Originally Posted by westgate
m'madness is the only album by them i have or have even heard. i suppose i should see if i can find some different ones, probably on cds.
I wouldn't know what order to put them in for you, but any of their first 6 albums is excellent (the 6th, "Breathless", is when they started to get more commercial-sounding, but it's still pretty good).
If you really like "Moonmadness", I suppose the next logical step would be "Rain Dances" or "Mirage" (Mirage is older than MM - "Rain Dances" newer. Actually, "Rain..." is when they started getting more commercial ("Highways of the Sun"), but it's still an extremely excellent album - has Mel Collins on sax, and they added Richard Sinclair from 'Caravan' and 'Hatfield and The North' on bass and vocals - but it all works really, really well. A couple or so slower songs there, but they're excellent and mixed in well. Definitely my second favorite).
I'd probably recommend "The Snow Goose" next, but it's not like the other albums - it's a concept album, and the music can go from more traditionally Camel-like to sounding like a lot of other Prog bands (even though all of the chord changes are still right out of the 'Camel' playbook). Probably less overall jazzy than the others, and lots of very short songs.
The first, self-titled album, from what I've heard, is very good, too (that's the only one of the first 6 studio albums that I don't have - but I hear songs from it on Slacker occasionally).
You can hear clips of most of the songs from these albums on Amazon. They sell re-mastered versions of the CD's, if you're looking to buy.