote:
I think you're right about Classic Rock mag, Squigs...
(Is Prog. a CR offshoothuh)

Just had this mail from Dave Ling...

"It's for the issue after next of Prog. Not the one that's out in a day or two (Roger Waters cover), but the one following"

Peter


Thanks for letting us know Peter. Very helpful! smiley

Yeah, Prog is an offshoot of Classic Rock mag. That other Camel article was in there too.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Aug 23rd, 2010, 6:41pm

on Aug 22nd, 2010, 2:22pm, Eggle wrote:
Hi Dave

PS .. My sons Ringo, Bono and Slash all say they love your music too!!!


wink laugh kiss cool rolleyes


I'm glad your sons are enjoying the music Eggle. By the way, my other two kids, Cher and Madonna, both say "hello"

Dave grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Aug 24th, 2010, 10:10am

grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 28th, 2010, 08:14am

Perhaps Cher and Madonna should sing on your next album Dave, or even go on tour with you! shocked cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Aug 30th, 2010, 11:35am

BBC Radio Times....October 1977 !User Image


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Aug 30th, 2010, 12:02pm

Cool Riverman. I saw that! cool smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Aug 30th, 2010, 12:09pm

C cool cooll, Riverman. Nice!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Aug 30th, 2010, 2:27pm

That was my first introduction to Camel!!

(Blimey they most have been good if I didn't turn over and watch The Generation Game and Anthea Redfern! ... shocked )
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Chessman on Sep 1st, 2010, 2:56pm

Been in Camel mood lately. Yesterday I played:
Camel - Camel
Today it's currently - Mirage

Good stuff! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 1st, 2010, 3:11pm

Ok...it's Camels' last ever gig...you have tickets to the show.
You have won a competition to select the final set list.
You have a choice of 18 songs...what would be your "Camel fantasy set list?"

I'll have a good think and post mine tomorrow!

Cheers
Pete

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 2nd, 2010, 1:59pm

Right...here's mine (and I must admit, I've cheated a bit!!!)

1 Three Wishes
2 Arubaluba
3 Summer Lightning
4 Nimrodel/White Rider
5 Echoes
6 Song Within a Song
7 Air Born
8 Lunar Sea
9 The Snow Goose/Migration/Preparation/Dunkirk (Medley)
10 Slow Yourself Down
11 Lies
12 Supertwister
13 Ice
14 Wait
15 Sasquatch
16 Lady Fantasy
17 After All These Years
18 Never Let Go
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Sep 3rd, 2010, 01:22am

Pete's setlist challenge...

Not necessarily in setlist order, just the order some favourites came off the top of my head:

1. unevensong
2. stationary traveller
3. freefall
4. preparation/dunkirk
5. echoes
6. airborn
7. wait
8. drafted
9. rhayader/goes to town
10. pressure points
11. skylines
12. hopeless anger
13. three wishes
14. fingertips
15. first light
16. lunar sea
17. lady fantasy
18. another night
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Sep 3rd, 2010, 01:24am

on Aug 30th, 2010, 11:35am, Riverman wrote:
BBC Radio Times....October 1977 !User Image


very cool
trip down memory lane:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQd08C6aHa8
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 3rd, 2010, 03:56am

OK! Here we go:

(not in any particular order)

1. A Nod and a Wink (yes, the title track)
2. Song Within A Song
3. Nimrodel/White Rider
4. Cotton Camp/Broken Banks
5. Stationary Traveller
6. Elke
7. Skylines
8. Ice
9. The Hour Candle
10.Docks/Beached
11. Lawrence
12. First Light
13. Lunar Sea
14. For Today
15. Long Goodbyes
16. Hopeless Anger
17. Air Born
18. Three Wishes

Encore(s): The Last Farewell
Lady Fantasy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Merlin on Sep 3rd, 2010, 06:34am

on Sep 3rd, 2010, 01:22am, alivecamel wrote:
Pete's setlist challenge...

