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    Posted: August 15 2010 at 06:26


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Studio Album, released in 1977

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1. First light (5:00)
2. Metrognome (4:19)
3. Tell me (4:07)
4. Highways of the Sun (4:32) videoclip
5. Unevensong (5:34)
6. One of these Days I'll get an early night (5:59)
7. Elke (4:31)
8. Skylines (4:26)
9. Rain Dances (2:59)

Total Time: 41:27

I am in the process of downloading an itunes  Camel's Rain Dances
 
Can you tell me which songs do you think are the best??
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I love Skylines.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Cool, I just heard it and love it too!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 15 2010 at 06:57
Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

Cool, I just heard it and love it too!

I was heavily into Moonmadness (back in seventy whatever) and then Ferguson left ( or was sacked I don't remember) and this "Sinclair" fellow joined.

Annnnyway. My friend bought Raindances and I just took against it. Didn't like it at all. It was nothing like my beloved Moonmadness!Shocked So i dismissed it.

On hearing it again about 10 years ago the veil fell from my eyes (or my ears?) and I instantly loved it! What a waste....I could have know it for years. The stupidity of youth.

Excellent album.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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I feel the same as Moonmadness is my fave and then Mirage and debut but Rain Dances is a work of beauty!
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First Light and Skylines are my favorite instrumentals from Rain Dances.  Elke with Brian Eno has this depressing flow to it. It's difficult to describe. Rain Dances is more extreme in it's diversity of style in the composition when compared to Moonmadness. Songs like "Tell Me", Metrognome", and "Highways of the Sun" make the difference. The vocals of Richard Sinclair and the sax playing of Mel Collins was quite a contrast to the style on Moonmadness. I wished Breathless (follow up album), could have been this good. Rain Dances was a nice change in the band's musical direction.
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Best songs for me are Skylines, Rain Dances and First light. Wonderful tracks on the top of my ipod player list of favourites.


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First light,but love the whole album.
Shake & bake.
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First Light - One of the finest songs Camel ever made
 
Tell Me - Lazy, languid and just so Camel in evolving state- beautiful
 
Unevensong Song - As the title great changes and shift, tons of energy, especially as it plays out at the end.
 
One Of These Days I'll Get An Early Night - Brilliant groove, notwithstanding Sinclair's bass and Mel Collin's sax ( i think)
 
Moonmadness is my personal fave of Camel but this album for me was a perfect follow on and never disappoints
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Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

First Light - One of the finest songs Camel ever made
 
Tell Me - Lazy, languid and just so Camel in evolving state- beautiful
 
Unevensong Song - As the title great changes and shift, tons of energy, especially as it plays out at the end.
 
One Of These Days I'll Get An Early Night - Brilliant groove, notwithstanding Sinclair's bass and Mel Collin's sax ( i think)
 
Moonmadness is my personal fave of Camel but this album for me was a perfect follow on and never disappoints
 
Clap Pretty much my thoughts.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote esky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 22 2010 at 14:45
Originally posted by Snow Dog Snow Dog wrote:

Originally posted by AtomicCrimsonRush AtomicCrimsonRush wrote:

Cool, I just heard it and love it too!

I was heavily into Moonmadness (back in seventy whatever) and then Ferguson left ( or was sacked I don't remember) and this "Sinclair" fellow joined.

Annnnyway. My friend bought Raindances and I just took against it. Didn't like it at all. It was nothing like my beloved Moonmadness!Shocked So i dismissed it.

On hearing it again about 10 years ago the veil fell from my eyes (or my ears?) and I instantly loved it! What a waste....I could have know it for years. The stupidity of youth.

Excellent album.
 
After Moonmadness, Rain Dances was and remains a bit of a soft offering from the boys, but it's fine in its own right. As for Mr. Sinclair replacing the much-missed Doug Ferguson, I recall seeing the new lineup (including Collins) after Doug left due to artistic differences (I've read) in Pacific Beach, Calif. During a break between songs, someone in the know ecstatically called out Sinclair's name which was met by someone a few rows in front of me loudly retorting, "BUG OUT!" This was followed by a boisterous, hearty laugh by the Fergusan fans. If only they had appreciated that the band was now being augmented by two prog greats - Collins and Sinclair.
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Some intriguing and nice thoughts there by all. The album is very mellow but its a work of beauty for sure.
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