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    Posted: April 20 2013 at 22:15
Since they're my favorite band and don't seem to get a whole lot of attention here, I thought I'd start this thread. What are your Top 10 favorite songs by Procol Harum?

Here are mine, but not in order:

1-A Whiter Shade Of Pale
2-Whaling Stories
3-Quite Rightly So
4-In Held 'Twas In I
5-Shine On Brightly
6-Simple Sister
7-Conquistador
8-Repent Walpurgis
9-A Salty Dog
10-As Strong As Samson

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Hard to pick only 10, but these will have to do....

Pilgrim's Progress
As Strong as Samson
Robert's Box
Beyond the Pale
In Held 'Twas in I (Grand Finale)
Fires Which Burned Brightly
Pandora's Box
Wreck of the Hesperus
A Salty Dog
Simple Sister
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1. Shine on Brightly
2. Whaling Stories
3. The Devil Came from Kansas
4. In Held Twas in I
5. Simple Sister
6. Piggy Pig Pig
7. Rambling On
8. A Salty Dog
9. Grand Hotel
10. The Milk of Human Kindness
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Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

1. Shine on Brightly
2. Whaling Stories
3. The Devil Came from Kansas
4. In Held Twas in I
5. Simple Sister
6. Piggy Pig Pig
7. Rambling On
8. A Salty Dog
9. Grand Hotel
10. The Milk of Human Kindness

No Whiter Shade of Pale...


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Cannot compile the right list yet. But my top 3 is a definite one:

1. Grand Hotel
2. A Salty Dog
3. In Held Twas in I
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Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by HolyMoly HolyMoly wrote:

1. Shine on Brightly
2. Whaling Stories
3. The Devil Came from Kansas
4. In Held Twas in I
5. Simple Sister
6. Piggy Pig Pig
7. Rambling On
8. A Salty Dog
9. Grand Hotel
10. The Milk of Human Kindness

No Whiter Shade of Pale...


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Edited by HolyMoly - April 22 2013 at 07:25
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1. In Held Twas In I
2. About To Die
3. Whaling Stories
4. Grand Hotel
5. Repent Walpurgis
6. A Salty Dog
7. Pilgrims Progress
8. Robert's Box
9. Fires (Which Burnt Brightly) 
10. Simple Sister

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Great question for one of my favorite bands...in no specific order...

x)  In Held Twas in I
x)  Still There'll Be More
x)  A Whiter Shade of Pale
x)  Eight Days a Week (Beatles cover)
x)  Seem to Have the Blues all the Time
x)  TV Caesar
x)  Shine on Brightly
x)  Rambling On
x)  Too Much Between Us
x)  The Dead Man's Dream
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Originally posted by humor4u1959 humor4u1959 wrote:

Since they're my favorite band and don't seem to get a whole lot of attention here, I thought I'd start this thread. What are your Top 10 favorite songs by Procol Harum?

Here are mine, but not in order:

1-A Whiter Shade Of Pale
2-Whaling Stories
3-Quite Rightly So
4-In Held 'Twas In I
5-Shine On Brightly
6-Simple Sister
7-Conquistador
8-Repent Walpurgis
9-A Salty Dog
10-As Strong As Samson

I welcome your responses.

I don't mind your list but can't see how you could leave out Homburg.
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Originally posted by iluvmarillion iluvmarillion wrote:


Originally posted by humor4u1959 humor4u1959 wrote:

Since they're my favorite band and don't seem to get a whole lot of attention here, I thought I'd start this thread. What are your Top 10 favorite songs by Procol Harum?

Here are mine, but not in order:

1-A Whiter Shade Of Pale
2-Whaling Stories
3-Quite Rightly So
4-In Held 'Twas In I
5-Shine On Brightly
6-Simple Sister
7-Conquistador
8-Repent Walpurgis
9-A Salty Dog
10-As Strong As Samson

I welcome your responses.

I don't mind your list but can't see how you could leave out Homburg.


It was difficult to just list 10. Homburg would be number 11, I suppose. It's a great song!
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OOOOOOhhhhhhhh sh*t! Impossible!


But....

1 - In Held 'Twas In I
2 - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
3 - Piggy Pig Pig
4 - Whaling Stories
5 - Repent Walpurgis
6 - Grand Hotel
7 - The Idol
8 - Simple Sister
9 - A Salty Dog
10 - Weisselklenzenacht (The Signature) 


Edited by Roy Batty - April 27 2013 at 18:56
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Conquistador
A Salty Dog
Simple Sister
Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)
Whisky Train
Whaling Stories
A Lighter Shade of Pale
Repent Walpurgis
Homburg
Shine on Brightly
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I think they only managed about three quality songs - Whiter Shade; Homburg; Salty Dog, they were goodies though.
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Originally posted by DiamondDog DiamondDog wrote:

I think they only managed about three quality songs - Whiter Shade; Homburg; Salty Dog, they were goodies though.


As they say, "Ignorance is bliss."
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in no particular order

whiter shade of pale
conquistador (1972 live version)
salty dog
pilgrim's progress
as strong as samson
your own choice
shine on brightly
homburg
quite rightly so
fires which burnt brightly

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  1. In Held 'Twas In I
  2. Shine On Brightly
  3. A Whiter Shade of Pale
  4. All This and More
  5. Homburg
  6. A Salty Dog
  7. Pilgrim's Progress
  8. Rambling On
  9. Wreck of the Hesperus
  10. Conquistador

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Some really great lists here. Thanks to all that posted!
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Best Procol track is Kaleidoscope.
 
Pilgrim's Progress is like much of the early work of Jack Bruce - quite unique in composition. You won't find much to compare to it.
 
In Held 'Twas In I
Shine On Brightly 
Skip Softly My Moonbams 
Conquistador
Repent Walpurgis
A Salty Dog
Too Much Between Us
A Christmas Camel
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The winner is In held Twas in I.... deservedly


everything on the compilation Secrets of the Hive is my choice - Cant pick only 10.
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The only album I have is the Live With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra but its massive. Love everything on it although I've always had a soft spot for A Salty Dog which of course inspired that album
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