Procol Harum


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  line up 1 (1966-67)

- Gary Brooker -- vocals, keyboards 
- Matthew Fisher -- keyboards 
- Bobby Harrison -- drums 
- Dave Knights -- bass 

- Keith Reid -- words

- Robin Trower -- lead guitar

 

  line up 2 (1967-69)

- Gary Brooker -- vocals, keyboards 
- Matthew Fisher -- keyboards 
- Dave Knights -- bass 

- Robin Trower -- lead guitar

- Keith Reid -- words

NEW - B.J. Wilson (RIP) -- drums, percussion (replaced 

  Bobby Harrison)

 

  line up 3 (1969-71)

- Gary Brooker -- vocals, keyboards
NEW - Chris Copping -- bass, organ (replaced 

  Matthew Fisher and David Kinghts)
- Keith Reid -- words

- Robin Trower -- lead guitar

- B.J. Wilson (RIP) -- drums, percussion

 

  line up 4 (1971-72)

NEW - David Ball (RIP) -- lead guitar (replaced Robin Trower) 
- Gary Brooker -- vocals, keyboards
- Chris Copping -- bass, organ

- Keith Reid -- words
- B.J. Wilson (RIP) -- drums, percussion

 

  line up 5 (1972-73)

- David Ball (RIP) -- guitar
- Gary Brooker -- vocals, keyboards
NEW - Alan Cartwright -- bass 
- Chris Copping -- bass, organ

- Keith Reid -- words

- B.J. Wilson (RIP) -- drums, percussion

 

  line up 6 (1973-77)

- Gary Brooker -- vocals, keyboards
- Alan Cartwright -- bass 
- Chris Copping -- bass, organ (replaced Matthew Fisher)

  (1969-77)
NEW - Mick Grabham -- guitar (replaced David Ball)

- Keith Reid -- words
- B.J. Wilson (RIP) -- drums, percussion

 

 

 

 

- Bandit (Mick Grabham)

- Bedlam (Dave Ball)

- BLT (Robin Trower)
- Gary Brooker (solo efforts)
- Cochise (Mick Grabham)

- Every Which Way (Alan Cartwright)

- Freedom (Bobby Harrison)

- Mick Grabham (solo effort)

- Ace Kefford Strand (David Ball)

- Matthew Fisher (solo efforts)

- Liquorice John Death (Gary Brooker, Chris Cropping,

  Robin Trower, and B.J. Wilson)

- Nigel Olsson's Drum Orchestra and Chorus (Mick Grabham)

- The Paramounts (Gary Brooker)
- Plastic Penny (Mick Grabham)

- Keith Reid Project

- Ruby

- Snafu (Bobby Harrison)
- Robin Trower (solo efforts)

- The Universals (Mick Grahham and Nigel Olsson)

- Willie and the Poor Boys (Gary Brooker)

 

 


 

Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Procol Harum

Company: A&M

Catalog: SP-4373

Year: 1967

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: includes original poster

Available: SOLD

Catalog ID:  SOLD 4373

Price:  SOLD $50.00

Cost: $66.00

 

Following the collapse of the R&B oriented Paramounts (see separate entry), in late 1966 vocalist/keyboard player Gary Brooker hooked up with lyricist Keith Reid. The two spent a year writing material before decided to record some of their songs. Auditioning various musicians Brooker eventually settled on the lineup of keyboard player Matthew Fisher, drummer Bob Harrison, bass player Dave Knights and guitarist Ray Rowyer. Known as The Pinewoods, the band went into the studios with producer Denny Cordell, recording several Brooker/Reid pieces, including the ornate "A Whiter Shade of Pale." Impressed with the track, Cordell began shopping the demo around, eventually attracting the attention of Decca Records.

