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Sunday, November 15, 2009

PROCOL HARUM (ABO#299)

PROCOL HARUM
THE FORBIDDEN CHORD
(1967-2003)

For the last of the ABO200s, I've chosen a band that is widely famous but narrowly musically known by non-intensive listeners. Because of their huge hit A Whiter Shade Of Pale, a song I don't really appreciate, They didn't feel like being as popular. Gary Brooker didn't even fell like singing this song live maybe considering that success too exagerate regarding to other splendid songs they made at that time (and after).
Of course, Procol Harum's sound is one of those who got old the most. But that old sound, due to Brooker's organ, is also PH's charm.





My PH's TOP3 :
1. Grand Hotel (1973)
2. A Salty Dog (1969)
3. Shine On Brightly (1968)

My PH's BOTTOM3 :
1. The Prodigal Stranger (1991)
2. Ain't Nothing To Get Excited About [as Liquorice John Death] (1969)
3. Broken Barricades (1971)



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great collection, guys. Many many thanks.

Does anybody know who's the drummer in this version of AWSoP? The single version has Bill Eyden on drums (a session man), but here the drumming is quite different, so it could be Bobby Harrison, the official drummer of PH at the time.

Nick

Ayah Gagöhn said...

According to Progarchives (http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=5737) this is Barrie James Wilson playing

And your right, the drum playing here is slightly different, and that's a reason why I prefer it from the official single version