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Procol Harum

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3 stars The music of Procol Harum is not much magic in the end. With the exception of "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", "Homburg", "Quite rightly So","A Salty Dog"or "Conquistador"(live orchestral version) I do not see other memorable songs produced by Procol Harum. I recognize that without Procol Harum there would be a good part of Prog Rock but... One moment!

Well... Procol Harum is a band where we collect albums more for the name (and the historical importance of their music) rather than for music. What is a lightweight and quiet Progressive POP, dominated by piano and organ, well played and arranged and properly written and sung. Nothing more. But the songs mentioned at the beginning of the review are evergreen of Rock, not only of Prog.

This compilation includes songs from BR Music from Cube records period (beautiful songs) that the period of Chrysalis contract (except "Conquistador" [live orchestral] the other songs of this period not convinced me). And one is a pure AOR Rock song by Gary Brooker solo. First 5 songs are great. other good and other not conqust me. But, in general, this is a midly good compilation, at the end.

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Posted Friday, February 10, 2012 | Review Permalink

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