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Album: Moonmadness [2 CD Deluxe Edition]
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Aristillus Instrumental Version More Info... 1:57
2)    Song Within A Song More Info... 7:13
3)    Chord Change Instrumental Version More Info... 6:42
4)    Spirit Of The Water More Info... 2:06
5)    Another Night Album Version More Info... 6:53
6)    Air Born More Info... 5:02
7)    Lunar Sea Instrumental Studio Version More Info... 9:08
8)    Another Night Single Version More Info... 3:23
9)    Spirit Of The Water Demo Version More Info... 2:12
10)    Lunar Sea "Live At The Hammersmith Odeon" Instrumental Version More Info... 9:50
  Disc 2
1)    Song Within A Song Live At The Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 7:14
2)    Excerpt From The Snow Goose (First Three Tracks) Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 10:42
3)    Air Born Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 4:59
4)    Chord Change Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 6:50
5)    The White Rider Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 8:52
6)    Preparation / Dunkirk Live At The Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 / Instrumental Version More Info... 9:22
7)    Another Night Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 6:28
8)    Lady Fantasy Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 16:06
 

Album: Moonmadness [2 CD Deluxe Edition]
# Song Title   Time
  Disc 1
1)    Aristillus Instrumental Version More Info... 1:57
2)    Song Within A Song More Info... 7:13
3)    Chord Change Instrumental Version More Info... 6:42
4)    Spirit Of The Water More Info... 2:06
5)    Another Night Album Version More Info... 6:53
6)    Air Born More Info... 5:02
7)    Lunar Sea Instrumental Studio Version More Info... 9:08
8)    Another Night Single Version More Info... 3:23
9)    Spirit Of The Water Demo Version More Info... 2:12
10)    Lunar Sea "Live At The Hammersmith Odeon" Instrumental Version More Info... 9:50
  Disc 2
1)    Song Within A Song Live At The Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 7:14
2)    Excerpt From The Snow Goose (First Three Tracks) Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 10:42
3)    Air Born Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 4:59
4)    Chord Change Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 6:50
5)    The White Rider Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 8:52
6)    Preparation / Dunkirk Live At The Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 / Instrumental Version More Info... 9:22
7)    Another Night Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 6:28
8)    Lady Fantasy Live At Hammersmith Odeon / 1976 More Info... 16:06
 
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Performer Notes
  • Audio Mixers: Ben Wiseman ; Mark Powell.
  • Liner Note Author: Mark Powell.
  • Recording information: Basing Street Studios, London, England (01/??/1976-04/14/1976); Hammersmith Odeon, London, England (01/??/1976-04/14/1976).
  • Abandoning the lovely soundscapes of Snow Goose, Camel delved into layered guitar and synthesizers similar to those of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here on the impressive Moonmadness. Part of the reason behind the shift in musical direction was the label's insistence that Camel venture into more commercial territory after the experimental Snow Goose, and it is true that the music on Moonmadness is more akin to traditional English progressive rock, even though it does occasionally dip into jazz-fusion territory with syncopated rhythms and shimmering keyboards. Furthermore, the songs are a little more concise and accessible than those of its predecessor. That doesn't mean Camel has abandoned art. Moonmadness is indeed a concept album, based loosely on the personalities of each member -- "Chord Change" is Peter Bardens, "Air Born" is Andy Latimer, "Lunar Sea" is Andy Ward and "Another Night" is Doug Ferguson. Certainly, it's a concept that is considerably less defined than that of Snow Goose, and the music isn't quite as challenging, yet that doesn't mean that Moonmadness is devoid of pleasure. In fact, with its long stretches of atmospheric instrumentals and spacy solos, it's quite rewarding. ~ Daevid Jehnzen
Professional Reviews
Record Collector (magazine) (p.80) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] concept set...throwing in some grand, Oldfield-like instrumental pomp."
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