As was standard marketing practice, lacking an album to support the single, the band was rushed into the studio to record additional material for an album to support the single. Released as "Procol Harum" the resulting collection sounded rushed and uneven (it reportedly progressed from conception to release in ten days). In spite of the compressed recording schedule, the result proved surprisingly impressive. Showcasing Brooker's groaning vocals and Brooker-Reid material (they wrote 10 of the album's 11 tracks; Fisher's "Repent Walpurgis" being the lone exception), the set's slow and measured keyboard dominated numbers (courtesy of Matthew Fisher), including "Cerdes (Outside the Gates of)" and "She Wandered Through the Garden Gate" featured a highly stylized and unique sound. Supported by the title track, the collection sold extremely well in the States, eventually peaking at # 47. (Unlike the English album, the American version included the hit title track. Early American releases also included a bonus poster featuring the album's cover illustration.)

"Procol Harum" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) A Whiter Shade of Pale (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
2.) Conquistador (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
3.) She Wandered Through the Garden Fence (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
4.) Something Following Me (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
5.) Mabel (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
6.) Cerdes (Outside the Gates of) (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)

(side 2)

1.) A Christmas Camel (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
2.) Kaleidoscope (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
3.) Salad Days (Are Here Again) (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
4.) Good Captain Clack (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
5.) Repent Walpurgis (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
 


 


Genre: rock

Rating: **** (4 stars)

Title:  Shine On Brightly

Company: A&M

Catalog: SP-4151

Year: 1968

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: minor ring, edge and corner wear; gatefold sleeve

Available: 1

Catalog ID: 4374

Price: $12.00

Cost: $66.00

 

With drummer B.J. Wilson having stepped in to replace  Bobby Harrison, Procol Harum spent late-1967 and early 1968 touring the United States three times.  Unfortunately, given their touring schedule and other outside pressures, the band never got around to releasing a follow up to their earlier 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' mega hit.  As a result, by the time the 1968's "Shine on Brightly" was released much of their earlier momentum and name recognition had been lost. The delay proved even more unfortunate given that their sophomore release was considerably stronger than their debut. With lyricist Keith Reid and singer/keyboardist Gary Brooker again providing the majority of material, on the first side the title track, the Trower-fueled 'Quite Rightly So', and 'Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)' found the band opting for a tougher, rock oriented sound.  In sharp contrast, the flip side was dominated by the 18 minute 'In Held Twas In I'.   Notable as one of rock's first operas, the effort was apparently intended as a sermon addressing the costs of ego. Unfortunately, pretentious didn't even begin to describe the resulting stew of spoken lyrics, backward tapes, dumbsh*t imagery and pointless instrumental segments.  Be sure to check-out Paul Williams hysterical liner notes. 

 

A strong commercial follow-up, the album hit # 24 on the US album charts.

 

For hardcore collectors, the original UK release sported different cover art.

 

Regal Zonphone catalog number SLRZ 1004



"Shine on Brightly" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Quite Rightly So  (Gary Brooker - Matthew Fisher - Keith Reid) - 3:37

'Quite Rightly So' was inspired by singer Essra Mohawk (who opened for the band a couple of shows on the band's initial U S tour and subsequently became involved with lyricist Keith Reid).  The song sported their patented meld of Brooker's dry, crusty voice, Fisher's church organ, and Trower's stunning guitar chords, though it lacks the majesty of some of their other performances.  For anyone intersted, Mohawk devoted part of her website to the song's history: http://www.procolharum.com/99/kr_mohawk.htm .   The song was tapped as a single throughout the world:

- 1968's 'Quite Rightly So' b/w 'In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence ' (Rega Zonophone catalog number RZ 3007)    YouTube has an interesting black and white performance clip of the tune:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xkNOeEdKnI   rating: *** stars
2.) Shine On Brightly  (Gary Brooked - Keith Reid) - 3:30

If for nothing else than Robin Trowers chiming guitar and Reid's typically bizarre lyrics ("my Prussian blue electric clock"), 'Shine On Brightly' served as another Harum classic.   I'm not sure where it was taken, but YouTube has a live performance of the tune.  I noted it featured the late Dave Ball replacing Robin Trower on guitar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1XImxFEI-g   rating: *** stars
3.) Skip Softly  (My Moonbeams) (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 3:43

