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Procol Harum


Crossover Prog

3.04 | 84 ratings

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4 stars I'm not an expert on the music of Procol Harum. Of course, I'll never forget 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale', which was on the radio long after I was born... Before having heard 'The Well's On Fire', I've only listened to two other PH albums: 'The Best Of' - of which I think it actually misrepresents the band - and 'Grand Hotel': still one of my favourites!

But back to 'The Well's On Fire'... The signature sound of Procol Harum - a well balanced mix of rock, blues and rock, with hints of musical themes of the classical genre - got a good polish. Even 20 years later their distinctive style still sounds fresh. I'm still not sure if that's due to the sound engineers or to the fact that they're such a great band. Probably a bit of both I guess... Anyway, this is how Procol Harum should sound in the new millennium: exactly like they did during their finest moments in the old millennium... Just listen to these tracks: 'An Old English Dream' and 'Weisselklenzenacht (The Signature)' and you'll know what I'm talking about. Isn't that's why it's called classic rock?

As I'm concluding this review, I'm listening to a Styx version of the classic Procol Harum song 'A Salty Dog'... Only one thought crosses my mind: there's only one Procol Harum!

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