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 Procol Harum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Procol Harum produced a unique sound that emphasized Brooker's melancholy vocals and an evocative mix of his classically-trained piano, Fisher's elegant, church-like organ, and Trower's searing guitar licks, along with frequent black humour and a penchant for unpredictable experimentation.
Musically, Procol Harum was split during all these years between Trower's guitar-driven blues rock style (that was often compared to Eric Clapton or Hendrix) and Brooker's structured classical rock sound.
Procol Harum is a British progressive rock band, formed in the 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Procol_Harum   (1186 words)

  
 Procol Harum
Procol Harum's music could hardly be described as even borderline Ectophilic, so you'd hardly expect an entry for the band in the Ectophiles Guide to Good Music, but for my own amusement I've constructed my own survey of the band's albums in the style of the Guide.
Constructed and maintained as a labour of love by the band's fans, it is testament to the deep and lasting affection that Procol Harum inspired, and continue to inspire, in those who respond to their music.
The release, in 1999, of a CD from the BBC Archives of Procol Harum performing on the radio programme In Concert 25 years earlier seems to have marked an upswing of interest in the band.
homepage.ntlworld.com /nightwol/procol_harum.html   (1117 words)

  
 PROCOL HARUM
Procol Harum’s debut album was originally released without "A Whiter Shade of Pale," which was a big hit in the summer of 1967 (10 million copies sold).
Robbie Robertson once commented on Procol Harum "I’ve heard vaguely a few records by them, and they’re still singing that same song." There obviously was a certain tonal sameness to some of the material on the first few Procol Harum albums, but, regardless, their career, arguably, may have finally outshined The Band’s career.
Procol Harum played with finesse, and there is something honorable about their will to be singular.
www.crecon.com /davidwomack/procolharum.htm   (2533 words)

  
 Procol Harum
Their subsequent singles were compared to Procol Harum's early success and hopes for more million-sellers led to frustration.
We said, 'What is it?' 'Procol Harum.' 'Oh, great.' And it sounds like us, in fact, sounds like what we sound like, so that was that.
We got round to saying that Procol Harum in fact meant 'Beyond these things', which was a nice coincidence".
www.classicbands.com /procol.html   (1097 words)

  
 Official Ticketmaster site. Procol Harum tickets, dates
Procol Harum is arguably the most successful "accidental" group creation -- that is, a band originally assembled to take advantage of the success of a record created in the studio -- in the history of progressive rock.
In England, Procol Harum Live: In Concert With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra only rose to number 48 in May of 1972, but it was competing with a reissue of the group's debut album (retitled A Whiter Shade of Pale, with the single added) paired with A Salty Dog, which outperformed it considerably, reaching number 26.
Procol Harum's roots and origins are as convoluted as its success -- especially between 1967 and 1973-- was pronounced.
www.ticketmaster.com /artist/735900   (2486 words)

  
 PROCOL HARUM discography, MP3 and reviews
PROCOL HARUM is highly recommended for all the progheads who are interested in the birth of prog and its roots as well as its inventive use of an symphonic orchestra often used a real instrument in their music.
PROCOL HARUM came out of the ashes from a band called the PARAMOUNTS that had its roots back in 59 (!!) and had split in early 66.
Gary Brooker meet lyricist Keith Reid and began writing songs and by 1967, it became clear that they would need the help from their old colleagues from PARAMOUNTS days to form their new band to be called PROCOL HARUM.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_BAND.asp?band_id=1105   (422 words)

  
 Procol Harum Discography at CD Universe
Best known for the timeless "Whiter Shade of Pale," Procol Harum is generally regarded as a progenitor of the '70s prog-rock boom.
By the '70s, the Procol Harum sound became more complex and sophisticated, closer to that of the prog-rockers they'd initially inspired.
By the time of this, its eighth album, in 1974, Procol Harum had weathered the departure of several key members.
cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/artist/Procol+Harum/a/Procol+Harum.htm   (330 words)

  
 Procol Harum : Prodigal Stranger - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
After disbanding in the late 70's, Procol Harum returned in 1991 with this very strong album that should have been a complete rebirth of this, one of the most classic and original bands of the 1960's.
Organist Matthew Fisher shines on virtually every cut, as does vocalist/pianist Gary Brooker, who along with original Procol lyricist Keith Reid, wrote most of the fine material on this album, which can be clearly be seen as a wonderful progression from their trailblazing work in the 1960's.
Lead Guitarist Robin Trower is on several cuts, and the addition of his frighteningly intense playing is truly icing on the cake.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,149552,00.html   (227 words)

  
 Procol Harum CD
Procol Harum's first album was released a few months after the band's enormous hit "A Whiter Shade of Pale" captured the attention of large portions of the world.
Procol Harum's debut album contains all of the group's trademarks to full effect.
However, that song was not included on the original PROCOL HARUM.
www.cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/pid/1047596/a/Procol+Harum.htm   (328 words)

  
 procol harum discography at progressiverock.com
Procol Harum's formative years were in an R&B based band called the Paramounts.
Procol Harum's early albums have been reissued by Westside and more recently Repertoire.
Named after producer Gary Steven's cat, Harum released their first single and to instant world-wide success.
www.progressiverock.com /band.asp?sLink_Name=procolharum   (153 words)

