Mirage (Camel album)

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Mirage
Studio album by Camel
Released 1 March 1974
Recorded Island Studios, Decca Studios No. 2 (overdubs), London
Genre Progressive rock, art rock, hard rock
Length 37:06
Label Gama/Deram
Producer David Hitchcock
Camel chronology
Camel
(1973)
Mirage
(1974)
The Snow Goose
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
ProgArchives 4.5/5 stars
MelodicMusic 5/5 stars

Mirage is Camel's second album, released in 1974. It features some of their best-known songs,[citation needed] including "White Rider" and "Lady Fantasy". It is also a showcase for Andrew Latimer's flute, notably on "Supertwister".

There are five tracks on Mirage, two over 9 minutes. Those two are multi-part songs: "Lady Fantasy" and "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider", the latter being about The Lord of the Rings. The album was released on Gama Records/Deram Records.

The album was voted no. 51 in the Top 100 Prog albums of All Time by readers of 'Prog' magazine in 2014.

Track listing[edit]

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"
Bonus tracks on 2002 remaster
  1. "Supertwister" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974) – 3:14
  2. "Mystic Queen" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974) – 6:09
  3. "Arubaluba" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974) – 7:44
  4. "Lady Fantasy: Encounter/Smiles for You/Lady Fantasy" (Original Basing Street Studios Mix - November 1973) – 12:59

Personnel[edit]

Camel
  • Andrew Latimer – guitars, flute, vocals on "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider" and "Lady Fantasy"
  • Peter Bardens – organ, piano, Minimoog, Mellotron, vocals on "Freefall", Fender piano, Clavinet
  • Doug Ferguson – bass
  • Andy Ward – drums, percussion
Production
  • Produced by David Hitchcock
  • Engineered by Howard Kilgour and Bill Price

Release details[edit]

  • 1974, U.S., Janus Records
  • 1974, UK, Deram Records 820 613-2, Release Date 1 March 1974, LP
  • 2002, UK, London 8829292, Release Date 3 June 2002, CD (remastered edition)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jehnzen, Daevid. "Mirage - Camel | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 

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