During the summer of 1975, I wandered into Tower Music and heard this tune playing "full blast," as we used to say, over the store's sound system. I bought the album on the spot, and discovered the band Camel, which became one of my favorites for several years. The album The Snow Goose is based on the book of the same name, a sad but beautiful story written by Paul Gallico and originally published in 1941.
Camel recorded several really great albums from the early 70's to early 80's, then mostly disappeared (though some incarnation of the band has been periodically reforming and touring since). Original members of the band were Andrew Latimer, Andy Ward, Doug Ferguson and Peter Bardens.
Live performance of some of the other great tunes from this album here.