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Christmas Quizzes 20152016

Question of the Day : 2 January


Ninth piece of the Puzzle (best of luck ... think straight ... use the specified resources ...)

Which of these tiny sonic ingredients of Procol's Ninth can be detected with ordinary hi-fi listening equipment?

Which of these three statements comes nearest to the truth? Make a note of the red number so you can find the answer again easily at the end.

 
091
Faintly audible, the persistent incisive croaking of David Sanborn's alto sax at 4.42 on Taking the Time
 
092
Often overlooked, the still small voice (sounding like lyricist Keith Reid) which says 'hi'
from inside the mix at 2.29 in The Piper's Tune
 
093
The masterful restraint of Alan Cartwright's plectrum, hovering expectantly over the strings of his bass in the first nine seconds of the excellent Fools Gold
 

Resources: search 'Beyond the Pale' by clicking here and (without deleting 'site:procolharum.com') typing  'Sanborn' and/or 'hi' and/or 'Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes' and/or 'still small voice' ... or better, listening with careful enjoyment (and a stopwatch) to the album
 


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