Mirage (Camel album)

Mirage is the second studio album by the English progressive rock band Camel, released on 1 March 1974. It features songs such as "The White Rider" and "Lady Fantasy". It is also a showcase for Andrew Latimer's flute, played in "Supertwister".

Studio album by
Released1 March 1974 (1974-03-01)
RecordedNovember 1973
GenreProgressive rock
ProducerDavid Hitchcock
Camel chronology
The Snow Goose
Professional ratings
Review scores

There are five tracks on Mirage, two over 9 minutes. Those two are multi-part songs: "Lady Fantasy" and "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider", the latter being about The Lord of the Rings. The album was released on Gama Records/Deram Records. Mick Rock shot the inner sleeve photo.[1]


The album was voted no. 51 in the Top 100 Prog albums of All Time by readers of Prog magazine in 2014.

Prog Sphere considered Mirage to be the band's best album, writing that it is a prog classic that should be owned by anyone that is a fan of progressive rock.[3]

Track listing

Side one
1."Freefall"Peter Bardens5:53
2."Supertwister" (instrumental)Bardens3:22
3."The White Rider"
a) "Nimrodel"
b) "The Procession"
c) "The White Rider"
Andrew Latimer9:17
Side two
4."Earthrise" (instrumental)Bardens, Latimer6:40
5."Lady Fantasy"
a) "Encounter"
b) "Smiles for You"
c) "Lady Fantasy"
Bardens, Latimer, Andy Ward, Doug Ferguson12:45
Bonus tracks on 2002 remaster
6."Supertwister" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974)3:14
7."Mystic Queen" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974)6:09
8."Arubaluba" (Recorded Live at The Marquee Club - 30 October 1974)7:44
9."Lady Fantasy: Encounter/Smiles for You/Lady Fantasy" (Original Basing Street Studios Mix - November 1973)12:59


  • Produced by David Hitchcock
  • Engineered by Howard Kilgour and Bill Price

Release details

  • 1974, U.S., Janus Records
  • 1974, UK, Deram Records SML 1107, Release Date 1 March 1974, LP
  • 2002, UK, London 8829292, Release Date 3 June 2002, CD (remastered edition)


  1. "Mirage". Discogs.
  2. Jehnzen, Daevid. "Camel - Mirage (1974) album review at AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  3. Prog Sphere (22 May 2017). "CAMEL Albums Ranked". Prog.
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