Monday, September 19, 2011

Mirage (Camel album) (plus bonus two Klaus Schulze concepts)

Mirage is Camel's second album, released in 1974. It features some of their best-known songs, including "Nimrodel" and "Lady Fantasy". It is also a showcase for Andrew Latimer's flute, notably on "Supertwister".
There are only 5 tracks on this record, two over 9 minutes. Those two are multi-part epics: "Lady Fantasy" and "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider", the latter being about The Lord of the Rings. It was released on Deram Records. As a result of a business agreement between the band and the cigarette company, the album's cover art very closely resembles the cover of the Camel cigarettes packet.

Track listing

Side One

  1. "Freefall" (Peter Bardens) – 5:53
  2. "Supertwister" (Bardens) – 3:22
  3. "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider" (Andrew Latimer) – 9:17

Side Two

  1. "Earthrise" (Bardens/Latimer) – 6:40
  2. "Lady Fantasy" (Camel) – 12:45
    • "Encounter"
    • "Smiles For You"
    • "Lady Fantasy"

Bonus Tracks on 2002 Remaster

  1. "Supertwister" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30th October 1974) – 3:14
  2. "Mystic Queen" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30th October 1974) – 6:09
  3. "Arubaluba" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30th October 1974) – 7:44
  4. "Lady Fantasy: Encounter / Smiles for You / Lady Fantasy" (Original Basing Street Studios Mix - November 1973) – 12:59

Personnel

  • Produced By David Hitchcock
  • Engineered By Howard Kilgour & Bill Price

Release details

  • 1974, U.S., Janus Records
  • 1974, UK, Deram Records 820 613-2, Release Date 1 March 1974, LP
  • 2002, UK, London 8829292, Release Date 3 June 2002, CD (remastered edition)

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