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Camel - Rain Dances album

Camel - Rain Dances album Performer: Camel
Title: Rain Dances
Style: Prog Rock
Date of release: 1977
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1332 mb
Size FLAC: 1131 mb
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Rain Dances is the fifth studio album by English progressive rock band Camel. It was released in 1977 on Gama Records/Decca Records, and brought a major change to the band's lineup, by replacing bassist Doug Ferguson with ex-Caravan member Richard Sinclair and by adding saxophonist Mel Collins, formerly of King Crimson. Side one. "First Light" (Peter Bardens, Andrew Latimer) – 5:01. Andrew Latimer – 6- and 12-string guitars, pan pipes. Mel Collins – alto saxophone.

The band's fifth release, Rain Dances is Camel at its best, offering the most consistent and representative package in their saga. The addition of Caravan-cofounder Richard Sinclair proves profitable, as do a few colorist touches by Brian Eno on "Elke. Mel Collins' woodwinds are among the highlights, especially on "Tell Me" and the title track.

Design Concept – Bert Ford. Engineer – Dave Hutchins. Illustration – Bob Searles. Photography By – Trevor Rogers (2). Producer – Camel, Rhett Davies. Product Manager – Minoru Harada. Tape Op – Greg Cobb.

Rain Dances is the fifth studio album album by English progressive rock band Camel. It was released in 1977, with Deram Records, and brought a major change to the band's lineup, by replacing bassist Doug Ferguson with ex-Caravan Richard Sinclair and by adding saxophonist Mel Collins, former King Crimson member. Rain Dances possesses a more jazzy sound than the previous albums. That is mostly thanks to Sinclair's appearance, but also because of the band's aim to change their musical direction and molding the music into a more commercial smoothness. Album descriptions on Last.

Retrieved 24 June 2011. A Live Record is the first live album by the progressive rock band Camel, released in 1978. It is a double LP, composed of recordings from three different tours. LP one features recordings from the Mirage tour in 1974, and the Rain Dances tour, in 1977. Tracks 1–4 on the LP are from the Rain Dances tour and 5–6 are from the Mirage tour.

Rain Dances by Camel on WhoSampled. Discover all of this album's music connections, watch videos, listen to music, discuss and download. was sampled in. Zelda 2 by J Dilla (2005).

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 First Light
Alto Saxophone – Mel CollinsBass – Richard SinclairDrums, Ocarina [Nocarina], Performer [Teeth, Cheek, Turkish Ring] – Andy Ward Guitar [6-String], Twelve-String Guitar, Panpipes – Andrew LatimerSynthesizer [Mini Moog, String] – Peter BardensWritten-By – Latimer*, Bardens*
4:57
A2 Metrognome
Bass, Vocals – Richard*Drums, Performer [Money], Percussion – Andy*Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [String] – Peter*Guitar – Andrew*Tenor Saxophone – Mel*Written-By – Latimer*, Bardens*
4:20
A3 Tell Me
Bass [Fretless], Backing Vocals, Flute – Andrew*Clarinet, Bass Clarinet – Mel*Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Peter*Finger Cymbals, Glockenspiel – Andy*Lead Vocals, Harmony Vocals – Richard*Written-By – Latimer*, Bardens*
4:06
A4 Highways Of The Sun
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Andrew*Bass, Performer [Wicket Keeper] – Richard*Drums, Performer [Liquid Boo Bams], Percussion – Andy*Electric Piano, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [Min Moog, String] – Peter*Flute [Bass, Concert] – Mel*Written-By – Latimer*, Bardens*
4:29
B1 Unevensong
Bass, Vocals [1st] – Richard*Clavinet, Synthesizer [Mini Moog, String], Electric Piano, Performer [Car Horns] – Peter*Drums, Rototoms, Percussion – Andy*Guitar, Vocals [2nd] – Andrew*Written-By – Latimer*, Ward*, Bardens*
5:34
B2 One Of These Days I'll Get An Early Night
Bass – Richard*Drums, Talking Drum, Percussion, Performer [Smurd] – Andy*Guitar – Andrew*Piano – Peter*Saxophone [All] – Mel*Trombone – Malcolm GriffithsTrumpet – Martin DroverWritten-By – Latimer*, Ward*, Collins*, Bardens*, Richard*
5:52
B3 Elke
Electric Piano, Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog, String], Guitar [Fuzz], Flute – Andrew*Harp – Fiona HibbertSynthesizer [Mini Moog], Electric Piano, Piano, Bells – Eno*Written-By – Latimer*
4:29
B4 Skylines
Alto Saxophone – Mel*Drums, Whistle [Swanee], Drums [Tunisian Clay] – Andy*Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog, String] – Peter*Flugelhorn – Martin DroverGuitar [6-String], Twelve-String Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Performer [Feedback Guitar], Bass, Performer [Sore Fingers] – Andrew*Trombone – Malcolm GriffithsWritten-By – Latimer*, Ward*, Bardens*
4:20
B5 Rain Dances
Guitar [Pizzicato], Glockenspiel, Piano [Treated] – Andrew*Performer [Umbrellas] – Andy*, Mel*, Richard*Soprano Saxophone – Mel*Synthesizer [Mini Moog, String] – Peter*Written-By – Latimer*, Bardens*
2:55

