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Camel — Lady Fantasy
Album: Compact Compilation
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Released: 1975
Length: 12:39
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Listen very carefully, my words are about to unfold
Concerning a lady I've seen but I never could hold
I can see by your smile,
Take a long while,
The words that come through,
I see that they're true,
For she reminds me of you.

Don't misunderstand me, it's not always easy to say
The words in your head and your heart that you just can't explain
I can see clearly,
A face in the sky,
Moon's in your eye,
You're passing me by.
Tell me the reason why.

I can see clearly,
A face in the sky,
Moon's in your eye,
You're passing me by.

Saw you riding on a moon cloud,
Saw you walking on a whirlpool,
From the corner of my eye,
I saw you.

Saw you sitting on a sunbeam,
In the middle of my daydream,
Oh my Lady Fantasy,
I love you.
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Is there some plagiarism going on? Reminds me of something .... Winwood? Manzarek?

Eclectic....
 kcar wrote:

I don't recall hearing any CAmel at all Back In The Day--was the band a West Coast Thing? 

More of a SouthEast England thing :-)
Personally I prefer their more mellow introspective work like the Moon Madness album.
Camel Camel Camel!
How about playing the live version of "Never Let Go"?
Camel is making everyone dance in the kitchen! Please play more Bill!
I just listened to this cd (Mirage) on my way home from Christmas. Always loved this band (at least the older stuff).
nothing like a little face melting prog with my coffee....
 kingart wrote:
First time for me. 
Kind of a smorgasbord of rock and roll. 
Like The Allman Bros. had sex with ELP at Vanilla Fudge's house. 
 
"Like The Allman Bros. had sex with ELP at Vanilla Fudge's house. "



As long as you promise not to commit that image to film or photo, I'll   politely and hope you'll change the subject soon. 

I don't recall hearing any CAmel at all Back In The Day--was the band a West Coast Thing? Not sure I missed all that much. I'd lump them in with Blue Oyster Cult and Focus. 

I think kurtster has posted some songs or LPs by Camel in the "kurtster's Quiet Vinyl" of the RP Forum. A fine gentleman with interesting musical tastes--do check his top-notch work out.  
Allright! Hats off to RP for playing Camel. Camel -  a poor man's Pink Floyd - rocks. Saw them live in Copenhagen in the early 80s. Outstanding. 

Way to go RP! 
 kingart wrote:
First time for me. 
Kind of a smorgasbord of rock and roll. 
Like The Allman Bros. had sex with ELP at Vanilla Fudge's house. 

 
Spot on!
First time for me. 
Kind of a smorgasbord of rock and roll. 
Like The Allman Bros. had sex with ELP at Vanilla Fudge's house. 

If you, like me, are one of these weirdos who think it’s immoral not to pay for the music you listen to then prog rock, whatever its faults, represents outstanding value for money. Nearly 13 minuets of music for just 99p!


                     
The kind of song that makes you feel soooo gooooood when it stops ......
Went away. Came back, still bleating on.  etc etc.  Sorry fans, before my time this one, plus PSD seems to be broken and the office is weirdly quiet ...
 Baby_M wrote:
Did somebody say "camel"?

 
"WHA' WHA' WHA' WHA'?!!! YEAH BABE  (thanks Baby_M fun piece)
GawgaBoy:  You really should stop fondling your penis in public. 
Ah yes Bill, a long cut like this could get you an essential break you needed during late night shifts at the old disc spinning radio stations.

Followed by the shear terror when you hear the record get stuck and start repeating and you end up running back with your pants around your knees and a long strand of TP flying behind you.
Zappa?  The Doors?    

I hear a little Yes in this.  And a little Focus, the Dutch band. 

It is Camel, one of the most unappreciated British rock bands from back in the day.  
 ploba wrote:
christ does it ever end?

 
Yeah, as soon as you hit "Stop" or "PSD" buttons or mute. So why are you bitching?
 Foot wrote:

I'll say, try Pete Barden's Camel.  FYI - his solo stuff is pretty good too.

