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Topic: Andrew Latimer of Camel returns w/ David Minasian
Posted By: DavidMinasian
Subject: Andrew Latimer of Camel returns w/ David Minasian
Date Posted: December 28 2009 at 16:58
Recently there's been much concern over the health of Andy Latimer and the future of Camel. I'm currently producing two projects with this wonderful and talented musician - one is a DVD of Camel's Farewell Tour we recorded in Santa Cruz, California in 2003 and the other is my own album which Andy has graciously offered to play on, due out this spring.  For more info check out the blog at:

http://davidminasian.blogspot.com - http://davidminasian.blogspot.com

Be sure to read the entry for Oct 26, 2009 which will give you some background. In addition, Andy has just announced that he may possibly be playing at the High Voltage Festival in London in July. Good news all around then for fans of this man whose music has contributed to so many lives.

David Minasian, Camel Video Producer


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Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: December 28 2009 at 17:02
Glad  to hear Andy is doing so well.


Posted By: Takeshi Kovacs
Date Posted: December 28 2009 at 17:11
I second that emotion!

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Posted By: harmonium.ro
Date Posted: December 28 2009 at 17:17
Great news!


Posted By: elpprogster
Date Posted: December 28 2009 at 18:42
WonderfulClap


Posted By: Camel666
Date Posted: December 28 2009 at 20:45
awesome!! I'm so gonna be at high voltage if he's going to play.


Posted By: Epignosis
Date Posted: December 28 2009 at 21:04
Clap


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Date Posted: December 28 2009 at 22:47
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Posted By: martinprog77
Date Posted: December 28 2009 at 22:54
Great news! seems like 2010 is going to be great .a new camel dvd .andy is doing good .he may play live again. and maybe a new camel album .i cant wait Smile

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Posted By: The Runaway
Date Posted: December 28 2009 at 23:56
Big smileClapClap
Originally posted by Camel666 Camel666 wrote:

awesome!! I'm so gonna be at high voltage if he's going to play.
YESSSSSS ARGH OOOOOOOOOOOO WRYYYYYYYY AHHHHHHHHHHH LOLLOLWinkTongueWinkBig smileSmile


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Posted By: Rivertree
Date Posted: December 29 2009 at 04:06
really good news Cool



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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: December 29 2009 at 04:24
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Posted By: toroddfuglesteg
Date Posted: December 29 2009 at 06:35
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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: December 29 2009 at 08:31
Yes, that's great news!


Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: December 29 2009 at 15:05
 
Fantastic! I'm going to pre-order the new DVD as soon as it is possible! The Coming Of Age DVD was brilliant!! Clap


Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: December 29 2009 at 16:25
Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky SouthSideoftheSky wrote:

 
Fantastic! I'm going to pre-order the new DVD as soon as it is possible! The Coming Of Age DVD was brilliant!! Clap


I'm glad you liked Coming of Age. That was the first DVD I did for Camel. The new DVD features Tom Brislin (from Yes Symphonic) on keyboards and he's incredible. The energy between he and Andy is amazing.


Posted By: Failcore
Date Posted: December 29 2009 at 16:44
It's so awesome when people in the know come on here! Thumbs Up Thanks for the throwing us a bone.

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Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: December 29 2009 at 19:36
Originally posted by DavidMinasian DavidMinasian wrote:

Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky SouthSideoftheSky wrote:

 
Fantastic! I'm going to pre-order the new DVD as soon as it is possible! The Coming Of Age DVD was brilliant!! Clap


I'm glad you liked Coming of Age. That was the first DVD I did for Camel. The new DVD features Tom Brislin (from Yes Symphonic) on keyboards and he's incredible. The energy between he and Andy is amazing.
 
Sounds very promising indeed! Do you have a tracklist for the DVD? Wink


Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: December 29 2009 at 20:14
Big smile great news from Susan Hoover too :-)

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Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: December 30 2009 at 02:37
Clap Absolutely brilliant Thumbs Up


Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

Big smile great news from Susan Hoover too :-)

Is there a new newsletter or...?



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Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: December 30 2009 at 03:38
Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky SouthSideoftheSky wrote:

 
Sounds very promising indeed! Do you have a tracklist for the DVD? Wink


We're finalizing it at this very moment. We're hoping we don't have to cut anything. If you google 'Camel setlist Santa Cruz 2003' you should be able to locate the list somewhere. It's a truly excellent performance.

