“Nothing can last
there are no second chances.
Never give a day away.
Always live for today.” – Lyrics by Andrew Latimer
But life gave Andy a second chance, to the great joy and gratitude of his fans all over the World: Andy (Andrew Latimer) is the key figure of the English Prog-Rock band Camel, one of the best –and most undervalued- bands of all time.
There are no words to describe yesterday’s concert here in Barcelona: At 65 years of age, Andy still rocks. It’s not the kind of music that would get you on your feet to dance and yell, no. His is a hypnotic spell that sends you in trance, leaving you glued to your seat in awe, totally submissive to the magic spells of his guitar in the purest Camel style. Shredding his guitars and fondling his flute for over 2.5 hours, his face and his body were twisting, tormented by the avalanche of emotions flowing with his music.
This is the very same man that, a few years ago, was dying. Following a bone marrow transplant, he could no longer even touch the chords of his guitar. His is a tale of pain and passion.
Accompanied by other genius musicians from the best Camel years, he performed songs from The Snow Goose, Moonmadness, Mirage, Harbour of Tears, and other Camel classics that cemented Camel’s fame and established the band as one of the best. That was one unforgettable concert of a legendary musician, and it might be his farewell tour.
If you never heard of Camel before, and if you like Pink Floyd, Marillion, Eloy and similar band, then Harbour of Tears by Camel might be a good introduction: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWeAzIOKDfs
I’m attaching some pics that I took during the concert.