Not necessarily in setlist order, just the order some favourites came off the top of my head:

1. unevensong
2. stationary traveller
3. freefall
4. preparation/dunkirk
5. echoes
6. airborn
7. wait
8. drafted
9. rhayader/goes to town
10. pressure points
11. skylines
12. hopeless anger
13. three wishes
14. fingertips
15. first light
16. lunar sea
17. lady fantasy
18. another night


Great choices there. wink

Mine would be the same except to replace Wait with Summer Lightning.....or maybe Long Goodbyes. It's so hard to choose huh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Sep 3rd, 2010, 06:35am

some good calls Sahara_sunset, especially a few I might have to exchange into my earlier list somehow:

long goodbyes
docks/beached
song within a song
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Audioot on Sep 3rd, 2010, 06:37am

on Aug 19th, 2010, 12:51pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Can the interview be downloaded? I did manage to get it to work but don't have enough time to listen in one go?


Yep, just go here directly http://www.deliciousagony.com/interviews/David%20Minasian%20-%20Interview.mp3
but boy is that Don Cassidy annoying lipsrsealed

Marcel
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Peter Beasley on Sep 3rd, 2010, 07:29am

on Sep 1st, 2010, 3:11pm, Riverman wrote:
Ok...it's Camels' last ever gig...you have tickets to the show.
You have won a competition to select the final set list.
You have a choice of 18 songs...what would be your "Camel fantasy set list?"


1 A Nod and a Wink
2 Lawrence
3 Little Rivers and Little Rose
4 Hopeless Anger
5 Whispers in the Rain
6 Camelogue
7 Remote Romance
8 The Sleeper
9 Summer Lightning
10 Skylines
11 Airborn
12 Earthrise
13 Freefall
14 Six Ate
15 Curiosity
16 Liggin' at Louis
17 The Traveller
18 Homage to the God of Light
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 3rd, 2010, 12:32pm

Bloody Hell...I forgot about "Ligging at Louis!!"
Put that in mine instead of "Wait"!!!

Some great choices on your lists too!

Now all we want is a chance to see these songs played live again!!

Come on Andy!!

5 Nights at a venue of your choice..we'll all come!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Sep 3rd, 2010, 2:42pm

on Sep 3rd, 2010, 03:56am, Sahara_sunset wrote:
OK! Here we go:

(not in any particular order)

1. A Nod and a Wink (yes, the title track)
2. Song Within A Song
3. Nimrodel/White Rider
4. Cotton Camp/Broken Banks
5. Stationary Traveller
6. Elke
7. Skylines
8. Ice
9. The Hour Candle
10.Docks/Beached
11. Lawrence
12. First Light
13. Lunar Sea
14. For Today
15. Long Goodbyes
16. Hopeless Anger
17. Air Born
18. Three Wishes

Encore(s): The Last Farewell
Lady Fantasy


Love that list....especially Long Goodbyes, The Hour Candle and Lawrence....
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Sep 3rd, 2010, 5:16pm

So many great songs to choose from ... (in fact I could quite easily do another list) ... but I would be quite happy with this ...

Never Let Go
The whole of the first side of The Snowgoose
Camelogue
Sahara
Ice
Spirit of the Water
Stationary Traveller
Lies
FingerTips
Summer Lightening
Cotton Camp
Hopeless Anger
Whispers in the Rain
Harbour of Tears
End of the Day
The Hour Candle
Rajaz
Three Wishes

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mia on Sep 3rd, 2010, 5:27pm

(In no particular order), but they've had to bring Peter back to life to this:

Never let Go
Arubaluba
Six Ate
Hymn to Her
Ice
First Light
Hopeless Anger
Snowgoose-medley of some kind..
Supertwister
Air Born
Sasquatch
Manic
City Life
Vopos
One Of These Days I'll Get An Early Night
Spirit of the water (piano/vocals only)
Wait
Down on the Farm

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Sep 3rd, 2010, 5:31pm

OK, taking a cue from the 92 tour where songs from each album were played chronologically...

