Nude (Camel album)

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Nude
Studio album by Camel
Released January 1981
Recorded September 1980 at Abbey Road Studios
Genre Progressive rock
Length 44:45
Label Gama/Decca
Producer Camel, Tony Clark and Haydn Bendall
Camel chronology
I Can See Your House from Here
(1979)
Nude
(1981)
The Single Factor
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Nude is a concept album released by English progressive rock band Camel in 1981. It was their eighth studio album. The album is based on a true story of a Japanese soldier (Hiroo Onoda) marooned on an island in World War II who doesn't know that the war is over. "Nude" derives from his family name "Onoda". The album's lyrics were mainly written by Susan Hoover, except "Please Come Home", which was written by Andrew Latimer. It was the last Camel album to feature original drummer Andy Ward.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "City Life" (Andrew Latimer, Hoover) – 4:41
  2. "Nude" (Latimer) – 0:22
  3. "Drafted" (Latimer, Hoover) – 4:20
  4. "Docks" (Latimer, Kit Watkins) – 3:50
  5. "Beached" (Latimer) – 3:34
  6. "Landscapes" (Latimer) – 2:39
Side two
  1. "Changing Places" (Latimer) – 4:11
  2. "Pomp & Circumstance" (Latimer) – 2:05
  3. "Please Come Home" (Latimer) – 1:12
  4. "Reflections" (Latimer) – 2:39
  5. "Captured" (Latimer, Jan Schelhaas) – 3:12
  6. "The Homecoming" (Latimer) – 2:49
  7. "Lies" (Latimer, Hoover) – 4:59
  8. "The Last Farewell"
    • "The Birthday Cake" (Latimer) – 0:30
    • "Nude's Return" (Latimer) – 3:42
2009 Expanded & Remastered Edition

Bonus tracks recorded at Hammersmith Odeon on 22 February 1981 for BBC Radio One "In Concert". Excerpts from "Nude" medley:

  1. "City Life"
  2. "Nude/Drafted"
  3. "Docks"
  4. "Beached"
  5. "Landscapes"
  6. "Changing places"
  7. "Reflections"
  8. "Captured"

The Last Farewell

  1. "The Birthday Cake"
  2. "Nude's Return"

Personnel[edit]

Camel
  • Andrew Latimer – guitars, vocals, flute, koto & various keyboards, lead vocals on "Please Come Home" and "Lies"
  • Colin Bass – bass, vocals, lead vocals on "City Life" and "Drafted"
  • Andy Ward – drums, percussion
Additional musicians
Production
  • Engineered by Tony Clark
  • Cover design by Mayblin/Shaw/Munday

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jehnzen, Daevid (2011). "Nude - Camel | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 

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