Rain Dances is weaker but they bounced back after that. The AOR sound remained, which is largely because Richard Sinclair and Mel Collins joined the band. But the albums were good. Breathless, I Can See Your House From Here, and Nude are my favourite stretch of Camel albums, even if they sound quite different than what came before.
>>Cheer Accident - Introducing Lemon
Yeah I love this one. Just sucks you into an epic musical journey. The album could have just been the 2 epics and nothing else and it would have still been great. but it kind of feels like an album inside of another album with the middle songs which gives the album a really fascinating flow.
>>Message From The Country
Good Move album. Possibly the best one. But their full discography is definitely worth exploring. Especially the version of The Move that is on Message is the ELO version of the band, which is still very good (I love Jeff Lynne's contributions) but its not the original version of the band who were more sucessful and had bigger hits. BTW if you can find the anthology set "Movements" you get their first 3 albums and all their singles, add the reissue of Message and you have pretty much everything you need by The Move across 2 releases with no overlap. Whatever you do, get whatever versions have the most bonus tracks, because The Move were primarily a singles band and they might have more great songs that weren't on albums than ones that were.
>>Spocks Beard - The Light
I'm kinder to Spock's Beard than I am some of the other 90s prog acts out there we could name, but The Light is a pretty rough debut IMO. Their best album is The Kindness Of Strangers. Day For Night and V are also decent too. So I guess I'd say check those out if you want more Spock's Beard. Everything else they've done that I've heard has been kinda shit though, and they've had some ridiculous lineup changes and are currently in the Ray Wilson phase of their career from what I've heard. So their more recent stuff might be good for a laugh maybe.