Camel - Nijmegen
Album info
Length  : 90:16
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 5
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 12-11-1978
Track List
Nijmegen (Disc 1) 44:45
01 Lunar Sea 11:49
02 Earthrise - Unevensong 09:09
03 Song within a Song 07:25
04 Sleeper 05:38
05 Summer Lightning 06:15
06 Tell Me 04:29
Nijmegen (Disc 2) 45:31
01 Rhayadar 04:02
02 Rhayadar Goes to Town 12:41
03 Echoes 05:49
04 Echoes (cont.) 02:29
05 Never Let Go 10:53
06 One of These Days I'll Get an Early Night 09:37

Recorded at the Vereeniging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Nice audience recording. The correct date is: 12 November 1978.

From the info file:


11th December 1978
De Vereeniging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Aud, B, 85min

Poor recording, but an unusual setlist running order, with the concert beginning with Lunar Sea, more commonly played as an encore. From the recording, this seems authentic, as there is no obvious tape edit indicating a mixup in the editing.

I've seen this concert listed as either 12th November or 11th December, presumably resulting from a 11/12-12/11 mixup. Which is it? The November date would make sense in terms of the band's itinerary, that date falling between the 9th in Basle, Switzerland, and the 18th Tours, France. However the December date is the commonly listed one. It is possible that the date was added to the end of the tour for some reason, and that may also explain the unusual setlist.

If anyone has further insight into this, please comment!

Disc 1:
1. Lunar Sea
2. Earthrise > Unevensong
3. Song within a Song
4. Sleeper
5. Summer Lightning
6. Tell Me

Disc 2:
1. Rhayadar >
2. Rhayadar Goes to Town
3. Echoes
4. unreleased song
5. Never Let Go
6. One of These Days I'll Get an Early Night

Andrew Latimer Guitars, flute, vocals
Andy Ward Drums, percussions
Mel Collins Saxophones, flute
Richard Sinclair Bass, vocals
Dave Sinclair Keyboards
Jan Schelhaas Keyboards

Date confirmation:

#3135938 by beyondyour at 2009-03-15 16:40:57 GMT

I've always found the calyx (Cantabury) site to be a treasure trove of accurate information.
The opinion there is the November date and the details that Caravan and Michael Chapman were also on the bill adds a good deal of authenticity IMO:
[12] Nijmegen (Netherlands), Vereeniging [also: Michael Chapman] [Camel]

#3136338 by urich21 at 2009-03-15 18:57:11 GMT

Definitely 12 November - this is from the Dutch magazine OOR.

PS: re: the above post, Caravan were *not* on the bill. It's a Caravan chronology, but the Camel dates for 1978-79 are included because Caravan were inactive and there were several members of Caravan in Camel at the time.