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Cover versions of Procol Harum songs

79 songs, listed chiefly in order of original release


Lime Street Blues (alphabetical by artist)

Glendining, Fran

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too):


Alpha

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Homburg (alphabetical by artist)

Antonio e i Criceti

as L'Ora dell' Amore (GR 6090, 1967) (Pierangelo Valenti)

Bamses Venner

Danish band Bamses Venner ('Friends of Bamse') released a cover of Homburg on a 7" single in 1977.

Bertas

(a little faster than Camaleonti, credited: Carrera / Pace / Brooker / Reid)

Camaleonti

(Watch then and now)

as L'Ora Dell'Amore (1968, CGD) (words by D Pace) Italian

Available as track 6 on the album Cia Amore vol. 1, on Point 0986 from 1999 (Henrik Gøttrup) ... or watch it, then and now (thanks, Charlie)

Coxsone

We all know there are at least four reggae covers of AWSoP (5 if you count Gary Shearston) but amazingly there seems to be a cover of Homburg in this vein but mischievously retitled The Raver. Once a b-side of a single and on an album called Soul Vendors on Tour with a vocal by Owen Gray [suspected], the album is by Coxsone. Though there are a few reggae folks with Coxsone in their name I should imagine it's the one who worked with Alton Ellis who did an AWSoP cover. (Sam Cameron)

Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd is a Jamaican-born producer, now working in New York, who made some of the best ska, rock steady and reggae around. In the Jamaican music market the producers have a strong influence. Sometimes they're even better-known than the artists. Artists used to get a few dollars for a tune, the producer would market it and make all the profits. A lot of Jamaicans went to England thus creating a new market for Jamaican music. Tunes were released in JA and later in the UK, sometimes with a different mix. Adding strings was a well-known practice in a certain period. Anyway Coxsone is a producer not an artist.

It is common practice in Jamaica to cover nice songs. I guess it originated in the time when JA was relying on tunes from the States to surface. Just add a great reggae beat and you have a hit! Sam is right on the Alton Ellis version of AWSoP. It is on a UK (and JA) album release by the title of Alton Ellis Sings Rock and Soul. Available on CD as well.

The Soul Vendors toured the UK in 1967, and the song The Raver is included on the album The Soul Vendors on Tour and is not available on CD. The original Soul Vendors' release sold on a 2001 auction for GBP 100, as did Alton Ellis. (Steven Termeer)

Diabolici

as C'è Una Strada (different words) Italian

Eddy

1968, as Tuhkaa (Finnish lyrics by Pertti Reponen)

Gianco, Ricky

(true name is Riccardo Sanna) as L'Ora Dell'Amore (1967, Jaguar) (words by D Pace) Italian

HanDs

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

In, Los

an Argentine group did two singles in 1967/8, on the label CBS, distributed in Argentina and other Latin America Countries, the 'A' sides were AWSoP and Homburg; the 'B' sides were Nights in White Satin (The Moody Blues' hit) and In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence

Johnson, Willie

This version was part of a series of EPs released in Sweden in the mid-sixties called Jukebox. The Willie Johnson track appeared on an EP in 1967 with order no. JSEP 5569. (Per Hermansen)

Jones, Paul

on the album Come Into My Music Box (Columbia SCX 6347, 1969); issued on CD (1998) on RPM 183 (Sam Cameron). Another visitor says it's 'Very late 60s sound with phasing on the vocal part: a minor cover, in my opinion.'

Lafontaine

On 'Lafontaine' (RCA, CALBS- 5181). This is an instrumental version which features organ instead of piano and the verses played by a guitar while the chorus is played by a harmonica. The backing organ part is mixed prominently in the front that somewhat hiddens the parts played by the other instruments. (Jorge Alberto Rivera Rojas)

Langford, Jon

On the CD All the Fame of Lofty Deeds on Bloodshot Records (thanks, Dave) Note that fellow ex-Mekon Sally Timms has also recorded a version of Homburg)

Macchie D'Inchiostro

as L'Ora Dell'Amore (1968, Clan) (words by D Pace) Italian

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD.

