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What was new at 'Beyond the Pale'

August 2001


August 31: A fortnight until Procol Harum play Hell

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Added excerpts from five song-demos recently made by Chris Copping, featuring words written by visitors to this website (thanks, Chris!)

Have you voted for BtP in the OMA poll? See above.


August 30: Fifteen days until the Procol gig in Hell

Re-organised our information about Procol Harum in Edmonton in 1971 and added an illustration to the index page. Please explore these items

Added a very nice piece of writing about the Rhythm Kings in Memphis (thanks, Richard)


August 29: Happy Birthday to Chris Copping (1945) and Happy Fiftieth to Geoff Whitehorn (1951) : here's a musical tribute to two great Procol players!

Added another compilation album to the roster, this one including a song with two Reid credits and a perplexing misprint for Wish Me Well (thanks, Jorge)

Added a review of the Rhythm Kings in Chicago (thanks, Howard)


August 28: Seventeen days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added a couple of rare pictures of the Lime Street Blues line-up (thanks, Beverly)

Added some hitherto unknown covers of AWSoP (search for 'Bonfiglio', 'Cator', 'Heath', Lafayette', 'McCoy', 'Mittoo', 'Shorty', 'Sylvester' and 'van Dyke') (thanks, Jorge)


August 27: Eighteen days until Procol Harum play Hell

Added un peu tardivement some more pictures taken on 16 June 2001 (merci, Gilles)


August 26:

Added another set-list with some conjectural details please let us know if you can help put it all right (thanks, Alan)


August 25: Twenty days until Procol Harum play Hell
 

Congratulations and all our best wishes to Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway for their future and today's Royal Wedding

Added another setlist from a Norwegian concert (thanks Jon). Please also have a look at our list of Procol Harum concerts in Norway and mail us with more information.


August 24: Three weeks until the Procol gig in Hell

Added another Fillmore set-list (thanks, folks)

Re-organised the setlist index and enriched it with more illustrations (thanks, Beverly)

Added a little to our page on the 1995 Procol gig at Worthing (thanks, Michael)


August 23: Twenty-two days until Procol Harum play Hell

Giliath or Alibani? Or are they the same person? read all about their Italian version of A Salty Dog (thanks, Enrico)


August 22: Twenty-three days until the Procol gig in Hell     International Salad DaysDay (thanks Larry)

Added a perceptive piece about the Starr and Wyman bands, touching on Gary Brooker's position therein as a sidemen's sideman (thanks, Scott and Evan)


August 21: Twenty-four days until Procol Harum play Hell

Added another item to the AWSoP in Common Parlance page search for 'Solid Waste' (thanks, Snake)

Added a surprising Procol Harum cover and a Homburg instrumental search for 'Winston' and 'Lafontaine' (thanks, António; thanks, Jorge)


August 20: Twenty-five days until the Procol gig in Hell  Have you voted for BtP in the OMA poll? See above.

Read the answer to the recent conundrum about 'Signals from Ophiuchus' and find out who won the prize (thanks, Jonas)

Added an interesting Fisher promo item Interlude is the single 'forced' from the album (thanks, Beverly)


August 19: Twenty-six days until Procol Harum play Hell

Six years ago today Procol Harum played a gig at Worthing in Sussex here's the poster and part set-list can some kind soul send us the rest of the song-schedule, please? (thanks, John)


August 18: Twenty-seven days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added a review of The Rhythm Kings in Connecticut (thanks, Kerry)

Added a couple of new images to our graphical miscellany (thanks, Beverly)


August 17: Four weeks until Procol Harum play Hell

Added some varied and appealing pictures from the Procol weekend in Manchester a couple of captions here require some audience participation (thanks, Nancy!)

