Mirage (Camel album)

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Studio album by Camel
Released 1 March 1974 (1974-03-01)
Recorded November 1973
Genre Progressive rock
Length 38:22
Producer David Hitchcock
Camel chronology
The Snow Goose
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
SputnikMusic 5/5 stars [2]

Mirage is the second studio album by the English progressive rock band Camel, released on March 1, 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
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Freefall"   Peter Bardens 5:53
2. "Supertwister" (instrumental) Bardens 3:22
3. "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider"   Andrew Latimer 9:17
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
4. "Earthrise" (instrumental) Bardens, Latimer 6:40
5. "Lady Fantasy"
a) "Encounter"
b) "Smiles for You"
c) "Lady Fantasy"  
Bardens, Latimer, Andy Ward, Doug Ferguson 12:45
Bonus tracks on 2002 remaster
No. Title Length
6. "Supertwister" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974) 3:14
7. "Mystic Queen" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974) 6:09
8. "Arubaluba" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974) 7:44
9. "Lady Fantasy: Encounter/Smiles for You/Lady Fantasy" (Original Basing Street Studios Mix - November 1973) 12:59


  • Andrew Latimer – guitars, flute, vocals on "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider" and "Lady Fantasy"
  • Peter Bardens – organ, piano, Minimoog, Mellotron, Fender piano, Clavinet, vocals on "Freefall" and "Lady Fantasy"
  • Doug Ferguson – bass, vocals on "Lady Fantasy"
  • Andy Ward – drums, percussion
  • 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)


  1. ^ Jehnzen, Daevid. "Mirage - Camel | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 December 2011. 
  2. ^ [1]

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