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Poll Question: Which is your favourite Procol Harum album?
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    Posted: January 27 2020 at 15:47
I only have two double CD compilations by Procol Harum and I've never heard any of their studio albums, so it'll be interesting to see which album receives the most votes. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2020 at 16:14
I like the  first 5 about the same but I suppose Shine On Brightly if I have to pick one the most.
But that can change depending on mood.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote gr8dane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2020 at 16:56
Haven't heard them all, but I will pick Exotic Birds,as I like every single song.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2020 at 17:12
This is the only time I can't vote in my own poll because I don't know any of the albums. Smile

Edited by Psychedelic Paul - January 27 2020 at 17:12
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first album was the best
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Snicolette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2020 at 18:13
Voting for the debut, even though Procol Harum is one of my favourite bands of all time, so hard to choose.   Every one has shining moments for me. But that was the first time I heard them, so going for that. 
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In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1972), with the incendiary version of "Conquistador"...


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to take the place of the mud shark in your mythology...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Snicolette Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2020 at 18:23
That was fantastic.  Just a wonderful performance.  
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The video has just convinced me that "In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra" is the best Procol Harum album. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2020 at 19:36
Originally posted by Snicolette Snicolette wrote:

Voting for the debut, even though Procol Harum is one of my favourite bands of all time, so hard to choose.   Every one has shining moments for me. But that was the first time I heard them, so going for that. 

they were my first "serious" band, and the debut was my first "serious" album.  It' also somewhat atypical, being more ballad oriented than a lot of the later albums.  But the thoughtful and clever lyrics and mix of piano and organ were already in abundance.  I no longer consider Procol to be one of my favorites but they do hold a special place as the first
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Originally posted by The Dark Elf The Dark Elf wrote:

In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1972), with the incendiary version of "Conquistador"...



superb, but I don't really much care for the rest of the album
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 27 2020 at 19:43
Grand Hotel gets my vote.
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The live album is excellent, but grand Hotel gets my vote.
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The Edmonton Symphony album is the one I've owned for a long time. I was hoping for a more expanded re-issue than was put out so that was a shame but the original album is just about perfect. BTW Shine On Brightly was released the same week as The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis and both albums featured a side long composition. Prog rock was up and running! 
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

The video has just convinced me that "In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra" is the best Procol Harum album. Smile
No. Itīs Shine On Brighly (In Held in it is just masterpiece, better than that concert-version). Paul, itīs the album you MUST hear. Anyway I really like all the Procol-albums at least a bit, Prodical Stranger is the weakest, Broken Barricades from the sixties/seventies albums.
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Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

The video has just convinced me that "In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra" is the best Procol Harum album. Smile
No. Itīs Shine On Brighly (In Held in it is just masterpiece, better than that concert-version). Paul, itīs the album you MUST hear. Anyway I really like all the Procol-albums at least a bit, Prodical Stranger is the weakest, Broken Barricades from the sixties/seventies albums.
 
You're right. I really must listen to ALL of Procol Harum's albums, eventually. Smile
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

The video has just convinced me that "In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra" is the best Procol Harum album. Smile
No. Itīs Shine On Brighly (In Held in it is just masterpiece, better than that concert-version). Paul, itīs the album you MUST hear. Anyway I really like all the Procol-albums at least a bit, Prodical Stranger is the weakest, Broken Barricades from the sixties/seventies albums.
 
You're right. I really must listen to ALL of Procol Harum's albums, eventually. Smile
Well, you can leave those "reunion"-albums out, well maybe except the last one, itīs quite good. But listen at least Shine. & Grand Hotel.
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I was always only into the MkI line-up with Fisher & Trower... As the other members gradually disappeared , I kind of lost interest but the albums (Home, Barricades)still have stand-out tracks.
 
The MkII line-up starts with the Edmonton Symphony (which is great), but I simply can't get into the rest of their discography, despite Brooker & Reid and one of the best drummer around that stayed until the end: BJ Wilson.
 
I'll vote for the debut, but the US version that contains WSoP (I understand the UK version didn't), but their best overall id SOB with the sidelong epic and Moonbeams.
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I really love Exotic Birds and Fruit above all others. One great song after another.
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Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

 
I'll vote for the debut, but the US version that contains WSoP (I understand the UK version didn't), 
Just watched the first album pressings from Discogs, itīs quite amazed there was only one pressing of first album in the UK in the sixties! So the album probably wasnīt huge seller. But whatīs more amazing in German pressing there was Homburg added, also different track order & "Good Captain Clack" missing!

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