Never Let Go (song)

"Never Let Go" is the first single released by the progressive rock band, Camel in November 1972.[1] The B-side of the single is the Peter Bardens song "Curiosity". It is from their debut album Camel (1973),[2] and is considered their most memorable and well-known song. In addition to the single version (which is shortened from the album version), the band has recorded versions of the song for three different live albums, and it was featured on a compilation. It is considered the band's most popular live song.[3] The songwriting is credited to guitarist Andrew Latimer.

"Never Let Go"
Single by Camel
from the album Camel
ReleasedFebruary 1973 (album)
November 1972 (single)
Recorded15–26 August 1972
Morgan Studios, London
GenreProgressive rock, art rock
Songwriter(s)Andrew Latimer


The song starts with Latimer repeatedly playing a ten-second riff four times as other instruments fill the song. Then comes the first verse, where Peter Bardens sings. There is a short instrumental break, and then comes the second verse, with Bardens singing again. Afterward, there is a long keyboard solo by Bardens, and then comes the last verse. After the last verse, there is a guitar solo by Latimer until the song fades out.


The song is also the title track of the band's 1993 live double CD, Never Let Go, recorded in the Netherlands.


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