Bouncy, but slightly ominous rocker hat sounds like something Oliver Twist's Fagen might have recorded  ...   When Trower's guitar solo kicked in around the 2:30 mark the tune jettisoned all progressive pretenses in favor of a hard metal attack, before closing out sounding like a cross between a circus and a Klezmer band.    One of my favorite tunes on the album.   rating: **** stars
4.) Wish Me Well  (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 3:19

With the focus clearly on Trower, the blazing rocker 'Wish Me Well' was one of the most mainstream things they ever recorded.  How in the world did he ever get that unique tone out of his guitar ?    rating: **** stars

5.) Rambling On  (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 4:28

One of the band's prettier melodies, though Trower's guitar gave it a hard rock edge.   Another album highlight.  rating: **** stars


(side 2)

1.) Magdalene  (My Special Zonophone) (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 2:48

The band at their most pretentious ...  at least it was a relatively short tune.   YouTube has a 1971 performance of the song for German television: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ziegu_VL9uU   rating: ** stars
2.) In Held Twas In I  (Gary Brooker - Matthew Fisher - Keith Reid) - 17:51

 - Glimpses of Nirvana

Brooker's spoken word introduction going on and on with some laughable narrative which included such navel gazing insights as "In the darkness of the night, only occasionally relieved by glimpses of Nirvana as seen through other people's windows, wallowing in a morass of self-despair made only more painful by the knowledge that all I am is of my own making ... From there it was into lounge act piano-powered instrumental territory with both Fisher and Reid getting to spout nonsense.   At least you got to hear Trower on electric sitar.  rating: ** stars
 - Twas Teatime at the Circus (instrumental))

English musical hall ...   rating: ** stars
 - In the Autumn of my Madness

Matthew Fisher getting a shot at lead vocals.   Surprising how good he was.   Sure he lacked the gravatas that Brooker brought to the record, but in many ways Fisher had a far more commercial and mainstream voice.   This segment was actually pretty good; at least until it hit the sound effects and backward tape conclusion.   rating: *** stars
 - Look to Your Soul 

This segment started out with Trower getting a moment in the limelight - complete with lots of guitar sustain, it made for the album's heaviest performance.  When Brooker took center stage the song became more predictable.   Always liked the harpsichord accompaniment.   rating: *** stars 
 - Grand Finale Iinstrumental)

Baroque influenced conclusion - even with Trower's chunky chords, the result was quite calming, though it would have been even better without the wordless chorus.   rating: *** stars

 

 

 



Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  A Salty Dog

Company: A&M

Catalog: SP-4179

Year: 1969

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): VG+ / VG+

Comments: minor edge and corner wear

Available: 2

Catalog ID: 4375

Price: $15.00

Cost: $66.00

 

The group's second release for A&M, 1969's "A Salty Dog" reinforced their reputation as underground FM staples. Musically, selections such as the title track, "The Milk of Human Kindness" and "Wreck of Hesperus" underscored the band's penchant for dark and depressing material. Interestingly, whereas Brooker and Reid were responsible for all the material on earlier releases, the new album spotlighted compositions from Trower ("Crucifiction Lane") and Fisher ("Pilgrims Progress"). Backed by another string of well publicized outdoor festival performances, the album sold well in the States (peaking at #32). Unfortunately, increasingly frustrated by their limited roles in the band and their interest in pursuing production and business matters, Fisher and bassist Knight promptly quit. 

"A Salty Dog" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) A Salty Dog (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
2.) The Milk of Human Kindness
3.) Too Much Between Us (Robin Trower - Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
4.) The Devil Came from Kansas (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
5.) Boredom (Matthew Fisher - Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)

(side 2)

1.) Juicy John Pink (Robin Trower - Keith Reid)
2.) Wreck of the Hesperus (Matthew Fisher - Keith Reid )
3.) All This and More (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker)
4.) Crucifiction Lane (Robin Trower - Keith Reid)
5.) Pilgrims Progress (Matthew Fisher - Keith Reid )

 


 


Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Home

Company: A&M

Catalog: SP-4261

Year: 1970

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: gatefold sleeve

Available: 2

Catalog ID: 6048

Price: $10.00

 

