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What was new at 'Beyond the Pale'

September 2001


September 30:

Added some good 1973 photographs to go with the recent set-list from CW Post College (thanks, Dave)

Added some pictures from Hell here (thanks, Per Ole)


September 29:

Reorganised the collection of Procol ticket-stubs into Old Testament and New Testament, and added two items to the former collection (look for 'Tavistock' and for 'Brighton') and one to the latter ('Worthing') (thanks, Tormod and Michael)

Added an illustration to this page, which you can turn back to (thanks, Beverly)

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


September 28:

Added the setlist from Procol's famous 1972 orchestral gig at Rainbow, London (thanks, George)

Yet another episode of Heartbeat with AWSoP setting the soundtrack for the opening scenes have been discovered.


September 27:

Added a continuation of two of the extracts from Dave Ball's forthcoming autobiography, in which Dave comments on his philosophy of sport and in which he reveals a post-Edmonton faux-pas in his care (thanks, Dave)

Added a Fillmore East ticket to the ticket page where else? (thanks, Beverly)


September 26:

Added details of yet another Procol compilation album (thanks, Niels-Erik)

Added an Antipodean mis-spelling to this page(thanks, Larry)


September 25:

Added a page with plenty of detail about Sunday's 79-song Procol Marathon from uclaradio.com. Please read the page, listen to all the sound-clips including the complete Brooker interview and send feedback to the station asking for more.


September 24:

Added a delightful PH coincidence(thanks, Paul)

Yesterday's UCLA Procol Marathon broadcast was a triumph (thanks, Bob!) fantastic to hear that music coming through the small speakers with such majesty and panache. Tomorrow BtP will feature excerpts from the continuity announcements and, of course, from the special Gary Brooker interview in which Gary spoke of imminent negotiations with a company who are interested in putting out a NEW Procol Harum album: enjoy this mp3 as a taster (and have a look at similar previous news somehow the omens look good this time).


September 23:

Procol Harum Radio Marathon today more details here

Added the second part Something Following Me of 'The Secrets of the Hive' / 'Extracting the Honey' , a unique Procoholic double-act that looks very carefully at the Westside Pandora's Box album of Procol Harum rarities and remixes (thanks, Clyde and Larry)


September 22:

Added a continuation of one of the extracts from Dave Ball's forthcoming autobiography, in which he tells of a chemically unorthodox gig, and how to mix a Procol cocktail (thanks, Dave B)

Added some more tour dates (thanks, Dave T)

Procol Harum Radio Marathon tomorrow more details here


September 21:

Added a rather excellent set-list a couple of real rarities (thanks, Dave T)

Have you enjoyed/endured the 1967 music at the Ultimate Sixties Experience ? (thanks, Steve)

Upgraded BtP's scrapbook of tickets (thanks Dave, thanks Hermann)


September 20:

Added a continuation of one of the extracts from Dave Ball's forthcoming autobiography, in which he tells of his Procol audition, and the skill by which he secured his place in the band (thanks, Dave)


September 19: Please note that we have added a button on the upper right corner of this page where you, with help from Amazon.com, can contribute to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund ($1 or more)

'The evening when an old dream came true '

Added another excellent article about the recent Procol gig in Hell.

Added a page about Douglas Adams, and added thereto some screenshots of Gary Brooker and friends playing at yesterday's Memorial Service in London (thanks, Jonas)


September 18:

Gary Brooker and friends played Holding On at the Douglas Adams Memorial Service yesterday more details and a webcast excerpt here

Added a couple of excellent pages of photographs of the Procol soundcheck in Hell, here and here make sure you click on the small pix to see the larger versions there are some choice images here (thanks, Jonas!)


September 17: A year ago today: first Procol gig of the new Millennium

Webcast today of Douglas Adams's Memorial Service in London (note timing update here)

The blue party has started - Trønder Avisa after a press conference in Hell

Added a continuation of one of the extracts from Dave Ball's forthcoming autobiography, in which disaster befalls numerous small animals in his care (thanks, Dave)


September 16: A year ago today: birth of the Palers' Band

Added a preliminary report on 'one hell of a concert' from Procol Harum (thanks, Jonas)

Added the setlist for Procol Harum's second Norwegian gig of the year, at the Hell Blues Festival.

