Date:

Author:
Category:

A Live Record (1978) - Camel - Everything about the album ...

Long story short...

History of the album "A Live Record" (1978) - Camel

Camel is a British band known for their individual art-rock style, in which melodicism prevails over vocals. The band's first live recording was the double work "A Live Record", which included the best compositions recorded during three different tours.

The first part of "Live Recording" is filled with singles that the guys recorded during several of their tours. It also contains items taken from "Mirage" and "Rain Dances": the song "Never Let Go" from Latimer's debut album of the same name, and "Song Within a Song" from "Moonmadness". They were recorded in the capital of England at a major concert venue in autumn 1977. The record also includes the Camel singles "Lunar Sea", "Skylines", "Ligging at Louis" and "Lady Fantasy: Encounter/Smiles for You/Lady Fantasy".

The second LP is no less interesting. It contains a complete concept album of the band, based on the children's play "The Snow Goose". This very work was included in the programme of the guys' tour, which took place in 1975. When listening to it, everyone can appreciate the fruits of co-operation between the rock band and the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Bedford. The recording was made in 1975 at the Royal Concert Hall in London.

Album cover
Album cover

The inspiration for writing "White Rider" came from the fantasy novel "The Fellowship of the Ring" by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. The success of the work gave the rock band the idea to create a whole album, the basis of which would be this outstanding literary work. Initially the tie-in was to the short story "Siddhartha" written by Hermann Hesse.

Camel even created several compositions on this theme. But after a while, a new source of inspiration appeared - the novel "Snow Goose". The band turned to the author, Paul Gallico, with a request for help in composing lyrics for the album, but the writer's reaction was extremely inadequate. He stated that he accepts only one thing called "Camel" - and that is cigarettes. As it is easy to guess, Gallico refused. And he also wasn't too lazy to file a petition with the court, asking for a ban on the use of his work for the title of a music album. For this reason, the work was renamed "Music Inspired by The Snow Goose".

Today "Snow Goose" is the best available recording of the art-rock band. In terms of sound it is not inferior to the studio variation. Only applause and applause in between the compositions speak about the fact that the work is a concert work.

Interview with members of the band Manapart

Manapart band: interviews and interesting facts Recently we told you about the interesting and amazing Russian-Armenian rock band MANAPART, which is already capturing the hearts of heavy music fans...

Russian-Armenian rock conquers hearts: MANAPART release new album "Red"

The band MANAPART presented a new album "Red". Why is it worth listening to? Rock is an amazing thing! It can be "glamourous", southern, symphonic.... And even Russian-Armenian! And if...

'Pretty Woman With A Secret': Debbie Harry's 'Blondie' Secrets She Long Hid From Fans

Debbie Harry: facts about her personal life and career Debbie Harry is unfortunately a rarity: a surviving 78-year-old punk scene icon whose career developed during the era of...

'Life's Been Good': Joe Walsh shares the true meaning of 'Life's Been Good'

What is the true meaning of the song "Life Is Good" by Joe Walsh Joe Walsh has managed to write and record a lot of good music in his long, dazzling career! That said -.

The story behind the song "Is This Love" by the magnificent Bob Marley

How the delightfully romantic tune "Is This Love" was born "Is This Love" is a world-famous reggae love song that became one of Bob's biggest hits....

"I so want the summer to never end..." - Talking about Alla Pugacheva's "Starry Summer"

We remember Alla Pugacheva's summer hit - all about the song "Leto, ah leto..." 1978 "Starry Summer" - this is the beautiful name of the famous hit by Alla...

"One Nation Under the Groove": the story of the legendary funk band Funkadelic's hit song

How did Funkadelic record one of the most famous funk hits in history? All about "One Nation Under a Groove". "One Nation Under a Groove" is a legendary song by the band ...

Old Time Rock & Roll (1978) - Bob Seeger - All about the song

The story of Bob Seeger's legendary hit "Old Time Rock & Roll"! "Old Time Rock & Roll" is Bob Seeger's famous hit recorded for his album Stranger...

Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love (1978) - Van Halen - All About the Song ...

Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love (Van Halen): Song history + Mixed Up Everything version "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" is an iconic track from the band's debut album Van...

Top 10 sad rock songs

A selection of the best rock songs about long distance sadness ... Along with love, loneliness and sadness have always been popular topics for songwriting. Revealing the issue of sadness over...

Top 10 greatest hits of the 70s

Rock hits of the 70s: a selection from a decade of musical experimentation The 70s is an amazing cultural layer of civilisation. And first of all in terms of music. It was a powerful breakthrough,...

10 vocal songs by Sammy Hagar.

Sammy Hagar: 10 Vocal Performances of the Red Rocker The inimitable Sammy Hagar is one of those outstanding and undeniable talents who can work wonders with his voice. The vocal ...
Recommended

Russian-Armenian rock conquers hearts: MANAPART release new album "Red"

The band MANAPART presented a new album "Red". Why is it worth listening to? Rock is an amazing thing! It can be "glamourous", southern, symphonic.... And even Russian-Armenian! And if...

The Rolling Stones return with Hackney Diamonds - First Album in 7 years

The Rolling Stones' Hackney Diamonds album: review, tracks, facts Despite their cult status, this band hasn't been heard from in a while - well, if...

A turning point within Pink Floyd that turned into success and the subsequent split of the band

The moment when Pink Floyd had a split in Pink Floyd Pink Floyd is one of the most original and unique bands of classic rock. The work of this band is difficult to characterise: it is...

Rainbow's latest album: a masterpiece that was "heard" years later

"And that's it, that's it, we should have done it sooner": talking about the Stranger In Us All album that didn't get the attention it deserved at the time Ritchie Blackmore...

"What's the offence?": James Hetfield's unloved songs from The Black Album

Songs from the Black Album that James Hetfield doesn't like Every artist has those hit pieces in their catalogue that the public insanely likes, but totally don't...

"This is not love" - the most "fashionable" album of the band "Kino"

"This is not love": history of creation, public reaction, meaning of each song "Kino" is a legendary Soviet rock band of the 80s, led and inspired by Viktor Tsoi. The band combined in...

The last album the Zeppelins released together.

Led Zeppelin albums they released at the end of their career Led Zeppelin is a legendary British rock band born in September 1968 in London. Their oeuvre...

Suzi Quatro's top five albums according to Fuzz Music magazine

Top 5 best Suzi Quatro albums Suzi Quatro is an American rock legend, vocalist, bassist, songwriter, producer, actress and radio host. She was born on 3 June 1950,...

"Trial by Fire" is the debut live album by virtuoso virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen from the USSR

Rising Force's "Trial By Fire" album: prehistory, concerts in the USSR, recording, conflicts in the band Yngwie Malmsteen is a legendary guitar virtuoso, multi-instrumentalist and composer from Sweden and...