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    Posted: September 11 2010 at 09:02
This was posted at the David Minasian thread, but it deserves its own entry. The new Camel DVD is now available for pre-ordering, as are two old school T-shirts. Also there's news about new music being written Clap I suppose the Denis mentioned is the drummer Denis Clement?

Originally posted by Audioot Audioot wrote:

News from Camel Productions: 

CAMEL 

The Nature of the eBeast

 

 

NEWS BITES

Andrew's Health

New DVD

Something Special

New Album?

Camel at iTunes

T-shirts, etc.

PayPal

INFO  

Camel's website

 

Music Downloads:

After All These Years

Never Let Go (for Pete)

Left Luggage

 

Camel's Shop

 

 

Greetings!

Andrew's Health

This is officially the last time we will talk about Andrew's health.  The bone marrow transplant has been a complete success, and I think the dark days are well and truly behind us.  As I've said in past newsletters, he continues to have some challenges to face, but he is a strong-willed individual, and he will find way to overcome them.  So, it's no longer about health problems.  It's about the music...

The Opening FarewellDVD image of The pening Farewell
Andrew and Denis have now finished work on the DVD, and Denis has completed mixing the audio.  Once all editing and mastering is complete, we'll send the masters off to the plant and it will be a matter of weeks before it's on sale in our shop.  

Track listing:

Lady Fantasy                   Lunar Sea
Unevensong                     Another Night
Hymn to Her                    Ice
Echoes                            Spirit of the Water
Stationary Traveller         Slow yourself Down
Drafted                           Mother Road
Rhayader                         For Today
Rhayader goes to town

Time:  2 hrs 7 mins
Format:  NTSC*
Region: 0 (no restrictions)
(*This format will play on all equipment enabled for NTSC)

It would be hard to believe this was from 2003 had we not been through such an intense passage of time since then.  In my darkest hour, I had not wanted to even consider releasing it posthumously.  And so, it is with tremendous pleasure, that I announce the pending release of this DVD.  

The lads have worked hard to restore the problems of audio that occurred on the night, and I think they've done a fabulous job.  To my ears, it sounds exactly as it did on the night and, while it has all the rough qualities of a first-night performance, it was a tremendously fun gig.

 

Something special...

We have decided to offer something a little special for this release.  For a donation of £30 towards the production of The Opening Farewell, we'll list your name in the Special Thank You section of our liner notes.  For £40 donation, we'll print your name and send you an autographed copy from our first run.  There is a choice for these selections when you visit our shop.  If you just want to pre-order a copy, it will be autographed by Andrew as well.

****OFFER EXPIRES:  26 SEPTEMBER 2010****

In The Meantime...

In between work on the DVD, Andrew and Denis have been writing material for the next Camel albumAndrew and Denis on Skype.  It is still in an embryonic state, but the two seem to be expanding their musical relationship and lots of good sounds have been emitting from the studio of late.  No definitive dates are going to be announced until a cohesive body of work has been created.  However, I think it safe to say that a Camel album is in the future and I, for one, am just about breathless with anticipation.

iCamel... iTunes

iTunes have formally invited Camel to join their online music store.  We are truly pleased to join the downloading community, and have readily accepted.  The contracts are being executed at this time, and material prepared for upload to the iTunes store.  We hope to launch our iTunes availability within the next few weeks.  We'll send out an eBeast with our launch date on the iTunes website.

 

High Voltage Festival

Although we were disappointed by Camel missing the High Voltage Festival, it looked a great success with excellent attendance. We subsequently realised live performances will require more effort than we were all able to give just yet, most especially Andrew.  The pain in his hands continue to pose a challenge, and we couldn't risk committing to such a huge undertaking just yet.  We are looking into ways of dealing with this problem and are feeling optimistic about the possible options for the future.

New Camel tee design

.....Coming soon!

T-shirts, etc.

We are about to revamp Highly Collectable's shop with a new range of items.  We've been talking about introducing some fun things, along with some nostalgic ones.  Our t-shirt section will be expanded to offer short and long-sleeved shirts, and we'll include size 3XL by popular request.  The new shirts are much lighter in weight, and have a somewhat more tailored look.  

We are expecting stock very soon of 
Moonmadness andRain Dances so you are welcome to place a pre-order now.

 

PayPal at Highly Collectable's Merchant Shop

By popular request, we have added the Paypal faciity to our website, so you can now use this account to pay for merchandise at our shop if you don't have a credit card.

As always, thank you for your kind messages of support.  We all promise to not be so quiet from now on.

Very best wishes,
Susan Hoover

www.camelproductions.com




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote R_DeNIRO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2010 at 16:35
New album!!! Best Camel news in years.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 13 2010 at 18:11

Great thread, all fantastic news. Thanks, Pekka, for sharing this Clap

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kailash Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 14 2010 at 00:48

Very Good News from Andrew

I love Andrew’s guitar work so much.

 

The new DVD und I hope also a new CD I must have.

The last CD’s Rajaz and A Nod And A Wink were outstanding.



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thanx for this pekka, what a setlist for the 2003 dvd, i"ll simply have to order it, as there"s some awesome tracks on there!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Pekka Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 14 2010 at 22:01
It's a tiny bit disappointing that the DVD is missing the encores of the show, and on the setlist on the cover there's for example Fox Hill, which doesn't appear. The pic is from another night, though. Fox Hill from this show was a part of one of the Footage DVD's, it should have been easy to include it here as well.

As for the encores, there was masses of problems with restoring the audio recording of the night, so perhaps the last songs just couldn't be salvaged.

On a related note, I could cry myself to sleep over the fact that the filmed Rajaz tour gig has never been released. No wonder, since somebody forgot to press the audio record button. Pro.
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Originally posted by mike hewetson mike hewetson wrote:

thanx for this pekka, what a setlist for the 2003 dvd, i"ll simply have to order it, as there"s some awesome tracks on there!
Thumbs Up ClapClapClapClaptotally agree .great news
btw a new camel album .thats going to be fantastic ,i cant wait for it Big smileBig smileBig smileBig smileBig smile
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My DVD and two shirts came on Friday Thumbs Up
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Yea, it was very good news, Camel is always a celebration!!! 



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Thats great news for Andy and a new album in the works is just great news. Hopefully Andy can recover in time to play High Voltage next year insteadSmile
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