Well Wishes to Andy Latimer

The following are guestbook entries on the Camel Productions website during Andy’s illness in 2008.

Best wishes and come back to good health. You have to … for yourself and for all of us…
Pawel Strag
Mielec, Poland


I really hope Andy will get well soon!! He’s one of the greatest guitar players out there, a huge inspiration to me. When they played Ice live in Tilburg no one dared to speak, perfect silence except for the music, the same with ‘for today’. Thanks for that! It’s really sad to see anyone that sick, good luck with getting well Andy!
Dennis
Roosendaal, Netherlands


Andy, you are the best for ever.
Stephane
Strasbourg, France


I just hope everything is ok. All the best for Andy and the whole Camel family.
Mon
Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain


Andy and Susan, As I said before, you are both in my thoughts and prayers. Knowing you Andy, in 6 months you’ll be writing again (if you aren’t already). I’ll be waiting to hear what the next “demo” has to offer…..just like Dust and Dreams; Still one of my fondest memoriesever. God Bless you both, Pam Stone (ex- Mrs. Greg Stone)
Pam Stone
San Jose, CA USA


My school-mates and I were huge Camel fans in the 70’s. I’ve been looking at some of your videos on Youtube recently and only tonight found out that you are suffering. Absolute best wishes for a speedy recovery. You are a guitar, songwriting and performing hero to us all. love from Dave (and I’m sure all my prog rock mates from 1976 onwards!)
Dave Key
Walsall, UK


What is the most recent CD and DVD put out by Camel or its members ? Anyone e-mail me at fordjfun@sbcglobal.net , Thank You !!!
Lawrence Fundukian
Thornton, Illinois USA


Hi,Andrew. My big sister used to play Camel records among Yes,Moody blues,Elton John and Pink Floyd. These were my dreamtime music and my favourite was Camel. Now I got some Camel cds myself for recollecting innocent days…Thank you for beautiful music. Today some snow geese have been witnessed here in Japan. Isn’t that fantastic? Get well,soon. I’ll pray for you under the far away nothern sky. Kaori I’m keeping you in my thoughts Andrew, and sending Loads of Love and positive energy your way……… Jenny xxx
Jenny
England


hi guys, wishing you all the best. your guestbook is a mess. am a computer expertif there is anything i can do to help (for free) pls contact me. my email is camel at crisp demon co uk email obscured because of the naughty people and bots out there.
Paul Fox
Camberley, Surrey, England


You will be in our thoughts and prayers, Andrew. Wishing you a speedy recovery. You are surrounded by love and support.
Baron Birtcher
Kona, HI USA


Hi Andrew, Remember meI worked your inventory at Discmakers ‘back in the day.’ Anyway, my thoughts are with you, my man. The world is filled with people (and I know a couple personally)that have overcome seemingly insurmountable odds. And I’m positive you will be one of them! Take care and Hi to you, Susan! GT geryt89@hotmail.com
Gery Tinkelenberg
Oakland, Ca USA


andy it is butch from hybrid cases. it has been an honor speaking to you every now and then , meeting you at nearfest, and being able to get you those road cases you needed .you are a gifted musician and great human being and I pray everything goes well for you . never give up!! my sincere thoughts and I hope we will talk again soon. the butchmeister
butch
long island , ny USA


The music of Camel has been with me for over 30 years and I still get a lot of inspiration from numerous tracks…favourites come and go…there’s always something to suit my mood…wishing Andy all the very best for the future…and a special thanks to Susan for her constant support…keep the courage!
Andy Ambrose
Halesowen, UK


Your music is such a gift of life, may life give you back the strength to get through these coming weeks. 🙂
Gabrielle Mäder
St.-Léonard, Switzerland


Andrew: I have been a steadfast fan since my senior year of 1973. I always look forward to new Camel releases. I have been saddened by the news of Peter Bardens death (my oldest son is named Peter) and now your recent poor health. My best regards to you and the speediest of recovery!!!! Take care, Rick
Richard Goebel
zephyrhills, fl USA


LONG LIFE FOR YOU AND YOUR SPLENDID MUSIC. WISHES OF GOOD HEALTH.QUICK RECOVERY AND NEW SONGS FOR US.
musso ,hugo
vitoria, es BRAZIL


Hi, Andy I wish you well for the future, and hope you overcome your problems. You music has been an inspiration for many.
Derek Cook
Blaenporth, UK


ALL the best wishes Andy,hope all goes well and you feel better very soon,we are all rooting for you God Bless JEFF
jeff thompson
sheffield, uk


Hey Andrew. What can I say? Camel’s music has remained a solid rock in my life for the past 25 years now. Thanks to you and Susan for making Camel possible and never giving up the fight despite so many changes. I have thoroughlly enjoyed (and still do) all the music that Camel has produced over the years and I still find my way back to it on a regular basis. A very big THANK YOU for your efforts on releasing all the concert DVD’s. As I have never seen the band perform live at all, it is a pleasure to see everyone in action. I very much look forward to the new DVD release soon! Good luck on your BMT and many well wishes and prayers to you and Susan in this difficult time. The family of Camel is behind you 100%! P.S. Thank you for all the autographs (cds, posters, etc.)my brother is always jealous of that…
Kurt Ozog
Colorado Springs, CO USA


fondest memories of brilliant performances and mouldy vinyl in the loft now guiltily superceded by CD. best to you both, never let go!!!
andy prada
london, uk


Best of luck Andy with the transplant we will all be thinking about you ,just get better soon ! I will be looking out for updates take care now Steve B.
Steve Booth
Congleton Cheshire, England


Andy, You will always be my life long favorite musician. Coming from a musician myself of 30+ years, I hope you value these words. I pray for your well being before and after BMT and thank god Susan is in your life. Love you Brother!!
Vin DiLiddo
Magnolia, MA USA


Andy: What do you know of the Allman Brothers?
rick ruskell
Duluth, ga USA


Hi there/dear Andy, I do understand a litte bit of your illness, I think. I have been suffering from respiratory (lung) problemssometimes a concert was a big offer for me. Now with good medicine my problems are mainly resolved. And as always as you told me from ‘Rain Dances’, ‘music is the only way to tell you/me how you feel’! Well, that is for you. Let the music help you. Save you! And during that dark period of my life Your music (esp. Dust & Dreams) kept me on the right track! Be strong and return from your BMT in good health. Byebye, greetings from Holland. Coen (Dr. Coenobite), musician with Camel-addicted sound. Yes!
Coen Vrouwenvelder (alias Dr. Coenobite)
Leiderdorp, the Netherlands


Saw Camel, Capitol Theater NJ, they rocked the house. Best wishes & good health!
Andrew Walker
Randolph, NJ USA


i know your health will be back you will be fine like always and better
alisina
tehran, iran


A special encouragement for a speedy recovery to the great guitarist Andrew Latimer, my example and master for my music. Love from Salvatore and his band
Salvatore Rizza
Siracusa, Italy Europe


We want to let you we are thinking of you and asking all of our friends to join a prayer circle for you. Want to wish you a total and speedy recovery.
Ric Charles & Eve Diamond
Concord, CA USA


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p.lacroix
netherlands, USA


hope your recovery is speedy and complete.god bless and thank you, for all the great memories from your music.
dennis o’brien
new york, USA


Susan and Andrew, You have my very best wishes. Will contact you when I can. Keep strong ! You told me once that there isn’t anything you can’t overcome. This is true. Keep it in mind. Love Sandie
sandie doyle
Ipswich, England


ANDY, GET WELL SOON…. JUST PURCHASED YOUR “COMING OF AGE” DVD .. AWESOME STUFF, ESPECIALLY PART 2. BEST REGARDS.
JACK CLAYSON
KENT, ENGLAND


I whish you all the best Andrew and a fast improvement of your ealth, we want you with us for the next 100 years at least 🙂 Roberto
Roberto
Roma, RM ITALY


Throughout my life from being 16 years old I am now 46, I have always returned to your music ,I had the pleasure of seeing you during the nude tour I think it was 82 or 83. I hope everything goes well for you next month as I am sure you have still got some wonderful music to unleash to the world.
mel McCart
sheffield, england


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Andrew, All the best with the upcoming operation, no excuses now I want you back playing within 12 months and I will even come and play drums for you if you need someone to tap away in the back! Lots of Love, Steve x
Steve Reynolds
UK


My dear Andy, it was a shock to hear about your illness. I have been listening to your wonderful music for the last 26 years, collected all of your cds and dvds and also seen you live with Camel in Turin on September 2000, which was a dream come true. Hope you feel better soon, to enlighten our lives with your blessed gift, a soul like yours must go on forever. Fight it, and win, we will be there waiting for you as always. Truly yours, Vincenzo
Vincenzo Prestinenzi
ITALY, USA


Come on Andrew, Use everything you have to fight this. Your bravery and courage are, as your music has been, an inspiration. With your family and friends and fans, you can reach for the stars and touch them easily.like hundreds of others I will be thinking of you and Susan and watching out for the inevitable news of your speedy recovery.This guest book is just one way you can see the love and best wishes that you are surrounded with. A while ago now, you made my day, by taking the trouble to answer personally an e-mail I sent to you, followed by a post card from the U.S, again signed by you. I did.nt know at the time, but your health was cause for concern, but you still did that for me. Words can,t describe what that means to me. All the love in the world to you. Take great care and good luck with all the treatment you have. It WILL be worth it in the end. Ann Devaney. A fan of 35 plus years. xxxx
ann devaney
merseyside, uk


Hi Andy, I just read of your forthcoming operation and wish you all the best for that and for a speedy recovery! I have never seen you play live, so, as a great consolation, I watch pressure points from time to time, the music and performance never fails to move me! So get well soon, I’m looking forward to seeing you perform all those great songs one day on stage!!! Love to you and yours, Mel
Mel Hayler
Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire UK


Hi Andy. Once again I sit here and listen to LIES. (your song). I could just sit and listen to it for hours and hours. I can’t believe that anyone can write something like this. It’s just so unbelivably fantastic. As i have said in previous notes me and my father have listened to you probably more than a lot of other people who writes here. I guess he (my father) thinks of himself as the biggest Camel fan in the family, but I¨’m startin to disagree, because I’m a gigantic fan of all Camel ever written. Just don’t get worse, get a lot better and bewitch me with your music once again! Hope I hear a lot more new albums from you!
anton larsen
hommelvik, norway


Dear Andrew, I’m 17 years old, my father gave me the CDs from Camel. I like it very much, I think Camel is one of the best progressive band which had the world ever seen. I heard about your bad health condition, I wish you good luck for your fight against your illness. My dream is, to see you live in Germany, for me it will be the first time. All the best Timo
Timo Riedel
Rösrath, Germany


Hi Andy, hi Susan, thank You for the news. Let us have new hope for a better future. We all need the inspiration, feelings, emotions of Andy´s (Camel) music All the best from an old Camel fan in Germany Horst
Horst-W.Riedel
Rösrath, Germany


been a huge fan from the beginning, hope all goes well for you.
russell watt
newmarket, UK


I hope this message gets through to Andrew and Susan…because there is quite some rubbish in the guest book…unfortunatly. I hope you guys will hang in there because problems with health is never something to be happy with. I also want you to understand that my thoughts are with you all the time and therefore i also hope that the healing process after the surgery will be good and hopefully, quick. I am also looking forward to the upcoming release of the new moondances DVD…if there is more in the archives…put it out on DVD. (please) As a fan i also understand that you can’t write anyone in person but i do hope that you will read the messages posted here so that you know our thoughts are with you, Andrew and Susan. In the beginning i had good hope there with be a little Camel tour somewhere on this globe, but after reading about the illness…just forget it for this moment…get into good strenght and health because that is the most important thing at this moment…and by bringing us DVD’s and maybe CD’s with alternate recordings or live concerts we will be happy as well… Greetings and kind regards, peter from The Netherlands
peter van noort
Vianen, Netherlands


sorry to read that you are unwell been a fan since the early days and always look forward to new works i wish you well for the future and look forward to more music good luck and may your god watch over you…
howard
kent, uk


Keep fighting Adrew. You are a milestone to me. Don’t Give up “if you know you and the enemy you will win all batles” Sun Tzu
Rui Vilela
Aveiro, Portugal


Dear Mr. Latimer, the first time I attended a Camel concert was in Paradiso, Amsterdam. It was simply brilliant. When you said it was your last I couldn’t believe it… Please let me hear you play once more! I wish you strength and a speedy recovery.
Stefan
Germany


Andy I was just made aware of your situation. The only thing I can do is to think of you. I do when I listen to your music but now “Ice” will have a total other meaning. Please come back to us soon. Michel Montréal, Québec, Canada
Michel S. Taillefer
Montréal, Québec Canada


Andy, Who We Are is the best love song ever written. EVER. If I had a dollar for every time I listened to it, sang to it, or cried to it, I’d send every dollar to you to help you now. I can’t say I Can Feel Your House From Here; only you know how you feel. I can, however, tell you how all Camel fans feelwe love you and we want you healthy. Remember you are not alone. BMTs are successful. And we, your adoring audience, will be right here wishing you well. Emily Dickenson said, “love can do all but raise the dead”. We are sending our love to you because… We were meant for each other We will help one another And it really won’t matter at all Who we are.
Karen Fox
Holland, MI USA


Thanks for the pleasure your music has given me over the years. One of my favourite guitarists (up there with dave Gilmore). Best wishes for the future and good luck.
Tony Baker
Co Durham, UK


Here’s wishing Andy all the very best for his treatment; all at ProgArchives (www.progarchives.com) are rooting for you m’man. Very Best Wishes Jim
Jim Garten
LONDON, UK


Hi Andy, Wishing you the very best of luck with your forthcoming treatment and that you soon return to good health. Many thanks for all the years of wonderful music you have given me. Sincere wishes to you and yours now and in the future. Take Care Man! Ross.
R Melville Dawson
Kinross, Scotland


Hi Andy, Hope you have a successful bone marrow transplant, and you’re feeling 100%. Thank you Susan for the very nice letter about Andy. Camel music has been a wonderful gift to me. Best wishes, Jeff
Jeff Mangelsdorf
La Jolla, CA USA


Very best of luck for your forthcoming operation, Andy. Our thoughts are with you. We hope to see you fully restored on the “Retirement Sucks!” UK tour in a year or two!
Charlie
Birkenhead, UK


My hero!
Roar
Harstad, Norway


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carino 31 @casema.nl
dutch, USA


I DON’T UNDERSTAND THE OTHER COMENTS… THE BEST FOR YOU ANDY. YOU ARE THE BEST… My, Three Wishes, for you
Leyla
Argentina,


Me again. When I added my comment all the virus stuff vanished……………..I love computers , don’t you love computers ? Good luck guys !
Geoff Comber
Bourne, Lincs UK


I’d just like to wish Andy and Susan all the courage they will need to face whatever is coming to them. Oh , and I don’t think you’ve fixed the virus in the guestbook !
Geoff Comber
Bourne, Lincs UK


I’ve seen Camel 3 times (Rain Dances, Breathless and ICSYHFH tours) got nearly all of your records over the years and am inspired by how you have kept Camel going. I’ve loved your most recent recordings. Your best music is still ahead of you! Get well soon and get back in the recording studio!
Phil H
Melbourne, Australia


Dear Mr. Latimer, Thank you for all the great music over the years. You sent me a signed copy of your “Nature of the Beast” years ago when it was mailed to us in print form. I cherish it as I do all of the music and video that Camel has given we fans over he years. You are in our prayers and we look forward to a re-born guitarist in the future. Aloha to you and yours!! LONG LIVE ANDY AND CAMEL!!!
Marc R. Davis
Honolulu, HI USA


Ta muchly for all the great music! Wishing you well and thinking of you.
Julian
Warwickshire, UK


Andrew Best of luck with the transplant and thanks for some great music hope it all goes well and you are fighting fit soon
Tony
County Down, Northern Ireland


HI Andy & Susan We have already left a message on your guestbook but with your latest news we must add some more.In November we will be thinking of you both and hope all goes well.We hope this message can add to your stength.Please could you keep us informed when possible of Andys progress OUR VERY BEST WISHES P.& S. Allsop
Peter & Sheila Allsop
UK


Andrew, I’m a great fan of your work. When I read about your condition, I went to this page to wish you the best. I don’t have doubts that you will be ok, because of all the love that you gave to us (your fans) with all your passion and your great talent on the guitar. Thanks for so many beautifull songs over the year, and as we say in Argentina: “Fuerza Andrew!!!!”
Ariel Loza
Capital Federal, Buenos Aires Argentina


For all the hours and years of fantastic musicThank you Andrew & good luck!
John D
Oslo, Norway


Good luck Mr.Andy Latimer. Don’t worry, we are waiting as soon as possible. Alan
Alan Novia
Milan, mi Italy


Andrew and band, I have been a Camel fan since the 70’s and still say Rain Dances is the best album made at that time. Elke still gives me chills. The band was so under regognized but I must have turned on many many people through the years and they have in turn become Camel fans. The albums will never get old or dated because the vocals and song writing was so brilliant. I recently traveled to England and picked up the most recent Nod cd and its terrific. I wish they would have used the heavy english accent on more recordings. I will always have a fondness in my heart for CAMEL. One Christmas I gave Rain Dances to all of my family members and I think they still recall. I also think I can See Your House From here had the first techno song ever Remote Romance. What a great band. LOVE YOU ALL cheers, mail@billthon.com
Bill Thon
Los Angles, CA USA


i am a haematology biomedical scientist so i know about andrews condition.i first saw camel in liverpool suppotrting barclay james harvest,caught up with them again just after pete left on the breathless tour and followed again to southport on the stationary traveller tour .what a player and songwriter andrew is.deservedly mentioned in the hallowed “guitarist” magazine and should be classified alongside some of our more well known axe wielders.mournful tone that cries to you,get well soon andy .i am coming back to see once again.
keith skinner
chester, uk


Hello Andy, I just want to say you, very simply, that we still need to live great emotions thanks to your wonderful music, so keep the faith and be strong as you’ve always been. Soon you’ll be ready to bring your guitar and gift us you own great abilities again. Best of luck!
Francesco Ferrua
Carcare, Savona ITALY


God be with you during this hard journey. And our pryers will be with you. And thanks for the greatest music of all times that is a lifetime of inspiration and great memories.
JL Aguirre
USA


I wish that all these people who write all the awful spams will go to hell right now!
Camel Fan
Israel


Andrew I bumped into cupcake last saturday and we talked about old times i told him that i had selfishly upset the apple cart. however i have dealt with my excess problem and want you to know that my love and friendship has never realy changed and wish you all the success for your BMT love setters
fatneck (setters)
winchester, UK


Hi Andy Hope the years of pleasure you and your music has given me in some way finds it back to you in my best wishes for a quick and complete recovery. Chris
Chris
Hampshire, England


hope you’ll get better, we love you here in Tel-aviv. all the best. wish you well.
Gilad
Tel-Aviv, Israel


Oh Andy. You have been my guiding light for decadesalways providing me with strenght and inspiration. You are nothing short of a musical genious and the way you play the guitar goes straight to my heart. You should know that your passionate music is the thing that moves me the most emotionally in life. It’s so full of passion and honesty that it moves me to tears. There’s no words to THANK YOU for all you have given me and your legions of fans worldwide. You are also such a fantastic composer! Please, keep fighting this. You will overcome this Andy! I send all my positive vibes to you and you are always in my prayers. I love you Andy!! My best wishes also to Susan! You are fantastic! Love from a loyal Swedish Camel fan
Niklas Berg
Karlstad, Sweden


many times while I was listening to your music, I prayed for you andrew, because no one, NO ONE could ever compose what you did. camel’s the best music group ever!
Farzad Ghanei
Tehran, Tehran Iran


Nice to meet you. I underwent the operation on the breast cancer in May, and excised its both chests. It is recovering little by little by encouraging surrounding people now. You must not be defeated at the sickness either. The fight with the sickness must be not in a hurry and be slowly sanative though thinks becoming length. A fan all over the world expects your return. Moreover, the thing that comes to Japan is waited for a long time. I’m sorry. Sentences might be strange because it is not good at English.
Masae
Tokyo, Japan


Hello Andrew! Just wanted to tell you that we in Nikolaev, Ukraine and San Francisco Bay Area love your music. Please get healthy and thank you for the world that you gave to me and to others. G-d bless you! Sasha from Nikolaev, Ukraine and San Francisco, California
Sasha
San Francisco, CA USA


i wish you the best andrew greetings Dies
dies van pelt
Roterdam, ZH The netherlands


Dear Andrew & Susan, We hope Andrew get well soon. We pray your operation go well. We can sing in chorus Camel’s songs again.
CAMEL FAN CLUB JAPANMASASHI
Tokyo, JAPAN


I was very sad when I read of Andrew’s health problems. I really like to share with you these difficult moments and open quwstions and worries of tomorrow. I have had so many great moments during my life when listening Andrews’ solos and music. Andrew has given me hope and light when things have gone bad. Since 1980 I have been your fan. You have been my band. And you are my band. If I’d get a similar problem now than Andrew has gotI’d certainly go and find Camel’s music to encourage me and be with me through difficult times. Today I’m a vicar in my congregation in Finland. Today I pray for You all and especially for Andrew. I pray to God that his Good will happens. Thank you for all. I’ll be waiting for good news before christmas.
Mr. J-P. Haavisto
Kankaanpää, Finland


I want to wish Andrew Latimer a full and speedy recovery. After all, Andrew, you still have so much more to give of your musical genius. Never let go!
Simon Whild
Oaken, S.Staffs UK


I’m thinking of you Andrew, positive energy coming your wayGet well soon. I look forward to the new DVD. Best wishes Steve
Steve Smith
Worthing, UK


Our thoughts are with you Andy. Thanks for all the great music (that I have only just discovered despite being a prog rock fan for over 30 years!). In Susan’s words: “Never give a day away, live for today”. All the best.
Mike Goodman
Gosford, NSW Australia


Andrew and Susan, you have proven to be a strong couple, made stronger by each other. In the past, as well as now and forever, all of our thoughts are with you in hard times and good. Music, well music. Your gift to us has always been appreciated and also will get us through our own hard times. Thank you. Be strong, be brave, and ha ha “keep a stiff upper lip” eh what.
Don Horton
Hollister, CA USA


To Andy, I wish you the best! Your music and especially your guitar playing have been a profound inspiration on me for many years. I’m sending you the most healthy energy I got, hope you can feel it! Get well! Matt Benson
Matt Benson
Rochester, MN USA


Dear Andrew, Me and all your brazilian fans are praying for your recovery. Faith in God ! We are waiting for the next Camel’s album…
Luiz Eduardo Vaz
Rio de Janeiro, RJ BRASIL


Andrew and Susan, I send you both my very best wishes during this difficult time. I hope all goes well with the BMT and look forward to reading the news that all is well. Your undoubted love will keep you strong. KeithieW XXXXXXX
KeithieW
London, UK


Well!!!! Something this way Andy was waiting! The transplant i believe that is the better. I wish all the best of the universe for you, and those who surround you. We create a positive environment, and all the good energies at all time. Please, put the diary and the letters, in translation to the Spanish also… for example; my english is not very good..haha To many people they liked it… PLEASE READS THIS. A KISS FOR ALL!
Ema
Argentina,


Sei stato capace di tenere in vita questo gigantesco gruppo, lo hai reso grande più che mai.. You Can Win, Andy. Italy loves you..
Giacomo
Oleggio, Italy


Dear Andrew & Susan, Greetings from your Irish pal. Life’s challenges are set to make us overcome and be made of strong stuff. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as I have a special connection with the main guy. Take care.
Pat Dillon
Dublin, Ireland


hi everyone. i’ve been a part of the camel family for over 30 years and proud to know the future is still coming,one hump and hurdle at a time.andy thanks for everything thru the years. i wish i was the donor.good health. barry
barry lanzarotta
pasadena, ca USA


We’re keeping the positive vibes flowing!
Kevin C. Delahanty
Newburyport, MA USA


Hope all goes well in November Andy. Looking forward to Camels ‘We’re Over It’ Tour!! Hopefully next year.
Graham Lines
St Albans, Herts UK


Bon courage a toi Andy et a tes proches. Je n’ai pas de doutes que tu reviennes nous donner du plaisir sur scene tres vite. Amities.
Michel SADY
Vieux Pont en Auge, 14140 FRANCE


Andrew, I first heard your music 26 years ago, loved it then and still love it. Your guitar and voice are so touching and hauntingly beautiful. I hope you are feeling well, and I wish for you the happiness and warm feelings that you have given to me and all your fans over the years.
Jim Newman
kittanning, pa. USA


I hope you will get better soon, Andy. This will not be an easy time for you, but hopefully it will comfort you to know that there are a lot of fans that still love your music and enjoy it every day. I still remember your last concert in Rotterdam, where you played tracks from A nod and a wink that I really love like Squigely Fair and For Today. Songs that are great and make me feel happy when I am down. Hopefully there will be a dvd/cd with one of these last concerts. I will definitely buy the Moondances one ! I wish you all the best and stay alive, I want to hear more of your music soon ! Love, René
René Kaptein
Leiden, Netherlands


Dear Andrew 😉 I still have fond memories of Camel’s gigs in Oslo in the seventies. All the best to you for a speedy recovery. Hope to see you again sometime. Bless !
Kjell Sandersen
Porsgrunn, Norway


your music has been given me so many great moments. I hope that all that good you have given to all your audience worldwide returns to you in good health.
Hugo Hernandez
Burlington, ON Canada


I have been a fan of your music for 26 years. Some of the best times in my life has had your music as the soundtrack. Thank You for the many many wonderful moments. When I read of your illness I was overwhelmed with sadness. I then realized whilst listening to Rain Dances that you will make it through your journey. CAMEL Music is some of the most healing music there is. You must now take your creative energy and turn it inward. Trust in your spirit. All of your many friends and fans are praying for you. Best Wishes to you Andrew. Your fans are looking forward to your recovery.
Alan Flint
San Diego, Ca USA


Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Your fans love you.
Moorglade
San Jose, CA USA


Andy- My best wishes to you as you face the challenge of the BMT procedures and subsequent recovery. You’ve given me great joy over the years with your music and it remains an honor I’ll never forget to have worked with you on staging the Camel gig at NEARfest in ’03. Susan- Keep being that rock for Andy! Janice sends you her regards as well. Peace, Rob
Rob LaDuca
Zeeland, MI USA


Dear Andrew & Susan… I wish you the very best in your up-coming BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant). I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. As I indicated in a previous message I have a number of chronic illnesses and your music has been very soothing and uplifting. If I had the opportunity to do, as you are going to do with the BMT, have a medical procedure to help improve your quality of life, I would jump at it! Better to burn out than to fade away. Best wishes and I’ll look forward to hearing some new music in a couple of years. Your fans won’t forget you!Take care and good luck! Steven Stehouwer
Steven Stehouwer (Stay-How-Err)
McLeod Hill, NB Canada


Andrew , and the rest of Camel during our time on Earth we can only give so much of ourselves in such a short period of time and with that i say thank you Andrew and Camel for all you have given your fans ..You have done for music what many others only wish they could have done..Thank you once again…Lanny Canady..Lakewood,California
Lanny Canady
Lakewood, CA USA


Just recently discovered Camel music and have acquired several recordingsthank-you for the exceptional music. I also wish you al the best with your health. You are never fully dressed without a smile!
Andrew Glennon
Cheshire, UK


Andy!!I wish you the best. Hope you recover very soon, i shall pray for yoy!!
Ed de Koff
The Haghue, Holland


Wish you the very best of everything… Keep on playing… see you soon in São Paulo
roberto lugatto
SÃO PAULO, SP BRASIL


Warriors will never loose, heads up and I will see you again here in são paulo. Susan take care of these guys ’cause you’re strenght in these BOYS veins. Good luck to all. Lu Cat
luiz carlos lugatto
são paulo, sp BRASIL


Hi Andrew, the journey with you and Camel over the last 30 years or so has been exilarating, enjoyable and so memorable and I look forward so much to future releases. Wishing you (and Susan) all the best for a speedy post-operative recovery
Terry Smith
Burntwood, UK


Andrew best wishes for a speedy recovery keep your chin up! Your music has been quite inspirational for me over the years. I started listening in ’72 and have never stopped! ~Joe
Joe Kruger
Williamson, NY USA


My prayers are with you. Get well soon, Andy. There’s so much more wonderful music to come from you yet.
Eddie Back
Lowestoft, UK


Thank you for the update Susan…..keep us posted on how things are going. Andy has a lot of fans throughout the world. He is one of the best friends that I have never met. I have spent countless hours over the last 30 years listening to Camel, and hope to hear new releases in the future. I pray that the bone marrow transplant is a success and Andy is able to return to the health he once knew and provide us with music for years to come. Hang in there, and know that there are legions of fans worldwide that are thinking about you. Rob
Rob Caldwell
Cleveland, USA


first saw camel in 1979 at the roxy in hollywood. was totally blown away by the intense spiritual quality of this fine progrock. the sheer talent of this band was mesmerizing!! five years ago icould not believe my eyes wheni saw this ad in the LAweekly “progrock legends at the troubadour”. i have been to many progrock concerts but this one left me and everyone in the audience breathless. camels music has given me and continues to give me inspiration in my everyday life. Andy may god bless you in your trials. get better soon! one of your number one fans, MARTIN
martin e gray
palmdale, calif USA


Andrew and Susan, We are just dropping by to send our very best to you both. We pray that the bone marrow treatment is successful and that Andrew gets back to good health soon. Warm regards, Bill & Billi
Bill & Billi Mazur
Reedley, CA USA


I’m a great fan of yours and i wish all you need for a quicker restablishment…i’m an énergétic doctor in France who utilise a new technic for the patients who have understood that all pathologies have an origine,émotional and mental.Don’t hésitate if you need help and précisions. And don’t be affraid,i’m not a freak of médecine,charlatan or member of some obscure sectes…all my thougths and support. savarino.eric91@wanadoo.fr
Eric Savarino
FRANCE


God’s speed for a healthy recovery, Andrew. I look forward to your next albums.
Dave Spruce
Staffs, UK


Wishing you 100% sucess in the operation. I have been unwell myself for some time and your music has allways lifted me and helped me through. Hope this wish in some small way helps you.
Ken Neale
Herts, England


Best wishes for your health and I hope that you will further make remarkable good songs for the rest of your life. Excuse my bad english and please come back to (music)life as soon as you can. Greetings from Germany Bernd
Bernd Solger
Wuppertal, NRW Germany


Lots of love and best wishes Andrew!
Rowan


Be strong Andy. I send you all my love and hope!
Alex Cabanillas
Azuaga, Ba Spain


Andy, I first saw you on stage in the mid-seventies. Thirty years later and I am still avidly listening to Camel. Thank you for so much beautiful music (a rarity in today’s musical climate). As I tell my own patients, a big part of coming out on top with any illness is having a positive attitude, being as happy as possible and perhaps above all having the support and encouragement of those around you. My thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery. I look forward to hearing more fantastic music and seeing you on stage in the near future. Best regards Robaire Beckwith
Robaire
Nantglyn, Wales


Hi Andy and Susan, Really sorry to hear about your illness Andy, hope you’re soon on the road to recovery. Also hope the move back to the UK went well and maybe catch up with you both some time? Chris and small dog send lots of love too. All the best, Martin Orford
Martin Orford
Bishops Waltham, Hampshire UK


I wish you all the best and hope you will soon feel better. Hope to see you once more on stage in Holland! Peter
Peter
Zevenbergen, Holland


hi susan , i’m someone who love Andrew Latimer , maybe he ll never imagine that he have fans in Egypt , i ll pray for him to be in good health , i cant imagine life without camel
khaled
cairo, egypt


Dear Andrew and Susan: I have been with you since The Snow Goose and my days as a teenager back home in England. I wish you both love and peace at this difficult time. Sncerely, Steve
Stephen Clarson
Cincinnati, OH USA


Get well soon Andrew. Nice to meet you and Susan at The Stables Milton Keynes on the last tour. Look forward to the next CD release. Never let go!
Mike Harris
London, UK


This is for Andrew Latimer; I have never known a musician who pured such great amounts of emotion into the music the way you did and do. You will always be the special one. You made yourself immortal, then the music you wrote, sang and played is eternal and will be heard by our children and their children. Get healthy soon. Shobeir, born in the year of Moonmadness.
Shobeir
Shiraz, Pars Iran


What an incredible guitarist! It is amazing the amount of your soul that bleeds through into your music. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Peace!
Eric Schulte
Breese, Illinois USA


Andy I’m sorry to hear about your ill health and wish you all the very best. Your guitar playing is the only guitar playing that always gets the hairs standing up on the back of my neck. Not one of the top guitarists anyone can name can get close to that. I last saw you live at the Waterfront in Norwich a few years ago and your solos gave me the biggest high I’ve for decades. All the very best, Richard.
Richard Ball
Norfolk UK


Your music has been a presence in my life for so many years. See you live in Madrid in 2003 was a dream come true. So, all the best and fast recovery to full health. NEVER LET GO!
Andy
Portugal


all my family listen camel. is the best band forever. feeling = latimer, guitarist = latimer. you are incredible andrew. with your songs, sometimes cry.. the music, really, is fabulous, transmits thinks..special thinks. speccialy camel.. some songs… ohh, is so much… in this moment, i listen lawrence.. all the positive energy for you Andy. you made great influence marked in the music, specially in the guitar. i’m 15 years old, and i play the guitar.. when i discovered camel, i never imagine was going to be so much. My dream is listen you live.. see you personally..is another think in the world.. oh, Thanks for all Andy. Do not forget Argentine
emiliano
ARGENTINA,


Hello Andy, To youall the best towards returning to full health. To you and your band members of the yearsyou are simply the best guitarist I have heard when it comes to making it sing the way you bend the strings. You are a master. I am hopeful that you will be able to continue to play for as long as you live and never let age stop you. I purchased both of you DVD’s(autograpghed) and was hoping some day to see something come of your jam session at the end of the first DVD. Thanks for all of your music as it has been a part of my life since first hearing Moonmadness back in 1976. It has been a part of my life since and I will take it with me up to my last breath. My very best regards and my energy to you for your health, Grant Fleury gjfleury@sympatico.ca
Grant Fleury
Sudbury, Ont Canada


AndyYour music has always been an inspiration to me. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Eric Porter
Saratoga, NY USA


Mr. Latimer, I was at NEARFest the year that you played. It was a fantastic concert and I was truly inspired. I liked Camel before, but since that concert I became a fan. You are definitely a musical inspiration. Get well soon and come back to NEARFest. Best wishes,Victor
Victor
Birmingham, AL USA


Hi Andy, Hope you’re on the road to recovery soon. I’ll look forward to the next Camel album when you’re feeling better. I’m sure you can match the excellence of A Nod and a Wink. All the best, Paul
Paul
Middlesbrough, Uk


Andy, Since 1970 I have seen many gigs including most of the world’s best known sophisticated bands many times(Zep, Yes, Floyd, Genesis etc). I am a member of the UK Classic Rock Society, and the gig you played for us at Rotherham in 1997 was one of the best musical experiences I have known. Seeing such musicianship and energy at such close quarters (only a few feet away) was fantastic. It left me, a sober serious 42 year old, on a high for weeks. Thank you, and my very best wishes for your recovery.
Neil
Lincoln, UK


hello andy, i’m a great fan of you and the band. i hope you get better soon. i saw you playing in vlissingen and in my oppinion you are the best gitarist ever .i hope you come soon to holland again.greetings to your wife and band.
m de rijk
walsoorden, Netherland


We offer our prayers for your health (Andy). Reading Susan’s words is encouraging even for us from a distance. Such wisdom expressed with aplomb is a gift from heaven. Keep pushing forward. Do not fear. Continue to be the inspiration yo have been to the world. Be Blessed… Looking forward to the next studio album.
Ismael Roberto
Yabucoa, PR USA


Andrew & SusanThinking of you during these difficult times’Slow Yourself Down’thanks for the music and all the best for the future…
Graham
Northampton, England


Andy, You are one of my greatest inspirations. Your composing and solo improvisations led by the mesmorizing warm guitar sound is so moving and special unlike anything else out there. I always think of your career as a big journeyvisiting and mixing many styles of music with great successrock, fusion, classical, pop ,and even new age in Nude (a real favourite!). You’ve been a real “Camel” in the music desert for so long, always maintaining your incrdible feel. We here in Israel have formed a Camel tribute band, and are playing around 25 Camel tunes at the moment from all albums up to Nude, and it feels great doing it. The latest news really shocked me. So I really hope we hear good news from now on. I join everyone in saying: never let go!
Yonatan Doron
Rishon Lezion, Israel


Dear Andy! You Knowall is in your hands. You ‘re able to be 100 % healthy.Believe. And We all know, you know it. We’are waiting for new album. Don’t forget it.
Bohdan
Cieszyn, POLAND


Dear Andy, NEVER LET GO. youre music is my light and guidenes. get well soon
Ya’ara
Reut, Israel


great
Dan
Leamington, Warwickshire Great Britain


Andy! The guitar is a sensitive lady in your hands, and she always cry. Listening to the Lawrence ending solo, the best ever note selection on earth, while crying to death, I can’t believe it is a human being’s composition. Andy tell us your secrets! Here in Iran/Tehran, there is a coffee shop in Tochal mountain, playing Rajaz all the time. Even for this mountain and its tired mountaineers you shouldn’t stop. World is waiting for unborn masterpieces in your mind. Do not stop! Best wishes to you and Susan,
Pasha Golshani
Tehran, Iran


andy, wherever you are and whatever you’re doing, always remember that you’re one of my favourite musicians and what you did with camel during the last 35 years will always be an inspiration and a milestone for me. and for thousands of camel fans all over the world. YOU’RE GREAT!!!
massimo
milano, italy


Andrew, your writing and musicianship has inspired the musician in both of us, and changed our vision of what music can bebe strong and let positive energy flow. All our Best!
Robert and Christina
Loveland, CO USA


Dear Andy, It seems news of your health problems reached me a bit late. In any case, I will be thinking of you and playing Camel as often as possible. It was great having you in the US, but glad you are back home! I wish you strength and productive writing sessions!
Jed Levin
New York, NY USA


Dear Andy, Please know you are appreciated and loved all over the world. Your music has always been a great oasis for me. All the best.
David
NJ USA


Hi Andy. Once again I sit here and listen to LIES. (your song). I could just sit and listen to it for hours and hours. I can’t believe that anyone can write something like this. It’s just so unbelivably fantastic. As i have said in previous notes me and my father have listened to you probably more than a lot of other people who writes here. I guess he (my father) thinks of himself as the biggest Camel fan in the family, but I¨’m startin to disagree, because I’m a gigantic fan of all Camel ever written. Just don’t get worse, get a lot better and bewitch me with your music once again! Hope I hear a lot more new albums from you!
Anton Larsen
Hommekvik, Norway


Dear Andrew and Suzan, I wish you all the power, wishdom, blesses, luck and help to walk this stoney road. And I hope we can talk about later in good health.
Peter (Radio Aalsmeer) Boogaard
Zwanenburg, Netherlands


Even here in the tropics we’re with you 100%. Get well and Never let Go! Max
Max Furrer
Caracas, Venezuela


Dear Andy My prayers are with you. I hope you’ll get well soon and continue writing, singing and playing.
Efe
Ankara, Turkey


I will pray for ur well being Andrew. A HERO like you is born once in a lifetime. God Bless Ya
Avinash
Bangalore, KA INDIA


Dear Susan and Andrew, from Argentina, we are all stay with you. We hope the best for you, please hand up and wait for you in the future. Best regards.
Pablo
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Dear Andrew, since I got my first Camel album, thirty years ago, when I as 15, Camel has been the musical experience of my life. All my love and support to you my friend, for I cannot express in words what you have given to me.
augusto
montreal, qc canada


Dearest Andy, I won’t beat about the bush, at the ripe old age of 47 I have grown up with Camel and possess every sinew of music you have legally released and to this day I manage to turn someone’s ear now and again. Thanks to you although I now have a respectable job, in my youth I can honestly say it was down to you and Steve Hillage that I first dabbled in the beautiful world of brain enhancing substances and I wouldn’t change a thing. You must get better and you will. Mark. x
Mark Gobin
London, UK


Susanmany thanks for the update. I’m thinking of you both and sending you all my love and best wishes. Please keep us up to date with Andy’s operation. It would be nice to know the approximate date, so I can keep him in my thoughts and prayers. I know I’m here in Belgium, but if I can help with anything for CP I’d be a willing volunteer! You have my details on file – please don’t hesitate to ask!
Tim Evans
Jambes, Belgium


Best wishes I have enjoyed Camel music for longer that I can remember, and I will continue enjoying your music. I am patient waiting for your recovery so another album can be made for us hear new sides of Camel music. Don’t give up, know that you have thousands of friends.
Arno Larsen
Kristiansand S, Norway


Andy, May you find the inspiration in overcoming your disease that you have given others over so many years. I remember the tears of joy you gave me at Reading Festival in the rain 30 years ago. I wish you a speedy recovery and look forward to the next 30 years of beautiful Camel music.
Ian Finch
London, UK


The best music band of all times. Mr. Latimer i wish you luck in your surgery and hope to see awesome melodies again. Just speak from your heart.
Onur Baysal
Istanbul, TURKEY


Dear Andy and Susan, I am convinced that you will find the strength to overcome this difficult period that is lying ahead of you. Never let go……..
Hans Schilleman
Wassenaar, ZH The Netherlands


I have been enlightened by your art since the 70s, and I still think your playing is a gift for us all. Please do feel better soon, I know its hard to fight a chronic illness. (I have one also) Rajaz is a favorite. Love to you and yours,,, Cori
Corinne Johnson
Big Lake , ak USA


My best to you and Susan, your music means so much to me.
Barrie Deatcher
sherwood park, AB Canada


Dear Andy I know you are a strong and positive man, so I am sure you will overcome fast, also you have the best support you can have: Susan. We are expecting your comeback to México.
Miguel Angel Pichardo
México city, D.F. México


Hello Andy and all on call, May all the good that your music has brought, flow back to you in battling this disease. You’re in my thoughts… All the best, Marcel
Marcel H
Nijmegen, Netherlands


Hello Andy and Susan, i wish you to feel better as fast as possible, and i’m glad to see that so many and different people on the planet can dream with your music and i feel that it is one solution to make people closer than they can be. Your music is a common way of life for so many differnet people, and it’s over all politics considerations and it’s an hope for the future of the planet. Your music is a bridge across everyone and i like it. Excuse my bad english but i’m a french doctor that appreciate you since 30 years Kind regards ErickNiceFrance
Erick
Nice, France


Andrew, your music gave inspiration and happiness to many. I wish you the same. Our hopes and prayers are with you.
GM
CA USA


Best wishes to everyone at CP from all of us at Expose Magazine. We’re all wishing Andrew a speedy recovery and return to active status (glad to hear you’re doing it more on *your* terms this time around). Everyone knows there’s still some great music in the tank, Andrew- we can’t wait to hear it! Cheers!
Paul Hightower
San Jose, CA USA


Andrew, your music has meant much to me in my lifetime, and I hope and pray that you will begin to feel better soon. Much love and blessings to you on a speedy recovery and to your family. Love Charles
Charles “Thekouderwunz” Alvarez
Bronx, NY USA


Camel’s performance, and Andy’s playing in particular, at NEARfest in 2003 literally made me weep. Thank you so much. Never let go.
Cliff
Jacksonville, FL USA


Hey Andy, Never let go… your music is eternal.
Chris Oldenhof
Zoetermeer, The Netherlands


Thanks for everything Andy and Susan, wishing you all th every best for the procedure and a full and speedy recovery. You’ve given me so much for so long, if there’s anything I can do for you then please shout.All our love from the Fielders
Alan Fielder
Southampton, England


AndyIt’s 30 years ago this week since I first saw you live, on the Rain Dances TourColston Hall, Bristolmy first gig, and still fresh in my memory today. I sincerely wish you a successful and speedy recoveryand thanks for all the live memories!
Nick
London, UK


Dear Andrew, All the best to you. I will play your fantastic music with the hope that your health will soon be better.
Gert-Jan
the Netherlands


Hi Andy & Susan, Thank you very much for the update of Oct. 10 th. We were really wondering how you were doing. You ‘ll be in our thoughts always and we will give you our strenght. We’re sure you will be ok, we wish we could do more for you. Take care, dear friends ! Very warm regards, Jef & Ilona
Jef Heylen
Retie, Belgium


Are you coming to Argentina again ?? I hope to see you soon. Best regards!!
Marcelo M
Bs As, Argentina


Andrew you will blaze through this like one of your many solos you never forget once heard! Life is a fight on a daily basis and your at the top of a winning team from all of us to you! John
John Marzich
Arroyo Grande, Ca USA


Andy, all these years you gave us the gift of your music. I believe that the real soundtrack of my life has been your music. Camel melodies gave me the strength in the good moments and in the bad moments. Right now use that strength to recover and we will wait for your new work. My best wishes for you and Susan.
Jordi Albà
Barcelona, Spain


Dear Andy, I would like to express my most sincere wish for a successful procedure and quick recovery. I’ve been a great admirer of your guitar playing since the late 1970s and finally saw you and the band on the 2003 farewell tour at the Birchmere in Virginia. What an inspirational show, your raw energy and emotion were captivating. Thanks for the great music!
Michael Yablonski
Falls Church, VA USA


Dear Andrew and Susan, Please receive from the bottom of our hearts our best thoughts and wishes for Andrew’s surgery. He’ll surely will keep giving us with some of the best music of all time. Without his art our life can’t be the same. Always remember that.
Andres Valle
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Dear Andy, I wish you all the best, and I hope your the days in the middle of November will help you to get over your disease… Take your time to recover… See you someday!
Bjarne Kell Andersen
Copenhagen, Denmark


Andy an Susan I am pleased to hear that something positive is being done for Andy. I know that anybody who knows anything about Camel and your attitude to music and more importantly people, wish you every success with what is ahead. Keep strong
Rob Hollis
England


All the best Susan and Andy. I’ve just received the newsletter (dated 10th October 2007) and all I can say is never let go. I am sure everything will be ok. I just hope you feel our sincere support and that will help you to keep that strength of yours that has been an inspiration that has enlightened our lives in many ways.
Mon
Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain


Force Andy ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ As soon as you recover I want to you on tour in Argentina
Ezequiel
Berisso, Argentina


I have been meaning to send a note for a while now. Just to say the effect from Andy and Camel Music has been and always will be truly ‘inspirational’. We look forward to a future Camel!………
Billy Heathwood
Glasgow, UK


Hello Andy, I’ve been a fan of your music for about 10 years. Your guitar playing and sense of timing is immaculate. I’m not going to compare your playing with anyone else’s, because it is totally yours, and Camel’s music is unique in the world. Whenever I am ill or unhappy, I listen to music. It is everywhere in the world. Your playing on “Ice” and “Lunar Sea” take me to places that transcend pain. Best wishes to you and Susan. Andrew.
Andrew
Brisbane, Queensland Australia


Hello Andy, Well let me say first that I am listening to some music from the Echoes album on my computer. Lady Fantasy is my all time favorite Camel song. I am 49 years old and the only time I got to see Camel was 1975 in Fort Worth Texas when you were the warmup group for Wishbone Ash, one of my favorite bands. You have such a smooth guitar sound that conveys so much emotion when I listen to your playing. Well I just wanted to say how much I apprecitate your music over the years. I will pray for you and your family. Take care and God bless you.
Matt Anderson
Dallas, TX USA


Dear Andy, I am a “boy” of 47 years and I have discovered many years ago by chance your music. And it was as an illumination, a lightning. I love to play and unfortunately I have not been able to be a musician, but I am growing old behind a desk in a narrow office. I am able however to tell you that while I am working listening the music, also yours, and only the music allows me to be able to fly aloft. Thanks Andy, continuous to write your beautiful music (ICE, for example). Pippo
Pippo Messina
Palermo, ITA Italy


Hello Andy, You’ve be an inspiration. As far as lead guitar in music is concerned your one of the best. Your melodic guitar voice in your music made me rethink the way I played. I was never able to make a career out of playing professionally, but everyone who has heard me play would always ask how I developed “my style” the answer was always Andy Latimer of Camel. As we all get older, remember “rust never sleeps”. Get well soon. Danny…Andy Latimer fan for life!
Daniel Birzak
Clarksville, MD USA


Your music continues inspiring all of us who found a heart beat and all the skies beyond in the music. Even the younger fan is inspired by it. Myself being 26. I have found all the answers in there. Lady Fantasy was my song of choice to tell my soul mate that I wanted her in my life. That song enabled me to do that from a distance where I was safe. Keep up the good work and get well soon. Phil P.S. It is a shame you have never performed with David Gilmour. HINT HINT
Phil
Wirral, UK


DEAR ANDY AND SUSAN: MAY THE LOVE OF US ALL, HELP YOU THROUGH. BLESS YOU!
Xavier Pohlenz
mexico D,f,, MEXICO


Merci pour votre belle musique qui touche notre esprit et notre coeur. à bientôt
Gilles
Quebec, QC Canada


Andy: Thank you for your music, God bless you. We love you.
Chess Munguía
Distrito Federal, Mex Mexico


Dear Andy, I hope you’ll recover from this disease. I also hope you will relase a new album that will make us dream of happiness. And remember: NEVER LET GO!!!!!
Francesco Durin
Brescia, BS Italy


Hold on dear Andy. Always with you!
Ennio
Venezia, Italy


Come on, Andy! Your Guitar Voice is soul and heart melted into heaven. Keep on creating inmortal sounds and making us cry and feel! Thank you
Jorge
Madrid, Spain


I just wanted you to know that in my testament have mentioned “play the ´selva´ and ´today´ on my grave. your ´coming of age: ice´is adorable.
homayoon
sweden


Just to let you know that I never drive while listening to Camel.Camel Listening is more dangerous to drunk driving to me. I have fallen in love with a “Lady Fantacy” as I found my spirit in Rajaz while departing from “Harbor of Tears”…Your voice and scream of your guitar is always in my ears! I moved from IRAN to AUSTRALIA while having your songs 22 hours in my ears…Wish you health and my dream is to see you playing live on stage!:)
Amir
Broadmeadow, NSW Australia


WRITING THIS NOTE NEXT TO ANDREW WHOM I HAVE MET FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE HAVE GIVEN EACH ALL THE ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE FUTURE AND I FOR ONE LOOK FORWARD TO MANY MORE SESSIONS IN THE FUTURE.
RICHARD BLADY
BATH, UK


I have followed Camel since the early 1970’s right the way through to seeing you on the ‘Farewell Tour’. It goes without saying that your music has inspired and filled my life. Its so good to hear you are back in England. Not so good to hear of your condition but that is tempered by the positvity that Susan speaks of. Welcome back to England!
Russell Search
Shefford, UK


To be honest,i am very sad having heard about your health problem,i hope,very hopefully that you will recover your health and making great graceful and beautyful music i ever known,oh yes in Indonesia there are some Camel fans,even Colin Bass once came here! and there are Camel cover band too,i hope when you succesfully recover you will came too Indonesia too pay visit and playing music with your fans
Firman
Surabaya , Indonesia


Dear Andy, we are waiting for more amazing music from you. Please recover sooner. Wish to you strong health. God, save the Camel!
Emil
Moscow, Russia


Dear Andrew ! Best Wishes from Germany to you and Susan. I love your Music from 1977today and I say.” YOU ARE THE GUITAR-JESUS”!!! I hope, you are ok ? For the Future best wishes to you and Susann and God bless you,Susann and all the Camel-Fans in this World. We Love You 🙂
Rainer Jaspersen
Dollerup, 24989 Germany


Dear Andy, Your songs always give me strength in my hardest times. I wish you all the best. Take care.
TUGYAN AYAN
ANKARA, TURKEY


THANK YOU ANDY FOR ALL THE DREAMS SHARED, FOR ALL THE MAGIC AND FOR KEEPING THE FLAME ALIVE. GO ON, THE ARE STIL CAMEL SEEDS TO BE PLANTED IN OUR HEARTS.
Juan Carlos Arias
Caracas, Venezuela


Thank you for all your music and for all i feel when i listen to your music. All the best for the best guitarist and composer on this planet.Waiting for your new album.Don´t give up.
rafael cerda
alicante, spain


You are a light in this earth. God bless you and your music. THANK YOU.
Diego
Guatemala


Hi Andy, Hi Susan. Sorry to hear about your illness Andy. I wish u well in the future and hope that your health will steadily improve to give u a great quality of life. I first Camel one sunday in 1978 while I was stocktaking in Sainsburys at Forest Hill,in south east London. The album was Moon Madness and i really liked what i heard. I asked my manager who it was. Three months later I bought Moon Madness and Camel have been my favourite band ever since. Ive got all the albums (twice) and replaced them all with CDs. On my bedroom wall i have a signed poster (Dust and Dreams)so i think of Camel every day. Thank you so much for all the great times i have hadlistning to albums and loads of concerts. They are like photo reminding me of so many good times. I look forward to the new album and mini concerts when u are feeling much better. love to u both and take care.
Ian
USA


For me, your album Snow Goose will always be one of my favourites, perfect to listen to on a long journey on the train or while chilling out at home. Many thanks Steve
Steve Mollatt
Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom


Andy, never forgotten your concert in Madrid in 2003,I hope that you get well soon , and all of us can listen new music from a new album … God bless Andy Latimer
manuel fernandes
lisbon, portugal


Love is the greatest force in the Universe, Andy. Your fans love you dearly. I hope that power will help you fight this and emerge stronger. To a brilliant guitarist. All the very best. Geoff
Geoff P
Gloucestershire, UK


Trzymaj sie;, Andy! Dzie;ki Tobie i muzyce Camel przez.y?em mnóstwo cudownych chwil, jedtem pewien, z.e wcia;z. be;dziesz sprawia? wszystkim fanom wiele rados’c’i!
?ukasz
Szczecin, Polska


HELLO ANDY,YOUR MUSIC IS THE VERY BEST,BEEN A FAN SINCE THE START,GIVES ME THE GREATSET OF PLEASURE TO LISTEN ALLWAYS.MY VERY BEST WISHES TO YOU FOR THE FUTURE.FRANK
Frank Simons
Gloucester, UK


occhini.daniel@orange.fr
Occhini daniel
la roche sur foron, 74800 France


A very great sadness about andy’s condition but a very big courage to you all for afront this new difficult road.. your friend daniel
Occhini daniel
la roche sur foron, 74800 France


Hello Andy. I was with Susan Middleton at her house in France just the other day, and she told me you weren’t too well. I’m sorry to hear about your illness, and I hope life is not too difficult for you. I’ll never forget those dates in Holland with Headwaiter!! Long time ago now. My email address is . . .