Pekinška Patka

Pekinska Patka (Peking's Duck) was a very popular punk band in the former Yugoslavia. You can find more information on their official website. They are on stage again (2013). Homburg was the only cover track on their first album. Pekinska Patka is a band from Novi Sad (North Srbija). (Bogica Mijatovic)

Polo, Marco,
e il suo Complesso

L'Ora dell'Amore (Pierangelo Valenti)

Probus Harlem

This is an Italian band listed on a CD called Magic Britpop # 18 (OSM 051) with cover versions of both AWSoP and Homburg. Henrik Gottrup

Sormorock Slidin' in the Sand (2013) Band from Italy: CD here
Takahashi, Yukihiro

Best of Yukihiro Takahashi: cover tracks including Don't Think Twice It's All Right, Taxman, Homburg, The Look Of Love, I Need You and so forth

Timms, Sally

on the album To The Land Of Milk And Honey on the 'Feel Good all Over' label, 1995. (Scout CD 1995) appears to be a label in US or Germany

File under country. Sally Timms comes from a previous career in The Mekons from Leeds, England and her vocal delivery is equally far from the big hair and sequins mainstream of country. The singing sounds distinctly American but is very low-key resembling Margo Timmins of the Cowboy Junkies more than any one else who springs to mind. The tracks were recorded in Chicago. Note that fellow ex-Mekon Jon Langford has also recorded a version of Homburg and of A Salty Dog)

The reading of Homburg shares several features with the other hit single covered, Every Time That You Walk in the Room. The arrangements stick pretty close to the originals with a violin taking over pretty much note-for-note what was played by the lead instrument. In the Homburg case this was the piano: there is a piano on this version but it is buried low in the mix. Gender-confusion is propagated by these covers. The words to Homburg are printed fairly accurately in the booklet in eye-defying blue-on-green. Deliberate alterations make the business-friend male but nothing else is changed: meaning the lipstick stays where it was [as perhaps it should]. In the Jackie De Shannon cover the 'you' who walks in the room is changed to 'she' but again the rest stays the same.

The vocal delivery on Homburg bears little resemblance to Brooker's [she would be a very strange woman if it did] but the dramatic presentation is the same as there is a gradual shift in emphasis as we drift towards the trousers and the overcoat. The song ends formally rather than being faded like so many Procol productions were. So musically this is pleasant and polite rather than staggering. Goodness knows what the (uncredited) artwork is trying to tell us. Each song has a little illustration with that for Homburg being a darkly-hatched pencil drawing of a huge rotund pig with a disproportionately small curly tail. (Sam Cameron)

Timotei, Agnoldo

A Hora do Amor, 1968, Indústrias Elétricas e Musicais Fábrica Odeon SA, a former subsidiary of EMI Records Limited and on LP SMOFB-3556; lyrics in Brazilian-Portuguese idiom

Wallace, Stephen 'Doc'

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.


Conquistador (alphabetical by artist)

Alan Caddy
Orchestra and Singers, The

On the record England's 12 Top Hits (Avenue AVE 0118) 1972 -
among Love Theme From The Godfather, Virginia Plain,
Popcorn and You Wear It Well, as side 2 track 5
is Conquistador ('Reed'/Brooker). A rarity which ought to stay that way (Tormod Ringvold)

Alan Caddy was guitarist in The Pirates from 1958 to 1960, and later in The Tornados of Telstar fame. Around 1970, he worked as a producer for budget labels specialising in copy-cat versions of current hits. (Info from the October 2000 Record Collector: Caddy died on 16 August, aged 60)

Circus

On the album In the Arena released in 1977 on South Africa's sunshine records, with Bernie Millar, voice; Bones Brettell (geddit?), keyboards; Gary van Zyl:, bass; Sandy Robbie, guitar; Wally Cullis, drums. More information here (Sam Cameron)

Conjunto Jardín

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.

De Boni, Luiz

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.

Espiritu

1993 12" Single HVN 2812

Fame, Georgie

It's rumoured that Georgie did a version produced by Denny Cordell in the early 70s but not released (Sam Cameron)

Killdozer

one of three tracks on the CD: Killdozer & Alice Donut: Michael Gerald's Party Machine presents ... on Touch and Go TG146CD.

This is a kind of thrash metal version, not bad, quite funny actually! Killdozer made a lot of cover versions of sixties and seventies hits. The liner note says: 'three songs of epic proportions featuring Alice Donut and Killdozer'. Conquistador is credited: 'written by Procol Harum, copyright 1987 A&M records! (maybe Killdozer heard it on the Best Of album?) (Per Hermansen)

Kisu

1973, as Mahtava Mies (Finnish lyrics by Chrisse Johansson)

Lanz, David

Songs from an English Garden, 1998: See Fisher and Lanz

Nadler, Hanspeter

On the CD The Best of the Whalers (children's orchestra version)

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Percy Faith Orchestra

Day By Day 1972 Album CBS 65187

Sormorock Slidin' in the Sand (2013) Band from Italy: CD here
Spaleny, Petr and Apollobeat As Co Jsem Zac 45 rpm single (in Czech) released on Supraphon in 1968, number 043 0465 (thanks, Radim)
Taupin, Bernie

Tribe, 1987 Album PL 85922: Sam Cameron tells us, 'I can conclusively state that the Bernie Taupin track is one of his own,' and not a Brooker - Reid cover.