 
I have not thought about Peter Bardens until I read your comment.  I went to a Pete Bardens concert back in the early 1970's in Queens University Students Union, Belfast.  I did not know who he was but I remember being impressed with his musicianship if not particularly by his repertoire.
It's like a crappy version of the Doors with out the lyrics or poetry of Morrison. 
   wrote:
Sounds like Frank Zappa, except without the humor...or creativity...or Frank.

 
I KNOW MAN!!!  It really does, still fun rock though  : )
Good way to start a Monday morning.
This is Spinal Tap.
haven't heard this one in a long time! nice job{#Cheers}
Thanks!  I've been meaning to dive into this prog band for a long time, good to hear it on RP.  
Ahhhh Bill, we don't indulge you - you indulge us :)
 
It's all Proggy up in here!
christ does it ever end?
Did somebody say "camel"?
Andrew Latimer, one of the greatest musicians of our times.
 jagdriver wrote:
Not to be confused with Frampton's Camel.
 
I'll say, try Pete Barden's Camel.  FYI - his solo stuff is pretty good too.
 black321 wrote:


3/26/10   4/26/10

 


 

See ya!!! {#Wave}




 crockydile wrote:
Sounds like Frank Zappa, except without the humor...or creativity...or Frank.
 
Hey!  Stop dissing Zappa!

 zipper wrote:
such a waste of a spot in the RPlaylist.

yawn.

wake me up when this is over.


crockydile, That's a tad harsh.  
Sounds like Frank Zappa, except without the humor...or creativity...or Frank.
 gdignard wrote:
Posted: Feb 22, 2010 - 11:56
Posted: Jan 22, 2010 - 02:01
Posted: Dec 21, 2009 - 15:54
Posted: Nov 20, 2009 - 05:52
Posted: Oct 19, 2009 - 19:28

See everyone in a month!

 

3/26/10   4/26/10


And up next, Edgar Winter's Frankenstein on WRP, Classic Rock...:)

 unclehud wrote:
There's little better than well-played pompous 70's prog rock ...
 

7=>8

Is it pompous or simply earnest?

 



such a waste of a spot in the RPlaylist.
 6-Jags wrote:
Wow! How'd I miss this group in the 70's?
 
Me too?? And I listened to the local album rock stations of the time...KSFM and KZAP (well, my older brothers did, and me by osmosis :)

 michael_a_k wrote:

Indeed.. This song crept into my mind and I had a sort-of flashback into the seventies. But then the song just keeps going on too long and you wish it wasn't so sentimental. Still deserve an 8, imo.
 
 deadmessengers wrote:
I would have liked this when I was 19 and going through my progressive-rock phase.   Fortunately, I'm not 19 and going through my progressive-rock phase.   
 
Yeah. What these guys said. Except I actually remember it. (Vaguely, maybe.....) Or, maybe I just remember remembering it........I think. But it was real good then......wasn't it?

This is like one of those camel rides in the desert where you start wondering if the camel knows how to get back to base before your haemmorhoids kick in.
 I mean, it's not bad, just excruciatingly long for what it delivers.

Posted: Feb 22, 2010 - 11:56
Posted: Jan 22, 2010 - 02:01
Posted: Dec 21, 2009 - 15:54
Posted: Nov 20, 2009 - 05:52
Posted: Oct 19, 2009 - 19:28

See everyone in a month!

Wow! How'd I miss this group in the 70's?
 daveesh wrote:
i'm glad that little tag on the album cover reminds us that it contains over 1 hour of music because i would have bet the farm the this has been going on for at least three hours.
 


Just a tad ponderous.


awesome jam! RP plays alot of album only songs off of itunes store.
 
 deadmessengers wrote:
I would have liked this when I was 19 and going through my progressive-rock phase.   Fortunately, I'm not 19 and going through my progressive-rock phase.   
 
Indeed.. This song crept into my mind and I had a sort-of flashback into the seventies. But then the song just keeps going on too long and you wish it wasn't so sentimental. Still deserve an 8, imo.


i'm glad that little tag on the album cover reminds us that it contains over 1 hour of music because i would have bet the farm that this has been going on for at least three hours.

