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Camel

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Live, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Lady Fantasy
2. Six Ate
3. White Rider
4. God of Light Revisited

Total Time: 44:18

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Line-up / Musicians

- Andrew Latimer / guitar, vocal
- Peter Bardens / keyboards, vocals
- Doug Ferguson / bass, vocals
- Andy Ward / drums

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CAMEL Camel On The Road 1972 ratings distribution


3.58
(88 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(18%)
18%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
54%
Good, but non-essential (24%)
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Collectors/fans only (2%)
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Review by Sean Trane
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog Folk
3 stars too bad the album is so short , as this gives you a good idea how dynamic the sound was. The last track is to be found on a Peter Bardens solo album ( I think his first and best) and is rather longuish with endless solos.

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Posted Thursday, February 05, 2004

Review by erik neuteboom
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4 stars This CD has been released 20 years after it was recorded, in 1972. The sound quality is not perfect but OK for the average proghead.

The opener is perhaps their finest work entitled "Lady fantasy". The first part alternates between a slow rhythm and mid-tempo featuring wonderful sensitive electric guitarplay and warm vocals from Andy Latimer, tasteful organ waves from the late Peter Bardens and a pleasant and strong rhythm- section from Andy Ward and Doug Ferguson. Gradually the climate becomes more lush and we can enjoy a great, very compelling solo from Bardens on the Hammond B3 organ. After a powerful accellaration a propulsive rhythm-section supports a spendid, harder-edged guitar solo. Then the atmosphere slows down featuring bluesy electric guitar, very moving. Now there's only tender Fender Rhodes electric piano, a repetetive bass and howling electric guitar, what a tension! Soft vocals and organ enters, the tension builds.. "ooh, my lady Fantasy...I love you .... AND THERE IS THE LONG AWAITED BOMBASTIC ERUPTION, THIS IS A PERFECT MUSICAL ORGASM! It features huge organ floods, a propulsive rhythm-section and a long and exciting organ solo. The final part contains a mellow mid- tempo and slowly fading sensitive electric guitar work, what an afterglow!

The second track "Six ate" delivers a swinging mid-tempo rhythm with lots of good soli and interplay from the electric guitar and organ. It's a typical live song were the crowd can enjoy their heroes on their instruments.

Next is "White rider" featuring militairy drums and then sensitive electric guitarplay, pleasant vocals and lush organ waves. Then an accellaration and powerful organ, a dynamic rhythm-section and a sensational, pitchbend driven Minimoog solo. After the rhythm slows down and a break with a short bass solo, the final part contains a slightly psychedelic guitar solo and some sizzling Moog sounds.

The last track "God of light" is a typical end Sixties/early Seventies composition (in the vein of Vanilla Fudge, Iron Butterfly, Rare Earth and Deep Purple): a long track with a swinging rhythm featuring extended soli on organ and guitar (wah-wah drenched in the end). Halfway the climate becomes more psychedelic with experimental work on the organ and guitar and spacey sounds from the Minimoog synthesizer.

THIS IS A STRONG AND PLEASANT LIVE CD FROM EARLY CAMEL WITH AN INSPIRED LATIMER AND BARDENS!

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Posted Friday, September 09, 2005

Review by Gatot
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5 stars A True Masterpiece Prog Live album!

For the case of Sweden's Pain of Salvation - they wrote music as a concept and performed it live before no one has ever heard the music before and a year later they released the official studio album "Be". Another year they released the live DVD BE Live. It's different case with Camel. They wrote music, played it live in 1972 before they never existed in studio album - which only happened in 1973 and only one song "Six Ate" from the performance in 1972 was recorded in first self titled camel album. Twenty years later (1992) they released "Warning: Camel On The Road 1972". As Latimer put it in liner notes [quoted here to give you the perspective and context]: "Although the essence of Camel changed when Doug left and we all grew apart musically, our frienships remain strong to this day. I chose this tape because it has the feel that inspired us to work together, despite it being nearly 20 years old and not the best quality ."