Theatre of Hate

Original Sin (Live) 1986 Album DOJOLP 19 also in Complete Singles Collection 1995 CD CDMGRAM93


She Wandered Through the Garden Fence (alphabetical by artist)

The Secrets

Not recorded, but performed live. " a man called Eric just mailed me this," writes Sam Cameron: "... the band I managed in New Zealand who played She Wandered Through The Garden Fence was called The Secrets and before I was involved with them their bass guitarist was Gary Thain who later played with Uriah Heep."

Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD.

Knight, Dave

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Something Following Me (alphabetical by artist)

Sadolin, Bjørn + Arenholt

On the CD The Best of the Whalers

Uh!

as Cieli Azzurri (1968, Cedi) (Words by Paolo Limiti) Italy

Oakes Brothers, the

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Pennisi, Larry

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.


Cerdes (Outside the Gates of) (alphabetical by artist)

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.

Route 66

A live out-take from the Danish Mod Band whose eponymous album is reviewed here. On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.


A Christmas Camel (alphabetical by artist)

Hardesty, Rich

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.


Kaleidoscope (alphabetical by artist)

Litter, The

on the album $100.00 Fine (1968) reissued on K-Tel. Snake Robertson writes,

"Let me tell a tale of stumbling quite by accident on a PH cover version that was new to me: in this part of the USA there is a chain of stores called 'Big Lots,' which specialize in selling 'close-out' merchandise and God-knows-what-else at rock-bottom prices. There is always the possibility of finding gems among the junk. Lately, they have had racks of cut-out pre-recorded cassettes for $1.00 each: most of them are utter crap, but among them are some pretty interesting stuff, like early 1990s re-issues on Sony of early psychedelic albums by bands like the United States of America and Peanut Butter Conspiracy. A few months ago, in a visit to Big Lots, I had picked up a re-issue of Distortions by an obscure Minnesota garage / psychedelic band, the Litter. It was on the K-Tel label, of all things, but was actually very well done. I had been barely conscious of the Litter back in 1967 or whenever, but on listening I found that they had aged better than some of their contemporaries.

"So, 2 August 1998, I was in Big Lots, and glanced over the dollar-cassette racks. There was another K-Tel re-issue of the Litter, titled $100.00 Fine. (It was their second album, released in 1968.) I bought it without even looking at the track listing and put it in the tape deck still without paying any attention. I was doing this and that around the house, half listening. Side one ended, and I flipped the tape and went upstairs to take a leak. As the music started, I thought, still half-listening, 'That song sounds familiar.' They got to the chorus: 'Lonely in the dark I grope...' and I thought 'Holy shit!'

"Let me quote the relevant part of the liner notes: 'Certainly the recording highlight of the album was Kaleidoscope. [Producer Warren] Kendrick fell in love with the song after hearing it on Procol Harum's début album. However, he envisioned the song augmented by a 'phasing' sound effect. This process was not necessarily new, it had been used on a couple of songs previously, most notably The Big Hurt by Miss Toni Fisher. The trick was to pull it off with the equipment that was available to them ... Kaleidoscope was slated as a single, but shelved because the Small Faces had just released their hit Itchycoo Park which featured a similar phasing effect.'

"The liner notes have diagrams showing how Kendrick manipulated tape recorders to get the phasing effect. Very cool! The album also has a Doors-ish version of the Zombies' She's Not There. It's a nice artefact."

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.

Sadolin, Bjørn + Arenholt

On the CD The Best of the Whalers

Sam Cameron advises us that 'songs of this title have been recorded by: Marmalade, Simple Minds, Sandra Reid, Rain Parade, Rotor, Kitaro and Ride: it's also the title track of the Royal Marines album which covers AWSoP.

Sandra Reid and Rotor are all 12" singles which do not seem to be on other works by these artists. At the moment it is impossible to tell if any of these are the Procol song apart from the Ride track which is definitely not.

There is also a track called Kaleidoscope listed on an album of North Hungarian Peasant Songs and Dances.'

