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    Posted: November 24 2016 at 16:32
The 9 tracks on Exotic Birds & Fruit + Conquistador.
Shake & bake.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2016 at 09:27
In no special order

In Held 'Twas In I

Gates Of Cerdes

A Salty Dog

Wreck of the Hesperus
Skip Softly (Moonbeams) >> surprised this hasn't been mentioned before)
Whiter Shade Of Pale
All This And More
Simple Sister
Salty Dog
Repent Walpurgis
Whaling Stories
Crucifiction Lane
About To Die
Conquistador
The Dead Man's Dream
Song for a Dreamer
 
 
 
Yup,; nothing past Edmonton Live album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 23 2016 at 07:55
1. In Held 'Twas in I
2. Simple Sister
3. A Whiter Shade of Pale
4. Whaling Stories
5. A Christmas Camel
6. Luskus Delph
7. Broken Baricades
8. Too Much Between Us
9. Repent Walpurgis
10. Whiskey Train

Honorable Mentions: About to Die, Piggy Pig Pig, Playmate of the Mouth
Shine on Brightly, Conquistador, Quite Rightly So, Still They'll be More, Grand Hotel, and many more
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 21 2016 at 17:58
How about a top five? 5 is easy:

(1) Simple Sister  (one of the greatest guitar/bass songs ever)
(2) A Whiter Shade of Pale  (lyrics sound really intelligent but no idea what the hell it means)
(3) Bringing Home the Bacon
(4) Conquistador  (a little too orchestral but still strong)
(5) Boredom  (their most underrated song)
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 09 2013 at 03:44
I got this and loved it all - so thats my pick! cant do without any of these tracks

Procol Harum Secrets Of The Hive - The Best Of Procul Harum album cover

CD One
1. Whiter Shade Of Pale
2. Christmas Camel
3. Quite Rightly So
4. Long Gone Geek
5. All This And More
6. Whisky Train
7. Broken Barricades
8. Simple Sister
9. Salty Dog
10. Fires (Which Burn Brightly)
11. Bringing Home The Bacon
12. Beyond The Pale
13. Nothing But The Truth
14. Something Magic
15. Holding On
16. Into The Flood
17. Old English Dream
18. Repent Walpurgis

CD Two
1. Homburg
2. She Wandered Through The Garden Fence
3. Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)
4. Shine On Brightly
5. Devil Came From Kansas
6. Whaling Stories
7. Power Failure
8. Conquistador
9. Grand Hotel
10. Souvenir Of London
11. Idol
12. As Strong As Samson
13. Pandora's Box
14. You Can't Turn Back The Page
15. Dream In Ev'ry Home
16. This World Is Rich (For Stephen Maboe)
17. Weisselklenzenacht
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2013 at 13:19
ok just wanted to whale some
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 06 2013 at 13:17
Originally posted by aginor aginor wrote:

no Whaling Stories one of the doomyest songs of thw 70s

How do you mean, several people mentioned Whaling Stories, including myself
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 05 2013 at 04:09
no Whaling Stories one of the doomyest songs of thw 70s

Edited by aginor - October 05 2013 at 04:11
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 01 2013 at 21:05
I posted this on another thread once:

Homburg
In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Nothing But the Truth
Conquistador
Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)
A Christmas Camel
Shine On Brightly
Power Failure
Pilgrim's Progress

The old thread's at http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=89148 . The BBcode won't work right so I put the link down here instead.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 31 2013 at 16:42
I don't know Procol Harum that well overall but I do own Shine On Brightly (one of my favourite albums) so probably:

Everything from Shine On Brightly except Wish Them Well:
(Quite Rightly So
Shine On Brightly
Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)
Rambling On
Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)
In Held Twas In I

Then the other 4:

A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Conquistador
The Worm & The Tree (or maybe just "Something Magic"?)
Grand Hotel
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 29 2013 at 02:04
Of course 10 is not quiet enough, but...

1. Fires (Which Burn Brightly)

2. Something Magic

3. Broken Barricades

4. A Whiter Shade of Pale

5. The King of Hearts

6. Simple Sister

7. The Emperor's New Clothes

8. Beyond The Pale

9. Grand Hotel

10. Repent Walpurgis

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2013 at 22:06
Originally posted by richardh richardh wrote:

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

If you like the live album then feel free to check out any of their studio albums. The first one, Shine on Brightly, A Salty Dog and Grand Hotel are the best to start with IMO.

As for me, it's hard to narrow it down to just ten, but here goes:

Grand Hotel
For Liquorice John
Repent Walpurgis
In Held ‘Twas in I
Shine on Brightly
A Salty Dog
Too Much Between Us
Pilgrims Progress
Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)
Homburg

Honorable mentions:

Toujours L'Amour
Kaliedoscope
The Dead Man’s Dream
Wreck of the Hesperus
Song for a Dreamer
Long Gone Geek
Power Failure
In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 05:18
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 16 2013 at 04:56
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 07:46
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 04 2013 at 02:59
Some really great lists here. Thanks to all that posted!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 28 2013 at 07:13
  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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 26 2013 at 10:23
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2013 at 02:16
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 30 2013 at 14:59
I think they only managed about three quality songs - Whiter Shade; Homburg; Salty Dog, they were goodies though.
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