I have no other choice for this live album than giving it a masterpiece label for couple of reasons. First, the band took a bold idea recorded their music live even before they never had a studio album recorded yet. Even though I am not clear where this performance was done but the idea of putting it together as a live band is brilliant! The fact that they only released it 20 years later after they had been considered success does not really matter to me at all. With this tape we could even compare how the band was like before, say, "Lady Fantasy" had ever been recorded in their second studio album.

Second, musically .. this is a top notch performance and I dare to take any challenge from you that may disagree with my view here. Yes, you may compare this with Genesis's "Foxtrot" or Yes "Fragile" which happened around the same period. But they are all studio album, and this one is a live one man . remember that! Wanna have some proof? See how powerful guitar melody and fills produced by Latimer - it's so lively and I can feel a very strong drive of his guitar playing style. Andy ward plays his inventive drumming energetically. Doug Ferguson is one of the best bass players for prog music. Bardens? Come on .he's a very talented Hammond organ player. His style of punching organ is killing many people man . So damn powerful!

Third, yes the sound quality is bad - so what? In fact this bad sound quality gives me great value of this record. Why? If the sound is as great as Dream Theater's "Images and Words" sound quality, this album has lost its powerful nuance of "classic" seventies where the recording technology was very analog and the latest invention was only "stereo". So I do enjoy the sound being like this - which I call it in my locality language as nuansamatik meaning the sound that represents the nuances where the album was made. I can assure you that I also experienced similar case with sound in radio broadcasting. Previously we had classic rock radio station operated at FM wave which finally defunct this year after ten years in business due to mismanagement. Luckily, there is a new born classic rock radio The Jakarta Alternative Station which operates in AM wave. First time I heard it, I was not happy. But later . hey by the time the classic rock was around in seventies all radio was operating in AM or SW waves - so it's better with AM sound than FM - more nuansamatik.

Back to Camel On The Road 1972: If you proclaim yourself as prog lover, this is a must have in your CD collection. Buy it now man! You won't regret. And .. don't forget to tell the storekeeper: "Keep on proggin' ..!"

Progressively yours, GW

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Posted Saturday, September 24, 2005

Review by ZowieZiggy
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3 stars As Camel will mention on the sleeve, it is an "official bootleg". The sound recording is not great, but I guess that we can not complain too much since it dates from ancient times.

During the move to set up in his new studio in 1991, Latimer stumbled upon some old reel-to-reel tapes. These rare gems would launch the hugely successful 'Offical Bootleg' series. Latimer was disgusted by the poor sound quality and extortionate prices bootleggers charged for such recordings. Soon, "WARNING: CAMEL ON THE ROAD 1972'" would become the flagship for this series, the artwork inspired by a bumper sticker a fan had sent to Latimer years before which proved amusingly appropriate. It was lovingly mastered and fairly priced.

This record has to be taken for what it is : a live set before any Camel studio album.

The longest track "God Of Light Revisited" will never be released on a Camel studio album (guess why!). It is a pure impro, jam number : not really enthusiastic to say the least. "Six Ate" will make it on the first studio album but is not really my fave.

Things get better of course with the mini suite "The White Rider", although the studio version available on "Mirage" is much more accomplished.

The opener, and the best track of this release is "Lady Fantasy" also available on "Mirage". This one is not the best live rendition of this Camel classic (they will play it live for more than thirty tears) but it is quite remarkable that they had already wrote that song two years before its publication on their studio effort.

I would honestly have rated this one five out of ten. Since the difficult rating scale imposes the scale of five, I will upgrade this one to three stars. This is more for the document this album represents than for the outstanding band quality or the incredible track listing.

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Posted Sunday, February 04, 2007

Review by kenethlevine
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Prog-Folk Team
2 stars Coincident with setting up their own production company and label, Camel also lovingly combed its archives to release reasonably priced live material, this one being the earliest representation. While their self titled debut was a somewhat unpolished and embryonic gem, this recording shows that, in a live setting, Camel was very much a band even before a formal release. This is especially so on the two numbers that would eventually surface from "Mirage", "Lady Fantasy" being the highlight, especially some of the interplay on the soft section before the final shift into overdrive. "God of Light Revisited" also shows respect for Bardens' early reputation and considerable achievements, as they regularly incorporated it into their live set during this period. It is far more jammy and lacks the focused lens through which Camel would tend to view their contributions, but is perhaps the most historically valuable piece here, given its rarity. At its best, it brings to mind Barclay James Harvest's assault on "Medicine Man" in the live format.

