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Miraculous Hump Returns From the Moon
Sopwith Camel
Miraculous Hump Returns From the Moon
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
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Full title - The Miraculous Hump Returns From The Moon. After sitting in the Warner Bros. Vault for 28 years, the Camel's long awaited early 70's album has finally been put on CD. 2002.

      
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All Artists: Sopwith Camel
Title: Miraculous Hump Returns From the Moon
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Generic Type
Original Release Date: 1/1/1971
Re-Release Date: 4/10/2001
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 675604860024, 081227614263

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Full title - The Miraculous Hump Returns From The Moon. After sitting in the Warner Bros. Vault for 28 years, the Camel's long awaited early 70's album has finally been put on CD. 2002.
 

CD Reviews

Hidden treasure uncovered
Peppino | 06/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"With even the most obsure titles avaliable on cd format, I was always perplexed that this "UNDERGROUND CLASSIC LP" did not exist on cd. As of this date, it is still only accessable special order. Well, Peppi "orders" you,please - get this cd sent to you ASAP. Sopwith Camel's unfortunate legacy (as most people who have even heard of this group usually equate), is with the silly novelty "hit" "HELLO HELLO"- a song that gives absolutely NO indication as to the contents of this recording. Sopwith Camel were not a guitar driven group, but rather emphasis was on jazzy and (way ahead of the current craze) "world" and quasi-Latin grooves,with sax/ keyboards sound predominant. The basslines are subtlely funky, the vocals understated in an almost "bossa nova" fashion ( as in whisper/spoken sung).The compositions are dreamy, floating sound poems, no instrumental "stretching out", but appropriate & tasteful soloing- emphasis is on the songs . What maks the musics all the more enjoyable are the scathing lyrics, in the fashion of ZAPPA & STEELY DAN in their sardonic outlook or in direct criticism of the "hippy movement" and other of life's absurdities.Quite a dadaist approach, at times.As for the musics.............. "Fazon" is the centerpiece, with its hip groove & trancelike arrangement. It was a minor "hit" on FM underground radio, and owes a little in comparison to Jimi Hendrix's suite "1983, a merman I should turn...."in lyrical content, and it's etherial sound. "Coke, Suede, & Waterbeds simply skewers the hippies, and is not only "right on" lyrically, but is a hip melody to boot! "Orange Peel" takes you closer to the Indo/Asian continent than any western rock group ever could! A great lost treasure of the early 70s is "found " again! A galaxy of stars for this release! Sopwith Camel do indeed "return from the moon", a most "miraculous HUMP"!"
A GREAT, CLASSIC ALBUM;No ifs, ands or buts about it!!
D. Lockman | Southern California, United States | 10/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is a perfect and magical blend of rock, jazz, pop, folk, Eastern music and even sci-fi elements. Anyone who likes the music of Steely Dan or Traffic would take to this masterful
work by a little-known, but obviously talented and very smart band.
The melodies are superb, the arrangements exquisite, the lyrics devilishly clever and wide-angle view imaginative. The sound fidelity is also quite good (especially for the early 70s). Why this album didn't sell at least several million copies will always remain a mystery to me (must have been due to a lack of promotion?). I find this music timeless, absolutely ageless. As fresh today as it was 30 years ago. The folks who DO know about this album tend to be downright ferocious in both their love of it, and their support for it. Find out why. Check it out."
Way ahead of their time.
Fred Luiszer | Boulder, CO United States | 01/11/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sopwith Camel's "The Miraculous Hump Returns From The Moon" sounds as futuristic today as it did 30 years ago. Good music only gets better with time. I can not add anything else that the other reviewers have not already said, except, "BUY IT!"