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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

CAMEL (ABO#217)



CAMEL
RIPPLES
(1972-2002)

This is one thing we wanted to do since last february. At that time, there was an annoying idiot who couldn't help criticizing us and insult us while still downloading our baistophes. One thing he couldn't stop saying is that there was too much progressive bands on our blog. Even if it was true it would have been our choice. Actually, we didn't think there was too much progressive music on Baistophe and that's why we decided to make june our prog month.
The first band of this series is Camel who is considered like a canterbury-scene band. I think it's a misunderstanding. If you listen to Camel's music, you'll hear songs that vaguely sound like Caravan's music, for understandable reasons : first because the rhythm played by the drums is noticeably the same as that of Caravan, second because Richard Sinclair, formerly singer and bass player of Caravan, also played with Camel. In my own opinion, which might be not shared with others, Camel's sound is much closer to 1976/77's Genesis' sound. Unfornately, their never quite gained the success they deserved even with great songs and good albums (success did not come enough in spite of good songs and albums like Moonmadness (1976's Moonmadness or 1974's Mirage). It is my guess that Camel might have come a little to late to fully profit of the progressive rock fame of the early 70s: their debut album was released in 1973, right at the end of the golden era of prog'. Is it a shame? It's up to you to decide. One thing's for sure, if you only know Camel's early works and do like it, I have to advise you to pay attention to their latest releases like Rajaz and A Nod And A Wink. The latter didn't come out long before Pete Bardens passed away, a sad event which ultimately lead the band to face the end of their career.
Some people may notice that this baistophe does not feature any of Pete Bardens' solo recording, I don't know if Pete's works really deserve a baistophe, even so, there's still Camel's version of his Gods Of Light here.
Enjoy.









My Camel TOP3 :
1- Moonmadness (1976)
2- Mirage (1974)
3- Rajaz (1999)

My Camel BOTTOM3 :
1- The Single Factor (1982)
2- Stationary Traveller (1984)
3- Breathless (1978)




24 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey A G ignore the old bastard you and the guys do a fantastic job and IMHO you can never have to much prog, as I know very little of Camel I am looking forward to hearing this.
Thanks for all the great music you have put me onto keep rocking and thank you for the music
regards The Old Fool

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Camel is not the best band ever but made some outstanding songs. Thanks t.O.F. for the nice words and keep listening ;-)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, another good compilation with a beautiful cover.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning A.G. can you help The Old Fool out Dl this set and when unraring it I get an Error Message saying crc failed in the encrypted file CD1 Track 11 So I only have Disc 1 tracks 1-10 any help would be appreciated
cheers The Old Fool

michael said...

can't please all the people all the time I'm an old bastard myself and I love some of your stuff in fact you have even introduced me to a lot i missed back in the 70's + 80s thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi!
Who passed away was Peter Bardens, not Andrew Latimer.
BY the way Latiner has had a terrible illness but slowly he is recovering.
Carlos.

Raven176 said...

Complain???
You guys do a hell of a job with these.
It's FREE, YOU did all the work, and still someone complains?
People are strange.

Thanks for all,
(I STILL play the Floyd ones all the time..)

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Hi The Odle Fool, Try Once Again to download de rar file and tell us if the problem remains. I will reup it.

Thanks for the mistake Carlos for having noticed the mistake I made. I have always been confusing those two Camel members. Mistake is now corrected ;-)

Paul said...

I'm getting an error on the archive as well:

ABO217.rar: Unexpected end of archive

CRC failed in the encrypted file Ripples\CD1\11-Harbour Of Tears.mp3 (wrong password ?)

And it looks like only CD1 is included.

Great work and great site!

-PJ

Anonymous said...

Error Message saying crc failed in the encrypted file CD1 Track 11

tried 4 times with firefox,opera + ie

thanks

Anonymous said...

The problem still exists in the downloaded file -- tracks 1-10 un-RAR but an error is reported on track 11. Also, it's just CD1.

Great work, great site! Mille fois merci!

-PJ

Anonymous said...

Hello again A.G. just tried again and the problem still exists sory to bring bad news
still i enjoyed what i have got well worth a listen thanks again ps.the cover is very cool simple but well executed thanks
regards The Old Fool

S.F.P. said...

We'll sort out the problem tonight. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Stay tuned and keep the flame burning.

Anonymous said...

Thanks guys sorry to be the complaining sort we are so greatful for all the good you do so thanks we know you guys are the best regards
The Old Fool

Anonymous said...

Bonsoir

Like other posters je ne comprend-pas how anyone can complain. But I'm about to. I can't Un-RAR your Camel compilation like someone else said. In fact I have to force-quit my mac to get out of it.

I love the Baistophe idea though. All the Camel I've got is the bit on the Greasy Truckers 2 plus Snow Goose, but as I love Caravan and many others bracketed the same from the same era I'm looking forward to catching up on your selection of what I missed.

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Link has been updated. I hope this will work now. Sorry for disturbing.

Anonymous said...

A.G. thanks for the reup all working fine now cheers for the extra work.
this just goes to show that you care and we appreciate it very much I know you must be busy yet you give us such sweet music thanks and long may you bring us the best compilations aroiund regards
The Old Fool

Paul said...

Let's try out my very rusty French:

Le fichier nouvau marche parfaitement maintenant. Merci donc!

-PJ

Ayah Gagöhn said...

let me help you Paul :

lesson no 1

you don't say "le fichier nouveau" but "le nouveau fichier". The adjectives are most of the time before the name, at the exception of the colours : "la jument verte" but note "la verte jument" which can however be said but in a more poetic way.

Ayah Gagöhn said...

thanks anyway for your fidelity ;-)

Anonymous said...

C'est bien joli tout ça, mais le ¨part 2¨ne rentre pas sur une face de CD 80 min.(j'ai bien essayé de le retourner, mais i' veut pas).De toute manière, toutes mes félicitations pour votre travail.
Un visiteur fidèle.

Ayah Gagöhn said...

Il est possible que ce soit un peu long de quelque seconde, mais comme je grave tout moi-même chez moi, j'ai, ici, les fichiers qu'il faut.

Essaie d'abord de graver en virant les "blancs". Si c'est vraiment trop long, je te le réeuploderai

Anonymous said...

On peut effectivement supprimer les 2 secondes entre deux morceaux. Si ça ne suffit pas, allez dans les fonctions appronfondies de votre logiciel de gravure (Nero, par ex.)et cochez "activer la gravure en surcapacité". Il est alors possible de graver jusqu'à 82 mn.

Anonymous said...

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