happytheman wrote:Moonmadness is their high water mark for sure.
Snow Goose is represented very nicely on the double live album.
Another one of those "Canterbury" bands that just never found a way to break through to the big money side of the business.
I've got their catalog up thru Nude. Great musicians, great songs. Pity they never got the air play they deserved.
They are highly underrated!! which is a shame because Latimer/Bardens songwriting could easily compete with almost any other Prog-rock band from early to late 70´s.
I love Moonmadness, it´s my favorite Camel album
Sometimes i think there´s somekind of jinx on the Canterbury bands because none of them made it big.None of them reached(even in the peak of the Prog-rock movement)the status quo of rock n´roll.
Caravan has the same problem.
In 2003 during their Farewell Tour they came to Brazil and did two gigs here in Rio but unfortunately i could not attend to this concerts because of school and money, I regret that so much you have no idea.
I think about that concert almost every time, I had the opportunity to see Camel live just a few inches away from me and i missed that.
In 2007 Latimer underwent a stem cell/bone marrow transplant to treat an ongoing illness and it all went well until february 2008 when he suffered a setback and was readmitted to a hospital.After that he left the hospital and began the recovery process.
Now there´s not a chance for Camel to get back together and tour.
Of all bands i have not seen live: Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Zeppelin, Caravan, Renaissance, Camel is the one i really regret not beign able to see, Pink Floyd is now officially dead, Genesis is not a priority...but Camel i had the chance the actual chance to see in my home town and i didn´t go...