Procol Harum: Beyond the Pale

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SAF Publishing Ltd, 2000 - Music - 191 pages
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In May 1967, Procol Harum smashed into the charts all over the world, and into chart history, with a song called A Whiter Shade of Pale. Combining Gary Brooker's soulful voice, Keith Reid's enigmatic lyrics and Matthew Fisher's sweeping organ, it became one of the enduring anthems of the 1960s. Before they split in 1977 Procol Harum went on to make some of the best albums of the era, including classics such as Shine on Brightly and A Salty Dog. This book, drawn from years of research by musician and novelist Claes Johansen, is an insightful look at one of Britain's finest ever rock acts.
 

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Contents

How the tale unfolds
13
No money down
20
Two steps from the blues
25
Roadrunners
35
Sock it to me Joseph K
41
Musicians wanted for Dylantype band
47
Hazy days
51
The millers tale
57
Shipped across the sea
95
Quite rightly so
104
Its a dogs life
116
Rob the tower
127
The crowd clapped desperately
139
Going down slow
150
Cant see much point in carrying on
158
And so it was that later
165

Second take no overdubs
63
Problem Harum
72
Welcome back my friends
79
Medieval Spacemen
85
Discography
177
Index
185
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