Best;
Dave


Posted By: mags55
Date Posted: January 01 2010 at 09:16
Hi David,

Thank you so much for news of Andy (my hero) an incredible genius.xxx


Posted By: Progmax
Date Posted: January 02 2010 at 10:35
ClapThumbs Up Good news!


Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: January 02 2010 at 13:10
Thumbs Up
Originally posted by Pekka Pekka wrote:

Clap Absolutely brilliant Thumbs Up


Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

Big smile great news from Susan Hoover too :-)

Is there a new newsletter or...?

Susan sent an emailThumbs Up

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Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: January 02 2010 at 17:09

Great news, I'm so happy to hear that he is recovering well!! Long live to you mister Latimer !!



Posted By: anaesthetist
Date Posted: January 05 2010 at 05:16
Great news!  Smile

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Posted By: mark kraken
Date Posted: January 05 2010 at 05:54
Great wonderful news about andy latimer. good to hear he has made a full recovery.                        sometime  this year i am going  to get a camel tribute band together. 


Posted By: lor68
Date Posted: January 05 2010 at 12:02

SUCH A GOOD NEW FROM THE LEADER GUITARIST BY CAMEL!! I'M SO GLAD ABOUT HIS NEW PROJECT AND APPRECIATE SO MUCH HIS COME BACK!!

GOOD LUCK TO ANDY AND DAVID MINASIAN AS WELL!!

Lorenzo (Lethe)



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Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: January 05 2010 at 17:13
Originally posted by lor68 lor68 wrote:

SUCH A GOOD NEW FROM THE LEADER GUITARIST BY CAMEL!! I'M SO GLAD ABOUT HIS NEW PROJECT AND APPRECIATE SO MUCH HIS COME BACK!!

GOOD LUCK TO ANDY AND DAVID MINASIAN AS WELL!!

Lorenzo (Lethe)



Thanks Lorenzo. It's greatly appreciated. The new live Camel DVD will be titled The Opening Farewell and should be available within the next few months. Camel Productions should be announcing a release date soon. I think it's one of Camel's best performances with great lighting and stunning audio.

My own album which Andy plays guitar on one of the tracks is nearly complete. I don't have a release date yet for that as I'm still trying to figure out various distribution options. But those who like Camel or melodic prog with a classical touch should enjoy it. The fact that Andy offered to help with the album with all he's been through in the past few years is mind boggling to me. I am honored, touched, and frankly blown away by it. He's a true gentleman.

Dave


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Posted By: sorcerer kermes
Date Posted: January 10 2010 at 13:53
great news


Posted By: sorcerer kermes
Date Posted: January 10 2010 at 13:54
Clap
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Posted By: Black Dahlia
Date Posted: February 02 2010 at 16:59
great news!! happy to hear that!! Clap ClapClapClapClap and Dave, please let us know when your album's out. 


Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: February 06 2010 at 14:56
Originally posted by Black Dahlia Black Dahlia wrote:

great news!! happy to hear that!! Clap ClapClapClapClap and Dave, please let us know when your album's out. 
Hey BD:
I hope to get some samples up in the next few weeks. I'll post something here to let you know. Thanks for your interest.
 
Best;
Dave


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Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: February 14 2010 at 13:33
For those who might be interested, I've got the early stages of a website up and running that has a couple of soundclips from the new album, including a song that Justin Hayward heard and thought was pretty good. 
 
Nothing featuring Andy Latimer yet, those samples are still to come.
 
Cheers;
David Minasian


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Posted By: Nakatira
Date Posted: February 14 2010 at 14:53
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Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: February 26 2010 at 12:26
Originally posted by DavidMinasian DavidMinasian wrote:

For those who might be interested, I've got the early stages of a website up and running that has a couple of soundclips from the new album, including a song that Justin Hayward heard and thought was pretty good. 
 
Nothing featuring Andy Latimer yet, those samples are still to come.
 
Cheers;
David Minasian


I actually listened to those short clips and it sounds quite good I must say!


Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: March 01 2010 at 13:41
Originally posted by DavidMinasian DavidMinasian wrote:

Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky SouthSideoftheSky wrote:

 
Sounds very promising indeed! Do you have a tracklist for the DVD? Wink


We're finalizing it at this very moment. We're hoping we don't have to cut anything. If you google 'Camel setlist Santa Cruz 2003' you should be able to locate the list somewhere. It's a truly excellent performance.