. If you can, please remove this link after you have read it. Wishing you all the best, Sev
Sev Lewkowicz
St Chinian, France


Andy Latimer has brought beautiful music to this world. I will pray for him to continue his life’s work
IL Schwartz
Quincy, IL USA


I am very sorry to hear about your illness. I have listened to your music ever since I was introduced to me in 1976 while I was still living in the Netherlands. “Mirage” and “Raindances” are my favorites. Hang in there. It would be great to hear one more concert if you and the rest of the group could make it out this way.
Caroline van Marrelo
St Louis , MO USA


Thank you for your fantastic music. Best wiches forever.
EPA
Madrid, Spian


Dear Andy, I was very sad to hear about your heath condition. I have been a big fan of your unique, melodic style since the early 80’s. I wish you all the best and hope that your health will soon improve.
Frank
Copenhagen, Denmark


The buoyancy and hope in your playing is one of the reasons I’m still around. Thank you.
Steve
USA


Don’t give up Andy. We are waiting for You back to Poland!!! See You.
Tom
Bydgoszcz, Poland


Dear Andrew and Susan : As so may are expressing in this guest book, the music of Camel have been a major part of my life from the very first release of the band. I love all the albums but recently Dust and Dreams and Harbour of Tears are the ones that get spun repeatedly in this household. Such gorgeous music ! I wish you nothing but the best and thank you so much for your music over the years. My prayers are with you! All the best, Brian H. +
Brian Henley
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Dear Andrew and Susan, The reason why I turn to play guitar was the moment I discovered Camel. I didn’t knew there was a more bright and singing way to play an electric guitar the way Andrew did. And still I’m thinking the same way. I also discovered that music can be an adventure in stead of a tune out of some speakers. It change my way of listening and now I am a (not proffesional) guitarplayer for already 30 year. I saw Camel in Rotterdam in ± 1982 in De Doelen. One friend of us was suffering from a broken leg and you came to us after the great gig and we talked a little time with each other. In the line up there was Tom Scherpenzeel on keyboard. The gig was a picture in our minds which will never fade away. I read the artricle of the illness of Andrew. I always try to find some news about him after the Camel years. I hope very much Andrew and Susan can deal with it a long time. I hope you can record some things and I will follow it with my interrest. Mayby Andrew will find some musicians and singers to assist him with the new material. Because musice and the tone of Andrew never lost! I hope you find a way to do your things and be happy with it. Rob Smith Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Rob Smith
Rotterdam, the Netherlands


I have been a huge fan for 30 years. To this day, Ice is still my all time favourite song (For Today being a close second) Reading through your Guestbook, I must say that I am blown away by the comments. You obviously have been blessed with a very special gift. I can’t compare with other fan clubs, having never read any others, but I doubt that there are many musicians who have touched others people lives the way you have. There are a lot of brilliant musicians out there and you are obviously one of them. Your music touches the soul in an almost spiritual way and very few people have this gift. Thank you for the magical music you have given us over the years and I pray for your recovery. God bless. JM
Jean-Michel
London, UK


Hi Andrew! I just wanted to tell that Your music is like a drug that can heal anything. Once I heard Camel, I can surely say it’s the most sparkling jewel in my music collection. I wish You good health and also I wish You to keep making fantastic music. Greetings from Latvia 😉
Kriss
Riga, Latvia


Dear Andy: I only want to give back to you a little part of all the wonderful sensations you have been giving us all this time. I was looking at your shows since 1981 in Pontevedra (i think we had a common friend there (an english teacher named Ian) until the Farewell tour. This was specialy amazing. When i begin the night hearing Lady Fantasy i was totally shocked. Thank you again. Best wishes
cesar herrero
Xátiva (Valencia), Spain


Andy, you have brought so much joy to so many people all over the world. Your music is timeless and we are still enjoying it every day!! We are very grateful for this. I hope this will give you the strenght to fight your illness.
Rob Keemink
The Netherlands, USA


AndyI’ve been a fan from the early 70’s and I’ve always held you up as my favorite guitarist. You’ve always displayed such feel, taste and emotion in your playing and composition and you’ve been an inspiration. I recall when you first put out the newsletter after moving to California and how you took the time to pen a personal note on that first issue. That was class. I finally got to see you in concert a few years back at the Bottomline in New York and the Nearfest Festival. It was pure magic! I hope you’re around to give us much more music and best wishes with your health struggles.
Ralph Jessie
Topsham, ME USA


All the best to you all and thanks for your Music !!! “*”
Gerlof Zijlstra
Velp , Nederland


Andy, You went to school with my mum (Hilary Pirie), you knew my Dad (John Wyatt) and my godfather was in your band (Doug). I think you may have even been at my christening! I’ve always listened to Camel and just want to send my best on behalf of everyone. Best regards, Noel Wyatt (noel_wyatt@hotmail.com)
Noel Wyatt
New York, NY USA


I’m sad for your sickness and hope you get better. Also look forward to seeing you here in Brazil, as I’m only 16 years old and didn’t see you in 2001. So please don’t retire forever… :PpP
Martini
Brazil


Dear Andrew, i’m really sorry to hear about your health condition. I did’n know, otherwise I’d write earlier. Anyway, I just want to thank you for all this years of excelent music, part of them under the silent oppression of unstable health. I know what it’s like, for I have some health problems too. I don’t know if you and/or Susan are religious but I believe in God and his Help… I promise I will pray for you both and everything’s gonna be alright…
Raimundo
Santiago, Chile


J’ai 50 ans et j’écoute Camel depuis l’age de 20 ans. Merci pour tous les concerts ou j’ai pu aller. Mes enfants aujourd’hui écoute Camel. MERCI Bon courage Jeff
Jeff
paris, france


Hi Andy : My daugther is now trying to play snowgoose;do you have writen the sheet for the flute part? Don’t give up!! We need you now not only as a musician,but like a teacher for the ones who love music like you. Always love from my family and I. Antonio E Campos (916)730-5195 cell. (usa) dgdesing@sbcglobal.net 2959 quinter way Sacramento,CA 95835 always love for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ANTONIO E CAMPOS
SACRAMENTO, ca USA


Don’t give up, Andy! You are one of real gods od rock music ever. You must win and come back to your BIG army of fans. For many of us, you are one of raison d’etre, and, like your song say: “YOU ARE THE ONE”. Best wishes. We love you. Sasa and friends from Serbia.
sasa veljkovic
zajecar, serbia


Please cut the rubbish in this Guestbook ! We’re trying to give our support to a wonderful man and musician who means a lot to us and who has difficult times. You can see how many we are. if you do not have anything good to add, stay out !! Dear Andy & Susan, some people never learn. All the best from Jef. Take care !
Jef Heylen
Retie, Belgium


You have been a part of my life since I was 14 years old and will be untill the day I die. Both of you look after each other and love will see you through. All the best.
Ian D
Argyll, Scotland


Music connects to soul and soul connects to God. When I listen to your music or watch your DVDs, I really feel something strange inside me. My soul feels your celestial music and I feel the same thing you feel while you’re playing. You speak with your guitar to God and I can hear it.
Farhad
Tehran,IR


Andy, the loser who posted the 8 messages in row hates his own life. Forget that crap he posted. Its the same person because all 8 messages are in CAPS. I grew up with CAMEL, you guys made my days. I was recently given TOTAL PRESSURE DVD. Awesome. You make guitar playing look easy.
Alesisqs1
Martinez, CA USA


Hi Andy, Camel have so more fans only in Zajecar than you can imagine. You will be “the first light” for me and my friends and I still hope that we see you in Serbia very soon. Common Andy, we need you! Best wishes to You and Susan! P.S. Sorry for my Tarzan English
Bane
Zajecar, Serbia


LATIMER = GOD
Andrea
Cordoba, Argentina


Ignorant poor…. There are times..the life is seen otherwise… Latimer see the life otherwise… from a second to other, the life can change… Latimer!, you are genius of music… and the genius, ther happen things that we do not know… For something we came to the world…The unknown universe, based on the unknown truth. In these moment,, you! Andy; you are hoping the real thing. “Man is born with the will to survive, He’ll not take no for an answer!” (Never Let Go) And…survive…why?. Nobody’s know. ¡ANDY! ¡YOU CREATED THE BEST MUSIC!
GERARDO
Buenos Aires, CAMEL FAN ARGENTINA


HOPE YOU ARE FEELING WELL .LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU AND SUSAN SOONHOW ARE YOU FINDING ENGLAND AGAIN PS THANKS FOR THE MUSIC
MICK DANVERS
SURREY, UK


Hold on, Andy! You’re great!
Arek
Poland


One of the first bands that I enjoyed were Camel. I have ejoyed seeing you live in Edinburgh and would like you to try to get up here again. You have given me a lot of musical enjoyment, I wish you all the best. I work in the health service and I see first hand that being positive and keeping ‘moving’ really makes all the difference. KEEP POSITIVE AND MAKE THE MOST OF LIFE, DO THE THINGS YOU ENJOY, IT WILL OWRK WONDERS.
Ken Lyall
Aberfeldy, Scotland


“Man is born with the will to survive, He’ll not take no for an answer” (NEVER LET GO) ANDY IS THE BEST
Oscar y Leticia
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Hi Andrew Your music has been a source of joy and wonder for me ever since I stumbled on Mirage over thirty years ago. It must feel wonderful to have brought so much pleasure to so many for so long. That’s a great gift that most of us will ever know. All the best Herb
Herb Curlee
Jacksonville, FL USA


Je préfère écrire en français pour exprimer toute ma gratitude à Andy Latimer, dont la musique m’accompagne depuis 34 ans au moins. Je me souviens aussi de deux magnifiques concerts de Camel en Lorraine dans les années 1980. De tous les groupes que j’ai pu écouter ou voir, c’est Camel qui m’a sans doute le plus marqué. Je viens seulement d’apprendre qu’Andy était souffrant. Je vous souhaite beaucoup de patience et de courage à tous les deux. Bien amicalement, Gérard Lesquoy
Gérard LESQUOY
Jarny, FRANCE


Think of you often as I have a framed, signed poster in our family room. sitting here on Saturday morning watching the Footage II DVD loving life. Wishing you more good days than bad ahead. take care of yourself.
Mark Sullivan
Simi Valley, CA USA


Andrew, I just want to say thank you.
João Carneiro
Lisbon, Portugal


Thank you for your music which remains for me the best Progressive Rock I ever heard and listen. Now it’s quite a long time without new stuff, but I do understand that you were pretty busy since a couple years ! Anyway, if your return in England can help to see you again on stage in Europe at least,somewhere in France I hope, that will sound like the best present you can make to your fans. All the best to you all, musicians and everybody around. François
Francois DELLA CHIESA
Tomblaine, 54 FRANCE


Andy, durante años he escuchado tu música. Tus melodias son únicas. Tu musica me lleva a otra dimensión! Sahara..! En este momento estoy escuchando esas notas tan especiales que brinda esta canción. Camel es el mejor grupo que escuche por años. Mi sueño seria verte en vivo, ya que nunca tuve la oportunidad de ver un recital. Igualmente, convencido de que te curaras, me encantaria que brindes un gran concierto, hasta que sea histórico!. En fin Andy, tu guitarra me exprime el cerebro!. Es un sonido inigualable. Lo mejor de lo mejor para ti que te lo mereces!
Sebastian
Monterrey, Mexico


A N D Y I S G O D …CAMEL IS THE BEST!… THE BEST WISHES FOR YOU ANDY, ARGENTINA LOVES CAMEL
Roberto
MENDOZA, MDZ ARGENTINA


My best wishes to Andy, one of the finest musicians in the world, indeed
Ramiro Martínez
México, DF Mexico


I’M SORRY IT’S TAKEN ME SO LONG TO REALISE YOU ARE A STATIONARY TRAVELLER. I’VE JUST VISITED THE WEB SITE HAVING NOT DONE SO IN A LONG TIME. HANG IN THERE
IAIN LAWRIE
SCOTLAND, UK


Hello Andy, With Autumn in the air here in Tennessee and the rich colors of the trees turning in my eyes, I just want to wish you the very best of health and continued recovery. May your harvest of new music be plentiful this season and hopefully we’ll be hearing the fruits of your labors very soon. May God bless you and Susan always.
Michael A. Adashefski
Smyrna, TN USA


Dear Andy & Sue Today I was listening to pressure points and thinking about you and your incredible talent, still “ it takes my breath away and goes straight to my heart”. Andy, I strongly believe you can pass these difficult moments and bring to the world many masterpieces; you always have our thoughts and prays. God bless.
Nader Chodani
Toronto, Canada


DEAR ANDREW,YOUR MUSIC HAS BEEN SUCH AN INSPIRATION TO ME AND HELPED ME THROUGH VARIOS LOWS IN MY LIFE TAKE GREAT CARE AND THINKING OF YOU REGARDS A LONG STANDING CAMEL SUPPORTER
PHIL MARKHAM
LANCASTER, LANCS ENGLAND


Today (September 7, 2007)I played the Single Factor and then ‘googled’ Andys name and sadly here I am. I am going to replay that compact disk with Andy peace and health in mind. I am so grateful to have a collection of Camel music!
Brian Schild
Poynette, WI USA


Now must be the time to produce what you want, and not what others may wish. I trust you will get it all out !! Best Wishes.
Peter McConnell
Chapel en le Frith, High Peak UK


Andrew, Just got into Camel a couple of years ago. I listen to your music a ton and can’t seem to overplay your tasteful rockin’ melodies. Hope you don’t mind I recorded myself playing your Never Let Go arpeggio (still can’t figure out how you wrote it) and use it as a ringtone for my phone. Take care.
Geoff Orbegoso
Uxbridge, MA USA


Andy espero que te mejores y estes pronto con tu familia, es hora que disfrutes, ya que durante estos 25 años nos has hecho disfrutar a los demas. Todavia me estremezco cuando escucho todas tus canciones y creeme todas ellas forman parte de mis recuerdos y de mi vida. Nos vimos en Barcelona, en la Sala Bikini el 12 de Octubre del 2003, y tuvo el privilegio de saludarte, darte un apreton de manos y sentirme por un momento el hombre mas importante de este mundo. Un fuerte abrazo y animo.
Jose J. Capilla
Castellón, España


olá,quero dizer que acho Camel a melhor banda de rock que ja escutei.Tenho 44 anos sou de origem libanesa e agradeço a vc, Andy por fazer uma musica tao bela! parabens!! Felicidades!!
farid jose
itabirito, mg brasil


Dear Andrew, I just wanted to wish you all the best. Your music means very much to me and I will never forget the Camel concerts I saw. They will always belong to my most valuable memories.
Miriam
Germany


Been with you since ’76. Never let go of the music. Pete
Pete Thomas
Mold, Wales


so sempre io ,io e mi cugino ve salutamo perkè se annamo a stura na camel light ovviamente.bella a tutti,grazie camel.
nando
collefiorito, ita roma


Look after yourself Andy and I sincerely hope that you will feel good enough to do a small tour! Your music still inspires, as it has ever since I first heard Camel in 1975! Best wishes. Colin
Colin Leppard
Somerset, England


Andy, I sincerely hope that your health gets back to as near normal as possible. I would love a new album and tour, but at the end of the day your health is more important than anything else, given the choice I would rather you got better and didn’t release an album than forced an album and harmed yourself in the making. I moved to the sunshine from Scotland because my wife has a couple of illnesses that can be partially helped by “nice weather” so i’m aware how much illnesses can impact on your life. I hope you and Susan have another 30 years together, your music will live in my memory until the day I die.
Duncan Nicol
Gran Canaria, Spain


Just wanted to let you know that we all here still think about you. The universal truth of your music carries us on. Never let go!
Sebastian Rzepa (Sebastianrzepa@gmx.net)
Duisburg, Germany


here is a gift for you. look in youtube stationary traveller play for you
fred
spain, spain


I wish you all the best, and thanks for the nice letter. Keep up that good spirit, like I do with Camel-music, because you make me smile, Love, Kees
Kees
Holland


Siento escribir en español, pero lo que tengo que decir no lo puedo expresar en inglés. Mis mejores deseos para la persona que desde los 14 años me hizo comprender quién expresaba su alma con una guitarra. Andrew Latimer. Estuve en tu concierto de Murcia (españa), mi mujer y yo tuvimos una velada inolvidable y a 3 metros de tí. No estoy enamorado de tí porque me gustan las mujeres, pero si tuviera que irme a una isla, seguro que también me llevaría a Camel para poder morir en paz oyendo Himno a la mujer con esa interpretación magistral tuya. Y tengo 44 años, por lo que no soy un fan alocado, se lo que digo. Cuídate y los mejores deseos para los tuyos. PD:Muchas gracias por el autógrafo que le firmaste a mi mujer en el bar antes del concierto, lo tengo en el salón como recuerdo en un cuadro.
Miguel.- montoyo@ono.com
Alicante, Spain


I was introduced to Camel three years ago when a friend gave me On The Road 1981 confidently guaranteeing I would fall in love with this band. His assurance proved prophetic. I am 43 and buying up all your CDs and discovering each one as if it was an uncovered treasure. At the same, I find myself lamenting why I hadn’t found this wonderful music earlier. I’m saddened to read that you’ve been slowed by ill health but place much hope in the fact your love and desire to create music hasn’t waned. Thank you for keeping your fans informed. Best wishes to you and Susan.
Ron Grech
Timmins, Ont. Canada


Hi Andy, I’ve been very fortunate to see you at the Salón 21 venue in Mexico City and man I’ve cried of hear you playing “Lady Fantasy” that night. As a long time fan of Camel, I send you this lines just to tell you that my prayers are with you. You’ve touched my life with your music so I have to say thanks and I hope to hear again from you and your melancolic guitar
José Luis Escamilla
México, D.F., Mex México


Hi Andrew. Wishing you strength, happiness, music and joy. Thank you for your musicwe look forward to hearing even more! The Erotic Dancer’s Guide to Fine Music Edmonton’s Weekly Guide to Progressive Music Wednesday evenings, CJSR FM88.5 cjsr.com
Alan Burant
Edmonton, AB Canada


hi andy i am a biomedical scientist so you could say i depend on prv and myelofibrosis for a living.i know both the condition and the progression but all i can say is it is at the forefront of research in this field at the moment.keep on going get that music out coz it comes from a pesron i believe should be recognised for the wonderful contribution you have made for the PROGRESSION of modern music .i first came accross your music in 1972 when you supported barclay james harvest and ive had te pleasure to enjoy the whole mirage, snow goose,nude ,stationary traveller journey.i last saw you perform in all places southport but you perform in my ears most nights.keep up the fight nd keep that music coming out.p.s. at last recognition from one of the guitar mags guitarist who have finally recognised in as small way your contribution.
keith skinner
chester, england


Im waiting your return to the road. You are a fantastic music.
Fred
Spain, Spain


Get well soon, Andy. Simply the best!! I’ve never heard any musician make his guitar sing as you do!! For all the goosebumps your music has given me over the years, I thank you..
Ash
Does it matter..,


without andrew and camel in my life ,it would have been a much sadder place.take care andrew we are all there with youxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Leigh Damerll
PLYMOUTH ENGLAND, USA


WDR 2 is looking for the best record. I´ve suggested Camel´s first album `CAMEL´ and as title ´Never Let Go´. Please all of you vote the same. For Andrew. www.wdr2.de may it become place 199 !!!!! Peter, Germany
Peter Büsgen
Bornheim, NRW Germany


…. Since I first heard Snow Goose all those years ago in the 70`s. May God Bless you and be at your side .
David
Chaldon, UK


Andrew thank you for the fantastic music you have been within me since
David
Chaldon, Uk


Love your work. Must do another album. experienced your NUDE tour way back when
Duncan Robertson
Edinburgh, Scotland


Andy, Sorry to hear of your illness although I’m sure in time your’e make it through just as you always have. Revisiting all the early Camel albums which are so full of drive, energy and a love of playing together. What joy and happiness these albums bring in listening again. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Keep well. Kevin.
Kevin Joiner
Milton Keynes, England


Andy, fuerza para que nos sigas entregando la maravillosa musica que nos has dado desde que te conosco hace mas de 30 años. Saludos y un fraternal abraso desde el fin del mundo Chile que tu alguna vez estuvists aqui. Gaston
Gastòn Caro
Santiago, Chile


Andrew, I am praying for you. Be strong. And thank you for exist.
Lúcia
Barbacena, MG Brasil


There has been a long time since I first heard Camel. But it’s not so long since I really started loving it. It all started when my father put on “Dust and dreams.” I was just born, and I didn’t understand the meaning of the music. But now I do. Thank you for all the wonderful albims and moments Andy. Get well!
Anton Larsen
Hommelvik, Norway


“The years they are fading, fading like stars when the night turns to morning, and the morning is bright. As a day of May in dusky December.” Take your time and time will be yours. We will be waiting Andy.
Nils Larsen
Hommelvik, Norway


Dear Andrew, I am very sad about your health problems. I am a glowing Fan of you and your music since I first heard “Lady Fantasy” in our local Discotec. All trough the years and changing musical styles arond me, the music of Camel was (and is) always my favorite. Right in this Moment I read about your illness in the Wikipedia Lexikon. Be strong as long as you can! For me you are at least the W. A. Mozart of the 20th Century. Your powerful and undescridable fine music was always joy in my life. Unfortunately I celebrated Camel only one time live on stage, it was in Stuttgart with “Moonmadness”. All the best for you and sorry for cruel english.Mike-
Mike
Stuttgart, Germany


Andrew, Sorry to hear about your illness. Your music has touched my soul in the deepest way never to be forgotten. Through your music i have witnessed the most beautiful and mysterious parts of my soul. simple sadness, gentle smiles, genuine curiousity to explore, dissapointness, love, peace, harmony and so much more your music has imparted on me. All my love….
Rishi
Amman, Jordan


Your public loves you, and the persons that surround you physically. You are a teacher of the music. You are my teacher. 🙂 ¡ANDREW LATIMER, CAMEL, RULES!
Endo
Rio de Janeiro, BR Brasil


andrew! you are the best!, the best wishes to you… my wish.. is camel’s return… the universe want to listen CAMEL is the best band in the world!! Sahara!, Never Let Go!, Lady Fantasy!, Mystic Queen!, Rajaz!….. OHHHHHH!!! ..Camel is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Andy, i wait you, .. my only wish… a camel tour. The world wishes the best for you.. The World Cameleano! Hehe, in end… CAMEL RULES!
Fabrizzio
Italy, Italy


THE WORLD WAITS ANDY LATIMER… THW WORLD WAITS THE SOUND OF YOUR GUITAR!!! I LOVE YOU ANDY, YOU ARE THE MASTER!
ARGENTINA
ARGENTINA, ARGENTINA ARGENTINA


First, I’d like to thank you for letting us know what’s happened with Andy’s health : I was wondering what’s happening since the last tours. I wish you the best life can deserve (and i guess writting music is one of these). Last but not least, thanks for the music I listen since 20 years (I remember listening the LF song each day during months). Pierre
Pierre
Lyon, France


Hi, We were very saddened to read the news about Andrew’s illness and sincerely hope that he finds the strength to recover well. He is clearly surrounded by many people who love him and this energy will contribute to his progress. There is always a message to be gained from any such situation and we are sure he will find this and benefit greatly from it. With our love and positive thoughts, Simon & Marilyn xx
Simon & Marilyn Drury
Burstow, Surrey, UK


There is much thing i would to say you but my english does not allow it to me. i hope your health will become better and you will be able to write new albums I listen to your music since 25 years and i always love it. see you
franck
france


August 31st, 2007 Dear Andrew: I´d like to say that, when I first listened to your music, it blew my head. From the first time I knew it was the kind of music I´ve looking for years. I heard all kinds of music, but yours and Camel´s is awesome, totally different from every other band from the 70s, 80s 90s and these past years. Thank you for providing this music to the world, despite people that don´t listen at it. Personally, I want to send you a strong hug from my country and my best wishes for you to get better in your health. Please keep at it. And a strong hug for Susan too, for supporting us fans, because she tells us all the news relative to you and the band, and I think that you can´t ask for other woman beside you. Agustín. P.S.: Sorry for the grammar mistakes
Agustín
Pilar, Bs. As. Argentina


DEAR ANDY, FEW WEEKS AGO I RECORDED A COLLECTION OF CAMEL’S MASTERPIECES TO A GUITARIST, A FRIEND OF MINE, THAT DIDN’T KNOW WELL YOUR MUSIC, NOW HE IS A GREAT CAMEL’S FAN,IMPRESSED AND ATTRACTED BY YOUR WONDERFUL MELODIES. DEAR FRIEND, REMEMBER THAT WE ARE ALL WITH YOU FOREVER!
Luca
Cossato, ITALY


In High School my friends and I enjoyed the new Camel album “Mirage”. We went to the Long Beach Arena in about Jan/1975 to see Camel. Camel opened then came Kiss then Wishbone Ash. Needless to say we enjoyed Camel’s performance the best. Wish you the Best !
Mike
Irvine, CA USA


BEST WISHES ANDY AND SUSAN, I HAVE FOLLOWED YOU GOING BACK TO IPSWICH GAUMONT THE NIGHT BEFORE THE HAMMERSMITH PRESSURE POINTS GIG.THE Y2K SHOW AT NORWICH WAS INCREDIBLE AS WAS THE FAREWELL SHOW IN LONDON. I WAS AT THE BJH SHOW AT NORWICH WATERFRONT LAST YEAR AND IT WOULD BE GREAT TO SEE YOU BACK THERE IF WE ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO SEE A MINI TOUR . LOOK FORWARD TO A NEW STUDIO ALBUM, THANKS FOR WONDERFUL MUSIC OVER THE YEARS AND ONCE AGAIN BEST WISHES TO YOU BOTH
JOHN NEWSON
LOWESTOFT, ENGLAND


I first saw Camel in the late 70’s as a teenager. As someone about to celebrate his 50th in 2007 I wonder if I will see Camel/AL live again. Sitting here watching Youtube videos brings a warm feeling of nostalgia and some pleasant if not bittersweet memories of youth. It would be great if I could just one more time see the band , see AL play that great musicfeel those emotions once more. The icing (sic) would be to meet and say to ALthat was some fine guitar playing and thanks for those memories which I’ll probably carry with me until my mind fades. Ice…….
Richard
Watford, Herts UK


Hi I am really sorry to hear about your state, I have been isolated from media for so long.. It is a devastating news to come back to. I haven’t been writing to a muscician before, but your music old as new has touched me in a way no other has. I am very sorry I’ve never experienced you live but no way near as sorry as I am for your condition. I am still hoping for the Retirement-sucks tour tho 🙂 best wishes
Stefan
Denmark


Dear Andrew and Susan, Of the 6000+ records and CDs in my library, which include many famous jazz and classical recordings such as Miles Davis “Kind of Blue”, and the Reiner Chicago Symphony Orchestra series and many others, none take me there the way your wonderful compositions do. The Camel musical experience will always be at the top of my listening preference. For this I thank you and I sincerely hope you are able to continue composing. Lance Lubach Wisconsin, USA
Lance Lubach
Marshfield, WI USA


ANDREW WORDS FAIL ME TO DESCRIBE WHAT YOUR MUSIC MEANS TO ME.I HAVE BEEN A FAN SINCE I WAS 12,IM NOW 46 YEARS OLD. I WAS AT THE RAIN DANCES GIG,CITY HALLS GLASGOW,NUDE GIG GLASGOW APPOLO MANY YEARS AGO. I WAS EXTREMELY FORTUNATE TO HAVE SHAKEN YOUR HAND AT THE RAJAZ GIG,THE GARAGE GLASGOW. I AM ETERNALY GRATEFUL. AS IVE SAID SO MANY TIMES, YOUR PLAYING PULLS ON THE LISTENERS HEART STRINGS, STIRRING EMOTION THAT IVE NEVER HEARD FROM ANY GUITAR GREAT. I WISH YOU A SPEEDY RECOVERY WITH EVERY FIBRE OF MY BEING.
james gilgannon
glasgow, scotland


Hi Andy. Sorry to hear the news about your health. I hope you’re doing OK (under the circumstances) and that you have both settled back here in England alright. Hope to see you somewhere in this pleasant land before too long. Best wishes to you now, and for the future. John.
John Enever
UK


Andy, You are the best…!!!
JacKo
POLAND


Saw you on both moonmadness & raindances tours in slimmer times! I ran into a mutual friend of Richard Sinclair which inspired some nostalgia. Marvellous stuff. Incidentally, my partner’s known as ‘Camel’,coincidentally!
Alan Jones
London, UK


Andrew, we have all our individual aspects to our lives, your music has become one of my aspects that has given me much pleasure (from my first experience at the Birmingham Odeon on the Stationary Traveller tour). May you bear up with what comes along, and take it easyyou deserve it ! With love and thanks
Declan Logue
Stratford-upon-Avon, England


Your inspiring music has always been with me, and always will be. Best wishes to you and Susan
Stu
Ipswich, Suffolk UK


hey andrew this is your biggest fan in israel wishing u better health cant wait for the next album i really think camels recent a lbums are the best ones see u on tour dror
dror arussi
petah tikva, israel


Life isn’t easy, as Susan says, but the music of Camel has certainly made it easier for me. If Andrew can take back just a small part of the strength he has given to each of us with his music, nothing can go wrong. Thank you for everything.
Kostas
Athens, Greece


Just stopped by and read the narrative about the current state of play. I just want to say that Camel and Andy have stayed with me since I was a teenager and now at the great age of 46 they (you) mean a great deal to me. Keep fighting. We’ll keep fighting with you. Very Best wishes, Nick
Nick Wells
London, UK


Hi there…Glad to here you’re back in “Sunny?” old England again. You know the other day I was listening to some old tracks from “Moonmadness & Snow Goose”..Halcyon days hey..but it reminded me of the Sheffield City Hall gig I first saw you at back on the Moonmadness tour..that gig has lived with me in memory all these years..truly inspirational, and it gave me the drive to keep playing drums in bands all these years since myself..thank you for that. Take care & best of wishes..
Symon Havenhand
Chesterfield, UK


Good Luck for you all !!!!!!!!!!
Gerlof Zijlstra
Velp, Nederland


I’m 16 years old. im a camel’s fan… Andy!, your music is the best in the world.. your guitar is unique… We know that you recover.. because an entire public waits to listen camel… waits the good music… waits the sound of your guitar… All the wishes with you, and… i’m waiting all the life, see a Concert Camel Live….. See you ANDREW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CAMEL RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sergio
Colombia, . Colombia


Andrew Latimer!!! My best wishes for you and Camel, im waiting for a possible camel’s tours, in south america! Argentina, Brasil, Chile and more… waiting for a camel’s tour!!!!!! I love Camel! I’m crazy Camel!! BEST WISHES ANDY!!!!!!! THE WORLD, WAITING YOU. >(sorry my bad english)<
Flavio
Montevideo, UR Uruguay


Best of luck Susan and Andy. I will always treasure your lyrics and music! It’s been great seeing you in concerts here throughout northern California.
Jim McLaughlin
Vacaville, CA USA


All my love and strengh from South America. Andrew, simply you´re the best honesty
fernando
melo, Uruguay


Dear Andrew and Susan, Thanks for the message. Andrew, I hope just as al the fans that your health will get better. Hopefully, you will be able to write some new music. I saw Camel a few times in Groningen (Oosterpoort) during fantastic shows en we shake hands after the show. All the best wishes.
Edwin Holt
Groningen, Holland


Andrew, The music that you have composed over the years has provided me with hours of listening pleasure. I wish you all the best and I hope that you will continue to compose great new music in the years to come.
Carl Schultz
Voorheesville, NY USA


Andy!!! The best wishes for you!! ARGENTINA WAITS CAMEL’S TOUR…! The best band in the world! I love you Andy.
SOUTH AMERICA
Argentina and more…, ARG Argentina


Just to say thanks for the music Classic band Great music And THANK you for Ice classic track
Colin Bailey
Croydon, uk


Hi Andrew…. I have 4 chronic illnesses and chronic fatigue is a big part of it. Listening to your music over the years have brought much comfort during my challenging moments. Thanks. Steve Stehouwer
Steve Stehouwer
Fredericton, NB Canada


I first stumbled upon Camel’s music two years ago, and have since been enthralled by the Snow Goose and several other of Camel’s albums. Unfortunately, I made this discovery after the Farewell Tour and only recently learned of Mr. Latimer’s ill health. To Mr. Latimer, I wish you good health and continued creativity. I hope to one day see you perform live
Saad Hasan
Charleston, WV USA


I don’t know how anything I will write here could add anything but I feel compelled to tell you Andy, that your music has played an incredibly large role in my life’s enjoyment of music. From when I first tried your music back in ’75 with a used vinyl purchase of the Snow Goose, up until now, you remain one of my all-time favourites. I’m terribly sorry to hear of your illness and wish you much betterment, ease and comfort. Thank you thank you thank you for all the great tunes and for all future Camel projects. All the best!
Mike
Ontario, Canada


My best wishes. I hope we can hear good news soon. Thank you very much for sharing your feelings with us through your music. Cheers!
Manuel Guerrero
Barcelona, SPAIN


Camel!… …A dream, to see in this country! Please! A tour!, is the best band in the world.
…of Argentina
Buenos Aires, BSAS Argentina


Whish You a here in Poland!! I saw Camel in Cracow in 1997 and Bydgoszcz in 1999, it was very Factasic and exciting experience! I wish you good health much!!! Hold on Andy!!
Tomasz
Lublin, Polska


Oh, my.. It’s quite a list you got here! What a support! I was very moved by reading all these comments and I share the love and admiration for you and your wonderful music. I have followed Camel since the early days and these days I’m listening alot to ‘Dust And Dreams, ‘Harbour of Tears’, ‘Rajaz’ and ‘Nod and A Wink’. I think these albums may be your best yet. I so much miss your guitarplaying, AndyYou have been my hero for 30 odd years! You have touched me deeply with your honest music and the way you are playing. Words fail me at the moment. All I can say is THANK YOU and keep fighting this. You are such a gifted composer and guitarist and I really long for the new Camel album! Love and respect to You and Susan from Sweden../Johnny
Johnny S
Stockholm, SWE


Andy, I don’t know what to say. I don’t know express with words. After I read the text about your illness, I was very sad. Because you’re my hero. The music you created is fantastic, the first time I heard The Snow Goose it became automatically one of the best albums (if not the best) I ever heard. Nobody plays guitar and transmit the feeling like you. You are a GENIUS. Every album you produced is good, there is no exceptions. Your music will always live on, I will always, always hear your music, the beautiful flutes, guitars and keyboards. I never got a chance to go on a Camel show because I discovered the band few years ago. But I don’t care. I desire the best luck to you, my hero. Take Care. Never let go! Your fan, a 19 years boy from Brazil.
Felipe Junges da Costa
Porto Alegre, RS Brazil


thanks for the great thing you’ve done. it’s not only music, it’s more… music just beautifully carries this. something that stands behindenergy, emotions, personality.. don’t how to call. it however goes very deep inside. keep well! keep doing that thing, incomparable thing. greetings from poland 🙂
romek
poznan, poland


Here’s hoping this finds you both doing well. It’s really just a quick note to say that you remain in our thoughts and prayers. Your music continues to touch and inspire many people. All the best.
Jon
So Cal, CA USA


I am very saddened to hear of Andy’s illness. For all of the joy and comfort that Camel’s music has provided me through the years since I first heard them in the early 70’s until now, I wish him peace and comfort in his life. May God bless you both with all of the comfort and strength possible for his trying days. Tomorrow will be the fourth anniversary of my engangement to the love of my life Joyce. Had it not been for the song Fingertips that may not have ever happpened. We were friends for years after my divorce and her loss of her first husband. We went through other relationships but stayed close. Then my company moved me hundreds of miles from her. I was making the long drive back to the Houston, Texas area to help close the office there. That would have probably been my last trip to Houston, Tx. where she lived. While listening to Fingertips, it dawned on me that who I was looking for to live the rest of my life with, was right there in front of me all of the time. Several days later she agreed to marry me and we’ve been together since. She has also grown to be a big fan. The Pressure Points DVD that Andy autographed is the prize of my (our) rather extensive music collection. We are even getting help choreographing our wedding dance which be danced to Fingertips. I’ve always felt that Andy is one of the most under rated and under appreciated guitarist is history. Thanks for all of many hours of enjoyment and inspiration plus the lyrics that opened my eyes to love again. May God bless you both.
Martin
Norman, OK USA


I was just told about your illness by Terry C. today and thought I would drop you a line… I dont know if you remember, but years ago at my shop(starving musician) we had some nice gentle conversations about gear etc.. I always thought Rock stars were supposed to be A-holes! But you, Andy, are a gentleman and an artist .I hope someday we can continue our talks about what ever strikes our fancy.. ROC-ON!… Dave Stein..Santa Clara Ca.
Dave Stein
Santa Clara, CA USA


Your music has been both inspirational and emotionally uplifting for me since the early 1970’s. I do so deeply wish you Andrew and Susan many more creative moments, happiness and peace. You are still one of this country’s most underated guitarists/musicians and as I said in a letter to the Melody Maker many years ago unlike so many other Bands Camel could actually play! Stewart Edgell Hebden Bridge
Stewart Edgell
Halifax, UK


HI ANDY MY ENGLISH ITS NOT VERY WELL, BUT IM ONLY WANT TO SAY YOU THAT YOUR MUSIC ITS AN IPORTANT PART OF MY LIFE, YOUR MELODIC AND MAGIC SONGS ARE MY SPIRIT MUSIC , YOUR SENSIBILITY IN YOUR ACORDS, IM WAITING FOR YOU…….WE MISS YOU…….Rica cadencia llena de armonias y una avasallante Melancolìa sentimental, Lejos de las Falsas Pretensiones. Buscando el perdòn interno, con el estandarte de la humildad. W E M I S S Y O U ANDY
MIGUEL
MEXICO, MEXICO


Your music has been part of my life since the early 70s and has a special place in my heart. I want to wish you well and to let you know that you continue to be a tremendous source of inspiration to me. All the best. Nigel.
Nigel Pease
Barnsley, UK


Hi your sentimental boy, like your music Ice. I will you see again in Bochum, Zeche. My best wishes, your music is really emotional the best.
Peter
Bochum, Germany


Hi Andy, So sorry to hear about your health problems. We miss you here in the US very much, and I will always treasure the farewell show at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz and the opportunity to just “hang out” with you and the band. I hope and pray that you are doing well. Good luck to you and Susan and may all of your endeavors be successful ! Cheers, mate …..
Lary James
Santa Clara, CA USA


hi andy and susan, just wanted to say, fight the fight with all of you, and i pray you win, my thoughts and prayers are with you, and susan, as she needs them too,may god be with you always,be strong friends, peace
julie miller
gainesville, tx USA


Andrew. Hope you got my card I sent by post.Saddened to hear of your “illness”. I have been reading thru your “Timeline” as I do from time to time just incase I have missed something ! and discovered that the band I go and see now support Wishbone Ash from time to time. Ironic ! Just like you did in 1971 ! Sending you all my Spiritual Energy. Take it easy. All my love peace and happiness to you. Thanx for all the wonderful years filled with your wonderful music. AND many more to come ? Hopefully.
Paula
Paignton, UK


Andrew, I discovered Camel a few months ago, and I love your prog-jazz fusion. You continue to gain new fans every day, and I can’t wait for the “retirement sucks” tour, lol. Just make sure you swing by chicago get better, and keep doing what you love
Steve
Plainfield, IL USA


Andrew, Very few people ever have the chance to write and perform works that will carry on and be remembered for a long long time. Your work will. One example is ICE. I thank you for all the wonderful music over the years and look forward to hearing something new in the future. I wish you well and hope that you recover. Remember musci has the power to heal
John Dickie
Glasgow, Scotland


Andy, I really hope you will overcome your health problems and that we will have the pleasure to listen to your legendary guitar playing soon and for a long time again. Since my childhood (I was born in 1970), your music has always been with me and has always been a great source of emotions and pleasures. Thank you very much for that. We will always be with you.
Bruno
France


This old goat psychedelic Grateful Deadhead just got around to diggin’ on Camel’s 1st 4 releases. Love the grooves. Well wishes for strength and energy for you to make each day fulfilling. Those in the tie dye tribe that never knew of the great music and legend of Camel will now.
Olompali
Great Lakes, USA


hi andy it sadens me to read of your illness i have been a fan of camel from the start and have seen many live and wonderfull shows when u releast snow goose u were booked to play at swansea top rank for the university annual do it was my pleasure that night being the drummer in the opening band i remember u commenting on my cheesecloth shirt and then asking me wheather i thought the snow goose set would go down well with the crowd well it did and i will never forget the time that i supported camel ido hope u find the stengh and courage to do one more album as life would not be the same without a bit of camel best wishes to u and your family and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the pleasure and insperation u have given me thank u andy
mike coombs
swansea uk, USA


Yesterday I went through my old tapes and, luckily, came across MIRAGE to which I haven’t been listening for at least 15 years. I thought it’s high time to put it on again and it was amazingly powerful, vibrant, interesting, stunning and I sat there listening mesmerised two times in a row, surprised that none of the musical facetes have faded in my memory. I hope this strength will be with you! Best wishes T
thomas ruether
Melbourne, VIC Australia


Just watched “Coming of Age” DVD, somehow everytime i see a performance or hear a song from Camel i feel kind of angry, because of how underrated the band is. Its Ridiculous, i will never figure out why Genesis, Yes and Floyd had the commercial success this band deserved that never had. THOUGH i would happly say Premiata Forneria Marconi and Camel made a difference even being less known than the rest of the bands named before and so when i saw the guest book with a LOT of entries i see you got enough followers Andy as well as family and friends support, thats enough for being proud of your contribution as an artist, musician and i guess that its what is all about. Stay Classy I hope i could hear good news from You and the rest of the band, and Susan Off course. Abrazo.
Francisco
Buenos Aires, CF Argentina


Hi Andrew & Susan, Only just read the moving news item by Susan, hope you are feeling as well as you can & are looking forward to writing new songs / playing a few small gigs, I first saw Camel on the TV with the first BBC sound & vision (1977) and then at the Free trade hall in Manchester (now appartments)for the Breathless tour, also in Sheffield on the farewell tour. You are missed more than I can write here. Love you & the rest of the guys, all the best of heath Gareth
Gareth Vaughan
Manchester, England


A fan for too many years from a distance but nevertheless always close to the music that is ever present in my thoughts. I am encouraged by the lovely words that Susan included in the email update and hope that Andrew is feeling well and apologise for the b****y aweful summer. Hopefully the rain inspires in other directions and helps the creative flow. Any small one off shows would be an absolute pleasure after many years of missing a live gig by Andy and the crew. Take care Graham
Graham
High Wycombe, UK


My God! PLEAESE get thst man well again! After Floyd the man’s music has been shall I also say a soundtrack of my life! Dust and Dreams was my track when I flew to the Gulf, only not go west morer “Go East” “Nude” I remember listening to on a sea wall in Wales on a new Walkman. Awesome. I was inspired to write poetry by that. Breathlesswhat solos in there! That pressure points albumas a Brit expat living in Germanyyes it presses the buttons. You have been there all my aduklt life Andrew and your work continues to inspire. All I am saying is get well as soon as you can. Everyone loves you in the Camel Family. Take it easy and one day play Munich! Hey there must be millions of German fans toowhy not play ne of the Thomas Gottschalk shows? Get wel soon, Jeremy Stocks.
Jeremy Stocks
Holzkirchen, BA Germany


Hold on Andrew,your fan from Polnad
peter
Cracow, Poland


Andrew, You’ve given me YEARS of musical pleasure! Back in ’73 or ’74 I got tickets to see one of my favorite bands (Wishbone Ash). I had not heard of the opening band (you guys), but by the time you finished your set I was ready to get up and leave because I forgot all about Wishbone Ash! I’ve been telling this story for over 30 years and I’m very happy to share it with you.
Jim Styn
Buffalo, NY USA


Ciao Andy,I have all collection of your group,The Camel music is really one of the most emotional feeling you get it,i’m only sad i never have the occasional to see you in concert maybe one time you will come in Vienna,never say never.I wish you all the best and never let go!!!!!! Ciao
Olindo
Vienna, Austria


Dear Andy, A long time Camel fan (over 30 years now!), met you and Susan briefly in San Jose years ago at The Cabaret for one of Peter’s performances… you were very gracious. My thoughts and prayers with you, will have a pint in your honor next time I’m in Englandwelcome home! Best wishes, mate. Brad Stone, KSJS-FM, San Jose
Brad Stone
Gilroy, CA USA


Before writing this, I was researching if there was any chance to see Camel here in Mexico again and, I found bad and good news; the bad news is of course your illness, the good news are the new album and your plans of mini tours. I want to think that when you fill strong enough you will think on your fans here in Mexico (I agree with Susan that the glass is more than half full). Also, I’d like to comment that when I read Susan’s letter to the fans, I couldn’t avoid to think in life and luck; my conclusion is that you are a hell lucky guy, I don’t have the slightest idea of the pains you are going through but, you are gifted musician and composer, you have fans that love your work (I like to think that Progressive is an award that we, listeners, give to the musicians regardless of their will; and we, progressive fans, are hard to please) and above all, Susan (man, she seems to sing for your existence), I see a big plus on what you are. Lastly, get well, try to schedule Mexico on your coming mini tours, tell to your college prog musicians (of course, those that are your friends, pretty much we know who they are) that there are people that appreciate your work very much and, as usual, keep going where no musician had gone before. Un abrazo.
Alejandro Calderon
Mexico


Andy. I saw you on the Nude tour back in the 80’s, and I think that it was one of the most moving musical experiences that I have ever had. You are certainly a major influence on my own guitar playing, but I can’t lace your boots mate! Your a star and a genius Andy. Get well. All the best mate. Stu
Stuart Armstrong
St Helens, Mersyside UK


animo Andy!! Necesitamos que estes bien !!! Desde Mexico, con mucho cariño Pina
Pina
Mexico , df mexico


Andy, all the best to you. In return for the gift of great music you have given us, we give you our love and our thoughts. Keep the ol’ chin up!
Jason
San Diego, CA USA


A LOVE ANDY A LOVE CAMEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
KRZYSZTOF
OSWIECIM, POLAND


Hello Andy, hello Susan I just discovered the news that Andy is sick, and I take the chance to wish both of you all the power and belief (in whatever you call All-That-Is) that you need to live through these times. Some months ago, I tried to send Andy a letter to the Camelproductions address in CA, but it was returend as undeliverable. So I just post it here and hope you sense what I’m trying to convey. btw, forget about the technical question at the endI wrote it when I didn’t know you have more important things to deal with. +++++++++++++ my name is Oliver, I am from Germany, but of course you don’t know me. I am just a fan of Camel, or maybe not “just” a fan, because after all, and after some years of pushing this idea around in my mind, I decided to pick my keyboard and a blank document in my word processor and write you this letter (after years of life with a PC, my handwriting most probably is so much deteriorated that I don’t want to subject you to it). Well, why would I want to do this? Mostly, it’s a feeling deep inside of me that I decided to follow; this feeling tells me that you probably will appreciate this kind of fan-mail. Another reason, and certainly not the least important one, is the fact that Camel was with me for the last 25 years, and probably will be for the rest of my life, however long that may be. Camel and its music was with me, touching me, mainly the guitar lines and solos you wrote and played on albums or live. I don’t know if you understand what I mean when I say that probably (hopefully!) everybody’s soul can be touched by a particular form of art (or other sensory input we might not choose to call art) – for some, it’s painting, for others maybe theater or literature, but for most it is music. Certainly for me it is! And within music, it always were certain kinds of melodies that drew me, called me, resonated with an inner longing of my soul – nowadays I know that they always were the ones in minor. The sounds of the electric guitar were even a step further in touching me, I cannot say why I experience it like this, only that it is so. So, what you expressed in many of Camel’s tunes, and often by how and what you played on your guitar, was very similar to how I learned to think of myself, my needs and longings – even spiritually (I hope I ‘m still making sense so far…..). Emotional solos or melody-lines I listen(ed) to are closer than any other means I knew or know of to communicate what I am, what my soul longs to feel – being one again with all that is. More often than not tunes like Sahara, Lawrence or Ice (live) make me cry from exactly that happiness of being closer to Onenessat least for a while. And, since you were the “mastermind” behind much of it, I just wanted to let you know that you made a difference!! Thank you so much for being what you are and doing what you do!! I even started to play electric guitar (because of what I heard you do, and also Ritchie Blackmore in his more recent approaches) – at the age of 33!!! I am 40 now, and it still gives me so much joy, trying to express myself on that wonderful instrument. Who knows? Maybe I can touch someone by what I play one day. Reaching the end of this letter, may I ask you some technical things? I know you play this beautiful Burny Les Paul, but I still haven’t figured out how you achieve that great, round and mellow sound, for example on many of the tunes on Rajaz, or on some tracks from Harbour of Tears. I have a Goldtop Les Paul and play it through some distortion pedals into an older Engl tube amp. With all of that I am very happy, but I cannot seem to get that particular sound. Neck pickup, high mids, bass and treble lower, low gain on channel 1, a touch of reverb – but then? Hmm….I’d be really happy if you were willing to help me out here…? Anyway, I wish you a good life, happy days, health and luck – blessed be! PS: In case you do want to get in touch, you might prefer email: _nospam_goldtop57@web.de
Oliver Greeff
Wesel, 46487 Germany


Hi, Andrew. We, from Brazil, praying for you. We hope in a very short future hear your wonderful new works again. A Kiss in your heart, brother.
Jaja Macca
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil


Andy!they are a your young fan…your music is in my heart!! force and courage!!best wishes at THE BEST!! mOzO is here!
mOzO
Asti, italy


Wishing you the best AndyIt seems a lifetime ago I interviews you for BBC Newcastle (1980) but I enjoyed the experience as much as I’ve enjoyed all your musical output down the yearsLike all your fans we’ll take whatever you can give us whenever you can. Take care
David Smith
Perth, Australia


Best Wishes Andy!!!
Karol
Poland


hi ive just got my copy of total pressure and i have to say its total pleasure im soo looking forward to the farewell tour dvd your music has always moved me hugs to andy susan and all associated with camel
m sargeant
denstone, staffs uk


Listening to Mirage at the moment. Still got the original album when it was released. It had been raining in town that day, and when I got home the cover had wrinkled somewhat (I was Gutted!)The music of Camel is so important to my life now at the age of 45, as it was when I was a teenager. You had, have, and will always impact mine and other people’s lives. Thank you Kris
Kris Pingree
Sheffield, GB


Andy, I’ve been listening to your music since I was a teenager back in 1970. You are one of the best guitarists I’ve ever heard and your songs will stand the test of time. I have all your records and a Nod and a Wink which I believe to be your last) is actually one of the best. I hope you are feeling reasonably well at the moment. My advice would be to concentrate on writing as then through CDs we can all appreciate it forever. Good luck mate and thanks for enriching our lives. Best Wishes, Simon
Simon Downes
Oxfordshire, England


Andy; I just don’t have words to express the feelings my heart and mind goes through every time I listen to your music. Also I can’t find words of gratitude for all these years of enjoyment you have given me with the most beautiful music I ever heard. I’ve been a CAMEL fan since 1985 and will be forever. I’m really saddened to hear about your health condition but certainly you will overcome it and pretty soon I’ll be hearing your new CD (first in line to buy it in Mexico) because I know you’ll be back in your feet in no time. From the very bottom of my heart God Bless you and Susan, and I’ll see you in your next Mexico tour, ok? ok !!
Bernardo Lozano
Monterrey, NL Mexico


I’m listening to *The Snow Goose* right now. Thank you for your music: may the spirits of good fortune and good health look upon you with favor.
Kenaz Filan
New York, NY USA


Dear Andy and Susan, I have just read earlier today the bad news about your health problems. I am really sorry to hear that! I wish you a quick recovery! I wanted to write you for quite a long time but never felt ready enough to express what I want to say to you. I am 29 year old and come from Bulgaria in the Southeastern Europe. I heard your music 10 year ago during my army service-I don’t remember exactly what was the first I heard-I guess it was the snow Goose or Camel, but a friend of mine was giving me different music cassettes with different bands and you were one of these. It wasn’t until bit later-after listening to Moon madness and Breathless that I established as cpnnoiseur of your gift. Through the years I managed to collect most of your work and the more I listened to it the more I liked it and felt it was the right, best and most suitable music to fit me. starting from Slow yourself down to For today it has given me enourmous pleasure and strenght to appreciate life! It is hard to say which is my favourite of all your works-Nude, the goose, moon madness, camel, mirage, rajaz, harbour of tears….they are all so wonderful, so emotional! That guitar of yours is sending shivers all over me and lyrics are so strong… I am just listening to Harbour of Tears now while I am writingI will never forget first time I heard it 2 years ago: so strong lyrics and such music! Recently a friend of mine was sending me some of the missing parts of the puzzle and I had the chance to hear more of your live records: I will never forgive myself for not trying stronger to get to any of your live performances back in 2003. Later I found out it was a farewell tour…so it was a great source of hope to read you plan some new material and gigs: it will keep me going for a while to fulfil a dream of listening to your music live and hopefully to meet you! I see the lettetr is not as strong as I wanted but I hope you understand taht I am respecting you greatly and that you have contributed so much to my life and to this world with your beautiful music-this is a gift you have supplied to all of us so generously! thank you for all that and strenghts you ahve given me! I wish you once again be healthy and hope to meet you some day to say thank you personally! I will support you in my mind and send all my positive thoughts and wishes to you to get better soon! This will be the least I can do for what you have made to em and as I can see so many others! Best wishes from Bulgaria! Mitko
Dimitar Popov
Plovdiv, Bulgaria


Hi Andy been a Fan Since 74 when the snow goose use to open the rock night at the dixiland in southport, Can`t wait for that next tour one day . Best wishes Nick
Nick
Southport, UK


Andy and Susan, all the best during this time. I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed your music over the years- it’s always something I can come back to…both for its own merits and for the “connected memories” of time spent with friends when listening to Camel, or of seeing you live in the Bay Area! Take good care of yourselves, and know you’re in the thoughts of fans from around the world. Cheers, John
John Van Barriger
USA


Please only juse this page to encourage Andy and Susan. And stop with this Prozac nonsens!!! Andy, get well soon!!!
Dan
USA


Thank you Andy for providing such a big part thusfar to the “soundtrack of my life.” Your thoughtful yet melodic music has served as the backdrop to my college years and later career in Southern California. Seeing Camel perform over this time at the Roxy, Coach House, and Troubadour has been a unique, wonderfully memorable event every time. Your more recent acoustic renditions at the Troubadour were, suprisingly, as enriching and thought provoking as your “plugged in” material. John Tracy’s 1987 liner notes from Pressure Points said “With the ubiquitious and talented Mr. Latimer, all things are possible. And look what we have been treated to since then!!!
Gerald Nixon
Lakewood, CA USA


Dear Andy, your music and your wonderful guitar playing is in my heart from many years. I wish you will have a fast recovery and I’ll wait for your next record. I’m near to you in this hard moment. Cris
Cristiano Mussi
Alessandria, AL Italy


Dear Andy, I wish you all the best during this period, and I strongly believe optimism is the best medicin! Anyway thanks for the years with fabulous music! I’m Camel-follewer since begin ’80s( Camel was my first favorite not-hardrockband…). I remember Paradiso ’92 as the best rock- concert I saw. I look forward to new Camelmusic!!!!
Martin deJonge
NL


First of all … all best wishes to Andrew and others. I stuck to Camel since the early 70ies. A great musical monument Camel has given us. Good to have you guys back in Europe:-) While taking a rest you can look back at a wonderful achievement. You certainly made a fifference. Thanks far that.
Peter Zwarts
Haarlem, Netherlands


Mozes was there in the desert after 30 cds for somany years and got the commendmands. Mozes talked to god why do you help people trough life. Andy, I give Andy to hold your hand. Water in Ireland love everywhere,one of 7 brothers, when mozes plays everyone shuts up. God gave man love for the wife Susan.Then he is tired and then he come back like Mozes the prophet sent and with! You do not know and not realise! How many people love you! play in Amsterdam
blik


I’ve been listening to you guys since the mid 70s, and I must say have turned on others to you. I’m a writer, and your music inspires me beyond measure. Thank you.
pat carlisle
nags head , nc USA


Seen Camel for the first time in 1978 (?) in Sittard. Was 16 years old and have never missed a concert in the Netherlands. Hope you will get better soon and “Never let go” !!!!! Roger
Roger Kersten
Cuijk, the Netherlands


Your music has been an inspiration; your gift something that has allowed souls to sour on a musical landscape of incredible imagination. When I come away from a Camel concert I am filled with the most satisfying, most exhausted dreams a spirit can have. You weave dreams with your music, and for that I will always be grateful. The journey is not overand I sincerely hope you will weave your magic again for us all in the studio and on the road. Thank youfrom the bottom of my heart.
Dr Rob Fisher
Freeland, oxfordshire United Kingdom


Your definately one of the greatest Andy no doubt about it. A genuis in your own rights. Thanks for your brilliant otherworldly music, they should have hired you to compose for the Harry Potter films. Keep the chin up and may God bless your family and future.
Paul Christian Owens
Scotland, UK


Dear Andy, Here in Italy we appreciate a lot what you made with Camel. Wishing all the Best to You.
Flaviano James Bulfari
Cremona, Italy


Hello Andrew, I have been listening to your music since the album Camel came and have all your albums and DVD´s. I appreciate your music most of all and hope you will get well soon, so that we will here more of your immortal music.
Peter Karlsson
Kungsbacka, Sweden


