Mirage (Camel album)

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Mirage
Camel-Mirage.jpg
Studio album by
Released1 March 1974 (1974-03-01)
RecordedNovember 1973
Studio
GenreProgressive rock
Length38:22
Label
ProducerDavid Hitchcock
Camel chronology
Camel
(1973)
Mirage
(1974)
The Snow Goose
(1975)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

Mirage is the second studio album by the English progressive rock band Camel, released on 1 March 1974. It features songs such as "The White Rider" and "Lady Fantasy". It is also a showcase for Andrew Latimer's flute, played in "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. Mick Rock shot the inner sleeve photo.[3]

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.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Freefall"Peter Bardens5:53
2."Supertwister" (instrumental)Bardens3:22
3."The White Rider"
a) "Nimrodel"
b) "The Procession"
c) "The White Rider"
Andrew Latimer9:17
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
4."Earthrise" (instrumental)Bardens, Latimer6:40
5."Lady Fantasy"
a) "Encounter"
b) "Smiles for You"
c) "Lady Fantasy"
Bardens, Latimer, Andy Ward, Doug Ferguson12:45
Bonus tracks on 2002 remaster
No.TitleLength
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

Personnel[edit]

Camel
Production
  • Produced by David Hitchcock
  • Engineered by Howard Kilgour and Bill Price

Release details[edit]

  • 1974, U.S., Janus Records
  • 1974, UK, Deram Records SML 1107, Release Date 1 March 1974, LP
  • 2002, UK, London 8829292, Release Date 3 June 2002, CD (remastered edition)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Camel-Mirage/release/619057
  2. ^ Jehnzen, Daevid. "Camel - Mirage (1974) album review at AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.discogs.com/Camel-Mirage/release/619057

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