Stationary Traveller

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Stationary Traveller
Camel-StationaryTraveller.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 13, 1984
RecordedRiverside Studios, England, Engineer, Dave Hutchins
GenreProgressive rock
Length42:14 (original)
48:36 (2004 re-release)
LabelDecca
ProducerAndy Latimer
Camel chronology
The Single Factor
(1982)
Stationary Traveller
(1984)
Dust and Dreams
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Stationary Traveller is the tenth studio album by English progressive rock band Camel. Like much of Camel's output, it is a concept album, in this case centering on the trials of East German refugees attempting to cross the Berlin Wall from East Berlin into West Berlin. The album also touches on the theme of politics between the two different government ideologies. It is the last Camel album to be recorded on the Decca label.

Track listings[edit]

All songs written by Andy Latimer and Susan Hoover, except where noted

Original Release (1984)[edit]

Side One
  1. "Pressure Points" (Latimer) – 2:10
    • Haydn Bendall - Fairlight synthesizer, mixing
    • Andy Latimer - all the other instruments, mixing
  2. "Refugee" – 3:47
    • Andy Latimer - guitar, lead vocals, piano, bass
    • Ton Scherpenzeel - accordion
    • Paul Burgess - drums
  3. "Vopos" – 5:32
    • Andy Latimer - guitar, lead vocals, piano, PPG, Juno 60 and Yamaha CS-80 synthesizers, Drumulator
    • Haydn Bendall - Fairlight synthesizer
    • Ton Scherpenzeel - Yamaha CS-80 and Prophet synthesizers
    • David Paton - bass
  4. "Cloak and Dagger Man" – 3:55
    • Andy Latimer - electric and 12-string guitars
    • Chris Rainbow - lead vocals
    • Ton Scherpenzeel - Prophet and Juno 60 synthesizers
    • David Paton - bass
    • Paul Burgess - drums
  5. "Stationary Traveller" (Latimer) – 5:34
    • Andy Latimer - electric and classical guitars, pan pipes, bass
    • Ton Scherpenzeel - Prophet, PPG and Juno 60 synthesizers, grand piano
    • Paul Burgess - drums
Side Two
  1. "West Berlin" – 5:10
    • Andy Latimer - guitar, lead vocals, bass
    • Ton Scherpenzeel - Prophet and PPG synthesizers, grand piano
    • Paul Burgess - drums
  2. "Fingertips" – 4:29
    • Andy Latimer - drumulator, lead vocals
    • Ton Scherpenzeel - Korg and PPG synthesizers, grand piano, organ
    • David Paton - fretless bass
    • Mel Collins - saxophone
  3. "Missing" (Latimer) – 4:22
    • Haydn Bendall - PPG voices
    • Andy Latimer - all the other instruments
  4. "After Words" (Ton Scherpenzeel) – 2:01
    • Ton Scherpenzeel - grand piano, Prophet synthesizer
  5. "Long Goodbyes" – 5:14
    • Andy Latimer - guitar, flute
    • Chris Rainbow - lead vocals
    • Ton Scherpenzeel - grand piano, Prophet synthesizer
    • David Paton - fretless bass
    • Paul Burgess - drums [2]

Camel Productions Digital Remaster (2004)[edit]

  1. "In the Arms of Waltzing Frauleins"
  2. "Refugee"
  3. "Vopos"
  4. "Cloak and Dagger Man"
  5. "Stationary Traveller"
  6. "West Berlin"
  7. "Fingertips"
  8. "Missing"
  9. "After Words"
  10. "Long Goodbyes"
  11. "Pressure Points" (bonus track, extended mix)

Cherry Red Records reissue (2009)[edit]

  1. "Pressure Points"
  2. "Refugee"
  3. "Vopos"
  4. "Cloak and Dagger Man"
  5. "Stationary Traveller"
  6. "West Berlin"
  7. "Fingertips"
  8. "Missing"
  9. "After Words"
  10. "Long Goodbyes"
  11. "In the Arms of Waltzing Frauleins" (bonus track)
  12. "Pressure Points" (bonus track, extended 12" single version)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Jehnzen, Daevid (2011). "Stationary Traveller - Camel | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 24 June 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.discogs.com/Camel-Stationary-Traveller/release/6183301