Wow… I know how much I have enjoyed the vinyl recordings I’ve had since ‘Mirage’ in 1974 (the US version), and I’m embarrased to say I lost contact with new Camel material after ‘I Can See Your House From Here’. I just today, got the ‘Mirage’ and ‘The Snow Goose’ CDs, as those are two of my all time favorite albums. I’m sure I will find more new favorites, as I promise to catch up on 25+ years of neglect in that regard. I am very happy to now know that there is so much more enjoyment (and DVDs!) to be had. Along with Soft Machine, Caravan, Hatfield and the North, Brand X, National Health, Yes, etc… Camel is a legendary world-class band. I do wish I would have had the chance to see a Camel concert. Perhaps I still may. And, absolutelyI want to add the best wishes from those of us in San Antonio, to thosefor you and yoursfrom the rest of the world. (rambro@swbell.net)
Rick Moyer
San Antonio, Texas USA


Read all these words, storys and greatings. Sayin´ thank you for your music and all over the world. This is a way to find peace in a music that is not famous. But you read in any of these lines how thankful all these people all over the world are to you, Andrew and of cause to Susan and all people giving CAMEL it´s Identety. My way to get in touch to you is to listen to your musik, think of you and my hops will guide you. So now as I don´t like long godbyes I send my HERO a very special greating. This is at last the ting I can do….Peter, Germany
Peter Büsgen
Bornheim, NRW Germany


Your music knows no boundaries…it is timeless. Wasn’t born when your first album was issued. Fortunately your music find the way to reach me…Thank you
Alex
Lisbon Portugal


Thanks for many years of wonderfull music that you and all your band members have created. I’ts so refreshing to see bands like yourselves and R.U.S.H still performimg at the highest level after all these years. Missed your farewell tour due to an accident at home,(drunk),still got the tickets though,so hope you can perform a mini tour in the future. All the very best to you and your family. Happy days from your fans in Wales Keith
KEITH OWEN
SWANSEA, UK


Hi Andrew, Just like to add my best wishes to everyone else’s. Seems like you have lots of friends out there. I was first introduced to your music by a friend of my brother’s in the late 70’s and saw Camel in Hatfield in 1984. One of the best concerts i’ve ever been to (and i’m not just saying that). Really I hope you continue to have the life you enjoy I’ve had so much pleasure out of your music over the years it’s only fair the same should happen for you. As I said earlier all the best another Andrew
Andrew Shallcross
Middlewich, UK


Andy and his band and music have given many years of listening pleasure and comfort. I hope only the best for him and his family and friends. I was truly sorry to read about his health issues but feel encouraged by his positive attitude and will to overcome any adversity in his way. All my best to you. (P.S. while writing this missive I’m listening to “Never Let Go” on my computer here at work.)
Ron Sivils
Chicago, IL USA


I just realized, so many days (weeks? months?) later that, in writing my earlier comment, I neglected to wish you the best of health and a full recovery. Your profoundly positive music has effected so many of our lives, we’re all rooting for you! Oh, and Nude has totally been blowing my mind of late. It might end up competing with Breathless for my all-time fave. “Wake Up” is just gorgeous, and I’ve always loved the one-two punch of tracks 4 & 5. Anyway, I’ll be sending you good energy during my daily morning zazen. Here’s to as painless of a recovery as possible and many more years of amazing music. Thank you so much for everything.
Karl Meischen
San Francisco, CA USA


Ciao Andy! You couldn’t imagine what kind of great happiness I got thanks to your music. Excuse for my english and, please, give us more!
stefano
Giugliano in Campania, Italy


All best wishes!!!! and by the way: Thanks for 30 Years fantastic Music and the Concerts. I think the German Fans are with you.
Michael Metzig
Oldenburg in Holstein, Germany


Your music remains a shelter for me.Always there in ill times.Sometimes your songs made my cry, wlile others the same songs wiped the tears out.This is magic!To me,and to others,you may have offered more than you can imagine and i do thank you for that.I hope you recover soon.Ï Èåïó ìáæé óïõ öéëå ìïõ.
Nikolas Moussa
Mesolongi, Greece


Best Wishes To Mr. Latimer. Hope get well soon. Thanks for the music all these years. Camel Have a lot of fans here in Mexicali, Mexico. God bless you.
eduardo armenta
Mexicali, BC Mexico


Dear Andy…I hope your feeling a bit better and are keeping as well as possible..My first memories of Camel were back in 79 when i borrowed The Snow Goose from my local record library,from that day on i’ve been a fan!! It was in 79 that i started playing electric guitar and my biggest influences were yourself and Michael Schenker…I’m 42 now and every weekend i’m out playing pubs and clubs,people always complement my ‘feel’ playing but what they don’t know is that it’s down to listening to yourself and the feel in the way you bend the strings in your lead work.When any young guys come up and ask about playing with ‘feel’ I always tell them to get a hold of ICE!!..Andy,i’m not sure what you had for your breakfast the day you recorded that solo but i can’t put into words what it does to me..even now. I’ve seen you live 3 times and you’ve blew me away everytime…It was really strange when the guy on channel 4’s prog top ten said your playing made him cry..because i could relate to what he was saying!!! So many great English players from your era (Beck,Page,Green,May,EC,Blackmore and of course Latimer)it must have been growing up in post war times that inspired you guys (ration books etc lol)either that or just the fact that you guys grew as amps were developing…hence learning how to sqeeze the best tones from the valves..I hope to see you in Scotland playing soon (even instrumentaly) kindest regearda Alan
Alan Mcmenemy
Ayrshire, Scotland


Dear Andrew and all at Camel Productions: Thank you so much for the glimpse into your personal lives, and the update on Andrew’s health! I’ve loved Camel for many, many years and always felt priveleged to he “in on the secret” of such great music, and the very personal nature of your latest update makes me feel like, in some small way, I’m part of your family. I suppose there’s no perfect way to say it, but here goesthanks so much for the touching, sublime music that will live on long after all of us are gone. And here’s hoping there is more to come!
Larry Wechsler
Seattle, WA USA


Dear Andrew, I first purchsed the Mirage album back when it came out. Then I got to see the band perform at the Academy of Music on a New Years Eve show, so long ago. When the band came to NYC for the farwell tour at the Bottom Line I took my wife to see you guy’s live. As it turned out we ended sitting right in front of you. When you perfomed “Ice” your solo made her cry. She later told me that she has never heard such expression comming from a guitar. Your music has been a part of most of my adult life. I want to thank you for all of your music over the years. I hope your return to England inspires you, makes you happy and above all else gives you the time to enjoy your family! We are looking forward to the next Camel project with anticipated glee.
Steven Cordova
Morristown, NJ USA


I first saw Camel open for Ray Manzarek at the Whiskey A Go Go in LA. My friends were surprised that my reason for going was to see Camel, not what essentially remained of the Doors just a couple of short years after Jim Morrison’s passing. I was blown away and have been a fan ever since. I’ve meant to post to this Guest Book since getting the e-newsletter. I wish Andrew and Susan the best of what life brings usreading the words in this guest book have been inspiring to me, from the long time fans to the 21-year old starting an all girl band in Mexicoyour music has touched us all in so many ways. If we get new music from you that would be great. If we don’t because you’re focused on life, that too is understandable and I thank you for the music you have given us that I’ve listened to for so many years and continue to listen to today. Be well.
Bud
Northern California, USA


Hi Andy & Susan, it’s been awhile since we posted something on the Guest Book. We hope you are feeling allright now and lost some of the fatigue of the move. With all the encouraging words we can read in this Guest Book, we hope you can find the strenght to go on and enjoy life, that’s the main thing. Hope to hear from you very soon how you’re doing. Thanks very much for the music and the friendship, it really brightened up our lives and gave us courage and strengt in bad times. We hope now we can do the same for you with our words. Take care, dear friend, and we hope to hear from you. Thanks to Susan for being the strong lady behind the man. Warmest regards, Ilona & Jef
Jef Heylen
Retie, Belgium


May the FORCE be with you !
Pierre
Dubai, UAE


I want to thanks all the members of the band for the great music they played and special thank goes to Mr.Latimer. you’er my man! wish all the best to all of you.
WAHBI
Alexandria, EGYPT


Andy trzymaj siê. Wszystko u³o¿y siê napewno dobrze. Jesteœ wielki. Twój wokal jest niesamowity. Ca³oœci dope³nia przepiêkna muzyka pozosta³ych cz³onków Camel. Pozdrawiam.
Micha³
Kraków, Poland


wow!! you guys are amazing I’m 21-year-old fan starting an all girl band, you’re such an inspiration to me, the sound of your music is unique and I think that everybody can notice it, you give so much just by listen to one of your songs…You are a huge treasure for our planet, keep going.. Never let go!!
sorell mathos
ensenada, bc mexico


any words can explain the music of camel..only feelings..strange feelings..happiness inside of the sadness..sadness with deep presence..thank you for your magical music..we wanna see new albums and new tours..
Ahmet
Turkey


I HAVE BEEN LISTEN TO CAMEL FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS. THANKS FOR YOUR MUSIC.
NUNO cATIVO
PENICHE, PORTUGAL


Andy, I am a 14 year old fan and as a guitar player, you are my biggest influence. You have written some truly beautiful music. I hope you get well soon. All the best!
Dylan Trent
Ladner, BC Canada


Andy, I love your music , I saw&listened to you in Warszawa, Spetember 2000 and listened in April 97 and I`m absolutely sure I will see you in the future…
Patryk
Warsaw, Poland


Hi Such is life. Bye
torokilopz
london, uk uk


hi Andy! I hope you are feeling better after the moving. You are the best guitar player in the world. No one even compares to you. I’ve loved camel since i was born, that is 14 years ago. Your music meens so much to me and my father. I hope you read this, and that it at least gives some inspiration. P.S. I hope thre is not so many “writing-errors”
anton larsen
hommelvik, norway


Hi Andy, being a fan of your music I wish you all the best, strength,confidence and health. Your music has been balm tou (hurt) minds for more than three decades.Let there be more Raindances, Moonmadness, Snowgooses etc. God bless you and give you the strength to carry on as long as you want to!
Becker, Klaus-Uwe
Recklinghausen, Germany


Andy, Nothing, absolutely Nothing I could say would express my appreciation of the music you have given us over the years. Looks like everyone else has had a good go at it though. So all I will say is all the very very best for the Future. Martyn.
Martyn Cavey
Hawkhurst, UK


Andrew- Have been a huge fan since Camel’s debut album. My prayers are with you, my brother.
Steve Mattos
Reno, NV USA


Andrew- Hope you are feeling better. Best wishes to my fellow Hoosier Susan……now….COME ON SQUAD………Joe
Joe
Bay Area CA, USA


Dear Andy: Wishing you all the best and hope you will soon recover and please all of us with your beautiful music, so unique ever since! Robert
Robert Schmit
Netherlands


God Bless You Andy
Adam
Zakopane, Poland


been playing nothiong but Camel in the car this past week. The music is so wonderful that a mere thank you for the music seems so inadequate. But thanks and bless you.
alasdair w reid
glasgow, scotland


been a fan of your music forever, the love and passion you obviously have for each wonderful note you manage to produce from your guitar is amazing, and have helped me through many sad times. i wish you all the best, and hope you get well soon.
STEPHEN
USA


Dear Andy Your friends in Athens, Greece wish you all the best Love
Nicholas Triandafyllidis, ASTRA SHOW VISION AND SOUND, GREECE
USA


Hi Andy, just wanted to wish you all the best. Camel’s music has been a part of my life since I first time I saw you perform (1984) and I was very glad to be present at the Farewell tour. Thank you! Of course I hope first of all that you continue to find personal happiness in this miracle called life. And whenever you manage to send some more wonderful music into the world, through cyberspace, on record or in the flesh, I’ll be there! Richard
Richard
Nieuwegein, The Netherlands


Hello Andy, so sorry to hear you’re not well. Please get better soon. Your music has been an inspiration to me, nobody plays like you. Those empotional solos…WOW! God Bless. James
James
New Barnet, England


bobbmoe@comcast.net. I have been a Camel fan from the beginning and have spread your music to the unaware for 35 years. I saw Camel perform several times live but the most memorable was at The Warfield in San Francisco. I have NEVER been able to get rid of the goose bumps I got that night.Clearly, Andrew is and was the genius of Camel. You could always touch the soul with the way you made your music “talk”. I am sorry about your dibilitation and believe that you have survived it getting the best of you because of the type of person your are. I have been trying very hard to get Camel’s music (all the albums/CDs) on to iTunes so that MANY others can enjoy and grow to love your music as much as I do. Andrew, you are an inspiration to me and to my family and I hope you stick around for a long time to come. I would love to hear more music from you and maybe even someday get a chance to sit down and spend a bit of time talking with you. Hang in there my friend and live by the words I have lived by since 1972 … “Never Let Go” All my good wishes to you and in good Irish tradition, may the road always rise to meet you. Bobby Moe
Bobb Mohondro
Sykesville, MD USA


Dear Andy, I’ve been a Camel fan for the past 10 years or so, but perhaps became interested in your music too lateI never saw you play live. I was deeply impressed with Susan’s message on the homepage which I only discovered today. My mother has had to live with a similar disease the past five years, and I just want to let you know that my thoughts are with you and I hope that you gain strength from the music I hope you still are creating. Camel’s music has been a great source of inspiration for me and the music I do on a hobby basis. I write this just listening to Dust & Dreams which has such a strong emotional impact on me everytime I listen to it. You truly manage to touch our hearts with your music. Thank you and if you can: Please carry on. Jan from Berlin
Jan
Berlin, Germany


Fans For Thirty Years Our Thoughts Are With You Both Looking Forward To New Album Thanks For All The Great Music Over The Years Best Wishes
Peter & Sheila Allsop
England, Uk


Andy: I’m waiting to see you in taly very soon! Love, Francesco
Francesco
Roma, italy


Dear Andy Latimer and Susan, Obviously you’ve given us lots of beautiful music over the years. It would be great to have some more SOON, but I for whatever reason you decide to play your private music from now on: enjoy! Thanks and all the best to you two and the rest of the Camel-performing-crew. Paul, Netherlands
Paul Piket
Spijk, Netherlands


Hi Andy I am sorry to hear about your difficulties and hope my bit of shared nostalgia might help. This is the first time I have done an internet search on Camel. I had listened to The Snow Goose on mp3 on holiday for the first time in many years. It was truly wonderfulstill outstanding in its own right but also bringing back many memories. The first concert I ever went to was Camel at Glasgow City Halls, the Snow Goose tour. I had bought my ticket before the album came out because I loved Mirage. It was amazing to hear TSG played live in its entirety. It still stands out as one of the greatest concerts I ever went to. I truly hope things get better for you. Lindsay
Lindsay
Glasgow, Scotland


Andy and the lads. I fell in love with Camel on the first hearing of Snow Goose and it was one of my 10 or so LPs as a 15 year old. I still remember te excitement on buying Raindances and playing it over and over again. I saw bands every week in Nottm and mainly Leicester but NEVER SAW CAMEL!!!! Thanks again for your music which still goes on in my car today
Jamie
Nottingham, England


Hi! Me and my girlfriend Ingrid just wanted to let you know that we both have deeply enjoyed your music with Camel since the first album. It´s so endearing to us (and countless people all over the world) that what Camel achieved through the years is of truly timeless quality. We would like to wish you the best of luck and we also look forward to the dear possibility of hearing more beautiful music from your wondrous mind! All the best Örjan Mjörnheden/Ingrid Svetoft/the Jazzclub in Helsingborg, Sweden
Örjan Mjörnheden
Helsingborg, Sweden


dear mr. latimeri just wanted you to know that you and camel have a lot of fans in teheran/iran and we all have to thank you for the inspired music you and your friends released in the last years. we all admire your incredible heartful and beautiful guitar playing. we are all with you where-ever you are.
firus motamed


Keep thinking/writing/playing your beautiful music!
Marko Timonen
Borås, Sweden


Thanks for your music. You’re an example for a lot of us, a life dedicated to music, transmiting so much feeling and passion in your writing and playing along so many years. You deserve a big chapter in music history. Hold on!
Miguel Dominguez
Malaga, Spain


Thanks for every tune you wrote and played for years.I hope everything will be better for you ,your family and friends and I hope we will hear good news about your health , new records and tours.
selcuk muratoglu
ankara, Turkey


HALF AND HALF: I READ EVERY MESSAGE OF MOST OF US YOUR FANS, MOSTLY ASKING FOR MORE OF YOU. THIS HALF IN SPANISH, MEJOR DEBEMOS PREGUNTARTE QUE DESEAS DE NOSOTROS, TE DEBEMOS MAS A TI QUE TU A NOSOTROS. LA ENERGIA DE ESTAR CERCA. PENSAR Y SABARTE SERIA LA MEJOR MUSICA PARA TI. PROPOSAL FOR SUSAN; ORGANIZE A MEETING, JUST TO SHARE ENERGY WITH ANDREW THOSE WHO NNOW TO PLAY CAMEL MUSIC WELCOME, ALL US SINGING TI HIM AND ALL CAMEL MEMBERS. SEA LO AUE EL DESTINO DEPARE, SERA CON ESTA VIVENCIA. NOS HA DADO MUCHO CAMEL, ES HORA DE DARLE VIDA A CAMEL. HALF AND HALF
Carlos De Anda H
Cuernavaca, Morelose mexico


I just recently was introduced to your music though I’ve been an avid progressive rock musician/fan. What I want to say to everyone in Camel is that you’ve all created some of the best music I’ve heard in years. Not that my opinion is in anyway gospel, I just know that your music will continue to entertain and intrigue listeners until the end of time. You are, and from now on will alway be, a great influence in my music and life. Mike Z www.myspace.com/michaelzucker
Michael Zucker
State College, PA USA


Dear delicate Andy I’m 38 & I grew up with your eternal music.I’m a composer as well as a doctor so I know the meaning of “ICE” & “PV-MF” both.You know:NOTHING STOPS THE RIVER AS IT FLOW… My last album is dedicated to you because you are all of my inspiration!I will wait to hear your destructive BEND again,so BE COURAGE.
Farshid
Tehran, Tehran Iran


Andy. Thank you. For years of great work…always with ya.. Alex
Alex
Nazareth, Israel


Love the music,would like to see you on tour ,if possible. Best of luck & keep enjoying music(and please keep making music that we can enjoy 😉
ErikSerge
Leiden, NL


One of the greatest muscians of our generation. You poured out your heart in your playing, every single note mattered and meant something. You’re a legend. Keep strong, your fans are thinking of you. Best wishes matey, welcome back to England, Thom x
Thom
Staffordshire, UK


Dear Andy, I know you will have the endurance like your guitar notes. Get well soon. Never let go… (I was hooked to Camel in 1977, and have stayed tuned to your music ever since).
Jan
Stockholm, Sweden


Andy, Having seen Camel many many times and having met you personally, it feels like a family member is unwell. You have given so much to so many, it is time to think about yourself and Susan. Please take time and get well, and then and only then will we hopefully see you again sharing your wonderful music with all the Camel followers. Take care John R
John Robertson
Edinburgh, UK


Dear Andy, Your wonderful music has been supporting me for almost 25 years. Good luck.
Slawomir Hytry
Porazyn, Poland


Andy, I never had the chance to see and listen to Camel and You live, but Your music has kept me going thru the years.Thanx for everything Andy I wish You and Susan health and happiness.Keep on rockin’!
victor
burgas, bulgaria


Hi Andy and Susan, what I can say to whom is the soundtrack of my life? We need to feel more and new emotions from your hands!! GOOD LUCK!! Please keep us informed and see you soon.
Francesco
UDINE, ITALY


Andy, i´m from mexico, in 2000 when you were in mexico i had to take a plane from yucatan to see you and i had the 2 best nights in much time. Then , a stupid and assole promotor here in mexico tried to bring you back again but much people here i mexico knows about this guy. That time i took a plane again, bought my ticket for the concert, and when i get to the arena i found a pancart saying “sorry no camel show”. i have to say that night i cried, i cried because i had to do a lot of thngs (tickets plane , hotel ,concert ticket, fussin with my boss) and in the end there´s no show. I wish you all the best Andy you are a great inspiration in my life ,i wish i hav the half of the feeling that you have to play the guitar to make love my wife. There´s a lot of people waiting for you yet here in Mexico, so we hope to see you very soon. God bless you
alex
mexico, mexico city


Dear Andrew, I wish you health, strength and good luck. Hope you’ll get better and provide us the new Camel album soon. Never let go! Your fan,
Maria Bialota
Warsaw, Poland


Hey to you all and thanks for all the years of great music. Andy I first got turned on to Camel in 1976 the Snow Goose album, I was hooked. Over the years and many states later I found myself with only the memory of my long gone albums. Thank goodness for the internet. You Tube does you justice, I found a lot of your great performances there except the Nude album[bummer I love Nude] It’s hard to find your albums here let alone anyone who has heard of Camel, but never the less I’m turning the state of or at least County of Madison Alabama. In my book you and Steve Hackett are the best there ever will be. My thoughts and best wishes are with you both.
whollyo
hazel green, al USA


. . . . euh . . . JUST HANG IN THERE Still hope to hear your future music !
Leo Zeijlmans
Almkerk, Netherlands


Blessings to the both of you and may the Goddess cherish your wonderful lives together. Saw you in 74 with Wishbone Ash and 29 years later at Nearfest, more than worth the wait. The music of Camel has helped me so much over the years when I have had personal struggles. For this I am grateful, thanks you, Bill
Bill Martin
Shepherdstown, WV USA


Hi Andy and Susan, I’m sorry to hear about your illness and i would like to tell you that all my thoughts are with you both. Wish you all the strenght to carry on!! You filled my life with wonderfull music and i wish i could do something in return. you deserve it, mate… greetings from Rotterdam
Adrie Goosen
Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Keep rockin’ Andy… Always have faith… God bless you for all you have done for us through the years. I wish you strength to get over it soon! “And nothing stops the river as it goes by Nothing stops the river as it goes”
Avraam Papanikolaou
Thessaloniki, Greece


Its good to have you back in the UK despite your current health problems. I certainly had some a few years however your music certainly helped my recovery for which I am profoundly grateful. I am also trying to open a new generation to some of the most outstanding work they are everlikely to hear. Get well soon from a fellow May 17th birthday person
Jonathan Beagley
Addlestone , Surrey United Kingdom


Dear Andy, so sorry to read about your illness, I wish you the best of luck and strength for a good recovery. Many thanks for the years of such excellent music and for keeping the Camel flag flying all this time.
Nick Lowe
Tiffield, UK


Dear Andy, Never Let Go and Keep On Creating Your Unique Music. I will never forget how you found time to write to me when I did not even expect it, I will always remember the two Warsaw shows in 1997 and 2000 that were both incredible concerts. Life goes on and you will go on, too, against all odds. Much health, energy and perseverance, miracles happen, people get healed, you can be one of them! You have so many friends and so many people and things to live for! Love from Pawel, plus my son, Alec, and wife, Gosia, your sworn fans.
Pawel A. Wozniakowski
Warszawa, Poland


Hi We are all just here such a short time and we all dream and strive to leave our mark, i dont want that to aound depressing or anything, i know you will recover and be well soon, but i just wanted to know that you have inspired me to follow my dreams and leave my mark, musically that is, i am so inspired by the spirit in your music that it feels like home to me when i listen to camel, i have written my own album and hope to release it soon and have yourself to thank for siently encouraging me to go on, no matter what, i hope you will be well soon and may even get to listen to my spirit in music. please feel free, love peace and tea P J roxby www.myspace.com/roxbymusic
P J Roxby
mullingar, Ireland


I am a sufferer of Fibromyalgia, and have been for three horrible years. After a doctor pushed on my back during an exam, my life changed for the worst. I did’nt even know I had a tender place on my back, but in an instant, I knew something was wrong. Little did I know when I woke up the next morning, I could’nt move because of extreme pain. I called my dr., and he told me to take advil,and I should feel better in a day or two. The pain became so bad that I had to go to the e.r. on Christmas day. I was told to lose weight and exercise, and sent home. I went to another doctor, and he requested a MRI,which showed Congenital Spinal Canal Stenosis, so I was sent to a Neuosurgeon, and he told me the good news is I am not a surgical candidate,and the bad news I need to go home and lose weight, I was never so mad in my life, but it did make me lose 60 pounds, I wanted to show them it was’nt my weight, there was something wrong. I was sent to doctor after doctor, and finaly, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. That is when I received what I thought was help. I was put on darvocet, and 800 mgs. of ibruprofen a day. When that did’nt work,I was put on Lortab, and ibruprofen for two years, but nothing was helping me. I had to have a breast reduction, which I cut from backside all the way around the front to the other side, and almost died three weeks later due to four bacteria,still, all the dr. wanted to give me was those no good for nothing lortab. Then three months ago, my dr. left ,and my case was given to another dr. She took me down to practically no lortab, and kept me on the 800 mgs. of ibruprofen, I was in her office three days straight, and on the third day she called me a narocotic abuser in front of everyone, this just happened July 13, 2007. I tried to explain to her that I was suffering, but she did’nt care. I had to get the administrator,as the verbal abuse from her was so extreme that I have had to leave this office after 19 years of going there, I told him to get me a referral to see a neuologist again, as I am not an abuser, I am a sufferer, and there is a big difference. I saw this new dr, a Dr. John O’Connell, and he listened to me when I told him I felt like I was being crushed and squeezed in my torso area, and that my lungs have’nt fully expanded in 2 1/2 years while I have been awake, because of the pain, and that I have a backache from hell, and I hurt all over. He could have turned a deaf ear, but instead he asked me what I needed, I told him no more Lorbab, and when he saw the bottle of Ibruprofen, he was shocked, he told me it is a wonder that my liver has’nt shut down, I didn’t know any better, that is what they were giving me. He told me he was going to help me.He put me on (ultram) temporarily, he put me on (Lyrica),which is now being given to people with Fibromyalgia, (paroxetine),and (diclofenac), as I have anxiety that I did’nt even know I had. Little did I know, even though I have only been on these meds three days, my tightness is gone, I can breathe, my pain has calmed down alot, and I am not crying anymore, and everyday I feel it getting better, and better. No one wants to be on medicine, if they are not a drug abuser, but to be on the right medicine, and to not be suffering is a great thing. People have been telling me that I could be worse, that I could be in a wheelchair, but does that make my pain not so bad ,no, it does’nt as pain does’nt care if I am in a wheelchair or not.I am the one surrering, not them, so it is easy for those to say things, but once in my shoes, they would want to say, it could be better too. If this can help one person, please let them read this, as no one should be a sufferer, or a victim to this horrible disorder. If one person has a better life because of this letter, then I have already started healing. I hope the best for all of you who suffer from Fibromyalgia, but the right dr. will care, as I have angel on my side now.Talk to your dr. about these meds, please, don’t suffer if you don’t have to, I know how you feel, beleive me, and that is why I am telling you my story. Good luck,and God bless.If you have any ?s, you can call me at 859-523-3080.Thank You. Cristy Craycraft
cristy craycraft
Lexington,, Ky USA


I’ve been listening to Camel since their Slow urself down till a nod and a wink, I have all their Discography, this band is a once in the life time band,maybe didnt have the medioric success that they really desereve but, it doesnt matter ,they presented great music,Latimer,Bardens,Doug,Colin Bass,even Sinclair at RainDances, you really made an impact.God bless you all
Mostafa
Cairo, Egypt


Hello Andy!My name is jacek and i come from Poland.I’m just writing to wish you good health and to overcome your illness.I hope you’ll be fine soon.I ahve seen Camel in Poland and it was great experience.Once again all the best!
Jacek
Ostrzeszów,Poland, Poland


andy, i’m 17 years old and i just wanted to let you know how much i appreciate the work you have done over the years, and how mucho your music means to me. goodluck with everything and god bless you
ezequiel
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Take care of one another,remember all the words you wrote ,have given joy and inspiration world wide.may that thought help you both through this ..come back soon
ANDREW WHYTE
Bordon, HAMPSHIRE UK


Hi Andy. I write to you again. How come I never get bored of listening to your music. I can almost count on my fingers the days I havn’t listend to Lady fantasy and Never let go, since your consert at Astoria 2003. I have this special moment from that concert. I dont now if you remember. I was standing in the front row right in front of you, and I had my T. shirt I bought at your last concert in Stockholm 1984.The cheest and back of the t-shirt is simular whith your Stationary traveller album. I remeber how you looked whith this strange face to me as if you wondered “What are you wearing”. Okey!! I can agree that it dosent fit so good now a days. Actuallay the t-shirt feels like the skin on a sousige (Sorry for that spelling) when I’m wearing it. I have had the oportunity to se you live four times The Nude/Single factor/Stationary traveller and Farewell tour were each and everyone has been a special moment for me. Actually the Nude concert was my first concert ever, I went to. What I can se there are many people begging for new records and live shows and I would be most happy if that could be, aswell. But i have to say that for me your health and privat life goes first. When that works I hope that it some day might be a new record or something, but dont put your health into any danger. My Best whishes Ps: Svennis!! Go for it in Man.C. Ds
Pelle B
Linköping, Sweden


IT IS HARD TO KNOW WHAT TO SAY.I HEARD THE NEWS OR READ IT IN CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE,YESTERDAY THE 20TH OF JULY.I FELT THAT I SHOULD WRITE TO YOU,SOMETHING I HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE IN MY 26 YEARS OF LISTENING TO VARIOUS TYPES OF MUSIC.I HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO TREAT THE MUSICIANS THAT I HAVE TALKED WITH THROUGH MY WORK AS A HI-FI CONSULTANT, AS REAL PEOPLE AND NEVER IN THE WAY THAT MANY FANS DO. I FEEL IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ME TO SEND YOU THIS MESSAGE AND MAYBE YOU MIGHT ,IF YOU CAN ,RESPOND TO IT.I WONT SAY THAT I HAVE BEEN YOUR BIGGEST OR BEST LOVER OF YOUR MUSIC,I DONT OWN ALL YOUR MUSIC BUT I HAVE ALOT OF IT ON VINYL AND CD.I JUST WANT TO TALK TO YOU AS ONE HUMAN TO ANOTHER. FOR ME I THINK THAT YOUR FIST ALBUM AND DUST AND DREAMS ARE MY FAVOURITES BUT BREATHLESS,THE SINGLE FACTOR(LOVE SELVA)COME CLOSE.BEING A RELATIVE NEWCOMER TO THE WORLD OF PCS,I HAVE NOT BEEN ON YOUR WEB SITE BEFORE BUT I WANTED TO SEE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SAID BEFORE I LEAVE THE FOLLOWING SUGGESTION.THE ONE THING I DONT WANT TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT THAT IS ANYTHING BUT ENCOURAGING BUT I WANT TO BE HONEST AND TRUE TO WHAT I BELIEVE. I THINK THE MAIN REASON I WANT TO SAY THE FOLLOWING IS THAT I HAVE BEEN IN THE PLACE OF SUSAN AND YOUR FAMILY AND INDEED YOURSELF.MY MUM HAD WHAT YOU HAVE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS AND LIKE YOU SHE DID WELL WITH THE TREATMENT BUT SHE GOT BLOOD POISIONING AND WHILE SHE RECOVERED FROM THAT, LATER ON WE FOUND OUT THAT IT HAD TRIGGERED HER CONDITION TO SWAP SO THAT SHE NOW HAD TO MANY WHITE CELLS. SHE DIED ON NOV 12 2005 AND LIKE WHAT I READ ON YOUR WEB SITE ABOUT YOUR DAD IT TOOK ME ALONG TIME TO MOVE ON.I MENTION THIS SO THAT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT I TALK FROM SOME EXPERIENCE AND NOT ABSTRACT WHAT IFS.MY MUM WAS 72 AND THAT ALONE WENT AGAINST HER MAKING A RECOVERY,YOU ARE YOUNGER AND I WOULD IMAGINE FITTER,BUT I UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF PASSING ON ANY KIND OF INFECTION ONLY TO WELL.I DONT THINK IT IS AT ANY TIME TO OVER THE TOP TO KEEP THINGS AS INFECTION FREE AS POSSIBLE BUT THIS MUST BE BALANCED ,AS QUALITY OF LIFE COULD TAKE A BACK SEAT. I DONT KNOW YOU EXCEPT THROUGH YOUR MUSIC AND WHAT I HAVE READ ON YOUR WEB SITE AND I FEEL I NEED TO BE BOLD IN WHAT I WANT TO SUGGEST,PLEASE FORGIVE ME IF I CAUSE YOU TO BE ANGRY THAT IS NOT MY INTENTION.FISTLY I WANT TO SAY THAT I WILL UNDERTAKE FROM NOW TO PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY EACH DAY AND I HOPE THAT WITH AN OPEN MIND THAT YOU MIGHT EXPLORE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.I KNOW THAT YOU MAY HAVE MANY REASONS NOT TO WANT TO DO THAT,AS I ONCE DID MANY YEARS AGO.I COULD TELL YOU MY STORY BUT IT WOULD TAKE ALOT OF SPACE AND TIME,IF YOU WANT I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO THIS AT ANOTHER TIME,I THINK THAT YOU MIGHT FIND SOME OF IT A HELP. PLEASE DONT THROW THIS SUGGESTION OUT BECAUSE YOU BASE YOUR OPINION ON WHAT YOU FEEL IS THE FAULTS OF THE CHURCH OR ANY CHRISTIANS YOU MAY HAVE COME ACROSS OVER THE YEARS.THE TRUTHS AND MESSAGE OF THE GOSPELS HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN PARTLY MESSED UP BY PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT PERFECT.BEING A CHRISTIAN IS A JOURNEY AND NONE OF US ARE PERFECT OR ABLE TO DO THE RIGHT THINGS ALL THE TIME AS MUCH AS WE WANT TO,IT IS A STRUGGLE BUT WORTH IT IN THE END. EXPLORE THE FACTS,LOOK AT IT WITH THE EYE OF A MUSICIAN, CREATION IS LIKE A COMPOSITION,MULTI FACETED BUT FORMING A WHOLE.THE COMPOSER MADE IT PERFECT BUT THE BAND WHO CAME TO PLAY IT ,COULD NOT PLAY IT EXCEPT WITH THE HELP AND CLOSE RELATIONSHIP OF THE COMPOSER AND MANY DID NOT WANT TO DO THAT INSTEAD IMPROVISING AND DOING THEIR OWN THING ,AS THEY HAD THE FREEDOM TO DO THAT. TALK TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE,ALL MUSICIANS KERRY LIVGREN (KANSAS )RICK WAKEMAN,NICK BEGGS ( FROM THE PROG FOLK ROCK BAND IONA )OR HOWARD CONDOR WHO RUNS A CHRISTIAN TV CHANNEL (REVELATION AND GENESIS TV ON SKY DIGITAL 765/772.)THEY CAN HELP TELL YOU ABOUT WHY THEY BELIEVE WHAT THEY DO. I DONT KNOW IF YOU HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, IF YOU HAVE ONE OR NOT BUT TIMES LIKE THESE ARE WHEN I THINK YOU NEED TO AS WE SHOULD ALL THE TIME.I KNOW YOU MAY BE ANGRY ABOUT YOUR ILLNESS,THATS OK,GOD WANTS US TO BE HONEST AND IT IS OK TO FEEL ANYTHING YOU LIKE.HE LOVES YOU AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT HE WANTS TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU AS HE DOSES WITH ALL PEOPLE. WITHOUT GODS HELP I COULD NOT HAVE COME THROUGH WHAT I HAVE. IF AFTER LOOKING,WITH AN OPEN MIND AT WHAT THE BIBLE HAS TO SAY,BOTH OLD AND NEW AND ASKING GOD IF HE IS REAL (HE IS)I WOULD BE SURPRISED IF YOU DONT COME TO HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HIM BUT PLEASE DONT JUDGE HIS FOLLOWERS IN THE SAME LIGHT,HE IS PERFECT AND WE NEARLY ALWAYS FALL SHORT AND MAKE A MESS OF THINGS ,INFACT THIS MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN THE BEST WAY TO DO THIS BUT I FELT MOVED TO TRY TO TALK TO YOU. I KNOW THAT THERE IS MUCH CONFUSSION IN WHAT THE WORLD HAS TO SAY MUCH OF THE TIME IT SEEKS TO DISTORT OR HIDE THE TRUTH,THE NAME OF GOD ( THE GREAT I AM,YAWEH,THE GOD OF ABRAHAM,ISSAC AND JACOB,FATHER,SON (JESUS)AND THE HOLY SPIRIT,ANYTHING OUT SIDE OF THAT IS NOT TRUTH. YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOOSE,GODS GIFT HIS SON IS FREE AND YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE EVERYTHING TO GAIN. SO I HOPE AND PRAY THAT YOU WILL BE HEALED AND BLESSED AND THAT YOU WOULD THINK ABOUT WHAT I HAVE SAID.I SEND THIS TO YOU IN LOVE AND APPRETIATION FOR YOUR GIFT OF MUSIC TO ME SOMETHING I HAVE BEEN ALWAYS HAPPY TO PAY FOR. I HOPE MR LATIMER,ANDREW THAT YOU GET TO READ THIS.I BELIEVE THAT JUST AS GOD CAN TALK TO PEOPLE DIRECTLY,VIA HIS WORD IN THE BIBLE OR THROUGH HIS FOLLOWERS, HE MAY BE DOING THIS NOW.I KNOW THAT RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACE SITUATIONS CAN HAVE A BIG IMPACT. SO I HOPE THAT MY FEELING ,I SHOULD CONTACT YOU WOULD BE ONE OF THOSE TIMES.FOR THOSE WHO MAY READ THIS AND DONT AGREE WITH ME PLEASE ACCEPT THAT I WISH ANDY AND HIS FAMILY ONLY THE VERY BEST AND I WOULD NOT WANT TO HURT THEM.THE ISSUES ARE COMPLEX AND NEED THOUGHT ABOUT BUT THAT IS SOMETHING FOR ANDY TO THINK ABOUT. THE TRUTH MAY SEEM LIKE FOOLISHNESS BUT WE ALL NEED A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH HIS SON JESUS WHETHER WE THINK SO OR NOT. I LEAVE MY E-MAIL DETAILS IN THE HOPE THAT MAYBE WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO TALK SOME TIME neil@kronosav.co.uk “MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU,MAY HE RAISE HIS FACE TO WATCH OVER YOU AND GIVE YOU HIS PEACE.” REGARDS NEIL.
NEIL
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND


Hello Andy Just to let you know that I was diagnosed with polycythaemia rubra vera when i was 17 and am still going strong at 49 and have four great kids. Hope this gives you some encouragement. I you would like to exchange views on feelings and treatment i would be more than happy to do this (ironically I am a nurse) paul.h57@tiscali.co.uk Paul ps love your music
Paul Howard
Nothampton, England


Dear Andrew, I have and always will be greatly moved and inspired by your music and incredibly soulful guitarmanship.My 14yr old daughter and my self attended your very last gig in Sheffield. We stood to your right at the front of the stage. Your music moved me to tears as always for the wright reasons.Your music has made my life better and I sit hear with your words stuck to my walls above my pc. NEVER LET GO. Get better soon, your music will ALWAYS be a part of my life and I wait with bated breath for your next musical artwork. I AM LIFTED BY THE STRENTH OF YOUR RELATIONSHIP AND SUPPORT FROM SUSAN, YOU BE BACK TO FULL HEALTH SOON. ALL THE VERY BEST OF LIFE TO YOU BOTH. XX Dave and Abigail( Daughter)
DAVID COLTON
DERBY, UK


I’m impatiently waiting for a new camel recording. You MUST do it for us!!! I’m an amateurt guitarrist born in’69 and I still remember when I was 11 my brother bought Mirage and I can see… and we listened them and learned playing guitar. Today, 27 years later I still experience the same pleasure listening your records, full of feeling and complex harmonies and scales. I also remember Camel concert in Madrid as one of the best I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen Yes, ELP, Oldfield, Pink Floyd, King Krimson and many other great groups).Long life, strength and my best wishes for all of you.
Juan Carlos MArtin
moralzarzal, madrid spain


Now then Andy,sorry to hear that you are not so well, hope you get better soon.I have been coming to see your gigs since your Breathless tour, and have always been inspired by your music, you are the only guitarist that has moved me to tears with your playing at a Gig. I am trying to learn to play Echoes, I hope I crack it . Anyway all the best,hope to hear some new stuff from you soon, take care Duncan
Duncan Storr
Durham, Uk


Andrew, thanks for beautiful Camel music! We won’t forget it. Hope you’ll get better soon.
Michal
Warsaw, Poland


Hope you feel better day by day, our thoughts is with you always.
Ali
Toluca Lake, CA USA


Hope all is well, and I wish you both health and continued creativity. Stationary Traveler always sticks in my mind as being one of the more rewarding and enjoyable tours. A testimony to the excellent people, band and crew.
Rob Barnett
Portland, OR USA


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Freda
New Zealand, New Zealand New Zealand


I wish you all the luck you need to live with your illness. My sincere thoughts are with you both. I have been a fan for so many years and echo the comments of my fellow fans, about your emotional and skilled guitar playing. Your music is faultless and so uplifting ~ Thank you. If you fancy a pint one day, visit me in my pub (www.shutterinn.co.uk)or I’ll hoprfully catch you playing soon. All the best & take care matey!
Glyn Stephens
Cheltenham, Glos UK


I enjoy the Camel music and are looking forward to your next album. What better place than Taormina in Sicily ? Max Messina, Sicily-Italy
Max
Messina, SicilyItaly


Andy, Take care of yourself , as you have always taken care of us with wonderfull music. Relax, get your strength back. Susan , thanks for keeping us updated. All other fans have reflected what each of us feels about Andy. Take care of him. We simply love his music. Thanks Andrew
Osama Azhari
Chicago, IL USA


Hi Andyhang in there mateyyou and Susan are in our thoughts and prayers. Prog music is such an important part of my life and Camel remains one of my favourite bands. I would be hard pushed to name another guitarist who puts more heart,soul,passion and feeling into his song writing and performances than you do. All the best and hope to see you playing live again soon. God Bless
Francis
Leatherhead, UK


Greetings, Andy & Susan and welcome back to England. I was introduced to Camel music by my late sister right back around the time of Greasy Truckers. It’s been a wonderful musical journey and I look forward to wherever it takes you next. Having been diagnosed this year with chronic lymphocytic leukaemeia I can sympathise only too well with your having to readjust your life to take account of changed circumstances. The farewell tour left me hungry for more and hopefully it won’t be too long before new Camel music and old is heard on a stage again (maybe do Mystic Queen this time!). Until then you have all my best wishes.
Roger Milne
Epsom Downs, UK


Dear Andy and Susan My deepest concern to you Andy, one of the best guitarplayers I have heard through my entire life of music.Have followed Camel since I saw them in Denmark first time in the early seventies and still play whenever I want good emotions in my mind. I understand your situation and wish the best for you and Susan.
Per Noergaard
Aalborg, Denmark


Dear Susan and Andy,were’ so sorry to hear of Andy’s ill health at this present momemt.We hope he makes a full recovery soon.We so need him out there creating his brand of prog-music,there’s no-one comes close to his beautiful guitar playing and wonderful melodies.We’ve both been following Camel from the very begining collecting all their music in every format and then some.We were very lucky to see them in concert many times.Wish you both all the best for the future and look forward to hearing from you again soon with news of a new album and a few select gigs.Love to you both Sue and John. chopperman7@fsmail.net
sue and john weaden
weston super mare, somerset uk


“Never give the day away…always live for today!”, what wonderful emotion is listening your music dear Andy. We’ll always be grateful for all you gave us in all these years with the hope to see you soon in perfect health. Thanks from the deep of my heart! Luca
Luca
Cossato, Italy


Welcome back to the UK Andy and Susan, and to the next phase of a career which has already brought so much pleasure to people all over the World, including me. I’m really looking forward to the next album, but take as much time as you need to create it. Take Care, and kindest regards.
Derek Richards
Bristol, England


Hey Andy, just coming along to tell you that you’re deep in our souls and hearts. Thank you for all the music you’ve done in your life, it truly changed me from inside and had a very deep inpact on me. All music I do by myself is carried with the soul of your music. May the universe bring you all the best things. Take care of you and your health. With admiration. Sebastian
Sebastian R.
Duisburg, Germany


Hi Andy< I am very sorry to hear about your health. I talked with you some 26 years ago when i worked for a company called stage one records… I was young green and single minded about the music i liked at the time. then i talked with you and i had never heared of Camel…you gave some good advice to life and music and i keep it with me still now never forgotten, Thankyou! Bye the way started to listen to your music now after all this time and you guys are not bad! Would love to have seen you play! Take care Andy hope you get this note! Tim Hart
Tim Hart
St Christophe, 16420 France


Hello Andrew Latimer and Sussan Hoover: I ve´ been a Camel fan since a friend of mine who used to own the number one rock radio station in Panamá (Estereo Panamá 106.7 FM, “educated me” with “Snow Goose”. In that radio station, we,a group of friends and listeners, ruled the station with various shows. Camel s’ music was an important piece on most of our radio shows, mainly on the one that i co-hosted or hosted alone from 1974 til 2001 (The Rock Machine or Under Mercury s’ Influence). The internet opened the way ro re-meet the band, “lost” for some time away from the music magazines and record bussiness. I enjoyed very much “The Single Factor” and here “Sasquash”, “Hero” and mainly “Camelogue” became favorites among listeners. Then when Camel created the letters i was among the ones receiving them and was able to not only be aware of what the band was doing but also to get their new music. We (the station s’ old friends), tried to bring the band to Panamá and failed (it was our fault). My later day favorite Camel cd are “Dust and Dreams” and “Harbour of Tears” and still my all time favorites are “Moonmadnes”‘, STATIONARY TRAVELLER’ and mostly ‘PRESSURE POINTS’ (an all time favorite among the radio show listeners). I send you my best wishes and also advice, since you can use some natural elements to easy your illnes (Uña de Gato or “Cats Nails” a plant from Peru). I am confident that you will be able to create some new fantastic music and also, be able to play at selected dates, some great CAMEL music.
Luis Adolfo
Panamá, PTY PANAMÁ


Thinking of you mate,posotive thoughts create posotive notes.Thanks for the many years of great music and boy do i miss the days of the annual tours,it was part of my growing up,life just not the same,HAPPY DAYS…
Jon Shaw
Lancashire UK, USA


Hi Andy, I wish you all the best and hope you will continue making great music for us. I don’t mind you working at a slower pace (health comes first!) as long as your music doesn’t run at a slower pace. Keep the fireworks coming in every noe and then and I’ll be more than happy to wait a while for the new album…
Jan-Jaap de Haan <jjdehaan(a)xs4all.nl>
Leiden, Netherlands


Thirty-some years later and I’m still enjoying your music. That shows you the kind of power that your talen has. No matter what happens, you will always have that talent; and although it may take a little longer to let it out, you keep on expanding your body of work. It is something that means so much to so many.
Leon Alvarado
TX USA


Hey Andy, I hope the moving is all done and that you are able to find some time to go to battle in the studio. Remember, you are a winner and never let go.
Sean Stephenson
Palo Alto, CA USA


hi andy.been collecting your music since 75 first time i heard of the band.followed you ever since.in your own words andy /never let go/ best wishes hope things improve.william.
william quinn 3891
glasgow, scotland u.k


Andy. My father in law has a similar problem with his blood cells, they didn’t know what is was for ages…..he got very ill…he’s doing well, out and about working his architectural magic….a lovely man too…. …I’m a pro guitar player now and since ,ahem , a younger age, you were my most important guitar player. Met you at Hammersmith odeon briefly after a gig, you were humourous and warm….Camel will always represent an emotion, like the camel with the tear on the first album….you created a unique atmosphere with Pete et al which I latched onto at age 15…never left me really…we change over the years….of course……my myspace is myspace.com/roysmith …. if you ever get bored feel free to drop me a line and come over for a tranquil cuppa….London N2…..all the best..Roy
Roy
uk


Hold on Andrew…you can do it! you can count with all the love and support of all the camel fans …i’m so grateful for hear your music and THIS is that makes me go ahead a big huge from Lima ….THE SNOW GOOSE WILL RISE AGAIN!
Julio Aguilar
Lima, Peru


Greetings. Just thought I’d add a line to say that I hope this MF disease takes a vacation or at least moves very very slowly. Like at the speed that record companies pay royalty checks… As for me, I’ve been buying albums since the 1970’s, but I didn’t come cross Camel until the late 1980’s. I like several styles of music, though I lean the most towards progressive-rock. I’m also somewhat interested in history, and the Drosehn family (originally spelled ‘Drosihn’) comes from Germany. I guess all that comes together for “Stationary Traveller”. I own somewhere around 4000 CD’s, and I’d have to say that I consider “Stationary Traveller” as one of the top records in my collection (either with or without “Waltzing Frauleins!” :-). Something about “Dust and Dreams” didn’t quite work for me, but I’d say that the live version on the second CD of “Never Let Go” is another great release. And I also like “Nude”, “The Single Factor”, and “Moonmadness”, although not quite as much. I’d still say they’re in the top 250 of my albums, so “not quite as much” still puts them ahead of a few thousand other albums! So, in my book that’s five excellent albums. That puts Camel in the same league as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Porcupine Tree, Eagles, Al Stewart (more historical songs there!), Tony Carey/Planet-P and Elton John. Maybe slip in Tangerine Dream and Mike Oldfield, for guys who do great on music sans lyrics. And if you’re getting down, then try for some old “Homer & Jethro” records. They’re also some excellent musicians, but it’s good to take a break from taking life too seriously! Anyway, I’d love it if you could come up with a few more albums, but certainly you’ve done a great job as far as my music collection is concerned.
Garance Alistair Drosehn
Troy, NY USA


Dear AndyA quick note to wish you all the very best from Toronto, Canada. I have recently returned to health after a frightening time of illness. For this morning’s run I created a playlist for my iPOD containing: four versions of ICE, and all the studio and live tracks I have of City Life and Drafted. When my zest was getting a bit low I cranked up the volume and found the energy and motivation to keep going. Your music has had that effect on myself and others over the years. I hope in some small way the energy of those who listen to your music will provide energy and motivation to you. Looking forward to what the future brings … cheers
Colin Buchanan
Toronto, On Canada


Dear Andy i’ve heard 1000 times your songs but every time is the same strong, deep, incredible emotion….THANKS !!!
marco
milano, Italy


Never Let Go!
Kim
USA


ANDY…REMEMBER..YOU MAKE IT WE LOVE IT
RICK
USA


I’M NOT SPEAK ENGLISH, BUT I LOVED CAMEL, LOVED FOREVER FORCE, ANDY, FORCE ANDY, I LOVE YOU AND CAMEL THANKS, ALEXANDRE.
Alexandre
Patos de Minas, MG BRASIL


You will overcome Andy, no bout a doubt it.
alan simmons
reno, nv USA


Rotherham, 18 de abril de 1997, último concierto de la gira “Harbour of tears”. En esa ocasión tuve el gran placer de conocer a Andrew. Sólo hablamos un momento con la ayuda de mi esposa como intérprete. Le comenté que llegué desde España para disfrutar de su música y a mi regreso escribir un artículo en la revista de rock progresivo “Mellotron”. Despúes de escribirlo lo tradujimos y se lo enviamos junto con la revista y unas fotos que hice en el concierto. Al poco tiempo Susan me respondió llena de gratitud y sinceridad. No puedo olvidar esa carta que guardo con gran cariño. Mi artículo se llamaba “Cronica de una Odisea, Camel en concierto” y narraba los problemas que tuvimos que vencer para acudir a esa última ocasión de ver a Camel durante esa gira. Creo que eso no es nada comparado con la odisea que es sobrellevar una grave enfermedad como la de Andrew. Cuando leí hoy la noticia no pude evitar escribir estas palabras. Lo cierto es que ya hace dos meses que la noticia se difundió en vuestra web, pero espero me disculpeis a pesar de haber tardado en enviar mi carta. Estoy seguro de que podreis hacer frente a esta situación, que al parecer viene desde muchos años atrás y que la fortaleza de vuestro carácter os permitirá afrontar con éxito cualquier problema. El siempre ha salido adelante en tiempos difíciles y confiamos en que ahora lo va a hacer de nuevo. Que Camel edite nuevos trabajos es algo que nos gustaría a todos los amantes de su música, pero ahora yo antepongo la salud de Andrew a la banda, si bien entiendo que cuando hacer música es lo que más os gusta y lo que mejor sabeis hacer, seguir trabajando en nuevos proyectos puede ser una excelente terapia. Susan, gracias por tu carta en “the nature of the best” y por la sinceridad y entereza que muestras. Siempre fuiste la letrista ideal para Camel y me siento muy agradecido por tu sensibilidad y humildad. Da tu apoyo a Andrew y recordad que en todo el mundo hay personas que os apreciamos y siempre os daremos nuestro apoyo. Por último, deciros que nuestro hijo Sergio ya tiene casi 12 años y que desde el año 2000 tiene una hermana llamada Paula. Conocen bien vuestra música y os envían sus saludos. Contad con nuestro cariño y esperamos vernos algún día tal vez en uno de esos conciertos íntimos que seguro que Camel volverá a regalarnos. Hasta siempre!
Jesús Rello
Madrid , Spain


Best wishes from the first russian ukulele band! Hold on, Andrew! www.scheidenbach.ru Alexander
Alexander
St.Petersburg, Russia


Dear Andy, I’m 50 years old fan of CAMEL, since 1975. ( Our birthdays are same; 17th May ) Everytime your music is very important into my life. I’m an TRT ( Turkish National Radio and Tv ) Radio3 producer and I’m gonna play “Harbour Of Tears” at August 19, 2007 Sunday. Do you know why ? Because, I dedicated this album to my father and my best friend, who are died / passed away at the “Marmara Earthquake” in 17 August 1999 ! When I visit to Camel site for check the news, I learned your health problem. Dear Andy, you are one of the best musician ( Musician, composer, songwriter ) in the world. You are very important for the “Art Rock Music in the World”. You must produce in the future, many of the new songs and albums like before. Please, get well a.s.a.p. and long live with health. We ( all Turkish fans ) are waiting your good news. We hope to meet and entertain YOU ( and Camel ) in Istanbul. ( Maybe new album tour ? ) I promise, you get well I will organize this concert. Take care Andy. Best wishes from Istanbul. Bora Cetin www.rockefsaneleri.com


Andrew, Susan, Love and Best Wishes as always. Peter Beasley
Peter Beasley
London, UK


Dear Andrew, I wish you all the best. Thank you for your wonderful music. I hope everithing’s goes fine. Don’t give up!
Michal
Tomaszow Mazowiecki, Lodzkie Poland


Andy Poland is with you!!!
Maciej Iwañski
Sieradz, Polska


Dear Andy and everyone helps him!I love camel even more than my life.I am only a fan of one band and it will be the only one for my whole life,that’s CAMEL.every music note,every sound,every lyric,everything of camel is making me very happy,wonderful and powerful.i found my soul by listening camel’s songs.i was dreaming of a camel concert in Turkey.but now i see it’s impossible.i have all albums,dvd’s and etc. of camel.nothing more to say….i love Camel. Andy!!!i hope you will be allright soon!!!
Ali BAHADIRLI
Istanbul, Turkey


Andy, Sorry to hear of your health problems. Just had to let you know that because of Camel, I get to witness my son’s wonderful smile. While searching for Camel albums a few years ago, my son Jason found a rare copy of Moonmadness and was thrilled to let me know he had found it instead of me. He passed away shortly after that at the age of 29. Everytime I look at the album cover, I can see his smiling face. Thanks for helping to create this memory with your wonderful music. John
John Becker
Baltimore, Md USA


Chère Susan, Cher Andy Dear Susan, Dear Andy So much people telling you “thank you, hope the best fo you, loving your music”… Etc… …I say the same, and I am glad to read that I’m not alone to tell you all that gratitude. Still your letters and hugs in my heart. Hope we’ll meet to let me give you in return all the warm you give. With my kind regards and remembers. Alain
Alain DUCEPT
LAROCHE SUR YON, FRANCE


I m probably awfull late to comment on this. Get well andy and long live peter.Camel has been a force of inspiration for me, i still think lady fantasy is one of the greatest progressive tracks ever. Keep on riding camel. Come to chi-town sometime. Martyrs perhaps
otto castillo
chicago, il USA


wishing andy all the best. a musical genius. noel salter ,Ireland.
noel salter <castlecomer kilkenny>
eire,