Best;
Dave


I could not find that exact show, but I found the set list for the show two days later:

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1.     Lady Fantasy

2.     Unevensong

3.     Hymn To Her

4.     Echoes

5.     Drafted

6.     Rhayader >

7.     Rhayader Goes To Town

8.     Lunar Sea

9.     Another Night

10.  Ice

11.  Spirit Of The Water

12.  Fox Hill

13.  Arubaluba

14.  Mother Road

15.  For Today

16.  Never Let Go


If this is the track list for the DVD is something like this, it looks rather good Smile




Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: March 01 2010 at 16:07
Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky SouthSideoftheSky wrote:

[QUOTE=DavidMinasian]
I actually listened to those short clips and it sounds quite good I must say!
Hi SouthSide:
I'm glad you liked the clips. I'll be adding 3 or 4 more next week. Fans of the Moodies, Crimson, Floyd, BJH, and Genesis, and of course Camel should enjoy them.
 
Regarding the setlist for Camel's new DVD, the band also played the track Stationary Traveller that night around the middle of the set which was highlighted by Andy's sublime panflute and guitar solos -  goosebump heaven!
 
Best;
Dave


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Posted By: ProgressiveAttic
Date Posted: March 01 2010 at 19:12
Originally posted by DavidMinasian DavidMinasian wrote:

Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky SouthSideoftheSky wrote:

[QUOTE=DavidMinasian]I actually listened to those short clips and it sounds quite good I must say!

Hi SouthSide:
I'm glad you liked the clips. I'll be adding 3 or 4 more next week. Fans of the Moodies, Crimson, Floyd, BJH, andGenesis,and of courseCamel should enjoy them.


Regarding the setlist for Camel's new DVD, the band also played the track Stationary Traveller that night around the middle of the set which was highlighted byAndy's sublime panflute and guitar solos - goosebump heaven!


Best;

Dave


That sounds like my type of album!!!! + the samples are great!

I'll have to get this as soon as it is released

Keep me posted

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Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: March 08 2010 at 12:35
Originally posted by ProgressiveAttic ProgressiveAttic wrote:


That sounds like my type of album!!!! + the samples are great!

I'll have to get this as soon as it is released

Keep me posted
Hi ProgAttic:
I've added 6 new clips. The Chambermaid 2 clip is for Genesis/Hackett fans. And I got a nice email this morning from Andy Latimer who says that the moog solos (from the Panic Attack 1 & Chambermaid 3 clips) remind him of the late great Pete Bardens.
 
Wow, thanks Andy!
 
We're nearing the finish line - shouldn't be long now...
 
Best;
Dave 


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Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: April 28 2010 at 16:32
Hi to all Camel fans:
As promised, I've added a couple of clips featuring Andy Latimer to the website below under the audio/visual link. These are from a new track titled Masquerade. While you're there, you may wish to add yourself to the mailing list.
 
We've just got one more track to complete and then the album will be finished, hopefully by the end of May. Andy's solos on this track are so beautiful that you should be prepared to get a bit choked up, especially from clip #2. I am constantly reminded just how lucky we are to have this man in our lives. 
 
All the best;
David Minasian


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Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: April 28 2010 at 18:11
Thumbs UpGreat sounds.........thanks David, when will the CD/download be available for purchase?

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Posted By: XunknownX
Date Posted: April 30 2010 at 21:09
He almoste died, now he's almost completely recovered! :)


Posted By: Norm Cash
Date Posted: May 04 2010 at 13:06
Hey David,

I've just checked out the excerpts for the first time, and I've got to say.....very impressive! The melodies and instrumentation are all right up my street. I'm looking forward to hearing the final result.

Can you give us any kind of heads up on how the finished product will be distributed? Will it be available to download? Will CDs be widely available (Amazon, etc.) or through specialist online dealers?

Glenn
Glasgow, Scotland


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Posted By: The Runaway
Date Posted: May 05 2010 at 08:23
Wow, andy's solo is amazing! THE KING IS BACK!!!

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Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: May 07 2010 at 18:49
Originally posted by Norm Cash Norm Cash wrote:

Hey David,

I've just checked out the excerpts for the first time, and I've got to say.....very impressive! The melodies and instrumentation are all right up my street. I'm looking forward to hearing the final result.

Can you give us any kind of heads up on how the finished product will be distributed? Will it be available to download? Will CDs be widely available (Amazon, etc.) or through specialist online dealers?