Tom Verlaine has now been extracted from the paragraphs above: the song he recorded is actually Kaleidoscopin', available on The Wonder full length record and as a CD 12-inch single. (thanks, David)


Salad Days (Are Here Again) (alphabetical by artist)

Blue, Donna

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD.


Repent Walpurgis (alphabetical by artist)

Clan Free

As Sul Tetto degli Abissi (Tide Record 002, 196?)

De Boni, Luiz

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Havlik, Andreas

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.

Marek and Vacek

In 1972 (or so) a cover of Repent Walpurgis was released by two Polish piano-players who were then quite popular in Germany. They are called 'Marek & Vacek'. The album was called Marek & Vacek Concert Hits. It was released on the 'Hör Zu' label. The record number was SHZE 374.

It was re-released in a double-album Marek & Vacek Concert Hits I & II, again on 'Hör Zu'. The record number was 1c 148-32160/61. Repent Walpurgis was introduced as 'Hits of the Centuries'. (Fred Schröter)

Shiver, The

Swiss group "The Shiver" in fact called their 1969 LP Walpurgis. It was re-issued on CD a couple of years ago. Their version is respectful but hardly an improvement on the original.

Sormorock Slidin' in the Sand (2013) Band from Italy: CD here
Vees, Jack

Sensationally, realised entirely on the bass guitar by this well-respected composer and Yale academic: available on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.


Quite Rightly So (alphabetical by artist)

Edelist, Al 'One-Eye'

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Shine on Brightly (alphabetical by artist)

(Get out of my) Fishtank

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Hardesty, Rich

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Mikkelsen, Sven-Ingvart and Brusch, Jochen On the CD RetroRock by the Danish organist Mikkelsen and the violinist Brusch. It was released on Classico Records in 2007. It contains instrumental versions of four Procol Harum numbers besides Shine on Brightly, as well as songs by the Doors, Paul Simon and Jethro Tull. The two musicians are classically-trained and the music is a bit (or rather a lot) too gutless for my taste but may be to the taste of many others. (Per Ryolf)
Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Wish me Well (alphabetical by artist)

Knight, Dave

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.

Shepard, Gary

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.


Rambling On (alphabetical by artist)

Nags Head String Quartet, the

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone) (alphabetical by artist)

De Boni, Luiz

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.

Warnes, Jennifer

On Jennifer Reprise 2065, 1972, with top US session men. A lovingly-written illustrated review here calls the album 'an eclectic mix of songs from all over the place that had nothing in common but the need to be sung with some degree of precision, something Warnes could do easily. [John] Cale's production is clean, almost clinical; it's easy to imagine some listeners put off by the seeming sterility of the proceedings. But Warnes herself, while never exactly scruffy, comes off as a real person who only just incidentally never sang a wrong note in her life. (thanks, Sam)


In Held 'Twas In I (alphabetical by artist)

Brown, Derren and Wisloch, Amelia

Derren Brown is the UK's première mental illusionist whose TV and theatre shows have earned him a cult following. With Amelia Wisloch he recites Glimpses of Nirvana on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Ed Palermo Big Band

This Zappa-influenced US outfit play In The Autumn of My Madness on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Mikkelsen, Sven-Ingvart and Brusch, Jochen On the CD RetroRock by the Danish organist Mikkelsen and the violinist Brusch. It was released on Classico Records in 2007. It contains instrumental versions of four Procol Harum numbers besides Grand Finale, as well as songs by the Doors, Paul Simon and Jethro Tull. The two musicians are classically-trained and the music is a bit (or rather a lot) too gutless for my taste but may be to the taste of many others. (Per Ryolf)
   
Nadler, Hans Peter

On the CD The Best of the Whalers (children's orchestra version)

Transatlantic

Portnoy, Mike (Dream Theater)
Morse, Neal (Spock's Beard)
Trewavas, Pete (Marillion)
Stolt, Roine (The Flower Kings)

Roine Stolt - the guitarist - wrote to Jonas Söderström as follows: "Our version is rather close to Procol Harum but we do play the nineties, but like in the seventies, like Flower Kings. Lots of Hammond organ and Mellotron, dynamic drums and big guitars ..." Jonas continues, 'Since then, I had the opportunity to listen to Flower Power, the latest recent record (I think) by Roine Stolt's current group, Flower Kings. It's very progressive; more reminiscent of Genesis than PH, and quite enjoyable.

Gary Brooker likes this CD! (Incidentally it includes his voice). Order it from Amazon here

Various artists
(Gary Shepard, Sam Cameron, John Edgar, Saara, Stephen 'Doc' Watson and the Von Krapp Family Singers)

The entire suite is recorded on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Start here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence (alphabetical by artist)

Doubtful Guests, the

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.

