Stationary Traveller

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All Music Guide - Daevid Jehnzen
Although Stationary Traveller is a concept album, it musically falls into line with its predecessor The Single Factor, which found Camel trying to refashion themselves as the Alan Parsons Project. Where The Single Factor suffered from Camel's attempts to write pop hooks, Stationary Traveller finds the band breaking down the barriers, opening up their relatively concise songs with long, atmospheric instrumental passages. The album's lyrics, which were written by Susan Hoover, is about the divided Berlin and its political, emotional and physical divides. Often, the lyrics and music -- which work as individual entities -- don't quite work together, since they follow ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Daevid Jehnzen
Although Stationary Traveller is a concept album, it musically falls into line with its predecessor The Single Factor, which found Camel trying to refashion themselves as the Alan Parsons Project. Where The Single Factor suffered from Camel's attempts to write pop hooks, Stationary Traveller finds the band breaking down the barriers, opening up their relatively concise songs with long, atmospheric instrumental passages. The album's lyrics, which were written by Susan Hoover, is about the divided Berlin and its political, emotional and physical divides. Often, the lyrics and music -- which work as individual entities -- don't quite work together, since they follow different emotional directions, yet the record remains a worthwhile listen, especially since it features Andy Latimer on pan flute.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/1999
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 042282002020
  • Catalog Number: 8200202
  • Sales rank: 32,622

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pressure Points (2:10)
  2. 2 Refugee (3:47)
  3. 3 Vopos (5:32)
  4. 4 Cloak and Dagger Man (3:55)
  5. 5 Stationary Traveller (5:34)
  6. 6 West Berlin (5:10)
  7. 7 Fingertips (4:29)
  8. 8 Missing (4:22)
  9. 9 After Words (2:01)
  10. 10 Long Goodbyes (5:14)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Camel Primary Artist
Chris Rainbow Vocals
Ton Scherpenzeel Synthesizer, Piano, Accordion, Korg, Prophet Synthesizer, Juno
David Paton Bass, Fretless Bass Guitar
Haydn Bendall Voices, fairlight
Paul Burgess Drums
Mel Collins Saxophone
Andy Latimer Bass, Flute, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Classical Guitar, Pan Pipes
Technical Credits
Susan Hoover Inspiration
Dave Hutchins Engineer
Andy Latimer Producer, drum programming
Doug Sax Mastering
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