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Camera Camera
Renaissance
Camera Camera
Genres: Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (9) - Disc #1

Reissued 1982 album. Amoung the songs are 'Bonjour Swansong' written by guitarist Michael Dunford and the Cornish poetess Betty Thatcher, and 'Ukraine Ways' by Dunford and bass player John Camp. 9 total tracks.

      
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All Artists: Renaissance
Title: Camera Camera
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Repertoire
Release Date: 8/10/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Styles: Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Album Description
Reissued 1982 album. Amoung the songs are 'Bonjour Swansong' written by guitarist Michael Dunford and the Cornish poetess Betty Thatcher, and 'Ukraine Ways' by Dunford and bass player John Camp. 9 total tracks.
 

CD Reviews

Consider what a brave effort this was...
James R. Morris | West Chester, PA USA | 05/12/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ok - you've got one of the most over-the-top progressive mid-70s bands in history containing in their catalog mammoth concept albums full of endless songs and then... the 80s hit. Somehow they managed to get a recording deal with IRS and release Camera Camera. Considering all the factors this album is a landmark! The songs have a slight edge, are shorter, but still have cool arrangements and, of course, the greatest female voice in history -- Annie Haslam. I just put it on after probably 15 years and I loved it. I saw them a few times back in the early 80s when they were promoting this album. And let me tell you right now -- they rocked. They seriously rocked. What a great trio Dunford, Camp, and Haslam were."
Pleasant surprise
Joseph P. Darak Jr. | Gallup, NM United States | 08/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I became a fan of renaissance in the 80's. They became my favorite all time band. I was told that their last two albums (camera camera & timeline)were not any good. It seems they changed their style and the old fans didn't come along. Loving the group so much I tried and failed to find those last 2 CD's for about 10 years. Thanks to Amazon I finally was able to purchase Camera Camera. I blame the old fans for the demise of a great group. If they would have supported this album Renaissance could have kept their recording contract and kept pumping out great music. The symphony backing would have returned in due time. Yes they changed, but this CD is a masterpiece in itself. I love the change in singing style of Annie Haslam. The CD offers variation in the catalog of a great band. I especially love the title song, Remember (with psychedelic sounds), and Ukraine Ways. Never have I been so pleasantly surprised. I listen to the CD all the time. Friends who never heard of Renaissance like it also. So if you heard the same bad rapps about this CD, you may want to give it a try anyway. Although using a synthesizer there is still that classical sound, great arrangement and great singing. I love this variation in the Renaissance sound. Some of their best work is on Camera Camera."
For Die-Hards Only.
03/05/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"With the so called "progressive rock" genre pretty much dead and buried by new wave punk Renaissance entered the 80's firmly abandoning the grand epics and sweeping statements that made their heyday for a straight ahead synth pop sound. The results are hardly compelling, but not quite as dreadful as you might think."Camera, Camera" contains more than its share of filler, but also contains some genuinely catchy pop moments such as the shoulda been a big hit single "Bonjour Swansong."But on the whole this is not an impressive chapter in the band's career. Fans of their earliler work will not be impressed, and synthpop fans aren't overtaking by nostalgia are more likely to seek out examples of the style that were actual hits.In short, for the most dedicated and devoted of Renaissance fans only."