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Camel's Andrew Latimer teams up with Tiger Moth Tales on Light - listen to the results!

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Camel keyboardist Peter Jones has teamed up with his bandmate Andrew Latimer on Tiger Moth Tales' new single, Light. It's the closing track on A Song Of Spring, which is out now via Robert Reed's White Knight label.

"I wanted to finish the album with something big and anthemic," says Jones of the song. "Light was originally about letting out the darkness of winter, and letting in the light of spring, but I had already done that with the opening track Spring Fever. Enter John and Elizabeth Holden, who penned the lyric about getting over the death of a partner, which is always sadly relevant to somebody, somewhere. Then we mixed that with the original theme, and it all came together as an emotional belter."

He adds, "Andy had been up for playing on one of my songs for a while, but we'd somehow never got it together. I knew Light would be the ideal track for Andy, so I just gave him plenty of bars of the chorus chords to jam over and do his own thing. The result was breathtaking, and it really felt like a 'sun coming up' moment, and the perfect way to end the album. Andy's a lovely guy, and what he brings to the album in just one solo is incredible and I’m so very grateful for his contribution."

A Song Of Spring – which is also available as Spring re-Loaded with bonus tracks – is the second of TMT's 'seasons' albums, which began in 2017 with The Depths Of Winter

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A Song Of Spring tracklist
1. Spring Fever
2. Forester
3. Dance 'Til Death
4. Holi
5. The Goddess And The Green Man
6. Mad March Hare
7. Rapa Nui
8. Light

Natasha Scharf
Natasha Scharf

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.