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    Posted: April 29 2010 at 17:05

Just to introduce a little atmosphere.Big smile


I love Camel. They are more than music to me. But in this case, I canīt difference well the voice of Bardens in Camel albums. I must confess that this one is the unique song I knew, with total security, was sung by him.

Anybody can help me to find the rest of the songs with him in the main voces? I think there are not too many.

Thank you very much.Wink 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 17:07
Spirit of the Water is another one, if I'm not mistaken.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 17:31

Hard to say. I can't even tell them apart when I see them, let alone when they sing.
Really, I would swear it's Latimer behind that keyboard Tongue
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 17:46
Originally posted by Bonnek Bonnek wrote:


Hard to say. I can't even tell them apart when I see them, let alone when they sing.
Really, I would swear it's Latimer behind that keyboard Tongue

Sure, Latimer and Bardens looked like twins in many pictures...LOL


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 17:47
Originally posted by The Quiet One The Quiet One wrote:

Spirit of the Water is another one, if I'm not mistaken.

Thanks for the help, The Quiet One. Salud.Smile


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 23:20
 Bardens only sings one song for album  [except  The Snow Goose and Rain Dances ]
Freefall  Mirage ]
Wing and a Prayer  [ Breathless ]
Never Let Go  [Camel ]
"Spirit of the Water [ Moonmadness ]
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2010 at 00:19
Beautiful clip and great to see PB singing and that magic man Dougie on bassClapClap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2010 at 09:32
it's note for note from the s/t Camel album isn't it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2010 at 10:59
Originally posted by martinprog77 martinprog77 wrote:

 Bardens only sings one song for album  [except  The Snow Goose and Rain Dances ]
Freefall  Mirage ]
Wing and a Prayer  [ Breathless ]
Never Let Go  [Camel ]
"Spirit of the Water [ Moonmadness ]

I am just coming into the forum cause I was listening to Breathless Lp and Wing And A Prayer seemed to me as a song with Bardens on vocals.


Thank you very much for the information, martinprog77.Wink


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2010 at 11:01
Originally posted by kenethlevine kenethlevine wrote:

it's note for note from the s/t Camel album isn't it?

Yes, the sound is from the LP recordings. But the video is very good.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2010 at 21:13
They looked like twins and sang the same :P
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 01 2010 at 16:12
Originally posted by Bonnek Bonnek wrote:


Hard to say. I can't even tell them apart when I see them, let alone when they sing.
Really, I would swear it's Latimer behind that keyboard Tongue

Come to think, everyone but Doug is very similar to the other. LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 02 2010 at 00:01
If you listen to "Free Fall" from Mirage sung by Bardens, then bend an ear to "The White Rider" with vocals from Latimer, there is a clear difference in the tonal quality of their vocals. Bardens pronounces words with a more precise nature, while Latimer slurs his words with a melodic tone which sounds a bit more bluesy and sustaining. There were times that I heard Latimer singing and thought for a moment, this sounds like David Gilmour. Sort of the way that Gilmour's voice sounds on his debut release. Peter Barden's voice really doesn't come close to sounding like that.

The deepness of Latimer's voice is what seperates his sound from Bardens. Even though Bardens may sound an octive lower than what one would expect in "Spirit Of the Water", it still does not surpass the deepness of Andrew Latimer's vocals. It is easy to detect after listening to about 12 Camel titles. Many of the songs included on "Stationary Traveller" in which he takes the lead vocal, are the true Latimer. Much darker than how he sang on Nude. Sample tracks from the early recordings when Bardens and Latimer were working together but, also check out Latimer's vocals on the later releases and it will become easier to identify him. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2010 at 13:12

"Dougie" on bass didn't so soar like one Richard Sinclair did after joining the lads. As for the main comparison, Latimer and Bardens complimented each other on vocals, and it was too bad they had a falling out in the end. Approve

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 12 2010 at 13:18
Originally posted by esky esky wrote:

"Dougie" on bass didn't so soar like one Richard Sinclair did after joining the lads. As for the main comparison, Latimer and Bardens complimented each other on vocals, and it was too bad they had a falling out in the end. Approve

I kinda disagree, I mean Sinclair played beautiful bass when joining Camel from Rain  Dances to Breathless , but Ferguson's bass playing on the earlier albums ( Air Born springs to mind, Lunar Sea) is exceptionalClap
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