1) White Rider
2) La Princess Perdue
3) Riverman
4) Song Within a Song
5) Airborne
6) Tell Me
7) Breathless
8) Echoes
9) Who We Are
10) Ice
11) The Last Farewell
12) Heroes
13) Long Goodbyes
14) Hopeless Anger
15) End of the Day/Coming of Age
16) Three Wishes
17) A Nod and a Wink
18) Masquerade - (encore) grin

What?? We can dream can't we?
Dave wink
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 4th, 2010, 07:10am

Dave....would you be playing on "Masquerade" or filming it though??

I think I know the answer to that one!!!

Pete
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 5th, 2010, 08:05am

on Sep 3rd, 2010, 06:37am, Audioot wrote:
Yep, just go here directly http://www.deliciousagony.com/interviews/David%20Minasian%20-%20Interview.mp3
but boy is that Don Cassidy annoying lipsrsealed

Marcel


Not sure that works, but no worries. Listened to first 15 minutes of it and noticed that Don Cassidy was asking about Andy a lot.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by demolition man on Sep 5th, 2010, 08:05am

It's been a while, but yesterday I took another listen to the outstanding 'Dust and Dreams' album.

Music just doesn't get a lot better for me. smiley Gotta say a big thanks to Mal for introducing me to this album a few years back smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Hoggy on Sep 5th, 2010, 08:10am

All those lists are good but Never Let Go was the song that had me going mental to get to see Camel live and it remains one of my favourite prog songs of all time.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 5th, 2010, 12:14pm

on Sep 5th, 2010, 08:10am, Hoggy wrote:
All those lists are good but Never Let Go was the song that had me going mental to get to see Camel live and it remains one of my favourite prog songs of all time.


One of mine too, and it's so inspiring! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Sep 5th, 2010, 12:25pm

on Sep 5th, 2010, 08:05am, demolition man wrote:
It's been a while, but yesterday I took another listen to the outstanding 'Dust and Dreams' album.

Music just doesn't get a lot better for me. smiley Gotta say a big thanks to Mal for introducing me to this album a few years back smiley


Thats the joy of this forum, so many people sharing great music that might otherwise have passed them by.

smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Sep 6th, 2010, 02:49am

just in

Greetings!

Andrew's Health

This is officially the last time we will talk about Andrew's health. The bone marrow transplant has been a complete success, and I think the dark days are well and truly behind us. As I've said in past newsletters, he continues to have some challenges to face, but he is a strong-willed individual, and he will find way to overcome them. So, it's no longer about health problems. It's about the music...
The Opening Farewell
Andrew and Denis have now finished work on the DVD, and Denis has completed mixing the audio. Once all editing and mastering is complete, we'll send the masters off to the plant and it will be a matter of weeks before it's on sale in our shop.

Track listing:


Lady Fantasy Lunar Sea
Unevensong Another Night
Hymn to Her Ice
Echoes Spirit of the Water
Stationary Traveller Slow yourself Down
Drafted Mother Road
Rhayader For Today
Rhayader goes to town


Time: 2 hrs 7 mins
Format: NTSC*
Region: 0 (no restrictions)
(*This format will play on all equipment enabled for NTSC)

It would be hard to believe this was from 2003 had we not been through such an intense passage of time since then. In my darkest hour, I had not wanted to even consider releasing it posthumously. And so, it is with tremendous pleasure, that I announce the pending release of this DVD.

The lads have worked hard to restore the problems of audio that occurred on the night, and I think they've done a fabulous job. To my ears, it sounds exactly as it did on the night and, while it has all the rough qualities of a first-night performance, it was a tremendously fun gig.



Something special...

We have decided to offer something a little special for this release. For a donation of £30 towards the production of The Opening Farewell, we'll list your name in the Special Thank You section of our liner notes. For £40 donation, we'll print your name and send you an autographed copy from our first run. There is a choice for these selections when you visit our shop. If you just want to pre-order a copy, it will be autographed by Andrew as well.


****OFFER EXPIRES: 26 SEPTEMBER 2010****

In The Meantime...

