Prog - - Ed's Letter - Alan Jones

Great fea­ture on Camel [Prog 90]. I never felt they got the recog­ni­tion they de­served back in the day. It in­spired me to dig out the Rain­bow’s End box set and have a good lis­ten. I think Dave Wil­liams was right though – they lacked a good singer (pos­si­ble ex­cep­tion of Richard Sin­clair) and I think it’s an on­go­ing prob­lem in prog: there are some great bands, old and new, who suf­fer in the vo­cal­ist depart­ment.

Still, you can’t fault Andy La­timer’s gui­tar play­ing – he re­minds a bit of Mr Hack­ett, and for me, the first four al­bums are up there with the best. I saw both the Moon­mad­ness and Rain Dances tours and they were fan­tas­tic live. And yes, I re­mem­ber the as­tro­camel… I had the badge!

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