Author:Hamish Kuzminski / Andy Boot / Laura Shenton
I spy with my little eye something beginning with C – well, three things actually, Camel, Caravan and Curved Air, all bands who had their heyday in the halcyon years of the early seventies.
I have a lot of time for Camel – albums like Mirage, The Snow Goose, Moonmadness and Nude still make for some good listening. This book, which boasts an introduction from Steve Rothery of Marillion, takes an in depth look at the band’s fifty years and counting career, covering all fourteen studio albums, as they persevered against extreme adversity in the form of the dearth of founder Peter Bardens and the serious illness of Andy Latimer, to carve an enduring niche in British rock music. I really enjoyed relistening to the cream of their albums while gaining some interesting insight into the composition and recording of the key pieces of music. A good one for fans of this perennial band, and as the author mentions, it would be interesting to hear Steven Wilson tackle some of their early albums.
Was there ever a more English sounding band than Caravan? Their rather whimsical vocals and music often put me » Continue Reading.