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What was new at 'Beyond the Pale'

April 2001


 
Please visit all the pages about Procol Harum concerts in 2001. BtP is arranging gatherings on the preceding days in Kristiansand, Norway and Manchester, UK. Do let us know if you're coming. Concert tickets are now on sale.

April 30: Twenty-six days until Procol Harum play band-only in Kristiansand, Norway

Added the fifty-second page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, the unscrewing the inscrutable Luskus Delph

Procol Harum summer tour (see extended banner above (thanks, Jonas)) : please book your discounted hotel accommodation in Manchester for Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June, and in Kristiansand for 26 May! And would you like to play in the Palers' Band - Kristiansand edition? You need to contact us now.


April 29: Forty-nine days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the fifty-first page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today we trip out to Power Failure.

Thanks to all the people who continue to take up our 'yourname@procolharum.com' e-mail address offer. These are great for everyone who wants to spread the name of the band, as well as having a delightful and prestigious ID for electronic correspondence.

Proceeds from the above scheme go towards renting the web facilities to run BtP: there are other items for sale in the BtP shop if you'd like to contribute.


April 28: Twenty-eight days until Procol Harum play band-only in Kristiansand, Norway

Added the fiftieth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, faint echoes of Song for a Dreamer

Added a Polish date to the Procol Harum summer tour, and subtracted another (thanks, George) see revised banner above (thanks, Jonas)


April 27: Fifty-one days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the forty-ninth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, we flirt with Playmate Of The Mouth
 
 


April 26: Exactly one month until Procol Harum play band-only in Kristiansand, Norway

Added the forty-eighth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today our sympathies are with Poor Mohammed

Added a brand-new portrait of Procol Harum 2001, taken last week (thanks, Diane).

Added another item to this useful page (thanks, Jos)

Procol Harum summer tour (see extended banner above (thanks, Jonas)) : please book your discounted hotel accommodation in Manchester for Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 June, and in Kristiansand for 26 May!


April 25: Thirty-one days until Procol Harum play band-only in Kristiansand, Norway

Added the forty-seventh page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today a sojourn in Grand Hotel

Added two links at the foot of this page for people who want to buy the new Rhythm Kings release online.

Do book your tickets to see Procol Harum in Manchester by visiting the relevant links from this page don't miss the boat!


April 24: Fifty-four days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added some Rhythm Kings tour and record information (thanks, Frans)

Added a link to a page about one of the many forthcoming Procol gigs in Denmark (thanks, Niels-Erik)

Added the forty-sixth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, the heady cocktail of Toujours l'Amour


April 23: Thirty-three days until Procol Harum play band-only in Kristiansand, Norway

Added the forty-fifth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, spinning A Rum Tale

Added a sound-clip to the The Truth Won't Fade Away page


April 22: Fifty-six days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK : HB, BP!

Added the forty-fourth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, holding court with TV Ceasar


April 21: Thirty-five days until Procol Harum play band-only in Kristiansand, Norway

Added the forty-third page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today we're mindful of A Souvenir Of London

Added a Gary Brooker radio interview from 17 April 2001 (thanks, Sam)


April 20: Fifty-eight days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the forty-second page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today we take a quick butcher's at Bringing Home The Bacon

Added the missing soundclip to the Fires (Which Burnt Brightly) page (thanks, Tony: blame it on the night)

Added booking information for all the Danish dates on the Procol summer tour


April 19: Thirty-seven days until Procol Harum play band-only in Kristiansand, Norway

Added the forty-first page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, a rescue mission For Liquorice John


April 18: A paltry sixty days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK. Sorry for the late update today total DNS failure for 20 hours in the Bristol area.

Added the fortieth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, we rekindle interest in Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)

Added two more dates to the Procol Harum summer tour (thanks, Diane)

Added a new poster for Procol Harum in Manchester (thanks, Diane)

PS nothing to do with Procol Harum at all, except for the Southend connection: new CD available Brand New Boots and Panties (tribute to the great Ian Dury, who died lately) featuring P McCartney and many others: 50% of proceeds to the cancer charity, Bacup.


