Camel are an English symphonic/jazz-rock band that released ten studio albums between 1973 and 1984. They formed as a quartet composed of guitarist Andrew Latimer, keyboardist Pete Bardens, bassist Doug Ferguson, and drummer Andy Ward. This lineup made the 1973–76 albums Camel, Mirage, The Snow Goose, and Moonmadness, which established their mix of subdued vocal […]

Happy the Man ‎– Happy the Man (1977)

Happy the Man is the 1977 debut album by the American quintet of the same name. A primarily instrumental affair, the music ranges from lucid and pastoral to punctual and frenzied. Tracklist: A1. Starborne A2. Stumpy Meets the Firecracker in Stencil Forest A3. Upon the Rainbow (Befrost) A4. Mr. Mirror’s Reflection on Dreams A5. Carousel […]

Happy the Man

Happy the Man is an American symphonic-rock band that released the 1977–78 Arista albums Happy the Man and Craft Hands, both comprised of lavish, intricate pieces (mostly instrumental). Their near-completed 1979 third album appeared posthumously in 1983 as 3rd – “Better Late…” Keyboardist Ken Watkins joined Camel for their 1979 album I Can See Your […]

Kit Watkins ‎– Labyrinth (1981)

Labyrinth is the debut solo album by erstwhile Happy the Man mastermind Kit Watkins, released in 1981 on Azimuth. Tracklist: A1. “Glass of Time” (4:37) A2. “Mt. St. Helens” (4:57) A3. “Coin-op Era” (4:10) A4. “Labyrinth” (7:32) B1. “Spring 1980” (3:50) B2. “While Chrome Yellow Shine” (4:34) B3. “Two Worlds” (4:47) B4. “4 Bars – 1 […]

Happy the Man ‎– Crafty Hands (1978)

Crafty Hands is the second album by American symphonic/jazz-rock band Happy the Man, released in 1978 on Arista. Tracklist: A1. “Service With a Smile” (2:42) A2. “Morning Sun” (4:05) A3. “Ibby It Is” (7:51) A4. “Steaming Pipes” (5:42) B1. “Wind Up Doll Day Wind” (7:10) B2. “Open Book” (4:54) B3. “I Forgot to Push It” […]