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GRAND HOTEL

Procol Harum

 

Crossover Prog

3.89 | 236 ratings

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BertstownOH67
5 stars 'Grand Hotel' Is a must for any Orchestral-rock fans. It almost prodecesed Queen's 'A Night at the Opera' and the Moody Blues 'On a Treshold of a Dream'. PH uses odd instruments such as 22 mandolins on 'Grand Hotel' which the mandolins sound like a full string ensemble! 'Tojurs L'amour' with a fuzz-like guitar and bass. 'TV Ceasar' which has very good string and chior arrangements. 'A Rum Tale' with a waltz sound and a clestial harp and church-like organ. 'A Souviner of London' with a skiffle-sound, banjos, and spoons. 'Bringing Home The Bacon' with an elctric piano, haunting recorders that sound like an organ. 'For Lichoriche John' with a drowning-sound of the piano and a good harmonica solo. 'Fires which burned so brightly' with the haunting female-background singers and a light touch of the harpsichord. And a grand finale with 'Roberts Box' with latin percussion, a bossa-nova/cha-cha sound, Beach Boy-like harmony, and a great brass finale.
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