Glenn
Glasgow, Scotland
Hi Glenn: Thank you for your interest. The album will be a regular release and be available worldwide in all the usual places - Amazon, itunes, etc. and will be available on CD as well as download. Signed copies will be available from the website. We're looking at an early to mid summer release.
 
I'm glad you like the melodies you've heard so far. There is an emphasis on strong melodies on this album. I have my own style of writing, but fans of the melodic writing styles of Andy Latimer, Anthony Phillips, and Justin Hayward should be pleased.
 
Instrumentation wise, you're going to hear lots of Grand piano, harpsichord, mellotron, cello, oboe, flute, moog, 12string acoustic guitars, trebly bass, soaring guitar leads, etc. Mellotron (both strings and choir) appears on every track and there are lots of dynamics - some quiet passages interupted by lots of bombastic ones. And the harpsichord gives everything a bit of medieval feel. Fans of classic 7 Moody Blues, Barclay James Harvest as a 4 piece, early Crimson, early to mid Genesis with things like Hairless Heart or Mad Man Moon, and of course Camel should hopefully like it.
 
I'll post the exact release date here when I know. Thanks again for the support and encouragement of all of you. And I agree, Andy's multiple solos on Masquesrade are stunningly beautiful.
 
Best;
Dave 


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Posted By: The Runaway
Date Posted: May 08 2010 at 04:56
Wow, it sounds fantastic! I'll listen to all the samples as soon as I am able.

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Posted By: Norm Cash
Date Posted: June 07 2010 at 09:54
Just a quick contribution to bump this thread back on to Page 1.
 
If you haven't already checked out the excerpts from David's album, I suggest you do so right away. If you're a fan of Camel, or indeed of great melodic prog, this should be for you!
 
 


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Posted By: kenethlevine
Date Posted: June 07 2010 at 10:36
wow this sounds exciting.  Hopefully you will be fast tracked onto PA if not already there


Posted By: BigBoss
Date Posted: July 20 2010 at 18:09
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 20 July 2010 David Minasian has formally signed to the ProgRock Records label for the release of his new album titled Random Acts of Beauty which features legendary Camel guitarist Andrew Latimer on the 12 and a half minute epic opening track titled Masquerade.

Shawn Gordon, President & CEO of Prog Rock Records, says: "I love those rare occasions when I get to discover an artist in my own backyard and we can get together and just talk about the music we love. Meeting David was a real treat for me, wonderful music and the guy is close friends with some of my own musical heroes, so I get to hear some cool stories as an extra bonus. We're really pleased to be adding David to our family."

David Minasian comments: "I'm really looking forward to my collaboration with Shawn Gordon and ProgRock Records. We both hope to get this album out in front of as many people as possible. Fans of classic seven Moody Blues, early to mid Genesis, Barclay James Harvest as a four piece, melodic Pink Floyd, early King Crimson and of course Camel should find a lot to like with this album. There's a definite emphasis on melody and dynamics not to mention lots of mellotron. In addition, the liberal use of harpsichord gives everything a bit of a medieval feel. And between the wonderful contributions of Andy Latimer and my 20 year old son Justin, lovers of soaring guitar leads are going to have a field day with this album.

Joining David Minasian on keyboards (grand piano, mellotron, harpsichord, moog and orchestrations), acoustic 12 string guitar, bass and vocals, is Justin Minasian on electric lead and rhythm guitars and Guy Pettet on drums.

"Random Acts of Beauty" is the new worldwide ProgRock Records release from David Minasian and can be found at http://www.progrockrecords.com/artists/view.php?id=143 - http://www.progrockrecords.com/artists/view.php?id=143 . The album will be released early August 2010 and available in stores on October 5, 2010 but is available for immediate pre-sale at a $2 discount.



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Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: July 20 2010 at 18:13
^ Great news, looking forward to being able to purchase the album as a download.

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Posted By: BigBoss
Date Posted: July 20 2010 at 19:20
will have it on mindawn in a couple weeks probably.

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Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: July 20 2010 at 20:20
OK folks, the album is done and ready to go. You can get it from ProgRock Records starting today at
 
http://www.progrockrecords.com/artists/view.php?id=143 - http://www.progrockrecords.com/artists/view.php?id=143
 
 
 
It's been a lot of work, but lots of fun as well. Hope you enjoy it!
 