In between work on the DVD, Andrew and Denis have been writing material for the next Camel album. It is still in an embryonic state, but the two seem to be expanding their musical relationship and lots of good sounds have been emitting from the studio of late. No definitive dates are going to be announced until a cohesive body of work has been created. However, I think it safe to say that a Camel album is in the future and I, for one, am just about breathless with anticipation.
iCamel... iTunes
iTunes have formally invited Camel to join their online music store. We are truly pleased to join the downloading community, and have readily accepted. The contracts are being executed at this time, and material prepared for upload to the iTunes store. We hope to launch our iTunes availability within the next few weeks. We'll send out an eBeast with our launch date on the iTunes website.



High Voltage Festival

Although we were disappointed by Camel missing the High Voltage Festival, it looked a great success with excellent attendance. We subsequently realised live performances will require more effort than we were all able to give just yet, most especially Andrew. The pain in his hands continue to pose a challenge, and we couldn't risk committing to such a huge undertaking just yet. We are looking into ways of dealing with this problem and are feeling optimistic about the possible options for the future.

.....Coming soon!
T-shirts, etc.

We are about to revamp Highly Collectable's shop with a new range of items. We've been talking about introducing some fun things, along with some nostalgic ones. Our t-shirt section will be expanded to offer short and long-sleeved shirts, and we'll include size 3XL by popular request. The new shirts are much lighter in weight, and have a somewhat more tailored look.

We are expecting stock very soon of Moonmadness and Rain Dances so you are welcome to place a pre-order now.



PayPal at Highly Collectable's Merchant Shop

By popular request, we have added the Paypal faciity to our website, so you can now use this account to pay for merchandise at our shop if you don't have a credit card.

As always, thank you for your kind messages of support. We all promise to not be so quiet from now on.

Very best wishes,
Susan Hoover


www.camelproductions.com



so of course i have already put in the GBP 40 donation (plus another 7 in sales tax i didnt quite see coming plus 1,70 shipping to Holland)

looking forward to the DVD - but err - no Lawrence, Arubaluba or GoL?

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Sep 6th, 2010, 03:01am

WOW!!!!

The new DVD at last...the cover looks great!!!

More T-Shirts!!!

....and wait for it a new Camel album!!!!!!!

WOW!!!!WOW!!!!and another mega-WOW!!!!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Audioot on Sep 6th, 2010, 03:03am

on Sep 6th, 2010, 02:49am, analogkid wrote:
so of course i have already put in the GBP 40 donation (plus another 7 in sales tax i didnt quite see coming plus 1,70 shipping to Holland)



laugh same here. Looking Forward!

Marcel
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Audioot on Sep 6th, 2010, 03:05am

on Sep 3rd, 2010, 5:31pm, dm wrote:
18) Masquerade - (encore) grin

What?? We can dream can't we?
Dave wink


Lol cheesy you are fully entitled too, and it would be great if I may say so. Fantastic track.

Marcel
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Audioot on Sep 6th, 2010, 03:10am

on Sep 5th, 2010, 08:05am, Squigelyfox wrote:
Not sure that works, but no worries.


Right click, Save link As in firefox does.....
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by alivecamel on Sep 6th, 2010, 03:26am

Hurray, fantastic news from ebeast!. Got my order in too.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Sahara_sunset on Sep 6th, 2010, 08:03am

Hurrah!!!! Absolutely fab!!! Fantastic news and I'm just about to make a donation now... cool cool
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by "Rock On!" with Shane Carlson on Sep 6th, 2010, 08:34am

Just ordered my DVD!

grin

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 6th, 2010, 10:13am

Yes indeed. Fantastic news! smiley wink cheesy kiss
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 6th, 2010, 10:35am

Here's the news for non-subscribers:

Greetings!

Andrew's Health

This is officially the last time we will talk about Andrew's health. The bone marrow transplant has been a complete success, and I think the dark days are well and truly behind us. As I've said in past newsletters, he continues to have some challenges to face, but he is a strong-willed individual, and he will find way to overcome them. So, it's no longer about health problems. It's about the music...

