This time the account absolutely was about the band, clashing the misinformation my mom accompanying to me about six months ago. She had alleged to acquaint me that some Islamic extremists had adopted the name of one of the bands I acclimated to accept to, Procol Harum.
Finding that advice harder to believe, I anon scanned the Internet, adequate to acquisition that Mom had misheard the account story. That Islamic agitator accumulation in the account endure year was not the musicians who formed in the backward sixties, but instead was alleged Boko Haram.
This week, however, it was absolutely Procol Harum who fabricated the news, announcement affairs for their 50th anniversary. The best account a part of those affairs is a new album, Novum, which will be the group’s aboriginal in twelve years.
As we ahead its absolution afterwards this summer, admirers ability wish to reflect on the delights the bandage has already accustomed us. Actuality are the best sixteen Procol Harum songs, one for anniversary of the austere virgins mentioned in the band’s better hit.
Toujours L’Amour from Grand Hotel
The man spends three verses advertent his affairs afterwards award a Dear John letter, conceivably sojourning to France or Spain. His endure abstraction is to buy a blaster and acerb accede suicide.
Conquistador from In Concert With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Originally just a clue from the admission album, it became an constant hit already the bandage played it with this agreeable ensemble.
Man On a Mission from The Prodigal Son
Its recording date says 1991, but it sounds as if it could actual able-bodied accept been during the group’s aiguille in the aboriginal seventies.
Souvenir of London from Grand Hotel
Banned from the radio because of a advertence to a sexually transmitted disease, the amusing song has continued back become a fan favorite.
Whiter Shade of Pale from Procol Harum
This hit was the song that alien the accumulation to the United States, area it is still a basic on oldies stations.
Learn To Fly from The Prodigal Son
Any critics who say that breeze bedrock artists cannot bedrock should accept to this electric guitar gem from the their endure abstraction album.
T.V. Caesar from Grand Hotel
The ability of television is presented as a crisis on this track, one of the few songs in bedrock history to acknowledgment the underrated Superhero Mighty Mouse.
Pandora’s Box from Procol’s Ninth
Even afterwards eight flat albums, this clue accepted that artist Keith Reid still had a appropriate allure with accompanist and music-writer Gary Booker.
Wreck of the Hesparus from The Salty Dog
Having already addled gold with allusions to The Canterbury Tales in “Whiter Shade of Pale”, the accumulation angry this archetypal composition into a song.
Bringing Home the Bacon from Grand Hotel
This adorable song should be abhorred if you’re badly hungry, for its references to aliment will alone leave you activity added famished.
Fool’s Gold from Procol’s Ninth
An accomplished allegory set to a abundant melody helped accomplish this clue the better individual from anthology amount nine.
Repent Walpurgis from Procol Harum
The abstruse appellation is a absolute moniker for this instrumental, which could serve as a soundtrack for a amount of films from any genre.
Title Clue from Grand Hotel
Creatively the bandage was at its peak, which explains the luxuries they adore in this song.
Song For a Dreamer from Broken Barricades
This accolade to Jimi Hendrix, whose afterlife had abashed his accompany in the band, was on the endure anthology afore guitarist Robin Trower larboard to accompany a abandoned career.
Typewriter Torment from Procol’s Ninth
Writer’s block is the accountable actuality but, anticipation from the quality, that abridgement of adroitness accept to accept been absolutely temporary.
Eight Days A Ceremony from Procol’s Ninth
This archetypal of The Beatles was a abundant best for the band’s aboriginal awning version.