Dear Andy, “A Nod and a Wink” gave me the energy and strength to recover from a whiplash in 2003. So never give a day away! I hope to see your enthousiastic guitarplay on stage once again in 013, Tilburg, the Netherlands! All the Best Johan
Johan
Nistelrode, Netherlands


Dear Andy! Music is a kind of prayer. I think you’ve play the best prayer in the world and I hope you’ll do it by the next years. I have never heard better guitarist than you are and I know that I will never do it. All polish fans wish you well. GOD SAVE THE KING OF GUITAR!!!!!!!!
Marcin
Luban, Poland


Hi Andy, I’m a longtime Camel fan… bought Breathless when I heard the title track on the radio, then proceeded to purchase all of the LP’s you guys had done til then. Recently I replaced the belt on my old turntable. It’s amazing how good the audio quality of those vinyl records are. 🙂 This has been a Camel summer for me. I bought ‘A Nod And A Wink’ and ‘Rajaz’. Both are excellent… I have played them a LOT. Also, finally bought ‘A Harbour Of Tears’. Last weekend I got your Coming Of Age DVD. It’s really nice to see/hear the band, the incredible performance of Ice, and likewise with Harbour. So, like I said, it has been a Camel summer. I’m glad to hear that you have finally completed your move back to England, though I did like knowing you were a neighbor in California. Wish I could have travelled down there to see a concert. Take good care of yourself Andy and enjoy the summer weather. Please know that our thoughts are with you, and your music always inspires. My wife has also become a big fan of Camel… she especially likes songs like Mother Road, Eyes Of Ireland, Refugee, West Berlin, etc. Then she’s amazed when I play some of the older Camel classics with Mel’s sax added in. You guys wrote a wide range of music through the years. Thanks for all the fulfilling songs and guitar. All the best, Greg & Wi
Greg S
Beaverton, OR USA


Andy, May your strength and spirits soar like so many wonderful songs and guitar licks that you have given us over the years. You have left your footprints in the sands of my musical life. Thanks and God Speed!
Al Stann
USA


So sorry to hear the news. these “little problems” seem to beset so many folk that one knows and , the best way to look at it is to a] be positive as you are and b] be grateful for the good things that others have not had. On behalf of many of us here in South Africa, we are thinking of you guys and hope that some of our postive energy will find its way to you. Camel has been part of my life since i bought my first copy of Snow Goose when it was initially releasedand Camel is still a very important part of what i regard as some of the best contemporary music ever recorded in the last forty odd years! All strength to you and yours. Regards, Alan
Alan Milne
Cape Town, South Africa


Thank you, Andy, for making music that has held me in quiet awe for 35 years. Please don’t stop now ! Thank you too, Susan, for posting your letter about this. Let me wish you both every happiness and enjoyment. Have fun !
Michael Irwin
Neshaminy, PA USA


HALF AND HALF; YOU OWE US A VISIT WE OWE YOU THE LIFE, COME SOON AND SHARE A PRECIOUS MOMENT, REMEMBER, HALF AND HALF, IT`S NO GOOD LET SOMETHING BE IN A HALF. BREATH AND LIVE!!!
Carlos De Anda H
cuenavaca, mor mexico


Andrew..I have been a huge camel fan since my music teacher played your brilliant vinyl(THE SNOWGOOSE)in the 70’s. I have enjoyed your creations ever since…I always cry with certain songs..others make me happy. I WISH YOU WELL AND GIVE ALL MY LOVE TO YOUR FAMILY..KEEP WORKING ON YOUR FUTURE IDEAS. IF YOU EVER REQUIRE A PRO VOCALIST TO PERFORM OR SESSION ON ANY FUTURE WORK I WILL BE YOUR MAN. NO FEE NO NOTHING.IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DREAM OF MINE..I HAVE BEEN A PRO VOCALIST SINCE 1982..AND HAVE BEEN THE VOCALIST WITH CLOVEN HOOF SINCE 1987. WE ARE AT THE MOMENT RECORDING OUR NEXT ALBUM THE VERY BEST OF CLOVEN HOOF.ANDREW I ALWAYS PLAY YOUR MUSIC I WAS VERY UPSET TO HEAR THE NEWS ABOUT PETER. YOU HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THE DRIVER OF THE MOST ENERGETICROMANTICINFLUENCIALCOMPLEX MUSIC I HAVE EVER HAD THE PLEASURE OF HEARING..YOU ARE THE BEST.PLEASE KEEP YOUR STRENGTH..AND THANK YOU SUSAN FOR KEEPING US ALL IN TOUCH.LOVE FOREVER.RUSS NORTH
russ north
manchester, england uk


My thoughts and prayers go out to you Andrew because the music you wrote has had a big influence on me. Sometimes when I hear certain songs with your leads I feel that you poured out your soul into that song and I know this was real. I play guitar also and I love your style very much. Take care and God Bless.
Marc Cerrato
Las Vegas, NV USA


Dear Mr Andrew, Your breathtaking music creates the most beautiful paintings in my mind. Thank you very much for this. I will always remember the concerts you performed in Krakow. I am looking forward for your new records and wish you all the best. God bless you, I’m praying for you.
Karol Trojanowicz
Karkow, Poland


Andy & Susan, Just a short note of encouragement to you both. I suffer from ME and have done for the past 6 years, it’s frustrating but the blessings in life far outway these frustrations. Thanks for your honest words Susan, God bless you both and I look forward with anticipation to the new music.
Jim Darling (Glasgow)
USA


Andrew, with very best wishes for a full recovery. “Never Let Go”…
Steve Cook
Bristol, UK


Hi Andy & Susan! Great to have you back in the UK! I’m the biggest admirerer of your music since I first heard Camel in 1984. Of course I went to the show at DRAKEN, Stockholm in that year. I honestly believe there are no other artist and composer in this world like you Andy. You have everything I look after in a musician. Your music has moved me so much through my life and helped me a lot in taking the right decisions. If I could mention a band that represents my very soul, it would be Camel. It’s hard to write something to such a master as you Andy. You are (and will forever be) the King of Guitars! Thank you for all the brilliant albums and may I dream of one more… I love you Camel and I will love you for the rest of my life. Of course I have all of your albums! Magic ones all of them. Andy, you should know that Dust and Dreams, Horbour of Tears, Rajaz and A Nod and A Wink are the strongest albums of your whole career. THANK YOU! You are a Genius! Now take care of yourself! We need you! Best Wishes/ Peter
Peter Thompson
Gothenburg, Sweden


Dear AndyKeep well and know that lots of folks really care for you and those you love. Met you and Colin after a concert in The Garage in Glasgow with my brother in law Tom and his 75 year old mumthanks for your kindness, your time and your wonderful talentGod Bless and get well soon.
Alasdair Munro
USA


Dear Andrew: My best wishes for you and hope you get better soon. Thanks for your magical guitars. You really know how to translate feelings in music.
Sebastián
Rosario, Santa Fe Argentina


myfriendandyiwishyouallthebest.youdeserveit.youandsusan.dontbeaffraiditisonlyalitlepassageinthelifeyouwillbebetterontomorow.iwillneverforgetyouandyourmusicalcreationtoo.seeyousoonintherecordsandalsointheconcerts.goodbye.
orlandopereira
caldasdarainha, portugalUSA


Mr.Latimer,I hope everything will be alright with your health…fans are with you, and your beautiful music..we love you,thank you so much for everything you’ve done..pozdrowienia z Polski!!
Peter(Piotr)Trypus
Czarna Bialostocka, podlaskie Polnad


Dear Andy & Susan, My ex-husband introduced me to Camel music 10 years ago. I was privlidged to attend 2 of your shows in San Diego. Your music transcends pretty much anything available. I sincerely hope your health improves, but you should take care of yourself. Even if you never produce anything else, what you have produced is a tribute to the human spirit. I wish you all the best. Sheila
Sheila Honey
Austin, TX USA


Today I am waring the 2003 farewel tour t-shirt. I still wear it a lot. I remember very well a friend gave me a tape with NUDE on it in 1989. THis was the start…or the end. I became a big fan. Hyves is a network hype in the NL. So a guy http://camel-de-band.hyves.nl/ started this site. I really hope people will start signing your guestbook, to show the joy the music gave and timeless will give us. We all hope to hear some new music from you…if not…there is so much to enjoy already! GREETINGS from the NETHERLANDS Herbert
Herbert Eppinga
Meerkerk, NL


Thank you for giving me the music of my life. I hope that everything goes ok for you and I`m sure that I will hear again your guitar in a lot of new albums!
Jaime Cox
Sevilla, Spain


Hola Andrew, me da mucha tristeza enterarme que estas enfermo, ánimo ya que tienes mucha fortaleza interior que te sacará adelante, quiero agradecerte infinitamente por habernos dado todo este gran material musical, sobre todo el Concierto que diste en México en 2001, tengo una foto autografiada por tí, Colin Bass y la banda, tú musica me permite viajar e imaginarme las historias que nos cuentas como el dvd de “Coming of Age” en donde lo enfocas en los Irlandeses y su peregrinación por la guerra, tambien el gran material de “Pressure Points” en donde nos cuentas de la Alemania Oriental, en fin te mando todo mi apoyo y mi respeto espero que muy pronto te recuperes para que estes muy cerca de Susan y Tú Familia Sinceramente Sergio Barón
Sergio Baron
Tlalnepantla, Edo. Mex. Mexico


HI ANDREW: IT’S A GREAT HONOR TO WRITE THIS LINES AND KNOW YOU’RE OK, I HOPE TRULY RECOVER YOUR HEALT VERY SOON. I SAW YOUR SHOW IN MEXICO IN APRIL 2001 IN “SALON 21” IT WAS A UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCE, I BOUGHT A PHOTO OF THE BAND AND YOU SIGNED IT, THANKS FOR ALL THIS MUSIC AND I FOLLOW YOUR GOOD HEALTH VERY SOON BEST REGARDS SERGIO BARON
Sergio Baron
Tlalnepantla, Edo. Méx. Mexico


Dear Andrew What can I say to add to all the wondrous things that have been said already? Susan’s heartfelt as well eloquent sharing with all of us fans the reasons why the Camel had not been heard from for some time, surely is another contributory factor in the veritable maelstrom of tributes on this site. “We were given this life to live, not to stand idly by and watch what falls upon us.” Beautiful prose, Susan. I hope you and Andy will include it in a song in the not too distant future. I, too, have been an ardent Camel fan for over 30 years, ever since 1973, when a school friend suggested I check out this amazing new band (thanks Peter, I shall forever be in your debt). I have all the Camel albums and my only regret is not having gone to any gigs in the 70’s, although I certainly made up for that later on! It was a privilege to be at the October ’03 Astoria gig, standing right by the stage. The only regret was the Astoria management’s lamentable policy of having a strict time limit, and therefore getting only a limited encore before we were all ejected. Andy, your compositional skills, your wonderful feeling for melody, and not to mention your awesome talent on the guitar and flute have moved many people around the world. It’s great to see old as well as young being drawn to the timeless music that is Camel. Unlike any other art form, music can really touch the soul as well as move the heartstrings, and long may you touch many souls with your gorgeous music. Camel is, has been, and always shall be my favourite band. Here’s looking forward to some “Retirement Sucks” gigs!!!! If not, then I’m sure we can enjoy some studio albums in the not too distant future, or perhaps even a film score or two. Welcome back to the UK and good luck with your new home and recording studio. All the very best, and… Never Let Go of the Spirit of the Water. Roger
Roger Frederiks
Lymington, UK


I have got a MOONMADNESS; maybe the reason lies UNDER THE MOON, where I listen great ECHOES that convert me a REFUGEE of the music of a camel. When I heard about the illness of the caravan leader, I was BREATHLESS at the very first moment, for I remember the other lost camel; therefore I understand that they, camels, are STATIONARY TRAVELERS, they are SURVIVALs of extreme conditions, and Andrew YOU ARE THE ONE to make it happen. Maybe if I render an ICE I build a LUNAR SEA for your health; I would like to support you with my dearest THREE WISHES: Health, Force and Love. Sincerely, Daniel Galán A.
Daniel Galán Alcalá
Mexico City, DF MEXICO


Camel’s music will always be an inspiration to me. Thankyou Andrew and I hope you recover soon. Thanks again.
Tom Macfie
Liverpool, UK


Dear Andrew and Susan, Very sad to hear this news. We are impressed buy the way You deal with it. You are in our minds. As a matter of fact every morning at 6.45 because for me and my wife the soft sound of the piano and the flute of ‘Landscapes’ isfor countless years nowthe one and only way to welcome a new day. Andy, hope to hear some more of Your beautiful music. ‘Never let go ‘!! Jerry and rachel van Wingerde only
Jerry
bleiswijk, holland


Thanks for your beautiful music.
Nev Dawes
Crich, Matlock, uk


Andy, Sad to hear of the farewell tour. I remember watching you perform on the Stationary Traveller Tour and I loved it. Ended up going more than 5 times to several locations to see you. I really hope that all goes well for you and all my best wishes for the future. Mark
Mark Ackery
Bexley, OH USA


I’m Japanese CAMEL fan! I really love you, Andy! Hope it would be healthy! And Please come to Japan again!
Taka
KANAZAWA, JAPAN


Andrew Latimer, You are the my sun. When I am in pain, Your music saved me. Now, you are in a sick but, All your fans hope you will get better soon ! We hope you will be back soon on the stage to play music again.
Tommy
JAPAN


HALF AND HALF. YOUR THE MUSIC, THE WORDS, THE RHYTHM; US LISTENING, FELLING, IMAGINING, AND SO…………….THE OTHER HALF IN SPANISH………ES POR ELLO QUE ESTANDO LLENO DE TODAS LAS EMOCIONES QUE PUEDES CREAR, MUCHO DE ELLO TE HAS LLEVADO EN TU MENTE Y CORAZON. ES AHORA QUE ESTAN AHI PARA CURAR Y ALIVIAR, SOLO CIERRA TUS OJOS Y RECUERDA LAS EXPRESIONES DE FELICIDAD QUE HAS PROVOCADO, ESO TE CURARA. POR SIEMPRE… HALF AND HALF
Carlos De Anda H
Cuernavaca , Mor Mexico


Andy, Sorry to hear about your illness. I am sorry, but privileged to have seen Camel only twice.(Hollywood and San Diego 2000) I met you and talked to you after both shows. This was incredibly nice on your part. I know you remembered my name from my frequent orders and correspondence because you told me so. I found this astounding that my musical “hero” knew my name! I started listening to you when I was 16 in 1972 and am now 51. I have had my own health battles over the past 8 years and have had to go on disability a few years ago. I have had 8 surgeries on my cervical spine for a variety of conditions and presently have 8 bone spurs in my neck and have been in constant pain since 1999. (Thank God for Oxycontin) So I can commiserate with you for a chronic condition. They tell me the pain will probably never go away. All I can tell you is your music makes my pain less severe. I will keep you and Susan in my Prayers and I know this will help. I hope there is some way your staff can get out CD’s from your last tour. Unfortunately I had brought my family to the Atlanta, GA show in 2003. Surely someone taped the Progressive Rock Festival show in New Jersey. But the most important thing is for Andy to take it easy and not overdo. I know I can get so much more done if I budget my time, even if I am feeling OK. Please take care, you’re health is the most important thing. Thanks for all the volume of work so far, even if there is no more. Love, Rick Pearson
Rick Pearson
Covington, LA USA


Andy, cast your mind back- way back- to the Camel “Snow Goose” and “Moonmadness” tours in the UK in 1975 & 1976. There were a couple of long-haired, spotty-faced herberts who (thanks to Andy Ward) were constantly backstage with you chaps on these tours. I remember we even got to be onstage during rehersals at Brighton Dome in 76. I was the older, more polite fan ! Well, over thirty years on, I continue my support for Camel and all the material you’ve recorded. I’ve worked in the medical field for a number of years now, and I wish you the very best for a positive recovery. For my mind, positive thinking is half the battle won. With best regards, Ian. P.S. After the show at Southampton Gaumont Theatre in 1976, my mate and I missed our train back to London. We ended up trying to sleep in a telephone box (with me perched up on the box that held the phone books). A policeman showed up and before politely moving us on, I told him we’d just seen Camel, to which he replied “What, Frampton’s Camel ??!!”.
Ian Roberts
Columbus, Ohio USA


I think people like you, Andrew! Look at all these emails. I write to you as someone who has been tired for 11 years. That’s how long we have had our beautiful, brain-damaged, tough, cheeky, food-spitting-out, one-problem-after-another daughter Bethany. We wouldn’t be without her. Susan is right. Life isn’t fair. But your music has helped people like me find beauty in a damaged world. Take care and take your time. We can wait…
David Eade
Beverley, East Yorkshire UK


Was devastated to hear of the farewell tour. Followed you for years and the thought of no more Camel albums depressed me. But having looked on the website i have only just discovered the reason behind it. All i can say is i wish you both the best through this difficult time. I’m off to put Rain Dances on the record player. Vinyl is still the best way to hear a Camel record. Take Care. MJH
mike hannon
appleby, cumbria uk


Andy,All the Japanese fans worry about you. We do hope you won’t rush your recovert and have a good rest.And we are counting the hours until you return to Japan.love,Jasmine
Jasmine
Japan


I first heard of Camel way back in 1979 after meeting my wife and sometime in the early 1980’s we saw you play in Poole Dorset, UK. The best bit was actually being invited backstage to meet the band. I remember Andrew talking to my wife about the North East Of England as she was from there, it was a great end to a great concert. Sadly that was the only Camel concert we ever attended. We wish you both all the best. Andrew & Christine
Andy Woodger
Salisbury, Salisbury Wilts


dear Andy & Susan. i was just checking in on your website to see if anything was new and read of your current challenges. i wish the best for you and hope that improved health and happiness win out. as i type this, i listen to the amazing passion of Andy’s playing on “Hopeless Anger” from Dust and Dreams. it is a cd that i truly love and one of the few that i can get lost in. that is such a rare experience for me. but i love every minute of it. like many fans of Camel, i hope for new works from Andrew and Co. but health comes first. all the best.christopher
christopher desmond
lakewood, ca USA


Hello Andy, I am an old fan (more 30 years), don’t stop your music : “Encore, encore, encore et encore…”
Michel Méjane
Aveyron , France (south)


Hello. My name is sander, and I’m from norway. I first heard aboute Camel last summer, and they are now my favorit band. Camel have given me so much. I have no words. I love your music. Thank you so much for being the greatest band I have ever heard. http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=snowgoose92 , to se my videos I have made for you. Camel lives on forever!
Sander
Bjerke, Oslo Norway


Hi Andrew, I wihs you the best, take care Fabrice
Fabrice
London, UK


Andy, we wish you and your family all the best and so look forward to the next gem from your new studio, or any other available. A Nod and a Wink was such a jewel of an album, great songs and a fine musical performance, including Andy’s voice, which never gave a hint of his struggle. You have many fans in Canada, especially in Quebec, so we all hope you find the strength to carry on and continue making this timeless music. RFM
Robert Melnbardis
Montreal, Que CANADA


A light is putting out. Today a friend that never I knew is fighting… Well… I hope of not to should read of a Jam Session in the celestial Paradise. When I knew of this story… Well… Still a time I said: “The life is only one… We should live it until in fund… But to thing serves to amuse itself?” We fight because the light it is rekindled!!!
andrea salvador
Italy


Dear Andy, everybody here is waiting for you but please not feel stressed or sad about that. You already gave so much to Music and to us!! You already reached the greatest achievement becoming everlasting and this thank to your fantastic work! So, enjoy this restful time with Susan and feel pleased at the thought that many many friends are out there ready to help you, to cheer you and to welcome you again!!
Brooks
Biella, Italy


Dear Mr.Andrew Latimer I heard that you suffered from a heavy disease from a friend I pray for your disease being cured as soon as possible heartily As for the thought, all the Japanese fans are the same I have never watched a live of CAMEL Many people wish CAMEL comes to Japan again Andy, When you are God, it is worshiped! The Japanese fan must listen to the music that you play We wait for a day watched your majestic figure again all the time
Takashi Kokubun
JAPAN


DEAR MR ANDREW LATIMER AND MISS SUSAN HOOVERWELL…THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT YOUR NEWS WERE NOT HAPPY-BUT OF COURSE THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE END OF THE WORLD HAS COME! I AM SURE THAT MR LATIMER WILL BE MUCH BETTER IN THE NEAR FUTURE AS HE HAS OVERCOME MUCH MORE GREAT DIFFICULTIES IN THE PAST-HE IS A STRONG CHARACTER AND THIS IS EASY TO SEE IT THROUGH HIS MUSIC, MUSIC SO OVERWHELMINGLY PASSIONATE AND HEART FULL-IN MY HUMBLE OPINION MR LATIMER IS ONE OF THE BEST COMPOSERS I’VE EVER LISTENED, AT LEAST FOR THE LAST 35 YEARS AND I BELIEVE TOO MANY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE INNER INSPIRATION THAT DRIVES HIS HEART AND MIND WHEN IT’S TIME FOR MR LATIMER TO WRITE MUSIC ( I STILL HAVE STRONG CHILLS WHEN I HEAR THE INTROS AT LUNAR SEA OR AIRBORNE OR THE PASSIONATE GUITAR SOLO AT LONG GOODBYES OR AT ROSE OF SHARON…THE CATALOGUE IS ENDLESS)-I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO CAMEL MUSIC SINCE 1983 AND I FEEL BLESSED FOR IT! I STILL ANSWER THAT THE BEST BAND IN PERSONAL IS CAMEL (WHENEVER FRIENDS COME TOGETHER AND TALK ABOUT MUSIC) AND I AM VERY PROUD WHEN I SAY THAT WORD, I REALLY AM! I AM SURE MR LATIMER THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO WRITE A NEW ALBUM WHEN THE RIGHT MOMENT WILL SHINE INSIDE YOU, A SHINING THAT WILL SURELY MAKE OUR LIVES BETTER FOE ONCE MORE TIME AS IT HAPPENED WITH EVERY ALBUM OF YOURS! I WOULD LIKE TO SEND YOU MY BEST REGARDS AND WISH YOU WELL FROM THE DEEPEST POINTS OF MY HEART! I HOPE WE’LL HAVE SOON NEWS AGAIN FROM YOU WITH MUCH LOVE AND RESPECT ALEXANDROS DOSSAS-THESSALONIKI-GREECE
ALEXANDROS DOSSAS
THESSALONIKI, GREECE


Hello to you Andy and susan!!Is great time to me now to write to you!!Andy thank you for the best music moments that you gave me.Best wishes for your health and i will wait for new music from you. PS. if it’s possiple i’d like to buy a t’sirt of CAMEL Thank you all!!
fillipos
athens, greece


dear andrew,mexico love your music,love your camel!!!!!we need you for many years more on stage. regards.
juan jose avila
lagos de moreno, jal mex


Dear Susan, The other night I though a lot about you and Andy and I really felt like writing this letter… I shuffled through memories of 4 unforgettable moments you have given to my life and which I would like to share and remember with you again. The first moment was on March 13th ‘97 at the “Billboard Live” with my friend Roberto Sánchez, when Colin took us down into the dressing room to meet you (including our beloved friend Pete) and I remember very well when, after a while of seeing how happy we were among the band talking, you told Andy to give us a hug and took a couple of pictures of us. The second unforgettable moment was at the first San Francisco concert on August 26th, 2000, when you received Carlos, Roberto, and myself at the dressing room on a wheelchair, which at first was a little shocking, but you seemed so determined and confident on making it through, and then so excited when I gave you a print of the Collage entitled: “Camel on the Road 1972 – 1997”. I will never forget your acknowledgement in receiving the collage as I will always remember your dedicatory words in the original. The third great moment (the next day from the second on August 27th, 2000, also in San Francisco) was when they played “Song Within a Song” when Andy made a love gesture to you from the stage, dedicating that tune to you. Well, I was sitting at the table next to you and could not help but noticing the perfect communication between you and how you watched him perform such precious tune which, by the way, was the song that made me fall for Camel. When the song was over, the band received a standing ovation, then I turned to look at you and your face was full with such bliss and happiness. Unforgettable image! The fourth great moment, a really intense one, was on October 29th, 2003, during the Farewell Tour’s last concert in Sheffield. That loving embrace you gave me immediately upon recognition, and how you took my face in your hands thanking me for travelling to say farewell. Have you ever worn the sun and moon amber stone I gave you that time? (by the way, it has been 40 million years since “ambar” formed in México). (I attach some images of those unforgettable moments in the ebeast mail and Camel productions mail). On a different note I would like to tell you that all your “fan-family” are more willing than ever to support you not only morally but also by buying everything you guys have made. I am specifically thinking about the unreleased DVD recorded in San José and the UK audio recordings. On behalf of thousands of fans I would like to say to you that, to us, the “voices” factor, far from being an obstacle for release, is more of a privilege to be able to live such great concerts again, which were sung with the soul more than the throat, and in which every single drop of spirit and talent was spilled on stage, what more could we ask for? I will certainly not forget Sheffield, where more than a thousand people sang DRAFTED as if it were only one voice, amazing! Last night, I was also thinking that if God allows the mini-tour to take place, I would like to ask you the enormous favour of letting me know through e-mail as soon as the decision is made, because Roberto and I hope to be there to say hello and to live again the most gifted artist this planet has given on stage. This I ask of you because I think ticked demand would serously raise and also because we would like to secure our places. Thank you. Last, I would like to know if you have that photo from Roberto and I with Andy you took on March 13th, 97. It would be sensational if you could send it through e-mail, but that only if you have the time, otherwise, don’t worry about it. I say goodbye sending you all my admiration, love and respect, and thanking you so much for all the love and care you give Andy. Please give him a big hug and tell him I sent it to him from México. God bless you and keep us together “The Hour Candle…” Sincerely, Rudolfo.
RUDOLFO VERA
Cancún, Q. Roo MEXICO


So sorry to hear of your illness but hope that the move back to the UK gets your the care you need. I was lucky enough to see two shows you did in SD, 20-odd years apart (1979 & 2001). I hope you can come back in 20 years’ time! G
Gareth Davies-Morris
saN DIEGO, ca USA


Dear Andrew and Susan, First of all I would let you know that my English is not good and I hope you will understand what I want to say. I hear your music since 30 at 35 years ago and I always wait with impatience the last composition you did. I don’t know if you ever came to Quebec city I don’t think but I always hope you will come. I have all your show on DVD and it’s always with pleasure I hear and look your show. My sister in law have the same diagnostic of you and she make yoga everyday and she stay in a country where the sun is always there and is health is better than a few years. I never saw you but your music is always present in my head it’s like I know you since a long time ago. You are an idol for me. I appreciate you as guitarist and as composer. I hope for you and for us that your health will be better soon. Thanks for all you gave us since your beginning carrier. Pierre and Linda
Pierre Potvin
St-Jean-SurRrichelieu, QC Canada


Andy & Susan, Much love from one of your biggest fansmy fondest memories involve Andy sitting in our family room playing the guitar , saying what we were hearing “might” be an album (Dust & Dreams). Please take care and write if you are up to it.
Pam Stone
San Jose, CA USA


Mr. Andrew, Dear Andy. We are sorry about the things happening all over the world in every moment. I’m sorry for your health (i hope the best for you).. But nothing to do.. Just some nights, when i listen, i find some peace in my mind.. sometimes with Lady Fantasy, sometimes with Stationary traveller, and other time with Air born, or with never let go, or rajaz, or straight to my heart, or …what can i say for this endless list? what can i say for this magical music, what can i say for the hope you give me? what can i say.. just.. thanks Andy.. what, .. just.. thanks..
cobh
Turkey


Hi Andy & Susan, Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery. Never let Go! I’ve been with you since the early 1970s through thick and thin and look forward to many more years of fantastic music. Phil Goddin – West Sussex, England.
Philip Goddin
Findon Village, UK


Dear Andy, Thank you for your contributions to our world. As you can see, we are all very frustrated of our inability to reach out and give back to you as you have to us for so many years. Listening to your music now has a whole different feel for me…just as it made me feel different back in 1975 as a 7 year old boy. I pray for your health and am very happy that you have Susan by your side. Your legacy and music shall be cherished forever! Peace be with you, Milad
MILAD BOZORGNIA
JAY, ME USA


One one of my fondest memories.The mid 70s as a teenager, many days and nights listening to music.The snow goose was a favourite,and even now its sits in cd form next to my killers,arcade fire,muse cds etc.Wherever your music takes you now,thanks for what you have already achieved.One other thing..i know im not the only person who believes what an incredible guitarist Andy Latimer is,fluid playing with tones to die for.I can say that as a guitar player myself,though not quite as fluid,and as for the tones? Hoping for good recovery, Thanks for the music. Stu Harlow.
stuart harlow
lincoln, lincs uk


Dear Andy and Susan: I am sorry to hear of Andy’s medical condition, and I pray for Andy’s health. I was at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz for your Farewell tour. I remember Andy saying “is it just me or is it hot in here?” I felt like saying it is #$%^*$ hot in here, but I didn’t. Anyway I finally got to see Camel live and hear Andy play one of my favorites, Ice. In spite of the heat it was great.
Tom Hanson
cedar rapids, IA USA


Hello Andy, I was quite shocked to learn about your illness. You have prooved to be a very strong man as the last fifteen years of Camel have been for me the best of your career… Take care. Stephane
Stephane
Montfermeil, France


Hey Andy, Sorry to hear about your illness. I hope you will be well very soon. Camel has bin a part of my life since I heard Camel for the first time in concert, april 1974 CopenhagenI still got the ticketfantastic 33 years with Camel, hope you continue the next 33 years. Carpe diem
Ken
Copenhagen, Denmark


Andy, Sorry to hear that you are not well, just wanted to say that camel’s music has been a huge influence on me from the early days. Always tried to get to see you on tour, always loved the shows and albums and ican always find music to suit my mood. Thank you
Andy Blackstock
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk UK


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MARIUSZ
POLAND


Hello Andy. My best wishes are with you through this hard time ahead. I know you’ll remain strong. Twice your inspirational music has helped me further progress my education to reach my goal, to live the musical dream, to be successful in some form. Your reply that you wrote to me two years ago sits on my desk in a frame and gives me inspiration each and every day. Only that once has someone who has inspired me shown the kindness to encourage me like you did, and show such compassion to your fans is amazing. Take it easy, and enjoy life. It is precious. Enjoy every minute. I saw a pearl of wisdom In the spirit of a man As he saved The day he lost. Time will say I told you so If we look back in regret. Never give a day away. It won’t return the same again. Nothing can last There are no second chances. Never give a day away. Always live for today.
Jamie Soar
Edinburgh, Scotland UK


Andy, our thoughts are with you. Your music has taken me through my life since 1975, and has grown with me, it is part of my life/family and always will be. I have seen you live 10 times and long for at least one more rendition of ICE live. This song moves me to tears everytime, you play with such emotion. I have never seen a guitarist love a song so much, as you play every track with a depth of feeling. Whenever my muscle disease gets me down, I think of your music to pull me through. See you soon ?
Dug Coutts
Lossiemouth, Moray Scotland


Andy, I’m a 26 year old fan and just wanted to drop by and let you know how much your music has meant to me over these past couple of years since I discovered Camel’s music through a friend. Rain Dances, Breathless and I Can See Your House From Here in particular have had profound effects on my life, let alone Moonmadness, Snow Goose, Mirage, s/t, Nude . . . Anyway, Breathless is my all-time favorite and “Echoes” is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. I hope somehow we might get to see you in San Francisco on one of those possible minitours Susan wrote of; both my friend and I only discovered your music around the time that the Farewell Tour was wrapping up. Anyway, Camel’s music is extremely positive and I ramble on . . . basically just know how much your music means to all of us! You and Steve Howe are my favorite guitar players, too.
Karl Meischen
San Francisco, CA USA


Hope you’re keeping ok Andy. If you’re back in Guildford, maybe see you at a more ‘local’ venue.
Ian McNeil
Bracknell, Berks UK


Andy, it must be a real boost to see what an effect you have had on the lives of so many people around the world. I have read many of the messages and there is a common theme to them all, namely that there is something truly magical and deeply moving in the music you write and perform, something that touches and moves the soul. Its difficult now to appreciate that your music first came into my life over 30 years ago and knocked me over and it still does today. I have never tired of listening to your albums or attending your concerts. It is a lasting regret that I was not able to see you on your farewell tour as I have to live for the time being in Australia. All my life I have been a lover of muscic but I am totally useless when it comes to playing any musical instrument. I wish that I had the same gift that you posess for writing and performing music that deeply moves so many people trancending as it does, language and cultural barriers. Not only do we want you to carry on, we NEED you to carry on. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Iain
Iain
sydney, Australia


Andy, I discovered Camel usic in 84 when the Pressure points show was broadcast on Ch 4, UK. I was at the time 13 year old and establishing my musical tastes as well as dealing with some serious personal probelms. Discovering your music at that cricial time was extremely comforting, motivating and inspiring and helped me through some difficult times. The one time I met you at the T&C in London, 92, you came across as a warm and friendly person, a true gentleman, with your personality matching the sensitivity of your music. I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing that great gift you possess with us through the years, enriching the lives of so many. I wish you every success and happiness in with your musical and personal life.
Gary,
UK


Andy, you are truly one of a kind. You are in my prayers continuously. After all you have given this world, you deserve only the best it has to offer in return.
Tim Timmons
Aberdeen, WA USA


Dear Andy & Susan, Many thanks for your thoughtfulness in writing what cannot have been an easy letter for you. Few artists care so much for their fans as you obviously do, and few artists are so genuinely loved in return. If the power of that love alone could make you well, you’d be better already. Take care of each other, and welcome back to Blighty!
Chris Coy
Bath, UK


Hold on, Andy! You will win your battle against the illness! Now I’m hearing at your last (for the moment) album: it’s wonderful! Come back soon to give us your fantastic music! Andrew and Susan: I embrace you both! Michele
Michele Bonaldo
Venezia, Italy


Andy, at 44 now, you’ve been in my thoughts since my childhood, and when I “met” you on stage several times I felt like meeting again an old pal… I was very pleased to see that the Verviers gig (1999?) had been one of your favorites, as it was mine also… So as I would say to an old pal : hope you’ll keep enjoying what you do forever, Take Care, and wish to see you soon! Sincerely, and “All the Best”, as you wrote on the albums you signed…
Hervé
Lille, France


can’t think of something original to write, but i’d just like to say thank you for all the beautiful sound and lyrics and i wish you nothing but the best and hope to get to see you on stage
daniel
HOLON, Israel


I just finished watching the Total Pressure DVD. Amazing! Thank you for your many contributions to my musical “landscape.” I will keep you in my prayers. Stay strong. John 14:27 6-28-07
Eric
Columbia, SC USA


G’day Andy! What sad news. Last night, after a 20 year period of storage, I dug out A Live Record and played it LOUD! Man it was good! Then today I go surfing and am saddened to read of your condition. I hope it’s something you can continue to surcomehey, a New Zealand tour could be just the thing!
Dominic Stayne
Wanaka, New Zealand


Hope you can continue with Camel for other 30 years. From someone that begun to love prog rock with you, Francisco.
Francisco Avila
Rio deJaneiro , RJ Brasil


Hope everything is going well, get well soon and keep rocking. Thoughts are with you.
Paul Sweeting
Leeds, West Yorkshire UK


best wishes to you, Andy, I’m an accanite fan of you and your band, Camel. You made me dream of sideral voyages and endless worlds. I hope you come back soon to play, we all need your music and your person. I hope you get well soon (sorry for my bad english)
freefall
montepulciano, si italy


Give Susan a big hug and whisper/sing something sweet. Her smile will be the best medicine you can get. Cheers and many…many thanks, Glenn
Glenn Gage
Pacific Grove, CA USA


Hi everyone, instead of leaving notes related to casinos or any other stuff (?!), I’d like to leave Andy the lyrics of an inspirating song from Yes (“The Calling”, from 1994’s “Talk”), to help him face the current hill he is going through. Our sincere best wishes from all of your fans in Argentina, Patricio The Calling Feel the calling of a miracle In the presence of the word Now we hold the right to rearrange How the stories can be heard In the beginning is the future And the futurele The revelation mine
Patricio
Argentina,


Andy, I still want to see you back on the stages again. We all pray for your recovery. =D
Romeu
Rio, RJ Brazil


Hello Andrew i would like to send my warm greetings. Your music was inspiring, really, i hope u will recover soon and make some perfomance in Greece again. Peace man.
Adno
Athens, Greece


Andy, Because of Camel, I can, without hesitation point to Camel as my favorite band of all time. There are/were many GREAT bands, but none that approached the consistency of quality as did Camel. During the Rajaz tour, I was finally able to realize the dream of seeing Camel live, In Japan! What a special feeling you gave me when I was standing backstage after a show while you were graciously signing autographs and taking pictures with the Japanese fans that were backstage. You looked up and saw me and said, “You must be Jud Patterson.” I was stunned and honored. I wish you the best and look forward to new music when it happens. Music has been one of the most important parts of my life and Camel’s music has been one of the most important parts of that music. Thank you.
Jud Patterson
Apex, NC USA


Hi Andy I wish you to be back in good health soon and see you perform on the stage playing the guitar with your personal style!Ciao
pierluigi
cossato, italy


Andy Latimer:a wonderful light in this dark world full of mediocrity and materialism, the reference point for every sensitive man. Keep the flame burning dear friend,, we’re waiting for you ! Luca
Luca
Cossato, Italy


Another fan from Egypt here. I was waiting till the initial flood of messages slows down, hoping that I get a bigger chance that Andy gets to read my message. =) It’s astonishing how your music has gone straight to many people’s hearts, and I’m sure the people posting here on the guestbook are just a small sample. You probably have no clue how many people around here are crazy about you, Camel, and your music, and this is of course more than matched in every other country out there. You are one of the greatest who ever walked this planet, even THE greatest to some people, including me. So get well, keep on writing the heart-felt music that we love, and get the band together for another exhilerating round of performances. Maybe even consider visiting Egypt, I know this would make some people’s dreams come true. =D And if you don’t, well then we’ll always love you anyway!
Hatem Ghaleb
Cairo, Egypt


We wish you well Andy!
Darek Switala
Katowice, POLAND


Dear Andy, I hope you’re doing well lately. You’re an immense inspiration for my music. I’m only 23 years old, discovered you guys 2 years ago. It’s sad that I wasn’t part of the Camel Days… but I can tell you. There is a piece of Camel living in my music.. present day… Thank you Andy I hope to hear/read something of you one day… good news. My best
Tommy De Ruyck
Borsbeek, ANTERP Belgium


6/26/2007 Hi Susan & Andrew! .)(. I AM THE GREATEST CAMEL-FAN FROM AUSTRIA .)(. And Austria is genuine not a Progressive Rock Hochburg. My All-Star-Band is: Female Voice/TARJA TURUNEN Male Voice/PAUL WRIGHTSON Guitar/ANDY LATIMER Keyboards/KEITH EMERSON Bass/JOHN MYUNG Drums/BILL BRUFORD The ever-first Song from Camel i heard was “FREEFALL(5’55”)”. It was haunted and irresistible. I can´t say which Album is the best because almost all are fascinating, adventurous and unique. Like Tori Amos, Kate Bush, Dream Theater, Earthworks, Fates Warning, Gentle Giant, Modest Mussorgski, Jean Sibelius, Mekong Delta, H.P. Lovecraft, Klaus Kinski and so on. Be convalesce very soon! I hope Camel became much more popular in the world because it´s more than music …it´s ENCHANTMENT… HARALD GERZSABEK FROM THE LITTLE LAND AUSTRIA. Every Wish is only a Journey away NIGHTWISH
Harald Gerzsabek
Vienna, AUSTRIA


Hi dear Mr.Latimer. I’m 27 and i listen the Camel music about 6 years. Your music tought me listen to music not like earlier, i have changed my vew and understanding the real good, fantastic and quality music. I want to thank you for all you did in the music. On behalf of all russian Camel fans i wish you and your family strong health and happiness. Please,recover sooner! We wait Camel live concert in Russia! Best regards from Russia. P.s. My english not so good, but i think you understand me ))
Emil
Moscow, RUSSIA


Excuse my very bad English. I`d like to tell tou that everybody in our lifetime we find few people that marks us deeply. You are one of them. Please, let me enjoy 30 more years through your music. Look www.rhayaderdobermann.com . My breeding name is “Rhayader” and the name of my first best dog was “Alone”. The whole name was “Rhayader Alone”. So you can see my admiration for you and your music. I have got many special and happy moments with it. The best of life are this moments. Regards Luis
Luis Massó Antón
Sueca-Valencia, Spain


Dearest Andrew and Susan…my husband, Den, just forwarded on your eBeast to me and I am deeply saddened to hear of the health problems darkening your beautiful world. I am in a health supplement business, and was going to offer you a free case of my highly medicinal juice, but had a nagging fear that polycythaemia was the one condition where our product is not recommended. Dug out a CD that I remembered hearing that SOME condition was not a good match with the juice, and damn if I wasn’t right. This juice (XanGo) makes the body create more red blood cells, which would not be your desired effect, since you’re already doing that. Now I’m feeling rather helpless and frustrated that I have nothing to offer you other than my highest praise for your fabulous music. We were lucky enough to see you at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA a few years ago. The night was absolutely magical. Part of the fun was connecting with many of your fans who felt as passionately about Camel’s music as we did. We will never forget it. My brother was probably an even bigger fan than ourselves, if that’s possible, and could not make the journey from New Mexico. It was a huge regret for us all, and even bigger after he died suddenly 3 years ago at the ripe old age of 53. We used much of your music at his memorial celebration, and it has continued to be uplifting and an inspiration to me now with that added connection. So many great memories in our lives have Camel music playing in the background, including our days as struggling full-time musicians in the 70s. Our teenaged boys, musicians themselves, are also Camel fans. The torch has been passed. Long live the king! Sorry to have chatted on so long, but guess I , are also Camel fans. The torch has been passed. Long live the king! Sorry to have chatted on so long, but guess I had a lot to say. Anyway, there are several of us in Kansas (our family and some extended, as well), who will be thinking healing thoughts for you and hoping for a miracle cure. Anything can happen! It has happened to me!!! Your contributions here on this planet have been hugely enjoyed and greatly appreciated. We look forward to continued creations from you both, and who knows, you might just motivate us to finally travel to Europe for one of those promised intimate gatherings. As Winston Churchill said”We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” You guys have made quite a life! We greatly appreciate your letting us in on what’s been going on. We are honored to be included in your extended family. I love your positive attitudes and look forward to hearing about your next creative adventure. Yours in the love of musicRen
Ren Sandell
Overland Park, KS USA


Hi Andrew, I was on tour with you as part of the road crew for a few concerts when Skin was the road manager. That was back in 1973/4. I have always stayed an avid fan of Camel through all the years. Hope you are good and I would love to see one more album. All the Best Noel
Noel Robinson
London, UK


dear andrew, im alberto from mexico city i now you very weel, and i now you are very strong dont look back, go on, an plyme my songs from 30 years ago, listen the espirit of the water an never surrender con todo cariño tu amigo alberto Ducloux R.
alberto ducloux rico
México D.F., mexico


Dear Andrew, I wish you all the best and hope you can play for the next 30 years. Every day I listen to your music for the last 10 years, meanwhile making my paintings. For me you are the best gitarist of the world and the most honest musican. So I wish that you become better and make lots of more beautifull music, gerd renshof
gerd renshof
dieren, netherlands


Sorry to hear of your illness Andy. Will continue to play the wonderful Camel music and hope you fully recover very soon.
Brian Smith
Bexhill, UK


Welcome back to Blighty, Andy. Sorry to hear you’ve not been in the best of health. I’m a recent convert and it’s been a real pleasure discovering your wonderful musichere’s hoping for plenty more! Very best wishes for the future.
Charlie Davidson
UK


Hi Andrew, I am one of your italian fans since the time of “Mirage”, please HOLD ON! you and your guitar are the history of rock music, nobody knows how to make a guitar cry and scream like you do. Every time I listen to you, you fill my heart. THANKS. Massimo from Sanremo ITALY. www.heatwave.altervista.org
Massimo Mazzeo


Hi Andrew, I am one of your italian fans since the time of “Mirage”, please HOLD ON! you and your guitar are the history of rock music, nobody knows how to make a guitar cry and scream like you do. Every time I listen to you, you fill my heart. THANKS. Massimo from Sanremo ITALY.
Massimo Mazzeo


Andrew, Throughout these last 13 years, i remember writing you a couple of letters ( that was when Internet wasn’t a commodity as it is now for 5% of the population worldwide and e-mail was very rare )and you or Susan writing me back. I am turning 40 and i can remember listening to Moonmadness when i was 11 years old and got hooked forever with your music. Since then, listening to your music is always a joy and moments of happiness fill my heart. I was always moved by it and talk about your experiences with the music industry to many people, setting you as an example of being true to yourself and your art. I had the opportunity to see Camel perform live for the very 1st time in Buenos Aires, Argentina ( went to both shows ) and the second one in New York, at the Bottom Line, one of your last performances. ( sadly, the Bottom Line was torn down, as you may know). IN both ocassions, I had the chance to talk to you after the show and exchange a few words. I Just want to let you know, once more, how important is your music in my life and how i would recommend you to write a book about your past experiences with the music industry so that other musicians that dont have many chances of getting massive they still should continue to pursue their dream of writing REAL music and not what the producers, or the record labels want or demand. Once more, THANKS and i wish you well. All the best Claudio
Claudio Pucci
Bedford Hills, NY USA


ANDY ERES UN CAMPEÓN, Y TU HERMOSA MÚSICA LO DEMUESTRA; TE ESTAREMOS ESPERANDO SIEMPRE, SALUDOS, FORTALEZA Y ADMIRACIÓN A UN LUCHADOR DESDE MÉXICO ERNESTO Y FAMILIA.
ERNESTO AG
MÉXICO, D.F. MÉXICO


i più grandi auguri per la tua salute che è la cosa più importante della vita. Hope to hear you soon.. in good health and full of genius and love.. as always
massimo
torino, Italia


My very favorite guitar player, I have many fantastic memories and a couple of CD’s signed by yourself to my kids…one of who now plays guitar and shows the signing off to his mates ! My very best wishes, please get better soon…I need to bring my son to see you play. Your music is always inspirational to me so take some time and inspiration for yourself, you deserve it. Best regards, Kevin
Kevin Powell
Hull, Yorks UK


Dear Andy… I wish You 100 and more years life and making great music. Your music is with me always, in my ears, in my mind, in my heartthanx to You for great experience with listening to Camel, most heart-crying music in whole world. Greetings. May the God be with You !
Ireneusz Wac³awski
Rzeszów, Podkarpackie Poland


Dear Andy, i do hope you,re gone be well soon,I wish you all the best in the world,am a big fan of Camel and especially your kind of playing the guitar made me even a bigger fan. Your face as you play your guitar,speaks off passion and love to music,and makes me tears in my eyes off yoy sometimes . the guitarsolo on the album Snowgoose (RHYADER GOES TO TOWN) will be forever in my mind,because it remembers me of some wunderfull years at that time.Thank you for all that,and I do hope to hear more great music from Camel and Andy Latimer,regards also to Susan,your great support. Henk
Henk van Til
Goor, netherlands.


Dear Andy, i’m a young italian medicine student, i know perfectly what you’re fighting and i want to encourage you to go on and don’t let the disease win this battle. I simply love your music…i simply love what Camel are… Bye and best wishes!!!
Marco Proietti
Rome, Italy


Hi Andrew, So sorry to hear your health is not as good as it could be. Obviously, all your thousands of fans are hoping for more music from you in the future, but I’m sure they would all agree that you must put your health first. All the best, Rod.
Rod Bacon
Aylesbury, England


Hi Andy and Susan,Sorry to hear about your illness I just wanted to say THANK YOU for many years of pleasure listening to your music and I look forward to many more.Stay strong and I’m thinking of you both
Georgie
Essex, UK


Dear Andy, I just can’t explain in words what I feel. “…and the two friends went home. No need for words, they are as one…”, Here we are all one with You Andy and Susan. Up to now I was looking forward to new album/s, from now my only wish is your recovery. You must be proud of your music as much as strong in this fight. I still remember the Rajaz Tour in Torino, outstanding! Now I have in my hand “A nod and a wink” album, Your music has been raised thru the years accordingly to Our life. Now We could miss the time when we were the young man of the front cover, now We are on the back but we hope to travel together on the life train for many years and listen new songs (thanks for free download of Barden’s memory song, and Left Luggage bonus track) My hopes are with you, please keep in touch! CIAO Gianfranco Chieri/TorinoItaly
gianfranco brandino
italy, USA


Hello, andy my best wishes to you and Susan.I have seen a Camel concert in 1999 in Turin Italy.Great emotions. After your last mail I have reflected on the honesty, humanity and sense of friendship that you give to yours fans. Oh sweet thing.Life is wonderfull but also hard for everyone so don’t give up. Bad moments if we accepted are the preludes for happy moments.I’m very very happy to listen your music.Bye
valerio cassetti
ferrara, italy


Get better, thanks for wonderful music, we’re waiting for concerts in Poland.
Bogdan
Radom, Poland


get better andy, the world is waiting for more of that beautiful music you gave us throughout all these years =) love and support from Egypt 😀 ZiZO
Ahmed Abdel Aziz (ZiZO)
Cairo, Egypt


cher Andy Depuis maintenant 30 ans j’écoute la musique de CAMEL.Tu affrontes la maladie avec courage et détermination .Je sais qu’un jour viendra ou tu sera de nouveau sur scène et tu nous enchantera avec ta musique je te souhaite beaucoup de courage à toi ainsi qu’à tous ceux qui t’entoure Christian
MAIGRET Christian
St Etienne au Temple, france


Hey, Andrew. I’ve been a huge fan of yours since the first Camel album. I was very sorry to hear about your health problems. I wish you a fast and full recovery, or, if that’s not possible, at least a really good quality of life for many years to come. I’m with you, my friend. All the best. Cheers.
Gordon Tanner
Vancouver, B.C. Canada


Andy, Sending all my best wishes from a lifelong camel fan! You simply must get better and write a follow-up to your greatest ever piece of work”Lady Fantasy” God bless, david.
david hurst
wirral, merseyside, england,uk


Dear Andy. I’ll never forget your energy and sensibility when I came to Camel’s gig in my town in 2001, Cataguases, Brasil (Did you remember?). I hope you be ok! My best wishes to you!! Keep rockin’!! Never Let Go!! God bless you!!
Carlos Alberto
Cataguases, MG Brasil


Dear Andy & Susan, Camel’s music has been an integral part of my life since Mirage. It’s heartwarming to read here how many people from all cultures and walks of life you intimately touched with your music in both good times and bad, and how they direct those good vibes back to you now. I’m no exception to this. Andy, you dealt with the loss of your father writing Harbour of Tears, I did the same listening to it and crying my eyes out at live concerts. Priceless! May the love of your fans give you strenght in turn now! And should you find that writing new songs is beneficial to your health, please do not hesitate to share them with us 😉
Jos Pijpers
Netherlands


Hello Andrew ! I’m really glad to discover that I can let a little message for You.I know Camel since I was 14 (I’m 46)and it is still so magical to listen to any record… I couldn’t see Camel on stage more than two times,but these concerts are glittering very specially in my memories Thank You so much for Your lovely sensible music and thanks to all the others musicians.I send my best love wishes and say “never let go”
Muller Philippe
Mulhouse, 68 France


Over the past week I have been transferring my Camel vinyl collect onto CD. I’ve also manager to pick up the last 3 albums… Dust, Harbour and Rajaz. This has given me the chance to revisted the power and glory of Camel’s history. What stood out was the one constant thread… the beautiful guitar work of AL. Camel were a huge part of my concert going life and I was present at the yearly Hammersmith ODEON gigs 77-82 Please pass on my best to Andrew… Regards Martin
Martin Hennessey
Daventry, Northants, England


Hello Andy, I hope you are well now. I live in Belgium and I’m learning English.(I speak french). I know CAMEL since 1977. I saw 6 gigs: 1982 SERAING 1997 BRUXELLES 2000 PARIS and TILBURG 2003 VLISSINGEN and VERVIERS ( where I met you, I keep our photo preciously ). I live with your fabulous music every day. I’m waiting for your next album. The other are polished. Now, I’m listening ” I CAN SEE YOUR HOUSE ….” Un bonjour à tous les fans francophones de CAMEL dans le monde.
DELBART Jean-Pierre
TOURNAI, BELGIUM


Hi Andy, thank you for being my firend for the last 30 years. Your music is part of my life and it has allways inspired me. I am looking forward to the next few studio albums. Take care of yourself.
IAN GOTHE
MONTROSE, CA USA


Your music has always been great inspiration for mine, thank You for all and hope to see You in good health onstage in Poland! :)))
Kryho
Pila, Poland


I have been a fan of Camel for around 3 years now and let me tell you I have lived Camel over that time. I can relate to your music like no other band. Thank you. I am sorry to hear of your health problems but was hugely encouraged after reading the latest news entries. Long live Camel!
Lewis Gohari
Birmingham, UK


Hi, Mr. Latimer My name is Gualter, from Brazil. Thanks for your great music. Now it is ours. I am learning to play guitar, after to live 47 years. It is possible only now. It is never late. You are one of my preferences. Stay doing what you do best… create music. This is the way that God blessed you to share with us. Thanks for your life dedicated on this. Excuse me for my bad english, but it is what I feel. I say thanks for your family too, because your music wouldn’t possible without their support. Reggards, Gualter.
gualter
Uberlandia, Brazil


Andy, don’t give up. We are waitnig for your new music!!!
Mariusz
Otwock, Poland


Persevere you will! I wish you the best. Look forward to hearing your latest compositions. You ROCK!
Lance
Santa Cruz, CA USA


Andrew, your music contains not only chords or melodies, but also magic. Thank you for pleasing our ears and hearts over all these years. I wish you the best.
Franco Bauer


i hope you get along well and the best of the luck cheers we’re waiting for you here at chihuahua, hope to see you again, the best wiches for you and you family and all the camels out there 😀 see ya
willy quevedo
mexico, USA


Ojala te mejores Andy. Muchas gracias por la bellisima musica que nos has hecho disfrutar todos estos años. Gracias y los mejor para vos
luciano adamo
Buenos Aires, Argentina


sorry i can+t tellyou in inglish, but: espero que te mejores andy que dios te cuide y que pronto estes de nuevo con tu banda la musica te necesita.
yungo alala
chihuahua chih.,, Chihuauha mexico


Dear Andrew, I’m sorry to hear about your health problems but encouraged by your approach to life’s trials and tribulations. Your music has inspired people for more than thirty years and will continue to do so for many years to come. You’re definitely one of the very best guitarists out there; not many match your musicality or sense of light and shade. Thanks for sharing with us the reason for your silence of late; our thoughts are with you. Whenever that silence breaks, I’m sure it will have been worth the wait.
Gudmundur
Reykjavik, Iceland


Andy, I´m only 25 but your music has really touched me, I feel like you´re someone I have always known. So I hope you get back on your feet soon because you have given so many people so much with your music. NP: Drafted
Guido
Lima, Peru


Been listening to rock music since I discovered Deep Purple, Nice, Moodies, Hendrix in the 60’s and 70’s. I have an extensive collection of truly great artists. . . but Camel are definitely one of the great bands. It was one of my 6th form students who introduced me to you. God bless kids. Andy, you are one of the most fabulous “melodic” guitarists and composers there is! Dreadful to hear about the trouble you are going through. I have to say, you have a gift. I like to think I leave my pupils with “something”.. more knowledge? a sense of caring? but you have an immense legacy..you have touched millions of people with your soaring melodies! Your music picks people up when they are down.. it relaxes them after a hard day.. it provides so much pleasure. You ARE and have made such a difference to so many people’s lives. You can be justifiably proud of your impact. Thankyou, I hope I get the opportunity to see you once again in concert and buy another quality album. Keep strong!
Phil Banks
Leyland, Lancs UK


