Camel

Camel

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English progressive rock group formed in 1971 with an original lineup of Andrew Latimer (guitar, flute, vocals), Peter Bardens (keyboards, synths, vocals), Doug Ferguson (bass, vocals) and Andy Ward (2) (drums. percussion). This lineup recorded the first four studio albums including their most commercially successful album, The Snow Goose, an entirely instrumental record released in 1975. It peaked at number 22 on the UK charts and is certified silver.

For the tour following the release of the band's fourth album, Moonmadness (1976), they were joined by former King Crimson sax player and flautist Mel Collins. In early 1977 Ferguson left and was replaced by Richard Sinclair (from Caravan) as the band moved to a jazzier sound. By the end of 1978 a series of personnel changes included the departures of Bardens, Sinclair and Collins and the additions of Colin Bass, Kit Watkins and Jan Schelhaas. Their seventh studio album, "I Can See Your House From Here" was problematic for advertisers due to the cover art: a crucified astronaut looking at Earth. It also marked Camel's return to the UK charts at number 45. The band had three further studio albums, a live album and numerous personnel changes before disbanding in 1984.

Latimer, the last original member, revived the Camel name in 1991. With various lineups four more studio albums were recorded by 2002. The band played a farewell tour in 2003. It was later disclosed that Latimer was ill and underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in 2007. He had recovered sufficiently to revive the band in 2013, recording a new version of The Snow Goose as a tribute to the late Peter Bardens. The band has toured regularly since 2013 and remains active.
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Camel Discography

Albums

MUPS 473 Camel Camel (Album) MCA Records MUPS 473 Israel 1973 Sell This Version
KSCM 1107 Camel Mirage (Album) Deram, Gama (3) KSCM 1107 UK 1974 Sell This Version
CN 2165/S Camel / The Raymond Froggatt Band Camel / The Raymond Froggatt Band - Stereo Pop Special-83(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2165/S UK 1974 Sell This Version
JXS-7016 Camel The Snow Goose (Album) Decca, Gama (3) JXS-7016 US 1975 Sell This Version
CN 2329/S Pilot / Camel Pilot / Camel - Stereo Pop Special-101(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2329/S UK 1975 Sell This Version
TXS-R 115 Camel Moonmadness (Album) Decca, Gama (3) TXS-R 115 UK 1976 Sell This Version
6.23 261 Camel Rain Dances (Album) Gama (3), Decca 6.23 261 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
CN 2935/SQ Camel In Concert-159(LP, Quad, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2935/SQ UK 1977 Sell This Version
PDBCR 7/8 Camel A Live Record (Album, Comp) Decca PDBCR 7/8 Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
SGLK 053, XZAL15943P Camel Breathless (Album) Decca, Gama (3), Decca SGLK 053, XZAL15943P Greece 1978 Sell This Version
BS 7045 Camel I Can See Your House From Here (Album) Decca BS 7045 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
PB 6008 Camel Nude (Album) Decca, Gama (3) PB 6008 US 1981 Sell This Version
CN 3781/S Camel In Concert - 250(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 3781/S UK 1981 Sell This Version
PB 5004, PL 5004 Camel The Single Factor (Album) Gama (3), Decca PB 5004, PL 5004 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
823 764-1 Camel Pressure Points (Album) Decca 823 764-1 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
820 504-1 Camel Stationary Traveller (Album) Decca, Decca 820 504-1 France 1984 Sell This Version
CP-001CD Camel Dust And Dreams (Album) Camel Productions CP-001CD US 1991 Sell This Version
CP-003CD Camel On The Road 1972 (Album) Camel Productions CP-003CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
CP-004CD, CP004CD Camel Never Let Go (Album) Camel Productions, Camel Productions CP-004CD, CP004CD US 1993 Sell This Version
CP-005CD Camel On The Road 1982 (Album) Camel Productions CP-005CD US 1994 Sell This Version
CP-006CD Camel Harbour Of Tears (Album) Camel Productions CP-006CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
CP-007CD Camel On The Road 1981 (Album) Camel Productions CP-007CD US 1997 Sell This Version
CP-008CD Camel Coming Of Age (Album) Camel Productions CP-008CD Europe 1998 Sell This Version
PCCY-01414 Camel Rajaz (Album) Camel Productions PCCY-01414 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
CRESTCD 057 Z Camel '73~'75 Gods Of Light (Album) Camel Productions CRESTCD 057 Z UK 2000 Sell This Version