Saturday, November 15, 2008


Pete Bardens (June 19, 1944 - January 22, 2002) was one of the founding members of the British progressive rock group Camel, playing keyboards. Born in Westminster, South London, England, he often played the mellotron and synthesizer while working with the band, and wrote the majority of the songs while he was there (usually along with guitarist Andrew Latimer).

In 1965 he was the keyboard player with Them. Between 1966 and 1967 he was with the Shotgun Express, a group featuring Rod Stewart, Peter Green and Mick Fleetwood. His band Pete B's Looners (or the Pete B's) also included Green and Fleetwood.

He left Camel in 1978, and joined Van Morrison's band for the 1978 album Wavelength and the following tour, before he had a solo career that led him into electronica. In 1984 he was a member of Keats. During the late 80s and early 90s, he released a number of solo electronic albums including the moderately successful Seen One Earth in 1986. His first single from that album, "In Dreams", enjoyed heavy airplay on FM rock stations in the USA and Australia. In 1988 he followed this with Speed of Light, on which his long time friend Mick Fleetwood guest featured on several tracks on drums. "Whisper in the Wind" and "Gold" were released as singles in the U.S.

Bardens was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2001. His last concert, subsequent to this diagnosis, was in Los Angeles in the summer of 2001. On stage with Bardens were John Mayall, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Sheila E. and Ben Harper. [1] Bardens died from lung cancer in Malibu, California at the age of 57.


1. North End Road 1:25
2. Write My Name in the Dust 6:34
3. Down So Long 7:00
4. Sweet Honey Wine 4:26
5. Tear Down the Wall 7:21
6. Simple Song 2:20
7. My House 6:17
8. Feeling High 5:08
9. Blueser 2:15

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  2. thanks for this......i remember ..the gift..i think it was called but dont remember this one...much appreciated...cheers.


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