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Procol Harum


Crossover Prog

3.89 | 247 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars After some harder rocking studio albums and this surprise live album in Edmonton ( of all places) , Brooker was freed from Robin Trower ( great solo carreer) and there was no holding him back anymore and he was able to unleash all of his grandeur using the philarmonic orchestra as a single instrument and writing with that in mind . This is where most other pompous prog musicians failed, as they were content toying around with an orchestra where as Brooker knows exactly what to do with it. This has been thought of as a concept album but not so say Brooker although one might imagine a link in between the songs . The title track , TV Caesar , Liquorice and Fires are the better numbers but if you listen well , all of them are winners .
Sean Trane | 3/5 |


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