Label: Blue Cafe - Blue Cafe-189 • Format: CDr Unofficial Release • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock
Their best-known recording is the hit single " A Whiter Shade of Pale ", one of the few singles to have sold over 10 million copies. A last-minute offer Lifted 1995 - Lighthouse Family - Gold The Videos (DVD) Chris Blackwell 's fledgling Island Records label was rejected by Brooker and band.
With a structure reminiscent of Baroque musica countermelody based on J. It did almost as well in the United Statesreaching No. After "A Whiter Shade of Pale" became a hit, the band set out to consolidate its studio success by touring, with new official drummer Bobby Harrison added to the line-up; its live debut was opening for Jimi Hendrix in The group's follow-up single, " Homburg ", with a line-up change of former Paramounts B. Wilson on drums and Robin Trower on guitar replacing Harrison and Royer, respectively, who exited to form the band Freedomreached No.
The group's eponymous debut studio Scherzo (Allegro) - David Oistrach, Alexander Glazunov, Aram Khatchaturian, Sergei Prokofiev - Die G was recorded between the two hit singles, and was released in early September in the US, but was held back until December in the UK. A series of singles charted poorly in the US and UK, though rarely both at the same time.
The band's follow-up album, Shine On Brightly was released the following year and saw a greater excursion into progressive rock stylings.
Their third album, A Salty Dogwas very popular among fans and their first album to sell well in the UK. The group would have many subsequent personnel changes,  the first being Fisher, Sonic Boom (Lifes Too Short) (Yomanda Remix) - Quo Vadis - Sonic Boom (Lifes Too Short) produced A Salty Dogdeparting the band soon after its release.
Former Paramount Chris Wefted Histories - Jacob Cooper - Silver Threads joined on organ and bass in In a bootleg live album In Concert was released but only in Germany - part of a series put out by the label Ariola that also included the bands Taste, etc.
Procol Harum returned to success on the record charts in the following years with a symphonic rock sound, often backed by symphony orchestras. Their follow-up album, Grand Hoteldid fairly well, reaching No. The band broke up inafter seeing Something Magic stall at No. They also toured US and UK the same year, performing at several locations. In Julyfans arranged the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the success of "A Whiter Shade of Pale", and invited the then-inactive band to play a concert at RedhillSurrey.
In lateBrooker promised that "Procol will play in ", and in September the band played an open air gig with the New London Sinfonia in Guildford. In the band released a new studio album, The Well's on Fireand appeared at the Progman Cometh festival in Got What You Need - Eve - Scorpion. Fisher left Procol Harum in The band resumed a limited touring schedule inwith Josh Phillips replacing Fisher on Hammond, leaving Brooker as the only original performing member.
In June they played at the Isle of Wight Festival. An hour-long edit of the show was broadcast on Christmas morning on Danish Channel DR2 and the full concert was issued on DVD on 11 May with six extra tracks from a Danish television recording of the band from Procol Harum also played an orchestral concert in Sweden on 30 June. On 20 and 21 Julyfans arranged the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the success of "A Whiter Shade of Pale", and invited the band to play.
The following night 'Gary Brooker and Guests' performed a fixture of obscure songs by Brooker—Reid that had either never been recorded, never been performed live before or were significantly different from the versions they recorded. Although there was no Procol Harum activity intheir manager Chris Cooke, on the web site Beyond the Paleannounced plans for a live DVD and a new album inas well as festival concerts in Norway on 17 July and Finland on 23 July.
The show went ahead but he was unable to sing properly, and many of the songs were performed either as instrumentals or sung by others in the band. All This and Morea four disc retrospective three CDs and a DVD with historical notes was released in the autumn ofand Salvo also issued all of the band's previous albums as remastered CDs with extra tracks, some never previously heard.
They described this loyal Finnish audience as "the best in the world" and played a unique three-verse version of "A Whiter Shade of Pale" with a guitar solo from Geoff Whitehorn. Brooker whose birthday it was had been in his room at the five-star Table Bay Hotel. She sang a duet with Gary Brooker on this new version of the classic, which featured three verses and a guitar solo by Geoff Whitehorn.
Yumi and Procol Harum then played a series of December concerts in major Japanese cities, one of which was recorded for a later television showing on 31 March In March and AprilProcol Harum played a series of five orchestral concerts in Denmark and two such events in Wuppertal in Germany. In the subsequent election that December, however, the band failed to gain enough votes for election.
Guitarist Geoff Whitehorn was hospitalised during rehearsals and at short notice Rick Wakeman 's guitarist Dave Colquhoun deputised on crutches, after a broken ankle. The band's 13th album, Novumwas released on 21 April and the band played 36 dates in the UK and Europe to promote it. However, the most significant concert Is She Really Going Out With Him - Joe Jackson - Live In Germany 1980 the year came in March when the band played with an orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall in London.
Gary Brooker fell leaving the stage at the end of the first half, was seriously hurt but reappeared for the second half with his head bandaged and nursing "a broken hand". A US tour follows. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Ray Royer. For the band's self-titled debut album, see Procol Harum album. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
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