Re: Prog Rock Wednesdays
Camel "Rajaz" Utrecht, Holland, 2018
Andy Latimer (Camel's founder) is one of my all-time favorite musicians. Here he is at 70 years old, suffering with pneumonia, yet still performing to the delight of his fans. The emotion he pours into his singing, guitar playing (as well as his flute) is contagious. Andy's guitar style is more like David Gilmour's than most, as he focuses more on the feel and flow of the notes, bending, sustain, tremolo, etc., rather than speeding arpeggios and the like ... very appealing.
Formed in 1971, Camel has had some band members come and go, yet Andy's always been there. The group have produced 14 studio albums, just as many live ones, and continue to tour as health allows. Andy recovered from a serious bout with cancer about 10 years ago, but being the quintessential performer, "... the show must go on." This track is the title song from their 1999 album.
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