Andy, your music has been a big part of my life for 30 years. I first bought Moonmadness because I thought the album cover was interesting……and then I discovered the melodic guitar that was packed inside. I have been hooked since. I still buy vinyl copies of the old stuff when I see it on ebay or in used record bins……and have multiple copies of all. A few years ago, when going through radiation and chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s Disease…..your music continued to serve as a daily inspiration in my life. My prayers go out to you and Susan…..for your recovery and strength to push on. Never Let Go….a song that has helped me through the difficult times and is the best advice one could give. I hope to see you able to perform again…..as I have never been able to make one of your concerts—but I will fly to Europe to see you when you do. Best wishes and prayers to you and Susan, Rob Caldwell
Rob Caldwell
Cleveland, TN USA


Dear Andy I wish you all the best in the world!! Keep on the good work!! your one of my heroes!! all the best!! Peter
Peter Chattelin
Delft, the netherlands


Dear Suzan and Andy , I just wish you the best that can happen. I discovered Camel’s music in the early eighties listening to a friend’s records: Snow Goose and Mirage, I became a fan, even if I never had the chance to see you on stage. Due to business travel,I recenly missed your concert in Verviers, which I heard was wonderful!!! I hope that doctors will find something that can really help Andy. I only know the fabulous musician he is, but I’m sure he is a great man too ( to dedicate an Album to Peter Bardens is a real sign of the great man he must be!). So , only wish you the best. Pascal
Pascal Laurent
Sprimont, Liège Belgium


Dear Andy, your music has changed my life. God bless you. My best wishes.
Rodrigo Rocha
Cataguases, MG Brasil


Since I first heard Camel way back in 76 the music has been very high up in my preferences (in fact second only to the Floyd) and the music has helped me to get through both good and bad times in my life. I am saddened to hear of Andrew’s illness, and can only hope that he can maintain good health in difficult circumstances. I last saw Camel at the Astoria in 2003 and as usual it was an awesome gig. I really hope that the band can manage to string together a few gigs every now and then, and, like all the fans, will look forward with anticipation to any new recorded output. Keep up the fight Andrew, and to all the guys……..keep up the good work…
Dave Dix
Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs England


Dear Andy and Susan, Thank you so kindly for sharing your news with your fans. I will pray for strength and courage for both of you through the difficult times. Your music has been a source of joy and inspiratoin for my family and I wish all the best for you and your family. God bless you both.
Sam Moore
Sykesville, MD USA


Dear Andy, So sorry to hear about your health problems. I know there is not much I can do but pray for your recovery. There is something that might help. It is a food supplement that I take for my migraines. I have been taking Reliv Classic for about 2yrs. And my headaches have been reduced by 90%. A friend of ours has Fibermyalga (sp). and it has help her a lot. Please check it out. Their web site is Reliv.com. It can’t hurt. Take care We are all thinking about you. Your Fan, Barry
Barry J. Worley
Topeka, KS USA


Dear Andrew, I have enjoyed your music now for many many years, as from the age of 17. Take care of your health. I rather hear 1 new album in 15 years than none at all, so take it easy, por favor!
Koos Hekkert
Papendrecht, Netherlands


Hello Susan and Andy. Just a quick note to say thanks for letting us share your news. Camel music has ben a part of my life for many years and has uplifted me during my lows and highs.Ice is the number one track for me.So in return for keeping my spirits up, I would like to wish you all the best for a speedy recovery and to let you know that you both and in my thoughts and prayers..Cheers MartinDoncasterEngland
Martin Litchfield
Doncaster, England


Andrew, Your music has had a profound impact on my life, since I first listned to Snow Goose as a school boy. The first time I cried as an adult was listening to Ice.Being from South Africa, I have never had the opportunity to see Camel and have thus recently thoroughly enjoyed the DVDs that I have found. I’ve always simply wanted to say two simple words to you… THANK YOU…. without your music many many of those magic moments that make life special would not have been. Enjoy your magic moments. PS. If Snow Goose will forgive me, I think that Harbour of Tears is the best album ever made.
Steve Renecle
Johannesburg, South Africa


Andy, i love you, man. Please, get better.
Bruno R
Brazil


Hi Andy well where do I start.First saw the band in 76 royal albert hall.Since then I have seen the band on a number of ocassion’s and throughout my life your music has been with me when times have been good and of course when times have been bad .Your music has helped me express my feeling’s during my life and I now hope my feeling’s for you and susan will give you strength and encouragement to beat this illness and continue to give the world your wonderful talent.
john sexton
london, uk


I’m sureyou’ll be in good health, and share with us your wonderful World of Camel’s Music! Millions of your funs are thinking about you, and their thoughts will help you!
Taras Tkachenko
Kiev, Ukraine


animo y fuerza latimer….tu musica forma parte de la historia pero tu formas parte de la historia del rock sinfonico y de la realidad actual…tu familia y tus amigos y la gran familia del rock te abrazamos….soy pintor a la acuarela y te deseo lo mejor…pronta recuperacion…desede la orotava, tenerife, islas canarias, españa, un fuerte abrazo
toba
tenerife, spain


All the best from Paperlate Magazine’s staff. The glass MUST be half full. Ezio (first Camel gig Barcelona sept 1982) and Paperlate editorial staff
Ezio Candrini/Paperlate Magazine
Milano, Italy


Dear Andy I hope You’ll get better soon . We’re all eagerlly waiting for your recovery and another enchanting album to take our braeths away and go straight to our hears.
amir
Iran


Get Well SOON!
T.Forsberg
sandviken, sweden


Andy & Family Get well soon ! and we all hope we will hear the sound of that wonderful guitar player once again take care . Camel forever. Regards Steve B.
Steve Booth
Cheshire, England


Dear Andy! Very sad to hear this news. I’m feeling like my close friend is sick, please recover soon. And thank you for your music, it means so much to me. Never let go!
Alex
Russia


Dear Andy and Susuan!! Camel has been a great inspiration for me. Andy plays from his heart! I hope that he will recover and that you two can enjoy each other for a long time!! Take your time….and never give a day away!!!
Dan
Holland


Sorry to read about Andrew’s situation. You’ve got me through a lot of hard times with the power and emotion of your music, so now you’ll get through with the help of many people’s hopes & prayers. Good luck to you both, take your time, and enjoy the day!!
Simon Aston
Leeds, England


Hello to you both and welcome home ! I was truly shocked to hear of Andy’s health problems and my thoughts and wishes to you both for the strength to cope . Coming back home seems like a good start…………I cannot remember a time when I wasn’t a Camel fan ( even as I type this I’ve got ‘Nods as good as wink’ playing downstairs !)I can only thank Andy for the enjoyment and pleasure that he has brought to me over the years. Chin up !
Geoff Comber
Bourne, Lincs UK


DESDE ESPAÑA TODOS NUESTROS MEJORES DESEOS DE RECUPERACION RAPIDA. TIENES QUE HACER 100 DISCOS MAS. ANIMO
JOSE FRANCISCO
BAZA, GR SPAIN


A note of thanks for you and your wife. I’ve been a fan since the Snow Goose album, and Lady Fantasy is still one of my all time favorite songs. It was a very pleasant surprise to see you had the band active again. Stay well, stay focused. To your lovely wife, stay strong. My thoughts and prayers go to both of you.
Robin Schuy
Renton, WA USA


Queridos Andrew y Susan: Perdón por escribir en español pero creo que de esta forma seré mas exacto con mis palabras. Quiero enviarle mis mas profundos deseos de recuperación. Andrew y su musica formam parte de mi vida! Crecí, estudié, culminé mis estudios en la universidad, trabajé, me enamoré, me casé y soy padre de tres hermosos hijos, acompañado siempre, pero SIEMPRE, con alguna hermosa melodía de Camel sonando a mi alrededor. Tuve la oportunidad de verlos en vivo en Buenos Aires y de estrecharle la mano en una galería sobre la Av. Santa Fé cuando firmaron autógrafos, en compañía de mi esposa embrazada en ese momento de mi segunda hija. Jamás olvidaré la emoción!!! Espero ansiosamente tu recuperación, querido Andrew, y mantengo la ilusión de que me sigas premiando con la posibilidad de volver a escuchar nuevas grabaciones tuyas ni bien mejores!!!! Mientras tanto tu música continuará acompañando mi vida por siempre!!! Te envío mi más profundo sentimiento de admiración y afecto! Marcelo Buenos Aires, 26 de mayo de 2007
marcelo
buenos aires, argentina


Dearest Susan and Andrew, Thanks a lot for considering us as part of your life, like a family…I am sad about your health and hope you can recover yourself very soon. A strong embrace, best wishes Pablo
Pablo
Segovia, Spain


Andy, I have seen Camel many times over the years, the first was in Aberdeen in the late seventies, the most recent in Sheffield on the last night of the farewell tour where I was fortunate enough to meet you after the show (luckily I didn’t catch your cold). I don’t believe I have seen the last of you, all the best to you and Susan, regards Gavin
Gavin Lord
Aberdeen, Scotland


I’ve but recently discovered camelbut I want you to know that it has changed me as a person and I love you for this. Thank you so much for making the music you have through the years, and the tear rolling down my cheek goes out to you… Much love from the troubled USA where I am exposing your music to as many open souls as I possibly can. Thanks once again, Best Wishes, Daniel Lawson…
daniel s lawson
trinity, nc USA


Andy please all your Italian fans are waiting for your new album.please come back.
luigi de simone
rome, italy


The best wishes in your recovery… My prayers are with you Andy. You gave us great and special moments. A big hog from a fan in Costa Rica!!!
Raul Vega Maroto
Grecia, Costa Rica


Andy, You are a musical genious, and I mean it! You are a true wonder in this world! Yet another BIG BIG fan here. It’s actually impossible to describe just how much your music mean to me. Though I found you as late as 1991, I very fastly got all of your albums. The very first Camel album I heard was the no 1 masterpiece Dust and Dreamsand what an album to start with.That album made me a lifelong fan and I just love it all. Promise me and all your many many many diehard fans out there to Take Care! You actually mean the world to us and you are so precious. I adore your music, Andy! Thank You and do I dare to wish for more…..?? With eternal appreciation…/Peter
Peter
Åmål, Sweden


Maestro Latimer, espero se recupere, que los dioses lo acompañen. Un abrazo, espero disfrutar pronto mas obras musicales.
Juan C Bustamante
Medellin, Ant Colombia


Hi Andy, I’m 48, and I listen to your music since 1975. I just want to tell you that Camel music is the soundtrack of my life, and yours is the best guitar I’ve ever heard, ’cause the notes of your guitar come directly from your heart. I can’t forget your wonderful concert in Turin some years ago. Thank you for everything. All the best. Enrico.
Enrico Bianco
Torino, Italia


Hi Andy And Susan,thank you for the latest E-beast email ,which was upsetting to read.But i admire that you want your loyal fans to know what is happening in your life right now.You have been my Hero of the Guitar for the last 30 years,and your music has given me years of pleasure.Camel’s music has been a LOVE of mine and it will stay with me forever.I’m sure you will overcome this Andy becuase you are so strong and positive.I hope like all Camel fans worldwide we see you playing live again.Love and Peace!! ‘NEVER LET GO’
Adrian Wyatt
Taunton,Somerset, UK


I am blessed to have had the priviledge of listening to your bands incredible music for all these years. My heart goes out to you and susan. Looking forward to a possible “quick tour” in SF bay area some day if you can. Best wishes always…Bill
bill kammerer
USA


HI ANDY, THE GUYS HERE IN BRAZIL WISH YOU ALL THE BEST. GET BETTER SOON SO THAT YOU CAN COME TO BRAZIL AT LEAST ONCE MORE. THIS IS A MESSAGE FROM A BRASILIAN STATIONARY TRAVELLER.
Danilo
Baln Camboriu, SC BRAZIL


I’ve only 22 years old, but Andy Latimer is one of my most important influences on guitar and music. My best wishes, you’re the man!
Juan
Spain


Andy Latimer,simply the guitarist of the century..I love Camel.Best Wishes Andrew.
Antonio
Italy


i am sorry pour mon anglais helas! fan depuis plus 30 ans j avais 12 espere vous revoir en pleine forme et avec un tres belle album comme d habitude bon courage bye
franck
saint pierre du perray, 91280 france


“You’ve GOT to hear this!” my friend said back in the mid-1970’s. After listening to “Freefall” I was facinated by your music. After marriage and kids, records were lost or damage and figured I’d never find Camel again until my discovery almost 20 years later. Your contributions have had significant impact in my life. I wrote to you and was completely surprised receiving a newsletter signed by you. To this date, I still have it. My yougest son and I had the opportunitly to see you perform in San Juan Capastrano fulfilling my dream to see you and the band live. Thank you for creating the music landscapes that continue to dominate my collection of music. I sincerely pray that your health improves and have the resolve to create new music. God bless you and all those that support you.
Phil LeJeune
Needles, CA USA


As a big fan “since the first our” i am schocked about Andy’s illness. I will not spent a lot of wordts on it, because i assume Andy is not interested in that kind of statements. So, i simply wish you all the best and hope you will soon feel healthy again. Last but not least: i even hope there will ever be a moment i can see Andy and the rest of the band back on stage again, at least for one more time.
Rico Leenders
Vaals, Netherlands


Hi Andy I am really excited to hear mr ward on drums is this true? (one off the worlds best drummers!) I am born 1961 and I have been listening to your music all my life.Understand that you have been sick,hope you are feeling better! Very best wishes Kjell Jonasson from Sweden.P:S Sorry about the poor english D:S
kjell jonasson
ljungskile, sweden


for many years your music has given me great enjoyment i remember seeing you back in 1974 what a gig!!! you have provided a legacy of music that many people will enjoy for years to come. i am so sorry to hear about your ailment!!! the style of your guitar playing has always been a breath of fresh air for me and your music has got me through some bad times ao all i can do wish you all of the very best for the future.
cliff maltby
nottingham, uk


For over 30 years Camel has been an inspiration to me. Andy, you are one of the most emotional and inspired composers and axe-slingers I have ever heard. Wishing you joy and strength as you tackle this latest challenge.
Stephen J Serfozo
Stockton, CA USA


My Dear Friend Andy, I must admit feeling sad after reading Susan’s letter at first. But after reflecting more deeply these days I must say to you that I am proud of being your friend and that I am with you. I ask God everyday to fill you with peace, strenght and that your illness is completely under control. I am sure with so many prayers from all the people who love you, you will get through this. From the bottom of my heart I want to tell you that, may you ever need a blood doner (RH positive) you have one in me. Don´t worry now about us, your fans, focus on getting better and if making music helps you in the process, wonderful. You know I have always admired you much, indeed, but even more now. You are a being full of light and a true warrior of honesty, loyalty and commitment like very few I have met in my life. My wife Orquidea and kids Andrew and Rudy also say their prayers for you, we even pray for you when we bless the table. I thank God so much that you have such a wonderful woman as Susan by your side. Come on, Andy… ÁNIMO! We are with you! I send all of my care and prayers for you to get better. God bless you. Sincerely, Your Friend Rudolfo.
Rudolfo Vera
Cancún, Q.Roo México


Mr Latimer . My very best wishes for Your health and happiness . You are still ,and will always be the most underrated Guitar Player in the History of Music .It is a crime You are not heard and appreciated by every Music Station on the Radio Today . It is still an unfulfilled dream of mine to see You play live and meet You in Person so I could tell You these things in Person .There is not enough time for me to ask You all the questions I would like to ,and tell You how much I have admired Your Musicianship .Your Music is as reall as it gets and You continue to keep topping Yourself every Album .The Solos in “For Today ,are the most powerful and touching yet ,and I can only sit back and wait to see what magic You come with on the next album .Please take very good care in England and all My admiration and support are with You and Your Family . Jason W, Taylor . USA
Jason W, Taylor
Kansas city, MO USA


All my thoughts and prayers to you and your family Andy…Your music has changed my heart on such a deep level…from Mirage on
Michal Jackson
prescott, AZ USA


All my thoughts and prayers to you and your family Andy…Your music has changed my heart on such a deep level…
Michal Jackson
prescott, AZ USA


Dear Andy, your music is just magic.I wish you all the best and I’m shure that you’ll overcome this obstacle and keep writing wonderfull music. My thoughts are with you.
Pavlos Pananoudakis
Athens, Greece


Dear Andrew, just wanted to let you know what an ispiration your music has been to me. Rajaz was the first Camel album I heard and was hooked. Such an amazing back catalogue of music to discover for the first time! Really pleased to hear you’re now back in the UK. Have to confess I’ve not seen Camel live, so hope I will one day get the chance. All the best Andrew and hope to see you on stage soon!!
Mark Owen
Dorset, UK


Dear Andrew, I wish you all the strength there is, to carry on. I’ve been a fan of you for 35 years and you always ‘make me smile’ with your wonderful music! Kind regards, Gerben Klazinga
Gerben Klazinga of Knight Area
Boskoop, The Netherlands


Hi Andy and Susan. Even though you don’t know me, you are part of my life, and I will always be grateful to you for the fantastic experience of listening to your music. I just wanted to show you my support and tell you I’ll be waiting for your next album. Never let go!
Daniel Martinez
Zaragoza, Spain


Good luck Andy. The music industry needs you
John Elsey
Peavehaven, UK


Arriba el animo y mucha fuerza Andy. Junto a Camel, has sido reflejo de mis emociones e inspiraciones mas intimas. Mejorate, no dejes que la magia que has creado junto a Camel se esfume por un miserable cancer. Saludos y garra a la distancia!!!
Ruben
Antofagasta, II CHILE


when it was reading the news, it listened to one of the workmanships cousins of the king of the flutes and guitars: Summer Lightning… is very sad to know of this… waits that it survives to this and it continues in bringing the good souvenirs force to latimer:)
Lucas Silva P. de Sousa
Belém, PA Brazil


Oh please be well Andy, I’m a dedicated fan from Egypt and you have to know you have a good fanbase over here 🙂 I just read about your illness. I just want you to know that your music changed my life, I’ve never listened to such heart-felt music beforeand doubt I will- in my life. Your music expresses your moments of happiness, grief, love, anger and much more feelings that I feel through your music. Thank you for making such a change, and get well soon.
Omar El-Deeb
Alexandria, Alexandria Egypt


Dear Andy, I wish you all the best ! It seems to me as if you and Susan have always been members of my family…because my life wouldn’t have been the same without you and without “Camel” ! Thanks for all ! Each moment of listening to your wonderful music it’s a strong emotion, something that can’t describe with words…Andy, please never let go, our hearts need your amazing skill once again… Best wishes from me and my sister Maria Grazia, who already wrote a kind message to you. Both we all hope to see you one day for thanking you personally ! Ciao!
Glauco
Rep. S. Marino, (Italy)


hi andy because touring is now hard why dont you try and do something like fairport convention do with there annual festival at cropredy we can all still get to see camel but with little stress to you camel’s annual reunion !! wish you all the best and tahnks for all the years of great music, first saw you when i was the social sec at oldhan college thought i was booking pete framptons camel think the fee was £60 if i remeber correctly think i was about 17 best mistake i ever made must have been around 72 or something cheers paul
paul greaves
manchester, uk


Hi Andy…! for a musician the best therapy it’s the art that creates and if God wants you will defeat any pain like many fanatic have made it in similar circumstances with your healer music.
Marcelo Rey
Montevideo, Uruguay


Such a positive outlook on lifedo what you need to do for yourselves and not be pressured by others. Best wishes to you both and if you do manage to get on the road I sincerely hope that I can get to wherever. All the best and many thanks for such inspiring music!!
Rich
Northants, UK


Dear Andy, Maybe if I could tell you how much I enjoy your gifted hands on every camel record I listen, and the feelings I experiment with some of your tunes. After all these years I still have the same great sensation of levitation when I hear “ICE” with all the ligths off and the highest volume possible, and the same felt in your performance here in Caracas.Thanks so much for being consequent to your beliefs and never surrender to record companies policies. Go on and god bless you. If you are able to put a tour I’ll travel anywhere just to see you playing.
Luis Aldariz
Caracas Venezuela,


Dear Andy, Four years ago, I was in Stanford Hospital in critical condition two weeks after attending your concert in Santa Cruz, with a severe Crohn’s flare that wasn’t responding to meds. Nobody expected me to make it. Till my doctor came in my room, and looking up into his eyes, I saw that he was blaming himself for my condition. But it wasn’t his fault! I couldn’t do that to him. I had to survive this. By sheer force of will, I managed to hold on for two days while they did tests to see if I could handle an experimental drug they had in mind. Which they did try. And which worked. But I have wanted you to know ever since, that your “Never Let Go” was playing in my head over and over and over through that, that it was something I held onto and that it strengthened me. I owe you much. Music is powerful. And talking briefly to you after that concert had made that piece intensely personal, at the time I most needed that. Thank you… Do you remember asking me my name, and then going, “OH! How’s your health?” And my answering, ruefully, and then with a chuckle, “I’m here.” I now see why that answer meant so much to you. Blessings on you and yours, as you have blessed me and mine. Thank you.
Alison Hyde
CA USA


Me Again…. I still pray for you… “NEVER LET GO” ANDREW, NEVER LET GO because “YOU MAKE ME SMILE” “BREATHLESS” as my “FIRST LIGHT” in my life. Even if sometimes we have “CHORD CHANGE” we all have to be strong; life is a “SONG WITHIN A SONG”…. Maybe you had to “SLOW YOURSELF DOWN” but this is too early for “SEPARATION”… “SUMMER LIGHTNING” is nearby and your “LADY FANTASY” needs to listen to “HYMN TO HER” as we “WAIT” for you for years… You know “WHO WE ARE” don’t you? Just take your MILK’N’HONEY and get strong… “NEVER LET GO” ANDY “NEVER LET GO”
Kerem OZBAS
KARSIYAKA, IZMIR TURKEY


Dear Andrew. Your music has been the most important part of my life. I grew up listening to the best guitar in the world. It was a dream when, in 1992, you visited Madrid. My first time in my favourite band´s performance, I was so nervous. The lights off…You, your white T-shirt and your 12 string guitar. You simply said..hello, this is for you… Never let go… and I started crying. I was in heaven. Thanks very much for your music and for everything. I hope to see you again on a stage. Dear Susan, take care of him. We need you!
Paco Albert
Arévalo, Spain,


Hi dear friend, i have to be honest i´m sad and i´m worry about you, ´cos i grew up with your music (i´m 27) and it´s hard for me hear tath you are a little sick, your music, your melodic poetry it´s something that makes this world something beatiful. My dad an I saw you in Mexico when you came and I remember I was hypnotysed, it was something just amazing, and I remeber you saw me and I knew that you knew that my eyes were lost in sentiment. I just wanto you to know that you have at least a couple of friends here in this strange country. Good bless you, believe we are in touch even when you don´t know us. I have to express myself in my language: En verdad muchas gracias por tu existencia, cuídate, que Dios te de mucha energía a ti y a tu esposa. Para mí eres el guitarrista más grande, por tu sentimiento. Gracias amigo.
Gibrán Larrauri
Mexico, City, México


Andy…you are one of the most gifted and talented musicians to emerge from the UK in my lifetime. You have the ability to melt my heart with just one note…your ability to emote through your playing is extraordinary. Thanky for enriching my life and the lives of countless others with your music. Be well and stay strong. Best wishes and positive vibes from always. Martin (Scotland) USA
Martin Stewart
West Boylston, ma USA


querido andy tu has hecho mucho por mi,te mando mucha aliento para superar este momento y espero mas musica un fuerte abrazo
ricardo labanca \buenos aires\argentina
USA


DEAR ANDY AND SUSAN, EVERY TIME I THINK THAT I CAN’T STAND THIS LIFE ANY MORE,YOUR MUSIC GIVE ME SUCH SPIRIT THAT I FORGET ALL MY PROBLEMS AND KEEP LOVIN EVERYTHING AROUND,YOUR MY REAL ANGELS IN LIFE…
Hoofar
Tehran, Iran


Andy and SusanYour music has brought me lots of pleasure and I thank you for that. It sounds as though you have a great and grateful attitude which will help you persevere through any health challenges. Blessings.
Brad Nowlin
Overland Park, KS USA


Dear Susan and Andrew. I hope you are doing well in these difficult times. You make absolutely wonderful music and I hope to hear more from you. And, as I learned from the latest eBeast letter, you, Andrew, are born on Norways national day (which we really celebrate). So, in a way, I celebrated you as well! With the kindest regards, Anders.
Anders Øverhaug Larsen
Oslo, Norway


Dear Susan, Dear Andrew My Thoughts and my best wishes for both of You. Hope You can see the still existing good things of lifebecoming more and more important. I had 4 operations in 2006 and 1 in 2007 and I really know often it is not so easy to see these good things. One may be a goog partnership, making good music, friends etc. I wish you a lot of all. May be you beleave in wonderswhy not. May be you beleave in godor how you may call him. I wish you a lot of power, love and the best this world has. Love Axel
Axel Schmierer
rosstal bei nürnberg, 90574 Germany


Dear Andy and Susan, Very saddened to hear of your illness,I have been a fan of your music for 34 years which is both unique and inspirational.Stay positive as I am sure you will, all our best wishes to you both and good to hear that you’re back in the U.K. Beat wishes for a speedy improvement in your health Mike and Gillian
Mike Wilson
Wetherby, UK


I guess i’m one of the many silent fans you have a round the world, and i certainly carry yuor music in my heart since my teen years in israel early 80’s and as a true testement to its longevity, have only grown stronger and deeper for me as i have gorwn in so many ways in the last 25 years, camel and your soulful playing carries me to the next levels of life, thank you kindly, i wish i could pay in kind for the priceless gifts you have shared with me (unknowingly), with deep regards, eitan
eitan daniel
brisbane, qld australia


Dear Andrew and Susan, I am not a person to write stuff in guest books. But this time I make an exception. My family and I have had several hard years behind us. In that time your music gave me encouragement. I would wish that my few words could give you back a fraction of that encouragement now that life is not that easy for you. One thing I have learned and you already knew all the time is to Never Let Go. Jan
Jan
Germany


Dear Susan, Dear Andrew, I have learnt about Camel only 5 years ago, thanks to my friend. It was really amazing feeling, when I heard you for the very first time. This feeling accompanying me till now and…. it’s still the same….. Now, I’m standing on the bend of my life, your music is my treatment…I believe, nothing lasts forever…and then it’s only better and better… God bless YOU.
Ewa
Poland


Hi Andrew and Susan, from my point of view CAMEL music is much more than a few songs that enter your head, stay for a while and leave. It’s something that seems to remain, probably for a lifetime. Let me thank you for sharing your musical sentiences with me and beeing part of my life!
Holger
Hessen, Germany


Dear Susan and Andrew, Thank you very much for your last week’s message. Supersad to learn about your misfortune.I wish you both strength and as much as possible happiness and LUCK for the future.Take your time for the new studio album although I can hardly wait. Of course to”go under”in a concert(I have seen you at least 10 times) is my sincere wish to you and me(us).Hope it will be possible in the near future!Please let me know where and when,if time comes and I will gladly travel to where you want me to.(Maybe a super concert in one place to avoid travelling?) Andrew I am a real guitar-lover and there are a lot of good and very good players.Your music,lyrics and especially playing,however is to me often the most emotional and beautiful sound I ever heard. All the best and be careful with your “half full glass” so you don’t spill any life! chiao Richard and Tinja van Eck.
richard van eck
barendrecht, Netherlands


Referring to my “Andy-support”-mail of May 22th, please remove my E-mail address from your guestbook, due to emerging spam-terror since then! Sorry for the inconvenience! Kind regards, Sven de Haan, The Netherlands.
Sven de Haan
The Netherlands


your voice was my guiding light to music & to many of my friends & your finger tips song brought me my wife i am sure that you will overcome this & enlighten our lives with your music as you have always done. i am that you might not thought that you had a fan in such a small country but there are many other
hisham lotfi
Beirut, Lebanon


KEEP ON STEPING FORWARD ALONG LIFE AND MUSIC WORLD, ANDY. YOU KNOW YOU ARE ALREADY PART OF HUMAN HISTORY FOR ALL THOSE UNDISCRITIBLY BEAUTY MELODIES YOU RECORDED IN OUR SOULS. YOUR GENIUS WILL SURELY STILL KEEP ON SPARKING FOR LONG YEARS, THOUGH YOU KNOW THE THUNDER WILL LAST FOR MANY, MANY CENTURIES.
Paulo Pinto
Lisbon, PORTUGAL


By 1978 in amongst my meagre record collection had 1 Beatles album, 1 Genesis Album, 2 Pink Floyd albums and 5 Camel albums. Thanks Andy for all the music over the past 35 years – Camel has been a stock part of my life since I was 10. Like a twit I assumed Camel would always tour but I never made it to a gig, if you ever make it to Salisbury … Take care and strength
Gareth
Salisbury, UK


Andy: I wish you well at a difficult time for you. Camel were v. special to me, and still are. Alan.
Alan St.John
Newcastle, Tyne and aWear UK


Hi Andy. Yours is some of the most original and inspirational music I have heard. You are in a class of your ownlet’s hope you fare well through these hard times and have the chance to let all that feeling out again. I shall be there!! Hope you enjoyed the book. Let me know if I can do anything.
Kevin J Warne
Milton Keynes, Bucks UK


Hello Andy (and Susan), i’m 47 and i’m a french doctor. I wish you a good health for the next years and i hope it will be not very serious for you. I’m sure that if the quality of your health will be at the level of the quality of your music that make me dream since 30 years, you will be better soon. Kind regards Erick
Erick
nice, france


Dear Andy and Susan, It makes me sad when I heard about your illness. I appreciate very much that you will share it with us. What can I say to make you happy? The Camel music gives me the feeling that I am not the only one who have feelings like melancholy. The solos of you come deep into my heart. The emotional level is so high I heared never elsewhere. And for thirty years now. Thank you for tracks like “Ice”, “Whisper in the rain” and “After all these years”. I wish you and Susan strength for the coming period. With kind regards, Cok de Winter (melancholic junk).
Cok de Winter
Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Hi Andy! I have had the great pleasure of seeing you on stage twice in my life (1992 @Nuernberg and 2002 at Paderborn). It was a great experience both times and I would be glad to see you a third time. Because as we say over here in good old germany: All the best things count three ;-)). Actually I have a small “jubilee” with you and Camel this year: I am now 42 years old and listening to Camel for 25!!! years. Wishing you all the best and Susan the strength she needs Guenter
Guenter Wagner
Nuernberg, Germany


Du courage,de la patience pour SUSAN Amitié
KLINGLER Francis
EVRY, FRANCE


Andy, You are the best, we want you to be okay, god bless you and your music
Luis Lara
Mexico city, Mexico


All my best wishes to you, Andy! You will surely overcome this problem.
Gabriel Gimenes
São Paulo , SP Brazil


Dear Andrew and Susan, I must warn and apologize this letter may be scattered and long. But I think you will enjoy my story from my heart. Before I start my story I send you my very best wishes. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My dad has been a progressive fan for a long time now. As a kid he would put music on in the car, outside at the pool,, and etc. Out of all the bands he listened to you were always his favorite band. In fact my first name (Andrew) is in honor of you. I am now 21 years of age, have a full-time job, family, and house of my own. I am very busy but still very close with my family. The best bond me and my dad made over the years was music, art, and it’s importance. I feel over the years of my childhood I was very lucky to be exposed to such great music, art, and movies. The influence is immense and has helped shape me into the person I am today. I always remember the way my Dad would interject life lesson and morals with music. It really reached out to me and still touches me to this day. I have a four year old son and I can only hope to be able do the same as my father has done for me. I actually just got back from a Porcupine Tree concert. I treated my Dad this time and bought him the tickets. We arrived in Baltimore about two o’clock we were the first fans to arrive. I was lucky enough to meet some fans from Canada who clued us in to making dinner reservations on the top balcony. Everyone with reservations on the top balcony got in ten minuets before the rest of the fans. So thanks to our new Canadian friends we got right smack in the front row. It was a amazing show and another memory I can add to the collection and stories that I plan to pass down. There’s something at the concert that I really noticed . I saw several Dads with there sons or families together at the show. It made me realize how many progressive fans keep the torch going within there family and close friends. We might be in small amounts spread out over the world. But within are close nit families we live on. Again I feel very lucky to be exposed and open up to such a beautiful and inspirational world. I do like some main street artist such as Tom Petty, the Kinks Ray Davies, Cheap Trick, and Taj Mahal. When it comes to progressive my list is not near as expanded as my fathers. But over the years I’ve plucked out several bands. Of course like my Dad Camel is always been my favorite. Colin Bass, Porcupine Tree, Tomas Bodin, Kraan, No-Man, Blackfield, Solaris, King Crimson, Fish, and PFM. Some of the bands I have got into I’ve been able to introduce them to my Dad. It’s nice to return the favor. Sorry again probably feels like your reading a book I just like to share one more special memory. June 28th and June 29th of Nearfest 2003 are two amazing days filled with memories I will keep with me and share with my children as they grow older. It was my Dads dream to see Camel live and is was finally going to happen. My dad got tickets for me and my wife (girlfriend at the time). The show was unbelievable and it was truly surreal meeting all the great and talented artist. I don’t even know where to start. We meet Kraan, Tomas Bodin, Roger Dean, and of course the whole Camel crew. I think I may have scared Colin a little at first. In the hallway I saw him walk past me. I said to my wife that’s Colin Bass!!! I was almost in shock it was the first time I would meet someone who I looked up to for so long. When I approached Colin and gushed out to him how my Dad has been a fan for so long, how great his music is, etc, and asked him if he would wait for my wife to get my Dad so they also could meet. Denis Clement was laughing pretty hard since I was so enthusiastic. Of course Colin did wait and we all got to meet and talk together. There were no egos. You, Susan, and Colin were so kind to us and really made our stay at the concert a memory that will stick with us forever. I just want you and Susan to know your work has touched my whole family (included the one I made now) and made a difference. You should not only be proud of your music but also be proud of all the families you have touched over the years. I can only imagine have gratifying that could feel. Sincerely Your Friend, Andrew Castiglia
Andrew Castiglia
PA USA


GET WELL!-AS CAMEL IS MY MOST FAVORITE BAND! “NEVER LET GO”!
KEVIN FRITZ
CALIFORNIA, USA


Andy, I saw you live in San Francisco I beleive in 78-1979 at The Old Waldorf. You’ve always been one of my favorite Musicians. Best wishes and health! Dave
Dave
Vancouver, WA USA


My Dear Andrew; you are a special soul and i’m sure no illness will harm you…..I am a fan since 70’s and i’m waiting for your new album!.. Your music “takes my breath away and goes straight to my heart”….Our best energies and best wishes for you….”never give a day away, always live for today”…….Happy Birthday! Yasmin
Yasmin
Stockholm, Sweden


Hello! When I was 17, I’ve lost the Camel’s concert at Coimbra city (1980), because I had no money to buy a ticket. 🙁 My lost dream was see Camel live. Well..Two years ago I saw the concert in Madrid, Spain, and it was one of the best things it happens to me. It was fantastic and Andy it’s one of the best world’s guitarits of all time. I have many videos and CDs I’ve bought from you. And I also have all the old LP records. Camel still my favourite’s group. I’m a bass player from a cover’s band: www.bandatempo.com and every weekend we play Echoes/Rahyader goes to town. It’s always a sucess. Thank’s to you Andy! Thanks for your great music and guitar playing. I’m sorry for you hilness. I hope everithing’s goes fine soon. Best wishes Fernando
Fernando Mariano Bicho
Coimbra, Portugal


Best to you and to Susan. I first heard Camel in 1980 while in College in San Luis Obispo. I have bought most of your albums and have seen you live in San Jose and San Francisco, both great performances. Your music has always been a positive presence in my life, in particular, Ice, and many others. Best wishes, and God’s blessings on every day ahead.
Jim Voos
San Carlos, CA USA


Dear Andy & Susan: I wish you both the very best. You’ll be in my prayers. I can’t even begin to express how much Camel’s music has inspired me for the last 23 years. The first Camel song I ever heard was Long Goodbyes back in ’84. After that, there was no turning back! I bought Mirage, Moonmadness, then Rain Dances (my personal favorite). I even bid in Gold Mine magazine on a copy of the out-of-print LP of the first album (I won). That was the album that completed my studio Camel collection at the time. I have bought every release since! On the Farewell tour, I could not believe that I was sitting there listening to Unevensong LIVE! Camel is a band that is truly gracious to its fans. I was astonished that Colin KNEW MY NAME when he passed me in a hall at Nearfest. He recognized me from the night before at the Bottom Line. I’m still not sure HOW he knew- possibly from my correspondence with CP- or maybe from Tom Brislin, who is a friend of one of my band mates. Andy went out of his way to make all the fans feel special, as did Denis, Tom and Susan. When I encounter people who have never heard of Camel I’m sure glad I KNOW WHAT THEY’RE MISSING even if they don’t! Thanks for all the special memories- there will be many more to come! VB
Vaughan Burton Jr
Robbinsville, NJ USA


Hi Andy and Susan, You had been in my home town (Cataguases-Brazil, on 2001 April). Since my father’s early 14 years old he had been yours huge fan. Now, I come down deeply in your real music. About your health the news are so bad and we are sure that God will bless you. Do your remember your staying at my home town? After the show, we went to a samall restaurant ant taken some photos and Andy singned some CDs. Our best regards Gabriel
Gabriel Azevedo
Cataguases, MG Brazil


Andy,sorry to hear about your health, but keep your pecker up and keep making great music Ian x
Ian Darnell
Wirral England, UK


Dear Andy and Susan, I was really saddened by these news and I wish all the best for both of you. I am Iraqi and a dedicated camel fan since 1991 when I first heard your debue album “Camel” and my dream came true when I saw your great performance at London Astoria on the 28th October 2003 which was my birthday, and it was my greatesst ever prsent. whne I married three year ago,and during the civil marriage ceromony, I requested “music inspired by the snow goose” to be played and I still have it recorded on my wedding DVD. we all love you Andy and Long Live “Camel” love nizar
Nizar Al-Musawi
London, UK


I wish You both all the best in the world. I hope my thoughts will help you in life just as well as your music has helped me. My best from all of PPRY. And by the way, your “retirement sucks” big time. One more time in Finland.. 😉
Janne Rinnet
Riihimäki, Finland


Ciao Andy!! My name is Maria Grazia and I’m from the Republic of San Marino (Italy). I will be 39 the 7th of december this year. Today I read Susan’s mail with all the sad news we all fans never wanted to hear. Believe me if I tell you that I know what it means to deal with this kind of diseases. I have similar case in my family, my beloved brother Glauco. We are both big fans of you since we discovered your music in early 80’s. We bought all of your records going back in the 70’s to today (we bought your dvds too) 🙂 We will never thank you enough for what you gave us and still you’re giving with your music. You created some melodies that will never die in our souls and hearts. REAL MASTERPIECES that have the power to make us feel better, time after time, year after year. Listening to your songs they have the power to shake our souls to a different level like nobody else melody can. Like when you’re dreaming something that you feel like “a better place”. My THOUGHTS and PRAYERS are for YOU ANDY. Please don’t give up. Stay positive. I know it’s not easy. Life can be so sad, full of suffering and without sense sometimes. But I changed my perspective now. Not all the bad things come to damage. Sometimes they can open our eyes and awake our conscience. I know you are a SPECIAL person with a BEAUTIFUL SOUL. Your HEART is FULL OF LOVE and that’s the most important thing. You and Susan are a BEAUTIFUL couple, your love is so strong that everyone can see it. THAT’S MARVELLOUS!!! 🙂 ALL MY LOVE AND SUPPORT during these difficult days. WE ARE ALL WITH YOU ANDY!!!! We’re looking for your NEW MATERIAL and MINI-GIGS!!!! CIAOOOOO!!!! Maria Grazia
Maria Grazia
San Marino, ITALY


animo, andy, tu musica significa mucho para todos nosotros y esperamos con ganas tus proximas entregas, y verte de nuevo con camel, desde euzkadi,AURRERA
juanjo
irun, gipuzkoa spain


Querido amigo Andrew: vuestra música nos acompaña desde que despertamos a la vida musical. Te he escuchado, te escucho y te seguiré escuchando, pero, por favor, regálanos con más música y esa belleza absoluta que sabes crear. Un abrazo, amigo querido. Sin conocernos, hemos hablado mucho juntos.
Xavier Gato
Madrid, España


Beaucoup de courage, il faut garder le moral pour la réussite de la guérison. En attente d’un nouveau CAMEL et peut-être d’une petite tournée passant par PARIS. Bon rétablissement. Francis
KLINGLER Francis
EVRY, FRANCE


camel is a real dream I have seen them twice .The first time in England in 1982 and the second time here in Venezuela .Both made me feel very happy I hope every thing is o.k. because we want to see Camel for many years more Long life to Andy Latimer and Camel
rafael perez saez
USA


Hi. Sad news about Andrews health. I just want to say how much his music has meant to me. The first record I bought was “Rain Dances”. At that time I was still in high school. Now, approachingit seems faster and fasterfifty, I still enjoy the music. Three times i have been fortunate to attend a Camel concert. In Copenhagen, I don´t remember when, in Tokyo 1996 and in Athens 2000. The musci by Camel has been like a soundtrack to my life. Needless to say that I have all the records. As a whole, I like “Rajaz” best, while the singel favourit is “Ice”. In thet piece of music, i believe, Andrew gave all what he possible could give. It´s a masterpiece that never will cease to comfort and inspire. All the best, Magnus
Magnus Dahl
Tokyo, Japan


Dear Friends, I am glad that your moving back to England is history now. So I am waiting on your new album and I hope to see you soon somewhere on a stage in Holland. God bless and enjoy the coming summer regards, Henk
Henk Anker
Holland, USA


Estimado Andy, mi vida sin Camel sería distinta, mucho peor. Por ello, porque me gustaría oir no solo discos antiguos de Camel, sino sobre todo nuevos discos, te animo a que luches y te recuperes de tu enfermedad. Un abrazo.
Jesús Sánchez García
Madrid, España


AndyEvery path has its puddle. And puddles are meant to leap over…so jump high Andy. The music always carries us through. God Bless.
William Manion
Davenport, WA USA


I am 20 years old en heard your music for the first time when I was 6 years old. My dad has been fan since the beginning! You inspire us en we listen to your music with great pleasure. We wish you both the best en get well soon! P.S I haven’t got the chance to see you on stage so get well soon and preform in Holland just one more time!!!!!
Frank & Amy
Tilburg, NL NL


We love you, cause you make us smile just like the morning sun….. Best wishes, Andy and Susan.
D. Rocha Moreira
SP Brazil


Thanks for the many years of fabulous music, I managed to see the prog festival in New Jersey, it was great. Keep up the great work and i wish you and Susan all the Best. Take Care.
Tom Campbell
Hamilton, Ont Canada


Very sorry to hear that health issues are slowing you down Andy. Listen to your body, to your doctors and to your heart and get as well as you can. With best wishes…
Ian M Lyall
Hertfordshire, UK


DEAR ANDY, I’M A 38 YEARS OLD TURKISH MEDICAL DOCTOR. I LISTEN TO YOUR WONDERFUL MUSIC SINCE MY PRIMARY SCHOOL DAYS. THE BEST THING THAT I MADE FOR MYSELF IN MY LIFE IS MEETING YOU IN ATHENS AND THESSALONIKI WHERE I WENT ONLY FOR YOUR CONCERTS IN 2000 OCTOBER. IT WAS INCREDIBLE TO LISTEN TO YOU ONLY 1 METER AWAY FROM YOU. IT’S SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS BUT EVEN IF IT MAKES A BIT FATIGUE, POLYCYTHAEMIA VERA IS NOT A TERRIFYING DISEASE EVEN IF YOU HAVE MYELOFIBROSIS, I HOPE YOU’LL GET BETTER IN FOLLOWING DAYS. THE MEDICINE GETS BETTER AND BETTER EVERY DAY AND ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE IN ENGLAND YOU ARE SO LUCKY… FORTUNATELY I HAD TAKEN ALL YOUR CD’S COVERS TO GREECE THAT TIME AND YOU HAD SIGNED ALL OF THEM AND ALSO WE HAD TAKEN THOUSANDS OF PICTURES WITH YOU. I HOPE YOU ENJOYED “TURKISH RAKI” THAT I HAD OFFERED YOU AS WELL… THE ONLY DREAM THAT I WAS HAVING WAS CALLING CAMEL FOR A LITTLE PRIVATE CONCERT TO MY CITY IZMIR, TURKEY JUST TO CELEBRATE FOR MY 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH ALL MY FRIENDS. AND I STILL WANT TO LIVE THIS SPECIAL MOMENT WHICH PROBABLY WILL BE MY BEST MOMENT EVER IN MY LIFE. PLEASE BE STRONG NOT ONLY FOR YOURSELF BUT FOR US ALSO. WE LOVE YOU AND WE NEED YOU FOREVER. JUST BE STRONG. I PRAY FOR YOU AS PROBABLY SUSAN DOES EVERY MOMENT. AND PLEASE INSTEAD OF REACHING PETER BARDENS WHO LEFT US SO EARLY , TRY TO ENJOY YOUR “MIRAGE” MEMORIES WITH HIM NEXT TO DOUG FERGUSON, ANDY WARD AND OF COURSE US. I LOVE YOU. “SOIS FORT COMME UN TURC” BE STRONG STRONG STRONG LIKE A TURKISH 🙂
Kerem OZBAS
KARSIYAKA, IZMIR TURKEY


Dear Latimer, I was born in 1989, and it’s a shame i’ve only known Camel last year. Although, Camel is my ever favorite band, I love your music. Good luck Latimer!
C. R. Ferreira
Vitoria, ES Brazil


Andy, I wish you the very best for your health, and I thank you for the joy and the beautiful sadness your music has given me over the years.
Mark O’Hanlon
Birmingham, England


Dear Mr. Latimer, I am a finnish fan of yours who has been moved by your music over and over again during last few decades. There is something intimacy and personality in it. I have always enjoyed your musicianship and interpretation. And what great musicians have you managed to gather around you. Your ability for conseptual work is unique, too. I really wish you good health and many years of good and happy life to come. Marko Patronen Oulu, Finland
Marko Patronen
Oulu, Finland


Latimer, I love you and your music. Stay cool.
Giovanni
Lagoa Santa, MG Brazil


Dearest Andrew & Susan, Thank you for all the great music I have loved since I first heard Camel’s “Camel” in 1971. I have all your Albums, Cd’s & have been to all Camel’s concerts in Liverpool and Manchester over the last 36 years. MCA must have been kicking themselves to see how Camel went from strength to strength over the following years. Now is the time for your inner strength to keep you going just as your music has help to keep me going these past few months. The first thing I heard when I came around from surgery was “Ice”. My partner had set it up on my headphones. She knows how to please her man. That was in February this year after I just had the lower part of my Colon removed because of Cancer. They diagnosed cancer in January when I was 55 years old. I was in for two weeks and Camel’s music was always on my CD player, as I do not own an MP3 Player (I do not like what they do to the quality of the music), and daytime TV “Well”. A week later, they rushed me back to hospital with a temperature of 40c, as had an infection. This happened once again a couple of weeks later. I stayed in hospital for a week on intravenous antibiotics on both occasions. When ever I was in so were Camel. I have just finished five weeks of Radio & Chemotherapy; they say it will still be cooking my insides for a month (Will I be safe using a microwave oven?). In July, I have to start on another course of Chemotherapy for six months, just as a precaution. The thing is, I have my life to live, I am going to live it, with my Jackie and our five sons, the youngest of which was five last week, and the oldest is twenty-five and a Camel fan. My family, friends & Camels music has been for the past five months the important things that have given me strength to carry on. I still suffer from terrible fatigue & stomach cramps but they will ease with time. I know I am getting better and fitter by the day and should have my health back in the not too distant future. There are people and kids in this “bloody” world far worse off than I will ever be. This is my time and I would like to share it with you, Andrew and Susan, there is always hope and love, what more do we need. Love ‘n’ Peace Steve
Steve Baty
Skelmersdale, Lancashire UK


What can I say about Andy! Since 70’s I have been a fan of Camel and Latimer. You can believe me when I say that I have dreamed, several times, that I met Andy and talked about music. I´m 45 years old and the last time I did it was two months ago! As if I was a young children. Thanks for all and my best wishes for you.
José Luis Redondo
Madrid, 28600 SPAIN


Hi Andy! GOD will help you to go on with your life and wonderfull music. For ever and ever you (and Camel) will be! Best wishes from your fans in Brasil. Rilmar
Rilmar da Rocha Moreira
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brasil


In spanish, I Send you this message from our web site and all the fans from Spain to you: Suerte y todo nuestro apoyo, esperamos que afrontes con muchas fuerzas este nuevo reto que te manda la vida, como haber sido artista y crear esas obras con el don con el que naciste. Suerte, ánimos
Pablo (PortalEsquizofrenia.com)
España, USA


Good morning to you both. I have had the privelege of meeting Andy on two occasions and I am very sorry to hear of ailing health. I know what you are going through as my wife was diagnosed with Leukemia last October. Unfortunatley we were not so lucky. She underwent a minor operation and caught an infection. As the chemotherapy had wiped out her immune system, she could not fight it and I lost last november, leaving me alone with our 8 year old twin daughters. On the day of the funeral I selected Elke as the track to play as her coffin came into the crematorium was moving to say the least. Andy’s music as always been a source of enjoyment, but even more so these days. I wish you well in your treatment. God bless you both!
Joe
Northampton, UK


Sorry to hear about your health problems Andy, it is great though that you find the strength to be positive and focus on the good things in life. My sincere regards to both you and Susan. PS, I am really looking forward to the new album, whenever it will be available 😉
Stefan
Stockholm, Sweden


Andy, So sorry to hear of your ongoing health problems. I know you’ll keep fighting and continue to produce inspirational music for many years to come. Your music has been a major part of my life for the last 30 years and I never tire of it.. long may it continue. I’ve been lucky to see you and the guys perform in Sheffield the last couple of tours and have always thought they were the most enjoyable concerts I’ve ever heard. What I’ve always been impressed with is you and your fellow band members take the time to meet fans after the show which says it all really. Look after him Susan he’s one special guy. All the very best, Richard
Richard Norman
Penygraig, Rhondda Wales


Andy, you very very special in our lifes. Please, it continues feeding our hearts and making our happyer lives!
Bruno Sampaio Barbosa
VALENÇA, RJ BRAZIL


Dearest Andy & Susan. I have been a long time fan of Camel. Going back to the 1970’s there was a magazine called Zoo Worldsimilar to Rolling Stone. Jon Tiven was one of the writers and introduced this teenager (at that time) to a whole new World of great musicincluding Camel. Time passed and my dreams of being a Professional Musician went by the wayside, favoring the pathway of a Career in the Business World instead. Andy’s musicguitarflutepan pipesetc. along with Susan’s lyrics and the expert cast of supporting musicians helped me through life’s typical “ups and downs”. In 1982 I met a girl who would eventually be my wifeand have been since 1984and one our greatest shared joys was the Music of Camel. On our Honeymoon, we found ourselves in this great independent Record Store in Dearborn, MI and found a copy of Stationary Travelerthe rebirth of Camel. By the way, Andythank you for the autographed CD! Later we moved form Chicagoour hometo PA and “Harbour Of Tears” entered our lives. WOW!!! Music to move Mountains and bring real men to tears!!! We have now lived in the Dallas, TX area for just about 10 years and have all of the releases that are availablequite impressive to say the least. I could go on (and may continue in another note later on) but really want to express myas well as our sincere gratitude for touching our lives for over 30 years. We wish you both the best in your journey as well as God’s blessing to watch over you both. AgainTHANK YOU for sharing your passion and wonderful music with us! Dave & Jan Joseph
Dave Joseph
Allen, TX USA


Tous mes voeux de prompt rétablissement à Andy.
Vincent Villano
Marseille, France


Im a working musician who owes both my wealth and spiritual wealth to your influence as both camel and consumate guitarist. Luna Sea taught me to express myself as a guitarist and for that I owe you an eternal debt of gratitude. Stay in good health Andy and makes us another album so that we can lose ourselves to better places once again. Welcome Home!
Chris Story
Hull , Yorks England


Hi Susan and Andy. My excuses for a translator uses. Just to say to you that I am satisfied to know that Andy està in so good hands, those of Susan. I understand perfectly that querais to happen(pass) for your future moments more slow, savouring, and aprobechándolos more than in any previous tour. I wish the most prompt recovery and that prompt we have Camel’s new works to enjoy them. Very much spirit and up to(even) soon.
Àngel
Valencia, España


Camel in Stockholm beginning of the 80’s is still on my Top Five best concerts ever and I can tell you that I have been on many concerts over the last 30 years. Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, Jethro Tull, Yes, Marillion, Rush just a mention a few out of hundreds. Such a great show! Fantastic! When my work made me move to the Czech Republic, I unfortunately had a burglary in my flat and they took all my CD’s. I wrote to Camel Production to order all CDs available and what a nice surprise when they arrived. Andrew had personally signed all CD’s with my name and different greetings. Wow! So nicely done. Thanks again! My friends thinks that I know you since they read all this messages on the CD’s 🙂 After following you since the 70s, it almost feels like I do. I wish you all the best health and inspiration to do what do best – Great Music! I am only one of many out there that look forward to some new songs. Thanks for all great memories, Bjorn
Bjorn Sjogren
Prague, Czech Republic


Dear Andy and Susan! Im glad that you have found the way back to your homecountry! First of all I would like to thank you both for all these lovely songs wich made me so happy! Me and my man have been through a bad period also, but your music has inspired our relationship and Im thankfull for that! Specially the song Ice has made me stronger than before and it has helped me accept the dead of my father. Andy, your are very special for me and my boyfriend, it makes me sad to hear the bad news about your health. I hope that your creative inspiration in music will help you further in your live together with Susan. Like it did to me! And that there will be a day wich makes you stronger again! Andy, never let go! And Susan, thank you for being so warm to your fans! Love you both!
Lilian Mulder
Sweden,


Andy, Since I first bought “Snow Goose” in 1975 your music has been a huge part of my life and I have had the pleasure of meeting you after a gig. Now a midle aged man I still play your music every single day from your first album through to Nod and a Winkand it still inspires me and delivers great pleasure. My partner and I are due our first child and your music will live on through him. Thanks for all the years of pleasure and take good care of yourself. A loyal fan, Mark
Mark Richard Roberts MBE
Hertfordshire, UK


Hi Andy & Susan. Just a note to wish Andy well, and to give a deep and heartfelt thanks for the music of Camel. I am a very new fan, but thanks to the heads up by some fans, I was introduced to Camel and had one of those instant bonds that you can luckily get from time to time. My regret is that I hadn’t learned of Camel sooner! All those empty years… But I am thankful that I got a chance to make Camel part of my DNA. I have to say “Drafted” is one of the most achingly beautiful songs I have ever heard, both music and lyrics.
Bob Jenson
Spokane, WA USA


Dear Andy & Susan. Thanks for sharing the difficult time with us. It proves once again that you are people of the heart, mind and soul. It takes a lot of courage to come foreward. I wish you Andy the best recovery and you Susan the strainth to help get Andy through the difficult times. Andy your music have touch me and many people deeply over the years. God bless you. Kind regards,Leo www.progplanet.com
Leo Christiansen
Roskilde, Denmark


Hi Andy and Susan, At this time words fail to express how I feel on hearing the news on Andy’s illness. In life we take so many things for granted and it sometimes takes bad news to make us reflect on our own lives and what we have done and have yet to achieve. I am sure that Camel fans, old and new, will all agree that your music has touched us all in a very special way and long may that continue. I have been a fan since 1975 and your music and tours have brought so much emotion and joy to my life. Susan, your words clearly reflect your love for Andy. Many of us have been a little impatient over the last few years with little or no news but in the light of your news, it all seems petty now and everything becomes clearly into focus as to what is really important in lifein your case it is the health of Andy. I wish you all the very best for the future and in the words of the classic Camel song “Never let go” David 🙂
Dave (Ned Flanders) Saunders
East Kilbride, Scotland


You are the best more than 20 years a fan goodluck for you all. rudy
Rudy Hakhoff
Zandvoort, nh Holland


