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    Posted: September 07 2011 at 17:44
I was originally intending to do a top 20 list, but it became a top 50 list instead. I thought there were a top 20 thread somewhere, but I couldn't find a single top Camel tracks thread! At last it's ready (I think) after comparing each song with each song, moving them up and down in the list....
 
I  list the albums because it gives a better orientation, you can check out how songs from a particular album are "ranked" and you can quickly see which albums are not included, or less represented, or well represented. You can use ctrl+f to search for "mirage" (or anything) and jump between places in the list.
 
f you feel like going through the trouble you can post your own list! Or if rather doing a top 20 or top 10 list, maybe it's better to have a separate topic for that.
 
In order (!)
 

01. Nimrodel / The Procession / The White Rider (9:18)                               Mirage (1974)

02. Elke (4:29)                                                                                            Rain Dances (1977)

03. Echoes (7:20)                                                                                        Breathless (1979)

04. Earthrise (6:41)                                                                                     Mirage (1974)

05. Slow Yourself Down (4:47)                                                                  Camel (1973)

06. Rhayader alone (1:51)                                                                           The Snow Goose (1975)

07. Reflections (2:37)                                                                                 Nude (1981)

08. Selva (3:34)                                                                                            The Single Factor (1982)

09. The Snow Goose (3:12)                                                                        The Snow Goose (1975)

10. Air Born (5:02)                                                                                     Moonmadness (1976)

11. Sanctuary (1:05)                                                                                   The Snow Goose (1975)

12. Migration (2:02)                                                                                   The Snow Goose (1975)

13. Freefall (5:54)                                                                                       Mirage (1974)

14. Fritha (1:19)                                                                                          The Snow Goose (1975)

15. Rhayader Goes To Town (5:20)                                                          The Snow Goose (1975) 

16. Lady Fantasy: Encounter  - Smiles for you - Lady Fantasy (12:45)          Mirage (1974)

17. End Piece (2:55)                                                                                    The Single Factor (1982)

18. Supertwister (3:25)                                                                               Mirage (1974)

19. Chord Change (6:46)                                                                             Moonmadness (1976) 

20. Skylines (4:28)                                                                                      Rain Dances (1977) 

21. Lunar Sea (9:11)                                                                                    Moonmadness (1976)

22. Song Within A Song (7:16)                                                                   Moonmadness (1976)

23. You Are The One (5:25)                                                                       The Single Factor (1982)

24. Pressure Points (2:10)                                                                          Stationary Traveller (1989)

25. The Sleeper (7:08)                                                                                Breathless (1979)

26. Under The Moon (1:16)                                                                       Harbour Of Tears (1996)

27. Rainbow's End (3:01)                                                                           Breathless (1979)

28. Fritha alone (1:31)                                                                                The Snow Goose (1975)

29. Whispers (0:52)                                                                                    Dust And Dreams (1984)

30. West Berlin (5:10)                                                                                Stationary Traveller (1989)

31. Spirit Of The Water (2:07)                                                                   Moonmadness (1976)

32. Docks (3:50)                                                                                         Nude (1981)

33. Hymn To Her (5:37)                                                       I Can See Your House From Here (1979)

34. Fingertips (4:29)                                                                                   Stationary Traveller (1989)

35. Dunkirk (5:25)                                                                                      The Snow Goose (1975)

36. Friendship (1:44)                                                                                  The Snow Goose (1975)

37.The birthday cake (The last farewell)  (0:30)                                       Nude (1981)        

38. Nude's return (The last farewell  ) (3:42)                                             Nude (1981)

39. Neon Magic  (4:39)                                                       I Can See Your House From Here (1979)

40. Sahara (6:42)                                                                                         Rajaz (1999)

41. Summer Lightning (6:10)                                                                      Breathless (1979)

42. Never Let Go (6:26)                                                                             Camel (1973)

43. Curiosity (5:55)                                                                                    Camel (1973)

44. Mystic Queen (5:40)                                                                            Camel (1973)

45. No Easy Answer (2:59)                                                                        The Single Factor (1982)

46. Lullabye (0:59)                                                                                     The Single Factor (1982)

47. Breathless (4:20)                                                                                   Breathless (1979)

