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Hammersmith Odeon - 1984
on 16 February 2004
Given how long ago this concert was (20 years ago this year), the transfer to DVD is remarkable. the visual quality is good, but I was very impressed by the quality of sound reporduction - it says Hi-Fi stereo on the cover - and that's what you get.
The live set is made up of most of Stationary Traveller including the full length version of opening track Pressure Points. The Stationary Traveller tracks - unfortunately have some (now) very dated theatrical visuals, directed by Mike Mansfield, that do not lend anything to the music at all, apart from novelty value. In addition to Stationary Traveller - there is a selection of tracks from Camels other albums - tracks that stand out are Saquatch and, of course, Lady Fantasy - watching the emotions on Andy Latimers face as he weaves his magic on guitar is worth the price of the DVD alone. Camel on this recording are Andy Latimer, Colin Bass, Ton Scherpenzeel, Paul Burgess, Chris Rainbow and Ritchie Close - guest appearances are from Mel Collins and the late, great Peter Bardens. The Pressure Points CD is culled from the same concert but features a different selection of tracks.