Cheers;
David Minasian


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Posted By: Chris S
Date Posted: July 20 2010 at 21:30
Great news DavidThumbs Up

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Posted By: kenethlevine
Date Posted: July 20 2010 at 21:41
it sounds like a must for fans of melodic symphonic prog.  


Posted By: Jim Garten
Date Posted: July 21 2010 at 03:02
Good to see Mr Latimer back in the saddle again - with the tragedies we've had in the last year or so, good to see one of the masters of the genre beating illness & coming back to the fold.

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date Posted: July 28 2010 at 02:07
The David Minasian  - under M -  bio is up and running - feel free to review the albums - but dont take notice of the album covers - a glitch wrecked the downloads...
 
 


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Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: July 28 2010 at 05:46

David, now that your new album is ready, we are all wondering when "The Opening Farewell" is going to be released Wink


Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: July 28 2010 at 12:23
Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky SouthSideoftheSky wrote:


David, now that your new album is ready, we are all wondering when "The Opening Farewell" is going to be released Wink
Well, you've put me on the spot. That type of announcement is going to have to come from Camel Productions, however I would imagine it should be rather soon. Wink
Best;
Dave


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Posted By: Audioot
Date Posted: September 06 2010 at 03:47
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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...

 

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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.  

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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

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Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: September 06 2010 at 04:48

I have pre-ordered the DVD already. Can't wait.


Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: September 11 2010 at 07:26

BTW, David Minasian, if you're still listening, can you please confirm the track list? In the recent news letter from Camel productions, posted above, 15 tracks are listed as the contents of the DVD. But if I'm correctly informed, at least 17 tracks were played that night. Indeed, on the very front sleeve picture Fox Hill, Arubaluba, Never Let Go and Lawrence are listed on the set list sheet. But these tracks are not listed in the news letter. Instead, Slow Yourself Down is listed. 

If some tracks had to be cut, can you explain why?



Posted By: SouthSideoftheSky
Date Posted: September 11 2010 at 07:28

Also, will there be any extra features on the DVD?



Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: September 11 2010 at 08:47
Pre-ordered the DVD as well with the two upcoming t-shirts.

Wonder when they'll update their website with the newsletter. It's always awfully slow, and there's no link to join their newsletter so I'd get the news first hand.


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Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: September 11 2010 at 12:18
Originally posted by SouthSideoftheSky SouthSideoftheSky wrote:


BTW, David Minasian, if you're still listening, can you please confirm the track list? In the recent news letter from Camel productions, posted above, 15 tracks are listed as the contents of the DVD. But if I'm correctly informed, at least 17 tracks were played that night. Indeed, on the very front sleeve picture Fox Hill, Arubaluba, Never Let Go and Lawrence are listed on the set list sheet. But these tracks are not listed in the news letter. Instead, Slow Yourself Down is listed. 

If some tracks had to be cut, can you explain why?

Hi SouthSide:
The 15 tracks listed in the newsletter are the ones that will be featured on the DVD. There were 4 additional tracks played that night... Foxhill, Arubaluba, and the encores Never Let Go and Gods of Light. When I received the final mix for the DVD from Denis and Andy to sync up with the master, those 4 tracks weren't there. I really have no idea why it was decided to leave these off. Foxhill had earlier appeared on the Camel Footage 2 DVD, which could be a reason why it's not included here. Lawrence was not played that night. The setlist featured in the cover photo was from a later gig.
 
In any event, it's a GREAT DVD.
 
Cheers;
Dave 


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Posted By: Audioot
Date Posted: September 27 2010 at 09:14
The latest eBeast letter is now also on Camels website (http://www.camelproductions.com/  click  NEWS)
With an additional comment on Rainbow's End ...Clap

Marcel


Posted By: DavidMinasian
Date Posted: November 17 2010 at 11:40
Hey;
Lots of good things happening. Camel's new DVD The Opening Farewell is now beginning to ship:
 
http://twitter.com/Camel_Andylat - http://twitter.com/Camel_Andylat
 
http://www.camelproductions-store.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=dvds - http://www.camelproductions-store.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=dvds
 
 
There's a new video for Random Acts of Beauty up on YouTube:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqD5TEgOSkY - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqD5TEgOSkY
 
 
And lots of good reviews for the album are coming in:
 
http://www.davidminasian.com/reviews.html - http://www.davidminasian.com/reviews.html
 
 
I really want to thank everyone who has let me know how much they're enjoying the album. It makes it all worthwhile!
 
Thanks;
Dave


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