CAMEL: Nude LP Gatefold UK 1981 Decca records. 1st PRESS UK LP-GAMA / DECCA BOXED SKL 5323. Vinyl in excellent condition. Classic progressive conceptual rock. Pink Floyd, Genesis. Check audio + album audio review + a great documentary video detailing the History of Camel


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English progressive rock group formed in 1971 with an original lineup of Andrew Latimer (guitar, flute, vocals), Peter Bardens (keyboards, synths, vocals), Doug Ferguson (bass, vocals) and Andy Ward (drums. percussion).  Nude is a concept album released by English progressive rock band Camel in 1981. It was their eighth studio album. The album is based on a true story of a Japanese soldier (Hiroo Onoda) marooned on an island in World War II who doesn’t know that the war is over. “Nude” derives from his family name “Onoda”. The albums lyrics were mainly written by Susan Hoover, except “Please Come Home”, which was written by Andrew Latimer. It was the last Camel album to feature original drummer Andy Ward.

Camel   Nude
Label: Decca  SKL 5323
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold. Vinyl in excellent condition (visual inspection).    1st PRESS UK LP-GAMA / DECCA BOXED-SKL 5323-PROGRESSIVE ROCK
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Genre: Prog Rock
A1 City Life
A2 Nude
A3 Drafted
A4 Docks
A5 Beached
A6 Landscapes
B1 Changing Places
B2 Pomp & Circumstance
B3 Please Come Home
B4 Reflections
B5 Captured
B6 The Homecoming
B7 Lies
B8 The Last Farewell: The Birthday Cake / Nudes Return

Phonographic Copyright (p) Gama Records Limited

Producer Camel, Haydn Bendall, Tony Clark

1981 GAMA Records Ltd.
Made in England

5.0 out of 5 stars A Thoughtful Classic !
This not an album to listen to in the background. Rather, its one to savour, to try to understand what the story is all about.
I feel that as time went on, Camels music became a little more thoughtful and considered. By this time, Mr Latimer and co. didn’t need to show off their considerable technical prowess with their instruments all the time. Instead, they could use their skills to convey a message, or story, in what they were playing. Anyway, the first wave of the Punk explosion had been and gone by this time and it must have left huge shockwaves for the “prog” bands that were still together.
There is a deeply moving story played out here. One which I’ve returned to regularly over the years. I won’t go into reams about it, just to ask you to buy this LP, open the gate-fold LP cover and read the story (and lyrics) contained within. Its well worth the effort, I assure you…

5.0 out of 5 stars the best
Camels first concept album since 1975s snow Goose’, this is one of their finest works, combining an interesting and poignant story with magnificent melodies and impeccable playing. By this time Camels progressive style had become deeply unfashionable in New Wave Britain, and consequently this marvellous piece of mainly instrumental music, as good as anything produced in Progs’ 70s heyday, was ignored by critics and most of the buying public. Nevertheless, it has always been highly regarded by Camels fans. It was the last Camel album to feature the distinctive and inventive drumming of founder member Andy Ward, and as such is a fitting tribute to his great contribution to Camels sound over the years. Excellent from start to finish.

5.0 out of 5 stars Gives me goose bumps just thinking about it!,
I have had this on vinyl for many years and it has always been a favorite. I cannot get this in North America, so I am ordering it from this UK site. I saw them play this set at the Hammersmith Odeon. The theatre was full of bikers in leather jackets (mostly guys). I can only say that the stage scenes were wonderful, the music beautiful and it was amazing to see so many tough men sit in awe and in silence as they watched a much underestimated British progressive rock band perform flawlessly. The album is excellent, the musicianship fantastic and I cannot wait to have this to put in my turntable

5.0 out of 5 stars Top ten desert island album
This is the album that first introduced me to Camel and what a one to get started with. Reflections still plays in my mind even after 10 years – its so hauntingly relaxing. If I was stranded on an island, this is the one I’d take with me. Perfect, absolutely perfect and so typically Camel – but only better!

5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless,
It is a pure melodic delight form start to finish. Dark room, eyes closed and let the music do the rest.


5.0 out of 5 stars Corking!
What the concept album is all about! Superb, original, serious, grown-up rock music. Based on the story of someone left behind by war, the pivotal point of the album is summed up in the lyric, “Tell me no lies, has peace arrived?” Look around you. This is no kind of joke.

5.0 out of 5 stars To me the best Camel album, even better than Snow Goose. Fantastic atmosphere and dramatic moods : a couple of songs are masterpieces.

Everything you wanted to know about Camel and weren’t afraid to ask; The History of Camel told in interviews with Latimer, Bardens, Ward and voice content from Ferguson; excerpts from concerts throughout their career including rare and never-before-seen footage, live BBC in-studio footage and excerpts from concert performances:


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