|Camel - The Bottom Line, Nagoya, Japan|
|Recorded at the Bottom Line, Nagoya, Japan. Excellent audience recording.
From the info file:
Camel Live At The Bottom Line
19 Mar 1997
I downloaded this great Camel show from the Harbour Of Tears tour from the Bootleg Archive hub and got in touch with the person spreading the recording on the hub and tried to find out something about the origin and the lineage, but without success.
All I can say is that it is a great sounding recording and my best guess would be it is either a very good audience recording with a very disciplined audience ;o) or a soundboard recording with some mics picking up audience sound. You hear clapping and yelling between the songs, and during the songs you don't hear anything from the audience.
I did not edit or remaster anything (the latter surely is not necessary).
You need a third CD for the encores (almost 25 minutes of music!), it doesn't fit on two CDs.
This is a great show, Camel really live up to their reputation of being a great live band. A complete Harbour Of Tears plus a great mixture of older classics also including some cuts from the Dust And Dreams album. The performance is as least equal to the 6 Apr 1997 Warsaw recording from the same tour which until now was the only one circulating. You can find the Warsaw boot here on DIME which is labelled as an FM broadcast. I think this recording from Nagoya has a more direct sound, it's a bit edgier, clearer.
So, this is due to my knowledge only the second recording from that tour surfacing. Enjoy!
Downloaded from dime in november 2007
Converted from ape to flac level 8 in january 2009
Hymn to Her
Rhayader Goes to Town
Spirit of the Water
Rose of Sharon
Irish Air (reprise)
Harbour of Tears
Send Home the Slates
Under the Moon
Watching the Bobbins
Eyes of Ireland
Running from Paradise
End of the Day
Coming of Age
The Hour Candle
Never Let Go
Foss Patterson: Keyboards
Colin Bass: Bass, Vocals
Dave Stewart : Drums
Andrew Latimer : Guitar, vocals