What are we talking about here? The composition style? The instrumentation? The production? The musicianship? or all? I don't want to hear Camel going back to the past. A new album should be different to anything they've done before, but retaining the Camel signature. That is progressiveness.
It will just just be nice to hear some new music form the band. The album would be melodic and classy like all Camel CDs, but should reflect the passage of time since the last album, and the trials the band have gone through since then.
Have always wondered what happened to the second half of Dust & Dreams that Andy has supposedly written though, I wonder if that will ever be recorded?
I believe in a better world, a brighter world, a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
I suppose I need to apologize - my original phrasing on the Skylines website may have been unclear regarding the 2nd half of Dust and Dreams.
Let me clarify - there's no other part to Dust and Dreams.
As far as I recall, Andrew mentioned writing (and possibly recording) the whole Dust and Dreams back in the late 80's in England, but failing to find a distributor to release it. He then moved to the US, re-wrote and (re)-recorded the 2nd half of Dust and Dreams prior to releasing it on his own label. I was able to find this interview to partially confirm my memory: http://www.magenta.co.il/camel/notes/articles/expo-rdd.htm
So - there may be another (demo) version of Dust and Dreams where the music is somewhat different. But nowhere did mean to say that Andrew has had a portion of "Dust and Dreams pt 2".
Thanks for the clarification! Maybe some day a 'deluxe' set will appear, containing the demo version as a bonus! :) Hmm... 2017 will be the 25th anniversary of the album... ;) Or maybe the demo will 'leak' another way, although that's quite unlikely to happen. :)