Hi Andy, just wanted to say i have been thinking of you, this being ill business stinks!! Keep your chin up, A statement my dear mother & father (and your dear friends) used to say to me constantly was “keep a Positive Mental Attitude” (i used to want to scream at them every time they said it) but now im older and slightly wiser, i hate to admit it but they were right. Keep focused on the important things in life and not the illness, control it, dont let it control you!! easier said than done i know. You obviously have an amazing amount of support from family, friends and by looking at the guestbook, just a couple of fans too!!! Anyway enough of that sentimental stuff, get back to doing what you do best, shutting yourself away in a room and producing some amazing music. And if you need anything doing around the house i could recommend a couple of good DIY(ers)!!! Take care, love to you both Jo and family
Jo Stonehill (ne Butcher!!!!)
Guildford (ish), England


Hi Andy, hi Susan…Glad to hear you made it back home. Just a few words to say thank you for all the great music you’ve made and that I’ve been privileged to experience since 1973. Even with the challenges facing you I’m sure we’ll get to hear even more great music. The rehearsal show in Santa Cruz, Ca. just prior to kicking off the Rajaz tour to a group of about 50 of usthe excitment of having Guy & Denis on board will forever remain a top memory for me. Take care and all the best. Cheers!
Kevin A
Ukiah, ca USA


Happy Birthday some days too late. I wish you the best and cross my fingers for your health. Thanks for your brilliant music.
Marianne
Jambes, BELGIUM


andy you have made some of favorite music for so many years i hope you both enjoyed your time over here, but there’s no place like home. i never had a chance to see CAMEL live,but my brother & sister-in-law did (jackie & sheri)i guess that is almost as good (hope you got to film some of the farwell tour)you have been the friendlyest musician i have ever had a chance to commucate with. you realymade this fan fell special. thanks again the best to you & your’s tony clarke
tony clarke
sherwood, ark USA


I sincerely wish you all the best, Andrew! You’re truly an inspiration to us all! Long live Camel.
Camelite
USA


Dear Andy you know better then anyone that nothing but music will makes you feel better and forget about your pain as it does with us the listeners …so keep going and don’t loose faith . Deep blue skies under your skin .
Lee-Marie
FranceLebanon


Hello Andy & Susan! First of all…. A big big T H A N K Y O U to you Andy for providing the sountrack(s) of my life during all these years. You are the King of Guitars!! I can’t belive the sheer beauty in your music. I’m so much in love with your music and your style of playing the guitar. You are so original, no one else can play the way you do. It comes directly from the heart. You are the best, Andy! Promise me to take care. I will always be with you in my thoughts. You have blessed me for so many years. Thank you for being so unique, Andy! Love the fact that you’re writing for a new album. Focus on the positive and Never Let Go! …By the way, thank you for the song “Stationary Traveller”. It’s so beautiful that it’s almost insane! Forever your friend: Allan
Allan Grankvist
Ludvika, Sweden


HI ANDY, ILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HAMMERSMITH ODEON 1976 , YOUR GUITAR SOLO AT THE END OF LADY FANTASY MADE ME CRY, IVE NEVER HEARD ANYONE PLAY WITH SO MUCH FEELING AND PASSION.TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND GET BACK UP ON STAGE REAL SOON, GOD BLESS ROG
rog
kent, uk


All these messages…I’ve got tears in my eyes just reading them…the Camel family will always be with you, Andy…I wish you peace and love during these difficult days.
John (Haggis) McAllister
Clydebank, Scotland


Andy and Susan, I wish you both only the best possible outcome through these difficult times. Happy birthday last May 17 Andy, you’re fortunate to have such a loving family by your side. Susan’s words brought tears to my eyes. I became a Camel fan back in the 70s when I first heard ‘Mirage’. I’ll have to say, Camel’s music and especially Andy’s guitar playing have truly been an inspiration to me, and I’m not a musician! I do know my music, though, and every time I hear masterpieces like ‘Hymn to Her’ and so many others that came off of Andy’s pen, it’s apparent that what he’s written is for the ages. Andy’s incredible, masterful writing and playing over the years has produced music that will continue to be the “soundtrack of my life”. Thank you so much for all the hard work getting the music to us over the years, and I’ll be listening for the rest of my life. I’m also turning a whole new generation of listeners on to Camel’s music. The 19-20-21-year-olds I work with LOVE Camel! Carl Desserich
Carl Desserich
Vista, CA USA


Andy, I had some rough spots in life myself. One of the very important factors keep me moving on is the beauty and the love I find in your music. It has lifted my spirits when I needed it most, and it still does. If it were anyone else, I would suggest to listen to some Camel albums, but here… I am looking forward to your next album. Take good care. All my love.
Richard
Lévis, Québec Canada


Andy, Been a fan for years. Hope all goes well. Joe
Joe
Toronto, On Canada


Dear Andrew LIFE GOES ON!!!! YOU CAN!!!!
Aaron Montilla
Caracas, Miranda Venezuela


I’ve been a fan of Camel ever since their first album. The first time I saw them they were supporting barclay james Harvest and Pete Bardens was playing with a broken arm. That dates me! But all through the intervening years I have enjoyed Camel’s music and found many memorable moments in both my life and in Camel’s music thatseem to mesh. All I can say is that I hope Andy’s illness responds to treatment and that he can treat us to a few more memorable moments. I wish him well, and would just like to thank him for all the enjoyment he has given me over the years. It’s been amazing!
Richard Boyle
Courtenay, BC Canada


I was heartbroken at the news of Andy’s health, but I know that he’s an extraordinary man and I know he’ll go through this with courage and dignity. I wish you well, Andy, and my thoughts are with you.Robert in Montreal
Robert Dansereau
Montreal, Qc Canada


Andy and Susanthank you so much for sharing such a personal and difficult situation with your fans. Your optimism and love is very evident and personally inspiring to me. I wish you both every happiness. I have been a fan of Andy’s music for almost 15 years (much less than some to be sure, but I discovered the magic of Camel a bit later) and it was a highlight of my life to see the band live at NEARfest, and just as much to meet Andy in person if only briefly. He signed my acoustic guitar, which is perhaps my most treasured possession as a result. It seems only right to take the time to go play it now. Peace and love…
Doug Maynard
Newburgh, NY USA


Reading Susan’s letter makes me emotional. It takes me back to my early youth (14-16 years)when after Slade and Alice Cooper the real music came into my life. I call it my CCtime, meaning Camel and Caravan. Listening to all the records and finally seeing camel in Breda , Turfschip was a highlight in my concertlife( sorry for keep screaming for Lady Fantasy).When Peter left the band i lost some interest but it came back in the early nineties. Seeing Camel again in Tilburg (my hometown!!!!), Noorderlicht was THE highight. After the concert i talked some time with Andy at the bar about the setlist , history of the band and so on.I remember Andy signed a T-shirt for my friend. You remember too Andy ? His name is Joske , you really didn’t know how to spell it. On the Farewell tour Tilburg, 013 again was the place to be. A wonderful gig again. Still waiting for a dvd from that tour. But this looks like my story which is not as important as your health. I hope you get well very soon. Take care and hope to see and hear you again. Come on Andy , never let go !!!!!!!!
Harry van Dommelen
Tilburg, The Netherlands


dear Andy and Susan, This news hit me right in the face, leukaemia (not this form) is part of my story. So whenever I hear someone is hit by this dreadfull disease, it backfire´s to me. Aspecially when it happen someone whom I highly regard. That´s why I react a bit late but nevertheless Andy and Susan, God bless you.
christian bouvrie
maastricht, the netherlands


Dear Andrew and Susan, I have been a huge fan throughout your career and would like to wish you strength and courage. Andrew I had the pleasure so see you here a few years ago in an intimate venue at Solana Beach (The Belly Up). What a wonderful show, and I sat no more than 10 feet from the stage. Again best wishes to you, my thoughts and love are with you.
Kenny Severns
San Diego, Ca USA


Me and my brother want do the best! best! best! regards to our hero ANDREW.We wait you in ITALY! NEVER GIVE IN!!!! P.S im ‘sorry for the orrible english language… Pierpaolo e alessandro from Siena(ITALY)
alessandro e pierpaolo
italia, USA


It’s a Boy’s life after all…
Amirali Massourian
Tehran, Iran


GRATEFULLY FOR YOUR MUSIC. NEVER LET YOUR STRENGHT GO!!!!
VINICIO MARCELLI
TRIESTE, ITALY


Dear Andy, dear Susan: we wish you lots of faith, love and hopemay the wonder in your music come back to you and enlighten your life. Thanking Andy for a wonderful concert back in 1978 which opened my ears to what it means to play music as a human being and to care for your beliefs Andrea
Andrea
CH


Welcome home Andy. After 33 years of loving Camel and being repeatedly moved to tears by your guitar I just want to thank you for the music, the personal messages, the time you’ve taken to speak to me and other adoring fans at many a rain-swept stage door and add my heartfelt wishes for your speedy recovery. You have been such an inspiration to me through good times and bad, I know the love of Camel fans will do the same for you.Strength and every possible good thought to you and Susan; look after each other. Until the glass is once more brimming over…Love Pete
Pete Swarbrick
Chesham, Bucks, UK


Dear Andy, Sad to read Susan’s report about your health. Please take your time to recover completely. It is more important to get well then to make haste with writing new music! Your music means a lot to me, but I rather wait a long time for your new music and your performances then to hear you have to quit definitely. All the best, kind regards, Sven de Haan from the Netherlands.
Sven de Haan <


Susan and Andy: Take force!! You music is the best sound after silence.
Pedro
Sevilla, Spain


Andrew, Susan.. My best wishes to you both through the good and bad. Your music has inspired countless peoples from all over the globe. On a personal note, being a Cancer sufferer over the last 14 years, the joy you have given me is immeasurable, and has given me strength to go on. Thankyou… from my heart.. to you both.
Michael Byrne
Kilsyth, Glasgow, United Kingdom


Dear Andrew and Susan may your life be as beautiful as your music. Thanks.
PAT
beynost, FRANCE


FOR EVER AND EVER YOU WILL BE.
Mamali
Iran


Andrew & Susan. stay positive & be goode to each other. The rest will fall into place….. With much love Pat & Fiona
Pat & Fiona Dalton
Dublin , Ireland


Dear Andy, i’m a Camel’s old fan and i want send you all my best wishes for your health,God will protect an extraordinary man with a great and deep sensitivity like you. We always will be grateful for all the incredible emotions that only your wonderful music can give us. Andy, don’t give up, don’t surrender and come back soon to give us other fantastic dreams. Remember, we’ll never leave you, you are in our hearts !!! You are always the best !!! We wait for you soon…very soon. Luca
Luca
cossato, bi italy


As a fan since the early 70’s who owns practically everything you have ever made my friend,and have seen you in concert so many time,I can only wish you the very best YOUR God can give you.You words and fantastic guitar work rings in my ears daily,and thank God even my 11 year old tiwn Girls also love your work.You have been what can only be described as a MASSIVE influence in my life Andrew and for that I personaly thank you. Be strong my friend,fight it all the way,and may your God be with you. “Rock On” Andrew. Cheers Bud.
Neil
Darwen, U.K.


Dear Andy “Rock God” Latimer. Greatings from Portugal. Well, i’ve burned all my Camel cd’s and dvd’s due to the countless times that i heard your musical poetry. My thoughts and prays are with you. To me you are simply the best, the number 1…and Camel is what music is all about!
Ricardo Faria
Porto, Portugal


Hello Andy, We’re waiting for you at the SPIRIT of 66 in Belgium ! I’m a fan of the early days of Camel and your music is the best we can hear in the world !!! Take care of you and good luck. SEE YOU SOON ! Didier
Didier Van Malderen
MOHA, BELGIUM


Dear Andy, love and greetings from Gibraltar. We sincerely hope that things are sorting themselves out for you and those you love. Its good to hear that you have plans in the pipeline. Camel music has been such an inspiration in our lives. Thanks for your wonderful music
Johnny & Nicole Viagas
Gibraltar,


Andy ,Welcome back to Gods Country. Keep your pecker up,you have brought me lots of listening pleasure.Problem is I cannot stop playing your music,I.ve tried Fripp,Mcphee,Metheny etc non of them seem to hit the right chord. I understand life is difficult at the moment….BUT if you do decide to do a retirement sucks tour,can you do Harrogate? but anywhere in Europe will do. You’re in my prayers. All the best mate Cress
Martin Cressey
OTLEY, Yorkshire


Dear Susan and Andy, i am a bit shocked to hear/read all this. I wish you all the best. It’s like i first heard “Ice”, very emotional stuff and with lots of goose pimples, and furthermore that song live in ’81 in De Vereeniging in Nijmegen, Andy, that solo/song i will never forget. And Susan, you wright it down very clear and you are absolutely right: the glass is (more than) half full, not half empty. Andy, i hope to see you and the Camel family soon at some intimate concert, whereever it may be. Whish you all the best. Ronald, fan for almost 30 years.
Ronald Oosterman
Wijchen, Netherlands


Hi Andy and a very warm welcome back to Englands green and pleasant land. Hope the old homeland gives you extraordinary inspiration for the next album and many more. Andy Wells [Colderdale college music tech dept]
Andy Wells
Yorkshire, BD12 UK


Best Wishes, Andy!
Daniele
Sondrio, italy


Dear Susan I am so upset to hear this news, I have been a Camel fan since the very early 70’s having been a local to Andy in Guildford. I have tried to copy his style but alas you need the persoanl emotion which only Andy has been gifted with. Andy may remember me in London when I gave him a Mesa Boogie badge and we met on more than one occassion in Norwich (Waterfront),he even let me in on the sound check and helped him sort his sound out.Words cannot express how I feel but but can send my best wishes and hope he recovers in his own time. I will light a candle for hope. Colin
colin cronin
norwich england, uk


Dear Andy and Susan, I’m almost 50 now and I first heard Camel in Japan in 1974. Andy’s music touched my soul and I’ve never stopped listening to his beautiful music. I’ve shared Camel with anybody I could over the past 26 years. My heart grievs for you and at the same time is lifted because I have met you and been blessed to hear you many times. My fondest memory is at the Lake Tahoe concert, the first in the “We are known by the tracks we leave” tour. Andy took the time to talk to myself and my friend like he had known us for years. You are in my prayers and thoughts, now even more than before. We love you Andy! Thanks, Susan for sharing this with us, it is painful but now we know and we can help in any way you need. Please keep us informed of anything you need and I’m know we (Andy’s Fans) will be there.
Ron Delabarre
Henderson, NV USA


Andy… go out there and make a FLIPPING DTS gig that rulezzz like no other!! Wich Camel deverses!! 😉 Love ya man.. you play the guitar like NO other!!..
Sympho
Nederland


Dear Andy and Susan, Camel has been a constant factor in an otherwise ever changing maelstrom of musical styles I’ve been interested in over the years, and I have no doubt it will continue to be. Thanks for everything, and please accept my best wishes for your speedy recovery.
Derk
Rotterdam, NL


Hi Andy and Susan, it’s been a blast these 27 (short) years I’ve been listening to Camel. I have always loved your stuff and admired your spirit. This is what will see you throughI’ve no doubt of that. Welcome back to the UK and I hope you find a cool place to live and be happy. POWER TO THE CAMEL ! ! ! !
GARY RRAH
PLYMOUTH, UK


Dear Mr. Latimer, I`m quite sure, that you hear it 1000 times, but your music always help me when all other things, other people failed or there was “no light in the end of the tunnel”, no hope, no help. I just can`t imagine my life, even the whole world without your beautiful guitar and gentle voice. When I really need a “helping hand” I can just return to the all magical records, that you`ve madesuch as Dust and Dreams, Rajaz, Snowgoose, Nude and Harbour of tears. Also I still have your smile before my eyes during playing Lady Fantasy, when Camel visited Poland in 1997 and 2000. Please be strong, stay as long as you can with us, and still save our souls with those tearful and mystic notes from your guitar. Best wishes , a lot of energy, support and love from devoted Polish fan. Sebastian.
Sebastian
Bytom, Poland


It all started when I was a college freshman. Molly, the literal Girl Next Door, handed me her copy of The Snow Goose and said “if you like Genesis, you should listen to Camel.” Since I was ever-so-slightly in love, I didn’t argue. Time passed, though I had other loves– The Jam, XTC (the other Andy and Colin), etc.– in my college radio daze I kept up with Camel and Pete Bardens as well. (Our station interviewed Camel right after Breathless came out; I wish I had the tape now!) Fast forward to the 21st century, where Snow Goose was only the warm-up for Harbor of Tears (who knew the CD’s would only get better?), and you’ve become a small fixture in my living room, as I have the “Coming of Age” autographed guitar pick Scotch Taped to the front of my H/K stereo. So best wishes, Andy; I hope to hear more of the flutes, the undulating E-bow, and the power chords ringing across the canyons (or the sofa, at least) in the coming years.
Pat Barr
Monrovia, CA USA


Dear friend Andy: Life is a wonderful thing, courage and faith stand as deep human values. For those we believe that nothing is impossible, surely hope lies ahead. “Never let Go”, we patiently wait for your “Comeback”. Love and blessings from a big admirer since 1973. Ricardo
Ricardo Otero
Mexico , City Mexico


Well, my dear friends Andrew and Susan, I can think of little to add to this tremendous outpouring of love and support that I am sharing space with…if only to say I too wish you very well, very well indeed. If we can give you even a MODICUM of what you have given us over the years… Love, Patrick
Patrick McCormack
California, USA


Dear Andy and Susan, I am so sorry to see your not well mate. Susan, you are so right, life is not fair some times, but with people like you guys in the world it makes life easier to get on with. Adore you forever
Willie Coroner
Dublin, USA


Dear Andy and Susan. Great to have you back in Europe! I find it very hard to write to such a Master as you Andy. Can’t seem to find the right wordsYou have always been my big hero! You have composed the songs to melt my heart. Nobody can speak and sing with a guitar like you. As much as it pains me to read that you’re not feeling tip top Andy, I know you have the strength to carry on. How can I ever thank you enough for all those magical tunes? Take care of yourselves and never loose the faith and strength. We will light an Hour Candle for you. Andy, you play as beautiful as the Blackbirds song! Never Let Go! I won’t. Yours truly……….Jacob
Jacob Anderson
Gothenburg, Sweden


Welcome back to the UK Susan and Andy. Hope your health improves Andy and you find a good place to live that inspires you to create. We’ll always love your music and will be there whenever you tour.
Alan & Sheila
Surrey, UK


Welcome back to the UK Susan and Andy. Hope your health improves Andy and you find a good place to live that inspires you to create. We’ll always love your music and will be there whenever you tour.
Alan & Sheila
Surrey, UK


Dear Andrew: You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your music has brought so much joy and comfort to me through the years. May all those positive vibes come to your aid at this time.
Joel V
Plainview, NY USA


Andy & Susan, sorry to hear the news. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Your music has been such an inspiration since I was first introduced to it in 1973. Never let go ……
Ian James
Dartford, Kent UK


Andy, What can I say that hasn’t been said already? Well, here goes … Your music inspires me. The way you play guitar makes me cry. To hear of your illness saddens me. If you make more music, that will be wonderful. If not, then I have all your recordings to keep me going. You will always be my number one. It was a privilege to see you in concert in London (1997, 2000, 2003) and I hope to see you again. Keep smiling and takace to live that inspires you to create. We’ll always love your music and will be there whenever you tour.
Alan & Sheila
Surrey, UK


Dear Andrew: You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your music has brought so much joy and comfort to me through the years. May all those positive vibes come to your aid at this time.
Joel V
Plainview, NY USA


Andy & Susan, sorry to hear the news. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Your music has been such an inspiration since I was first introduced to it in 1973. Never let go ……
Ian James
Dartford, Kent UK


Andy, What can I say that hasn’t been said already? Well, here goes … Your music inspires me. The way you play guitar makes me cry. To hear of your illness saddens me. If you make more music, that will be wonderful. If not, then I have all your recordings to keep me going. You will always be my number one. It was a privilege to see you in concert in London (1997, 2000, 2003) and I hope to see you again. Keep smiling and take it easy. Susan, Thanks for keeping us informed with such a wonderful letter. Love and happiness to you both.
Christopher Spiers
Horsham, UK


Dear Friend, Edingburgh (Usher hall) in 1978 was the first gig I saw. Since 1978, I was lucky to meet you meet you in 8 other shows between London, Dijon and Paris. The last time I saw you, it was in Paris during your Farewell Tour. It was really fantastic… but the best show I want to see will the next one! Thank you for all, Andy … and see you soon on the road. Eric.
Eric CAQUOT
Paris, France


I was very sorry to hear of your illness, Andrew. Hope you are not drenched of all your strength, and that you will recover well. You have given me so much with your music. In my life I have gone through many periods of depression and anxiety, but I always had the music. And your music I feel is so heart felt and full of love. I still remember as if it was yesterday the first time I heard you playing. It was the album Moonmadness, and the track “Chord Change”, which I love to this day. I never get tired of the fantastic tone of your guitar. Unfortunately I have never heard you live, but I surely hope that you will be able to play live someday! I will come over from Norway no matter … Thank you for the music!! Oivind
Oivind Berne
Stavanger, Norway


dear Andrew,i wish you and Susan all the best for the near and far future!i’ve allways listen with great joy to your beautifull music and hope that there will be some new stuff coming soon!!CAUSE YOU MAKE ME SMILE!!!
marco
hasselt, belgium


Dear Susan, dear Andy (ladies first); For a german it´s hard to express my thoughts in Your language, so sorry for my stammering. I was very sad about Your last mail. What can I say … I have seen Camel many times in Germany, and these concerts were my absolutly favourite ones. Your music is so full of warmth and energy, it is a gift for all people listening with an open heart to it. I wish You strenghts to endure this hard time. Be sure, better times will come, Andy is strong and he will defeat this desease. The medical research advances very much, and in a few years we meet at concerts in Germany. I don´t accept any excuses!!! My thoughts are with You, best wishes for a recovery, with kindly regards Hergen
Hergen Wempe
Germany


I just happened to be listening to ‘Breathless’ and checking my email when I found your letter, Susan. Starlight ride came on just as I staRted reading your words. It seemed to fit so well. That’s pretty typical of the music you have made with Andrew over the years, and although I was originally a mad fan of Andy Ward’s (I have my own Pearl kit now) your guitar, Andrew, has always stuck in my mind like no other guitar. I hope you are back out here making music soon: we need you! Like many, I played in a band at school, and we did most of the Snowgoose, with one or two off RaindancesJUST FANTASTIC MUSIC. I have vinyl and CD copies of everyhting you have ever done and am still amazed that a Nod and Wink is one of your best, after all this time. One more album wouldn’t go amiss though, or how about two? Was at the Astoria and Sheffield for the Farewell Tour, and if you come round again, make sure you play Mystic Queen this time (only kidding). Love and best wishes to you both, hope the health stays as good as it can be. Thank you for the ever lasting gift of your wonderful music. Phil Ayres
Phil
Leeds, LS8 2QF UK


Andrew, your music is an endless source of joy and energy to me. It is difficult to give some of that in return, but hopefully all these words will encourage you. I wish you all the best.
Henk
haarlem, The Netherlands


From 1976 to this day I have been an a huge Camel fan. Like so many, your music has taken me through the highs and lows of my life, Its always been their.So many songs have so many memories. I wish you all the best and a speedy recovery ,with Love Paul {swindon}
paul
swindon, england


Andy, your music has been such an influence to me. I most sincerely hope you wellbeing.
Juhani
Jyväskylä, Finland


Dear Andy, please use the spirit you have been giving trough your music to others for your self, feel its reflection back from us. Take care!
Remco
Netherlands


I Andreas do not wish you health I have of the illness belonged hopefully become all property it give better musician and Gitarist for me.
Andreas Book
Haren/Ems, Germany


Ich Andreas wünsche Dir Gesundheit Ich habe von der Krankheit gehört hoffentlich wird alles Gut Es gibt kein besseren Musiker und Gitarist für Mich.
Andreas Book
Haren/Ems, Germany


Dear Andy, dear Susan, the least I can do after reading your openhearted message is sending you this little note. I have since long enjoyed your music, listening to your records untill I could dream them and visiting numerous concerts here in the Netherlands (including the Farewell Tour). Camel has played an important role in the development of my musical “taste” and this is the time not only to thank you for this, but also to wish you all the best. Best regards, Ron Sierink
Ron Sierink
Bilthoven, Netherlands


And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
Ali Mazaheri
Toluca Lake, CA USA


THE FIRTS TIME I HEARD YOUR MUSIC I WAS 13 YEARS OLD AND IT WAS IN MY ROOM WHILE MY OLDER BROTHER WAS PLAYING THE “I CAN SEE” LP, SINCE THAT DAY MY HEART WAS MARKED WITH SUCH INCREDIBLE MUSIC, LATER, AND WHEN I EARN MY OWN MONEY I MANAGED TO PURCHASE ALL OF CAMEL RECORDS. MANY YEARS LATER YOU CAME TO MEXICO, NO SO LONG AGO, TO PLAY LIVE AND BOTH MY BROTHER AND I WENT TO SEE YOU, WE BOTH CRY WHEN YOU PLAYED “ICE” & “DRAFTED”. YOUR GUITAR HAS ALWAYS PRODUCE MUSIC STRAIGHT TO THE HEART, NO ONE PLAYS SOUNDS AND MELODIES LIKE YOU PLAY, I AM DEEPLY THANKFULL OF YOUR MUSIC AND SENSITIVITY FOR LIFE. WE ALL HERE WISH YOU THE BEST AND ARE WAITING FOR YOUR NEXT WORK, IT DOES NOT MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES BUT YOU WILL MAKE MANY PEOPLE HAPPY AGAIN, KEEP THE FLAME GOING AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY. SUSAN, THANKS FOR KEEPING US IN THE LOOP ALL THESE YEARS. JOSE M. BLIX MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
Jose M. Blix
Mexico City, Mexico


Andrew, I’ve been living with your music or I should say Magic since I was 15 almost 21 years! I am sure your music has inspired so many others like myself and I can’t thank you enough for that. We are with you all the way, keep rockin. Your fan always, Ali
Ali Mazaheri
Toluca Lake, CA USA


Sending good thoughts, best wishes and hope to you, Andy and Susan. Be careful and enjoy life. Joe
Joe
Bretten, Germany


So many things I want to say, yet so little words I know to write. Take care, Andy and Susan. I’m proud to be huge fan of your music.
Marcel Liefaard
Zuid-Holland,


Sending hope, strong and love to you both Andrew and Susan. And to Andy; get well soon, I miss you and your music. Play “Ice
Wim
Helmond, The Netherlands


Sending Love and Strength your way Susan. x
Jenny
England, UK


Hello Andrew and Susan, Don’t know where to start.Your music has been a part of my life since I first heard Moodmadness in 1977.Ran out and bought every Camel record I could get my hands on. Working in a record chain warehouse proved most helpful with that.(A great job for a 17 year old kid)Was also listening to Strawbs (whom I have since become personal friends with) and Nektar back then and the three of you saw me through virtually my whole life!Sorry to hear of your illness.I travel with my job and work 12 hours a day 7 days a week so I know what it takes to recover when you’re under the weather with a full schedule.Never did get to see you live.Missed you at Nearfest a couple years ago.I believe that’s the closest you’ve came to me.Hopefully you’ll conquer this disorder and I will be able to see you live one time in my life.Until then,health,happiness and a speedy recovery.
Nick Catras
Hamburg, NY USA


As a fan from the very beginning of Camel I wish you Andrew and Susan all the best. Take care and take time to recover. When you feeling better I hope it turns out in a very beautiful album. Thanks for all the great music you have giving us for so many years. Greetings, Theo
Theo Kamps
Nootdorp, Holland


¡¡¡GRACIAS POR TU MUSICA!!! ¡¡¡ANIMO ANDY!!!
CONSTANTINO MARTINEZ
PALMA DE MALLORCA, BALEARES SPAIN


Greetings from Salzburg, Austria! You should know that there’s a very dedicated fan base here in Austria, small but extremely loyal. I, for one, have never heard a guitarsound quite like yours anywhere and you will forever be in my heart for what you’ve given me in the last 30+ years. I will love your wonderful music for the rest of my life. I felt very sad when I read about your situation, Andybut I know for a fact that you will overcome it. Focus on the right things and think optimisticly. AndyI so much admire you! And thank you Susan for all you have done. Take Care! Love/Berndt
Berndt Holzman
Salzburg, Austria


…it was 1979, I was 14 years-old, and a friend of mine lend me a tape(yes, a lot of years ago, we heard tapes)of an unknown band for me, called CAMEL, it was the “I can see..” album….those were the days of radio hits of bands like Police “Regatta de Blanc”, Supertramp “Breakfast in America”, Pink Floyd “The Wall” and some others, but from the moment I heard that tape with that so original cover of an astronaut crucified in space, a new world was opened for me….I fell in love immediately with the album and specially with the feeling that a man could express with his guitar…never before I´ve heard something similar…..I decided to save all of the money for my breakfasts and after some months I owned all of the CAMEL albums, it was very hard, but I turned very proud to have the complete discography and hear all of the albums one time, another time, and another one later, even I remember I learned all of the timings of the tracks…what an absurd thing!!!, but I was only fourteen…….I remember those days as if it were now: your music was with me in the happy days, in the sad days, during all my adolescence, always you´ve had the right song, the right album, for an specific state of my mind….now I´m 42, and your music is always with me, I´ve had the opportunity to see you playing live three times, even I slip in in the backstage of your farewell show in Barcelona (Bikini) after the concert to say you thanks, lot of thanks for made the music of my life, Andy. Really I hope all the best for you, we need your music, we need your albums, we need to have news from you, and we need you recover from this ill and continue painting our lives with your wonderful music. With my sincere love to you. Manuel.
Manuel Pizarro
Barcelona, Spain


Sending Strength, Positive vibes, Love and Hugs to you Andrew, ‘The Wizard of them all’, from the little Hobbit… You are brilliant! xxx
Jenny
England, UK


I can feel your love from here… Thank you so many years of illusion.
Felipe
Spain


Dear Andrew & Susan, best wishes to you both! We keep our fingers crossed for the both of you. May everything turn out for the better in the future!
Halley & Peter
Almere, Holland


Dear Andrew, I hope you will find the inner strength to carry on. Best wishes from Camel fans in Malta and beyond.
Stephen Scicluna
Zurrieq, MALTA


Many are those who appreciate your music and artistry … many are those who have a special place in their hearts for you … many are those who are praying for you during this time … please be encouraged that even though we never know what may be coming our way in life, we can live For Today with the knowledge that we are always the richer when we have friends and family that truly love us … Blessings,Rick
Rick
Four Oaks, NC USA


Dear Andy and Susan happy birthday Andy and we join in our prayers for your health .Go ahead and do not let the force down. ( sorry ,my english is not very well )
Miguel Angel Moreno Zuñiga
LEON , GUANAJUATO MEXICO


dearest Andrew and Susan I wish you all the best and take youre time because you earnd it ,and yes i am still hoping too see you somewhere ,and i have so many music from you so i enyo myself ,close my eyes and dream away ,it is the best medication lots of love for you all xxxxxxxxxxx sonja eenhoorn from the netherlands
sonja eenhoorn
hellevoetsluis, nederland


Dear Andrew, dear Susan, you are both in our prayers. I always remember Andrew’s words to one of my brothers, in an signed copy of ‘Dust and Dreams’, back in… wow!, giving him some encouragement, consolation, and the breath of hope when he was going through hard times. God is always here, helping us, pushing us up in a mysterious, bitter-sweet way. God bless you. Ed, Ana, Ignacio and Guillermo.
Eduardo Segura
Granada, Spain


Dear Andrew and Susan, You ara very lucky to have such a longtime stable relationship with mutual love and support. I’m very sorry to hear about Andrew’s illness and wish you both all the best. Thanks very much for all the beautiful music and lyrics you gave us all these years.
Jos van Herkhuizen
Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands


Dear Andy, dear Susan, I just read your newsletter and was extremely touched by Susan’s words on your situation. I agree from own experience that life has to be lived actively and that health is one of the most precious things (that mostly is not watched until it is affected). Let me wish you all the best and take care! As I can read, you have the best and strongest support in Susan with lots of love and care. Andy, please be egocentric enough to live the way it is best for you (not for all of us). I had the luck to see you with Camel in the early 70’s (snow goose time) and again on your farewell tour. I (egocentrically) would prefer many more Camel studio recordings from youwith larger time in between to take care of your healththan one tour that could damage too much. I thank you for more than 35 years of music and pleasure, and I wish you all the luck and all the health in the world! Just go on!
Rainer Albrecht
Menden, Germany


Andrew, I am a “music head” and must say that my musical tastes were highly influenced from Camel and Old Genesis. The music you put out is a thinking person’s music with many journeys through each tune. I wish you the best! Like your music, you have yet another journey. Your will and determination will carry you through! I look forward to more music and tours from you and Camel. If I need to travel to England to see one of your mini-tours, I will.
Jim May
Baltimore , MD USA


Dear Andy and Susan! First of all: Congratulations and huge thank you for the work, you have made. Still I´m waiting new music, you are producing. Now I´m praying for you. I really hope that you could live good life as healthy and wealthy as possible. You have given so much to your audience. Hope that God could bless you and give you peace of mind and happiness. Greetings from Tarvo Laakso and family, which is still singing Rhayader. (do you still remember the CD with fragmented photo…)
Tarvo Laakso
Finland, Europe


Dear Andy. It’s especially in this moments that one realizes just how many friends one has. All over the world Camel fans are wishing you all the best. Sure this is a hard and unpleasant moment, but none the less, one you’ll once again overcome, I’m sure of it. Just get back “on your feet” again, even if it means no more recordings. Knowing you’re still around makes us all happy! All the best. Pedro
Pedro Amaral
Tavira, Portugal


AndyI think YOU said it best….”Man is born with the will to survive, He’ll not take no for an answer. He will get by, somehow he’ll try, He won’t take no, never let go, no…” Susan’s right, we have one life to live, so thanks for making all of ours better with your music. Happy belated b-day and get well soon. Cheers!
Dink
Frederick, MD USA


Dear Andrew & Susan, I wish you all the best. A prosperous health is dear to us all and many times we forget that which matters most. The strength to continue and not experience life as a burden, but a gift is truly a blessing. You both have obviously been blessed. And you will continue to be so since the positve message you clearly display is a shining example to us all. All that and music too. Bless you. Norbert
Norbert
USA


I am sorry to hear of your medical dramas.Much love (transworld) for you (Andrew) and your closest and dearest. As a long time fan,I will continue to let people, in the “Land of OZ”, know about your wonderful music.
Michael McCaughey
Tuckurimba, NSW Australia


Hello dear Andy, take care and courage! I don’t imagine my life, mai real intime life, my depest moments without your divine music. Thank you, you deserve more and I am sure we shall going through this. All the best to you and to Susan, I hope see you sometime in Romania!
cristian geambasu
Bucharest, Romania


Andrew, Through the years your music has helped me through the bad times, and made the good times even better. It’s time now for us to somehow help you through your bad times, and we will. And Susan, we’re there for you too. Take care, and don’t rush anything! Bob
Bob Humphrey
Upminster, Essex England


Andy, I’m so sorry to hear about your continuing health problems. Like everyone else, I want to offer my support to you and your family and tell you how great your music is. I hope we fans get the opportunity to see you in concert again, but don’t push yourself if you aren’t up to it! We all understand. If at all possible, release more music as it is a way that we can continue to support you and express our love for all things Camel. All my best wishes to you.
Richard Fox
Cincinnati, OH USA


Hi Andy, I hope one time You will give us new feelings and emotions with Your excellent music, I hope so. I´am an old fan since the beginning of the band and my 17 years old son follows me and we all love it so much and all the fans in Germany hope and wait for new signs from “Camel”. I wish You all the best . See the light my musician friend Horst from Germany
Horst-Werner Riedel
Rösrath, Germany


Get fixed mate, the world needs your music
Rob Blues
bradley, england


Chin up Andy old boy! So sorry to hear of your health problems, Many thanks,over and over again for all the pleasure your music has bought over the years..and the years to come. An bunch of e grapes on its way..xx.
Anthony Coote
Kent, uk


Happy Birthday dear friend. I’m a long time Camel fan (since second album). I hope that you and your wonderful music come back soon to give new emotions. All the best to you and your lovely Susan.
Roberto Vanali
Savona, Italy


Dear Andrew, all the best for you. Most of the words in Susan’s letter are so nice that I will try to turn things slower and take time to live that way.
Pere Noguera
Barcelona, BA Catalunya


It is so wonderful to read the letters in this guestbook from people from all (!) over the world. Andy, having these friends you are the richest man in the world! Your music brought so much joy to all of us. I always have The Snow Goose with me, wherever I go and this would be the one record, I would take with me to a lonely island. Hope to see and hear you again! All the best to you and Susan.
Juergen
Hamburg, Germany


Hi Andy. Take care. Looking forward to hear some great music from Camel again soon. Hope you and your family had a nice birthday May 17. //mats d. Sweden
Mats Dahlin
Linkoping, Sweden


Andy Your positive music has inspired many, so I really hope that the positive messages you will get will inspire you. Take care and every good wish to you and Susan David
David Pearson
Mexborough, UK


AndyYour music has been a part of my life and my family’s for over 30 years (I was literally raised on Camel’s music). Happy Birthday to you, and to many, many more.
Dave
McMinnville, OR USA


Andy. Best wishes for your birthday on 17thhit the big 60 myself the day after! Have enjoyed everything you have ever done from the very firstwatching gigs around Bucks and Berks before things really started happening. Look forward to more from you for many years to come at the pace you want. Hope you can get some time to perform a bit now you are back home as well. There is no place like homewelcome back!
Richard Carpenter
Preston, England


Andy. My heart is full of hope! You gave us, in Brasil, magical and unfforgatable moments. Say “I love you” for you is easy, because you touch our hearts with your music and sensibility. You gave me your guitar “palheta” and sign my Rajaz cd with words: “All the best”! FOR YOU TOO. Rinaldo.
Rinaldo Coutinho
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil


Andy, have been a fan since hearing “Lunar Sea” used by the BBC for a piece on glidingwrote to them to find out what it was and have been hooked ever since. Many thanks for the fantastic music over the years and am hoping for more to follow, even if it is at a slower pace. VERY best wishes.
Dave Porter
London, England


HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ANDY , I’M A LONG TIME CAMEL FAN AND I HOPE THAT YOU COME BACK IN TOUR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR GIVE US YOUR WONDERFUL MUSIC AND EMOTIONS. THINK EVER POSITIVE!
PAOLO COSSO
GENOVA, ITALY


Again, I forgot something… Thanks so much Susan for let us know. Your letter is so deeply moving. Ah, and FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS, Andrew!!
Pedro Salinas
Vigo (Galicia), Spain


Hi Andy- Happy Birthday. I have enjoyed your music for many years. The first time I saw Camel was opening for Blue Oyster Cult at the Academy of Music on New Years Eve 1974. The other band on the bill was Carmen. I look forward to hearing your new music and seeing you in concert again. Cheers to all the good years to come.
Bob Falk
Hohenfels, Germany


Dear Andrew, on september 22nd, 2000, you were in Barcelona playing your music in a venue called Bikini. I don’t know if you may recall it. For me it’s at the present absolutely alive in my heart. It was a stunning, wonderful and very emocional experience for me. I can barely decribe what I felt that night. It was one of the most intense concerts I’ve ever attended to. Whenever I looked at your face while you were making the world a much better and magical place to stay, I had a feeling then and thought YOU were the MUSIC, the music you were playing, the sounds of your guitar and your beautiful warm voice. I’m a fan of rock’n’roll, and I swear I’ve never, NEVER seen a human being playing guitar the way you do, Andrew. I just wanted to tell you how your music has made me a more sensitive person since I hear it for the first time from the days of “Rain Dances” or “The Single Factor” until now. I love you, my dear friend, and I wish you the best forever. Keep on rockin’! (Sorry for dobleposting, I forget to include my e-mail address on the first entry.)
Pedro Salinas
Vigo (Galicia), Spain


Dear Andrew, on september 22, 2000, you were in Barcelona playing your music in a venue call Bikini. I don’t know if you may recall it. For me it is at the present absolutely alive in my heart. It was a stunning, wonderful and very emocional experience for me. I can barely decribe what I felt that night. It was one of the most intense concerts I’ve ever attended to. Whenever I looked at your face while you were making the world a much better and magical place to stay, I had a feeling and thought YOU were the MUSIC, the music you were playing, the sounds of your guitar and your beautiful warm voice. I’m a fan of rock’n’roll, and I swear I’ve never, NEVER seen a human being playing guitar the way you do, Andrew. I just wanted to tell you how your music has made me a more sensitive person since I hear it for the first time from the days of “Rain Dances” or “The Single Factor” until now. I love you, my dear friend, and I wish you the best forever. Keep on rockin’!
Pedro Salinas
Vigo (Galicia), Spain


Andy,your music has been with me for most of my life, through good times and bad. You should be so proud of what you have given and achieved. Thank you so much, long may you continue to play from the heart, Glyn.
Glyn Robinson
Liverpool, UK


Pleased to see your are back in the UK. Sorry you are not as well as you would like to be but hope that you can continue to produce such exquisite music. I have had the pleasure in seeing you live 3 times including the final concert in Sheffield, an unforgettable experience. Any assistance I can offer in a professional capacity relating to the new home will be an absolute pleasure. Best wishes Duncan
Duncan Clarke
Chesterfield , Derbyshire UK


Hello, Andy. Your music is loved in Belarus. Camel is my favorite group. Your music is fantastic! Happy birthday! Andrey Buneev.
Yankeppey
Minsk, Belarus


Andy, your music has always been a constant source of inspiration thru my whole life. I know you know that every prove we have to face in our life and the pain we must suffer can be trasformed in new strenght for us and our dear ones. and I’m sure you’ll do it. Love, your friend Mario.
mario bianchi
rome, italy


Andy, for decades your music has gone straight to the heart of many many people. Use this power to get back on your feet. And dont forget, your not alone: Your fans in the distance and the beloved persons close to you!
Grant Hedke
Langen, Germany


Hi Andy, great to have you back in Blighty. Looking forward to more great music from you and the guys. Take care; and a belated happy birthday.
Trevor & Gloria Holmes
Frinton on Sea, Essex UK


Hello Andy, I keep a great souvenir of your performance in Brussel in 1997 at the Theatre 140. Best wishes to you and I hope to read good news about you and Camel. Bye, Luciano
Luciano
La Croix, Switzerland


I wanted to say thank you for all the times your music has uplifted me. You are in my prayers.
Peter
London, UK


Dear Andrew, since I´ve met you very long ago at a concert in Berlin(W) and afterwards being proud to be part in a concert in the “Harmonie”, Bonn, I will never forget your power and your inspiration. All that your music can give while listening to CD or old fashioned Long Play may now return to you and give you the power that it gives to me. In your words I want to say “never let go”. Perhaps I will listen to “Lady Fantasy” or have some songs of NUDE. All best wishes for your birthday and I hope you feel well, reading these words. Yours Peter Büsgen, Bonn/Germany.
Peter Büsgen
Bornheim, NRW Deutschland


Dear Andy, I wish you the very best with your health as well as your music. I say NEVER LET GO! By the way, being a guitar teacher myself I’d like to inform you that on the 22nd of june I will have a student concert and we are going to play all of the first Camel album, and we’re having a blast with it! We have 15 year old kids playing your wonderfull music…. Thank you for everything and what’s yet to come.
Jos Durkstra
Zwolle, Netherlands


Dear Andy and Susan, All the best to both of you. And many thanks for the music you and all the bandmates gave us. And a belated Happy Birthday, of course!
OS
USA


Andy and Susan…I too am sorry to hear this news my best wishes go out to you both.I feel part of the camel family since the age of 13.Iam now nearly 47 and still listen to all the camel albums.I also was in a band age 18 that played our own stuff plus 2 camel covers and loved every minute of it.Chill out Andrew and if you require help for a new album ask the fans to send in some stuff, I am sure that a large majority of camel fans are musicians and would be only glad to help out.
eric poynter
livingston, scotland


I first came across Camel on a Stackridge tour many moons ago and the music has been in my heart ever since! I have seen them on every possible occasion including that memorable night at the Astoria in London on the Farewell tour.I was also lucky enough to spend an afternoon with Andy at friends house in Surrey discussing Camel for an article in Pipeline magazine.I wish you well and pray that we not only get some new music but also the chance to see you play live on stage again.
Bob Stroud
Stratford on Avon, England


Hi Andy. Please don’t be bothered with touring and making a new album. You have already done enough for the world of music and spirituality. Do concentrate on your health and recovery. Me and my company from Tuzla, Bosnia, support your work and wish you all the best. Thank you very much for Six Ate, Supertwister, Chord Change, Skylines, Docks, Beached …
Adnan Jahic
Bosnia, USA


Susan, Andrew: All the best for your future, may you both keep the Rhythm of the Camel going for many years! I’ll follow.
Marcel
Best, Netherlands


Good morning Andrew & Susan I was so sorry to hear about your current health difficulties. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the music that has shaped my own life. You have provided inspiration to me for as long as I can remember. I am a song writer myself. Your unique talent and vision has provided me with endless sources of uplifting influences that has effected me since I was a young man back in the mid seventies. May I wish you all happiness as you commence this new stage in your lives.My thoughts and hopes are with you through this difficult time. Thank you again for all you have given me and many, many others, Loads of love & deepest respect, Peter Boulton
Peter Boulton
Coulsdon, SY UK


Dear Andy: I continue hearing and feeling the sweet musical vibrations that Camel and you send us. I only wish the best for you, and I hope to see you soon in Andalucía/Spain. We love you like musician and also like person.
Manuel Zamarrón San Pablo
La Cala del Moral, Málaga Spain


I have been a Camel fan for 35 years and have enjoyed every minute of it ( including the privilage of attending many gigs ) I guess I could say I have been through your ups and downs with you !! Keep positive Andy chill out and enjoy life and if you do not feel like writing then bloodywell dont, lets face it you have already produced one hell of a back catalogue !! Finally if things are getting too much and you fancy a chill out few weeks in France this summer you are welcome to use my cottage in the loire valley for a few weeks and enjoy the chilled out french way of life!!
steve brown
cheshire, uk


Dear Andrew and family I have been following Camel for more than 25 years (and I am 43). Actualy, I had the opportunity of being in 4 concerts (1981 with the Nude tour which was the first time I attended a concert,1992 with Dust and Dreams, 2000 with Rajaz and 2003 with the Farewell tour) and have always being proud of this. I have always valued the musical quality but overall the great personality and human values of you and all the band members. Now that health is not in the perfect way I would like to send you an encouragement message because a person like you has to live longer and continue offering both musical and personal values. I wish you all the best
Rafael Rebate Rey
Madrid, Spain


Dear Andy. All my support and my best wishes for you. Even if I don’t know you, I’m sure you’re even best person than musician, and if we take in count that you’re an extraordinary musician… HugLaurent (http://www.myspace.com/chartonziegler)
Laurent Charton
Madrid, Spain


Hi, I collect and love ‘Camel’ since 1978. I’m sure you’ll be fine soon. You’re strong enough. With love … Babis
Babis Trihos
Athens, Greece


Hi Andy, very sad news that you are suffering a little at this time. I’m sure that everyone wishes you best wishes for the future and hope that, when you feel up to it, you can give us more music that will enrich our lives as you have in the past. Good luck mate!
Jez Rowden
Swansea, UK


Te queremos Andy!!! We love you Andy!!!
Alex Cabanillas
Azuaga, Badajoz Spain


Dear Andy, we love you and your music, recover well, enjoy life as much as you can! Looking forward to the new record, friend. Fernando
Fernando
Anzio, ITALY


Dear Andy, I wish you all the best for the future! You have given me so many precious hours during my live with your music, thanks for that!
Hans Koster
Boskoop, Holland


Hi Andy, I can’t explain how much your music has meant to me over the last couple of decades and how often you have caused shivers on my spine. Seeing you live on numerous occasions just brought a smile on my face. I hope these words of support will help you in these days. Keep things under control and thanks for all this beautiful and inspiring music! Take care Marc
Marc Willemsen
Selfkant, Germany


Andy, my prayers are with you. Get back soon.
Cengiz VARLIK
Istanbul, TURKEY


Andy, your music has meant so much to me over the years. I became a Camel fan with the Snowgoose release. You have few equals as an artist, and your abilities are second to none. Thank you for all the joy you have brought me through the years. I’m hoping us fans get another Camel release soon!! You & Susan will be in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you all the best from across the pond, Randy
Randy Wheelock
Cullman, Al USA


Through your music you have made a difference in people’s lives, given them thoughts and feelings they have enjoyed. You have been an inspiration and we are all sending you energy and support. And think carefully about touring, remember the lyrics to “Who We Are”. From Tony Attwood in Australia
Tony Attwood
Brisbane, Australia


Andy, I want you to know, that I know that God lives and loves each of us more than we well ever know. He has given each of us tallents and gifts to inspire, uplift and help one anouther. By reading some of these comments, you Andy have been given an incredible gift not only as a musician but as a song writer and artist who has truelly tuched my life. I first herd of Camel on a import hour radio show in the late 70’s. I was already into prog but hearing Camel has added to my love of this incedible and awsome music that has changed my life more than you well ever know. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this diffict time in your life
Todd Jueschke
ontario, ca USA


Dear Andy, I discovered your music when I was 17 and I’ve been a huge fan since then, now I’m 32. I just want to tell you that you have moved so many people with your adventurous and inspired songwriting and your passionate playing. Get well soon.
Victor Josue Salazar Z.
Lima, Lima Peru


When i was only a young boy,i was spending my few coins in all the classical heavy stuff of the 70´s and 80´s like van halen,ac/dc,…some day i found in a local store a vinyl record with a very strange cover(for me),the name of the band was “camel” and the name of the record was nude,so i took the risk to xplore new directions in my musical acknowledgment. So,i don´t have so many words to describe what happen when i heard this beautiful entire piece of music,the result:changing my life,so then became all the investigation that take place when someone´s discover something,so i heard pink floyd,king crimson….but nobody had the same feeling that i found in this vinyl record and more later became “stationary traveller” one of the most beautiful things that i´ve ever heard in my life. I don´t want to bore you Andy but i just wanna say something more,when i was a child i was in a critical situation of health during my first fifteeen days,god save me and gave me the opportunity of enjoy so many precious things in my life. “your music is one of them” and makes me worth this few but very valiuos coins that i paid for this vinyl record. You had to keep fighting to make the diference in another´s Juan Vega´s life´s like me. God bless you Andy and take care of yourself. sincerely Juan Antonio Vega Cuevas
Juan Antonio Vega Cuevas
Tampico, Tams. México


As a amateur musician and longtime supporter (since Mirage),the only comment to make is “Keep doing the activities that define you in this life until the end”. I was saddened to hear about Andy’s health condition, I only hope that he enjoys to the max. the time remaining (advice I give myself on a constant basis). Take Care. A longtime Camel friend, Bret Edwards
Bret Edwards
San Diego, Ca USA


Dear Andrew , Over the past 35 years , I have connected to your work so much that you and Camel have always been a part of my Top Three Trilogy with regard to music . The other two happen to be Pink Floyd and Alan Parsons. You have been the consistent driving force for Camel and the real thread that has led to this longevity . I own a copy of most everything produced and listen and learn and grow with you everyday . I’m sorry to know that you have had more health concerns . I really hope that you are able to continue to work and produce such great concepts and arrangements. All of my life I wanted to see and meet you and see and meet Camel . A friend of mine and I came real close a couple of years ago when you were scheduled for Atlanta . Unfortunately , the show was cancelled due to illness and we were unable . Andrew , I have spent many years in the radio and production industry , I have met many , many great recording artists , watched their shows and enjoyed their stories . Inspite of all this , my experiences will be very incomplete if I never have an opportunity to see Camel , personally meet you , shake your hand and say ” thanks you so much for everything you have done” . I hope that you fight the strong fight and that you will be able to continue on producing and doing a few shows . It might be more healing than draining . I don’t know a single Camel fan that would not come to you if you were not able to tour the world . Set up something locally that would be easy on you , ask us all and we will come , I believe this . You’ve done your share of travels , now let us . I’ll help you in any way I can . You have helped me and don’t even know it . God Bless you Andrew . Sincerely , Howard Seaton ( howseamed@cox.net ) Pensacola , Fl.
Howard Seaton
Pensacola, Fl. USA


DEAR ANDY AND SUSAN, CREIO QUE ESSA DOENÇA LOGO IRÁ EMBORA POIS VOCE É UMA PESSOA MUITO ESPECIAL NAS NOSSAS VIDAS .PESSOAS COMO VOCE VIERAM PARA NOS DAR ALEGRIA E CONFORTO.cONHECEMOS VOCE ESCUTANDO RAJAZ, DEPOIS FOI HARBOUR OF TEARS ONDE CHORAMOS MUITO , DAÍ PARA FRENTE ADQUIRIMOS TODOS OS SEUS DISCOS NOVOS OU ANTIGOS.AMIGO ESTAMOS TORCENDO POR VOCE FIQUE BOM OQUANTO ANTES.
JOSEPH SABBAGH AND CLEUSA SABBAGH
BLUMENAU, SC BRASIL


Andy: You just make a diference on my life, after i have on my hands the first Camel vinyl L.P.(mirage);I just coudn’t stop my apetite for your creations. In mexico you have thousands of Fans,like me. I meet you on 2000 on San Francisco; That along whit the experience to meet The Saint Pope on 1979 (johannes Paulus II) have beeing the most beautiful things have happen to mee. We were chating and laughing for more than two hours till the security told to all of ours to leave. You inspired to me to encourage my family to enjoy the creative music, and now i have a future singer (my 12 years old daughter) and she is one of your gratest fans too… It’s hard for me to talk on english, but if i have to say something to you it will be always: YOU ARE OUR INSPIRATION…. WE LOVE YOU ALWAYS. TE QUEREMOS, NO NOS OLVIDES Y ESCRIBENOS AUNQUE SEA UN POCO…. NECESITAMOS SIEMPRE DE TU ESPIRITU… SALUDOS DE PARTE DE TODOS LOS MEXICANOS……
ANTONIO E CAMPOS
SACRAMENTO, CA USA


Andy, I have been a Camel fan since the early 70’s and you have given me so much pleasure through your music. Now it is time for me to give something back to you. You can heal yourself from this disease. However, drugs and the usual medical route are not the answer. I had a good friend diagnosed with terminal cancer a few years ago and his doctors had given up on him and sent him home to die. It was then, as if by an act of God, that someone told him about the Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida. He went there for three weeks and learned about the diet and lifestyle changes that would heal his body. After 3 weeks he went home and was determined to heal himself. After 6 months he returned to his doctor who was amazed that he was still alive. Upon examination, his doctor found that his tumour had shrunk to less than 1/4 of what it was. He told him “to keep doing whatever it was he was doing”. Today he is 100% cancer free and enjoying life like never before. He is devoted to the Hippocrates diet and lifestyle because he knows that will keep his body and immune system strong and he no longer fears cancer or any chronic disease. Andy, I urge your to check out the Hippocrates Institute. Their website is http://www.hippocratesinst.com/ Call Brian Clement to discuss your illness and what they can do for you. Only Mother Nature can heal the human body. Toxic drugs never can. They only temporarily mask the symptoms and continue to poison the body and weaken the immune system. I hope you at least investigate what they have to offer. What can you loose? I want to hear more music from Andy Latimer someday. Best Regards, Jeff
Jeff Ferguson
Mississauga, Ontario Canada


Andy, I feel like I owe you so much…. the joy you’ve brought to meand dozens of my friendsthrough your music is beyond words! I’ve been able to answer that “favorite band” question whenever it has arisen over these last 28 years without a moment’s hesitation with “Camel”. I wish I could begin to return what I feel I owe; best wishes, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
Mike Carlson
Nashville, TN USA


Dear Andy-Your music is truly magical. The first release I heard from Camel was Mirage and its wonderful sound sent me to a much better world. Your music is surely special and always takes me to a better place. I wish you the best. Take care of yourself and don’t worry if you can’t tour. Your health is much more important. An album would be great though, but even if this is too much you already left us fans with an abundance of beautiful music that will give us a lifetimes listening pleasure. Thanks Andy! Paul from New Jersey.
Paul Grace
Florham Park, NJ USA


