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Topic: Top 10 Procol Harum songs
Posted By: humor4u1959
Subject: Top 10 Procol Harum songs
Date 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

I welcome your responses.



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Posted By: jtoczynski
Date Posted: April 21 2013 at 20:53
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


Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: April 21 2013 at 20:57
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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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: April 21 2013 at 21:08
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...


pffftttttttttttt 

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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 04:18
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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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 07:24
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...


pffftttttttttttt 

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Never cared for that song, really. Tongue  Or maybe you knew that already. Cool


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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 07:32
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



Posted By: The.Crimson.King
Date Posted: April 22 2013 at 17:07
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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Posted By: iluvmarillion
Date Posted: April 24 2013 at 02:10
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.


Posted By: humor4u1959
Date Posted: April 24 2013 at 15:51
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!


Posted By: Roy Batty
Date Posted: April 27 2013 at 18:55
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) 


Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: April 28 2013 at 18:17
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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Posted By: DiamondDog
Date 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.


Posted By: humor4u1959
Date 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."


Posted By: kenethlevine
Date 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



Posted By: geogkrt
Date 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



Posted By: humor4u1959
Date Posted: June 04 2013 at 02:59
Some really great lists here. Thanks to all that posted!


Posted By: Knobby
Date 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


Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date 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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Posted By: richardh
Date 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


Posted By: AreYouHuman
Date 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


Posted By: Jethro Toe
Date 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



Posted By: Xonty
Date 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


Posted By: notesworth
Date 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" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=89148  . The BBcode won't work right so I put the link down here instead.


Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: October 05 2013 at 04:09
no Whaling Stories one of the doomyest songs of thw 70s

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Posted By: Moogtron III
Date 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


Posted By: Icarium
Date Posted: October 06 2013 at 13:19
ok just wanted to whale some

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Posted By: AtomicCrimsonRush
Date 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.  http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=23440#" rel="nofollow - 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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Posted By: EmCee
Date 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)
 


Posted By: A_Flower
Date 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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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date 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


Posted By: gr8dane
Date Posted: November 24 2016 at 16:32
The 9 tracks on Exotic Birds & Fruit + Conquistador.

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