Moonmadness - Germany Import
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In fact, nearly all of Camel's music has this appeal. Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and founder-member Andy Latimer remains the body and soul of Camel yet the musicianship of all the various members throughout their 26-year history is stunning. Each player contributes a unique texture that adds character to all Camel's recordings while remaining faithful to the original mood.
Although 'Moonmadness' is one of their early recordings, their most recent releases in the nineties -- 'Dust and Dreams' and 'Harbour of Tears' -- easily stand equal. Latimer's smooth, fluid touch on Moonmadness' "Air Born" is surpassed only by the powerful maturity of his guitar on "The Hour Candle" from 'Harbour of Tears' or "Rose of Sharon" from 'Dust and Dreams'. The more you listen, the more you'll want to hear -- for years past and years to come.
Deeply personal in their music, Camel is a group that can knock your socks off or melt your heart.
Camel were never a premier-league band, in the sense of Yes or Pink Floyd. They were perhaps too nice, and they remained in that distinguished second division of worthy but not commercially dominant bands that included Gentle Giant, Greenslade, Caravan and maybe even Hatfield & the North.
I saw them once. They did a concert at my school just before releasing their 2nd album. It was excellent. Because it was at our school, we were free to wander in and out beforehand, watching the band setting up their kit, doing sound-checks etc. Andy Ward, the drummer, came across as an exceptionally nice guy. It was distressing to hear that after the band split up, he had a breakdown and was now stacking shelves at a supermarket.
But enjoy this record, showcasing the band at their finest. The final track, 'Lunar Sea', was another concert favourite.
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The NICE MUSIC, NICE MUSICIANS ! I like it ! And very importent music for anyone then who want to be clever Lady Or Gentelman, for all then who thinks (sometimes :) ). Read morePublished on January 30, 1999