Camel Hero ~ David Bedford
|David Bedford ~ Camel Reflections|
and lots of good wishes to all Camel and Snow Goose enthusiasts - I think
it was one of the very best albums I was ever involved with. Indeed, there
are many people who still talk about it with affection, admiration and
immense enthusiasm. What I enjoyed as far as doing the arrangements was
that the lads gave me total freedom - mostly bands wanted strings, but
I used all sections of the orchestra - strings woodwind and brass.
I've not done many arrangements recently, but am concentrating on my own compositions - basically what I was doing before I got into arranging and playing in Kevin Ayers. I had some success last year with an orchestral version of 4 songs from Pet Sounds.
In the 90s I was doing music workshops in a hostel in the crypt of a church for ex alcoholics. one man had shown no interest in what we were doing until he came across my name on his favourite album - The Snow Goose. From then on I could do no wrong and he actually learnt to read and write music and even to do some composing.
The Power of Music!
all the best