Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Camel Camel Footage|
Actors: Mel Collins, Dave Stewart, Ton Scherpenzeel, Andrew Latimer, Peter Bardens
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Contains vintage 70s footage from 'The Old Grey Whistle Test', 'Sight & Sound', & 'Mirror Image' along with never before seen footage recorded during the 1992 tour. As an added bonus 'Camel Footage' includes unreleased mat... more »
A Documentary for a Progressive Band
K. Moore | Cleveland, Ohio | 01/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It took awhile for this DVD to show up in my mailbox, but I'm sure glad it did. I had the second release (Footage II), and was disappointed that one of the songs gave credit to Kit Watkins, but Kit did not show up on the film. Finally I had visual proof that Kit did indeed perform the material from the "Nude" album on stage.
I had listened to the second DVD once, with mild interest, but once I had "Footage I" in my DVD player, I couldn't stop watching/listening. The opening is amusing, with a real reference to desert camels, but once the band starts playing, I was engulfed in the smooth, yet significant dialog that the lead guitar was engaged in with the keyboards, bass and drums. I wasn't a true Camel fan, but now I'm hooked and will probably buy some of their early recordings.
Not all the footage is of the same quality. Some are better than others; the sound all being acceptable. There is even a tape from an amateur video that captures the excitement of the live event. Many years of Camel touring is recorded here (and overlaps the same time periods as Footage II), and truly attests to the fact that Camel was indeed a great voice in the progressive history of live music."