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Procol Harum


Crossover Prog

3.34 | 158 ratings

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3 stars Although this has strong production and sounds great with the 2009 remastered Salvo version, the songs are boring to me. Most of the songs repeat the same melody over and over. There's not much change within the songs. Some of the songs sound like they are trying like other bands (Bad Company on Memorial Drive, and Steppenwolf on Playmate of the Mouth). The only high points are the lush Luskus Delph and the rockier Simple Sister.

Of all the Procol albums, this is musically one of the most tedious and bland. Even though it sonically sounds great, the music isn't very inspired or adventurous.

Thankfully, Robin Trower left the group after this one. He had been holding back the group, trying to get the band to go in a bland blues-rock direction. Freed of this, the group soared on the next two albums with orchestra (Live at Edmonton and Grand Hotel).

Boojieboy | 3/5 |


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