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Camel

Band, GB
Rock

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.

     
Members
PortraitMel Collins
fl, sax *1947 GB
PortraitAnthony Phillips
acg *1951 GB
PortraitKit Watkins
*1953 US
PortraitPeter Bardens
org 1944-2002 GB
PortraitDavid Paton
b, voc *1949 GB
PortraitRichard Sinclair
voc, b *1948 GB
PortraitJan Schelhaas
key, syn, p *1948 GB
PortraitDoug Ferguson
b *1947 GB
PortraitAndy Ward
dr, perc *1952 GB
PortraitDavid Sinclair
org, p *1947 GB
Jason Hart
key, bvoc
PortraitTon Scherpenzeel
key *1952 NL
PortraitStuart Tosh
dr, voc, perc *1948 GB
PortraitMickey Simmonds
key *1959 GB
PortraitPaul Burgess
dr *1950 GB
PortraitColin Bass
b, voc *1951 GB
PortraitChris Harley
voc 1946-2015 GB
Foss Patterson
key, voc
PortraitAndrew Latimer
voc, g, fl *1949 GB
PortraitDave Stewart
dr, perc
PortraitTom Brislin
key *1973 US
PortraitDenis Clement
dr
PortraitGuy LeBlanc
key, voc 1960-2015 CA
PortraitPeter Jones
Popular Tracks   
Spirit Of The Water on Moonmadness by Camel
Rhayader on The Snow Goose by Camel
Migration on The Snow Goose by Camel
Echoes on Breathless by Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens & Camel
Lady Fantasy - Medley on Mirage by Camel
The Snow Goose on The Snow Goose by Camel
Rhayader Alone on The Snow Goose by Camel
Fritha on The Snow Goose by Camel
Song Within A Song on Moonmadness by Camel
Air Born on Moonmadness by Camel

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Night Of The ProgCamel2018Album
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, 28.05.1984Camel2018Album
ICHIGO ICHIE Live in JapanCamel2017Album
Tokyo 2016Camel2016Album
Summer LighningCamel2016Album
On The Road 1974Camel2016Compil.
Osaka 2016Camel2016Album
Progressive Rock Fes 2016Steve Hackett + Camel2016Album
Earthrise: Breathless Tour Live San José, California 1979Camel2014Album
In From The ColdCamel2014Album
Live Amsterdam 2013Camel2013Album
Live At BBC In London, 1977Camel2013Album
The Snow GooseCamel2013Album
The Opening Farewell - Live In ConcertCamel2010Album
Rainbow's End: An Anthology 1973-1985Camel2010Album
One Of EchoesCamel2010Album
Complete Snow Goose ShowCamel2009Album
MoondancesCamel2007Album
Farewell-Tour Rotterdam - Nighttown 2003-10-19Camel2007Album
Best - SupertwisterCamel2006Compil.
Footage IICamel2005Album
MP3 CollectionCamel2004Compil.
Reading 1976Camel2004Album
FootageCamel2004Album
MP3 Collection CD 2Camel2003Compil.
Curriculum VitaeCamel2003Album
MP3 Collection CD 1Camel2003Compil.
A Nod And A WinkCamel2002Album
CamelitisCamel2002Album
Day DreamCamel2001Album
MoonriseCamel2001Album
Lunar Sea (An Anthology 1973-1985)Camel2001Compil.
The Another FactorCamel2001Album
The Paris CollectionCamel2001Album
'73~'75 Gods Of LightCamel2000Album
Golden Collection 2000Camel2000Compil.
Nude In HammersmithCamel1999Album
RajazCamel1999Album
Crystal MoonCamel1999Album
Coming Of AgeCamel1998Album
Stockholm 1984Camel1998Album
Neon MagicCamel1997Album
Master SeriesCamel1997Compil.
On The Road 1981Camel1997Album
Harbour Of TearsCamel1996Album
On The Road 1982Camel1994Album
Never Let GoCamel1994Album
Two In One: The Snow Goose / Pressure Points Live In ConcertCamel1993Compil.
Never Let GoCamel1993Album
EchoesCamel1993Compil.
On The Road 1972Camel1992Album
Needles In The Camel's EyeCamel1992Album
Famous Rock DreamsCamel1991Album
Dust And DreamsCamel1991Album
LandscapesCamel1991Compil.
The Best Of CamelCamel1991Compil.
DrivingCamel1991Album
UnevensongsCamel1991Album
I Can See Your House From HereCamel1990Album
UntitledCamel / Caravan1989Compil.
MP3 CollectionCamel1986Album
CapturedCamel1986Single
MP3 CollectionCamel1986Album
The CollectionCamel1985Compil.
A Compact CompilationCamel1985Compil.
Long GoodbyesCamel1984Single
Cloak And Dagger ManCamel1984Single
Stationary TravellerCamel1984Album
Pressure PointsCamel1984Album
Berlin Occidental = West BerlinCamel1984Single
SelvaCamel1982Single
The Single FactorCamel1982Album
No Easy Answer «Respuesta Difícil»Camel1982Single
NudeCamel1981Album
In Concert-250Camel1981Album
LiesCamel1981Single
Chameleon The Best Of CamelCamel1981Compil.
Your Love Is Stranger Than MineCamel1979Single
I Can See Your House From HereCamel1979Album
Remote RomanceCamel1979Single
Some Exerpts From The New Camel AlbumCamel1979Single
A Live RecordCamel1978Album
BreathlessCamel1978Album
BreathlessCamel1978Single
In Concert-159Camel1977Album
Rain DancesCamel1977Album
Highways Of The SunCamel1977Single
MoonmadnessCamel1976Album
CamelCamel1976Compil.
Another NightCamel1976Single
Flight Of The Snow GooseCamel1975Single
Stereo Pop Special-101Pilot / Camel1975Album
The Snow GooseCamel1975Album
The Snow GooseCamel1975Single
Stereo Pop Special-83Camel / The Raymond Froggatt Band1974Album
MirageCamel1974Album
Never Let GoCamel1973Single
CamelCamel1973Album
Camel / MoonmadnessCamelCompil.
Camel 1-2CamelAlbum
Marquee London 1974CamelAlbum
Golders Green 1977CamelAlbum
Mirage / The Single FactorCamelCompil.
Camel 3-4CamelAlbum
Lunacy In The Mad MoonlightCamelAlbum
Last Farewell Tour Rotterdam 2003 - Lucky & Co 24th October 2003CamelAlbum
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