The Opening Farewell

Andrew and Denis have now finished work on the DVD, and Denis has completed mixing the audio. Once all editing and mastering is complete, we'll send the masters off to the plant and it will be a matter of weeks before it's on sale in our shop.

Track listing:


Lady Fantasy
Unevensong
Hymn To Her
Echoes
Stationary Traveller
Drafted
Rhayader
Rhayader Goes To Town
Lunar Sea
Another Night
Ice
Spirit of the Water
Slow Yourself Down
Mother Road
For Today



Time: 2 hrs 7 mins
Format: NTSC*
Region: 0 (no restrictions)
(*This format will play on all equipment enabled for NTSC)

It would be hard to believe this was from 2003 had we not been through such an intense passage of time since then. In my darkest hour, I had not wanted to even consider releasing it posthumously. And so, it is with tremendous pleasure, that I announce the pending release of this DVD.

The lads have worked hard to restore the problems of audio that occurred on the night, and I think they've done a fabulous job. To my ears, it sounds exactly as it did on the night and, while it has all the rough qualities of a first-night performance, it was a tremendously fun gig.



Something special...

We have decided to offer something a little special for this release. For a donation of £30 towards the production of The Opening Farewell, we'll list your name in the Special Thank You section of our liner notes. For £40 donation, we'll print your name and send you an autographed copy from our first run. There is a choice for these selections when you visit our shop. If you just want to pre-order a copy, it will be autographed by Andrew as well.


****OFFER EXPIRES: 26 SEPTEMBER 2010****

In The Meantime...

In between work on the DVD, Andrew and Denis have been writing material for the next Camel album. It is still in an embryonic state, but the two seem to be expanding their musical relationship and lots of good sounds have been emitting from the studio of late. No definitive dates are going to be announced until a cohesive body of work has been created. However, I think it safe to say that a Camel album is in the future and I, for one, am just about breathless with anticipation.

iCamel... iTunes

iTunes have formally invited Camel to join their online music store. We are truly pleased to join the downloading community, and have readily accepted. The contracts are being executed at this time, and material prepared for upload to the iTunes store. We hope to launch our iTunes availability within the next few weeks. We'll send out an eBeast with our launch date on the iTunes website.



High Voltage Festival

Although we were disappointed by Camel missing the High Voltage Festival, it looked a great success with excellent attendance. We subsequently realised live performances will require more effort than we were all able to give just yet, most especially Andrew. The pain in his hands continue to pose a challenge, and we couldn't risk committing to such a huge undertaking just yet. We are looking into ways of dealing with this problem and are feeling optimistic about the possible options for the future.


T-shirts, etc.

We are about to revamp Highly Collectable's shop with a new range of items. We've been talking about introducing some fun things, along with some nostalgic ones. Our t-shirt section will be expanded to offer short and long-sleeved shirts, and we'll include size 3XL by popular request. The new shirts are much lighter in weight, and have a somewhat more tailored look.

We are expecting stock very soon of Moonmadness and Rain Dances so you are welcome to place a pre-order now.



PayPal at Highly Collectable's Merchant Shop

By popular request, we have added the Paypal faciity to our website, so you can now use this account to pay for merchandise at our shop if you don't have a credit card.

As always, thank you for your kind messages of support. We all promise to not be so quiet from now on.

Very best wishes,
Susan Hoover


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mia on Sep 6th, 2010, 10:37am

Excellent news! I'll be ordering my dvd... and hopefully some t-shirts ASAP! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Mal on Sep 6th, 2010, 12:19pm

What brilliant news!!!