While instantly recognizable as a Procol Harum project, anyone expecting to hear another set of pseudo-progressive, or classically-tinged moves was in for a major surprise with the release of 1970's "Home".  Produced by Chris Thomas, this probably stands as my favorite Procol Harum release, if only because it was the most rock-oriented.  That was due in large measure to guitarist Robin Thrower's new found activism - he contributed two of the standout performances ('Whiskey Train' and 'About To Die') and was featured on several other tracks.  Interesting; though it marked the band's first post-Matthew Fisher release, Fisher's keyboard flourishes were barely missed with newcomer Chris Copping ably picking up the slack on organ and bass (where he also served to replace David Knights).  While you couldn't label this a concept piece, the nine tracks seemed to share a common theme built around the concept of death ...  just check out some of the song titles 'The Dead Man's Dream' and 'About To Die'' ...  Off course it could be that I've simply read to much into it.  Beats me, but I'm sure some Procol scholar can clue me in on it the album's true meaning.

 

inner sleeve photo

 

"Home" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Whiskey Train   (Keith Reid - Robin Trower) - 4:28

One of two Robin Trower compositions (as always Keith Reid provided lyrics to all nine songs), 'Whiskey Train' was a full tilt blues-rocker powered by Trower's fat, fuzz drenched and instantly recognizable lead guitar.  Elsewhere Gary Brooker's always ragged voice proved surprisingly adept at hard rock.  Great track and made you wish the band did more in the hard rock vein.   rating: **** stars

2.) The Dead Man's Dream   (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker) - 4:48

Penned by Brooker and Reid, the dark ballad 'The Dead Man's Dream' was a much more typical Procol number - Brooker's spoken word rant about a dream centering on a cemetery and corpses full of maggots was certainly depressing, but was also so over the top as to be a hoot.  Coming after the opening rocker it didn't do a great deal for my ears, but longtime fans probably had a different opinion.   rating: ** stars

3.) Still There'll Be More   (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker) - 4:50

Brooker's never been known for his rockers, but 'Still There'll Be More' aptly demonstrated he could write an out-and-out rocker and deliver a searing vocal to go with it.  Kicked along by a great lyric focusing on the concept of revenge, the song also boasted the album's most commercial melody (though lyrics like 'I'll piss on your door' probably limited airplay possibilities), and another blazing Trower solo, this was one of the album highlights.   rating: **** stars

4.) Nothing That I Didn't Know   (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker) - 3:34

'Nothing That I Didn't Know' melded another pretty melody and one of Brooker's most polished vocals with one of Reid's most heartbreaking lyrics - to my ears the song seemed to describe the premature death of a young woman and her friends inability to stave of fate.   A personal favorite ...   rating: **** stars

5.) About To Die   (Keith Reid - Robin Trower) - 3:37
The thick, sustained opening guitar chords told you 'About To Die' was the second Trower contribution and while it didn't rock as hard as 'Whiskey Train', it was still worth hearing.  Drummer B.J. Wilson proved the band's secret weapon on this one, turning in a performance that was simultaneously in-your face powerful, but also served to support the song's nifty melody.    rating: **** stars

 

(side 2)

1.) Barnyard Story   (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker) -5:45

With the spotlight firmly on Brooker and his piano, side two's plodding ballad ''Barnyard Story' just never kicked into gear and stood as the set's first disappointment.    rating: ** stars  

2.) Piggy Pig Pig   (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker) - 4:49

The cryptic 'Piggy Pig Pig' was another track that took awhile to get rolling, but the combination of Brooker's pounding barrelhouse piano, Copping's stabbing Hammond B3, and Trower's power chords turned it into another personal favorite.  Not sure what the pig sounds were about.  rating: *** stars

-3.) Whaling Stories   (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker) - 7:05

The epic 'Whaling Stories' found Brooker and company falling back on known tricks of the trade, including one of Reid's most bombastic lyrics, a melody that kept on building to climax after climax (possible given the song stretched over seven minutes), and another great performance from Trower.  Anyone looking for classic Procol needed look no farther than this one.    rating: **** stars

4.) Your Own Choice   (Keith Reid - Gary Brooker) - 3:09

Packaged in the album's bounciest melody and some lovely B.J. Wilson drumming,  for anyone who doubted these guys had a sense of humor, 'Your Own Choice' was great evidence to the contrary.   Yeah, Reid's dark side was clearly on display, but you still had to smile at a lyric like 'There's too many women and not enough wine ...'   Shame this one didn't get tapped a single.   rating: ***** stars  

 

Ignore the butt ugly cover and buy a copy of this one since you can still find it on the cheap.

