Brooker, Dunn, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn
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Wall Street Blues
As Strong as Samson
Goodnight Irene, snippet for Jerald and his wife
A Salty Dog
Cerdes (Outside the Gates of)
A Whiter Shade of Pale (with guitar solo)
|11||songs altogether:||2||From Procol Harum||0||from Shine on Brightly|
|1||From A Salty Dog||1||From Home||1||from Broken Barricades|
|0||From Grand Hotel||1||From Exotic Birds and Fruit||1||from Procol's Ninth|
|0||From Something Magic||0||From The Prodigal Stranger||1||from The Well's on Fire|
|2||non-album tracks||0||Not yet recorded in studios||0||
Originating on a Brooker solo album
Michael Chaudhuri comments:
I work only two blocks from the Raleigh Ampitheatre! How many of us can walk to a Procol show! :) Tried to sneak away from work to hear the sound check but my timing was off: oh well ...
Fairly big venue (7,000 or so capacity), less than half full. Are concert prices keeping people away, or are these bands better suited for venues like Westbury and Bergen PAC?
Procol got several standing ovations, particularly for WSOP. Kudos to Yes, as they complimented PH twice during their set.
Was this the first time they did Whisky Train this tour? Geoff and Gary seemed off sync a bit at first, but finally got into the groove.
Sound was very subdued, especially early on in the set. Both Gary and Yes referred to a Raleigh ordinance which apparently limits the sound to 95 decibels ... silly b/c there is no residential that I know of near the venue.
As Strong as Samson -- and I've heard it three times so far this tour -- is very standard, close to the album track. Kind of miss the embellishments of earlier tours.
Cerdes is growing on me -- this set especially really allowed Geoff to stretch out on guitar: excellent work!
I was distracted again by loud talkers during
A Salty Dog.
At the Englewood show I actually turned around and told the
guys behind me to "Shut up!" Was that wrong of me
I was very glad to see Gary looking well and sounding great.
A sparse crowd even when Yes was playing. They had to use a groupon half-off promotion to sell as many seats as they did. It was a mid week outdoor show in a heat wave.
At least the Hammond worked (looked like a new Hammond XK 3c). The Hammond didn't work at my last show, last US tour in Atlantic City or at my first show, 1967 with Moby Grape in NYC: well it worked but it didn't let them play Whiter Shade of Pale. But we did get Repent Walpurgis so all was forgiven
Procol dates in 2012 | Booking information