Rain Dances

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For dances intended to invoke rain, see Rainmaking (ritual).
Rain Dances
Studio album by Camel
Released 17 September 1977
Recorded February–August 1977 at Basing Street Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, jazz fusion
Length 44:57
Label Gama/Decca
Producer Rhett Davies and Camel
Camel chronology
Moonmadness
(1976)
Rain Dances
(1977)
Breathless
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Progrography review [2]

Rain Dances is the fifth studio album by English progressive rock band Camel. It was released in 1977 on Gama Records/Decca Records, and brought a major change to the band's lineup, by replacing bassist Doug Ferguson with ex-Caravan member Richard Sinclair and by adding saxophonist Mel Collins, formerly of King Crimson.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "First Light" (Peter Bardens, Andrew Latimer) – 5:01
  2. "Metrognome" (Bardens, Latimer) – 4:15
  3. "Tell Me" (Bardens, Latimer) – 4:06
  4. "Highways of the Sun" (Bardens, Latimer) – 4:29
Side two
  1. "Unevensong" (Bardens, Latimer, Andy Ward) – 5:35
  2. "One of These Days I'll Get an Early Night" (Bardens, Mel Collins, Latimer, Richard Sinclair, Ward) – 5:53
  3. "Elke" (Latimer) – 4:26
  4. "Skylines" (Bardens, Latimer, Ward) – 4:24
  5. "Rain Dances" (Bardens, Latimer) – 3:01
CD bonus track
  1. "Highways of the Sun" (Single edit) (Bardens, Latimer)
2009 Expanded & Remastered Edition
  1. "Highways of the Sun" (Single version) – 4:00
  2. "First Light" (Live; taken from BBC "Sight and Sound" in Concert October 1, 1977) – 5:01
  3. "Metrognome" (Live; taken from BBC "Sight and Sound" in Concert October 1, 1977) – 4:55
  4. "Unevensong" (Live; taken from BBC "Sight and Sound" in Concert October 1, 1977) – 5:47
  5. "Skylines" (Live; taken from BBC "Sight and Sound" in Concert October 1, 1977) – 5:36
  6. "Highways to the Sun" (Live; taken from BBC "Sight and Sound" in Concert October 1, 1977) – 4:59
  7. "One of These Days I'll Get an Early Night" (Live; taken from BBC "Sight and Sound" in Concert October 1, 1977) – 4:12

Personnel[edit]

Camel
Additional personnel
Production

Release details[edit]

  • 1977, UK, Gama/Decca, Release date: September 1977, LP
  • 1991, UK/GER, Deram, Release date: August 26, CD (w. bonus track)
  • 2004, UK, London 8207252, Release date: February 2, 2004, CD (remastered version)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plichta, Mathew (2011). "Rain Dances - Camel | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "RAIN DANCES". connollyco.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011.