| November 1973|
The Snow Goose
1 March 1974
| 1 March 1974 (1974-03-01)|
Island Studios, London
Decca Studios, London
Camel albums, Progressive rock albums
Mirage is the second studio album by the English progressive rock band Camel, released on March 1, 1974. It features some of their best-known songs, including "White Rider" and "Lady Fantasy". It is also a showcase for Andrew Latimer's flute, notably on "Supertwister".
There are five tracks on Mirage, two over 9 minutes. Those two are multi-part songs: "Lady Fantasy" and "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider", the latter being about The Lord of the Rings. The album was released on Gama Records/Deram Records.
The album was voted no. 51 in the Top 100 Prog albums of All Time by readers of Prog magazine in 2014.
Andrew Latimer – guitars, flute; vocals on "Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider" and "Lady Fantasy"
Peter Bardens – organ, piano, Minimoog, Mellotron, Fender electric piano, Hohner Clavinet, Celesta; vocals on "Freefall" and "Lady Fantasy"
Doug Ferguson – bass, vocals on "Lady Fantasy"
Andy Ward – drums, percussion
Produced by David Hitchcock
Engineered by Howard Kilgour and Bill Price
1974, U.S., Janus Records
1974, UK, Deram Records 820 613-2, Release Date 1 March 1974, LP
2002, UK, London 8829292, Release Date 3 June 2002, CD (remastered edition)
1Freefall5:53Mirage (Camel album) Wikipedia
3Nimrodel / Procession / White Rider9:18