In, Los

an Argentine group did two singles in 1967/8, on the label CBS, distributed in Argentina and other Latin America Countries, the 'A' sides were AWSoP and Homburg; the 'B' sides were Nights in White Satin (The Moody Blues' hit) and In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence


McGreggor

Sillence, Colin

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.


A Salty Dog (alphabetical by artist)

Akkerman, Jan

7" Single record 45 rpm on Skydancer Records SR 8707101 (Stereo) 1978 (label named after a famous Akkerman instrumental)

Famous Dutch guitarist Jan Akkerman, ex of Focus, teamed up with his old buddy Kaz Lux, from a famed Dutch sixties band called Brainbox, to make a charity record. They wanted to do their bit for a privately-funded seal rescue center on the northern Dutch coast.

Side A: A Salty Dog (Brooker/Reid) 5:10; Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux, backing vocals by Julia Loko, arranged by Jan Akkerman.

Side B: Runaway (Shannon/Crook) 5:29, Jan Akkerman & Kaz Lux, arranged by Jan Akkerman. Sleeve yellow with black printing: front, picture of cute baby seal with artists' names and the phrase 'Je Helpt' meaning 'You Help'; rear: map and photos of the seal crèche at Pieterburen on the north Dutch coast, and portrait photo of the artists (thanks, Bas Möllenkramer)

Almond, Marc

On the 1997 compilation album, A Virgin's Tale, on the Disky label.

The source was a 7-track 12" in 1986 called A Woman's Story (Glow 212), which was planned as a larger project of songs about women (!) but the budget ran out. Budget collapse might explain the weedy arrangement of his Salty Dog. Its appearance on the disc is explained in the notes to A Virgin's Tale Vol.1 (1992) as follows: 'I was never a great Procol Harum fan but that track was on a tape given to me by a friend in New York who used to make up compilations of stuff that I wouldn't necessarily listen to and this was on it.' (Thanks, Sam C: review here)

Arantes, Guilherme

On the CD Classicos of a Brazilian very pop singer called Guilherme Arantes. This cover is a free version in Portuguese language. (Aurélio Ferreira Migueis)

Bamse

On the Danish smash-hit 2001 CD, Always on My Mind ... see here

Beans, the

A side Un marinaio; B side Occhi Buoni: RCA - ARC AN 4190, Italy (1969): B side written by G & M De Angelis; both sides arranged by M De Angelis

The song starts with a marine klaxon of some sort, and the sounds of wildfowl; the ambience of the song is extremely similar to that of the original (even down to the offbeat guitar notes in verse one). The drummer has listened closely to BJ, but hasn't quite got his restraint. The strings lean closely on the Brooker arrangement, but there is some rhythmic brass punching away on one speaker, mixed very low and sounding like an afterthought. The singer has a nice voice - pity the words are not more interesting.

Beati

As I Giorni Sono Lunghi

(Italian - extremely rare 45, different words, unknown authors)

Blåblus, Björn Skifs and Du! on the album Diamanter, a Swedish cover of A Salty Dog by the artist also known as 'Blue Swede' of American No 1 fame (Hooked on a Feeling) sometime like 1970.

This is probably from the early seventies too – not only a cover but a Swedish translation/interpretation of the lyrics! (thanks, Jonas)
Brightman, Sarah

On the album Dive (1998)
You can order this album from Amazon USA or Amazon UK

Camaleonti

Un Angelo in Più, released in 2001 on Nar records cat.num. n. 503043-4) (non-English versions here)

De Boni, Luiz

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Fratelli

As Il Marinaio

(Italian - rare 45, words here , words by Mogol)

Hofmann, Peter

Rock Classics II (LP, 1987) CBS Rec.Nr. 12-460225-20 Sung in English (Werner Brunner)

Jazzbreakers, The On Smells like Jazz Spirit (thanks, Jonas)
Joel, Billy

Used to play A Salty Dog in concert: it may be on a live album

Langford, Jon On the 2006 album, Gold Brick
Jon Langford (vocals, guitar); John Rice (guitar, dobro, mandolin); Jean Cook (violin); Pat Brennan (piano, organ); Alan Doughty (bass guitar, background vocals); Daniel Massey (drums). As the founder of the Mekons and a member of what seems like fifty million side projects, it's a wonder Jon Langford has time to brush his teeth, yet GOLD BRICK, his third official solo release, bears all the taste, craft, and shambolic charm the artist is known for. Rootsy, catchy, and beautifully assembled, GOLD BRICK proves Langford's songwriting and playing have lost none of their lustre despite his prolificity [sic]. With its easy, laid-back feel, solid material, and confident performances, GOLD BRICK is a quiet, alt-country gem by a man who knows what he's doing. (thanks, Antonio)
Lindenberg, Udo

