The Sinclair cousins both left the band after the tour, replaced by keyboardist Kit Watkins and bassist Colin Bass. Collins also ceased working in an official capacity with the band at this time. This line up recorded the more commercial I Can See Your House from Here , an album which caused problems for the advertisers due to its irreverent cover, displaying a crucified astronaut looking at Earth. The album was Camel's most varied to date, ranging from the fast-paced "Wait", through lush orchestration "Who We Are", "Survival" and light-hearted, sequencer driven electronica "Remote Romance" to the minute instrumental conclusion "Ice", showcasing Latimer's emotional lead guitar playing.
Camel returned to the concept album for their next recording: Nude is based on a true story about a Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda found on an island many years after World War II had ended, not having realised the war was over.
Duncan Mackay provided most of the keyboards in lieu of Watkins and Schelhaas, who were involved in other projects, but returned for the tour. This was the first album to feature lyrics by Latimer's future wife Susan Hoover who had in fact contributed lyrical ideas, albeit anonymously, to I Can See In mid, Ward stopped playing drums due to alcohol and drug abuse and Camel quietly disbanded. Years later it was revealed that Ward had attempted suicide. Legal wranglings over royalties then began with their former manager which took five years to resolve.
Colin Bass returned for good to fill the bass position for the tour, which also included Chris Rainbow on backing and occasional lead vocals and some keyboards. For the Hammersmith Odeon shows which were filmed, an additional keyboard player, Richie Close who died a few years later from Legionnaires' disease was also added, and former members Peter Bardens and Mel Collins made guest appearances.
After the release of the resulting live Pressure Points in late , the contract with Decca finished. Latimer was unable to interest other British record companies and Camel disappeared quietly from the music scene.
Latimer decided to move to Mountain View, California when the lawsuit ended in his favour. After a seven-year hiatus, Latimer revived the Camel name, releasing a new album, Dust and Dreams , in Part of it had actually been recorded as early as , before Latimer's departure to the US, and featured all members of the previous incarnation, i. The album, inspired by John Steinbeck 's classic novel The Grapes of Wrath , is largely instrumental.
It was released under Latimer's own label Camel Productions and, whilst according to some it was a triumphant return to their progressive roots, to others it was a disappointingly middle-of-the-road effort. Scherpenzeel's fear of flying made him largely unavailable for touring.
In , former members Bardens and Ward formed Mirage with members of Caravan. In this incarnation, it played a short European tour, with a setlist including numerous Camel pieces, but it quickly gave way to a Bardens-led band with no other Camel or Caravan alumni. Inspired by the death of his father, Latimer and Hoover wrote Harbour of Tears nickname for Cobh pronounced 'cove' harbour in Ireland from which many sailed off to the United States during the Potato Famine between and under the Camel name, which was released in In Camel again toured the west coast of the U.
In Latimer, Stewart, Bass and Scherpenzeel recorded Rajaz , a record inspired by an ancient Arabic poetic metre of the same name that reflects the rhythm of camel footsteps in the desert. Drummer Stewart left the band when he was offered the chance to manage a drum store in Scotland before the following live tour, to be replaced by French Canadian Denis Clement on drums, and Scherpenzeel departed and was replaced by Guy LeBlanc on keyboards.
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