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A SALTY DOG

Procol Harum

 

Crossover Prog

3.52 | 177 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
Prog Reviewer
3 stars This third album from Procol Harum holds little comparison with its very good predecessor.

Little inventiveness nor a lot of progressive attributes are featured here. One could have believed that they would have pursued in the direction of their epic "In Held 'T Was in I" but it was absolutely not the case.

There are still some fine songs featured of course. Pleasant melodies like the opening and title song which is by far my favourite one and the only one to play in the same division than their best compositions. A lot of feelings through this excellent song.

As one can also experience during "Wreck of the Hesperus". Actually, the ballads featured on this album are quite decent but there are lots of fillers which are rather annoying ("Juicy From Pink") or below average like "Boredom", the well named or "The Milk of Human Kindness" which is rather insipid.

Fortunately, this album is saved by a couple of solid closing numbers. "Crucification Lane" which is a strong bluesy track which could have been featured on their debut album, and my second fave from all of this work "Pilgrims Progress". A very much Beatles-esque ballad, full of harmony, tact and beauty.

All in all this is a decent album which is saved by several fine ballads. But some more was hoped from the band.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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