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December 2001


December 31:
This year's puzzles take you to the back-pages of BtP, to look for clues hidden behind pictures or banners; you can join in at any time you like. Each day we send you to Procol items uploaded on a particular date in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001 : so you have at most five places to start your daily search for the clues.

Added our seventh puzzle in the 'By the Light of Thirteen Candles' sequence: if you look at this helpful page-index, you'll see links for July 1998, July 1999, and so on. Follow those links and look at July 13th for each of the available years. Sundry new items were added to BtP on those dates, and one of them contains tonight's puzzle question. Just click on the pictures or banners on the relevant pages until you find the question … and make a note of the answer … elementary, really !

Don't forget to have a look at the Thirteen Fab Prizes and decide the order in which you desire them!


December 30:

Great Procol Harum broadcast today : interview and concert from Copenhagen, Saturday 15 December 2001, on Danish DK4 TV on cable and digital satellite dish, 18.30-20.30 Mid-European (= local) time (more details here). For those who won't be able to see the show, there's an excellent page of pictures here, most of which will be shown in other contexts at BtP in coming days (many thanks, Jonas)

Added our sixth puzzle in the 'By the Light of Thirteen Candles' sequence: if you look at this convenient page-index, you'll see links for June 1998, June 1999, and so on. Follow those links and look at June 13th for each of the available years. Various fresh items were added to BtP on those dates, and one of them contains tonight's puzzle question. Just click on the pictures or banners on the relevant pages until you find the question … and make a note of the answer … simple!


December 29:

This year's puzzles take you to the back-pages of BtP, to look for clues hidden behind pictures or banners; you can join in at any time you like. Each day we send you to Procol items uploaded on a particular date in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001 : so you have at most five places to start your daily search for the clues.

Added our fifth puzzle in the 'By the Light of Thirteen Candles' sequence: if you look at this useful page-index, you'll see links for May 1998, May 1999, and so on. Follow those links and look at May 13th for each of the available years. Various new items were added to BtP on those dates, and one of them contains tonight's puzzle question. Just click on the pictures or banners on the relevant pages until you find the question … and make a note of the answer … elementary, really !

Don't forget to have a look at the Thirteen Fab Prizes and decide the order in which you desire them!


December 28:

Added our fourth puzzle in the 'By the Light of Thirteen Candles' sequence: if you look at this informative page-index, you'll see links for April 1998, April 1999, and so on. Follow those links and look at April 13th for each of the available years. Various fresh items were added to BtP on those dates, and one of them contains tonight's puzzle question. Just click on the pictures or banners on the relevant pages until you find the question … and make a note of the answer … simple!

Did you send in your opinion about the prospect of a new Matthew Fisher solo album? See here for details …


December 27:

Added our third puzzle in the 'By the Light of Thirteen Candles' sequence: if you look at this helpful page-index, you'll see links for March 1998, March 1999, and so on. Follow those links and look at March 13th for each of the available years. Various new items were added to BtP on those dates, and one of them contains tonight's puzzle question. Just click on the pictures or banners on the relevant pages until you find the question … and make a note of the … elementary, really !

Don't forget to have a look at the Thirteen Fab Prizes and decide the order in which you desire them!

Please keep the orders coming in for the official souvenir CD recording of the second Palers' Band gig and the official souvenir 2CD recording of the third Palers' Band gig (the Kristiansand recording is still outselling the Manchester one)


December 26:

Added our second puzzle in the 'By the Light of Thirteen Candles' sequence: if you look at this convenient page-index, you'll see links for February 1998, February 1999, and so on. Follow those links and look at February 13th for each of the available years. Various fresh items were added to BtP on those dates, and one of them contains tonight's puzzle question. Just click on the pictures or banners on the relevant pages until you find the question … and make a note of the answer … simple!


December 25: A Merry Christmas to all Palers from Jens and Roland … thanks for all the e-cards!
Thanks, Jonas, for the illustration!

Added our first puzzle in the 'By the Light of Thirteen Candles' sequence: this year's puzzles take you to the back-pages of BtP, to look for clues hidden behind pictures or banners. Each day we’ll be sending you to Procol items uploaded on a particular date in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, or 2001 : so you have at most five places to start your search for the clues.

If you look at this indispensable page-index, you'll see links for January 1998, January 1999, and so on. Follow those links and look at January 13th for each of the available years. Various new items were added to BtP on those dates, and one of them contains tonight's puzzle question. Just click on the pictures or banners on the relevant pages until you find the question … and make a note of the answer … simple!

