Lunar Sea: An Anthology 1973-1985

Lunar Sea: An Anthology 1973-1985

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This double-CD set more or less supplants -- though in some ways it also enhances -- the 1993 compilation Echoes: The Retrospective. With a slightly longer running time and a fair difference in song content; though the same number of tracks, the overlap between the two is surprisingly limited. Gone are "Unevensong," "Breathless," "Skylines," the studio versions of "Lunar Sea" and "West Berlin," and "City Life," among other tracks -- in their place as "Stationary Traveler," "Long Goodbyes," "Slow Yourself Down," "Nimrodel," "The Great Marsh," and "Spirit of the Water," plus live renditions of "Lunar Sea" and "West Berlin." The sound here is also improved somewhat, although Echoes was very good in that department as well, and, to be fair, there's a limited amount that one can do with the earliest recordings in terms of raising the fidelity. The annotation is extremely thorough, and the overall quality of the package makes a worthy addition to any Camel collection, as well as a good introduction to the band for the uninitiated.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/30/2001
Label: Universal I.S.
UPC: 0042288299523
catalogNumber: 8829952
Rank: 13762

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Camel   Primary Artist
Kit Watkins   Keyboards
Phil Collins   Percussion
London Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Anthony Phillips   12-string Bass Guitar
David Bedford   Conductor
Rupert Hine   Background Vocals
Duncan Mackay   Keyboards
Simon Phillips   Drums
Chris Rainbow   Keyboards,Vocals
Ton Scherpenzeel   Keyboards,Prophet Synthesizer,Piano (Grand)
David Paton   Bass
Peter Bardens   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Mellotron,Pipe organ,Moog Bass
Colin Bass   Bass
Eddie "Bongo" Brown   Conga
Paul Burgess   Percussion,Drums
Richie Close   Keyboards,Prophet 5
Mel Collins   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Saxophone
Brian Eno   Bells,Mini Moog
Doug Ferguson   Bass
Chris Green   Cello
Andy Latimer   Organ,Flute,Guitar,Electric Piano,Recorder,Vocals,Clavinet,Koto,Fretless Bass Guitar,Pipe organ,Mini Moog,Synthesizer Strings,Pan Pipes
Jan Schelhaas   Keyboards
Richard Sinclair   Bass,Vocals
Andy Ward   Percussion,Drums
John Brown   Leader

Technical Credits

Camel   Producer
David Bedford   Arranger
Rupert Hine   Producer,Sequencers
Haydn Bendall   Producer
Tony Clark   Producer
Rhett Davies   Producer
Mick Glossop   Producer
David Hitchcock   Producer
Andy Latimer   Producer
Bill Price   Engineer
Dave Williams   Producer
Phil Smee   Packaging
Mark Powell   Liner Notes,Tape Research

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