Lindenberg's Rock Revue (LP, 1978) Teldec / Telefunken Rec.Nr. 16.21295 Music: Brooker; words: Lindenberg / Königstein (Werner Brunner)

Maarit

1973, as Merimies (Finnish lyrics by Antti Aronen)

McFarland-Johnson, Jeffrey

Jeffrey McFarland-Johnson performs A Salty Dog on electric 'cello to MIDI accompaniment: recordings listed here (Thanks, Sam)

Mikkelsen, Sven-Ingvart and Brusch, Jochen On the CD RetroRock by the Danish organist Mikkelsen and the violinist Brusch. It was released on Classico Records in 2007. It contains instrumental versions of four Procol Harum numbers besides A Salty Dog, as well as songs by the Doors, Paul Simon and Jethro Tull. The two musicians are classically-trained and the music is a bit (or rather a lot) too gutless for my taste but may be to the taste of many others. (Per Ryolf)
Nostromo

On Mariner, a CD otherwise given over to a musical interpretation of Coleridge's the Rime of the Ancient Mariner (on Centaur CENCD 024: more info at the Nostromo website, review here)

Also available, remixed, on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Oro

Onde Radio Ovest - released Un Angelo in Più in 1994 on Sugar/Rti records, catalogue number Sgr 4418-2 (non-English versions here)

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.

Ranieri, Massimo

On the album, Vent Anni: more information here (thanks, AS Jarina)

Reilly, Ethan

Recorded a computer-generated instrumental version on the CD A Salty Sequence. (White Lamb Records 300498). Contact Ethan to order a copy.

Rugantino Band On the album Beat Italia tour  (thanks, Jonas)

The instrumentation closely follows Procol's 1969 original, but the singing (in English) is of a different quality to Gary Brooker's
Serious Solid Swineheard Is Better Than Homecooked

Serious Solid Swineheard Is Better Than Homecooked - Live
SPV-084-175 342 P: ueton 1997 (see here) The band comprises members of the highly regarded WDR ( radio) Big Band. Musically it is a mixture of avant-garde jazz / bigband / punk elements very professionally performed. The recording was originally made by WDR for radio broadcast (thanks, Hermann)

Sormorock Slidin' in the Sand (2013) Band from Italy: CD here
Styx Styx has a CD Big Bang Theory due out 10 May 2005 on New Door Records/UMG. It's described in a print ad as 'Styx's interpretation of the Great Rock & Roll Songbook', and includes a cover of A Salty Dog (sample), as well as Wishing Well, Manic Depression, I Am The Walrus, Locomotive Breath, Summer In The City and others (thanks, Roxie)
Wallace, 'Doc' Stephen

On the CD The Best of the Whalers

Willberg, Pepe

1969, as Merimies (Finnish lyrics by Antti Aronen)

Zucchero
A Salty Dog is on the 2007 Zucchero CD, Fly. 'Considering the incredible success of Zucchero in Europe, having a Brooker/Reid composition on one of his CD's is quite nice,' writes Paul Holland

The Milk of Human Kindness

Glendining, Fran

Fran Glendining is an English jazz chanteuse whose ballad reading of the song can be heard on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.


Too Much Between Us (alphabetical by artist)

Blue, Donna

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Red Banner

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Shear, Jules

2004: "A new album from master songwriter Jules Shear crafting covers of selected 'non-hits' by his favorite artists. Some of the tracks from the project include Woody Guthrie's 1913 Massacre, Roger Miller's Husbands and Wives, the Dave Clark Five's I've Got To Have a Reason, Todd Rundgren's Be Nice To Me, and Procol Harum's Too Much Between Us. Read it all at Anchorage Press

Jules Shear has written hits for Cyndi Lauper and the Bangles along with solo releases): the album of covers is called Sayin' Hello To The Folks. There's a snippet on the Amazon.com site (thanks, Roxie)

Winston, George

"August 21 marks the reissue of New Age pioneer George Winston's Autumn (RCA), now enriched with the bonus Procol Harum cover Too Much Between Us." the American magazine ICE, issue 173 (August 2001) (thanks, António)


The Devil Came from Kansas

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Boredom (alphabetical by artist)