  
 Procol Harum
Procol Harum were not technically perfect, and their lyrics had meaning.
If anything, it's the main melodic structure of the album that follows the Procol Harum principle: the musical background and the instrumentation are responsible for the atmosphere, and the vocal melody of the song is responsible for memorability, with unbeatable vocal hooks and everything that goes with 'em.
One interesting thing about Procol is that throughout the whole decade of their existence, they only released one single LP live record, and even that one was more of a 'creative experiment' than a true picture of their live show.
starling.rinet.ru /music/procol.htm   (17907 words)

  
 Procol's Ninth (Procol Harum)
Friday Music is proud to present another installment in the Procol Harum Remasters series with this classic recording.
This is the first time Procol's Ninth has been issued on compact disc in North America, and it has been over three decades since it's original vinyl release.
As with their previous effort Exotic Birds and Fruit, this newer album continued to highlight the more rocking side of the band, as well as drawing from their astute knowledge of the American rhythm and blues scene, thanks in part to their legendary production team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
www.fridaymusic.com /albums/procolharum/procolsninth.html   (596 words)

  
 PROCOL HARUM
Procol’s revamped lineup—featuring Brooker, Trower, Wilson, organist Matthew Fisher, and bassist David Knights—produced three critically acclaimed albums: Procol Harum (Deram 18008; 1967), Shine On Brightly (AandM 4151; 1968), A Salty Dog (AandM 4179; 1969).
The roots of Procol Harum, one of leading exponents of the art rock school, lie in the Paramounts, a London band that recorded five singles between October 1963 and September 1965 and included singer/pianist Gary Brooker, guitarist Robin Trower, bassist/organist Chris Copping, and drummer B.J. Wilson.
An offer to perform in a classical music framework led to the release of group‘s bestselling l.p., Procol Harum Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (AandM 4335; 1972).
www.shsu.edu /~lis_fwh/book/hybrid_children_of_rock/support/Procol.htm   (328 words)

  
 Procol Harum @ Alexandria
Procol Harum performed at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday, May 6, 2003.
Procol Harum's new disc, The Well's On Fire, is fortified by the Gary Brooker - Keith Reid song writing team.
Brooker and Fisher recreated the Procol Harum sound on stage with excellent musicians supporting them on stage.
www.rockontour.net /mmph.html   (419 words)

  
 Procol Harum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Procol Harum produced a unique sound that emphasized Brooker's melancholy vocals and an evocative mix of his classically-trained piano, Fisher's elegant, church-like organ, and Trower's searing guitar licks, along with frequent black humour and a penchant for unpredictable experimentation.
Musically, Procol Harum was split during all these years between Trower's guitar-driven blues rock style that was often compared to Clapton or Hendrix and Brooker's structured classical rock sound.
Procol Harum is a British progressive rock band, formed in the early 1960s.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Procol_Harum   (880 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Procol's Ninth: Music: Procol Harum
This is Procol Harum at their most fun, with such classic tracks as "Pandora's Box," "Fool's Gold," "Typewriter Torment," and a pair of fabulous cover songs: Chuck Jackson's "I Keep Forgetting" and the Beatles' "Eight Days A Week." The band sound superb, and the Lieber/Stoller production a plus.
Procol Harum's ninth album, appropriately titled "Procol's Ninth," sees Gary Brooker & the boys cutting loose in the studio, aided in the producer's chair by legendary writer/producers Jerry Lieber and Mike Stoller, the men behind Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" and other classic hit records.
I would recommend starting at the very beginning (the album with the Aubrey Beardsleyesque design on the cover and featuring their signature song "A Whiter Shade of Pale") and then work in chronological order.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000058B2Y?v=glance   (768 words)

  
 JR.com: PROCOL HARUM in Music
Procol Harum: Gary Brooker (vocals, piano); Robin Trower, Jerry Stevenson (guitar); Matthew Fisher (organ); Dave Bronze (bass); Mark...
Procol Harum includes: Gary Brooker (vocals, piano); Keith Reid (guitar, background vocals); Robin Trower, Ray Royer (guitar); Chris...
Procol Harum: Gary Brooker (vocals, piano); Mick Grabham (guitar); Chris Copping (organ); Alan Cartwright (bass); B. Wilson (drums,...
www.jr.com /xs-procol-harum--ap!t;nn!713470.html   (463 words)

  
 Procol Harum
Yes, Procol Harum decided it was time for one more stab at epic bombast, and while I've never been that much of a fan of In Held Twas in I, it's a friggin' masterpiece compared to The Worm and the Tree.
Why Procol Harum decided to rise from the dead twelve years after their "comeback" is beyond me, but I'm rather glad they did - at least now they have a chance to end on a decent note, rather than on that Prodigal Stranger garbage.
I mean, while I sorely lament the death of Procol Harum's "pure," "organic" keyboard interplay that came from the mix of the Hammond and Piano, Solley's synths are used fairly sparingly, and don't really affect the album one way or the other.
www.johnmcferrinmusicreviews.org /procol.htm   (11046 words)

