Harbour Of Tears – Camel – 1996


Album Harbour Of Tears by the band Camel
Album Harbour Of Tears by the band Camel

“Harbour of Tears” is the twelfth studio album by the British progressive rock band Camel. It was released in 1996 and marked a return to the concept album format that Camel had utilized in some of their earlier works. The album features a narrative theme inspired by the Irish potato famine and the experiences of those affected by it.

“Harbour of Tears” is known for its blend of progressive rock, folk influences, and intricate compositions. The album incorporates a variety of musical elements, including acoustic guitar, flute, violin, and keyboard-driven arrangements, creating a rich and evocative sonic landscape.

The album received mixed reviews upon its release, with some praising its ambition and storytelling, while others felt it lacked the cohesion of Camel’s earlier works. Despite the mixed reception, “Harbour of Tears” has gained a dedicated following among fans of progressive rock and is often considered a unique entry in Camel’s discography due to its historical and thematic focus.

Harbour of Tears is a masterpiece of progressive rock music. It is a must-have for any fan of the genre.

The album Harbour Of Tears by Camel, released in 1996, features a talented group of musicians who bring to life the story of an Irish family’s migration to America. Here is the list of the personnel who contributed to this amazing album, along with the source of this information:

  • Andy Latimer – Guitars, Flute, Keyboards, Vocals, Penny Whistle
  • Colin Bass – Bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Mickey Simmonds – Keyboards
  • John Xepoleas – Drums
  • David Paton – Bass, lead vocals on “Send Home the Slates”
  • Mae McKenna – A Capella vocal on “Irish Air”
  • Neil Panton – Oboe, Soprano sax, Harmonium
  • Barry Phillips – Cello
  • John Burton – French horn
  • Karen Bentley – Violin
  • Anita Stoneham – Violin

Source: Wikipedia


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