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What was new at 'Beyond the Pale'

November 2001


November 30: Thirteen days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Added yet more to our collection of Procol Harum 45 rpm picture sleeves with some interesting specimens here, here and here (thanks, Lars)


November 29: Fourteen days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a 1970 Ode to Procol Harum, with a familiar signature on the corner (thanks, Harry's sister)

Gary Brooker's office informs us that the Broken Barricades CD will soon be available again, for a limited period, through the Shine On merchandise page (thanks, Diane)

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!


November 28: Fifteen days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Added the text of the Procol Harum entry (errors and all!) from the prestigious Grove's Dictionary of Music (thanks, Peter)

Added a great picture to the top of this press-release click to enlarge (thanks, Mirek)


November 27: Sixteen days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

'Procol Harum's finest hour may yet be ahead of them.'

Added a contemporary Procol album review(thanks, Phil)


November 26: Seventeen days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Added a reminiscence of many Procol gigs over the years, and a link to a piece of music dedicated to Gary Brooker (thanks, Harry)


November 25: Eighteen days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added again to our collection of Procol Harum 45 rpm picture sleeves with some interesting specimens here, here and here (thanks, Lars)


November 24: Nineteen days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Marilyn Monroe loses her virginity, and we add another theory to the page in which fans interpret A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Phil)

Added a very useful footnote explaining the provenance of this Procol compilation album (thanks, Halvard)


November 23: Twenty days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added the liner note for the Manchester Palers' Band 2CD Souvenir (thanks, Jane)

Thanks to everyone buying these 2001 Palers' Band CDs have a look at our fab limited period discount offer it's easy to order, and pay, online.

Added a 1972 tour date and poster to our schedule of early Procol gigs (thanks, Beverly)


November 22: Twenty-one days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Added details of yet another Procol compilation album, with a 1984 sleeve note (thanks, Allen)


November 21: Twenty-two days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added to our collection of Procol Harum 45 rpm picture sleeves with some interesting specimens here, here and here(thanks, Lars)

Just a word to reassure people who played in either of the Palers' Bands this year : as promised you will receive your first copy of the relevant Palers' Band CD albums with BtP's compliments but we haven't sent them out yet.


November 20: Twenty-three days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Added a scan of a surprising new Japanese picture sleeve (thanks, Lars and Beverly), and several further picture-sleeves of A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Lars)


November 19: Twenty-four days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a 1992 setlist from Nuremberg in Germany (thanks, Larry)

Thanks to all purchasers so far of the 2001 Palers' Band CDs have a look at the limited period discount offer you can conveniently order and pay online.


November 18: Twenty-five days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

The first Edmonton concert took place thirty years ago today. Remind yourself of Gary Brooker's diary of that time, and enjoy today's addition, an interview with Gary Brooker that refers to the gig. (thanks, Phil)

By the time you read this, some lucky Paler at eBay will be on the verge of owning the tail-suit made for Gary Brooker in 1977. So have a look and make your bid!

Added an outline report about the Procol Harum marathon broadcast that took place yesterday (thanks, No 6)

Please take a moment to write a note of appreciation to DJ No 6 : feedback to him will help keep these wonderful Procol Marathons coming from uclaradio.com, and if he can match the superb standard of yesterday's Matthew Fisher interview (whose text will eventually appear at BtP) he will be doing Procoldom a five-star favour.


November 17: Twenty-six days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added to our largest covers page: a link to a dance remix version of A Whiter Shade of Pale (search for 'Althea') (thanks, Sam) and a link to the live Keith Emerson A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Ken)

Added further information to this Grand Hotel review, and some useful dates and places to this memoir of three Procol concerts (thanks, Frans)

This weekend sees the final bidding for Gary Brooker's 1977 stage-suit

Today uclaradio re-broadcasts its second Procol Harum marathon, featuring the telephone interview with Matthew Fisher


November 16: Twenty-seven days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Reminder: uclaradio re-broadcasts its second Procol Harum marathon on 17 November, featuring the telephone interview with Matthew Fisher

'Some rock star he was he sounded like my dad!'

