A Live Record

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A Live Record
Live album by Camel
Released April 1978
Recorded 1974, 1975 & 1977 tours
Genre Progressive rock
Length 97:14
Label Decca (original release)
Deram (reissue)
Producer Rhett Davies and Camel
Camel chronology
A Live Record
(1978)
Pressure Points: Live in Concert
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

A Live Record is the first live album by the progressive rock band Camel, released in 1978. It is a double LP, composed of recordings from three different tours.

LP one features recordings from the Mirage tour in 1974, and the Rain Dances tour, in 1977. Tracks 1–4 on the LP are from the Rain Dances tour, and 5–6 are from the Mirage tour.

LP 2 features the original line-up all the way, and is devoted to a complete performance of the band's instrumental concept album, The Snow Goose, during the tour for the album in 1975, performed with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Track listing of the 1978 release[edit]

LP One:Side A[edit]

  1. "Never Let Go" (Andrew Latimer) – 7:29
  2. "Song Within a Song" (Peter Bardens, Latimer) – 7:09
  3. "Lunar Sea" (Bardens, Latimer) – 9:01

LP One:Side B[edit]

  1. "Skylines" (Bardens, Latimer, Andy Ward) – 5:43
  2. "Ligging at Louis' " (Bardens) – 6:39
  3. "Lady Fantasy: Encounter/Smiles for You/Lady Fantasy" (Bardens, Doug Ferguson, Latimer, Ward) – 14:27
    • The above two tracks were recorded at the Marquee, London, October 1974.

LP Two:Side C[edit]

  1. "The Great Marsh" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 1:45
  2. "Rhayader" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 3:08
  3. "Rhayader Goes to Town" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 5:12
  4. "Sanctuary" (Latimer)  – 1:10
  5. "Fritha" (Latimer)  – 1:22
  6. "The Snow Goose" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 3:03
  7. "Friendship" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 1:39
  8. "Migration" (Latimer)  – 3:52
  9. "Rhayader Alone" (Latimer)  – 1:48

LP Two:Side D[edit]

  1. "Flight of the Snow Goose" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 2:59
  2. "Preparation" (Latimer)  – 4:11
  3. "Dunkirk" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 5:28
  4. "Epitaph" (Latimer)  – 2:34
  5. "Fritha Alone" (Latimer)  – 1:24
  6. "La Princesse Perdue" (Latimer)  – 4:44
  7. "The Great Marsh (Reprise)" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 2:27

Personnel[edit]

Track listing of the 2002 CD reissue by Universal Music / Decca Record Company[edit]

Disc One[edit]

  1. "First Light"  – 5:27
  2. "Metrognome"  – 4:23
  3. "Unevensong"  – 5:36
  4. "Skylines"  – 5:43
  5. "A Song Within a Song"  – 7:09
  6. "Lunar Sea"  – 9:01
  7. "Rain Dances"  – 2:33
  8. "Never Let Go"  – 7:29
  9. "Chord Change"  – 6:52
  10. "Ligging at Louis'"  – 6:39
  11. "Lady Fantasy: Encounter/Smiles for You/Lady Fantasy"  – 14:27

Disc Two[edit]

All songs by Peter Bardens and Andrew Latimer.

  1. "Spoken Introduction by Peter Bardens" – 1:10
  2. "The Great Marsh" – 1:45
  3. "Rhayader" – 3:08
  4. "Rhayader Goes to Town" – 5:12
  5. "Sanctuary" – 1:10
  6. "Fritha" – 1:22
  7. "The Snow Goose" – 3:03
  8. "Friendship" – 1:39
  9. "Migration" – 3:52
  10. "Rhayader Alone" – 1:48
  11. "Flight of the Snow Goose" – 2:59
  12. "Preparation" – 4:11
  13. "Dunkirk" – 5:28
  14. "Epitaph" – 2:34
  15. "Fritha Alone" – 1:24
  16. "La Princesse Perdue" – 4:44
  17. "The Great Marsh (Reprise)" – 2:27
  18. "The White Rider" – 8:48
  19. "Another Night" – 6:35

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Live Record – Camel | AllMusic". allmusic.com. 2011. Retrieved 11 July 2011. 

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