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Camel appreciation thread

Post by theHermit » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:57 pm

Continuing to go through boxes now stored in the basement, post move, I've put on an album to work to today that I haven't listened to in a long while: Nude by Camel. I had forgotten what a strong record this is and my reaquaintance with it has spawned this thread, well that and listening to the GH cover of Air Born on the Compilations LP. I imagine that quite a few GH fans know of Camel and so this may be preaching to the choir, kinda like a Neal Morse solo record, but as I go through my Camel lps and cds I can't look at a single one and say "that is a bad record." Not many of the bands I loved as a kid in the 70's I can say that about, including many of my favorites like Yes, Genesis, ELP, Gentle Giant and Tull. All of these bands made records, usually in the 1980's, that made me want to get out my dad's gun collection for a little target practice. Not so with Camel. it's all good, some not as great as others, but all good, so here's to them!
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Post by Bnielsen » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:27 pm

Seeing Camel at Nearfest 3 years ago, I have a great appreciation for much of their work. One song that especially stands out is "Spirit of the Water"

I definately like hearing the majority of their music
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Post by Geophysicist » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:20 pm

Great band. I'm kind of partial to Stationary Traveller.
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Post by Bozo » Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:57 am

I started to listen to Camel at the time of Mirage (Wich I still love most of their records). I think their greatest time was the seventies up to a Live Record. I won´t say that the following records where bad but they just don´t have the class of a Snowgoose or Moonmadness.
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Re: Camel appreciation thread

Post by Sam Gamgee » Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:35 pm

theHermit wrote: I imagine that quite a few GH fans know of Camel and so this may be preaching to the choir, kinda like a Neal Morse solo record,
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Post by theHermit » Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:44 pm

I couldn't resist! :twisted:
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where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;"
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