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  • Audio CD (28 Sept. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Esoteric
  • ASIN: B002JIOO7G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,328 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Product Description

1. Breathless
2. Echoes
3. Wing and a Prayer
4. Down On the Farm
5. Starlight Ride
6. Summer Lightning
7. You Make Me Smile
8. The Sleeper
9. Rainbow's End

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Camel is first and foremost a Progressive Rock band having released many superb themed albums. This is not one of them. That said, I do however feel that this album is a must for any dedicated fan of Camel as it forms an important part of Camels history.Some of the tracks have a sort of commercially pop(ish) feel to them particularly, 'Wing and a Prayer', 'Down on the Farm', 'You make me smile'. However, these do still retain that familiar Camel feel. On the other hand, 'Echoes', 'Breathless', 'Sleeper', 'Starlight Ride', and my favourite 'Summer Lightning', these are all typical Camel Masterpieces combining superb instrumental sections (Echoes), Andy Latimers ace guitar solos (Summer Lightning is super!), great bass and keyboards, and the heartfelt melodies that are typical of Camel. 'Rainbows End' in its quiet reverie finishes the album off well. I love this album, it's that little bit different, but I would recommend it to anyone.
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'Patchy' is probably the best word to describe this follow-up to 'Rain Dances', with which it has much in common. Among Camel fans, this is probably the album about which opinions are most divided, with some loving it, and others loathing it. The second and last studio album to feature the voice and bass-playing of Richard Sinclair, this was made at an unhappy time for the band, with guitarist Andy Latimer and keyboardist Peter Bardens pulling apart rather than working together, and Bardens left the band before the promotional tour. Taking that into account, it is remarkable how upbeat and happy this album sounds! Certainly more 'poppy' in style than previous releases, there are undoubtedly some weak songs here ('Down on the Farm', written by Richard Sinclair, is pretty awful, and 'Wing and a Prayer' is not much better), but the good stuff is very good indeed. I would particularly single out the beautiful title track, 'Echoes', one of Camel's best songs, ‘The Sleeper' which continues the jazz-rock feel of their previous album, and 'Summer Lightning' (although hated by some for its disco-leanings), which features an Andy Latimer guitar solo of sheer melodic brilliance. If you love early 70s Camel, you probably won't like this at all, but if 'Rain Dances' or 'I can See Your House From Here' are more your style, you will find this very enjoyable.
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This '78 album was the last with founder member Peter Bardens.I read some bad reviews about this album, but when I'd heard it, I very much liked it. There's plenty of beautiful songs like Rainbows' end, Summer lightning, Echoes. The Whole album was made in slight rock-jazzy style ,like Rain Dances.Here you can hear signs of pop, more commercial sounds.But still it's great CAMEL with their unique sound and style.Brethless is great album for everyone who likes music of CAMEL!Try it and you won't be disapointed!
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I know it's a bit happy compared to the bloody snow goose, but I think it's a cracking album. Especially that guitar solo in Summer Lightning. Up there with Steely Dan, Roy Buchanan, and Year of the Cat. Oh yes, and that guitar solo on the end of Baker Street that's even better than the sax. It's as good as that! Get on your boots and join us...
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Having built up an audience who enjoyed their lengthy instrumental workouts, Camel proceeded to risk alienating them by coming up with albums of shorter, more mainstream-oriented tracks. "Rain Dances" started this trend but didn't convince me. This album did but I've often wondered why the band thought such an odd mixture would work. Only a couple of tracks, "Echoes" and the long "Sleeper" instrumental, hark back to their earlier work, but even the former is more tightly structured.
Elsewhere, we have straightforward pop, humour, disco and tiny ballads. Yet Camel are meticulous, their technique immaculate and there are some lovely melodies and moods. There's no reason why it shouldn't charm anyone but it's a far cry from their first four albums.
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Despite the unsettling line-up changes and deterioration in the working relationship of Latimer and Bardens, 'Breathless' offers a further dollop of jazzy intrigue that began with their previous LP 'Rain Dances'. This album sees Richard Sinclair's influence spreading in all areas - excellent bass work, lovely vocals and a crazy slice of Caravan style whimsy on 'Down On The Farm'. Otherwise, much of the material is mainstream Camel with several superb tracks. 'Echoes' is certainly one of the highlights, 'Summer Lightning' marries Sinclair vocal passages to a searing Latimer guitar solo whilst the jazzy instrumental 'The Sleeper' allows Peter Bardens (who left the group before the band's next tour) to produce another of his classy keyboard solos. Ignore the critics - this is worth buying!
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Ive only just recently got into camel,and this and rain are my first purchases.
I went for these latter albums because from what i'd heard i loved the direction the band were going in.
From the moment i put the cd on and breathless began i knew i was in for a treat.
Then i heard one of the greatest intros ever....echoes, What a start and what a song.
I was in heaven right the way through the album.
One thing which must be bought to attention is the sheer brilliance of the sound quality on this cd,this was made before the loudness war began and you can tell.
Huge dynamic range,superb depth and clarity to each single instrument and vocals which ring out so sweetly it bought a tear to my eye.
Why all new music cannot sound this good is beyond me but i know that this cd in terms of sound is light years ahead of many heavily compressed and loud cds released these days that it makes me yearn for a return to those days.
Anyway enough talk,if you enjoy progressive rock with a jazzy poppy feel then go for it, it's just amazing,i shall definitely be expanding my camel collection.
Just amazing these guys were geniuses!
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