A new Camel album in the making? Thats made my year grin

DVD duly ordered smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 6th, 2010, 3:45pm

Fantastic news...but one gripe!!
The tracklisting...I was really looking forward to Arubaluba and Never Let Go!!!
I know how this may sound but these tracks were great in concert, and I was really looking forward to getting a great copy of these.
Fox Hill is also missing (but is on Footage 2) and I think for that show, they did a version of God of Light.
Having said all this, I can't wait to get my hands on this DVD.
Pete
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 6th, 2010, 5:25pm

on Sep 6th, 2010, 3:45pm, Riverman wrote:
Fantastic news...but one gripe!!
The tracklisting...I was really looking forward to Arubaluba and Never Let Go!!!
I know how this may sound but these tracks were great in concert, and I was really looking forward to getting a great copy of these.
Fox Hill is also missing (but is on Footage 2) and I think for that show, they did a version of God of Light.
Having said all this, I can't wait to get my hands on this DVD.
Pete


I love ' Arubaluba ' and ' Never let go ' too Riverman. smiley Maybe Andy wasn't happy with the missing tracks. Could be on a future release though, you never know.

Be really brilliant to have this DVD though won't it just?! Really really really looking forward to it. smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Audioot on Sep 7th, 2010, 02:33am

Set list as read on http://www.magenta.co.il/camel/tours/tour2003.htm
Quote:
Set List:
The following songs were played in the special Preview performance, held on June 26th:
First Set

* Lady Fantasy
* Unevensong
* Hymn To Her
* Echoes
* Stationary Traveller
* Drafted
* Rhayader / Rhayader Goes To Town
* Lunar Sea
* Another Night
* Ice
* Spirit of the Water
* Slow Yourself Down
* Fox Hill
* Mother Road
* For Today

First Encore

* Never Let Go

Second Encore (Dedicated to Pete Bardens)

* Homage to the Gods of Light


As you see a different running order as CP's DVD tracklist.
Arubaluba wasn't played, and is thus not included. For some reason the encore(s) are excluded as well sad
Fox Hill can be obtained from Footage II

Anyway: eagerly awaiting
grin Marcel
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 7th, 2010, 07:28am

Not sure the running order is correct Marcel. It was a bit muddled up in the newsletter tbh. undecided I did have my doubts ' Arubaluba ' was played at that gig, so thanks for confirming. It was played in England though for sure.

I'm especially looking forward to hearing ' Stationary Traveller '. Love it so much! smiley


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Audioot on Sep 7th, 2010, 08:55am

Hi squigly , yes i rechecked the eBeast itself and the running order on the DVD is as played by the band on 26th of june 2003. (without Fox and the encores that is)


Marcel
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Audioot on Sep 7th, 2010, 09:02am

Btw I love the DVD cover, which (to add to the confusion) DOES show a setlist which includes Arubaluba shocked
Must be from another gig (also shows Never Let Go and Lawrence as encore), Paris and some of the Dutch shows had Lawrence as closure....

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Marcel
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 7th, 2010, 09:38am

Yes, great cover! smiley Must be a setlist from one of the shows you mentioned Marcel. They often get snapped up when left on the stage, so maybe they didn't have the correct list! Just changed the list I posted.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 7th, 2010, 12:39pm

Hope this helps...
Arubaluba was played at the catalyst..this was confirmed to me by DM when the cover was originally published a few months back. I queried the set list on the cover shot at the time.He confirmed that Lawrence was not played at that gig...(I think it made it's live debut in Paris later that year).
Also I have a cd of the Catalyst gig sent to me by an attendee of the show who actually recorded it! Arubaluba is definately there!!
Perhaps this is not the DVD's final cover, as it does give rise to some confusion!!
I will check the actual running order later & post it.
Pete


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 7th, 2010, 2:31pm

Catalyst Set List...listening to the disc right now!

Lady fantasy
Unevensong
Hymn To Her
Echoes
Stationary Traveller
Drafted
Rhayader
Rhayader Goes To Town
Lunar Sea
Another Night
Ice
Spirit Of The Water
Slow Yourself Down
Fox Hill
Arubaluba
Mother Road
For Today
Never Let Go
Homage To The God Of Light

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 7th, 2010, 5:15pm

Cheers Riverman! Solves that little mystery. cheesy


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Audioot on Sep 8th, 2010, 05:18am

Thanks for clearing that up.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 8th, 2010, 1:40pm

Again, in anticapation, here is the link to a great photo-album from the Catalyst show......

http://www.kkn.net/~tree/gallery/Camel/Image001


Pete
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Noni on Sep 8th, 2010, 5:39pm

Sorry folks for being quiet but I have been busy as of late, so I only spend a limited time on the computer to check messages.

