Procol Harum - Greatest Hits (CD)
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- Rock & Pop
- Art Rock
- Number of Discs
- Number of Items
- Greatest Hits [A&M]
- Country of Origin
- Universal Distribution
- Mono / Stereo
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Conquistador
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Whiter Shade of Pale, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Simple Sister
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Whisky Train
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Salty Dog, A
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Shine on Brightly
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Whaling Stories
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Power Failure
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Boredom
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Homburg
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Repent Walpurgis
- Pop / Rock
- South Africa
Procol Harum: Gary Brooker (vocals, piano); Robin Trower, Chris Copping, Alan Cartwright, David Ball, Maick Graham, Ray Royer (guitar); Pete Soley (keyboards); Matthew Fisher (organ); Dee Murray, David Knights (bass); John Eyden, Bobby Harrison, Barrie "B.J." Wilson (drums).
Producers: Chris Thomas, Denny Cordell, Matthew Fisher.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
This is part of A&M Records' Backlot series.
Audio Remasterer: Patricia Sullivan.
Liner Note Author: Jim Bickhart.
Photographer: Stuart Watson .
These dozen songs follow Procol Harum's activities on the hit parade over the course of the band's first six albums. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" announced the band's 1967 arrival in no uncertain terms. The combination of classical overtones and an R&B underbelly created enduring moments of electric tension, romantic breadth, and mysterious power. Some of the group's later hits, such as "Simple Sister" and "Whiskey Train," were more straight-ahead blues-rock numbers, but were still infused with a consistent vision, largely due to Gary Brooker's soulful singing and Keith Reid's poetic lyrics. This hit-filled set is highly recommended, as are the band's second and third releases, SHINE ON BRIGHTLY and A SALTY DOG.
- Date Released
- Audio Format
- PCM Audio
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
- Procol Harum
- 55m 3s
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