- CD de audio (13 de abril de 2009)
- Collector's Edition edición
- Número de discos: 1
- Formato: CD, Edición coleccionista, Canciones extra, Grabación original remasterizada
- Sello: Salvo
- ASIN: B001V6PSSG
- Ediciones a la venta: CD de audio | Disco de vinilo
- Valoración media de los clientes: 5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Ver todas las opiniones (2 opiniones de clientes)
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Procol Harum CD, Edición coleccionista, Canciones extra, Grabación original remasterizada
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CD de audio , CD, Grabación original remasterizada, 1 ene 1967
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Parfaite combinaison entre influences classiques et rock, cette formation baroque a marqué les esprits, notamment avec son légendaire " A Whiter Shade Of Pale " et tant d'autres titres... majestueux!
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2. She Wandered Through the Garden Fence
3. Something Following Me
5. Cerdes (outside the gates of)
6. A Christmas Camel
8. Salad Days (are here again)
9. Good Captain Clack
10. Repent Walpurgis
11. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
12. Lime Street Blues
13. Homburg (single version)
14. Good Captain Clack (single version)
15. Il Tuo Diamante (Italian single promo version)
16. Understandably Blue (stereo)
17. Pandora s Box (version 1: backing track) (stereo)
18. Alpha (stereo)
19. Conquistador (stereo)
20. She Wandered Through The garden Fence (stereo)
21. Homburg (album version) (stereo)
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"To be listened to in the spirit in which it was made." Original back cover liner notes.
CD 1--tracks 1-10 are the original album. The original vinyl album was available only in mono in Britain because mono was still the dominant format until sometime in 1968. Tracks 11-20 are extra tracks with things like another version of "A Whiter Shade..", the single "Good Captain Clack", an instrumental, "Pandora's Box", a couple of alternates, and a previously unreleased "Salad Days...".
CD2--all tracks are bonus recordings. A longer version of "A Whiter Shade..", and "Homburg" in stereo, plus "Repent Walpurgis", a 1971 stereo mix of "Conquistador", along with several other stereo mixes make up tracks 1-10. Tracks 11-13 are BBC recordings from Easybeat in 1967 including "Morning Dew", "A Whiter Shade...", and "Mabel". Tracks 14-17 are live BBC performances from 1967, on Top Gear--"Homburg", "Good Captain Clack", "She Wandered Through The Garden Fence", and "Kaliedoscope". Both sessions are previously unreleased.
"The first album wasn't in stereo because the producer didn't like stereo at the time." Mathew Fisher.
The remastered sound is very good. Is it better than the 2009 editions? Possibly. But sound is so subjective so I'll leave that argument to audiophiles. It's safe to say that it's at least as good. The 22 page booklet is really nice--a good essay from band biographer Henry Scott-Irvine, along with some good period graphics. The "poster" is a nice keepsake and has a nice graphic on one side and lyrics on the other side. The discs snap inside a four-fold package with slots for the poster and booklet. As it happened I had just listened to the new 2 CD set (also on Esoteric) by Junior's Eyes before Procol's album, and I was struck by some similarities between both bands. I'm in no way saying the two bands are equal, but I came away with the same feel after hearing both albums. As a long time fan of British bands from the late '60s/early'70s, both Procol Harum and Junior's Eyes do share a certain vibe--instrumentally and lyrically. Check out Junior's Eyes.
Chances are if you're reading this you're already familiar with the band and album. So there's no point in dissecting the music. The album is still a touch point for many music fans (like me) who were around at the time. The mix of blues, classical, rock, and progressive sounds--along with some psyche-tinged lyrics by Keith Reid has kept this album from being simply a curio of those by-gone days. I still own the original album without "Homburg" and "A Whiter Shade...", and remember looking at the song titles when I got home from the record store only to find those tunes missing! So I had to buy the A&M version also. Oh well. But hearing the original album is a different listening experience--and not soley because the two most popular tunes are missing--but ti's easy to understand why the original album didn't make much headway until the new version was retitled and reissued.
But this album will always be a signpost of that period when music was changing seemingly every week. But unlike many other time-locked albums, Procol Harum's first album (and possibly their first three albums) are still well worth owning. Am I thrilled that I get to purchase a lot of this music over again? Well, yes and no. If you're satisfied with the 2009 sets you may not feel the need to own this new set. But if you're a real fan of the band, this could be an essential purchase. To each his own.
And can you wonder what it was like to hear Procol Harum live alongside other bands of the period like the Moody Blues, Moby Grape, Ten Years After, Country Joe & The Fish, Fairport Convention, Love, the Bee Gees, The MC5, Pink Floyd, Santana, the Grateful Dead, The Move, etc., and all for relatively little money? Procol and The Move?! Wow.
Me, I'm going to listen again and review the 3 CD set (including the rarely heard mono version of the album) of "Shine On Brightly." More music fans need to know how good this band's first few albums were--and still are. AS OF A FEW DAYS after writing this review--the Esoteric 3 CD "Shine On..." review is buried in all the reviews for the various versions of the album because Amazon doesn't differentiate between the various releases--so the new review is under the "most recent" heading--after you go to "see all reviews". And both "Home" and "A Salty Dog" will be reissued in mid-August of 2015, each as 2 CD sets.
This is a good summer for reissues. Fans of the band Taste (with Rory Gallagher) should watch for a 4 CD set (released under the Polydor/Universal label) of the band's two albums along with two discs of some previously unheard studio and live tracks (titled "I'll Remember"), packaged in a nice hardback book style, with a great booklet. As I said about the first Procol Harum album being something I remember from the original LP days, I still own the albums by Taste (bought as "imports" as they used to be called in record stores) and being slightly floored by how powerful Taste was. Enjoy.
As others have noted, this is a very important album from what would turn out to be a very important band if you're into prog and art rock. Their combination of rock, pronounced blues, and classical flourishes is unique even in that musical sphere. The musicianship is tight and the vocals and songs themselves sound confident. Gary Brooker's voice makes me think of a rockier Peter Gabriel. The lyrics are fantastic and would become a hallmark of the group.
Favorite songs: "She Wandered Through the Garden Fence," A Christmas Camel," "Repent Walpurgis"
This Salvo remaster sounds fine to me. Mind, Denny Cordell's original production always sounded great. The booklet and the bonus tracks add to the overall experience, as they do to other Procol rereleases from Salvo. But still, this album is great regardless of however you hear its. That said, I'm not yet accustomed to the black & white cover now being pink and white...