While the jazz fashion faded in the UK, Carmel found a much more attentive and appreciative audience in Europe, particularly France. A more satisfying release, The Falling, found the trio achieving their most successful studio performance up to that time, aided by several producers including Brian Eno and Hugh Johns. Subsequent albums displayed an increasing maturity that manifested itself in original compositions such as ‘Easy For You’, ‘Nothing Good’, ‘Napoli’ and ‘I’m Over You’. Their earlier talent for producing imaginative cover versions was evidenced in them tackling Randy Newman’s ‘Mama Told Me Not To Come’, Charles Dawes and Carl Sigman’s hit for Tommy Edwards, ‘It’s All In The Game’, and Duke Ellington’s ‘Azure’. Despite the disappointing lack of mass appeal in the home market, Carmel continue to command respect from critics and fans alike and are able to work equally well within the confines of an intimate jazz club or in the larger auditoriums. After a long association with London Records, Carmel left the label in 1991, signing with EastWest in 1992. The trio recorded two indifferent major label releases in the mid-90s, but they remain a compelling live attraction as documented on the live sets for Musidisc and Indigo.