LIVE IN CONCERT WITH THE EDMONTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Album definitely needed one, along with some more recognition. I might check these guys out - the way you describe them makes me feel like they're something I would like. Oh no, please no. I like every songs of the album. Album Rating: 3.0Album has grown on me lately. Ah… the London Palladium. While ''The Worm and the Tree'' is not their best epic song, it's well done instrumentally. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0oxZeg5S28&feature=fvst. Press reviews: Liner notes: 1983 'Procol Harum' on Amiga: Press reviews: Liner notes: 1982: Historia de la Musica Rock Vol.15: Press reviews: Liner notes: 1982: Procol Harum's Greatest Hits Vol 1 (Pickwick) Press reviews: Liner notes: 1981: Gigantes Del Pop .. Volume 17: Press reviews: Liner notes: 1981: Procol Harum : Memorial Album Vol. I hope not! ;), Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z. ''Businessman'' is one of them, but again, it's not perfect. "I Told on You" is the best opening track since "Nothing but the Truth", and there's still nothing here as bad as, say "Thin end of the Wedge". Grand Hotel might soon deserve the same score. However, critically Procol Harum was very well recieved, especially among many of their contemporary musicians. Album Rating: 2.5Some of it was good, but I thought that 3-part suite about the tree was just a warmed-over reflection of the great epic songs of their past. Before I finish, I shall warn people of the latest reissue of this album by Salvo. Album Rating: 4.0@Jethro The other favorites are hard to determine. It's only that the narrative passages make it lose the flow. Bands: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZXNGLvFg_M, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_W67hc6HgQ, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3M8Sk7X51k, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0oxZeg5S28&feature=fvst. Never missing an orchestra. One thing I disagree with you is about the ''mediocrity'' of Something Magic. Shine On Brightly - 1968 Repertoire A (Very Good / Good) Best song: Shine On Brightly. I guess we just differ on how much the spoken passages bring it down. Since I am a loyal fan of the band and rarely play my vinyl anymore, I finally caved in and bought this. Believe me, remastering made a world of difference. Procol Harum’s compositions are, like those of almost any other progressive band, theatrical and, for the most part, complex, but, unlike their contemporaries, the band never descends into pointless meandering and the songs never feel overblown. Review Summary: The last (nearly) great Procol Harum album. Album Rating: 3.0That's pretty radio-friendly stuff. It's surely one of their most progressive one. Esoteric Recordings. This, Shine on Brightly and Grand Hotel are all brilliant albums. My favorite song is easily ''The Only One''. Shine On Brightly (Procol Harum) A&M SP 4151: Jim Miller in Rolling Stone, 7 December 1968. Drummer Barrie James Wilson´s energetic style is a real treat. This well-considered review does justice to the music while expressing legitimate doubts about the fit between Pete Brown's lyrics and Gary B's music. Album Rating: 4.0You should definitely get this, Jethro, I could definitely see you liking this a lot. Of course I didn't expect to hear classic Procol Harum even if the cover art suits them well. @Irving I've always been a huge fan of this band, so I'm not sorry I checked it out. What makes this really special are the 2 live discs. Album Rating: 2.5I think we're pretty close on this one, Jethro. Will listen to it but I'm not hurry. Will revisit for sure. Featured peformers: Keith Reid (lyrics), Robin Trower (lead guitar), B.J. Procol Harum are great. PROCOL HARUM. "Whisky Train" rocks and rolls just fine, and allows us to appreciate the guitar artistry of Robin Trower. 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