Grand Hotel [Expanded Edition]

Grand Hotel [Expanded Edition]

by Procol Harum

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Grand Hotel [Expanded Edition]

Procol Harum's first album for Chrysalis, Grand Hotel, found the band returning to the grandeur of earlier works such as Shine on Brightly and Salty Dog. Robin Trower's replacement Mick Grabham is capable, even powerful, but not nearly as distinctive as his predecessor; consequently, the material tends to rely more on ornate arrangements than guitar riffs, making this somewhat more dignified than either of their previous studio albums, Home and Broken Barricades. Brooker and lyricist Keith Reid step up with strong material, notably the title track, "Toujours L'Amour," and "Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)." While the keyboard and orchestra-based arrangements harken back to earlier triumphs, the lyrics deal less with whaling stories than with social commentary; "A Souvenir of London" is about social diseases, with "T.V. Caesar" about the pervasive influence of television.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2018
Label: Esoteric
UPC: 5013929473249
catalogNumber: 2947324
Rank: 16771


Album Credits

Performance Credits

Procol Harum   Primary Artist
Gary Brooker   Banjo,Piano,Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Mick Grabham   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Alan Cartwright   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Electric Bass,Vocals,Acoustic Bass
Chris Copping   Organ,Banjo,Rhythm Guitar,Hammond Organ,Vocals
B.J. Wilson   Mandolin,Percussion,Drums
Pahene Recorder Ensemble   Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Gary Brooker   Orchestration
John Punter   Engineer
Keith Reid   Composer
Chris Thomas   Producer
Phil Smee   Packaging
Spencer Zahn   Artwork
Roland Clare   Liner Notes
Dave Meehan   Authoring

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