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What was new at 'Beyond the Pale'

April 2002


Walpurgis Night:

Refresh your memory of BtP's Walpurgis-night Revels from 1998

Added a Hollywood Bowl Procol ticket, here and here (thanks, Beverly)

Added a page about ways that people have supported BtP ... including a garage-sale picture! (thanks, Peter)

Added a footnote to the recent page praising BJ (thanks, Joan)


April 29: Croydon update: hotel-booking now closed

Added the liner notes to our page about the new 2.5 hour compilation CD from Metro Records


April 28: In six weeks' time Procol Harum play Copenhagen, Denmark

Added praise for BJ Wilson from a recent Robin Trower interview (thanks, Steve)


April 27: In four weeks' time Procol Harum play the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, in six weeks' time Silkeborg, Denmark,in seven weeks' time they play Katowice, Poland, and in eight weeks' time Bramhall, UK

Croydon news: BtP will very soon have to relinquish the remainder of the block of rooms we booked for the Palers' Base-camp. If you are still planning to book your place, please do so now: if you delay, you will be competing with the general public, and the hotel is getting full. We cannot accept hotel bookings after this weekend.

Added an interesting page that relates Keith Reid's recent comments about the influence of the Holocaust on his writings(thank you, Martin)

Added Wreck of the Hesperus to the non-Procol-covers page (thanks, Dominik)


April 26: In four weeks' time Procol Harum play the Opera House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and in seven weeks' time Zoetermeer in the Netherlands

Added an intriguing page to log the songs that have the same titles as Procol Harum numbers, but are different (thanks, Sam)

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April 25: Croydon news: BtP will soon have to relinquish the remainder of the block of rooms we bookedfor the Palers' Base-camp. If you are still planning to book your place, please do so now: if you delay, you will be competing with the general public, and the hotel is getting full. We cannot accept hotel bookings after the coming weekend.

Added two small, but intriguing, pieces of Procol journalism from Rolling Stone #1, and from Creem, 1984, about the Purple Horrors (thanks, Bert and Carina)


April 24:

Added a New Zealand picture sleeve, a Turkish magazine cover, and another early poster also featuring Ten Years After and Leon Russell (thanks, Beverly)


April 23:

Added further commentary on the meaning(s) of A Whiter Shade of Pale (search for 'to the death') (thanks, Aaron)


April 22:

Updated and improved our already-excellent pages (Old Testament, New Testament) of Procol Harum pedigrees (thanks, Jonas, thanks Frans)


April 21: In seven weeks' time Procol Harum play Copenhagen, Denmark

We see orders are coming in for the DVD announced by Classic Pictures: Procol Harum - Live in Copenhagen. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon UK

There are numerous Finnish Procol covers: added mp3 samples of A Rum Tale, Pandora's Box, and As Strong as Samson enough to whet your appetite without violating the artists' copyright! (thanks, Rainer)


April 20: In five weeks' time Procol Harum play the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, in seven weeks' time Silkeborg, Denmark,in eight weeks' time they play Katowice, Poland, and in nine weeks' time Bramhall, UK

Added an interesting feature about the music Procol Harum included, of course in Lars von Trier's Breaking Waves (thanks, Sam)


April 19: In five weeks' time Procol Harum play the Opera House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and in eight weeks' time Zoetermeer in the Netherlands

Added a little about the band Badfinger and their relation to Procol Harum (thanks, Ken)

Added slightly to Graham Broad's page (thanks, Elizabeth)

Added a hitherto unknown picture of Matthew Fisher, apparently from an A&M press kit dated 1980 (thanks, Joan)


April 18: BtP's two fan-events on 25 May, The Palers' Fair and 'One More Toast', have now sold out: there is still plenty of accommodation at the Palers' base-camp, however. Procol fans have so far booked 100 room/nights from this page so the hotel itself will be quite a party!