Added some cricket to the 'Common Parlance' AWSoP page (thank you, Martin)


August 16: Twenty-nine days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added a review of The Rhythm Kings at the Cambridge Folk Festival (thanks, Anthony)


August 15: Thirty days until Procol Harum play Hell

Added some pictures from The Palers' Party in Kristiansand (thanks, Knut)


August 14: Thirty-one days until the Procol gig in Hell

'For all the credentials assembled on stage, the evening truly belonged to former Procol Harum great Gary Brooker '

Added another review of the Rhythm Kings in the USA (thanks, Dave)

Added a modest graphic to this Cropredy page you can click on it for further info


August 13: Thirty-two days until Procol Harum play Hell

Added a page collating some views of Manchester, England England (thanks, Beverly)

Added an exuberant memoir of first hearing A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Tom)


August 12: Thirty-three days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added another compilation album this one containing Crucifiction Lane, unusually to the roster (thanks, Jim)

Added a link to a review of a recent Rhythm Kings' gig in Cognac, France


August 11: Thirty-four days until Procol Harum play Hell

Added an interesting photo-page recording a Gary Brooker / Nina Hagen duet (thanks, Sam)


August 10: Five weeks until the Procol gig in Hell

"This isn't a Ringo Starr show," says Wyman. "I'm not insulting Ringo, just saying this is different. Gary isn't singing Whiter Shade of Pale "

Added a Rhythm Kings piece from the New York Daily News (thanks, Evan)

Added a promotional Marshall picture of Gary Brooker from 1967 (thanks, John)


August 9: Thirty-six days until Procol Harum play Hell

Added a page giving BtP visitors a chance to find out the answers and successful contenders from the Palers' Quiz from Manchester

And how about winning that completely free Procol Harum Polo-Shirt ? Five-question quiz here (thanks, Shine On and Jonas)


August 8: RIP Larry AdlerThirty-seven days until the Procol gig in Hell

'Not being a subtle person, I repeated my wish for an American tour as he signed my things '

Added a review of the Rhythm Kings in Virginia, including a glimpse of how Brooker and Trower might keep in touch these days (thanks, Ross)

Added another review of the same gig, from the Washington Post (thanks, Scott)


August 7: Thirty-eight days until Procol Harum play Hell

Added a review of the Rhythm Kings in Virginia this was originally written for the Richard Thompson list, not for Procoholics: nice to see such praise for Gary Brooker coming from a devotee of the UK's other under-rated genius (thanks, Scott; thanks, Marcelo)


August 6: Thirty-nine days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added some excellent pictures from the Procol Harum concert in Kristiansand (thanks, Knut)

Added another compilation album, with an attractive cover reminiscent in style of the original PH offering (thanks, folks)

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

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August 5: Forty days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added a page about the Aardvark Connection and an unusually-pleasing cover of A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Mark)

Added a track to our page about this compilation and a coiffeurial suggestion (thanks, Jim)


August 4: Forty-one days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added a page offering some souvenirs of Paler Socialising (thanks, Beverly)

Added one more picture to this page (thanks, Marvin)

And how about winning that completely free Procol Harum Polo-Shirt ? Five-question quiz here (thanks, Shine On and Jonas)


August 3: Six weeks until Procol Harum play Hell

Added the US tour dates for Bill Wyman and the Rhythm Kings, featuring Gary Brooker (thanks, Ripple)


August 2:

What is the definition of a Procol Harum ballad?

Added a page about a Khazakstan album that may shed some light on this intractable dilemma (thanks, Ian)

Added an mp3 for those who wish to hear BBC Radio 2's Bill Wyman interview, broadcast last night, in which he talks about working with Gary and the other Rhythm King stars


August 1: RIP Leon Wilkeson, Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist

Added some pictures from The Palers' Party in Kristiansand (thanks, Gunnar)

UK Palers:
Catch Gary Brooker with Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings in a two-hour special from the Cambridge Folk Festival on Radio 2 today, Wednesday, 7 pm 9pm (thanks, Diane)

Douglas Adams fans will have spotted that The Hitch-Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy is being repeated on late-night television also noteworthy is the Douglas Adams Omnibus special programme The Man Who Blew Up the Earth coming up on BBC2 on Saturday at 8.10 pm


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