Camel Rain Dances
Record Collector (magazine): 4 stars out of 5 -- "RAIN DANCES saw the band exploring rockier soundscapes....The emphasis remains on instrumental canvases..."
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- Released: March 30, 2009
- Originally Released: 1977
- Label: Ume Imports
Record Collector (magazine) - p.804 stars out of 5 -- "RAIN DANCES saw the band exploring rockier soundscapes....The emphasis remains on instrumental canvases..."
- $0.99 on iTunes1.First Light
- $0.99 on iTunes2.Metrognome
- $0.99 on iTunes3.Tell Me
- $0.99 on iTunes4.Highways to the Sun
- $0.99 on iTunes5.Unevensong
- $0.99 on iTunes6.One of These Days I'll Get an Early Night
- $0.99 on iTunes7.Elke
- $0.99 on iTunes8.Skylines
- $0.99 on iTunes9.Rain Dances
- $0.99 on iTunes10.Highways to the Sun
- $0.99 on iTunes11.First Light - (live)
- $0.99 on iTunes12.Metrognome - (live)
- $0.99 on iTunes13.Unevensong - (live)
- $0.99 on iTunes14.Skylines - (live)
- $0.99 on iTunes15.Highways to the Sun - (live)
- $0.99 on iTunes16.One of These Days I'll Get an Early Night - (live)
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Personnel: Andy Latimer (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, 12-string guitar, strings, flute, panpipes, bass guitar, fretless bass, background vocals); Richard Sinclair (vocals); Fiona Hibbert (harp); Peter Bardens (strings, horns, piano, electric piano, Clavinet, mini-Moog synthesizer, talking drum); Martin Drover (trumpet, flugelhorn); Malcolm Griffiths (trombone); Andy Ward & Deep Josh (glockenspiel, drums, finger cymbals, percussion).
Photographer: Trevor Rogers.
The band's fifth release, Rain Dances is Camel at its best, offering the most consistent and representative package in their saga. The addition of Caravan-cofounder Richard Sinclair proves profitable, as do a few colorist touches by Brian Eno on "Elke." Mel Collins' woodwinds are among the highlights, especially on "Tell Me" and the title track. From beginning to end, this project flows gracefully. ~ Matthew Plichta