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Procol Harum


Crossover Prog

3.43 | 143 ratings

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4 stars I believe this could be Procol Harum's most underrated album. And this coming from a big fan of Robin Trower. Granted, it being the first complete album I heard by them may have something to do with it, but I love this album. "As Strong As Samson" is brilliant, lyrically, musically, and especially, melodically. The song that hooked me, though, is "Beyond the Pale"; here's a melody that takes large intervallic leaps into an awesome place. The rest of the tracks have similar points to them, but those two are the highlights for me. The business-as-usual feel Mr. Chantraine mentions is definitely here, yes, but keep in mind: business as usual for Procol Harum is still a cut above most prog bands. I'd recommend this album for fans of progressive music that are also fans of a good melody. It's definitely an acquired taste, but one well worth acquiring.
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