April 17: Thirty-nine days until Procol Harum play band-only in Kristiansand, Norway

Added the thirty-ninth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today Robert's Box is just what the Doctor ordered.


April 16: Sixty-two days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the thirty-eighth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today we can safely promise Nothing But The Truth

Added another Salty Dog cover to this page (thanks, AS)


April 15: Forty-one days until Procol Harum play band-only in Kristiansand, Norway

Added the thirty-seventh page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, in eponymous mode, Beyond The Pale

See what AWSoP has in common with Bulgarian dance bands (bottom of page)

Added the letter 'z' 187 times, and removed as many instances of the letter 's', so as to banish a persistent editorial spelling-irregularity (thanks, Jim)


April 14: Sixty-four days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the thirty-sixth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today we let our hair down with As Strong As Samson


April 13: Sixty-five days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the thirty-fifth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, paying homage to The Idol.


April 12: Sixty-six days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the thirty-fourth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today we expand upon The Thin End Of The Wedge


April 11: Sixty-seven days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the thirty-third page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: aujourd'hui l'en rencontrera Monsieur R Monde

Added more booking information for the upcoming Procol Harum concerts in Russia


April 10: Sixty-eight days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the thirty-second page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, a quick squeeze of Fresh Fruit. We've also substantially added to yesterday's page on Butterfly Boys.

Palers' Band: the first bulletin has now been sent out to people who indicated that they would like to play Procol Harum songs at Kristiansand on 26 May. This promises to be huge fun, as it was in Guildford last year, when it was proved that with very little rehearsal fans can entertain each other with their 'scratch' versions of this great material. There is still plenty of opportunity for more musicians to come forward: please send us a message saying what instrument you play (or if you sing) and we will get back to you promptly!


April 9: Sixty-nine days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the thirty-first page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, winging it with Butterfly Boys

Added a squirrel or two here (thanks, Marvin)


April 8: Only seventy days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the thirtieth page of our well-established feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today New Lamps For Old accept no substitute.


April 7: Seventy-one days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the twenty-ninth page of our new feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today we try to focus on Drunk Again


April 6: Seventy-two days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the twenty-eighth page of our new feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today the lid comes off Pandora's Box


April 5: Seventy-three days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the twenty-seventh page of our new feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today we fall for Fools Gold


April 4: Seventy-four days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the twenty-sixth page of our new feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, an unhurried glance at Taking The Time


April 3: Seventy-five days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the twenty-fifth page of our new feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, a calm moment in The Unquiet Zone

Voting in the Voice of the Century poll (see panel above) is now finished.

"On Friday 13 April 1200-1400, Saturday 14 April 1700-2000 and Monday 16 April 1200-1400 Paul Gambaccini highlights the Voices of the Century compiled from the votes of Radio 2 listeners and a panel of singers and experts. There are some follow-up programmes detailing 'specialist' top tens: Suzi Quatro plays the top ten rock'n'roll voices on 16 April and Paul Jones the R&B voices on 19 April." Fuller details here (thanks, Carrie)

And thanks too to everyone who vainly sought here and here for those fantasy PH tour dates in our sadly-predictable April Tomfoolery. Don't forget that the real news about Procol Harum concerts in 2001 is posted at BtP as it unfurls, and not at the fly-by-night websites of these highfalutin' 'rivals'.


April 2: Seventy-six days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the twenty-fourth page of our new feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, striving to parry The Final Thrust

Added a satirical Hammond illustration to our Common Parlance page (thank you, Martin)


 April Fool's Day: Seventy-seven days until Procol Harum and the Hallé Orchestra play Manchester UK

Added the twenty-third page of our new feature, Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes, in which we take a detailed look at all the songs in the official Procol Harum canon: today, the undoubted truth about Without A Doubt

Added a link to a new Procol Harum website that claims to list the first set of North-American 2001 Procol Tour dates (thanks, Spiro)


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