Added a page remembering three early Procol gigs (thanks, Chris)


November 15: Twenty-eight days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

'Grand Hotel demands attention with almost decadent force'

Added a contemporary Procol album review (thanks, Phil)

Added an English translation of the Polish press release for the Warsaw concert 14. December (thanks, Mirek)

You can still bid for Gary Brooker's ornamental stage-suit at eBay follow the links from this page all proceeds go to the BJ Wilson Memorial Fund.


November 14: Twenty-nine days to go until Procol Harum start their next batch of gigs

Added another page of concert photographs from Procol Harum's recent gig in Hell (thanks, Jonas)

Added a couple of Santa Monica gigs and an illustration to our list of early tour dates (thanks, Beverly)


November 13: Thirty days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a page of concert photographs from Procol Harum's recent gig in Hell (thanks, Jonas)

Due to name-server problems, BtP was down for six hours yesterday: sorry for any inconvenience.


November 12: Thirty-one days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a page introducing the official souvenir recording of the third Palers' Band gig, from Manchester buy now, for Christmas hear what fellow-fans have been up to, and support BtP !

Added details of yet another Procol compilation album, which seems to be a case of different contents in a pre-used cover (thanks, Allen)


November 11: Thirty-two days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added the liner notes for the Palers' Band CD: How Far Can Sailors Fly

Well-known Paler Peter Christian has just released his new book: The Genealogist's Internet. You can read more (and order it) here


November 10: Thirty-three days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Reminder: uclaradio re-broadcasts its second Procol Harum marathon on 17 November, featuring the telephone interview with Matthew Fisher

Added a brief but richly-enjoyable interview in which an NY DJ on an Army-sponsored radio show sounds Gary Brooker out about the meaning of Homburg (thanks, Larry)

Enjoy something similar here...


November 9: Thirty-four days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added another Procol Harum concert date for next month!

You can now bid for Gary Brooker's stage suit at eBay follow the links from this page all proceeds go to the BJ Wilson Memorial Fund.

Added a new official Bootleg Rhythm Kings album (heavily featuring Gary Brooker) to the Shine On merchandise page cancelled some sold-out items and added a very nice picture of a young Swedish model ooh-la-la (thanks, all)


November 8: Thirty- five days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a page introducing at last! the official souvenir CD recording of the second Palers' Band gig buy now, for Christmas, and support BtP !

Added another (Swedish) AWSoP cover to the list (thanks, Tormod)


November 7: Thirty-six days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

"Matthew was merciless to the Polish Hammonds Gary relaxed with his fidgety, roguish eyes "

Added a delightful and insightful account of the Polish gigs played by Procol Harum this summer (thanks, Mirek)


November 6: Thirty-seven days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a page introducing the lavish stage suit of coat and tails as worn by Gary Brooker on the 1977 Something Magic tour of Europe, and given by him to BtP to auction on behalf of the BJ Wilson Memorial Fund.

Fans will soon have the chance to bid at eBay for this absolutely unique Procol Harum souvenir. Watch BtP for details!


November 5: Thirty-eight days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a 1973 setlist from the Empire, Edinburgh (thanks, Sam)

Added a Swiss date to the early gigs page (thanks, Feller)


November 4: Thirty-nine days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added 'The tug of safely unattainable shores', a surprising piece found in The Scotsman (thanks, Charlie)

Added illustrations to this richly-informative Paramounts page (thanks, One-Eye)


November 3: Forty days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added an article about AWSoP and psychedelics (thanks, Breck)


November 2: Forty-one days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Did Procol Harum ever play Something Following Me live?

Added a 1973 setlist from the Fairfield Halls, Croydon (thanks, George)


November 1: Six weeks days to go until Procol Harum play their next gig

Added a report on 'a schizoid night' when Procol Harum played Boston in May 1992 (thanks, Faith)


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