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – Jem Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Gama Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Gama Records Ltd.
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound

Credits

  • Arranged By [Brass] – Mel Collins
  • Design [Sleeve] – Paul Henry
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Dave Hutchins
  • Illustration – Bob Searles
  • Photography By – Trevor Rogers
  • Producer – Camel, Rhett Davies
  • Tape Op – Greg Cobb

Notes

This is a white label promo, as in there is writing on the label, not a blank label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): PB 9858-A STERLING HUB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): PB 9858-B STERLING HUB

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TXS-R 124 Camel Rain Dances ‎(LP, Album) Gama , Decca TXS-R 124 UK 1977
PBC-9858 Camel Rain Dances ‎(Cass, Album) Passport Records PBC-9858 US 1977
NA 022 Camel Rain Dances ‎(LP, Album) North American Records NA 022 Canada 1977
TXS-R 124 Camel Rain Dances ‎(LP, Album, RP) Decca, Gama TXS-R 124 Scandinavia 1982
6.23261 AO Camel Rain Dances ‎(LP, Album, TP) Nova 6.23261 AO Germany 1977

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 First Light
Alto Saxophone – Mel CollinsBass – Richard SinclairDrums, Ocarina [Nocarina], Percussion – Andy Ward Guitar [6-string], Twelve-string Guitar, Panpipes – Andrew LatimerSynthesizer [Mini Moog, String] – Peter Bardens
5:00
A2 Metrognome
Bass, Vocals – Richard SinclairDrums, Percussion, Effects [Money] – Andy Ward Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [String] – Peter BardensGuitar – Andrew LatimerTenor Saxophone – Mel Collins
4:19
A3 Tell Me
Bass [Fretless], Backing Vocals, Flute – Andrew LatimerClarinet, Bass Clarinet – Mel CollinsElectric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog] – Peter BardensFinger Cymbals, Glockenspiel – Andy Ward Lead Vocals – Richard Sinclair
4:07
A4 Highways Of The Sun
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals – Andrew LatimerBass – Richard SinclairDrums, Percussion – Andy Ward Electric Piano, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [Mini Moog, String] – Peter BardensFlute [Bass, Concert] – Mel Collins
4:32
B1 Unevensong
Bass, Vocals [1st] – Richard SinclairClavinet, Synthesizer [Mini Moog, String], Electric Piano, Effects [Car Horns] – Peter BardensDrums, Tom Tom [Roto], Percussion – Andy Ward Guitar, Vocals [2nd] – Andrew Latimer
5:34
B2 One Of These Days I'll Get An Early Night
Bass – Richard SinclairDrums, Talking Drum, Percussion – Andy Ward Guitar – Andrew LatimerPiano – Peter BardensSaxophone – Mel CollinsTrombone – Malcolm GriffithsTrumpet – Martin Drover
5:55
B3 Elke
Electric Piano, Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog, String], Guitar [Fuzz], Flute – Andrew LatimerHarp – Fiona HibbertSynthesizer [Mini Moog], Electric Piano, Piano, Bells – Eno*
4:31
B4 Skylines
Alto Saxophone – Mel CollinsDrums, Whistle [Swanee], Drums [Tunisian Clay] – Andy Ward Electric Piano, Synthesizer [Mini Moog, String] – Peter BardensFlugelhorn – Martin DroverGuitar [6-string], Twelve-string Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass – Andrew LatimerTrombone – Malcolm Griffiths
4:26
B5 Rain Dances
Guitar [Pizzicato], Glockenspiel, Piano [Treated] – Andrew LatimerSoprano Saxophone – Mel CollinsSynthesizer [Mini Moog, String] – Peter Bardens
2:59

Credits

  • Arranged By [Brass] – Mel Collins
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Dave Hutchins
  • Illustration – Bob Searles
  • Photography By – Trevor Rogers
  • Producer – Camel, Rhett Davies
  • Recorded By – Greg Cobb
  • Sleeve, Design – Paul Henry
  • Written-By – Latimer*, Ward* (tracks: A1 to B2, B4, B5), Eno* (tracks: B3), Hibbert* (tracks: B3), Griffiths* (tracks: B2), Drover* (tracks: B2), Collins* (tracks: A1 to A4, B2, B4, B5), Bardens* (tracks: A1 to B2, B4, B5), Sinclair* (tracks: A1 to B2, B4, B5)

Notes

Black/Silver Label.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SIAE
  • Matrix / Runout: XZAL 15297/8

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
TXS-R 124 Camel Rain Dances ‎(LP, Album) Gama , Decca TXS-R 124 UK 1977
PBC-9858 Camel Rain Dances ‎(Cass, Album) Passport Records PBC-9858 US 1977
NA 022 Camel Rain Dances ‎(LP, Album) North American Records NA 022 Canada 1977
TXS-R 124 Camel Rain Dances ‎(LP, Album, RP) Decca, Gama TXS-R 124 Scandinavia 1982
6.23261 AO Camel Rain Dances ‎(LP, Album, TP) Nova 6.23261 AO Germany 1977