Camel - Amsterdam (Incomplete 1st Gen) (LDB Special Series #287)
Album info
Length  : 80:55
Format  : FLAC
Rating  : 5
Live  : Yes
Recording Date  : 07-09-1992
Track List
01 Never Let Go 06:50
02 Earthrise 08:39
03 Rhayader - Rhayader Goes to Town 07:47
04 Spirit of the Water 03:30
05 Unevensong 05:46
06 Echoes 07:37
07 Ice 09:55
08 City Life 05:09
09 Drafted 05:04
10 Dust Bowl 02:17
11 Go West 03:21
12 Dusted Out 02:08
13 Mother Road 03:31
14 Needles 03:23
15 Rose of Sharon 02:18
16 Rose of Sharon (cont.) 03:40

Recorded at the Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Good audience recording. Too bad it's incomplete.

From the info file:

LDB Special Series #287

Out of my 7,000+ shows and radio broadcasts, I have many concerts that were special for some reasons: the setlist, the musicians, the venue or unexpected events. These are the ones I'd like to propose you. Most of these come from my cassettes collection, so they will be released at a slower pace than my Master Series! But you won't be disappointed!
I will try to gather the most unusual things I have in my collection and, as always, your feedback and comments will be my reward for all the work involved in this project.

DO NOT share this music on mp3, just convert it for your own use. Sharing mp3's is the right way to make me stop sharing music here.

Finally, some notes about your truly ldb: I have been a fan of live music since I was 9 years old (that is where I attended my very first show, a PFM/De André gig at Milano's Palalido) and my first taped show was at 11 using a crappy portable cassette player with embedded microphone. I become more serious about taping in 1983 when I started to record every show. In 1991 I acquired my first Sony Professional and in 2000 I moved to MiniDisc to finally settle on R-09 in early 2008.

I have seen nearly 500 shows in my career. Most of them were taped but for others bad luck struck and I could not record it: on top of my mind there's a Paul McCartney show in 1993 in Milano where I was caught by the security or Porcupine Tree in Roma in March 1999 when the DAT machine would seem to work but listening back to the tape there would just be a long bunch of silence. Or during a Y.Malmsteen show where I got so annoyed that I left halfway through the show and erased the tape and finally on a PFM show in Milano in 2007 where I had to leave before the encore because the baby-sitter had to leave early that evening. Some other times I was very close not to tape or had to do it in extremely difficult situations: for the four Peter Gabriel shows at Earls Court in 1987 security was checking tapers with metal detector; at the David Gilmour comeback show in London in 2001 at RFH I had the security guy sitting next to me but I managed to tape the show without checking one single time my MiniDisc!

There was a time I was travelling anywhere in Europe to see shows, especially if there was no touring in Italy: I remember Rush in Paris in 1992 when the trio did not even know what Italy was. I have seen shows at stadiums (Genesis at Wembley) and in places with 30 people (Porcupine Tree in Milano in 1997); bands that would later become huge (Pearl Jam in a free show for 150 people) and masters of jazz (Miles Davis or Sarah Vaughan). Shows I will never forget (Pink Floyd at Versailles castle) and some I would rather forget (no comment...).

I truly believe that live music is what keeps music alive, what make us enjoying it together, what allow us to have deep feelings and transmit it to others. Studio records are nowadays 'commodities': you can buy online as anonymous wav files and listen in your iPod or at home. Live music will always imply an effort to buy the tix, travel to the venue, see the show, think about it when coming back home.

Amsterdam, Paradiso
September 7, 1992

01.Never Let Go
03.Rhayader / Rhayader Goes to Town
04.Spirit of the Water
08.City Life
10.Dust Bowl
11.Go West
12.Dusted Out
13.Mother Road
15.Rose of Sharon
16.Rose of Sharon (cont.)

TT 80:43

Lineage: Unknown recording device > 1st generation copy > Aiwa Tape Deck AD-WX828 > Creative Audigy SE > HD > SoundForge 7.0 > CD Wave > FLAC Frontend (level 6)

Andrew Latimer - guitars, flutes, keyboards, vocals
Colin Bass - bass, keyboards, vocals
Paul Burgess - drums
Mickey Simmonds - keyboards

I love Camel's comeback tour of the 90's! I think they just sounded perfect! And the dutch tour was probably the peak of their performances. Infact it was from one of those dates in Enschede their official live album. This stop at the Paradiso was just a couple of days far from that particular performance. Oh dear, what a great gig, the band was on fire!

Unfortunately what I have is just 80 minutes. I had the full set but I cannot bloody retrive part two and this drives me crazy! So I am offering what I have, and if you have the whole thing I will gladly delete this torrent.