  
 Procol Harum Discography
Procol Harum released one great song, "A Whiter Shade Pale," and then formed a band that could continue to reap the success of that song for the next ten years.
PROCOL HARUM (a/k/a A WHITER SHADE OF PALE)
Ambition they had (just check out the live album with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra), but if you usher in Procol Harum to the hallowed hall, you leave the door open for Elton John, Blood Sweat & Tears and other unsavory characters.
www.connollyco.com /discography/procol_harum   (131 words)

  
 Procol Harum
Procol Harum - Live at the Union Chapel Star(s)
Procol Harum - Live in Copenhagen Music Performer
Procol Harum Live - The Encore Collection Live Music Performer(s)
www.rottentomatoes.com /p/1031490-procol_harum/?contrib_sort=t_meter   (166 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Procol Harum - Greatest Hits [Metro]: Music: Procol Harum
I had been a casual fan of Procol Harum during my youth (the 60's) but I was not overly familiar with their music.
I remember seeing Procol Harum at the Fillmore East when they were at their prime.
As a matter of fact, I do not believe that until very recently I had ever listened to one of Procol Harum's albums in it's entirety.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000050X2B?v=glance   (1408 words)

  
 Blogcritics.org: DVD Review: Procol Harum Live at the Union Chapel
Procol Harum displays its American soul influence, for which Brooker's voice is nearly perfect, with "As Strong As Samson" and the good-natured if obvious "Every Dog Will Have Its Day." The still-fascinating classic "A Salty Dog" is another emotional peak: Procol at its best.
This concert DVD will be a real treat for fans of Procol Harum and classic rock in general.
Along with the signature organ, it's Brooker's soaring voice and unmistakable songwriting that make Procol Harum Procol Harum.
blogcritics.org /archives/2004/10/30/161103.php   (1215 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : Procol Harum
Procol Harum had a genuinely freakish history, transforming from successful R&B journeymen to progenitors of the prog-rock movement, thanks...
Who knows more about Procol Harum than you?
www.rollingstone.com /artists/procolharum   (71 words)

  
 Procol Harum News
A legal dispute has erupted over Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale" - nearly 40 years after the classic track was written.
News about Procol Harum continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The list, topped by Procol Harum's 1967 hit A Whiter Shade Of Pale, includes songs by such obvious candidates as the Beatles,...
www.topix.net /who/procol-harum   (212 words)

  
 Procol Harum - Beyond the Pale
It is an independent website, without commercial sponsors or ties to any other Procol Harum fan organisation, nor to the band itself...
Like the band, this Procol Harum website offers no gimmicks, but relies on the material to speak for itself.
Launched in October 1997, 'Beyond the Pale' is run by fans, for fans: to help them get in touch with each other, and to share facts and opinions about the music and its players.
www.procolharum.com   (161 words)

  
 Procol Harum/Robin Trower
Best known for their huge 1967 hit single "A Whiter Shade Of Pale," Procol Harum was one of the most musically complex and emotionally earnest 60s prog rock bands.
The closest thing up to this point to a Procol Harum reunion, with Fisher and Wilson both being in the band, Brooker and Fisher co-producing, and both Fisher and Reid getting credits on most of the tunes.
The last album before Procol Harum took a long break, featuring synthesizers by Pete Solley - previously they'd avoided that prog rock motif.
www.warr.org /trower.html   (2897 words)

  
 Procol Harum: Procol Harum (Dream, 1967.01.01)
Procol Harum's debut album is amazingly engaging, considering that it was rushed out to capitalize on the hit title track.
Procol Harum, then, is an additive, something that pushes you a little from where you are, something that accelerates your motion.
The first Procol Harum album was released in 1967.
www.audio-music.info /p/CD-1565.htm   (4082 words)

  
 Procol Harum PAQ
Procol Harum are most famous for their haunting "A Whiter Shade of Pale", a huge hit in 1967, though in the 80's, a whole new audience heard it on the soundtrack to "The Big Chill".
Procol Harum are a British band, most famously active in the late 60's and early 70's.
However, sadly, Barrie Wilson died before the album was recorded, so, for the first time, his drumwork is absent from a Procol Harum album (he was replaced for that album by Mark Brzezicki, an excellent studio drummer whose work you almost certainly own somewhere, but whose style is a bit heavier than Wilson's nimble stickwork).
www.geocities.com /Area51/2202/procol/proc_paq.html   (1194 words)

  
 A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum Songfacts
This was the first song Procol Harum recorded.
A Whiter Shade Of Pale by Procol Harum Songfacts
, Madison, AL I just watched Procol Harum perform this song on a PBS show featuring various 60's groups, and was spellbound by their performance!
www.songfacts.com /detail.php?id=1131   (1473 words)

  
 Procol Harum Store
Procol Harum Live: In Concert With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the Da Camera Sing...
Choose from a total of 30 Procol Harum items sorted alphabetically.
Buy Procol Harum books and other Music here at discount prices!
www.ekomusic.com /p/Procol_Harum   (114 words)

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