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by Procol Harum
     
 
The group's hardest-rocking classic album is, beyond some superb vocalizing by Gary Brooker, principally a showcase for Robin Trower's high-powered guitar and a rock-hard rhythm section, with B.J. Wilson only a little less animated than Ginger Baker on some of the music.

Overview

The group's hardest-rocking classic album is, beyond some superb vocalizing by Gary Brooker, principally a showcase for Robin Trower's high-powered guitar and a rock-hard rhythm section, with B.J. Wilson only a little less animated than Ginger Baker on some of the music. Procol Harum had a split personality by this time, the band juxtaposing straight-ahead rock & roll numbers like "Still There'll Be More" and the Elvis Presley-influenced "Whisky Train" with darker, more dramatic pieces like "Nothing That I Didn't Know" and "Barnyard Story." Chris Copping doubles on organ, replacing Matthew Fisher, but the overall sound is that of a leaner Procol Harum, all except for the ambitious "Whaling Stories" -- even it was a compromise that nearly worked, showcasing Trower's larger-than-life guitar sound (coming off here like King Crimson's Robert Fripp in one of his heavier moments) within a somewhat pretentious art rock concept. It shows the strains within their lineup that the producers chose the lighter, more obviously accessible "Your Own Choice" -- on which Gary Brooker's piano is the lead instrument -- to end the album after "Whaling Stories"' pyrotechnic finish. [Salvo reissued the album in 2009.]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/26/2009
Label:
Salvo
UPC:
0698458812124
catalogNumber:
5881212

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Procol Harum   Primary Artist
Robin Trower   Guitar
Gary Brooker   Piano,Vocals
Chris Copping   Organ,Bass Guitar
B.J. Wilson   Drums

Technical Credits

Elton John   Author
Jimmy Page   Author
Chris Thomas   Producer
Robin Trower   Composer
Gary Brooker   Composer
Chris Copping   Author
Jeff Jarratt   Engineer
Keith Reid   Composer,Lyricist
Bernie Taupin   Author
Andy Stephens   Engineer
Henry Scott-Irvine   Liner Notes
Chris E. Thomas   Producer
John Kalinowski   Author
Simon Platz   Executive Producer

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