|Camel - Live Collection|
|Collection of live recordings, I'm not certain about most of the dates and venues. See info file below for details.
Lineage: CD-R from trade (see info file below) > EAC (secure) > TLH > flac.
From the info file:
I received this CD-R in a trade. The disc contained one audio track of 69 minutes and 57 seconds.
I believe this is a transfer from a tape that contained several Camel live recordings.
Even though the disc was labeled 'Tokyo 1979-01-23', I think that just the last few songs are really from that date (but I'm not sure - maybe more is from this date).
See more detailed info below; if you have more info about any of these recordings, please let me know. :)
This is what I did:
Ripped the audio CD using EAC (secure).
Tracked the WAV file using CD Wave.
Encoded all WAV files to FLAC level 6 using TLH.
00 Another Night (removed)
01 Lunar Sea
02 One Of These Days
04 Rhayader Goes To Town
05 Skylines (fades out)
07 Never Let Go
08 Unevensong (cuts)
09 Song Within A Song
10 The Sleeper
The large WAV file started with the offical track 'Another Night', taken from the Moonmadness LP.
So I removed that one.
This track sounds very good. Sounds like it was taken from an LP. At the end we hear the intro of 'Epitaph' but this fades out pretty quick.
There's a little hiss present on this track. Andy (I think it's Andy) announces OOTD as follows:
'To end this week's show we have a number from the incredible new album, which is quite amazing, the album called 'Rain Dances' and this is a track called 'One Of These Days [yawns] I'll Get An Early Night''.
Also a little hiss, but probably from another source than track 02. Right after the flute solo, about just over a minute into the song, Peter (I think it's him) makes a small mistake playing a wrong note.
Track 04 - 05:
From the same source as Track 03. After RGTT you hear a small 'Thank you'.
Skylines fades out.
Starts with a strange noise, I guess it's the tape recorder's 'pause' button. Also, there's a kind of noise present that makes me think this was recorded from a TV broadcast.
Andy announces 'Echoes' as follows:
'Thank you. [..?..] Okay, we'd like to stay with the 'Breathless' album now, [..?..] This is a song called 'Echoes''.
Starts with the same strange 'pause button' noise again. Probably from the same source as the previous track. Andy says:
'Thank you. Thanks very much, [this is?] really nice. Unfortunately we've come to the end of the set now, we're gonna finish with a tune from our very first record and this is a thing entitled 'Never Let Go''.
The track has quite a lengthy drum solo.
Again, the 'pause button' noise, but this track sounds different than the previous ones. The beginning of the track is cut, and there's a cut in the middle of the track as well.
At the end, Andy says something in Japanese (I guess) :) so this track may be from 'Tokyo 1979-01-23', as was written on the disc.
Andy says (after the track):
'Thank you. 'Gamba Wah Gamu Gachi' (?) Many thanks and welcome to this last of our Camel concerts in Japan, and I'd like to take the opportunity to thank everybody who we've played to, making it a very enjoyable experience, it's been very nice. And without more ado, we're gonna carry on with a song from our 'Moonmadness' album and this is called 'Song Within A Song'. Thank you'.
From the same source as Track 08. Probably 'Tokyo 1979-01-23'.
At the end, I believe it's Colin who says:
'Thank you. Thanks very much. We'd like to play a new song for you now, this is an instrumental from the 'Breathless' album and it's called 'Sleeper'. And straight after that we'd like to play you something from 'Mirage', also an instrumental, featuring Mel and Andy, which is called 'Supertwister'.
From the same source as the previous tracks. After the song there's a very quick fade-out, so there's no 'Supertwister'.
Tracks 8-10 *are* from 'Tokyo 1979-01-23'. I received another recording from this date which has the same announcements between the tracks. The other recording is (more) complete but has a different SQ (not necessarily 'better' or 'worse', but different, I guess it's a matter of taste).