Don't forget to have a look at the Thirteen Fab Prizes and decide the order in which you desire them!


Christmas Eve:

Added a page of excellent and up-to-date Procol portraits taken in Copenhagen (available in three sizes!) (thanks, Jonas)

Added the playlist from yesterday's six-hour Procol Marathon Broadcast on uclaradio.com (thanks, No 6)


December 23:

Added some initial comments (and details of the CD prize-winner) to our page about the excellent Third Procol Broadcast Marathon (thanks, DJ No 6)

Since 'BtP' started in 1997 we have followed the Scandinavian tradition of setting a little sequence of puzzles for the festive season … today, we’ve added a prelude page about this year's puzzles, entitled 'By the Light of Thirteen Candles', and a schedule of our thirteen excellent Procol prizes.

Have a look at these and decide which one you most desire … if you follow the thirteen puzzles daily starting on Christmas Day (they'll be nice and simple!) there's a good chance we'll be posting you the item of your choice shortly after Twelfth Night, when the puzzles end and normal BtP service is resumed.

Did you send in your opinion about the prospect of a new Matthew Fisher solo album? See here for details …


December 22: Today: the third uclaradio.com Procol marathon broadcast (details here) including a Geoff Whitehorn interview, music from the Palers' Band, and a win-Broken-Barricades-on-CD competition !

Added a report on the recent Procol concert in Copenhagen (thanks, Jonas)


December 21: RIP Clifford T Ward

Our newsletter Fresh Fruit now has 801 subscribers

Tomorrow: the third uclaradio.com Procol marathon broadcast (details here) including a Geoff Whitehorn interview, music from the Palers' Band, and a win-Broken-Barricades-on-CD competition !

Added a second page, illustrated with sound and pictures, about one of the rarest Procol Harum items of all, including the text of a seminal interview (thanks, Frans)


December 20: Our newsletter Fresh Fruit now has 798 subscribers. Who will be number 800?

Did Procol Harum play Wreck of the Hesperus live in 1969?

Added an illustrated, ear-witness account from a long-time Paler (thanks, Peter)

Added some exciting news about an upcoming two-hour Procol concert to be broadcast on Danish TV and satellite on Sunday 30 December at 18.30 CET (thanks, Karsten)

And finally … would you be interested by the prospect of a new Matthew Fisher album? Added something very interesting to the page about his solo albums (thanks, Matthew)


December 19:

Added some illustrations to the Warsaw set-list (thanks, Marcin)

Added '… a true reflection on my life, experiences and emotions … ' from a fan taken by surprise last week in Warsaw (thanks, Jos)

Many thanks to everyone who sent in material relating to the recent gigs … this will be appearing on the site soon, but it's taking a while to process it all!

Added news of the upcoming uclaradio.com Procol Marathon broadcast … you can win a CD of Broken Barricades!


December 18: RIP Stuart Adamson, of the Skids, and Big Country

Added wedding news of Carol Bellantoni and Matthew Fisher, with a very nice picture, and an opportunity for Palers to send their greetings to the couple!

Added an interesting footnote to our memoir of Procol Harum at Asbury Park (thanks, Carol)


December 17:

'Do you really need a record company these days?'

Added the second part of the transcript (with complete sound files too) of the very interesting Matthew Fisher interview that was recently broadcast by uclaradio.com (thanks, No 6)

Added the setlist from Greve, Copenhagen (15 December) (thanks, Søren and Bøje)


December 16: Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings (featuring Gary Brooker) will appear on BBC America tonight at 12:00 AM, with repeat next Friday night (thanks, Howard)

Added the setlists from Horsens (13 December) and Warsaw (14 December) (thanks, Ian and Mirek)

Added another ticket-stub (Hamburg 1973) here(thanks, Rolf)


December 15: Procol Harum playing tonight in Denmark : last night they got a twelve-minute standing ovation from some 2,380 fans!

Danish Procoholics! Please send us pictures, setlists, reviews, and so forth from Copenhagen!

Added a note of most of the songs that were played at Horsens (thanks, Ole and Niels-Erik) though we do not yet quite know the order.

Added some Polish news items from yesterday (thanks, Mirek)

Added a Danish review of Thursday's concert, which describes Gary Brooker as bearing a striking resemblance to Sean Connery! (thanks, Niels-Erik)

Please keep the orders coming in for the official souvenir CD recording of the second Palers' Band gig and the official souvenir 2CD recording of the third Palers' Band gig (at present the Kristiansand recording is outselling the Manchester one) … buy now, for Christmas, and support BtP !


