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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March 5, 2019
People i.e. prog-heads/music nerds place Genesis, ELP and Yes on a pedestal and a milestone of that genre but there are some of us who believe Camel deserved much more exposure than the band never received thru-out the 1970s especially here in the US. The band was just as technically inclined and mastered the art of complex compositions drawn on European classical influences.
Andy Latimer has always been the flame that has kept the band alive and regardless of Pete Barden's and a few other original member of the band not included in later releases there are still some really great albums Camel released even when trying to conform to the changing times i.e. shorter popier compositions.
Well I tell you this album has one track that alone is worth the price of admission ICE! Its has that heart wrenching melancholy that Wind & Wuthering Genesis managed to conjure up in the guts of the slow waning Rhodes piano and beautiful guitar melodies.
Kit Watkins and Jan on keyboards provided an exceptional foundation to Andy's guitar work and even tho Pete's signature sounds is gone south the before mentioned musicians where strong contenders for supporting the band the later 70s ie.. the death nail era for conceptual rock!
I wont say this is Camels finest moments those where obviously Moonmadness and The Snow Goose however I don't believe personally Camel ever made a bad record they all in someway always point to the direction from whence their roots began i.e. progressive rock!


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