A Live Record

A Live Record is the first live album by the progressive rock band Camel, released in 1978. It is a double LP, composed of recordings from three different tours.

A Live Record
Live album by
ReleasedApril 1978
Recorded1974, 1975, 1976 & 1977 tours
GenreProgressive rock
Length97:14 (original release)
138:06 (2002 expanded and remastered edition)[1]
LabelDecca (original release and second reissue)
Deram (first reissue)
ProducerRhett Davies, Camel
Camel chronology
A Live Record
(1978)
Pressure Points: Live in Concert
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
SputnikMusic[3]

LP one features recordings from the Mirage tour in 1974, and the Rain Dances tour, in 1977. Tracks 1–4 on the LP are from the Rain Dances tour and 5–6 are from the Mirage tour.

LP 2 features the original line-up all the way, and is devoted to a complete performance of the band's instrumental concept album, The Snow Goose, during the tour for the album in 1975, performed with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, London, October 1975. The remastered edition released in 2002 contains eight additional tracks not released originally and the tracks in a different order.

Track listing of the 1978 release

LP One:Side A

  1. "Never Let Go" (Andrew Latimer) – 7:29
  2. "Song Within a Song" (Peter Bardens, Latimer) – 7:09
  3. "Lunar Sea" (Bardens, Latimer) – 9:01

LP One:Side B

  1. "Skylines" (Bardens, Latimer, Andy Ward) – 5:43
  2. "Ligging at Louis' " (Bardens) – 6:39
  3. "Lady Fantasy: Encounter/Smiles for You/Lady Fantasy" (Bardens, Doug Ferguson, Latimer, Ward) – 14:27
    • The above two tracks were recorded at the Marquee, London, October 1974.

LP Two:Side C

  1. "The Great Marsh" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 1:45
  2. "Rhayader" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 3:08
  3. "Rhayader Goes to Town" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 5:12
  4. "Sanctuary" (Latimer)  – 1:10
  5. "Fritha" (Latimer)  – 1:22
  6. "The Snow Goose" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 3:03
  7. "Friendship" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 1:39
  8. "Migration" (Latimer)  – 3:52
  9. "Rhayader Alone" (Latimer)  – 1:48

LP Two:Side D

  1. "Flight of the Snow Goose" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 2:59
  2. "Preparation" (Latimer)  – 4:11
  3. "Dunkirk" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 5:28
  4. "Epitaph" (Latimer)  – 2:34
  5. "Fritha Alone" (Latimer)  – 1:24
  6. "La Princesse Perdue" (Latimer)  – 4:44
  7. "The Great Marsh (Reprise)" (Bardens, Latimer)  – 2:27

Personnel

Track listing of the 2002 CD reissue by Universal Music / Decca Record Company

Disc One

  1. "First Light"  – 5:27 (previously unreleased)
  2. "Metrognome"  – 4:23 (previously unreleased)
  3. "Unevensong"  – 5:36 (previously unreleased)
  4. "Skylines"  – 5:43
  5. "A Song Within a Song"  – 7:09
  6. "Lunar Sea"  – 9:01
  7. "Rain Dances"  – 2:33 (previously unreleased)
  8. "Never Let Go"  – 7:29
  9. "Chord Change"  – 6:52 (previously unreleased)
  10. "Ligging at Louis' "  – 6:39
  11. "Lady Fantasy: Encounter/Smiles for You/Lady Fantasy"  – 14:27

Disc Two

All songs by Peter Bardens and Andrew Latimer.

  1. "Spoken Introduction by Peter Bardens" – 1:10 (previously unreleased)
  2. "The Great Marsh" – 1:45
  3. "Rhayader" – 3:08
  4. "Rhayader Goes to Town" – 5:12
  5. "Sanctuary" – 1:10
  6. "Fritha" – 1:22
  7. "The Snow Goose" – 3:03
  8. "Friendship" – 1:39
  9. "Migration" – 3:52
  10. "Rhayader Alone" – 1:48
  11. "Flight of the Snow Goose" – 2:59
  12. "Preparation" – 4:11
  13. "Dunkirk" – 5:28
  14. "Epitaph" – 2:34
  15. "Fritha Alone" – 1:24
  16. "La Princesse Perdue" – 4:44
  17. "The Great Marsh (Reprise)" – 2:27
  18. "The White Rider" – 8:48 (previously unreleased)
  19. "Another Night" – 6:35 (previously unreleased)

References

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