First listen. In fact, the first I have heard of them. At first it sounded dated and I suppose some parts still do.  There seems to be a lot going on within this song, and a fair amount of it I like. Progressive?  Pretty much seems that way to me.


trip OUT!! {#Good-vibes}
Acidtastic!    {#Daisy}
I would have liked this when I was 19 and going through my progressive-rock phase.   Fortunately, I'm not 19 and going through my progressive-rock phase.   
 WonderLizard wrote:
Lot of "Light My Fire"—bass and key solo—in this one.
 

Was trying to think what it reminded me of...
Not to be confused with Frampton's Camel.
 siskinbob wrote:
Now I'm in heaven. Saw these guys in concert...fabulous. By the way, giving my age away, I saw the original incarnation back in the 70's.
 
nevermind i was 15 hahaha when i saw them in 79{#Bananajam}

aaw nice taking me back an easy 30 years i've seen them live 
didnt recognize em at first but jammn like always{#Bananajam} 
This song was so cool it made me want to register. Wow!
...okay, i forgive today's lady gaga...  ;)

So Bill has progressive rock DJ roots, eh?

 

......

 

Thank goodness for that!  LOL!  (~12 minutes this one)



 RedGuitar wrote:
I think my fave Camel album is Mirage, from whence this cut comes.
 
Mirage is my favourite Camel album as well............{#Lol}
If this is from a compact compilation, I wonder how long the extended version is.
look for this instrument by Camel, Rhayadar.... its the first Camel song i ever heard and i looove it still
 
Marley wrote:
I'm liking what I'm hearing from this band. :)
 


There's little better than well-played pompous 70's prog rock ...
I'm liking what I'm hearing from this band. :)
I love pompous 70s prog!
...very nice - this one snuck up on me...
 zaknafein wrote:
This started out, and I thought "Oh geez, more pompous 70s prog". After a while though, it started to rock, and I began to like it.
 

I'm still waiting to turn the corner on "Lady Fantasy."  A 3 so far.  But wait, there's more. . . .
good stuff............. haven't heard this in a long time.
I just woke up from afterglow with my girl and Lady Fantasy came one,......I LOVE CAMEL.....i couldn't think of a better end to a wonderful day ;-)
I clicked on Artist Website and got the wiki page for camels.  -lol-
Lot of "Light My Fire"—bass and key solo—in this one.
 RadioDoc wrote:
Oh baby... :)

(thanks Bill!)

 
Don't know this.  Sweet.

This started out, and I thought "Oh geez, more pompous 70s prog". After a while though, it started to rock, and I began to like it.
Oh yes! Good, old fashioned ProgRock! Screw punk, this was the thing. I always knew I was right!
checks back after 3 phonecalls. camel still going strong...
Now I'm in heaven. Saw these guys in concert...fabulous. By the way, giving my age away, I saw the original incarnation back in the 70's.

I think my fave Camel album is Mirage, from whence this cut comes.
 robspeds wrote:
Sounds like Camel listened to Blue Oyster Cult's first three albums alot. We need more old Cult on RP!
 
Wow this one keeps on going...

Sounds like Camel listened to Blue Oyster Cult's first three albums alot. We need more old Cult on RP!
Wow - I actually thought this was Zappa's voice at the beginning, but the band wasn't right.
 
 freeform wrote:
um, hello?!?!?! 
Who the hell are Camel and where did they came from?
1975, yes, but thats like ages ago.... never heard of these guys.
LOVE IT!!

Again, again, thank you RP!
 
 
oh my god this brings back memories


um, hello?!?!?! 
Who the hell are Camel and where did they came from?
1975, yes, but thats like ages ago.... never heard of these guys.
LOVE IT!!

Again, again, thank you RP!
 
Thank you. Jesus. Thank you. Maybe not Jesus. Okay. Camel.
THIS is cool! And I never heard Camel before RP, so thanks again, B&R. (Should change my location to "Music Shelter" or sumpthin')


Oh baby... :)

(thanks Bill!)

Tux wrote:
More camel please, more Camel
Indeed! Rain Dances , Down on the Farm , Song Within a Song , Ice . . .
More camel please, more Camel