Camel are an English progressive rock band formed in 1971. An important group in the Canterbury scene, they have been releasing studio and live recordings steadily, with considerable success, since their formation. Andrew Latimer (guitar), Andy Ward (drums) and Doug Ferguson (bass) had been playing as a trio called The Brew around the Guildford, Surrey area of England. On February 20th, 1971, they auditioned to be the back-up band to singer/songwriter Phillip Goodhand-Tait and released an album with him in August 1971 titled "I Think I'll Write a Song" on DJM Records. This would be their first and last album with Goodhand-Tait. They recruited Peter Bardens (keyboards) and after an initial gig to fulfill a Bardens commitment on 8 October 1971 in Belfast, Northern Ireland under the name of Peter Bardens' On, they changed their name to Camel. Their first gig was at Waltham Forest Technical College, London supporting Wishbone Ash on 4 December. Camel is the first studio album by the band. It was released in 1973. Although most fans agree the best was yet to come (e.g. Mirage, The Snow Goose and Moonmadness), Camel's debut album contains some of their most beloved songs, including "Never Let Go," "Slow Yourself Down," and the instrumental "Arubaluba" which, along with "Mystic Queen," perhaps most anticipates the sound the band would refine on their classic albums The Snow Goose and Moonmadness.
01 - Slow Yourself Down 02 - Mystic Queen 03 - Six Ate 04 - Separation 05 - Never Let Go 06 - Curiosity 07 - Arubaluba