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Procol Harum at San Francisco, California, USA

The Fillmore : 30 July 2003


  Brooker, Brzezicki, Fisher, Pegg, Whitehorn

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Bringing Home the Bacon
Pandora's Box
Wall Street Blues
Grand Hotel
Quite Rightly So
The Blink of an Eye
As Strong as Samson
Weisselklenzenacht
VIP Room
A Robe of Silk
Whaling Stories
My Girl
Shadow Boxed
Homburg
Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)
Memorial Drive
Whisky Train
A Salty Dog
Simple Sister

Encores

A Whiter Shade of Pale (3 vv including 'mermaid')
Repent Walpurgis

 21

Songs altogether:

1

From Procol Harum

2

from Shine on Brightly

1

From  A Salty Dog

2

From  Home

2

from  Broken Barricades

2

From  Grand Hotel

1

From Exotic Birds and Fruit

1

from Procol's Ninth

0

From Something Magic

0

From The Prodigal Stranger

6

from The Well's on Fire

2

non-album tracks

1

Non-originals

 

My Girl was the Temptations' number. GB started up the riff and began to sing and the band joined in pronti. I assumed it was going to lead into some other number (as they used to do with NBtT) but Gary wound it up after a verse, saying 'We don't do that one' or some such thing. Then of course (as with Imagine at Croydon) they went straight back into the song and completed it in fine style. They last played it, to our knowledge, in Southend in 1993 RC

Phil Hayes adds
I was there with my wife (who at 31 was probably the youngest fan not brought by his or her parents). What a great night! A very good turnout for a Wednesday night. Gary appeared a little road weary, but man he can sing. I don't really enjoy the heavy-riffing rock guitar caricature that Geoff Whitehorn represents I went to high school with Eddie Van Halen and had enough of that by about 1976 but there's no denying he is really good. Especially the second set. What he does with Simple Sister is wonderful. Geoff smoked a doobie on stage before the encore. I thought I was back in 1975.

I dislike the rearrangement of As Strong As Samson. On the other hand Whisky Train, not my favorite on record, really sounded great as reworked. The most pleasant surprise was Memorial Drive a little Trower tribute there at the end of the show.


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