Great news about Andrew Latimer and Camel, ordered my special edition DVD....

Hope everyone is well!, grin
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 8th, 2010, 5:52pm

on Sep 8th, 2010, 5:39pm, noni wrote:
Sorry folks for being quiet but I have been busy as of late, so I only spend a limited time on the computer to check messages.

Great news about Andrew Latimer and Camel, ordered my special edition DVD....

Hope everyone is well!, grin


Hi Noni! smiley So fantastic to be able to pre-order the DVD isn't it?! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by analogkid on Sep 9th, 2010, 4:18pm

60 Euro is quite an amout - but for the good cause cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by FatOnes on Sep 10th, 2010, 2:01pm

Call me Mr. Chuffed! cool

I do like good news, especially when everything else seems to be turning to crap around me.

Haven't been able to get near a PC 'til today, so hope everyone's doing okay.


CP - BRING IT ON!! smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by MysticQ on Sep 11th, 2010, 08:23am

Could be that the whole gig needed 2 discs. Do I sound greedy for saying I'd like more of this show? Don't mean it in a bad way. cheesy
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 11th, 2010, 2:10pm

Sorry if this has been mentioned before...

Tallulah Bardens (Pete's daughter) has released her first album.
Produced by Mick Fleetwood, the album is called "Forever & Always". It's on Spotify if you use that, if not there are several internet shops selling it!

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Cheers
Peter
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by MysticQ on Sep 12th, 2010, 1:07pm

on Sep 8th, 2010, 1:40pm, Riverman wrote:
Again, in anticapation, here is the link to a great photo-album from the Catalyst show......

http://www.kkn.net/~tree/gallery/Camel/Image001


Pete


Superb photos. smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 13th, 2010, 09:30am

on Sep 11th, 2010, 08:23am, MysticQ wrote:
Could be that the whole gig needed 2 discs. Do I sound greedy for saying I'd like more of this show? Don't mean it in a bad way. cheesy


You could be right about 2 discs MQ, but I'm no expert.

Don't think you sound greedy. I understand wanting to hear more Camel! smiley I'm just so pleased that this DVD is being released though. smiley smiley
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 13th, 2010, 1:16pm

Re the DVD.....
Ok, I'm probably being a bit thick here, but I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the new DVD selections, and what the special "thank you" section is.
!

Selection 1)
The Opening Farewell, Live at the Catalyst - DVD
DVD only, autographed copy PRE ORDER.

Ok I get that..that's £15.00

Selection 2)
The Opening Farewell, Live at the Catalyst - Name in liner notes
Your name included in the liner notes.

Special Thank You section (DVD not included)


That's for £30.00, but what does "DVD not included " mean??

Selection 3)
The Opening Farewell, Live at the Catalyst - DVD plus name in liner notes
DVD with your name in the liner notes.

Special Thank You section and autographed by Andy Latimer

Does the edition come with an extra "special" DVD??

I'm puzzled!!!!

Peter


Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by carpetwalker on Sep 13th, 2010, 1:37pm

on Sep 13th, 2010, 1:16pm, Riverman wrote:
Re the DVD.....
Ok, I'm probably being a bit thick here, but I'm having a bit of trouble understanding the new DVD selections, and what the special "thank you" section is.
!

Selection 1)
The Opening Farewell, Live at the Catalyst - DVD
DVD only, autographed copy PRE ORDER.

Ok I get that..that's £15.00

Selection 2)
The Opening Farewell, Live at the Catalyst - Name in liner notes
Your name included in the liner notes.

Special Thank You section (DVD not included)


That's for £30.00, but what does "DVD not included " mean??

Selection 3)
The Opening Farewell, Live at the Catalyst - DVD plus name in liner notes
DVD with your name in the liner notes.

Special Thank You section and autographed by Andy Latimer

Does the edition come with an extra "special" DVD??

I'm puzzled!!!!

