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Procol Harum (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by Magic, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Magic

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    OFFICIAL WEBSITE

    Procol Harum (1967)
    Shine on Brightly (1968)
    A Salty Dog (1969)
    Home (1970)
    Broken Barricades (1971)
    Grand Hotel (1973)
    Exotic Birds and Fruit (1974)
    Procol's Ninth (1975)
    Something Magic (1977)
    The Prodigal Stranger (1991)
    The Well's on Fire (2003)

    I loved their song A Salty Dog.



    Although, the most memorable was probably A Whiter Shade of Pale



    The band was known for incorporating classical music influence in their works. They are also known for being a poineer of progressive rock. This was some of Robin Trowers best guitar work, IMO, when he played with Procol Harum, although Trower was much more successful in his own trio.
     
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  2. LG

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    Re: Procol Harum

    Whiter Shade of Pale was recorded with our Symphony orchestra all those years ago. It is my favorite Procol Harum song by far.
     
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    Re: Procol Harum

    Excellent band!
     
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    Procol Harum

    They seem to be over looked on most forums.


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    Re: Any fans of Procol Harum?

    i doubt that anyone has overlooked A Whiter Shade of Pale. I dig them.
     
  6. Mr. Shadow

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    Re: Any fans of Procol Harum?

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    Not the greatest album in my collection, but I love the cover.
     
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    Re: Any fans of Procol Harum?

    I agree! "A Whiter Shade of Pale" is one of the very top organ tracks of all time.

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    Re: Any fans of Procol Harum?

    I agree .. that is a cool cover.

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    Re: Any fans of Procol Harum?

    I really like Grand Hotel .... both the song and the album.


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    Re: Procol Harum

    Off topic but a few months ago a lawsuit was finally settled by England's highest court of appeal, and the original keyboard player Matthew Fisher won his claim that He was responsible for writing part of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and is entitled to 50% of the royalties from the song. This is a landmark case in music history and might set a precedent as the court ruled there is no time limit on copywrite/ownership of music.
     
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