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CamelRain Dances

Label:Gama (3) – TXS-R 124, Decca – TXS-R 124
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock, Art Rock

Tracklist

A1First Light
Alto SaxophoneMel Collins
Drums, Other [Nocarina, Teeth, Cheek And Turkish Ring]Andy Ward (2)
Guitar [6 And 12 String Guitars], PanpipesAndrew Latimer
Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Synthesizer [String]Peter Bardens
5:01
A2Metrognome
Bass, VocalsRichard*
Drums, Other [Money], PercussionAndy*
Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [String]Peter*
GuitarAndrew*
Tenor SaxophoneMel*
4:19
A3Tell Me
Clarinet, Bass ClarinetMel*
Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog]Peter*
Finger Cymbals, GlockenspielAndy*
Fretless Bass, Backing Vocals, FluteAndrew*
Lead Vocals, Harmony VocalsRichard*
4:08
A4Highways Of The Sun
Acoustic Guitar, VocalsAndrew*
Bass Flute, Concert FluteMel*
Bass, Other [Wicket Keeper]Richard*
Drums, Percussion [Liquid Boo Bams], PercussionAndy*
Electric Piano, Piano [Acoustic], Organ, Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Synthesizer [String]Peter*
4:31
B1Unevensong
Bass, Vocals [1st]Richard*
Clavinet, Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Electric Piano, Synthesizer [String], Horns [Car Horns]Peter*
Drums, Rototoms, PercussionAndy*
Guitar, Vocals [2nd]Andrew*
5:35
B2One Of These Days I'll Get An Early Night
BassRichard*
Drums, Talking Drum, Percussion, Other [Smurd]Andy*
GuitarAndrew*
PianoPeter*
Saxophone [All]Mel*
TromboneMalcolm Griffiths
TrumpetMartin Drover
5:54
B3Elke
Electric Piano, Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Synthesizer [String], Guitar [Fuzz], FluteAndrew Latimer
HarpFiona Hibbert
Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Electric Piano, Piano [Acoustic], Sounds [Random Notes], BellsEno*
4:30
B4Skylines
Alto SaxophoneMel*
Drums, Slide Whistle [Swanee Whistle], Drums [Tunisian Clay Drums]Andy*
Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Synthesizer [String]Peter*
FlugelhornMartin Drover
Guitar [6 And 12 String Guitars], Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar [Feedback], Bass Guitar, Other [Sore Fingers]Andrew*
Other [A.W.O.L.]Richard*
TromboneMalcolm Griffiths
4:29
B5Rain Dances
Guitar [Pizzicato], Glockenspiel, Piano [Treated]Andrew*
Other [Umbrellas]Andy*, Mel*, Richard*
Soprano SaxophoneMel*
Synthesizer [Mini Moog], Synthesizer [String]Peter*
2:58
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Notes

UK first issue in matte sleeve.
Comes with a printed inner sleeve on a thick card.
Undersize flat labels.
Track times are not stated on the record. Timed with a stopwatch.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): XZAL 15297P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): XZAL 15298P
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 1): XZAL-15297-3 UJ 2D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 1): XZAL-15298-3 UH 1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 2): XZAL-15297-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 2): XZAL-15298-5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 3): XZAL-15298-5 DC 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 3): XZAL-15298-6 DC 4D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 4): XZAL-15297-3 DA 2D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 4): XZAL-15298-3 BK 1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 5): XZAL-15297-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 5): XZAL-15298-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 6): XZAL-15298-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 6): XZAL-15298-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 7): XZAL-15297-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 7): XZAL-15298-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 8): XZAL-15279-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 8): XZAL-15279-3 N1 4D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 9): XZAL-15297-5 2D G
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 9): XZAL-15298-6 4D BH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 10): XZAL-15297-3 C 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 10): XZAL-15298-3 DC 1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 11): XZAL-15297-3 2D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 11): XZAL-15298-3 1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A, stamped, variant 12): XZAL-15297-4 MM 2 D
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B, stamped, variant 12): XZAL-15298-3 H A 4 D

Other Versions (5 of 91)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Rain Dances (LP, Album)Decca6376 122Netherlands1977
Recently Edited
Rain Dances (LP, Album, Stereo)Nova (6), Gama (3), Nova (6), Gama (3)6.23261 AO, 6.23261Germany1977
Recently Edited
Rain Dances (LP, Album)Decca, DeccaXZAL 15 297 p, XZAL 15 298 pPortugal1977
New Submission
Rain Dances (Cassette, Album, Stereo, Grey Cassette)Decca, Gama (3)KTXC-R 124UK1977
New Submission
Rain Dances (LP, Album)Janus Records9098-7035Canada1977

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Reviews

  • northerncolours's avatar
    Andrew Latimer also plays flute on this recording, as on others.
    • BootsyCrouton's avatar
      Edited one year ago
      This is a remarkable album. The moody soundscapes conjured by Pete Bardens perfectly suit the vocals of Richard Sinclair, who also enlivens proceedings by bringing more of a jazz fusion edge with his bass, while the melodies alternate between haunting and upbeat but are never less than compelling. Docked a notch for the dreadful Highways Of The Sun (put down the microphone, Andy) yet still leagues above the flabby, overproduced follow-up Breathless. To me, this is Camel.
      • Pedulas
        My copy comes with a 14 page booklet titled Camel, Rain Dances, Authorised Tour Programme.
        • funkstmartin's avatar
          funkstmartin
          It's a progressive rock album in which we find a very good instrumental groovy "One of these days I'll get an early night".

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