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Mirage or Moonmadness?

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Poll Question: Which is better?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bhikkhu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2014 at 16:55
For some reason I never dug Mirage, but I really like Moonmadness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote genbanks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2014 at 18:22
Both two stunning albums. Mirage has two amazintg tracks (Lady and Nimrodel) and the rest nothing special. Moonmadness is almost all perfect, no weak points. So as a whole thing, I prefer Moonmadness.

I feel some Deja vu with this poll. I think that not many time ago I said almost the same... is that true?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2014 at 19:02
Moonmadness has the edge, overall, though Mirage has "Never Let Go" and other cool songs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2014 at 19:03
^ "Never Let Go" is on their debut album.



Mirage:

Side one
  1. "Freefall" (Peter Bardens) – 5:53
  2. "Supertwister" (Bardens) – 3:22
  3. "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider" (Andrew Latimer) – 9:17
Side two
  1. "Earthrise" (Bardens, Latimer) – 6:40
  2. "Lady Fantasy" (Bardens, Latimer, Andy Ward, Doug Ferguson) – 12:45
    • "Encounter"
    • "Smiles for You"
    • "Lady Fantasy"



Moonmadness:

Side one
  1. "Aristillus" (Andrew Latimer) – 1:56
  2. "Song Within a Song" (Latimer, Peter Bardens) – 7:16
  3. "Chord Change" (Latimer, Bardens) – 6:45
  4. "Spirit of the Water" (Bardens) – 2:07
Side two
  1. "Another Night" (Latimer, Bardens, Andy Ward, Doug Ferguson) – 6:58
  2. "Air Born" (Latimer, Bardens) – 5:02
  3. "Lunar Sea" (Latimer, Bardens) – 9:11


Edited by Dayvenkirq - February 24 2014 at 19:08
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog_Traveller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2014 at 19:59
I prefer the snowgoose over either one but I chose Mirage. Moonmadness is still very good too though. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 24 2014 at 20:10
Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

Mirage by a lot


Yeah, this is the only Camel album I would have any hope of sitting through without taking a nap.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2014 at 19:07
This is difficult. I'll vote for Moonmadness.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progbeatz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 25 2014 at 19:09
mirage is sweet sweet butter
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Moonmadness!
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Jeez - where have this band been all my life?

Never really listened to them that much but these albums have some fantastic tracks.

Any others worth checking out?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2014 at 18:38
^ People usually look to the "classic trinity": Mirage, Music Inspired by "The Snow Goose", and Moonmadness. Some even count in their debut (the early days) and Rajaz (the latter days). Their rather poppy effort Breathless is my personal favorite, though. Tastes can be quite tricky.

Edited by Dayvenkirq - February 27 2014 at 18:39
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rick Robson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2014 at 18:53
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ People usually look to the "classic trinity": Mirage, Music Inspired by "The Snow Goose", and Moonmadness. Some even count in their debut (the early days) and Rajaz (the latter days). Their rather poppy effort Breathless is my personal favorite, though. Tastes can be quite tricky.
 
I also enjoy the short tracks from "Dust and Dreams" and "Nude", and you?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote genbanks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 27 2014 at 19:52
Rajaz is great music. And what about the song FOR TODAY? For me a masterpiece (music and lyric)
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Debut for me.  

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2014 at 00:53
32/32
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2014 at 01:15
^ M-hm ... especially since some of us voted for the one that was behind when they couldn't choose between the two.

Originally posted by Rick Robson Rick Robson wrote:

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq Dayvenkirq wrote:

^ People usually look to the "classic trinity": Mirage, Music Inspired by "The Snow Goose", and Moonmadness. Some even count in their debut (the early days) and Rajaz (the latter days). Their rather poppy effort Breathless is my personal favorite, though. Tastes can be quite tricky.
 
I also enjoy the short tracks from "Dust and Dreams" and "Nude", and you?
I haven't heard those.


Edited by Dayvenkirq - February 28 2014 at 01:20
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote bloodnarfer Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2014 at 01:28
Not voting Cuz that 32/32 split is too appealing.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2014 at 01:29
^ And because you can't choose too?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Metalmarsh89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2014 at 01:57
Originally posted by bloodnarfer bloodnarfer wrote:

Not voting Cuz that 32/32 split is too appealing.


I broke the tie, you can always come back and fix it. Embarrassed

Moonmadness for me.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Bearded Bard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 28 2014 at 17:44
If you had asked me when I started getting into Camel, I would've said Mirage, but now I say Moonmadness.

Not much between them though. Easily my favourite two of their first five albums, which are the ones I own and are most familiar with.

The Snow Goose is my least favourite of those, BTW.
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