Procol Harum

the Pale 

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Procol Harum: 2017

The BtP / Gary Brooker interview which broke the news about this album

Order 'Novum' using these links: Amazon UK / Amazon USA

Gary Brooker, voice and piano
Geoff Whitehorn, guitars, vocal
Matt Pegg, bass, vocal
Josh Phillips, Hammond, synth, vocal
Geoff Dunn, drums
Pete Brown, most of the words

Dennis Weinreich, producer
Release date 21 April 2017

From Gary: Special thanks to Chris Cooke for bringing it all together and for having the vision, patience and belief in all of us involved in the making of this album

1 I Told on You
Brooker / Brown / Phillips
2 Last Chance Motel
Brooker / Brown / Phillips
 3 Image of the Beast
Brooker / Brown / Phillips / Whitehorn
 4 Soldier
Brooker / Phillips
5 Don’t Get Caught
Brooker / Brown / Phillips
6 Neighbour  
Brooker / Brown / Phillips
7 Sunday Morning
Brooker / Brown / Phillips
8 Businessman
Brooker / Brown / Phillips
9 Can’t Say That
Brooker / Brown / Phillips
10 The Only One
Brooker / Brown / Phillips
11 Somewhen
The Japanese CD has two bonus tracks, one being the radio edit of Sunday Morning (first single from the UK album), the other being an otherwise unavailable song from the Novum sessions, Honour

Note that all tracks are jointly credited to 'Procol Harum' as well as to the named composers,
with the exception of No. 11, on which nobody but the named composer plays.

This story appeared online at several websites (for example this one): 'Procol Harum star Gary Brooker has thanked Ricola Swiss Herbal Sweets in the liner notes of his band’s new album in the hope of landing an endorsement deal. The A Whiter Shade of Pale singer’s Swiss wife turned him on to the lozenges years ago and now he never goes onstage to perform without a supply. He’s so fond of the sweets he has thanked the company behind them on his new release, Novum. “You do not want to get a dry throat and I find that these original Ricola herbal sweets with no sugar… I’ve always got one going,” he tells WENN. “People get sponsored by Yamaha or Gibson guitars… I need to be sponsored by Ricola… I never go onstage without a Ricola. “I’ve been sucking them since they used to have sugar in them and my dentist used to ask, ‘Do you eat sweets?'”

Reviews of this album | Song words

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