|Camel - Alexandria, VA (The Lostbrook Tape Series - Volume 88)|
|Recorded at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, USA. Very good audience recording.
From the info file:
Camel - The Lostbrook Tape Series - Volume 88
I was on a break at work, browsing through the Weekend Section of the Washington Post, when I came across the Birchmere listings and saw this: 'Camel - Farewell Tour.' I almost fell out of my chair, then quickly convinced myself that it couldn't be 'my' Camel. Minutes later, after some quick research, I had tickets to see a band that I never dreamed I would see. There hadn't been many opportunities to see Camel in NY in the 70's, but I had missed them all and wasn't about to miss this one. I arrived at the Birchmere hours early and guaranteed myself a seat at Andy Latimer's feet. I've seen some great guitarists up close, but by the middle of 'Lady Fantasy,' my mouth was wide open and I'm pretty sure I was drooling.
June 30, 2003
Recording Equipment: Internal Mic>Panasonic RX-SR29 Tape Deck>(2)Maxell XLII 90>Alesis TapeLinkUSB>Audacity>WAV>FLAC
The analog Lostbrook tape capture is different from this DAT source:
Interestingly, unless there is a third source for this concert, I'm certain I saw the taper of the above torrent. A guy at my table noticed that I was taping and mentioned that he had a friend who was also recording. He started to point his friend out to me, but my 'taper radar' went off and I spotted him instantly. He was sitting the perfect distance from the stage, dead center, by himself, wearing a vest with lots of small pockets. I still remember the deadly serious look on his face. I would have recognized him anywhere.
I'm not calling this Lostbrook release 'uncirculated' because I sent copies to several people at my table. In return, I received a CD of the other taper's work. His is superior, but mine is still quite nice.
01 Introduction (1:06)
02 Lady Fantasy (12:07)
03 Unevensong (6:48)
04 Hymn To Her (5:58)
05 Echoes (8:41)
06 Drafted (5:00)
07 Rhayader>Rhayader Goes To Town (7:27)
08 Lunar Sea (8:30)
09 Another Night (6:58)
10 Ice (9:07)
11 Spirit Of The Water (3:18)
12 Fox Hill (9:25)
13 Arubaluba (6:59)
14 Mother Road (6:18)
15 For Today (14:21)
16 Never Let Go ((10:08)
Andrew Latimer - guitar, vocals
Colin Bass - bass, vocals
Tom Brislin - keyboards
Denis Clement - drums