 

full gatefold sleeve

 

 

 


Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Broken Barricades

Company: A&M

Catalog: SP-4294

Year: 1971

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: die cut gatefold sleeve

Available: 2

Catalog ID: 4376

Price: $20.00

Cost: $66.00

 

I've owned "Broken Barricades" for years, yet after all this time it remains kind of a mystery to me.  I've listened to the album dozens of times and my opinion of  it bounces all over the spectrum.  There are times I'd say it's one of their top three releases, while other times I find it virtually unlistenable. Like most things in life, the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.  The fact the album even came about is kind of a miracle.  Having just completed an extensive American tour in support of "Home", the band had one week off before returning to the studios to start on what was to become their fifth studio set.  The results were even more impressive when you learn that most of the album was written and recorded during a five week period.  Luckily Reid seemed to have had a theme at the ready - this time sex.  (In an interview he was quoted as saving the album was "erotic in lyrical content, to do with sex but not dirty.")  While Matthew Fisher's keyboards were still missed, Gary Brooker's instantly recognizable voice, Robin Trower's chunky guitar chords and Keith Reid's ever pompous lyrics ensured that you couldn't mistake this album for anyone but Procol Harum.  Produced by Chris Thomas at London's AIR Studios, this time around Procol seemed intent on exploring even more of a hard rock sound.  Tracks such as 'Simple Sister', 'Memorial Drive' and 'Playmate of the Mouth' exhibited a stripped down power that was quite impressive.  Elsewhere, the title track was simply one of the band's prettiest melodies.   Trower again proved his worth, kicking in three of the most impressive numbers, including the Hendrix-inspired 'Song for a Dreamer' (the thick sustaining chords standing as a precursor to his forthcoming solo career) and the stunning 'Poor Mohammad'.  The latter was also one of the few vocal performances Trower ever recorded.  His voice won't slay you, but it wasn't half bad making you wonder why he didn't take on more vocals.

 


"Broken Barricades" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Simple Sister   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 5:47

Opening up with some blistering Trower fuzz guitar, 'Simple Sister' was one of the toughest songs the band ever recorded.  Now if someone could only explain what the hell it was about ...   For anyone interested, YouTube has a 1971 European television performance of the track:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef2AQxfu5cM&feature=related    rating: **** stars

2.) Broken Barricades   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 3:10

Built around what sounded like a neat keyboard flourish, the title track offered up one of Procol's prettiest melodies, coupled with another enigmatic Keith Ried lyric. For whatever reason 'Broken Barricades' is one of the Procol songs I find myself humming.  Here's another link to a YouTube performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAv5EMARlWY&feature=related    rating: **** stars

3.) Memorial Drive   (Robin Trower - Keith Reid) - 3:43

I've always thought that Brooker's rough hewn voice was well suited for conventional rock tunes and I'd point to 'Memorial Drive' as evidence of that statement.  Powered by Trower's screeching strat and some Brooker barrelhouse piano this paen to California (at least that's what I think its about) was great.   YouTube had a 2001 Copehagen performance of this one at:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0Q6lLYnq70    rating: **** stars  

4.) Luskus Delph   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 3:47

Seemingly at risk to alienating their longstanding fan base, 'Luskus Delph' offered up a track far more in keeping with their patented pseudo-traditional base.  With Reid's typically cryptic lyrics, classical flourishes, and some tasty synthesizers, this one stood as a personal favorite.  That said, B.J. Wilson's drums made the song.    rating: **** stars  