Peter



You beat me to it as I was gonna ask the same thing...
I'm also confused
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by David Minasian on Sep 13th, 2010, 2:44pm

on Sep 13th, 2010, 1:37pm, carpetwalker wrote:
You beat me to it as I was gonna ask the same thing...
I'm also confused


Ok, I'll try to shed some light:
Option 1 - you get the DVD plus Andy's autograph.

Option 3 - you get the DVD plus Andy's autograph plus your name in the booklet.

Option 2 - you get your name in the booklet, that's it.

The question arises, why would anyone in their right mind choose option 2? Let's say the husband chooses Option 3. Well the wife may want her name in the booklet too but they really don't need another DVD between them so she chooses Option 2. Or let's say Mr. Smith chooses option 3 but also wants the name of his business or favorite charity listed in the booklet, so he chooses Option 2 also. Or Mr. Jones wants himself and each of his 5 kids listed, so he buys 1 Option 3 for himself and 5 Option 2's for the kids...

Ok so now I'm confuse huh
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Riverman on Sep 13th, 2010, 3:25pm

Time for bed Davehuh??
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Sep 13th, 2010, 5:06pm

on Sep 13th, 2010, 2:44pm, dm wrote:
Ok, I'll try to shed some light:
Option 1 - you get the DVD plus Andy's autograph.

Option 3 - you get the DVD plus Andy's autograph plus your name in the booklet.

Option 2 - you get your name in the booklet, that's it.

The question arises, why would anyone in their right mind choose option 2? Let's say the husband chooses Option 3. Well the wife may want her name in the booklet too but they really don't need another DVD between them so she chooses Option 2. Or let's say Mr. Smith chooses option 3 but also wants the name of his business or favorite charity listed in the booklet, so he chooses Option 2 also. Or Mr. Jones wants himself and each of his 5 kids listed, so he buys 1 Option 3 for himself and 5 Option 2's for the kids...

Ok so now I'm confuse huh



oh no no no ! ..... there's no place for option 2!

.... the husband should put his wife's name on the booklet instead of his own because that's what husbands do! .. (ain't that right Ned?) and Mr Smith can have option 3 because you can have 25 letters but we don't want advertising so he can sling his hook .... and Mr. Jones should'nt have had 5 kids in the first place (doesn't he know there's a population explosion going on!) so he can get stuffed for being greedy and just have option 3 or 1 ...

... no! there is no place for option 2 .... unless undecided................. you're Andy Latimer ... cos you've got the DVD already!
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Squigelyfox on Sep 13th, 2010, 5:13pm

Okay, looking at this from the ebeast again:
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Something special...

We have decided to offer something a little special for this release. For a donation of £30 towards the production of The Opening Farewell, we'll list your name in the Special Thank You section of our liner notes. For £40 donation, we'll print your name and send you an autographed copy from our first run. There is a choice for these selections when you visit our shop. If you just want to pre-order a copy, it will be autographed by Andrew as well.
****

I took it as meaning that ALL pre-orders would be signed, but I'm not sure now! Seems odd that the £30 donation doesn't get an autograph, so maybe I was right first time.

Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Sep 13th, 2010, 5:19pm

....ps..

Dave, if Mr.Smith or Mr. Jones are related to you in anyway my sincere apologies.


.... if the're not ...

.....whatever.
Re: Ok..... Camel rule !!!!!
Post by Eggle on Sep 13th, 2010, 5:29pm

on Sep 13th, 2010, 5:13pm, Squigelyfox wrote:
Okay, looking at this from the ebeast again:
****



Something special...

We have decided to offer something a little special for this release. For a donation of £30 towards the production of The Opening Farewell, we'll list your name in the Special Thank You section of our liner notes. For £40 donation, we'll print your name and send you an autographed copy from our first run. There is a choice for these selections when you visit our shop. If you just want to pre-order a copy, it will be autographed by Andrew as well.
****

I took it as meaning that ALL pre-orders would be signed, but I'm not sure now! Seems odd that the £30 donation doesn't get an autograph, so maybe I was right first time.