In spite, and perhaps more because of the not unsurprisingly flat production, "Camel on the Road 1972" provides a greater sensation of "being there" than subsequent efforts, but is ultimately of interest to diehard fans.

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Posted Sunday, May 25, 2008

Review by Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars At last a live CD from the classic Camel line up in the very beginning. Those ´official bootleg` series were a good way to release some otherwise very hard to find Camel´s rareties like this one (they can be found on bootlegs, but not surprisingly the production is usually of poor quality). Although I think the date is wrong (would the group be playing their most outstanding numbers like Lady Fantasy and White Rider at the time and leave them out from their first album? I doubt it), those perfomances are great. The sound is not perfect of course, but really superior than I initially thought it would be. Mercifully, there are no drum solos.

The CD´s (or EP´s) real shortcoming is its playing time (just over 44 minutes). There are only 4 songs on it and the first three (Lady Fantasy, Six Ate, White Rider) are terrific, showing the amazing chemistry between Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens, Doug Ferguson and Andy Ward. The fourth song is an instrumental jam called God Of Light Revisted and it seems to be those guys trying to sound like Santana (Soul Sacrifice comes to mind more than once while I hear it). Not their best, but interesting anyway.

Not really essential, but a nice exemple of how good the original Camel was on stage and certainly a great treat for fans. Rating: 3,5 stars.

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Posted Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
4 stars First light

Released in 1992--precisely 20 years after its recording date--Camel On The Road 1972 is part of the "Official Bootleg" Camel On The Road-series that also includes two other archival live releases in Camel On The Road 1982 (released in 1994) and Camel On The Road 1981 (released in 1997). The present disc captures Camel in live performance in 1972, even before the release of their first studio album. Hearing it now proves that Camel was already a band to be reckoned with on stage before they put their brilliant music to record. This disc allows the listener a rare and valuable glimpse into the earliest days of Camel.

Included is one song (Six Ate) that would be recorded for the self-titled debut in 1973 and two songs that eventually would end up on the band's second studio album, Mirage. It is interesting that the latter two songs (Lady Fantasy and White Rider) go back as far as 1972 even though they didn't appear on a studio album until 1974. The fourth and final number featured here is God Of Light Revisited which is a song that originally appeared on Peter Bardens first solo album The Answer in 1970. This jam-like piece was performed live by Camel in their early days, but has never been re-recorded in the studio by the band.

Even though there are only four tracks, the disc contains just over 44 minutes of superb music. Some reviewers have complained about the sound quality, but I think that it is more than acceptable. The performances are lively and energetic and I enjoy every minute.

This, the best and most interesting of the three entries in the Camel On The Road-series, is an excellent addition to Camel's early albums.

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4 stars A page in the history..... This album contains just four songs, is something like a mini live EP. The sound is great no perfect but well-mixed, Lady Fantasy is a great song but live is better, Pete adds an amazing keyboard solo at the end of this one, Six ate is a good song from their first alb ... (read more)

Report this review (#268836) | Posted by squire4001 | Saturday, February 27, 2010 | Review Permanlink

3 stars A decent "official" bootleg type of recording. Interesting to hear this band prior to their first album (though I wonder about this date........had they really already written and been performing two songs that wouldn't appear on an album for two more years?). Very energetic performance and it ... (read more)

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4 stars The first work of official boot leg series announced in 1992 "Camel On The Road 1972". It is surprised so that "Lady Fantasy" and "White Rider" in 1972 are performed. It is a work that the ability of CAMEL as the live band is felt. "God Of Light" is an instrumental masterpiece with rich Latin ... (read more)

Report this review (#48143) | Posted by braindamage | Saturday, September 24, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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