48. First Light (5:00)                                                                                  Rajaz (1999)

49. Tell Me (4:07)                                                                                      Rain Dances (1977)

50. Separation (3:57)                                                                                  Camel (1973)

51. Cotton Camp (2:55)                                                                             Dust And Dreams (1984)

There are two songs in Nude were the break between those tracks isn't very well placed. "The birthday cake is only 30 seconds, but continues for another half minute in "The last farewell". Birthday cake should have continued and contained the first 34 seconds of Nudes return, which would have started with the drum fill IMO. I thought of skipping those two songs, because I only wanted that minute of music, and not really "Nude's Return". But I like that section : ) . The list ended up being 51 songs, but maybe it's okay since Nudes Return shouldnt really be included.



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1 - Aristrilus or the opening to Moonmadness
2 - Those other Moonedmadnesssongs

3-50 - Aristrilus on repeat?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2011 at 17:57
Don't you think 50 is a little over the top?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Alitare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2011 at 18:02
I couldn't even muster my 50 favorite Queensryche songs and they're one of my top ten favorite groups, let alone a band I never really cared for like Camel.
He gave her his town house and his racing horses. Each meal she ate was a dozen courses. She had a million dollars worth of nickels and dimes. She sat around and counted them all a million times.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wilmon91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2011 at 18:07
Haha, yeah actually the list continues to 70, and Aristillus was gradually moved down and ended up at place 62 ......
"Another Night" is not a very good track to me though...
 
I'm sure that the list includes som unexpected inclusions and exclusions...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wilmon91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2011 at 18:10
Originally posted by Horizons

Don't you think 50 is a little over the top?
 
It is, but as I started , it grew into a big project and I couldnt stop it. I couldnt do a top 20 , there was too many good songs that was competing , I assembled them and made a list and it turned out to be a top 50 list.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slaughternalia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2011 at 18:13
1. everything on The Snow Goose
2. that other stuff they did I guess
nice list though. I'm going to go through a few of the songs that you've ranked highly and see if any of it clicks with me
I'm so mad that you enjoy a certain combination of noises that I don't
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Honestly, I can't choose 5 tracks, most of Camel sends me to sleep, except Moonmadness.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Alitare Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2011 at 22:30
The first time I think I've every fully agreed with you, Ivan.
He gave her his town house and his racing horses. Each meal she ate was a dozen courses. She had a million dollars worth of nickels and dimes. She sat around and counted them all a million times.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 07 2011 at 22:34
Freefall
Slow Yourself Down

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 13:43
Good project, and 50 songs is not over the top at all. As years go by, I start to appreciate Camel more and more.

I'm quite busy these days, but if I can find the time, I might come up with a top 50 myself.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 13:53
I don't think I can make a top 50 of anything.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 14:12
Originally posted by Horizons

Don't you think 50 is a little over the top?
 
Well I was gonna answer but only if he was looking for the top 200........top 50 pffff
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kirillov Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 14:21
Arubaluba
Flight of the Snow Goose
Freefall
Lunar Sea
Echoes
Slow Yourself Down
Song Within A Song
Rhayader Goes To Town
Never Let Go
First Light

There's my Top 10, in order, for what it's worth
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Henry Plainview Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 14:31
...How many songs do Camel have total?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 14:36
Originally posted by Henry Plainview

...How many songs do Camel have total?
 
51....i think
      
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Man, I can't even name my top 50 Rush songs because I'm not that crazy

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Post Options Post Options   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 17:18
I can understand that because i'm a great Camel fan tooLOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wilmon91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2011 at 18:18
Notice the track lengths ... If you put them together, maybe it won't even exceed the length of "Close to the Edge". Smile
All these short songs is another reason for doing a long list.
 
It's great to play all these songs in shuffle mode. You realize how varied the songs are, such an abundance of original melodies, harmonies, great solos, rhythms and tempos. 
 
With Camel the listening and re-revaluating of songs has mostly led me to appreciate the songs more. Camel only gets better with repeated listens, very rarely it turns out that "this song isn't that good after all"...
 
Originally posted by Henry Plainview

...How many songs do Camel have total?
 
144 original, official songs I believe.
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Title cut from "Stationary Traveller" is a wonderful song - especially this live version:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKBwku-PsPY
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