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Moonmadness vs Mirage

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Poll Question: Which album of camel do you prefer
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    Posted: March 21 2011 at 21:25
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I really think that "Mirage" is more important and made it for the band ... but it was "Moonmadness" that got them to America big time ... and as such that album becomes more important and was a bigger seller.
 
I got "Mirage" as an import, and it was not released in America, as far as I can remember. "Moonmadness" was the first American release and it went big enough to make it ... more accessible and appreciated on this side of the ocean. However, I think that "Mirage" is the nicer of the two albums, but both are really nice ... and it is almost too hard to decide.
 
As far as I can tell, and Santa Barbara, no one had heard Camel, except Guy, myself and 5 other people maybe, until "Moonmadness" showed up at the station and one gorilla put it on the turntable and spoke about it like he had just found "Camel" ... the great new band! Yeah ... no kidding! By that time I already had their first album as well, and "Never Let Go" was played a lot ... a LOT ... and it still is my Camel "theme" ... until "Snow Goose" ...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2011 at 22:41
Equal in my mind. I'd have Snow Goose higher than both.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2011 at 00:10
Even with differences the first four albums are on the same level.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zbida Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2011 at 02:46
Equal or not - surely too hard to decide which brilliant shines more brightly.

Edited by zbida - March 22 2011 at 02:47
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I believe that Mirage is their best album.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2011 at 11:23
Definitely Mirage, especially for "Nimrodel", though Snow Goose is my favourite Camel studio album, and A Live Record is my overall favourite Camel album.  I find Moonmadness quite dull overall -- though it has good music on it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The-time-is-now Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2011 at 12:04
Both brilliant, but Mirage of course !


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Post Options Post Options   Quote XTChuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2011 at 12:31
I've always considered Moonmadness one of the top 5 albums of the 70's. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote himtroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2011 at 13:35
Definitely Moon Madness, though both are great.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 22 2011 at 14:15
i love mirage but moonmadness is camel top , it's strange when one knows latimer din't feel satisfy with it cause he thought the band hadn't time enough for writting and recordingWink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote esky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2011 at 17:06
Moonmadness was the swan song of Mr. Doug Ferguson, and I'd like to think it was at least his best album before departing. For that reason - MOONMADNESS!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 30 2011 at 18:50
Where Moonmadness has a Brazilian wax texture to it - Mirage goes in the other direction and hits you in the head with hairy and fuzzy balls. I prefer the latter.  

Edited by Guldbamsen - March 31 2011 at 04:35
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Moonmadness. "Another Night" is brillant.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote martinprog77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2011 at 02:00
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2011 at 04:14
Moonmadness is one of the best albums that I heard in my life. I voted for that album.
 
But... Mirage is very good too. Also a very strong Camel album.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote antonyus Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2011 at 08:01
mirage just...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2011 at 08:05
Mirage
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Mista-Gordie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 04 2011 at 20:27
Moonmadness is one of the best albums of all time, I was very surprised that most of you voted for Mirage..
anyways that's yout opinion and I respect it. Mirage is such a great album too
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