HanDs

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Ryder, Mitch

on his album The Detroit-Memphis Experiment: This album came out not long after A Salty Dog. The album was produced by Steve Cropper, and the primary backing musicians were Booker T and the MGs Most of it is just what you'd expect, high-energy soul music But the version of Boredom is very subdued, with a stripped-down arrangement consisting mostly of marimba, bongos and congas The bass line sounds like a bass marimba (is there such a thing?) Ryder's vocals are uncharacteristically mild The ending marimba solo gets a little bit into light Latin jazz territory No detailed musician credits - I wonder if that was Booker T Jones on the marimba? All in all it's a pretty interesting version, particularly in light of some people's criticism of Fisher's over-production on ASD (Thanks, Snake Robertson)

Tea and Symphony

on An Asylum for the Musically Insane (1969, Harvest SHVL 761)


Juicy John Pink (alphabetical by artist)

Grappling Hooks, The

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Wreck Of the Hesperus (alphabetical by artist)

Ed Palermo Big Band

Live track on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Reilly, Ethan

Recorded two computer-generated instrumental versions on the CD A Salty Sequence. (White Lamb Records 300498). Contact Ethan to order a copy ... the money goes to charity. Also available in a vocal version on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


Crucifiction Lane

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Pilgrim's Progress (alphabetical by artist)

Maits, Boyd

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD


Long Gone Geek (alphabetical by artist)

Brut

On the album Brut on the Philips label (A rocking horse production) Country of origin: Germany, produced by Simon Napier-Bell + Ray Singer: cat. No. 6305045. Sorry, but there is no year or date of release on record or cover, so I can't tell from what year it is. I think sometime in the 70s (Michael Ackermann)

Big soul horns, over-busy counterpoint of strings, girlie chorus chanting 'Long gone geek' over rhythmic stops ... verbal curiosities abound: 'Weird going down to the County Gaol ... in runs Vince ... he's got a big fat tabby cat to carry the guns that are second-hand ... Door flies open, in rides G, looking like the front page of Beauty Queen' [RC]

Garmonsway, Alan

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.


Whisky Train (alphabetical by artist)

Brewer, Clarence

on the début CD of slide guitarist Clarence Brewer King Clarentz (HMG), issued in the USA

Dave Steffen Band

On the album Give Me a Thrill (False Dog Records, 1993) ... Bill Lordan on drums, with guest vocalist Davey Pattison (Robert Moselle)

Also available on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Hardesty, Rich
and the del Reys

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Jack E. Lee

The former Ozzie Osbourne guitarist opened his 2005 solo album Retraced with a cover version of this song. You can listen here.

Stasion, Ken

On the CD The Best of the Whalers

West, Leslie

1993 on Dodgin' The Dirt - sound sample here. While the guitar-playing is quite creative on this version, it suffers greatly from the absence of BJ Wilson's incomparable drumming. (jem)


The Dead Man's Dream (alphabetical by artist)

Costa Barbé, Antonio

On the CD The Best of the Whalers

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.


Still There'll Be More (not really alphabetical by artist)

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Nothing That I Didn't Know

Pennisi, Larry

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here. More from Larry Pennisi on his sampler album.


About to Die (alphabetical by artist)

Doubtful Guests, the

Live track on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Stasion, Ken

On the CD The Best of the Whalers


Barnyard Story (alphabetical by artist)

Cameron, Sam

Intriguingly-conceived reworking of the song on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Dr Hip and the Replacements

Live track on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Whaling Stories

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Your Own Choice

Doubtful Guests, the

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


Memorial Drive (alphabetical by artist)

LaRue

A live recording from 1977 is to be found on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Power Failure

Kottke, Leo

on his album 1971 / 6 after he toured with Procol Harum. They played the song together during the tour. Also on Chewing Pine (1975) and Leo Kottke: The Best (1976) and single. PH fans may also like to seek out Kottke's elegiac instrumental tribute named BJ on his album entitled My Father's Face. See here too


Song for a Dreamer

The Procolaimers

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.


Grand Hotel (inc. Mabel)

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.


Toujours l'Amour (alphabetical by artist)

Bryson, Elizabeth

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.


A Rum Tale (alphabetical by artist)

Locasciulli, Mimmo

on the album Il Futuro (Polygram 1998 558 379-2. Credited Brooker / Locasciulli, the song is entitled Storia di una Bottiglia and more-or-less follows the outline of Reid's narrative: words here

Närhi

1975 as Kun uin kolpakkoon (Finnish lyrics by Hector)

Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD.