Webcast tomorrow of Douglas Adams's Memorial Service in London (note timing update here)


September 15:

'Gaz, boy, I'm picking you!'

Added a page about the Rhythm Kings in Milwaukee, on which you can hear GB's explanation of how he came to write A Whiter Shade of Pale following the spiritual intervention of JS Bach (thanks, Jim and Tony)


September 14: Procol Harum play Hell tonight

'Caught us with our pants down, and we didn't even have any trousers, did we?'

Added the complete text of a revealing Brooker / Fisher interview, given last time Procol Harum played Norway (in May), in which the origins of the European Tour are discussed, and Gary gives his assessment of 'Beyond the Pale'.

BtP planned on showing a three-minute TV-Sør  videoclip today, containing an edited version of this interview and clips of Procol Harum on stage in Kristiansand. Owing to the heavy demand on Internet bandwidth after the horrible terrorist attacks in the USA, we have decided not to contribute to the traffic problem with large video files now. The video will be exhibited at BtP when Internet traffic is normalised.


September 13: Procol Harum play their Hell gig tomorrow night

Added Gary Brooker's relatively-recent remarks about BJ Wilson to the appropriate page, which is worth re-reading! (thanks, Joan)


September 12: Two days until Procol Harum are scheduled to play Hell

Added a very interesting page about new writing, music, and pictures from Procol's Dave Ball.


As dreadful news reaches us from across the Atlantic, 'Beyond the Pale' sends thoughts and wholesome wishes to our many friends in America

September 11: Three days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added some information to our page about John Kalinowski, a long-time Procol associate, including two interesting wedding pictures (thanks, Kellogs!)

Have you visitors to this 'impressive state-of-the-art Web site', you 'relatively small but well-organized group', read between the lines of this article [archived here] with its two-edged acknowledgment of the potential of Paler Power? (thanks, Larry J)


September 10: Four days until Procol Harum play Hell

Can you name the million-selling artist who has himself recorded three classic Regal Zonophone singles?

If not, look here (thanks, Niels-Erik)

And if you want to see Gary and Alice, look here (thanks, Hermann)

Coming soon true confessions from Procol's Dave Ball


September 9: Five days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added a great number of colourful new illustrations to BtP's scrapbook of tickets. Please have a look! Strange to say, we know of one man who was at every single one of these gigs. Some reaction, from regular visitors to 'Beyond the Pale', would be welcome: please send in scans of your up-hoarded Procol Tickets.

Download Chris Copping's new music the excerpts won't take long to load listen, comment


September 8: Six days until Procol Harum play Hell

Added another compilation album to the roster, this one with a good liner note (thanks, Jim)


September 7: A sennight until the Procol gig in Hell

Added the first part Conquistador of 'The Secrets of the Hive' / 'Extracting the Honey', a unique Procoholic double-act that looks very carefully at the Westside Pandora's Box album of Procol Harum rarities and remixes (thanks, Larry and Clyde)


September 6: Eight days until Procol Harum play Hell

Added a page announcing a one-off gig involving legendary names from the Southend scene (thanks, Diane)

Added a new Brooker re-release here (thanks, António)


September 5: Nine days until Procol Harum play Hell

A loud cacophony of wombats' doos ...'

Added the fourth in our series on Procol Harum's mid-70s London concerts: 1976 Earls Court Olympia (thanks, Richard)


September 4: Ten days until Procol Harum play Hell

You can see HSAS perform A Whiter Shade of Pale live by following a link here. Search for HSAS  (thanks, Blair)

Added the Joe Cocker / BJ Wilson A Whiter Shade of Pale on live CD to this covers page (thanks, António). Read about another BJ / Cocker CD, and read Joe himself on AWSoP

Procol Harum Radio Marathon imminent more details here


September 3: Eleven days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added some glowing comments on the presentation of the recent Procol Harum re-releases on the Repertoire label (thanks, Anthony)


September 2: Twelve days until Procol Harum play Hell

Added a radio interview about an astonishing record collection, in which you can also see photographic evidence of a recent Palers' Micro-Convention (thanks, Martin Awsop)


September 1: Thirteen days until the Procol gig in Hell

Added a video clip showing AWSoP used in Norwegian TV commercial

Added a very surprising 1967 sheet-music item here (thanks, Beverly)


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