Dear Andrew, When I was 16 years old, I had told my Dad that I wanted a Caravan album for Christmas. Instead of him buying me a Caravan album, he bought me a Camel album. This was in 1974, so the album was Mirage. I went to my record player in my room and put my headphones on to listen to it. I loved it and played it over and over. Camel was my favorite band from that day on. That was 33 years ago and I finally got to see you in person with my son at Nearfest in 2003. Your music has always been a part of my life, through the good and bad times. Camel has touched my heart and soul for all these years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Susan at this time. I know that you will overcome this illness and be back at what you do best, creating your heartfelt music. Best wishes! John Castiglia
John Castiglia
Harrisburg, PA USA


Andrew, I just took my little dog out for a walk at the local baseball fields. He gets himself distanced from me intentionally, then pretends to be dismayed we’re apart, and looks around for me: I whistle, and he speeds to me (it’s a game of ours). Today it was about a hundred yards, just flat-out dashing no SebCoe ever dreamed. An onlooker said, “Gee, he must love you?” I said, “Nah, he loves life; I’m just another figure on the horizon…!” Myelofibrosis and that other fancy-pack are just words, and take it from this smithy, anyone blowing any word over four syllables must be a dissembler. It’s just that some of us who fancy the mutlisyllabic try to dissemble just a bit LESS than others! Great good cheer! Love life the way you’ve given yours to us!
Mike
Baton Rouge, LA USA


Hi, Andy and Susan, Camel has been part of a life and many moments that I have shared with my wife and many friends. Your music has given us many moments of happiness, since the first time we listened to Mirage, The Snow Goose, etc, back in the seventies. In those years, it was very difficult to get your records. They werenot sold in stores. We had a friend that brougth from the U.S. or Europe, and that´s how we got them. Thank you for all the great music. I wish you and Susan all the best. Heberto
Heberto Balmori
Mexico City, Mexico


Best wishes for a positive outcome to your challenges. Your music has filled many hours in my car and home for three decades now and I thank you for that. Regards, Frank
Frank
sussex, NJ USA


Saddened to hear of your health problems. This takes me back many years, but I bought Snow Goose in the bargain bin of a local department store in the 70’sI had never really heard of Camel at that point, but the album caught my eye (and it was cheap)! It quickly became and remains one of my favourite albums and I have been a Camel fan ever since. No other artist/band in my music collection can claim such a rich catalogue of music that continues to move me when I listen to itboth the newer material and the back catalogue. I never tire of listening to Summer Lightning, Ice, Lies, For Todaythe list goes on…. Wishing you all the best with your health so the Camel musical journey can continuelook forward to the next Camel release.
Wayne
Australia, USA


Dear Andy & Susan, Just a quick message to pass on best wishes from Ant and myself to both of you. We must catch up soon. Don’t forget that I still owe you that pint in the Windmill! Jonathan
Jonathan Dann
Billericay, Essex UK


Andy, Thanks for all the music. I am very glad I got to see you play at both of the NYC shows at the Bottom Line a few years back. You & the band were excellent! Thank you for taking the time to personally sign the CD’s I have bought from you in the past. It meant alot. I look forward to hearing more music from you in the future with your unique & wonderful guitar tone. Stay Strong & take care Dan
Dan Rehm
Bristol, CT USA


I still remember as one of the most incredibles concert I saw the Rajaz Tour back in april 01 in Santiago. It was a dream come true to see you finally alive. Is very sad for me read about your health problems. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I get married a couple of month ago, and your music, was a very important part of the wedding party. With my wife we used the beautifull Moondmadness “the spirit of water” as the main theme of our party. I don’t have enough words to say ways your music has inspired me since over 20 years. MUCHAS GRACIAS! BTW happy birthday!!!
Cristián Pulido
Santiago, Chile


Hi Andy, Hi Susan! Welcome back to the UK. I am truly sorry to hear of your illness Andy but I am sure you will be strong enough to fight it, especially with the support you have from Susan. We are all rooting for you. I remember buying the first Camel Album after hearing just one track from it on the Old Grey Whistle Test. That track was of course Never Let Go. The lyrics were, and are, truly inspiring as is the case with every song that Camel has ever created. Your music has touched the hearts of countless numbers of fans worldwide and I am sure will continue to do so for many years to come. It really would be great to hear some new songs from Camel in the future, but, of course your health must take priority. So maybe for a while you should take time to just enjoy the “Simple Pleasures” in life. Take care Andy and remember, Never Let Go.
Paul Ryland
YEOVIL, England


Hi Andy!Think of you all the time,how you feel.You are like a family.I told to all my friends that you are going not so well,just like someone from my family.My thoughts are with you as well as my heart.Please G-d give Andy a strenght!I just can’t explain in words what I feel…
Avraham koloyarski
TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL


Hi Andy, I’m a big fan of Camel, since Harbour of tears, and I’ve seen you one time at the Elysee Montmartre in Paris, and I’m devastated by the bad news about your health. My deepest prayers and thought of encouragement are with you. Fight against that terrible thing, you’re strongest than this…you’re one of the most powerful and delicate guitarist I’ve ever heard, and you make music that makes me fligh higher…come on…fight ! All the best Franck
Franck Bizouard
USA


Hej Andy and Susan from Sweden! I’ve been a loyal Camel fan since I heard ‘I can see your house from here’ in 1979. Since then my life has been complete. I so much admire you Andy for all that gorgeous music you have written. You mean SO much to me and your tunes has been a guiding light since I discovered Camel. I’ve seen you in concert a few times as well and those shows were easily among the biggest events in my whole life. You are a top guitarist and composer and absolutely the finest musician out there. Thank you for all you have given me and all your ever loyal fans around the world! Take a look below to see just how many hearts you have touched with your guitar, Andy. I am forever in love with your passionate music! Think positively! You are truly unique and special! Oh, and Happy Birthday (a bit late here, I know)! Best wishes to you and Susan/ Love……..Martin
Martin Carlsson
Uppsala, Sweden


Hi Andy, i live a small city in Brasil. Its nearby Cataguases, do you remember whem you came to show us The Camel? Unfortunately i cound”nt see you in spite hear you since young. So i ask you to give me another change please!
Vicente Marteleto
Barbacena, MG Brasil


Camel’s music has really touched my soul over the years and Susan’s comments about hearing a blackbird sing or feeling the gentle touch of the breeze are, for me, the essence of why your music affects me in that way. Thank you for that Andy and all the best. Never let go!
Joe Donnelly
Scotland, USA


Dear Andrew and Susan, Thank you for the update. Sorry to hear of Andrew’s health problems. Camel’s music has been an inspiration to so many people over the years and I would simply like to thank Andrew and wish him all the best for the future.
Eric Marshall
Gourock, Scotland


Well Bloody hell mate! What an incredible declaration of love and loyalty this guest book is…you must be so proud!! There are people on hear with a far more eloquent way with words than I, so I’d just like to say that God only knows how much pleasure and meaning that Camel and your music have meant to me over the last 33 years or so. I have been lucky enough to spend a good few hours in your company, and also got to have seen Camel perform in every line up. Get the strength to keep delivering the goods Andy, but take all the time you need. With very best wishes to Susan and yourself, Peter Thomas.
peter thomas
Newport, South Wales, UK


Dear Andrew—- you have fuelled my heart and soul with such beautiful and inspiring music for many years. I have grown with Camel from the 70s and have travelled this great and wondrous journey through all the happy and sad times. My only wish now is that you regain full strength and well being, you deserve the best, after all you have always given your best to us. Thank you for the years, and may the future be bright and healthy for you. You are so very dearly loved and appreciated. Love and peace. Sharon. Sheffield, UK
Sharon Cawthorne
Sheffield, UK


HAVING BEEN GIVEN SO MUCH BY YOU ANDY IT IS ONLY FITTING THAT I SHOULD, IN SOME SMALL WAY, TRY TO RETURN THE FAVOUR. THE GLASS IS ALWAYS FULL, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND WE LOOK FORWARD AS ALWAYS TO THE NEXT PAGE IN THE BOOK WHICH IS YOUR LIFE AS IT AFFECTS US ALL. I RECENTLY VISITED COBH HARBOUR AND THOUGHT OF YOU AND THE BEAUTY OF THE MUSIC YOU CREATED WHICH MATCHES THE SPIRIT OF THE PLACE PERFECTLY. LONG MAY YOU TAKE US TO THESE PLACES AND BEYOND ANDY AS YOU HAVE DONE FOR MOST OF MY LIFE. WE LOVE YOU!
DUNCAN SHAW
HALIFAX, WEST YORKSHIRE ENGLAND


Dear Mr. Latimer, only a short Mail from me, because of my bad english, but very very hearty! First I´m glad to hear from Camel and then I was really shocked to hear about your health. I´ve wrote you few times, that I share your fantastic music every day. Often your music help me to get over crises in my life. By this way you are often in my thoughts, because I can not understand how to make such a beautiful music. Now I will think of your in another way and try to send you a little power form me. May be I can give you something back, you have given to me. Thanks for that. All the best! Magnus
Magnus Hornung
Oberursel, Hessen Germany


when I read the news, I listened to ICE. then when I was cool enough I listened to Rhyder. Yes, the glass is more tg even more music. Long live Andi, Long live music! By the way, happy birth day.
Behrang Ajam
Tehran, TH Iran


Hi Andy, We’ve never met but I feel like I know you through your music which has never failed to captivate me. I saw you last at the last Astoria show and recall that you were a bit under the weather there but the show was super. If you have the power to conjure up those soaring melodies then I feel certain you have the positive energy within you to continue to combat this thing that Susan describes. I’ve always been able to count on your music through the passing years and wish you and Susan well with this next chapter. Take your time, mate and be happy and if you’re pitching up anywhere near me , get in touch. Love Simon “Glorfindel*” Anderson (* ….the other White Rider …)
Simon A
Rudgwick, W Sussex, UK


oh my god can you believe the response? it is very clear that you have touch the lives of countless people all over the world with your music, including myself. with such an outpouring of love anything is possible. you must know that we all care about you and wish you the best.
mitch stuve
hughson, ca USA


Happy Birthday Andrew, Yuor fight is not one to make alone. We send our strength and love to you .Your music ,and the beautiful things about everyday living, will help keep you strong. Peace and Happiness to you, Jenny and Lee
Jenny and Lee Tennyson
Kings Mountain, NC USA


Hi Andrew and Susan, thanks for your messagewe’d indeed been worrying about your health for quite some time. The wise words in your email mean a lot. And hey: won’t it be a great idea to spend your energy on staying safe & sound and making music ‘at home’ (yes, I do mean ‘gigs in your back yard’ from time to time) instead of on exhausting touring? My wife and I would love to come over some dayas I’m sure many fans will! Hang on, thanks for the truly great music!! Lots of love, Leonard
Leonard
Dieren, NL Netherlands


Hi Andrew Belated birthday greetings. It was with great sorrow that I read the recent letter via SusanI have been a Camel fan since the release of Mirage gGod knows how many years ago. Good health is one of the most important things we can have and pregressive illnesses are a true evil. Surely the most important thing in life is to be as happy as you can and also to make those around youfamily and friends etcas happy as you can. Through your music you have brought happiness to many millions of people over the last couple of decadessomething most people could never do. That is a feat to be truly proud ofkeep fighting and good luck in wherever life may take you in the futureI shall treasure my Camel albums for many years to come
Tony Slinger
Bristol, UK


Hi Andy, Enough of this talk of illness ! We NEED another album and a mini-tour please, so get off your arse and pick up the Les Paul. You have been away too long Mate ! Hope this message cheered you up Andy. All The Best, Paul
Paul
West Midlands, England


Mr. Latimer, I hope you recover your physical strenght to enjoy life the best way. Thank you and your old budies for the music you gave to us. I’m listening right now to “A Live Record” remastered and the beauty of your music is perennial. You and Ms. Hoover will be in my prayers.
Alexandre Machado
Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil


DEAR MR,ANDREW DESPITE THAT I AM 31 BUT THERE IS ONE THING I LEARNED FROM LIFE ALL THE GOOD IS THE SAME AS WELL AS THE BAD BUT IT CAME WITH DIFFERENT REFLECTIONS SO WHEN I DECIDED TO BUILD MY OWN WORLD ( WITH ALL THE GOOD THINGS ) TO BE SELECTED YOUR MUSIC WILL BE A PART OF IT YOU KNOW WHY!!, I STILL REMEMBER THE DAY I THINK IT WAS IN THE YEAR 1987 WHEN I FOUND A TREASURE IN MY BIG BROTHER ROOM WHICH WAS A SET OF YOUR ALBUMS IN FACT IT WAS LIKE A NEW WORLD I DISCOVER,AND SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN STUCK IN THAT WORLD AND IF YOU ALLOW ME HOW LUCKY I AM . I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE THANK YOU, AS LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY HOW MANY BREATH WE TAKE BUT WITH THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATHE AWAY AND YOU DID SO WITH ALL THE MUSIC YOU LET US LIVE A 1000 LIFES,YOU LET US BE LIKE A STATIONARY TRAVELLER WHEN WE LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC AND AFTER WORDS I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN BOTH PERSONAL AND PRFESSIONAL MATTERS YOU ALREADY GAVE US A LOT AND I WISH THAT YOU GIVE US MORE SOON LIKE HAVING A VISIT HERE IN OUR COUNTRY WHERE YOU HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF FANS EVEN IF IT IS NOT IN YOU SCHEDULE BUT I FEEL THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT IT WOULD BE A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU WITH US WHETHER IF IT IS RAIN OR SHINE IT IS NOT A MATTER OF SELFESHNESS BUT RATHER SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST WISH YOU SPEEDY RECOVERY AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL THE TIME TO PROTECT YOU ,HOLD ON IT IS ALL IN THE HANDS OF GOD AND YOU ARE A GOOD MAN INDDED. SORRY MY WORDS ARE TOO WEAK FOR THAT SITUATION I WISH THAT SOON YOU WILL WRITE TO ME YOURSELF. THANKS FOR EVERY MOMENT YOU DEVOTED FOR US . DEAR, SUSAN TAKE GOOD CARE OF OUR INSPIRATION AND OF YOURSELF. PERHAPS WE RECEIVE GREAT NEWS FROM YOU SOON .
ALI
CAIRO, EGYPT


Andy, for over 25 years your music has been walking hand in hand with, it became my air to breathe. I can’t imagine a single day without a few chords that you play, even ringtones in my phone are excerpts from your compositions. News of your illness struck me so deep, I wish you all the best and hope (know) things will be OK.
Tomasz Michalak
Horgen, ZH Switzerland


Hello Andy, I’m glad to see that e-mail, camel it’s always been a part of my life, i’v been listen it for about 15 years (I’m 32), and we are a few camel fans who would like to recieve some news from you, I just wish that your health gets better and hear your music again, wich always makes me fly I just want to say THANK YOU ANDY LATIMER AND THANK YOU CAMEL FOR BEING THERE
gruk alvarez
Medellin, colombia


AndyYour music has meant so much to me over the years. My positvie thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Stay strong!
Eric Porter
Saratoga, NY USA


Hi Andy. I am so very sorry to hear of your illness. Camel’s music has meant so much to me over the years, especially the lovely Snow Goose. The Snow Goose helped me through a very bad time when my first wife died suddenly, leaving me with our two small children to raise alone. If ever an artist touched a fan so deeply, this had to be one of those times. So I wish you strength and great days. My thoughts are with you during your trying time. Sincerely and with the utmost of respect. Lew Fisher
Lew Fisher
Arden, NC USA


Hi Andy. So sorry to hear about your illness. Camel’s music has provided a soundtrack to my life since I first saw you on the Snow Goose tour in St. Albans in 1975. I know I speak for many others when I say thank you for everything past, present and future. Take it easy!
Jerry Brooks
Harpenden, Herts GB


Dear Andy. I was saddend to read about your illness on the Camel website, and would like to wish you all the best for the future, and for a speedy recovery. Your music and guitar playing has been an inspiration to me and all Camel fans sinse the 70’s. ‘Never let go’. Clive.
Clive Day.
sidcup., Kent England.


Andrew, here’s wishing you the very best and a speedy recovery. I’ve been a fan since the age of 17..I’m now 49. I feel that Camel has been with me througout my life, with different tracks/albums reminding me of various events/phases. I first saw you “live” in Bristol in 1977, and the last time was in Granada for the Farewell Tour. Your music touches the soul. Moonmadness is my all-time favourite album bar none, and I reckon that my top 10 albums would include at least three others (Snow Goose, Nude and Rajaz). Get well soon, and back in the studio! We need you!!
Stephen Neish
Gibraltar, Gibraltar


Andrew…please don’t allow yourself to be hypnotised completely by medical doctors…seek out alternatives you may not have thought about (natural healing,Ayervedic,naturopathic,wholistic, etc.) I’m 55 and have been into it for over 20 years and it works. Doctors don’t know these things-Charles
Charles Thaxton
Fostoria, OH USA


All the best Mate, you were always one of the true professionals of rock, always will be. You’ve inspired more new prog groups than anyone else in the business, and that alone is a cause for great celebration. Whatever happens from here on, we will always have your great legacy. Cheers, Dave
Dave Kershaw
Johannesburg, South Africa


Andrew, I hope you get better soon mate,, here’s to a speedy recovery. I went to the doctors driving a hearse, Walked in slowly dresed as a nurse, I asked for a job but they said i couldn’t hack it, I ended up leaving in a straight jacket. A big fan (<
Mike Briggs
Newport Gwent, UK


Hey mate, never let go….. Thanks for all the great stuff over the years and looking forward to some more in the (not too distant) future. Small gigs with close friends, ie us lot, sounds great. Keep yer chin up. Andy P
Andrew Parker
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK


I am very sorry to hear about your illness Andy. As much as I’ll miss the music, your health is something that is far more important, so we will see you only when you are ready. My hopes are with you and Susan with very best wishes for the future ( and a belated Happy Birthday too)
Chris Stidder
Yateley, UK


Hi Andy, I have just read the e-mail from Susan and wanted to sit down and write something to you, but I’m not quite sure what to say. I have thought about doing this many times before over the years, but it always seemed a bit pretentious until now. Though we have never met, I feel that I know you intimately, as you have been a part of my life now for some 32 years and that’s a bloody long time. I first saw Camel perform Snow Goose on The Old Grey Whistle Test back in 1975 and immediately fell in love with the music and, in particular, the way you played the guitar (and flute), which was sensational. All great guitarists have their own particular sound. Hendrix, Clapton, Richards and Latimer (now THAT’S a band!). Your ability to make the guitar sing in your own inimitable style has filled me and many others (including my wife) with joy for so many years. And long may it continue. Needless to say, I have all the albums and have managed to attend almost all the tours (I missed Dust and Dreams because I did not find out Camel was back until too late). Like all your fans, I have favourite albums, songs and tracks. Snow Goose, of course, Rain Dances, Nude, Dust and Dreams, I could mention them all really (not sure about “Down on the Farm” from Breathless though). My favourite track would have to be “Ice”. Simply magical. I went to the Farewell concert at the Astoria in London. Fantastic as always, even with the cold! The only down side was it seemed so final. Susan’s e-mail, however, gave me renewed hope, hinting not only at a new album (which is great news), but also the chance of some one-off concerts or mini-tours when you are feeling better. I, for one, can’t wait! Needless to say, I wish you all the best and hope that you feel better soon. It seems most appropriate to finish with some closing lines from “Please Come Home”Everyone cares for you…..Everyone. Oh yes, and Happy Birthday! With all best wishes
Robert Weaver
Welwyn Garden City, Herts UK


I can say it only in your own words, Snoow gosse, harbor of tears, Fingertips, Lies, Tell me and and and… I say to you “Never let go” an god bless you an gives you the power the energy to health. I know we will see us again in this life on one of the next concerts in this world.-From torquay to today best wishes from Bernd
Bernd Schneider
Ilbesheim, Germany


Dear Andy, Your music was a source of escape and relief during the time I was diagnosed with Bi phenotypic Leukaemia, completely out of the blue, in July 2000. Any illness requires a positive mind strength and mine was my children and being adamant that I would see Camel perform live again as I missed your tour prior to the Farewell. I achieved my ambition and was at the final London gig. My thoughts are with you both remain strong and I look forward to hearing your next composition!
David Eagles
Horley, Surrey, UK


Dear Andy & Susan ,Happy belated Birthday Andy ! We hope your health continues to improve.We have LOVED your music for years and hope you can continue playing & writing.All our best, Bob & Kate Ryan
Bob & Kate Ryan
Buffalo, NY USA


My Dad inflicted supporting Man City upon me from the age of six. Howver, he made up fo this four years later by introducing me to the wonders of Camel. I am fairly certain I was then only ten year old at the DeMontfort Hall in Leicester during the Nude tour and nearly thirty years later I am still a big fan. Andrew’s music is genuinely timeless and I am certain to still be listening and enjoying Camel in another thirty years.
Kevin Osborne
Northampton, UK


Dear Andy, I have been a great admirer of your music since 1974 and seen most of your concerts in Holland. I’m very sorry to hear about your illness and hope you will find the courage and strength to compose more of your fantastic music. As a survivor of a stroke and some heart surgery, I think I know what I’m talking about when I say life is not always easy on some. At the same time these “small problems” in life make you stronger and will help you make the best of it and probably help you compose even better music. Please keep well – I can’t wait to listen to some new Camel music – it’s been a long time. Best regards.
Berry Richters
Mill, The Netherlands


Hi Andy First saw camel back in 82 at liverpool singal factor tour ,and remain a fan ever since. keep in there dont give up look forward to hearing any new stuff.
Ian Blythe <ian.blythe>
Suffolk, UK


Hi Andy. Just wanted to tell you I have admired your sense of beauty and yout ability to convey emotions since I first heard “Ice” back in 1979 or80 or something. You have always let those beautiful themes take their time. And if music comes slower now, just let it take it’s time. That way of thinking has sure helped me in my writing process. All the best and thank you / Stefan Renström, Simon Says P.S. Oh, and please don’t forget Scandinavia on a possible mini tour 🙂
Stefan Renström
Gothenburg, Sweden


Andy, your both is, and will forever be a true inspiration. Thank you for everything. Keep on shining and keep fighting!
Jonas Juul
Aarhus, Denmark


Hi Andy, Hi Susan, It sems like forever i have been in awe of Andy and the whole Camel concept,many many years ago i was with you in body if not mind!one of the great things about you all is that every member of Camelwas a person in thier own right but also a magic melange of lots of skills and ideas. Hope all turns out as well as can be,keep the family informed; life is short but the memories are everlasting.
Andy Trezise
Brighton , sussex uk


Hey Andy! Never Let Go!! You are the best! My father has had the same thing. He refused to give up and is 87 this year! Forever your fan!
James Henderson
UK


Hi Andy & Susan, it was very sad to read your last eBeast and all I can say is all the best for the future. Your Music has always given us all hope and strength,I hope it still does the same for you. Hope to see you again on your proposed mini-tour. Love and best wishes, Allan
Allan “Rajaz” Lavender
The Black Country, UK


Dear Andy if you ever get to read this please accept a huge thank you for all that beautiful music you have offered to us all,it has been the most sincere friend in tough times.I hope everything works fine for you, all the best mate.
Michael from Greece
Greece


like you i have had it rough with diabetes2,and in last 2years septcemia, kidney failure,lost my rigt leg below knee,mrsa and nearly,lost my left foot.but now i am back in my old job as atoolmaker doing 39 hour week.your music has kept me going through all this and 30 years,keep fighting and so will i.love and best wishes.mark eckett.
mark eckett
swindon, wilts england


Hi Andy, Your music has given me immense pleasure. Just started listening to all Camel albums from the first to the last and the music is immortal. Take it easy… from Oz.
Andrew Corson
Queanbeyan, NSW Australia


Hi Andy,Happy Birthday and welcome back home to Blighty. You are an inspiration to Camel trackers worldwide, stay strong. You are, without exception, the best guitarist i have ever had the pleasure to watch. Steve Underwood
Steve Underwood
Bedford, UK


Hello Andy & Susan and thanks for keeping the Camel on it’s feet! Just want to tell you that you have a rather large following up here in Sweden! I was very lucky to see you way back in 1984 when Camel played here (remember the concert at DRAKEN??). It was absolutely magical.. Andy, you will always be the no 1 guitarist, so musical and talented. I have an anecdote to tell you: In 1996 I was married and I actually played the great hymn ICE at my wedding. It was an old dream of mine, and it was fulfilled. It was SO emotional! Needless to say, my wife became a fan instantly! Now we have three young children, the oldest being 6 years old. Guess what he wants for a Birthday present? His favourite album, ‘Rajaz’. Nothing short of amazing! So, my whole family are Camel fans and they send you their best wishes now. There is no way to tell you how much your brilliant music has meant to me in my life, Andy. Thank Youfor all you have done in the past. Promise us to take care and take it slowly. Whenever a new album is readyI’ll be the first to buy it. One thing is for sure: You are the best!!
Peter Jonson
Sweden


Dear Andy, thank you for your music,it still helps me ,in times of trouble AND joy,and it has inspired my own writing and playing ,god bless you and I wish you luck,health,joy and the will to live and love, all the best wiches,your fan Winne from Germany
Winne Eichberg
Berlin, 10967 Germany


Andrew, Thanks for all of the great music that you’ve given us over the years! You’re one of the reason’s that I started playing guitar and continue to do so. I wait patiently for your next release. I wish you and Susan all of the best, and may your health continue to improve.
David Brogdon
Waco, TX USA


Hi Andy, As Camel has been an inspiration to me over the last 30 years, I hope the feelings expressed by all your friends in the Camel family inspires you to be postive and determined to continue your fantastic musical journey. You both are great people, and it was a pleasure to meet you both in London a few years ago. Look after each other!
Steve Myatt
Ormskirk, England


andy i hope you get better very soon!!!your music is very important to me .is just make me feel better and better .always when i feel down i put any camel lp and i feel a lot better.but today i hope that you get better .it doesnt matter if you make a new album or not .today all the good wishes are for andy .to get with his life .to stay alive . to enjoy your family .to live life.i know you going to get better.iil pray for it tonight. i love you and ill be with you forever.you gave us magic with your music and your fans support you%10000000000000000
martin t.
los angeles, ca USA


Hey Andy, your music has changed my life and inspired me to learn to play guitar when I was ten years old. I really hope, you’ll feel better soon and give us a lot more great music. We surely don’t deserve it. Never let go! By the way: Your guitarsound is unbeatable and I would kill to see you live once in a lifetime. All the best!
Christian Grote
Essen, Germany


HI DEAR ANDY!!!I Have just dreamt this night about recieving some news from CP(it shows how I have been waiting for it)and it’s really sad for me to find out you are not feeling so well.I pray for you and I hope you will feel better soon and we all enjoy the new Camel album!Camel music has become a part of our life!Hope to hear from you soon you are getting well!With Love,Avi
Avraham Koloyarski
TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL


Your music and guitar playing have inspired me since the 70’s, from the Usher Hall in Edinburgh through to the Garage in Glasgow. The music and the inspiration are timeless. I wish you peace, happiness and a glass sufficiently full to continue to give us all something new from time to time! John, Edinburgh, Scotland
John
Edinburgh, Scotland


Dear Andy, you have had many challenges and difficulties all ready but I’m sure your beautiful music will encourage you to face and beat this newly opposed medical challenge. Our family wishes you all the best and hope you will recover enough to compose, play and add some more good years to your lifespan!!
Menno von Brucken Fock
ALmelo, Netherlands


Over the years your music has brought me immense pleasure, best wishes go out to you. The world needs more musician like you.
Paul Hol
Preston, UK


There is something about your vocals,and the way you play guitar Andy, that is so emotional,it goes straight to my heart.I’m praying for a miracle.
John Davie
Wasaga Beach, ontario Canada


Andy, So many of us know your music as a gift and are grateful. And inspired. We all love you. Best Wishes.
Joe
Irvine, CA USA


You are my guiding light for the last 35 years.Happy Birthday and get well soon.
Unal Gokaydin
Izmir, Turkey


Andy, thanks for the great music so far and here’s hoping for a lot more, or success in whatever else in your life that you want to pursue. Strength to you. neil
Neil
Toronto, Ontario Canada


Hi Andy I wish you all the best for your future health. As a survivor of 6 surgeries (2 life-threatening), I can only tell you to keep positive and believe in your recovery. I am a Camel fan over 25 year, love the music, and finally saw you in the USA at Nearfest 2003. My favorite CD is “Harbour Of Tears”, but it is so hard to pick any one because they are all so good. Best Wishes Harry Carlin
Harr Carlin
Commack, NY USA


Sincere thanks for all the heartfult musical notes. Hopefully some of these written notes will help to heal and strengthen your soul. Can’t wait for more music from my favorite guitarist. Peace, brother.
Fenner Brownell
Portland, OR USA


Andy, your music has inspired me for 30 yrs. now as a musician and listener. I couldn’t live without my Camel music collection. I would love to see you play if your ever in Chicago. Man I’ll even cook you dinner. (you too Susan) Best wishes to you and yours, my “friendship” is forever, Paul
Paul Sladek
Lyons, IL USA


Andy, I am a new “old” fan, having been aware of Camel in the 70s but only in the last few years really discovering and enjoying all the great albums from the 70s and the 90s-2000s. My religion (Judaism) emphasizes (and I’ve seen so many examples confirming this) that our fates and futures aren’t fixed and dictated by doctor’s prognoses or what are presented to us as facts. Instead, everything is only in G’d’s hands and what matters are not the medical diagnoses but what G’d’s plans are for us in this world. I pray that he will grant you many many more years of health with which to create the wonderful music that have brought so much enjoyment to so many of us.
Todd A
new york, ny USA


Andy You’ve given so much warmth to all of us for so many years. Thankyou seems inadequate. I hope you are now feeling the warmth from us to you and that you and yours do well and you grow strong. My best wishes to you brother.
Kenny Hundt
Carson, CA USA


Hi Andy! Thanks for wondefull music. You want! You can! All the best of you.
Fernando Bigi
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


Just keep playing Never Let Go. Its got me through some dark times, and I will be eternally grateful for that. I hope it will do the same for you John
John Scott
Nantwich, UK


Man was born with a will to survive.Please live by these words and stay well and make the incredible music that I have thrived on for 36 years.From the first note on the first Camel album I have survived listening to your great music.Bless you and all your loved ones.
Randy Rose
San Diego, CA USA


Andy, Best wishes for all the future. I want to thank you for inspiring my son to listen to “cool” music and allowing us the opportunity to see you perform live numerous times at the Great American Music Hall and at the hole in the wall at North Lake Tahoe with a grand total of about 35 people in attendance. James has gone on to college and is now pursuing a double major in music and theater. I’m sure the inspiration from your music was influential in him pursuing this type of degree. All the best and, as always, we would love you to come back “home to the San Francisco Bay Area for a performance.
Tom and James Borsky
Nevada City, CA USA


Welcome home Andy,you’ve kept Camel going for 36 years now,proof you’re a fighter,long may you shine on.
Pete Johnson
Birmingham, UK


Andy and Susan, I hope and wish the best for both of you. I cannot tell you what your music and lyrics have meant to me. When I read your email, I was greatly saddened. You have touched my life and I want whatever is the best for you both. Let’s hope that you both have many more years of joy and happiness. Take care.
Tom Kelley
Lawrence, KS USA


Hey there Andy! Just heard the news and man, what can I say… You had to fight hard for the right to make the music you want to make and we all love to listen to, and I hope all of our thoughts give you power to fight even harder for the right to live a normal, happy, healthy life. I love your art with all my heart and I have tremendous respect for you for all the obstacles you’ve overcome while making it. I’m sure you’ll overcome this as well, get well soon!!
Pekka Turunen
Helsinki, Finland


Keep as well as you can and thanks for the wonderful music and more importantly the attitude behind it. I was speaking to a friend just yesterday who I go to a lot of gigs with. We were just remarking that if we see a band from the seventies you want to hear that stuff and not the most recent because it tends to have lost the edge. There were two exceptions to this, Camel being one. Keep the spirit both of you. Thanks.
Rob
Holmfirth, England


As I am sitting here, listening to the Snow Goose album (LP), I can’t help but wonder how listening to your music makes everything ok in the world, and the soulfull melody and the soft guitar solos sounds soothing to my ears. My wife is a massage therapist and she will play that album while giving a massage and her patients are so mellow that they fall a sleep half way through the massage! They ask who is that and she would say Camel and quite a few people have gone out and purchased that album! Thanks for keeping all of us sane!!!!!
Tim Vance
IL USA


Dear Andy: At first Sorry for my English, I’am writing from Argentina; here, there are many people who loves your music. I love your songs since 30 years ago. I came to camel recital in Buenos Aires in 2001. It was an exciting experience I’ll never forget it. I hope you”ll get better soon. I know you’ll win this battle! My heart is with you, always! All my love, Claudio
claudio Miranda
Buenos Aires, Argentina


Andy……..Your incredible music has inspired me since the age of 15 (I’m 43 now). Hang in there, stay positive!! If you’re not able to write another note……no problem, I’ll be listening to what you’ve already written the rest of my life!!!!Thanks and get well!!!!!!!
Mark Saunders
Charleston, South Carolina, USA


You have filled my life with your music (love pain joy, wonderment) and what is more my children of 11 and 13 also love your music. I didn’t force them, they found it themselves. Quality shows through the appreciation of generations. Be sure that your music lives on. I hope to hear more. I have seen you many many times live and I hope to again. I respect very few men, most are shallow and just talk of their abilities without delivering. You have shown us your genious.
Andy Doherty
dorchester , dorset England


Dear Andy!Take care.Thank you very much for Camel music.It’s real music..for heart,and soul.Once again,take care.Kamil-Poland
Kamil
Warsaw, Poland


You can pull through this Andy! And keeping this hidden for so long, but still playing all of your fantastic music through the years is admirable!!! I still listen to ‘Mirage’ very often, now it will mean more.
Lee Crosby
Cambridge, UK


Dear Andy and Susan, Thank you so much for so many years of enjoyment. I admire your music honestity. I wish you and happy birthday and take care.
Javier Pita
Madrid, Spain


Dear Andy, I would like to thank you for your great music for over 30 years & waiting to hear more. You must know that you have fans all over the world, even in a small place like Bahrain. I’ve been listening to your music for over 20 years but never had a chance to see you. I’m sorry to hear the sad news, but hopefully you’ll get back on track soon, you’re the back bone of Camel. I hope you get well soon.
Mohsin Aryan
Manama, Bahrain


Dear Andy, we hope that by the time you read these lines, you feel much better and your health is doing great! We in Mexico still remember the two great concerts Camel gave in Mexico City. We specially remember when we cried with you when we all sang the sing you wrote to your father. It was a proof of how music makes men brothers, independently of your country or language. On behalf of all of us who really love your music, I want to wish you a very soon recovery and the very very best of life. And, thanks a lot for your music, for having come to Mexico and for giving us the chance to keep in touch in these difficult moments. God bless you, your wife and all your loved ones. Gabriel Serdio
Gabriel Serdio
State of Mexico, Mexico


Dear Andrew, Hello againsorry its been a while since my last letter, but then, you’ve been pretty busy with the move back to Blightywelcome home! I was very saddened to read Susan’s news of your illness, although not really surprised: I think many of us out here in Camel-land had suspected for a while that something was amiss. I can’t really hope to improve on so many wonderful messages that have already been posted here. I was fortunate enough to survive cancer, and as a result, was able to finally shake you by the hand (round the back of the Astoria, London, on the Farewell Tour) and thank you for all that your music has meant to me over the past 32 years. Tapes of your albums helped me to get through my treatment, and I hope that the love and respect that you’ve earned from so many people worldwideof whom I am but oneas shown in this guestbook, will lift you up in the same way. A slightly belated ‘Happy Birthday’ wish to yougo well, keep well, and enjoy life! It’s a cheek, I know, but, as the song says: ‘Never give a day away: Always live for today’. Take care, and love to Susan. All the best, Ian.
Ian Mitchell
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset UK


Dear Andy, Happy birthday! I wish you all the best in a joyful and healthy life with your family and friends, and full of creativity and musical inspiration for years to come. I respect you as my hero musician. When only in early twenties living in Tehran, your music moved me (yes, and that was the Pressure Point live concert…) and made me pick up the guitar as the instrument of life, and I haven’t put it down since. (You won’t believe how popular you are in Iran, right up there next to PF!) I only saw you play live in NEARFest 2003 and it’s been a dream come true… Every period in my life is somehow tied to a Camel album, and its harmonies and melodies weave in so naturally with me, and so unexplainable. I have always seen you as one of the gems of the twentieth century music, who stood against the trashing flood of corporate single-driven music industry, and gave all it took to maintain his musical integrity and purity. All this wouldn’t have been possible without Susan. You will conquer the disease and we will be waiting for your next creation. Peace.KiaRash
KiaRash
Philadelphia, PA USA


Hi Andy and Susan. Sorry to hear about Andy’s health problems. I last saw Camel in London on the farewell tour but I last met you personally a few years before when you played the Garage in Glasgowyou might remember me giving each of the band members a half of whisky after the gig. Not only are you one of the most talented people on the planet but you’re also a really nice bloke into the bargain. I know that with your sense of humour and with the love of Susan and your fans you will get by. You have already given us enough fantastic music to last a lifetime, so don’t worry about us fansslow yourself down and take it easy. Thanks for all the great music to date Andy and as they say in this neck of the woods “May all your halfs be doubles”
Robert
Glasgow, Bonnie Scotland


Andrew, You are one of the greatest musicians I have had the privilege to hear. Live life day by day and remember that you have given so much joy with your music to so many people in the world, and that past memories of great music as accomplished by you and Camel make life so much more enjoyable and worthwhile. Wish you all the best. Christopher.
CHRISTOPHER PACE
PIETA, EU MALTA


You’re one of musics raritiesan innovator. Get well soon.
Ken O’Keefe
Markinch, Scotland


Andy, how can I describe all the joy and the comfort your music gave me in my life? You’re special, you’re a gift of heaven. Thank you and stay strong: I know you’ll win this battle! My heart is with you, always! All my love, Francesco
Francesco
Roma, ITALY


Hi Andy, Sorry to hear of your battle, but knowing you I believe you will win it. I have not seen you in many years since I toured you in Germany for Geoff Dukes, our mutual friend. If you may remember it was for Nektar Management, based in Seeheim by Darmstadt, which was my touring company for the band Good luck my friend, you are in my prayers. Remember we do not get older, just better……….. Mo
Mo Moore
Chester, NJ USA


Hi, Andy & Susan! Just want to say THANK YOU for the highly emotional music over the years. Don’t know how to express my love for what you have done, Andy. Your music has given me so much and I know for a fact that there will never be a greater guitarist in this world than you. Actually, I’m a bit nervous herefinally being able to communicate with my big hero. How do you thank someone that you have admired for such a long time?? I absolutely adore your music, Andy and have followed you since 1973. The music contains such passion and warmth that there there truly is no comparison in the world. I wish you all the best Maestro Andy and love the fact that a new album is in the planning! I just want to say: I love you!
David Arkenfield
UK


Many thanks for the email Susan and all the best to you Andrew. Your music and guitar playing has been a total inspiration to me for 30 years, and is now so to my children. I wish you both well for the future and look forward to another 30 years.
Superbirch
England


Hi Andrew and Susan. Happy birthday and thank you for your newsletter. I hope you will soon find as much peace and strength I did when listening to Camel. Carpe diem ! peter verberne, the Netherlands
peter verberne
gemert, the Netherlands


Hello andrew. Happy birthday and don’t forget you have got a real oportunity to give support to other people with illness or troubles because you can understand what they think an feel. Don’t give up and have a nice season
gustavo diaz
guadalajara, mexico


Dear Andrew and Susan, Thank you for your very personal update that lets us into your lives on a new level. I tuned by chance into The Snowgoose concert on the radio in 1975 and I have loved Andrew and Peter’s music ever since. Keep moving as fast as you can through the wind and the rain. Regards, Andrew Clay
Andrew Clay
Leicestershire, UK


Dear Friends… Our thoughts and prayers are always with you. Never Let Go!
Elias Zois
Giannitsa, Greece


happy birthday andrew and welcome back to europe.i wish that everything will go ok with your health.is my best days also, cause you make new album.if you make a new tour,i,ll be there definetly.and because i forget you susan , a big thank you and my best wishes. see you on tour.
john petinaras
piraeus, greece


Dear Andy and Susan I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you well and to thank you Andy for your astonishing guitar skills which never fails to leave me both moved and wide-eyed. Unfortunately for me I have only seen Camel in concert 3 times in Glasgow, Scotlandperforming Snow Goose (as a 16 yr old finding it so hard not to cry), the Rain Dances tour and the Nude tourall quite a long time ago but unforgettable. Hope to see you again on tour when you are able.
David
USA


Aloha AndrewYou’re in our thoughts and prayers. And a big mahalo for all the great music! Looking forward to the studio album. All the best to you.
Baron
Kona, HI USA


what a beautiful letter, so positive and encouraging to us! Just like the music you produce.I wish everything that is good for you both. Till we meet again. J X
john maycraft
Manchester, Lancs Uk


Dear Andy and Susan, thank you for your personal note. again you have touched me deeply like your music has these past decades. keep on your path. by the looks of all these notes you’ll never be alone and will be always fondly thought of. i’m glad i finally got to meet you and to finally see camel live during the 2000 rajaz tour. it was special ordering your music directly and trading small notes with susan. take care of yourselves and continue doing what you love and what we all love from you. let us now come to you when you’re ready to play live. you know we’ll be there in spirit and if possible see your side of the beautiful world you express in your music. as you can see we all love you. paul@flakk
paul alvarez
litchfield park, AZ USA


Hi Andy, I hope you’ll get better soon. We wanna see you visit Egypt. Till then.
Mohamed Faried
Cairo, Egypt


Welcome back to the UK! Glad you are here. Sorry to hear about the polycythaemia and myelofibrosis. Glad you are battling with it and not letting it beat you! Thanks for the musickeep it goingfor yourself and for all of us!
Mike Walton
St Albans, UK


Dear Andrew, I hope soon you will be jumping up and down all over the World laughing, singing and playing. But if you don’t because you health is not OK, don’t worry. I still will love you the same way. Cheers, Alberto.
Alberto
Vitória, ES Brazil


Andy we are all with you even from this distance and whenever you are ready we are looking forward to arranging for you to play The Point in Cardiff ,it has the best pa around and fits about 400 .Caerllysi Music was build on your inspiration and our first cd due out later in the year HoggwashThe Last Horizon tries to portray so many of the great and good things your music represents we look forward to that email from you one day soon when you are ready happy days Will www.caerllysimusic.co.uk
will
cardiff, wales


Dear Andrew & Susan, I am really glad and also sad. Deeply sad to hear of my hero illness. I would pray to God for you to recover as soon as possible. And I am sure he will hear my prayers and will answer it. You are the most powerful man of my life and I bet one who has stood against all problems in a life time, can conquer some cells disorder much more easier. Keep all of us informed. Love from middle eastIran and all your fans here. Mehdi
Mehdi
Tehran, Iran


Andrew. Thank you for the wonderful music you have shared with us over the past 30 odd years. And thank you for whatever you wish to share with us in the future. Susan was kind enough to share her happiest day in the universe, so thought I would share mine (well second happiest!) It was a day in 1992 when after, what was it, 8 years of wondering what had happened to Camel, I came across a copy of “Dust and Dreams” in a local music store. Wishing you both strength and a bright future.
Martin
North Somerset, UK


Happy Birthday Andy!!! Your music has been the sountrack of my life and i hope that it will be for many years.
Enghel Marco
Pogliano M.se, MI Italy


I remember at an early age my parents going to see Camel live in concert and not being able to go because I was to young… I remember the first time I heard Snow Goose and what an effect it had on me then and still has on me today… Passion is powerLove is life
Stuart Lanham
Southampton, UK


Hi Andy, Sorry to hear your not feeling well.Hope you get better soon!!!You are my favorite guitar.I also play guitar for 27 years.Alot of my sound is inspired by you.You have such a beautiful feel.Every note counts.I first heard Camel in 1976.”Lady Fantasy” from Mirage.I was 11 years old. It blew my away!!!!I have followed your work for 30 plus years.I have all your albums,and love everyone of them.I was watching your DVD (autograghed by you,thanks)CURRICULUM VITE.They were talking about the SNOW GOOSE album.The mentioned that there were no vocals on it.WOW i have been listening to that album for 25 years,and it never even occoured to me.The music spoke for its self!I could sit here all day and tell how much your music has effected me.But i will just tell you that you wrote most of the soundtrack to my life. I will continue to support your music in the future. Get better soon Andy!!! Your loyal fan Paul
Paul Bourque
Toronto, Ont Canada


Andy and friends…all the best from the Netherlands. Take care and don’t worry about the Dutch fans…if you’re unable to cross the pond to play live over here, we’ll take a boat or plane to get there.
vaas
Netherlands


Hello to all, my name is José Antonio Herrera, I sit down the problems of health of Andy, I hope it is it but it weighs for the and all those that surround him. Excuses to write the letter with a translator, but to write it in serious English for my very expensive one and with deficiencies “sorry”. Spirits and a strong hug. I am 42 years old and I saw Camel in Barcelona in direct in the year ’82 from then on always their music this with me, and he/she is Andy one of my favorite guitarists of the world of the “rock”, whenever he/she has come to BCN I have attended their conciertosy if he/she came 1.000 times 1.000 times he/she would go (ja,ja) God willing it was possible, I will conform to with to look at the moon and to look for their seas, while I listen “CAMEL.” Greetings and love for Andy Susan and the whole universe of Camel Productions a million thank you for everything. José Antonio Herrera Uceda
Jose Antonio Herrera Ucea
Barcelona, Catalunya Spain


I have listened the music of Camel since I was an adolescent, now I´m 44 years old, and I belive that this music is part of my life. If something also affects Andrew, it affects us, everyone who want him and admired. I hope that you recover as soon as possible and please follows enjoying whit your music, is the magic that helps us to follow ahead and I hope that it also help you with your health. Happy birthday to you Excuse me my english is very bad
Jose Rodriguez
Spain, Europa


andy, since i first seen Camel at the Glasgow Apollo on 4/4/76 your music has been a major influence on my life Therefore i was so sorry to read susan’s email…Andy I have stuck with you since 76 and will continue for many years to come. Keep the music flowing and take care. scott
scott v
renfrew, scotland


Dear Andy, I am truly sad to hear about your illness. I just want you to know that your music has always inspired me, both as a musician and as a human being. Both you Andy and Susan are in my thoughts. May the good Lords blessings be upon you. Mick Nordström
Mick Nordström
Jönköping, Sweden


Andy & Susan, first welcome back to the land you know so well; it is lovely to know you again walk the same part of the world as many of your fans. The news that you were giving up touring, then moving back to the UK filled me with thoughts and wonderI wondered what had facilitiated this change in styles of life, and now I believe I know why. Andy, your illness is a great force in your life, and I am sure that there are many others, most of which (Like Susan) you are better for. I remember being at The Junction, Cambridge when you played there last, and this elegant lady walked in part of the way through the set, and the mood on stage seemed to alter, shift a little. I did not know then who this lady was (I’d have asked for autographs if I had, being a bit of an anorak), but it was obvious here was a dynamic force within the band. I hope, I am sure, that you are all there to help guide and listen as needed. Mortality and its signs are all around us. A new part of your personal journey has begun, and I hope that, in some way, you can look at the wonder and joy of what you can do, rather than lament those things you are no longer able to do (or no longer able to do for as long!). Your songs and music has always filled me with many emotions, and while there is a part of me impatient to hear your new musical musings, there is more of me that respects the craftsmanship and thought you put into each and every crafted note. Stay safe, stay well and give us what you can, when you can. It will be all the more sweet to hear as a result. Stay safe, stay you.
Alan M
Chelmsford,, Essex UK


I adore your music, please make more and tour again. Love from the pottiest potter in Sittingbourne.
Geraldine Cockell
UK, USA


I always remember your birthday Andy, because you were quite keen to tell Debbie and myself,whilst you were hanging out of a window somewhere up North,during the”Nude” tour. I think we bought you a sea-side bucket set or something equally as useful! Sorry to hear that all is not as well as it should be, life can be a complete arse at times. You are still in our thoughts and ears after all these years. My children listened to you in my womb, and I’d sing them “lullabye” when they were babies.[Could explain behavioural problems!]There are a lot of Australians aware of Camel, as I made them listen to you in retaurants and kitchens that I worked in. Well, my daughter isn’t much younger than the first time that I saw Camel, my life was never the same after that. Thankyou for the immense pleasure you have given me and all those who have had the good luck and sense to know your music. Love, hugs and special wishes, Jacquie.xxxx
Jacquie James
Dorset, England


My thoughts go out to you, as my sister was diagnosed with something similar a couple of years ago. We are all rooting for you!
Barbara Kirk
Wakefield, United Kingdom


I recently met a sound engineer in Ashland, Oregon who remembered seeing Camel open up for REO Speedwagon in 1976. He was still in awe of “that band called Camel” who stole the show 31 years ago. “Those guys were just incredible”, he said. I later played him “The Paris Collection” and his first words after hearing the entire album were, “They’ve come a long way since then”. I think I heard him say at one point that he likes to play Camel during his soundchecks. I myself have never seen Camel live but I have all of your live CDs. I refuse to buy bootlegs of Camel, preferring to wait for the “official Camel bootleg” instead. So when the “Athens Collection” or “Osaka Collection” comes out I’ll be sure to order it immediately. Camel’s music has seen me through many an illness in my life. I have been a fan since I was 11 (1977) and would often be moved to tears by songs such as “Selva” “Elke” and “Fritha Alone”, to name a few, like the boy on the cover of “Rain Dances”. Andrew, I know you’ll be fine and thank you for a lifetime of wondrous, beautiful music. Currently I write screenplays and I often try to think of clever ways to include Camel’s music in movie soundtracks. Here’s to the Camel soundtrack in one’s life!
Christopher Dakiades
Flagstaff, AZ USA


Hello, Andy. I congratulate you on the birthday of you. And now, please do not get not impatient but recuperate yourself slowly.
Koki Yamashita
Tokyo, Japan


Hello Andy & Susan! I hope that soon you recover totally and you return to your normal life. A strong hug! Regards!!
Jordi Jimenez
Molins de Rei-Barcelona, SPAIN


Dear Andy, even your health issue means sad news, I am very happy to know you have what you need to get thru this: True Love. This will keep you up living, composing, performing and smiling. Your music reflects what you are and what you are made for, and this is shiny and strong. I am sure you will keep touching our hearts with your tunes form many years to come. Thanks for that.
Francisco Garcia
Caracas, VENEZUELA


From sunny Australia, thankyou Susan for a heartfelt and personal message. Were you the Lady Fantasy? Here, we have never had the pleasure of a live Camel performance to my knowledge, but ever since getting my first Camel vinyl in 1976 from an import shop I have been hooked. The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think (sorry). To Andy, I trust that the music that you have written and performed sustains you as it does your ardent followers and I hope and pray that there is a lot more to come.
Graeme Brooke
Mooloolaba, Qld Australia


Dear Andrew and Susan, Thank you for your letter. I wish you all the best.
Rob Jansen
Oosterhout, Netherlands


Greetings. Thank you Susan for writing the latest eBeast. Thank you Andrew, so much, for all the music so far. Your music has blessed me and my family for many years. There is so much I would like to say, but I think I will restrict to saying “thank you.” Our prayers are with you both and if there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us. You’ve given us so much, we would love to have the chance to give something back to you. Peace.
Eric Gatten
Litchfield County, CT USA


I was infected with Hep C after a near fatal RTA in Egypt. MY wife ,daughter & myself could all have died. We did not & we have to be thankful for that & not say ‘why us?’ It would appear as no surprise that Andy & Susan are sipping from that same cup. Thanks from all of us for chining up. Southsea would welcome your new studio guys!!! Much love
Reg
Southsea, England


Ups something happened there with my previous addition. It went in without any corrections and befor I was finished. Well anyway you understand what I mean. Hope you’ll settle down well in UK, and I hope you will overcome your illness. The world has not heard enough from you yet. Take care. Love from the Viita family.
Jean Robert Viita
Røyken, 3440 Norway


Hello and thank you so much for the latest Newsletter. I’m sad to hear about the illness, but I hope you will recover well. I have daughter who’s 17 years old and she asked me to forward this message to you. You have made the worlds most beautiful song. And that is Drafted from the Nude album. She loves it and we hear it in our house almost every day. From me: thank you for making all the lovely music that has been an inspiration to me all theese years. I am tryin to ouin your footsteps with my band Windmill. But of course it’s difficult to come up to the same standards. Please let us all know if and when you will release a new album. Hope y
Jean Robert Viita
Røyken, 3440 Norway


I was absolutely overwhelmed by the touching words by Susan in the latest e-beast. It is with great sadness I learn the facts of things. I want to thank you Andy for all you have given me through the years. You are my inspiration in life and your music has touched me so deeply, made my heart swell and helped me so much through all the trials and tribulations in my life. I want to thank you for all this and wish you good spirits and recovery. You are my IDOL forever. Never Let Go, Andy! My thoughts and prayers are with you. Camel forever!!
Peter Bernelius
Sweden


Andy and Sue Just reading all the messages must give you a real lift. Like most of them I remember and still cherish classic concerts…another would be appreciated!! Andy..my 17 year old has The Hour Candle finale of to a tee.Surely a testament that another generation are continue the work!
RICK
surrey, uk


I was very moved to read Susan’s latest eBeast. I wanted to thank both of you for the candidness of your disclosure which I read with great sadness. Yes the Camel clan are a big family and we care about you guys because you’ve brought so much enduring beauty into our lives. So Andy, take your time mate. I look forward to the day when we can hear some more of that amazing joyous music but every day that passes I’ll take Susan’s sage advice and listen out for the birdsong on the swiftness of the breeze. All the best and a belated Happy Birthday!
Chris McGarel
London, UK


Welcome home Andy ! Take your time and get well. Thanks for all the wonderful music over the years and we all look forward to all that you’ve yet to write.
Brian
Sutton Coldfield, UK


Hai Andy and Susan. Congratulations with Andy’s birthday. Pleas take care, you have allraedy give us so much of you’re energy through te music of Camel.Take your time, enjoy the little things of live. When I’m looking back at the last years, you are a surviver. A surviver like Victor Herman, the autor of “Coming out of the Ice”,the book I love most. I wish you and Susan all the luck of the world! Many greetings,
Onno Vellekoop
Naaldwijk, ZH Netherlands


How moving yet also brave of you to write to us hardy fans. I am now 47 and living in Switzerland and We have a mid life crisis band called “The Revivers”. We rehearse every friday and record and have fun. Andy you have the best friends in the world, you are always in our thoughts. I have in front of me now an Aril 14th Hammersmith Odeon with Blizzard and Barnes support. I will never forget that day in the 70’s when I went to the Odeon for a ripping concert “Moonmadness- you have all signed my album. I also saw you in Reading Town Hall Taker care and whatever religion you follow we join you in praying for strength, energy and your continuing musical brilliance. Let me know if u come to Switzerland, we live near Montreux….deep purple eat yer heart out Alec and family PS my son has got to round three of X factor GULP. Oliver Thomson if u are ever watching the telly
Alec Thomson
USA


What a lovely letter from SusanI wish you both well in whatever you do, and through this illness. As the first band I ever saw Camel occupy a very special place. I know there will be more music to comewe can wait, it’s always worth it. Paul
Paul Millington
Liverpool area, UK


Dear Andrew and Susan, thanks for the update it’s good to hear from you again. Enjoy life as much as you can. When you enjoy it then you can create something special and after that you will hopefully willing to share it with all the fans worldwide. Take care and take it easy 🙂
Andre Denis
Breda, Netherlands


Hallo Andy, I send you my best wishes and I hope that you recover soon !!! Many Greetings Gerd
gerd stinner
Groß-Umstadt, Germany


