Stationary Traveller

Released: August 1984
Recorded: Riverside Studios, England, Engineer, Dave Hutchins
Length: 42:14 (Original), 48:36 (2004 Re-release)
Label: Decca
Producer: Andy Latimer

Stationary Traveller is the tenth studio album by English progressive rock band Camel. Like much of Camel’s output, it is a concept album, in this case centering around the trials of East German refugees attempting to cross the Berlin Wall into West Berlin.

Track listings

All songs written by Susan Hoover and Andy Latimer, except where noted

Original Release (1984)

Side One

  1. “Pressure Points” (Latimer) – 2:10
  2. “Refugee” – 3:47
  3. “Vopos” – 5:32
  4. “Cloak and Dagger Man” – 3:55
  5. “Stationary Traveller” (Latimer) – 5:34

Side Two

  1. “West Berlin” – 5:10
  2. “Fingertips” – 4:29
  3. “Missing” (Latimer) – 4:22
  4. “After Words” (Ton Scherpenzeel) – 2:01
  5. “Long Goodbyes” – 5:14

Camel Productions Digital Remaster (2004)

  1. “In the Arms of Waltzing Frauleins”
  2. “Refugee”
  3. “Vopos”
  4. “Cloak and Dagger Man”
  5. “Stationary Traveller”
  6. “West Berlin”
  7. “Fingertips”
  8. “Missing”
  9. “After Words”
  10. “Long Goodbyes”
  11. “Pressure Points” (bonus track, extended mix)

Cherry Red Records reissue (2009)

  1. “Pressure Points”
  2. “Refugee”
  3. “Vopos”
  4. “Cloak and Dagger Man”
  5. “Stationary Traveller”
  6. “West Berlin”
  7. “Fingertips”
  8. “Missing”
  9. “After Words”
  10. “Long Goodbyes”
  11. “In the Arms of Waltzing Frauleins” (bonus track)
  12. “Pressure Points” (bonus track, extended 12″ single version)

Camel

  • Andy Latimer – electric, acoustic & 12 string guitars, bass, piano, drum synthesiser, flute, lead vocals
  • Ton Scherpenzeel – organ, grand piano, Prophet synthesizer, Yamaha CS80, Juno 60, Korg, PPg, accordion
  • Paul Burgess – drums

Personnel

  • David Paton – bass (A 3, 4), fretless bass (B 2, 5), back vocals
  • Chris Rainbow – lead vocals (A 4, B 5)
  • Mel Collins – sax (B 2)
  • Haydn Bendall – Fairlight synthesizer (A 1, 3), PPg synthesizer (B 3)

Other credits

  • Engineered by Dave Hutchins
  • Mixed by Greg Ladanyi, Haydn Bendall and Andy Latimer
  • Artwork by Artifex Studio, London

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