Jim Pagliasotti • The Denver Post • 24 July 1970
Procol Harum will appear in concert Wednesday night at Mammoth Gardens. It promises to be a show well worth attending.
‘There's too many women and not enough wine
Too many poets and not enough rhyme
Too many glasses and not enough time
Draw your own conclusions …’
Reid, who wrote those lyrics and most of the others for Procol Harum's music, has said, ‘With so many currently popular groups one gets the impression that it's a fashion, rather than music, that's being dealt in, whereas, with us, people are buying the music and nothing else.’
People buy their music because Procol Harum pose as nothing other than musicians. For whatever reason – perhaps the incredible success of their first song, Whiter Shade of Pale, forced them to be serious musicians – they have never developed pop star personalities. No one buys virility or vanity when buying Procol Harum; they buy only good music.
Through four very beautiful albums, Procol Harum has maintained its musical identity featuring the soulful singing of Gary Brooker backed by Robin Trower's imaginative guitar leads and the mystic, liturgical organ work that has become their trademark. Procol Harum has produced some of the most majestic and spiritually uplifting music in rock’s history.
Where and when their music will cease to flow is unknown because they seem to get progressively better [sic] with each new album and each successive concert tour.
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