Procol Harum

Beyond
the Pale

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Set list from Birmingham Town Hall, UK

9 January 1976


Brooker Cartwright Copping Grabham Wilson ...

with the very brilliant and much-lamented Vivian Stanshall

Toujours l'Amour
Bringing Home the Bacon
Shine on Brightly
Pandora's Box
Your Convent Cloistered Cluttered Mind*
Without a Doubt
The Unquiet Zone
Fools' Gold
Souvenir of London
Nothing but the Truth
Power Failure.
A Salty Dog
The Blue Danube
Simple Sister

Encores

Conquistador
Brown's Town **
A Whiter Shade of Pale

* I'm not even sure this was the title of the song that was performed fifth, I'm afraid the only thing I recall of it is the fact Gary gave a pre-amble to it [we now know this was So Far Behind, later to come out on The Well's on Fire] . Indeed, it provided a dividing line between the excellent opening section and the Procol's Ninth' tracks (then current) which followed it.

** Again, I'm not even sure this was the title. I don't even think it was announced. Whatever, I'm pretty sure it was a crowd-pleasing r and b song. Certainly, by this time the audience were enthralled! [This was surely the Stanshall / Reid song, elsewhere recorded as The Browns]


17

songs altogether: 

1

from Procol Harum

1

From Shine on Brightly

1

from  A Salty Dog

0

from  Home

2

From  Broken Barricades

3

from  Grand Hotel

1

from Exotic Birds and Fruit

4

From Procol's Ninth

x

from Something Magic

3

Non-album tracks

1

Non-originals

This was the second time I had seen the band live. I remember enjoying it greatly -one thing which really impressed and excited me was the strong, confident openers. I'm pretty sure it was a Friday night. At the start of the concert I don't remember the Hall being anything more than half-full but it did fill up during the concert and the band were very well received -by the time of A Whiter Shade of Pale the audience were eating out of their hands.

I can't remember whether I wrote the set list down during the concert itself I think I may have done. It is certainly recorded in my diary. thanks, Keith Powell

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Similar British setlist here


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