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Camel ‎– Breathless

Genre: Rock


Style:  Prog Rock

Year:  1978

Grading: EX/EX LP

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Breathless is the sixth studio album by the English progressive rock band Camel, released in 1978. It is the last album to feature the group's original keyboardist, Peter Bardens, who left the group before the tour for the album. He was replaced with two keyboardists for the tour, both ex-Caravan members: Dave Sinclair (bassist Richard Sinclair's cousin) and Jan Schelhaas.

The album focuses on shorter, radio-friendly songs, as the group was trying to gain some airplay.[citation needed] Also, the group gives their sound another feel on some tracks. For example, the humorous "Down on the Farm" sounds like Caravan (a fact reinforced by having Richard Sinclair as the lead singer on the track), and "Summer Lightning" has a disco-feel with extended solos from Bardens and Latimer.

However, the group retained its jazz influence and progressive sound on other tracks.[citation needed] Notable examples of this are "The Sleeper" and "Echoes", which sound similar to music contained on early albums like Mirage (1974) and Moonmadness (1976). Both songs are highlights of the album, and "Echoes" also became a favourite on the group's live repertoire, and is considered among fans as one of the best songs the group ever recorded.[citation needed]

This album shows how the band continued transforming their sound into a pop-like sound, while it also displays the group's progressive and jazz roots and other styles as well.

 

Tracklist

A1 Breathless
Written-By – Latimer*, Ward*, Bardens*
 
A2 Echoes
Written-By – Latimer*, Ward*, Bardens*
 
A3 Wing And A Prayer
Written-By – Latimer*, Bardens*
 
A4 Down On The Farm
Written-By – Sinclair*
 
A5 Starlight Ride
Written-By – Latimer*, Bardens*
 
B1 Summer Lightning
Written-By – Latimer*, Sinclair*
 
B2 You Make Me Smile
Written-By – Latimer*, Bardens*
 
B3 The Sleeper
Written-By – Latimer*, Ward*, Collins*, Bardens*
 
B4 Rainbow's End
Written-By – Latimer*, Bardens*
 

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Gama Records Ltd.

  • Printed By – Senol Printing Ltd.
  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Recorded At – Chipping Norton Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Threshold Studios

Credits

  • Artwork – Cream (7), Michael Munday
  • Bass, Vocals – Richard Sinclair
  • Drums, Percussion – Andy Ward (2)
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Alan Douglas (2), Paul Taylor (11)
  • Engineer [Some Overdubs] – Graham Meek
  • Flute, Saxophone – Mel Collins
  • Guitar, Synthesizer [Cs 80/50], Vocals – Andrew Latimer
  • Keyboards – Peter Bardens
  • Photography By – Keith Morris (8), Trevor Rogers (2)
  • Producer – Camel
  • Producer, Engineer – Mick Glossop

Notes

Recorded at: The Manor, Chipping Norton Studios and Threshold. 
Came with insert. 
A Gama Records Limited Production 
℗ 1978, Gama Records Ltd. 
Back of sleeve reads: TXS.R.132

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