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Procol Harum (Official Thread)

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

  1. StarThrower

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    Procol Harum

    I found no threads for this band in 60s or 70s music. Apparently the Partridge Family deserved a thread before Procol Harum. :rolleyes:

    I suppose they're one of the forgotten bands? Their big hit, A Whiter Shade Of Pale notwithstanding.

    Anyway, I've been listening to them a lot lately and I think they were one of the great bands of the era. Gary Brooker is a great vocalist and songwriter, and Robin Trower was the band's guitarist on the first five albums.

    Qualities you don't hear in most rock bands today are good melodies, arrangements, and fine keyboard playing. Procol Harum had all of these qualities and they had it together before most bands.
     
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    Re: Procol Harum

    One of my favorites. Especially when Robin Trower was in the band.

    Procol Harum - Whiskey Train
     
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    Re: Procol Harum

    Funny you should upload that tune. I never liked their boogie rock tunes from the Home album. A Salty Dog is more representative of their style.

     
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    Re: Procol Harum

    OK, how about this one?

    Procol Harum - Homburg
     
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    Re: Procol Harum

    Yeah, that sounds good! Another favorite is Cerdes (Outside The Gates Of)

     
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    Re: Procol Harum

    Procol Harum is going on tour with Yes this summer.
     
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    Simple Sister live at Beat Club with Dave Ball (replacing Robin Trower). The solo is just perfect - long, emotional... brilliant!

     
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    wow another awesome prog rock band we three like :bow: :grinthumb
     
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    Extracted from their live album Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra:




    Unfortunately, Robin Trower was no longer with theirs, the bluesy member of the band, but it's a good album which collects the best music from the beginnings. Conquistador was a great commercial hit.
     
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    Conquistador is from the debut album.......and that song is now 50 years old! It's definitely stood the test of time. A true classic.
     

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