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3 stars 1973-1975 revisited

Gods Of Light is another entry in Camel Productions' "Official Bootleg" series. It is a compilation of live tracks from the early years of Camel's career (1973 to 1975). As such it continues just where Camel On The Road 1972 left off.

The disc includes five tracks beginning with God Of Light Revisited, a song that started life on Peter Bardens' solo album The Answer, but that was adopted by Camel in the live setting during their early days (though it never received a studio recording by the band). Next up are versions of White Rider and Lady Fantasy, both from 1974's Mirage album. The versions of these three songs are not the same as those that appeared on Camel On The Road 1972. From the self-titled debut comes Arubaluba and finally there is a nearly half hour excerpt from The Snowgoose.

Personally, I found Camel On The Road 1972 to be more interesting and also more cohesive. The present disc spans several years and as such is more of a compilation than a proper live album. Everything that is here though is very good indeed. A worthy addition to a Camel fans collection, but not one for the newcomers.

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |


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