- Mirage (Camel album)
Mirage Studio album by Camel Released 1 March 1974 Recorded Island Studios, Decca Studios No. 2 (overdubs), London Genre Progressive rock Length 37:06 Label Deram Records Producer David Hitchcock Camel chronology Camel
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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.
- "Freefall" (Peter Bardens) – 5:53
- "Supertwister" (Bardens) – 3:22
- "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider" (Andrew Latimer) – 9:17
- "Earthrise" (Bardens/Latimer) – 6:40
- "Lady Fantasy" (Camel) – 12:45
- "Smiles For You"
- "Lady Fantasy"
Bonus tracks on 2002 remaster
- "Supertwister" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974) – 3:14
- "Mystic Queen" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974) – 6:09
- "Arubaluba" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974) – 7:44
- "Lady Fantasy: Encounter / Smiles for You / Lady Fantasy" (Original Basing Street Studios Mix - November 1973) – 12:59
- Andrew Latimer: Guitars, Flute, Vocals (A 3, B 2)
- Peter Bardens: Organ, Piano, mini Moog, Mellotron, Vocals (A 1), Fender Piano, Clavinet
- Doug Ferguson: Bass
- Andy Ward: Drums & Percussion
- Produced By David Hitchcock
- Engineered By Howard Kilgour & Bill Price
- 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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