Hi Andy & Susan. Belated birthday wishes birthday mate. Perhaps like few people I’m something at a loss for the right words at the difficult circumstances you find yourselves in. I must confess I was, for a while, a bit frustrated at the lack of new material from Andy, but I can appreciate now that with the condition and the move, you have to take it much easier these days, and make the best of each day. A lesson we should perhaps all learn. Reading back thru the guestbook comments has helped me think about this, but I still hardly feel worthy to comment myself. I guess you must appreciate you have made, and hopefully will continue to make, a positive difference to peoples lives. The beauty and passion of your music has often raised my spirits. It’s also clear to see that you are both very lucky to have found each other. As a minor aside, I notice one of your entries offered Reiki treatment…as a biomedical scientist you might be surprised to hear me say that I consider Reiki treatments to be surprisingly good, especially at easing discomfort and raising energy levels, and what the heck, it does no harm.
Al Shipman
Liverpool, UK


crossing fingers… luv ur music… God bless ya
Kris Kowalik
Oslo, Norway


Andy, Whenever you’re feeling physically and emotionally drained, remember there are people like me out there who are ever so greateful to have had your music brighten our lives. That is perhaps the greatest reward for a musician. I am sure your fans around the world will join me in wishing you comfort and peace. You are now also in my prayers. All the best mate. Get some rest, and God bless.
Swithin Monteiro
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Hi Andy & Susan. Sorry to hear about your ill health Andy but glad you’re still able to carry on with your music. I’ve been listening to Camel since ‘Mirage’ and been to the gigs since Snow Goose (Loved the Albert Hall concert). Your music has seen me through some tough times even though you’ll never know about it and I hope the words of encouragement from all your fans help you as well. I wish you both well
Steven Ross
Greenock, Inverclyde United Kingdom


I like to give my Best Wishes for Good Health to Andrew and his family. Happy belated Birthday Andrew. Thanks, Stephen
Stephen House
Ottawa, ON Canada


I travelled all the way to see you at Nearfest and met you afterwards. I am so pleased that i did. You are an inspiration. I battled with depression for many years and thanks to you i am able to function. Though i am not part of your or Susan’s life my heart and my soul is with you helping to fight your ailment. I wish i could do more. I wish i could give you what you have given me all these years. I have no doubt you will have many such messages and sentiment but rest assured when i say that if you ever need me for anything I am only an e-mail away. I remember you being kind enough to talk to me on the phone whilst you were in Holland and being kind enough to remember my name when i have met you. There is so much good in your spirit your illness has a formidable opponent. I wish you well and send you all the strength that i can. I love you very much and will remain a very loyal fan and friend. My love to you both and hope i get to meet you again after another Camel gig. PS You don’t need to sing when you can play the guitar like you can!! Steve Petch, Hartlepool Teesside.
Steve Petch
Hartlepool, Cleveland united kingdom


Andy, Growing up in a country with many camels, I was introduced to one particular Camel in the mid-70s, and he’s been a constant companion ever since. I’ve been using Camel music as a refernce when testing high performance audio equipment at my job, and also for listening at home and in the car for decades. Like you, I also have a progressively worsening medical condition, and other setbacks, and so I know what you’re going through. I deal with it by refusing to let it bring me down, focusing instead on the bright aspect of life. In this I feel that my life was made better accompanied by your music, and for this I thank you and your fellow Camelites. Susan, I also want to thank you for all the wonderful things you’ve done with Camel, and for being in Andy’s lifegood people deserve the best. Happy Birthday, Andy, and many happy returns.
Reuven
Fitchburg, MA USA


Sorry to hear of your ill health Andy, I wish both you and Susan all the happiness in the world, I still recall all the fabulous Camel concerts that we went to back in Manchester and Liverpoolremembering with Love.
Eileen Sharkey
Trentham, Vic Australia


En français dans le texte! Salut Andy, Un petit mot d’un grand fan Français, pour te dire que le 17 mai au soir ma femme et moi avons regardés deux concert de camel “total presure et comming of age” et j’apprends le lendemain par le mail de Susan que c’était ton aniverssaire “coincidence!!”. Depuis l’album “MIRAGE” la musique de camel a bercée ma vie sans intéruption pendant tous les moments, difficiles et heureux de ma vie. Mon épouse et moi tenons à te remercier pour toute la joie et le bonheur que tu nous donnes en écoutant la musique de CAMEL. J’espère sincérement que ton état de santé va s’améliorer rapidement et que tu nous fasses encore plein de merveilleux albums. J’aurais juste un souhait avant de terminer c’est de voir CAMEL au moins une fois dans ma vie en concert en FRANCE, par exemple à NANCY ou AMNEVILLE ça serait vraiment le bonheur. Amitiés. Longue vie à CAMEL. laurent
Laurent
FRANCE


To Andy and Susan, My thoughts are with you both at this difficult time.Although our main thoughts are with Andy it is also often the carer or the loved one that also needs a bit of encouragement too and often albeit unintentinally they are forgotten, so a special thought for you Susan. Wish you both well.
Chris Lace
UK


Hello Andy! I call Roberto I have 41 years and are Italian (ROME)! To know that you have problems of health makes me to be much sad one! I love your music, I love music of the CAMEL! The six better musician to the world! You play the guitar like little! The feelings that with music you succeed to transmit are only! A six particular person, and as such you will succeed to exceed every problem! We too much have need of you, your music…. of the CAMEL!! Now I am seeing DVD “FOOTAGE” and even if I only know to you for music seems to know to you from always! A six true friend who makes company me, with all members of the BAND, for great part of the day! You will see all will go for the best and sure between a P2o you will make us to listen to a new CD that we all are waiting for with anxiety! Hello Andy: “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”! Hello CAMEL, soon!!! You are the best ones!!
ROBERTO
ROMA, RM ITALIA


Dear Andy and dear Susan, Thank you for sharing your very personal situation with your “family”. I believe and hope that you will make the best of this situation and that our wishes will give both of you strength and positive energy to fall back upon. Your music has enriched my life so much. I remember my first Camel concert in 1979 in Düsseldorf, Germany. There have been many more since. The last time I saw Camel was in Rijssen, Netherlands on the Farewell tour. On this special occasion I happened to meet you Andy in the hotel’s restaurant. I asked for an autograph and being very nervous I forgot to say “please”. You replied “no” and smiling you went on “well, at least you should say please”. I then got your autograph and felt embarassed to the bone 😉 The following concert was very moving for me being aware it could be the last time ever to see one of my very favourite bands playing live. So p l e a s e Andy, take the time you need to recover. Though I would love to have another Camel album see the light of day I’d rather have you in good and stable health. Best wishes for your birthday (2 days late, sorry)and love for you both. Achim
Achim
Neuss, Germany


Hello, Andrew. On a birthday, congratulations. I always listen to your music. @I feel happy whenever I listen to music of camel. @ To a body, please make wonderful music from now on carefully.
Mikio Fukaya
CHITA AICHI, JAPAN


Hi guys I cannot express my initial dismay at hearing of Andy’s condition and his ongoing difficulties. All Camel fans will be praying for a return to health and the promise of a new album and or live dates is just so tempting! We love you guys. Keep shining Andy, you are a rare star in the universe!
Mike Sexton
Dartford,Kent, UK


Dear Andy I’ve grown up with your music since I was 16 years old and I’ve lived with Camel Music witch started by Stationary traveler record and your Music was one of the most reason in my life that I’ve I chosen my way to be a Musician. I‘ve listened to the all albums of Camel during these years. I’ve been waiting for some news from your side and some new record. I know you are strong enough to handle and we are waiting to see you on stage. Hope you will be back to studio and create a new project with Susan. Yours truly Sina Najmi
Sina
Ras Al Khaima, Ras Al Khaima U.A.E


Dear Andrew and Susan. Sorry to hear about your health problems. Hopefully you will recover soon. Camel have been a part of my life since they were formed and I look forward to hearing the new album. I know it will be fantasticCamel music always is. I especially look forward to hearing the sound of “that red guitar”. It truly takes my breathe away. Take care.
Sam Houston
Perth, WA Australia


Hello Andy, A small word of a big French fan, to say to you that on May 17th in the evening my wife and I looked two concert of camel ” total presure and comming of age ” and I learn the next day by Susan’s mail that it was your aniverssaire ” coincidence!! “. Since the album “MIRAGE” the music of camel rocked my life without intéruption during all the moments, difficult and happy of my life. My wife and I let us be anxious to thank you for all the enjoyment and the happiness which you give us by listening to the music of CAMEL. I hope for sincérement that your health is going to saméliorer quickly and that you make for us still full of magnificent albums. I would just have a wish before ending it is to see CAMEL at least once in my life in concert in FRANCE, for example in NANCY or AMNEVILLE that would really be the happiness. Kind regards. Laurent
Laurent
SALMAGNE, FRANCE


Dear Andrew, Your music is beautiful and has meant a lot melooking forward to plenty more. God bless and keep smiling!
Paul
USA


Take care, and when you are well enough, have a gig in London, so that we can all show you in person what both the music of Camel, and you mean to us Dust and Dreams is such an under-rated album. I have nothing but admiration for you God Bless
Kevin Bailey
Cambridge, England


hello Andy! I’m a great fan on Camel. You are a great musician and a great great man!! The progressive music is Camel and i hope to hear a new album soon!! Thanks for the emotions that give me your music. Good luck dear Andy!! http://xoomer.alice.it/the_snow_camel/
michele
italy,


Hello Andrew and Susan, Just thinking about you last night and found the MP3 dedicated to Pete Bardens. Played it on air along with much of Harbour of tears. Yes Susan,as I, too, age (May 15th for mine) the way I live each moment becomes more important and I spend less time worrying about the future. All the best finding the “right” house:-)
Andrew Holborn
VIC Australia


Hi Andy and Susan, good luck and i hope to hear good news from you in the future,thank you for the great Camel music in the last 35 years, and off course: happy birthday ouwe rakker het gaat je goed en hoop je ooit nog eens in Nederland te zien , proost !
Jan Broers
Gilze, Noord-Brabant Nederland


I’m so sad to hear that you are not well (probably something of an understatement). Please! Please! Please! try and write and record a new CDAN&AW was pure genius and took me back to the 70s when Camel, Genesis & Yes were at their musical best. Your music has been a delight to me for the past 30 years (how time flies) since I first bought a recommended marvel that was the Snow Goose and I’ve loved your music ever since. All the best from Newcastle.
Carl Hedger
Newcastle, England


Camel’s music is one of the best things in the lives of so many people, and Andy is the beautiful person who is behind most of it. Come polycythemia vera or myelofibrosis, I think the best way would be “NEVER LET GO”! oh and also HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY 🙂
Arash
Iran


Andy, your music has inspired us for many years. Now hopefully the loving thoughts of others will inspire you. Keep strong xx
Dawn
Norwich, England


Good Luck Andy! I hope that you will be on the stage as soon as possible. With Love Marco from Italy
Marco Leodori
Rome, Italy


AndyHappy Birthday, and be well soon. It seems a long time since the Greyhound in Croydon in about 1972 or 3. Can’t pick a favourite tracktoo many great memories. Look forward to having more contenders soon!
Peter Crabtree
Langstone, Hampshire


Estimated Andy and Susan: Forgive my English language it is not very good. We have followed your work from 1979. We saw you in several concerts for Spain during different epochs and always it was fantastic. In Granada we did photos Camel and our family to ourselves. We did a web honoring, not commercial at all, only in order that the Hispanics know your magnificent work. Everything for simple pleasure to be grateful your music during this time and for that I hope that it continues filling our lives as till now. Your love during this time was met to us by your beautiful music. Un abrazo desde Andalucía, España. Francisco.
Francisco
Jerez, Spain


Dear AndyAs I read in Susan’s letter, life is not fair. You have been blessed with a rare talent for creating sounds, images and feelings that have created deep and lasting impressions on the souls of many. The thousands of us who have become accustom to hearing Ca get the opportunity to see you perform again, you are the one true guitar legend !
Richard Nicholson
Wales


Hi Andrew ! I just learned what happened by reading The Nature of E-Beast Susan sent few hours ago. So, I’d like to offer you all my considerations and support, as you did with me during my own difficult times… even if you didn’t know it personaly : this is the magic of music… However, Welcome back to Europe ! You shouldn’t worry about a date for the next Camel album be coming out : I’m sure all the Camel Fans family may wait in a very patient way for it : there already are so many Camel songs to listen, and to listen again and again, and be never tired of…! A smile, a nod and a wink from me yo you,
Xavier
Paris, Europe


Hello, this is true that the silence was long, and I understand better why. Nevertheless, I hope that the inspiration is still there and that we will hear again and again new songs from Camel in the future. Best wishes from France
Jean-François
Versailles, France


When I arrived at Rijssen, Holland in 2003 without a room or ticket for the show that night, I’ll never forget how Andy said “don’t worry, you’re with us” after he heard our plight. 2003 is indelibly etched on my memory after meeting the band and seeing you in so many venues. I always start my daily flute practice with the intro to Airborne or Spirit of the Water. I hope your health improves and when I come back to the UK I hope I can repay you with a beer or two. Cheers Andy and Susan…two fantastic people.
Steve Marsden
Charleston, WV USA


I’ve been a fan of Camel ever since I heard “Mirage” (in my opinion one of the great progressive rock albums of all time) and then saw that tour at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago in 1974–you guys blew me away. Somehow your music has always had a kind spirit to it–I’ve always appreciated that. I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing what’s next. And Happy Birthday!
Glenn Emil
Chicago, IL USA


Dear Andrew, we know much about you, your music, your life… maybe it is time that you come to know something about one of your fan from Croatia. In last 40 years (in times when I was starting with playing in bands)I have bought all “Camel” LPs , CDs and DVDsmore than 60 pieces. Today when I am scientist, university professor… I like your music with the same energy and filling like in the times when I heard it for the first time. In my car, at my home, in room on my university everybody can listen music from Camel… my friends, my children, my students etc. Here you have many people which think on you every day and you make our life’s nice and beautiful with you wonderful music. Thank you very much. Happy birthday,and we are waiting to your new studio album. See you sometime, somewhere,… Sincerely Yours, Gara from Zagreb
Mladen Garasic
Zagreb, Croatia


Andrew,Susan Andrew,Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing with us your problems.And that it is good that you are in a positive frame of mind.It is a measure of your warmth to us fans who sadly will never get to shake your hand or buy you a beer that you touch all of our Hearts so much with your Music. Keep well regards Alan
Alan Baulch
London, Eng UK


Full of anticipation with news of your plans to return home, now tinged with sadness at the news of Andrew’s health problems. Definitely seem to have your priorities rightenjoy life to the max, taken at your own pace, however so paced. A fan for what seems like forever (and more amazingly seem to find more every day! notwithstanding the long periods of silences). Wishing you both all the very best, especially in your hunt for a new home and studio.
Tony Ryan
Dorset, UK


Best wishes, Andy! You’ve brought so much joy to me and countless others with your beautiful music. All of our prayers and thoughts are with you!
John Meade
Grand Rapids, MI USA


Hi Andrew, with all that is going on may I suggest to listen to some of this band I know called Camel. When I have been down through illness the sounds of Nude, Rajaz etc has really lifted me. Positive Mental Attitude is what your music gives me and I thank you for that. (Positive Mental Attitude sounds like a great working title)I know that you are a true fighter and believe that you have the support of 1000’s to lift you.
Peter Devine
Bridgend, UK


First, Happy Birthday! Hello Andy and Susan, I have been listening to your music for 34 years. I look forward with great anticipation to the next masterpiece. Hope for good health. Please release DVD’s of any new live shows. All my Love!!!
Ronald Dahlke
Buffalo, NY USA


Andy, I wish you well in overcoming that illness. Sounds worse than a Banjo Orchestra. If there was someway I could return all the joy, inspiration, pleasure, and good times CAMEL has given me, in return to see you well, I would. Wishing you and Susan the best in Health and Happiness. Bill
Bill Bustard
Vancouver, BC CANADA


Andrew, I have all of your albums and love them very much. I look forward to seeing another someday. I hope you’re feeling well. Your fan of over 30 years, Jeff.
Jeff Palmer
Sparks, Nevada USA


Ihave just read the cp newsletter and now I m writing my sincere feelings:since 1989, Camel have been carried me out in my darkest hours and brought me up to the light of heaven besides Camel and Andy,give me the pleasure of trees,Sky,friendship,kindness, good times,bad times and me. I am an orthopaedic surgeon I know all the unfortunate illness but I need Andy and his art of music and send my all best health and musical wishes !! CAMEL CAN CARRY!!EVERYTHING !
baris kemal(camel) ozsar
Ankara, cankaya Turkey


Thank you for being an inspiration with your music, and now with your wonderful words of hope, courage and acceptance. I wish you the best and myself the hope that I can be half as compassionate in my own life.
Ken Levine
stow, ma USA


Even here in Egypt .. we have camels i know … but still a very special one is not an Egyptian camel its a camel that owns by da whole world .. thank you for the beautiful music, i know that ur illness wont make you stop there .. god willing you’ll make it .. Dear Andy, Happy Birthday and Welcome Back Home …. 🙂
Shady Varden
Cairo, Egypt


Even here in Egypt .. we have camels i know … but still a very special one is not an Egyptian camel its a camel that owns by da whole world .. thank you for the beautiful music, i know that ur illness wont make you stop there .. god willing you’ll make it .. Dear Andy, Happy Birthday and Welcome Back Home …. 🙂
Shady Varden
Cairo, USA


Hi Andy, So sorry to here of your health condition but I am sure that someone with a will as strong as yours will overcome the obstacles that the illness puts in your way. Your music has been a major part of my life for over 30 years and I look forward to this being the case for many years to come so please keep writing and recording if you can. Another request if I may, please try not to forget the West Midlands for any mini tour this time 😉 To quote Air born “If the world keeps spinning ‘round, you’ll be back again”, my sentiments exactly. Take care and very best regards to both yourself and Susan Trevor Harris
Trevor Harris
Birmingham, UK


Hi Andrew! ImAm a real fn of your songwriting and your musicianship as a guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist and hope you get well soon and keep composing more great music!
Christopher Hale
San Diego, Ca USA


Hi Andy and Sue, welcome home. You are never too far from our thoughts as you music is often filling the our in our home. You have become a drug to many of us and long may the addiction continue. This can only be done by making a speedy recovery, take as long as it takes to get here. We will still be waiting to greet you with open arms and hearts. You are both in our thoughts.
Maurice and Tracey
Liverpool, UK


Best wishes from Norway! Happy birthday on 17th May, Norway’s Constitition day. Looking forward to the planned studio album.
Rune Andresen
Oslo, Norway


Many souls are with you guys as you navigate these treacherous waters. God bless you, and may we continue to hear your wonderful playing.
Michael Judge
Kansas City, MO USA


at first happy new year Andrew ! I discovered your music I was 13 now I’m 43 and I still being fan of your performance . so take care of you us ; never let go kisses For france
jean-noël renusson
france, USA


Andrew, Susan, all Camel enablers: THANK YOU. I feel Susan’s very wise words should be acknowledged to apply as much to the music of Camel as everything else. Over the years I have been fortunate to see Camel more than once, and I treasure the memory of each and every time. The music of Camel is one of the things that links my friends together over timeit’s one of those shared experiences that go beyond words. I still cry every time I hear “Ice”I have never known why, I have never questioned it. Sometimes I am overwhelmingly sad, sometimes I cry from joy. But it always affects me that way. I cannot put Camel on as “aural wallpaper”music with so much poured into it deserves to be listened to “intently”, as Robert Fripp once said. I wish Andy and Susan and all my fellow fans good life, good friends, good love, good energy. We support each other in ways that we do not always know nor are always clear. Never give a day away!
Les Kooyman
Cathedral City, CA USA


Andrew All the best to you for your birthday. As someone who has taken a great deal of pleasure from your music over the years, I can only wish you well for the future and hope that you are soon able to bring us some more of that magic. Steve Adamson
Steve Adamson
Cheshire, UK


Andy & Susan, so glad you are finally happily settled back in the UK. Thankyou for being so frank, honest and open in explaining Andrew’s condition. No matter what the future may hold, nothing can take away the wonderful contribution you have made to music for so long already. You have touched so many lives in such a positive way and I am sure will continue to do so for many more years. Looking forward to the next album and cannot wait to see you on the road again. Very best wishes, Trevor (a lifelong fan).
Trevor Orpin
Newbury, Berks UK


Moonmadness arrived in the record shop where I worked in 1976 and that was it! Saw you in Manchester Appolo in 79 and twice in the Astoria in London including the Farewell tour. You missed us in Ireland due to your ill health at the time, naturally disappointed, but its still a perfect venue for a mini tour! Very cheap flights on Ryanair!!Keep well, and look forward to the next album and perhaps seeing you again soon
Terry
Ireland


Susan, what a moving note from you and wonderful that you trust us all with the news and that you are both so positive about the way ahead. A new home and studio although challenges sound like much to get stuck into in the weeks and months ahead, hope it all goes well. Camel have meant so much to me since I heard the first album in the early 70s and saw them at Birmingham Odeon in about 1974 (Moonmadness). Didn’t see the band again until the early nineties (Town and Country Club, Camden) and it all came flooding back. Your tours to the UK have been a must ever sincethe last gig I saw in Shefield was superbran out of options for another encore so Lady Fantasyagain !!!! Andy’s inspiration behind Camel has been evident throughout the years but more so now than ever. That inspiration has meant so much to me and I know to so many others. As home matters stabilise looking forward let’s hope health improves alsolove and best wishes to you bothSimon
Simon Coney
Retford, Notts UK


Dear Andrew, I am very sorry to read about the diseases you have to suffer. I truly hope that the musical energy will help you to overcome this all. Kindest regards, Wim van Kraanen, Holland. http://www.analogueaudio.com
Wim van Kraanen
USA


To Andy, one of only half a dozen or so who can make the guitar truly sing; Take your time, and may the smiles you have created return to you.
Steve Bullman
Loughborough, Leicestershire England


From Argentina, my best wishes for Andy and I hope listen your beautiful music again ¡¡¡¡GOD BLESS YOU ANDY!!!!
Enzo
USA


I first saw you with Camel in 1974 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Camel was first on the bill and blew the other acts away. I’ve been a fan ever since. Thanks for all the great music. I hope you get well. Good Luck.
mike sonnenfeld
chicago, IL USA


Andy and Susan,welcome back to our green and pleasent land,thank you for the beautiful music you have given us and i know you will continue to give us when you are ready,take it easy and enjoy the simple things in life like the dawn chorus,a glass of wine on a summer evening,a stroll along the shoreline,be happy and take care of yourselves.
kevin
Cornwall, UK


A belated happy birthday to you andrew. I’m very sorry to hear of your illness but sincerely hope that it does not become too demanding on you. Your music, since I first heard it live at Hammersmith, has inspired, moved and given me much pleasure over the years. I look forward to many hours of listening to any new material you may produce in the future. I wish you well.
David Finch
Eastbourne, UK


Best of luck to you Andy and Susan. Sounds like you have made some excellent choices. I will continue to hope to see you play live some day. Your music and messages have been among the most important and enjoyable I have ever heard, and I look forward to hearing more from you in the future. Very nice of you to release your song for Peter, another very inspirational musician. Thank you for all the wonderful music that continues to run through my mind. Keeps me wondering what you may write next. Take good care of yourself. You are a rare gem. Bill Bill
Bill Reiss
Fords, NJ USA


Without exaggeration, your music has been a great inspiration for me for over 30 years. I sincerely hope you pull though this illness and get well soon. Very best wishes, Stephen.
Stephen
Perth, Australia


Susan & Andy- Thanks for the honest appraisal, we’ve all known something was up but it’s good to have the truth straight from the source. Andy’s work ethic will I’m sure not allow him to ‘slack off’ for long but perhaps this will focus his efforts into the studio, and a new album or two. Personally, I’d still like to see the proposed all-acoustic album come to fruition, perhaps as a series of duets. It would be something that could be done as time allows, and with minimum coordination of schedules. I’m sure nearly anybody you ask would RUN to record with Andy!!! And your fanbase, us, would love the distilled essence of Camel in warm, intimate surroundings with a few close friends. Anyway, take care of yourselves, thanks for over thirty years of joyful musicmaking in the past and we look forward to at least another 30 in the future!Robert Carlberg
Robert Carlberg
Seattle, WA USA


Andy, please take my very best wishes to your birthday and for your illness ! I think god will give you the strenght for all this. Cause the world needs a man like you. As a men with a very great charisma, and as a guitar player who can touch a heart like no other player on this planet ! God bless you !!!
Torsten
Verden, Germany


HI Andrew, welcome back to the UKI really hope you are on the road to recoveryto quote the words of never let go’man was born with a will to survive’. The music of camel was very much a part of my formative years and is very specialit would be wonderful if you could be back gigging (even if it was only for mini tours). Thanks also to susanshe must be a very special lady.
Dave Henderson
billingham, uk


I’m so grateful for the music. It’s been a huge part of my life since 1974. For me, Andrew has always been der ToneMeister. I am so sorry to learn of Andrew’s health problem but thankful that you are both learning to live with it and manage it. I sympathise (my own diagnosis is different but it’s also a life sentence). Wishing you the health, the will, the opportunity, and everything necessary for many more years of making music. Hope the studio comes together quickly. God Bless You.
Phil
Suffolk, UK


Hi There, I grew up on a diet of Camel music, my older brothers playing it constantly…Just above the sound of our dad shouting at us to turn it down… Beautiful music, beautiful people… all the very best, Bonx, steve, dave Trigwell.
Bonx Trigwell
East Grinstead, Sussex England


Sounds unpleasant and worrying for you both AndyPositive thoughts only mateno negativitybe selfish and put your own needs before us (your fans)you’ve done more than enough for us alreadyI always hoped you would put out a simple solo blues album but such a thought seems defeatist in the circumstancesTake CareMuch Gratitude from Malcolm Wild in North Shields.
Malcolm Wild
North Shields, U.K.


Andrew, wishing you the strength to come through this and once again let us hear your beautiful music. Never let go. My thoughts are with yourself and Susan at this time, please take care.
David
Lyme Regis, England


I FIRST SEEN CAMEL AT THE TOWN HALL IN MIDDLESBROUGH LATE SEVENTIES THIS WAS MY VERY FIRST CONCERT I HAD BEEN TOO AND THE MUSIC WAS MIND BLOWING AND I BOUGHT THE SNOW GOOSE ALBUM AND I WAS HOOKED. WANT TO WISH YOU THE VERY BEST FOR THE FUTURE AND KEEP BATTLING ON.TAKE CARE RON CARTER-BONSTEEL MIDDLESBROUGH CLEVELAND ENGLAND I SIT AND LISTEN TO THE SNOW GOOSE AND OTHER CAMEL CD’S AND I LOVE NOTHING MORE THAN TO SIT BACK AND CHILL OUT TO THE SOUND OF THE SNOW GOOSE.
RON CARTER-BONSTEEL
MIDDLESBROUGH CLEVELAND, TS3 9RB ENGLAND


Dear Andrew, happy birthday. Today, 18th, is mine, so it is nice to know we almost share that too. You’ve been, are and will be present in my life with your music. Camel is an important part of the soundtrack of my life. It does not matter if you retire, or you just keep on making records. My memories, our memories have your work close to our hearts. No matter what you do, keep on rocking!!!
Alberto
Madrid, Spain


AndyI first heard read about Camel in Melody Maker in the early 1970s. So, I bought “The Snow Goose” and thought well, this is too good for radio and I have never heard the first Camel song on radio. It is with great delight that you have kept your wonderful music alive without the exposure that all of us fans have wished for your music. I am recently retired, approaching 60 and frankly am not worth a damn at getting things done anymore either. Whatever you can accomplish musically will be warmly received by all and will be viewed as “bonus material”. Good luck with your health.
Steve Graham
Powell, OH USA


great andrew, lovely susan…what the margot think is the end of the world, the master call it a butterfly..with love and friendship…livio
livio
italy, italy


Dear Andrew, It has been said that great artists must always suffer and we, the audience, are the only ones who benefit through their pain. Since the reforming of Camel in the early 90’s I heard more beauty in your music than ever before and each album seems to get better. As I read about your condition I felt sadness and guilt that the music I enjoy so much may come at a “price” that I have never born. Thank you, for your musical artistry, output, not giving in to the mainstream and keeping your standards high. I wish you all the best! With Warmest Regards and Sincere Appreciation, Bill
Bill Vitez
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA USA


My life has become a litlle sader and alot more enriched from reading your beutiful e-mail today. May you both continue to love life and music!I look forward to more inspired music and mini tours. Dave I.
Dave Inman (Osteopath)
Bath, England


And and Susan, You will be in my thoughts and prayers. It is amazing what doctors can do with diagnosis and treatment these days, but ultimately your life is in the hands of the God who made you. One of the “little details” of my life that I will never forget is the first time I saw Camel perform live. You have brought more joy than you will ever realize to people all around the world. Thank you and God bless…
Cliff Beveridge
Paige, TX USA


Happy Birthday for yesterday.So sorry to hear about your health problems but wish you the strength to deal with it+of course a full recovery if possible.Just wanted to use this opportunity to tell you how your music,right from the start has enriched our lives immesurably.I`ve lost count of the times it`s reduced us to tears.Any guest at our home is turned on to Camel.God Bless you.We eagerly await news of any new music or gigs.MARK+SALLY CHRISTIE.
mark christie
leeds, u.k


My dear far friends… I’m so deeply touched to read your letter, Susan… Yesterday I did’nt take the time to tell you my frienship thoughts, never late I see! Andy, I better understand your reaction when you heard in Paris that I had strong health problems. You did’nt have time, because of an interview. Me and my son were talking in french with Denis Clement. You came and heard my situation, and you seemed very sad for me, and very happy when I told you every thing is OK now. And you spontaneously took me in your arms and hugged me. It was simple and deeply human, Andy. Susan, when she came back home after californian horse wrong ride (hum….), received my encouragement message. She answered immediatly, and told me in her message later that she was now able to dance. Thank you for taking the choice to explain what you live. It gives sense, and helps to have compassion. My heart is with both of you, and with all people who told you their support. I’m also deeply touched to read the guest book, with so many people who support you, without shobusinnes apparitions, without TV shows, without any public limlight. I read those facts has my personnal confirmation: your music is for me human attitude traduction. I keep feeling joy, with the congruence between you and your music, your life choices. Today is now time to receive my friendship, in return. Please imagine I open my arms, Susan, and I open my arms, Andy, and share with you a hug. No many times in a life we met, strong it was every time, and hope I’ll make the travel with my sons to meet you again, if a little concert exists. If not, please receive my hug, in return of yours. With my deep and strong love. Alain
Alain DUCEPT
LA ROCHE SUR YON, FRANCE


I’ve been listening to Camel since 1974, and I consider your music as a gift from Heaven! In fact, I have fervently prayed that I will continue to be able to listen to Camel after my departure from this Earth. I’m 56 years old and have several chronic incurable illnesses (not counting the inevitable process of aging, which seems to pick up speed the longer we live). So I can somewhat relate to your dilemma. But there is always hope, and doctors don’t know everything and aren’t always right. After all, they’re just “practicing” medicine. I would like to refer you to a book called “The Secret”, by Rhonda Byrne. It describes a simple way to make miracles happen, and it’s an easy and short book to read. There is also a movie by the same name, which I have not seen, but I’ve heard that it is not as good as the book. So I hope that you will read the book and harness the power of your thoughts to make miracles happen for yourself.
Donna
Rimrock, AZ USA


I first listened to Camel in high school (1970-72) and I have been a fan ever since. I was very fortunate to see Camel perform at NEARfest and on top of that I was able to meet the band afterwards and share a few words. I will never forget Andy telling me “We have grown old together”. I extend my best wishes to Andy during this difficult time. I appreciate your perspective on dealing with illness…I am a cancer survivor… and I appreciate the gift of so much music that you have given to all of us.Thank You Andrew and Camel!
Dave Pangburn
Brookhaven, PA USA


Dear Andrew & Susan I completely understand your fight with illness as I have my mother with breast cancer and I had a big heart surgery in the past.My love to you and all my prayers so as to go further than diseases and problems,You had the best guitar sound I have ever heard in my country.Keep walking Andrew
Alexander Dimokratis
Athens, Greece


Whatever happens, I’d just like to say we all thank God for the wonderful music that Andy has given us and I pray for you all. God bless you, a wonderful musician and person. Thanks you for sharing this and keep us posted.
Marcus Booth
Bristol, Uk


Hi Andy, my best wishes of recovery ! Music is worth, Camel’s music is worth, but health is essential to anyone, to a music player too. So, see you soon in France !
roger grastek
fontenay sous bois, france


hello susan and andy, congratulations for your birthday yesterday I’m sorry to hear of your illness. I hope you get better very soon. You made my life so much better with your beautiful music I wish I could do the same for you. Enjoy the moments here on earth with your loved ones. I wish you all the best.
rik
dessel, belgium


Andy, If it’s any consolation, I have a pretty good idea of what you and Susan must be going through. Please stay positive, and let your music speak for you. Life can be and is, a cruel beast. live life to the full, and live each day for all its worth, and have no regrets. We’ve never met, apart being in the same concert hall! But, I’d like to class you as a mate, as your playing touches my heart. So all I will say is, good luck mate. I, and many others will be thinking of you.
Kevin Goodman
Reading, UK


Welcome back to the UK! Your music has been with me on my journey since 1977 now, and will stay with me as long as my inner ear can replay the tunes. Praying for your good health and strength keep running that race and making music. Thanks!
Paul Moore
Portsmouth, Hants UK


I first saw Camel on a tour with Wishbone Ash may years ago in St.Louis, Mo. They played about 5 tunes–all off of Mirage if I remember correctly—walked off–no encore, etc. That band, that night and those 5 songs changed my life as far as music goes and I never quit buying or listening to Camel music. GOD will appreciate the impact you have made on so may people’s lives and the enjoyment you have provided to so many. Our prayers go out to you and we truly wish you happiness and success in whatever you you elect to do or can do in the future.
Mike Young
Mount Vernon, Il USA


Andrew, thank you for the music. Your MUSIC, and now our music. You wrote breathless landscapes, you must continue giving us more moonmadness to our life. Thank for all. I spoke to you a words in Madrid some years ago (Rajaz tour): a kiss to Susan, told I. And now, again a BIG KISS from the south of Sapin. We all need your music, and over all, YOU.
Juan Antonio
San Fernando, Cadiz Spain


Paris and France Need Camel! We wait you, Andy, Colin, Susan. I listen Ice and it’s great! Really! Very Great. In France we have Zidane and… Camel!
Pierre, Annick and Marie
Paris, France


Getting old sucks, as you said in London, but it’s a damn sight easier in such fab company as Camel have been. Many’s the time I’ve felt that my life’s been so much more blessed with Camel in it! Endless best wishes to you two gorgeous people, Susan and Andrew.
Andrew
Darwen, Lanc’s UK


I first saw Camel at the Royal Albert Hall with the Orchestral Snow Goosea totally wonderful experience when I was an undergrad. And then I didn’t see them again until the farewell tour at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA, where I was living at the time. And I was thrilled to chat with Andy after the show. A pleasant memory and a pleasant show. I have enjoyed Camel’s music over the years and I still listen to the Snow Goose on a regular basis. I wish both Andy and Susan all the best back in England, it’s been over 30 years since I left the UK, and I can well understand the stress of moving and the difference to living in California. I look forward to hearing more of Andy’s music and will remain a Camel fan. All the best to the two of you.
Julian Christou
Arlington, VA USA


Hello Andy and Susan. Andy,congratulations with your 58th birthday yesterday. In Norway 17th. of May is our national day and everyone is in the streets celebrating.So now you know that you were born on a celebration day! My birthday is 14th.of May so we were born on the best month of the year.I have been a huge fan of Camel since 1976 and will be a fan for ever.I have been lucky enough to watch one of your concerts,Amsterdam in 2003.It was fantastic!And I got the chance to meet you after the show and I will never forget it,Andy. Take care of yourself and write your good music when you feel the strength.We got the patience to wait,so don’t rush yourself. Take good care of yourself,Andy. See you! Regards from Odd-Roar Norway
Odd-Roar Bakken
Ranheim, Norway


Very sorry to hear about your illness, Andy. I hope you will regain the strength, power and creativity. A new release from Camel was always a major event. You just knew you were in for something very special. Your songs and your guitar solos are utter brilliance and second to none. For me “Stationary traveller” is the most beautiful piece of music ever written.
Einar Sand
Skien, Norway


Dear Andrew and Suzanne, I was very touched by your latest message and I am impressed by your ability to maintain such a postive perspective after all the things that happened in your life. Be assured that our postive thoughts and energy will be with youconsider it to be a small thank you for all the wonderful moments I had in my life thanks to your superb musical talents. You, Camel and it’s music have accompanied me for over 30 years during all up’s and downs in my life and you will be one of my most valued sources of inspiration. Keep up the good faith and attitude. Regards, Hans
Hans Lanslots
Stamford, CT USA


Hi Andrew, I grow up with your music, Chord Change is a master piece for me, Ice makes me dream and son on… I have one dream, this dream is that I have to see you in live, on the stage soon or later, so please, be strong, fight whatever you have to fight but make my dream real and come back soon on the stage. I am a Spanish guy but I am now living and working in Munich (Germany), so or you are coming here or I will go to your place, you decide 😉 Your music is an inspiration for my music Keep going on, Saludos Felipe
Felipe Leon
Cadiz, Spain


Welcome home! I’d just like to thank you for being an inspiration to me since 1979 when I first heard your beautiful compositions and your soulfully expressive guitar. I will never forget seeing you at the Hammersmith Odeon on the I Can See Your House From Here tourLunar Sea as an encore complete with tapes of the moon landings, amazing. Nor will I forget meeting you several times after nights at the Astoria. May you find true happiness in all you do. Bob. x
Bob
Hertfordshire, UK


Hi Andy and Susan, Susan and Andy: Youlet me say “Andy”, as I used to read on several Camel LP sleeves, always full of love and respect for you- are the most influential artist I’ve ever met. I have appreciated and studied tons of other guitar legends from Barney Kessel to Allan Holdsworthand not to talk about other instruments- but it is Andrew “Andy” Latimer who is always overpresent in my mind, my sound, technique and inspiration. And Camelspecially The Snowgoose- is not the accompainment but the essence of certain stage in my life, even if I was born in 1970 and met the group’s music two decades after it was recorded (and the Beatles were gone, what a moment to be born!). So you are and will be a part of me, something that we musicians know is as great as life itself, as love itself. I hope you keep in reasonably good shape, “taking the bull by the horns”, as far as you know how this disease is known to work, and I hope music to be your main salve, shared with your “other” love, Susan. So keep it humbucking, my friend!
Jose Aragon
San Fernando, Cadiz SPAIN


Andy, best wishes to you and Susan. I’m sure you know all your fans are thinking of you both and wishing you well for the future. In the words of the very first Camel track I heard, when the first album came out…Slow yourself down! Take it easy, get well enough to do a few mini-tours. We’ll all be there to appreciate everything you do. Best wishes, Keith
Keith Rossiter
Wilmslow, UK


Andrew & Susan… just one word: rajaz… We love you! We always did and we always will. I treasure each and every “track” of Camel, but one of them especially: Spirit of the Water. Blessings, and remember: rajaz…
Patrick De Smet
Bruges, Belgium


Andrew, First of a happy belated birthday. Secondly, take all the time you need to get better. Your health comes first. Thank you for all the GREAT years of Camel music and also for all the new music that will, I’m sure, come as soon as it comes. Love and best wishes to you all. Keith.
Keith
London, UK


Andrew- You’ve been a huge inspiration to me as composer, guitarist, flautist and musician for 35 years. I send my best wishes to you and Susan, and look forward to all things “Camel” in the future. Thanks, Andyfor everything.
Martin A. Miller
Chicago, IL USA


Keep fighting and keep writing! Your music has been a true inspiration to me over the years and it’s great to know that there will be more to come. Camel will never die!
David Preston
Glasgow, Scotland


Andy, take your time and get well. I am sure there will be more music that makes the hair on the back of ours neck rise when you are ready. You are the most emotional guitarist there is and greatly under appreciated by the masses. True fans will wait and hope.
Paul Lambert
wing, bucks, uk


Now more than ever I am so glad my wife and I travelled to San Francisco twice and New York once to see Camel live. Like others here have said, it was the high point of my musical experiences. Andy, your determination and love of life will take you to new heights for sure. Thank you creating and sustaining Camel.
Bill Merriman
Crystal Lake, IL USA


hi andy , happy birthday mate ! , i will never forget the night i met you and shook hands in rotherham in 1997 and you spoke those immortal words to me “alf forcer ? i know that name” and i saw the look of pride on my sons face (you even offered me a drink of wine ? or whiskey? wasit?? anyway best of luck and look forward to a mini-tour …. alf
alf forcer
hartlepool , uk


Dearest Andy, Your story and your music has inspired my life in many ways for 25+ years. I had travelled for 10h from Quebec (Canada) to Nearfest 2003 (Trenton, NJ, USA) to see you in concert on June 29, 2003 and that was truly a high moment in my life. And 1 hour before the concert, you were kind enough to take a few minutes to meet me backstage. After I had met you & taken pictures with you, I told my best friend, in all honesty, this: ‘I met Andy Latimer today, it was one of my dreams, and I can now die’. I know it sounds like a big statement, but you have made a difference im my life, with all the struggles you went through and with all the incomparable music you have given us. If I were on an island, with only one record to listen to, it would be without the shadow of a doubt a Camel album. My heart & thoughts are you, even if an ocean separates us. I would the 1st to buy your auto-biography, if it existed. Take care. Pierre Laurin.
Pierre Laurin
Quebec, QC Canada


andrew, my thoughts and prayers are with you. your music helped me through a very sad childhood taking the words from your songs to help me get through the pain, i am now 42 years old ( sorry am i making you feel old )with a 22 year old son of my own who i was very proud to take to your farewell concert at the astoria london and who also loves your music. you have been an inspiration to me thank you so much.donna
donna
essex, england


Dear Andrew, First, we want to wish you a belated Happy Birthday. We hope that it was one of the best yet. So sorry to hear of your ailments. May God give you the strength to put up “the good fight”, while continuing in your pursuits. Hearing one Camel song on the radio, in ’75, (the only one ever heard!) got me hooked. We send out much appreciation for the musical pleasure you’ve given us over the years. We send you lots of love and wishes for many years of continued success. Take good care of yourself. Sincerely Yours, Richard Wooten
Richard Wooten
Katy, Texas USA


Andy, Susan, I got the Camel Newsletter in which you shared your information with us, thank you, and I sure do hope you stay tough and kick that mess back into oblivion where it belongs. As you know there are tons of people in this world who have been deeply touched by your music, and I for one thank you for that, and I hope that you can get on with your life and do what you want/need to do to get better. Relax, take it easy, and keep us posted. Thanks again and be confident! Kind regards, Dave
Dave
Lawrenceville, GA USA


Andrew, I remember having Rain Dances cranked up, standing outside of my apartment at Virginia Tech in 1980, in the rain, at night, watching rolling lightning and thunder from one end of the sky to the other. I can still smell it. It is one of the most vivid memories I have and that happened 27 years ago. Your music is something special. Thank you for all of it and I wish you the very best.Rob
Rob Grimm
Manassas, VA USA


You called your music “emotional music”. That’s exactly what I ever thought since the first time I’ve heard one of your masterpieces (it was Nude). So I want to tank you for all the emotions and all the magic you gave to my life, straight to my heart. Don’t give up Andy and let us dream on…
Enrico Bianco
Torino, ITALY


I love Camel music! I wish I had been able to see the farewell tour stop at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia. My poor luck. However, I look forward to future efforts. The music will bolster your fight with PV! Cheers.
Martin Svensson
Leesburg, VA USA


hi andy happy birthday and wishing all the best for your future. there isn’t much to say about your musical career as the words in the fans mouths speek for themselves. i am sure you have people around you to boost you up for anything you need as this note might do to you as you did when you sent me a personal autograph on a poster you sent me. all the best claude from malta
claude
malta, USA


Just wanted to echo everything that’s been said here. Your playing has been a massive influence on my own and look forward to more amazing musicno matter how long it takes. Best wishes, Andy
Andy Boland
Woodbridge, UK


Best wishes Andy and Susan. You folks obviously understand what matters in this life-it’s the little things. I last saw Camel perform at the Belly Up Tavern in San Diego several years ago, and to me it was the best live performance by any band I have had the privilege to enjoy. Thanks for the music!
Guy
Hemet, CA USA


All my warmest wishes to Andy, passion of life and music will be stronger than disease i am sure of that. anyway, take good care, you are in loving hands it seems, and the fans send you their full support. Thanks susan for sharing the info, which symbolizes the total respect the band has always developped with their audience. Cheers Daniel
DANIEL PLESSIS
LILLE, FRANCE


My sincerest thoughts and prayers are with you and Susan at this time. “Never Let Go…” My best wishes and kindest personal regards, Shane. www.rajaz.co.uk
Shane “Camel” Carlson
Dubai, The United Arab Emirates


Dear Andy, First of all a belated happy birthday. More important than looking back on years past I hope and wish you continued good health in the light of your condition. Knowing how hard it is living without (live) Camel music as a year-long fan, this (more than!!!) pales in comparison to how much it must sadden you not to be able and play with the same stamina en endurance that once was. For a musician not to be able to play is a very very tough hardhship indeed. Nevertheless I hope and wish you get as much done as possible muscially by focussing your energy on what really matters… meanwhile we will keep enjoying the many wonderful musical gifts from the past 15 years NEVER LET GO! Eric
Eric Tak
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Life sure isn’t forever, but you certainly leave your mark on many of ours, as long as people listen to music. I’m really very thankfull for all the good times and inspiration that you gave me. Sincerily hope to be able to catch one of those mini-tours if they happen. Seeing you all play live is probably the musical highlight of my life, and I really look forward to another chance! Hope your body allows you to do all that you still think you should. Thank you!
Goncalo Lemos
Portugal


Happy Birthday Andy! You are really lucky to have someone special like Susan Hoover.. BTW my dad has Polycythaemia Vera (PV) and he is doing fine at 84! I am glad the move back to the UK worked out ok and wishing you the best. With much LoveAG
AG Nigrin
Somerset, NJ USA


May you have the strenght to make more beautiful music and enjoy every day, each day is a little party to be celebrated. One day we will hear that wunderfull sound again from your strings. Kind regards Klaas
klaas
netherlands


Welcome Home Andy. Good to have you back. The Snow Goose was where it all began for me. Saw you a few times over the years. Guildford and Hammersmith stick in my memory. Great music. Take good care of yourself. Sounds like you’re focussing on the things that matter in life! Take it easy, you’ve earned it.
Moose
Bristol, UK


1st, happy belated Birthday. 2nd, for me what pulls us all through is, not God but our strength & determination to survive, should you trust your life and belief to the other great, but take your time, recover well, we all want to see you grace that stage again. Music, is such a great healer, not only for the maker, but for the listener, so whatever get’s you all through, take heart we will all be here waiting for your return. Take good care of yourseleves. Phill.
Phill Neale
Basingstoke, UK England


Andy, Get better soonand get writingwe can’t live without your music.
Norman Hall
Northampton, UK


Hi Andy. It’s lovely to have you back home in the UK. I have loved your music ever since the early 1970s and have never stopped loving it. Yor music lifts the spiritsyou should be very proud of your achievements. Take your time with the next album Andywe will wait patiently for as long as it takes. If another album never comesthen we have loads of wonderful Camel music already to listen to. I’d dearly love to see you play live again any timehappy to travel anywhere in the UK to see you if you aren’t able to get to the North-West. But your health comes firstso don’t overdo ittake your time. I’m sure Susan will keep you on the straight and narrow! All the very best to you both, Nick
Nick Leech
Morecambe, Lancashire UK


Happy Birthday Andy! Me I born May 12. Camel is great. I was Royal Albert Hall for Snow Goose (David Bedford). I need Camel. Thanks.
pierre
ARCUEIL, France


Hi Andrew and a Happy Birthday for yesterdaylong may you continue to celebrate the 17th May. I’m sorry to hear about your health problems but glad that you are able to continue to live a generally normal life. I have been a fan of your music for the past 30 years. There is no other artist in the music world who has given me more pleasure than your good self. I continue to list to your music which, from whatever album I’m listening to, still sounds as fresh as the day it was recorded. There is no better rock band in the world than Camel. May I take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all the hours of pleasure you have given me both at home listen to CD’s and in Theatre’s all around Europe. I hope you are able to continue with your musically career and look forward to whenever you release in the future. I just hope you are able to play again liveI did think Sheffield was to be the last time that I was to see you perform live. Best wishes for continuing good health and all the best for your future projects. Kind regards Paul Fearon
Paul Fearon
Southport, England


Like everyone else, HAPPY BIRTHDAY for yesterday, good luck with your future, hope you are soon well ~ and yes, this time of life (I’m 60 in September) is to savour, life is a precious gift. I, like many other fans, look forward to some new tunes. May the love of all your family, friends and fans help.
Mike W
Cwmbran, GWENT UK


Andy and Susan, All the best for you both now and in future. Get well soon. I have enjoyed your music from the beginning and have seen you perform in Paradiso in Amsterdam , which is probably one of the best places for an intimate performance. But more important , enjoy and take it easy. Joseph
Jos De Kruijf
Amsterdam, Netherlands


Hi Andy ! I´ve been a Camel follower since the Mirage album. I´m really grateful for all the wonderful music you´ve written over the years. I hope you´ll be as healthy as you can and that you soon will be recording and writing in your own studio. Have a wonderful summer.//Ulf
Ulf Karlsson
Norrkoping, Sweden


Dear Susan and Andrew, Great to hear from you again though it is hard to hear that Andy’s health is not as it should be. I wish you all the best. I look forward to new album(s) and concerts. Never let go! Chiel Jan Vries
Chiel Jan Vries
Emmeloord, Flevoland Netherlands


Hi Andy. Thoughts are with you and Susan at this stage in your journey; like the song says ‘Never Let Go’, so stay strong and take care.
Wayne Moore
Petworth, West Sussex Good old UK


May God bless you every day and give you strength to do what you do better than anyone else i know. Write beautiful music.Waiting for the next album!!
Roger Greenwalt
Mt. Vernon, IL USA


Very best wishes to you both and thank you for such a positive message. I am heartened to read how you are dealing with this facet of life; this ‘turn of the cards’. Your artistic glass is indeed more full than empty and I truly hope to be share it again before too long. Whatever your next musical work may be it will now be all the more preciousnot least because we shall all know it won’t have been compromised by Andy’s condition. Andy I’m really looking forward to hearing more of your news, hearing and seeing you playwhen you are ready it will be the right time.
Chris Guest
Guildford, UK


To one who has given so much pleasure, comfort and inspiration to so many over the yearsjust continue to follow your heart and we will all be right behind you. Eternal thanks for a wonderful evening at the Northampton Derngate in 1984.
Andrew Fowler
Bradford, England


Andrew, Sorry to hear about the illness, glad to know you’re dealing with it so well! I’ve been a fan since I heard the first Camel album in 1973. You’re one of my favorite guitarists!
Dan Strayer
Waterford, MI USA


Andrew, I wish you all the best and all the strength you need. I always loved your music!
Serge / Belgium
Mol, Belgium


Happy Birthday, Andrew! Hope you had a great day yesterday and are doing well today. Can’t wait for you to release a new studio album. The autographed CD’s and DVD’s I’ve received from you over the years have a special place in my collection. Hope to see you on stage again! David
David Tatum
Raleigh, NC USA


Andy, happy belated birthday. I’ve always loved prog and Camel music, own every album. Recently burned an 80 minute disc of my favorite tunes (distilling it down to only 80 was very hard), in chronological order: Aristillus, Ryhader/ Ryhader goes to town (live), City life (live), Drafted (two way tie for all-time favorite, live), Captured (live), Lies (live), Ice (live), You make me smile, Rainbow’s end, Unevensong (live), Vopos, Stationary Traveller, Long goodbyes (my other all-time fave), Hopeless anger (live), and Watching the Bobbins (live). As you can see i favor songs w/ long and soulful guitar solos; I’ve always been moved by the passion you play with, and was lucky enough to see you on the Farewell tour. Best wishes for your continued good health.
Tom
USA


Andrew! The only thing i can say is that your music is basically the soundtrack of my life, each and every album, each and every song, each guitar solo or flute bit. Life without your music would not be a life worth living. I want to send my deepest wishes for good health and a huge happy birthday!!
Lior Kerner
Givatayim, Israel


Andrew, may you have many more glorious Birthdays! Take care of yourself and never give up. I’ve been a fan of yours since the early 70’s and your music has always been special. Thanks you for all the great notes!
Chris Garner
Duluth, Ga. USA


Andy. You were a vital part of my youth and you remained importand during all the years. From the first Camel album I heard (which was Stationary Traveller) to the many tunes I witnessed later on, I have always loved your music. I almost cried when I heard that Pete had passed away, and I almost cried when I saw you and Ton from far in Bonn on a sunny afternoon. My thoughts and prayers are with you; I’m still looking forward to more Camel music, but as all of us, I’m patient with that. Thanks for all you gave me and us, and thanks for all that’s still to come.
Uwe Schlenther
Stuttgart, Germany


Andrew, I am very sorry that you came down ill but GOD will make you better again. Don’t get discouraged, there are millions of people out there that understand what you are going through right now and they are pulling for you. I pray that you will get better so you can get out there in that world of ours and do what you love to do the best. I just hope that all you pray for and all the things you wish for come true. Good luck and Everyone is pulling for you to get better. GET WELL SOON, ANDREW!!!!!!!
Ethel
marietta, ohio USA


Happy Birthday Andy, you were my hero since I swas Camel play in 1975 in my hometown Delft, I especially adore harbour of Tears and Dust and Dreams I visited ALL concerts of the farewell tour in Holland and I wish you the best health in the wordl and hope to hear from you on a new CD (whenever you are ready for it)and will continuing dreaming of live concerts in the Retirement Sucks Europeasn Camel Tour in 2008 or 2009!
Luuk
Delft, ZH Holland


I wish you all the best & can only hope you’ll enjoy whats there to enjoy. Take your time with the new album. The old ones are still very much wordt listening to! 😉
Rene van den Abeelen
Netherlands


Dear Andrew: I’ve been listening from the start and your music is special for me. Keep on trying! (… and maybe add a bit of Mellotron, now and again 😉 All the best.
Daniel Miso

Toronto, ON CANADA


Wordt maar weer snel beter, ik zal geduldig wachten op nieuwe muzikale juwelen. Bedankt voor alle muziek tot nu toe! Translation: Get well soon. I will wait patiently fot new musical juwels. Thank you for the music so far! (Something like that).
Arjan Herstel
Holland


Bonjour Andy, Hold on, enjoy your return back home and be sure we’re always there. Guitar playing is a very good medicine ! 🙂 Francois
Francois
France


Hi Andy (and Susan), I wish you both strength and a long life. Since 1976 I enjoy the Camel music and are looking forward to your next album. A brief tour? That would be great! What better place than Rotterdam?
Aad Grootveld
Rotterdam, the Netherlands

6 Comments

  1. Martin says:

    Andrew and Susan
    Thanks for all the beautiful music I know you will soon be back to health and lets hope for a UK tour in the near future,A truly inspiring musicain…

  2. Jose Loera says:

    Andy wants to wish you soon recovery your you have given us a lot of happiness and peace to nuetro heart with your music, I send you a great vibrations for your reestablishment.

  3. Glauco says:

    Andy and Susan, you’re always in our hearts… you know for sure that all the fans in the world are waiting for news about Andy’s health, but you also know we all are happy and mostly honoured to have received, during these amazing years we’ve met your wonderful musical talent, so many presents from you : each song, with every single chord, every note, played in a very unique style, is a very special gift for all of us…Andy, your music makes our days more bright and shiny…So, best wishes again, Andy and Susan, we’re looking forward to hearing from you, and…remember we all love you.
    Glauco and family.

  4. wlady says:

    ANDY LATIMER EL MEJOR MUSICO DE TODOS LOS TIEMPOS

  5. George Styer says:

    Mark Knopfler, David Gilmore, Andy Latimer, this the line up for my new band !!!!!
    Its called “We Three Kings”.
    Thanks for so much fantastic music, Andy, Now at 70 plus years I’m exposing my grandchildren to real music, and they love it.
    Snowgoose rules.

    XXX george

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