December 14: Procol Harum playing tonight in Poland ! (Well done, Mirek!)               [And a VHB to SR J ]

Added a page of illustrations showing Procol Harum soundchecking and then performing onstage at Horsens last night. The last picture takes ages to load – sorry – but do persist if you want to see the band in animated action (thanks for help, Larry and Jonas)

Added a scan of the Horsens ticket to our page which awaits the set-list (thanks, Ole and Dorethe)


December 13:

Procol Harum playing tonight in Denmark ! (Have a good time, Jens + Titti and everyone else!)

You can catch something of the show from this webcam in the theatre, though it refreshes only every 10 minutes : there's a time code on the pictures, and the gig starts at 21:00 local time … (thanks, Jonas)

Added two reviews from November 2001's Record Collector that relate to Procoloid re-releases: Route 66 and Guitar Orchestra


December 12: One day to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Added a page devoted to the excellent new Broken Barricades CD which you may order exclusively from Shine On at this website (thanks, John)

Win yourself an additional copy of the new Broken Barricades CD in the next Procol Harum Marathon from uclaradio.com: incidentally we understand that 22 December's broadcast will also include music from The Palers' Band


December 11: Two days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a first page, lavishly illustrated, about one of the rarest Procol Harum items of all (thanks, Frans)


December 10: Three days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

'My attitude to playing on stage has changed an awful lot.'

Added the first part of the transcript (with complete sound files too) of the very interesting Matthew Fisher interview that was recently broadcast by uclaradio.com (thanks, No 6)


December 9: Four days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a film-clip of the TV-Sør report after Procol Harum's visit to Norway this year … you can hear Gary Brooker explain why Oslo wasn't their first choice of venue! Interesting to compare this edited broadcast clip with the text of the interview, here.

Added a link to this Polish website advertising the forthcoming Procol recital in Warsaw (thanks, Mirek)


December 8: Five days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

'Trip the light fandango' … added some publicity about the forthcoming gig in Warsaw (thanks, Mirek)

Added the following items to our Procol Merchandise page, to help solve fans' Christmas Shopping problems

The car-window stickers are very appealing, and if you buy them in the same order as Broken Barricades they come substantially cheaper … so much so, in fact, that you can afford to adorn both sides of your automobile, or both your automobiles … or the windows of your house. Stylish stickers like this, read in traffic jams or office windows, will do much to get / keep the name of Procol Harum in the public's consciousness, and help them to find 'Beyond the Pale'.


December 7: Six days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added two excellent screenshots to our page about one of last October's Brooker/Fisher AWSoP TV appearances (thanks, Sam)

Added the missing tracks to this weighty setlist from Norway in 1976 … now even weightier than before (thanks, Bent; thanks, Hermann)

Added news of the third Procol Broadcast Marathon from uclaradio.com (thanks, No 6)


December 6: Seven days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Created an index-page for the Procol Marathon Broadcast series that is continuing at uclaradio.com, and added a sound-sample to this report of the second marathon

Added another 1967 line-up picture to this page of miscellaneous images (thanks, Richard)


December 5: Eight days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added links here and here to Danish pictorial websites advertising the imminent Procol Harum concerts (thanks, Niels-Erik).

Added a Japanese Homburg picture-sleeve to the appropriate page (thanks, Lars)… presumably 1967 … can anyone confirm?


December 4: Nine days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Added details of yet another Procol compilation album, which has a number of curious anomalies in its documentation(thanks, Enrico)


December 3: Ten days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

'I have seen many top bands over the last 30 years or so, but this still rates as the best live performance ever for me!'

Added a report of Procol Harum and Frankie Miller sharing the stage at Hull, one gig before their controversial show at the close of London's Rainbow Theatre (thanks, David)


December 2: Eleven days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

'Keith gave me this bundle of lyrics, but I just didn't bother doing anything with them'

Added a 'turning point' in the life of Gary Brooker from a 1991 publication (thanks, David)


December 1: Twelve days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a weighty setlist from Norway in 1976 … we suspect there should be more than this, so could someone who was at the gig please help us out?

Added the cover art of the new CD re-release of Broken Barricades (thanks, Christine)

Big thanks to everyone who's ordering the 2001 Palers' Band CDs – please note that our fab limited period discount offer is about to expire – it's easy to order, and pay, online … buy now for Christmas!


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