TV Ceasar

Kaleidoscope Symphony

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


A Souvenir of London (alphabetical by artist)

Cameron, Sam

Reworking of the song on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.

Cloportes, Les

a French group (it means, 'The Woodlice') - has recorded a version of Souvenir of London, under the title of Souvenir d'Amsterdam Visit their website (Jonas Söderström)

Frede Fup

Danish, B-side of a single, CBS 1981, under the title En souvenir fra Malmø ('A Souvenir of Malmo', Denmark's neighbouring town in Sweden) (Niels-Erik Mortensen) Read the words and examine the scandalous composer credits

Lee, Dave

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Bringing Home the Bacon

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.


Robert's Box

Benjamin, Alan
with Advent

On the CD The Best of the Whalers


Nothing But the Truth

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.


Beyond the Pale
Mikkelsen, Sven-Ingvart and Brusch, Jochen On the CD RetroRock by the Danish organist Mikkelsen and the violinist Brusch. It was released on Classico Records in 2007. It contains instrumental versions of four Procol Harum numbers besides Beyond the Pale, as well as songs by the Doors, Paul Simon and Jethro Tull. The two musicians are classically-trained and the music is a bit (or rather a lot) too gutless for my taste but may be to the taste of many others. (Per Ryolf)

As Strong as Samson (alphabetical by artist)

Hector

1975, as Kuin Juudas (Finnish lyrics by Hector)

Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD.

Poverty Stinks

Finnish pop band, on their 1995 album Popstasy


The Idol

Costa Barbé, Antonio

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


The Thin End of the Wedge

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, attempted this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.


New Lamps for Old

Dr Hip and the Replacements

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.


Pandora's Box (alphabetical by artist)

Sam Cameron advises BtP that there are recordings of this title by Jean Caffeine, Donna Summer, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and Aerosmith, but that they are not the Brooker / Reid song. Less certain is the identity of the first of these Pandora's Boxes:

Mad Professor

Black Liberation Dub Volume 2 CD 1994 ARICD 100

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.

Sormorock Slidin' in the Sand (2013) Band from Italy: CD here
Willberg, Pepe

1976, under the title Hermes (with Finnish lyrics by Hector)

Hannula, Markku

1976, under the title Hermes (with Finnish lyrics by Hector)


Fool's Gold

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


The Final Thrust

Northern Sky

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


The Piper's Tune

Dr Hip and the Replacements

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.


Typewriter Torment

Oakes Brothers, the

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


Strangers in Space

Northern Sky

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here. More from Northern Sky on their eponymous album.


The Worm and the Tree

Bertok, George

A wry look at this musical fable may be found on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


One Eye on the Future

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


This Old Dog

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.


Harlequin

Sherlock's Basement

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.


Ghost Train

Palers' Band, the

The first internationally-constituted scratch-band of Procoholics who played at the BtP Fans' Convention in Guildford 2000, tackled this and 24 other Procol numbers, now available on Nothing But The Sea Between Us, a legitimate souvenir double CD (GB contributes a track too): order online here.


The Truth Won't Fade Away

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.


Holding On (alphabetical by artist)

Palers' Band, the

Played by the second Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Norway, May 2001: available on How Far Can Sailors Fly (order online), a legitimate souvenir CD.

Palers' Band, the

Played by the third Palers' Band at the BtP convention in Manchester UK, June 2001: available on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On, a legitimate souvenir including a live track jammed by Procol Harum: order online here.

Wallace, 'Doc' Stephen

A bonus track on the double CD Taking Turns in Trying to Pass it On: order online here.


A Dream in Ev'ry Home

Wallace, 'Doc' Stephen

On the CD The Best of the Whalers


The Pursuit of Happiness (alphabetical by artist)

Edelist, Allen

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.

Sillence, Colin

Colin Sillence gives this song a very delicate, folky treatment on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.


Learn to Fly

Outcry

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, Lost in the Looking-Glass, from the Palers' Project, 2002. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; online ordering here.


A Robe of Silk

In 2 Deep

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-sample and full line-up details; order online here.


Fellow Travellers

Fradkin, Les

On the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


The Emperor's New Clothes

Skorpik, Peter

Instrumental, orchestral treatment from this respected Austrian composer, on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


So Far Behind

Bluegrass Geeks, the

Splendid bluegrass version (as enjoyed by Procol Harum at a gig in LA) on the 40-track Procol tribute 2CD, From Shadow to Shadow, from the Palers' Project, 2004. Click here for sound-samples and full line-up details; order online here.


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