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    Posted: May 24 2011 at 06:51
I'm kinda new to prog rock and i would really appreciate suggestions to which Camel albums should I listen to first...
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For begginers I'd recommend the very accessible and melodic Snow Goose.


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Camel, then Mirage
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Post Options Post Options   Quote topographicbroadways Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2011 at 12:03
I think Nude could be a good intro, it shows off lots of elements of the band. Though the New Age stuff could easily be a bit off-putting. Nude or The Snow Goose would be my reccomendation
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I started with Mirage and I loved it. And as it seems, you're not getting any help from us, because you have like 4-5 different albums that we've recomended. The main recomendation seems to be Snow Goose. It is a good album, however, it might be a bit slow if you are new to prog rock in general. Some songs in Mirage is very easy for a classic rock fan to listen to, especially the first one (Freefall is the name if I'm not mistaken). However, if you like Pink Floyd, you could always try Rajaz, it's very similiar to PF.

But I'd say that Mirage is the best album to start with, now that I think of it, I converted one of my friends to a progster thanks to that album.


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My favoriteis Moonmadness solely because of how similar it sounds to Pink Floyd.
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Moonmadness, Mirage and Snowgoose would be very good to start with Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2011 at 13:35
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Camel, then Mirage
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Post Options Post Options   Quote martinprog77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2011 at 16:05
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Moonmadness, Mirage and Snowgoose would be very good to start with Wink
them get the last 4 albums .and if you want a dvd get coming of age .
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2011 at 16:58
Originally posted by martinprog77

Originally posted by jean-marie

Moonmadness, Mirage and Snowgoose would be very good to start with Wink
them get the last 4 albums .and if you want a dvd get coming of age .
Quite agree ,the last four albums are wonderful and the dvd is my favourite one, but stll haven't got the last one  Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2011 at 17:30
I'll echo the majority. Either The Snow Goose or Moonmadness. Then Mirage or Camel.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Barah86 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 24 2011 at 23:53
Thanks for all the suggestions you surely were helpful...
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Moonmadness.....Forget the rest...IMO of course.

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I started with Rain Dances. I was intrigued because I've been going through a big Canterbury phase and love Richard Sinclair. I was also intrigued by all the contradictory reviews on this website ("I hate it: 4 Stars!"). I figured it would be something bizarrely intriguing and experimental. I ended up very disappointed. The arrangements were far too safe, and they didn't utilize Richard Sinclair's talent at all. And why bother getting Mel Collins if he's just playing elevator jazz licks? So many of the tracks were completely forgettable and the obligatory "Hey look everybody it's Brian Eno!" track was just annoying.

I'm willing to give them another chance though. I hear so many good things about Andy Latimer's talent and many of my favorite guitarists mention him as a big influence. Which album best demonstrates his talent as a guitarist/composer?


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Originally posted by Harry Hood

I started with Rain Dances. I was intrigued because I've been going through a big Canterbury phase and love Richard Sinclair. I was also intrigued by all the contradictory reviews on this website ("I hate it: 4 Stars!"). I figured it would be something bizarrely intriguing and experimental. I ended up very disappointed. The arrangements were far too safe, and they didn't utilize Richard Sinclair's talent at all. And why bother getting Mel Collins if he's just playing elevator jazz licks? So many of the tracks were completely forgettable and the obligatory "Hey look everybody it's Brian Eno!" track was just annoying.

I'm willing to give them another chance though. I hear so many good things about Andy Latimer's talent and many of my favorite guitarists mention him as a big influence. Which album best demonstrates his talent as a guitarist/composer?
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Go straight to the best albums. Moonmadness and Raindances. Classic prog with a fusion egde
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zoviet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 22:38
i second that!!! they work very well as a pair, the prog-out genius of Moonmadness with the more urban/urbane sounds of Raindances. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2011 at 23:17
Get Live record also. The sinclair disc is awesome
 
I'd go in this order:
 
1-moonmadness-classic prog with fusion edge
2-raindances-classic with more jazzy/canterbury edge than moonmadness
3-live record-never let go, skylines sound amazing
4-camel-my fave debut ever
5-breathless-very underrated
6-nude-very underrated
 
Then I'd pick up the 2 overrated albums:
Mirage and Snowgoose LOL
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Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Camel, then Mirage


This! Not necessarily my favorite one but my first Camel album and now I am a Camel fanboy...
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