Camel Hero ~ Anthony Phillips
|Ant Phillips ~ Camel Reflections|
I was only briefly associated with Camel -really as a''glorified'' session man. I met Andy Lat. - who lived close to me - and we got on really well and tried writing a lot. It was great fun but virtually none of it fitted into the Camel style. Andy was experimenting with many different angles but, understandably, ended up reverting to the traditional Camel ambit and was also being pushed at that time (as we all were!) into shorter, more ''single-orientated'' pieces. Hence the album title...! We did a lovely sort of slow rock ballad/hymny instrumental track that inevitably got dumped..!
All that survived of the compositions was ''End Peace''. I was asked to go on tour but, having left Genesis because of stage fright, was naturally flattered but dubious!
Andy was fantastic company
- very funny!- and a superb guitarist.We worked spasmodically on a few
things after that but times were changing and, whilst I was having to
switch my main area of musical activity to TV music, Andy was realising
that HIS future lay in the US. So, alas, we never developed any of our
many ideas - except for some theme music that was used for many years
as titles for the European Golf Tour!
Anthony Phillips, London,
made reference to this album in his "Reflections"
released: March 1977