 

(side 2)
1.) Power Failure   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 4:30

I have no idea if it's true, but 'Power Failure' was supposedly inspired by a true life experience - playing a concert the venue they were in lost all power leaving drummer Wilson to entertain the crowd with an extended drum solo.  And that's what this track's built around; an extended Wilson solo complete with audience applause.   That said, the track rocks out with considerable energy.  rating: *** stars  

2.) Song for a Dreamer   (Robin Trower - Keith Reid) - 5:25

One of two Trower vocals, 'Song for a Dreamer' was supposedly dedicated to the late Jimi Hendrix.  The song certainly borrowed heavily from Hendrix's unique sound and served as a jumping off point for Trower's forthcoming solo career.  Easy to imagine this one on "Bridge of Signs" or "Twice Removed from Yesterday".   Trower's instantly recognizable guitar was in fine form, but the song sounded more like a studio experiment than a finished product.   rating: *** stars

3.) Playmate of the Month   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 5:03

Another track showcasing Trower's growling guitar (and some horns this time around), 'Playmate of the Month' was a snarling blues-rocker.  The first couple of spins it struck me as an also-ran composition, but it's progressively grown on me.     rating: *** stars

4.) Poor Mohammed   (Robin Trower - Keith Reid) - 3:06

Another Trower composition and lead vocal, 'Poor Mohammed' was a killer rocker that was once again egnematic.  Great electric slide guitar ...  I've read some accusations that Reid's lyrics had an anti-Islamic orientation, but I have my doubts ...  It certainly wasn't his most elaborate composition ...  but again it sure rocked.    rating: **** stars  

 

A&M tapped the album for a pair of singles in the States:

Portuguese EP - Spamish picture sleeve - Japanese picture sleeve 

 

- 1971's 'Broken Barricades' b/w 'Power Failure' 1971 A&M catalog number AM 1264)

- 1971's 'Simple Sister' b/w 'Song for a Dreamer' (A&M catalog number AM 1287)



Naturally, about to embark on another American tour in support of the LP, Trower gave his notice.  He was quickly replaced by Dave Ball.

 

 

 

 


Genre: rock

Rating: *** (3 stars)

Title:  Grand Hotel

Company: Chrysalis

Catalog: CHR-1037

Year: 1972

Country/State: UK

Grade (cover/record): VG+/VG+

Comments: gatefold sleeve with lyric booklet; minor ring wear

Available: 2

Catalog ID: 4722

Price: $10.00

Cost: $66.00

 

Released by Chrysalis, 1973's Chris Thomas produced "Grand Hotel" marked the end of the group's longstanding relationship with A&M Records.  It also reflected another in an ongoing series of personnel change - former Plastic Penny/Cochise guitarist Mick Grabham replacing David Ball (who went on to join Long John Baldry's band).  Co-written by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid, musically the album sounds like a throwback to their original sound - Brooker's instantly recognizable voice coupled with a return to a keyboard dominated sound along with their patented vague social and political ('T.V. Ceasar' and 'A Souvenir of London' - guess someone got a case of the clap) commentaries and lush orchestration.  While a lot of Procol fans claim this is one of their favorite releases, it doesn't do all that much for me.  There are a couple of exceptions, but those are almost entirely the set's more rock oriented efforts.  Grabham isn't Robin Trower (or even David Ball), but as exemplified by tracks such as 'Tojours L'aamour' and 'Bringing Home the Bacon' he sure could play.  In case anyone cares, Christianne Legrand and the Swingle Singers were featured on 'Fires (Which Burn Brightly)'.

"Grand Hotel" track listing:
(side 1)

1.) Grand Hotel   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 

2.) Tojours L'aamour   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 

3.) A Rum Tale   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 

4.) T.V. Ceasar   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 

 

(side 2)
1.) A Souvenir of London   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 

2.) Bringing Home the Bacon   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 

3.) For Liquorice John   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 

4.) Fires (Which Burn Brightly)   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 

5.) Robert's Box   (Gary Brooker - Keith Reid) - 

 

 

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