Added a snippet of news ('this is not a hoax ') and a request for information about the 'devil' church in Kansas (thanks, Meg)

Updated this page which is certainly worth revisiting (thanks, Jonas)

Added a 'new' Procol date from 1 September 1968 and a nice bit of psychedelia by way of illustration (thanks, Dave)

Updated the Shine On merchandise page : several nice items are now down to the final few, so it might be worth a look (thanks, Christine)

Tune in at 9 pm EST on this link to hear interview and unplugged music from Xyra, magic chanteuse and Procol Fan (see hereand here): get tickets for Xyra gigs on 19 and 20 April by visiting this link.


April 17:

"He can't live without us. In a way we're his whole world."

Added a 1971 article from Rock in which Procol Harum speak about Keith Reid, among other topics, including their love for Dylan and The Band (thanks, Marvin)

More about Procol Harum and the Band ... some here too


April 16:

There are numerous Finnish Procol covers: added mp3 samples of A Salty Dog (two specimens) and A Whiter Shade of Pale enough to whet your appetite without violating the artists' copyright! (thanks, Rainer)


April 15:

Added some illustrations: a very unusual Procol album-label here, a promotional poster here, a concert poster here, another one here(thanks, Beverly, thanks, Dave)

Too late for the good UK Procol Harum tickets going cheap! (thanks, Michael)

Fans of Geoff Whitehorn will be relieved to hear that there are now fresh stocks of his solo album, Big in Gravesend, (as heard on the recent Procol Marathon from uclaradio.com) at 'Shine On' : to buy online, visit their merchandise page (thanks, Christine)


April 14: In eight weeks' time Procol Harum play Copenhagen, Denmark

Added a nice, yet brief, reminiscence of Procol Harum on stage at Pittsburgh in 1971 (thanks, Scott)

'Beyond the Pale' welcomes articles like the above: please write in, if you have a few paragraphs you can contribute about memorable Procol gigs you have been to. Impressions, emotions, anecdotes it doesn't have to be long to be interesting. And the more you send in, the longer we stave off the day that BtP runs out of material for daily updates!

The UK's BBC Radio 2 has a poll for best song of Queen Elizabeth's reign please vote! (thanks, Carol)


April 13: In six weeks' time Procol Harum play the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, in eight weeks' time Silkeborg, Denmark, and in nine weeks' time they play Katowice, Poland

Added an interesting new item to our collection of interpretations of the meaning of A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Mona)

Frequent BtP-contributor David Pearcy maintains an excellent Jimi Hendrix website: if you like it, why not click on the 'The Hendrix 100' banner half-way down the front page, in order to keep him high in the Hendrixian ratings?


April 12: In six weeks' time Procol Harum play the Opera House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and in nine weeks' time Zoetermeer in the Netherlands

Added an interesting, short piece from one of the first people to have heard A Whiter Shade of Pale(thanks, Steve)


April 11:

Added an illustrated page that considers the treatment of The Dead Man's Dream in the Robin Copping video, The Procol Harum (thanks, Sam)


April 10: Jens and Roland away for a few days, so please be patient if we don't answer your mails or confirm your bookings. BtP will still be updated daily (thanks, Torjus)

Added 'Boona with Brooker', recording a memorable concert and meal in the company of Procol Harum (thanks, George)


April 9:

Added some more good pictures of Procol Harum's recent visit to Warsaw (thanks, Mirek)


April 8:

Added the track-list (perhaps) and some preliminary 'blurb' about the forthcoming Classic Pictures DVD of Procol Harum in Copenhagen, December 2001


April 7: In nine weeks' time Procol Harum play Copenhagen, Denmark

" a distinctly weird, almost magical career "

Added a famous and perceptive piece of work, 'Procol Harum, Band of Changes', a 1970 article from Circus(thanks, Marvin)


April 6: In seven weeks' time Procol Harum play the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, in nine weeks' time Silkeborg, Denmark,in ten weeks' time they play Katowice, Poland, and in eleven weeks' time Bramhall, UK

Added a nice, though brief, reminiscence of Procol Harum on stage at San Bernardino in 1970 (thanks, Les)

'Beyond the Pale' welcomes articles like the above: please write in, if you have a few paragraphs you can contribute about memorable Procol gigs you have been to. Impressions, emotions, anecdotes it doesn't have to be long to be interesting. And the more you send in, the longer we stave off the day that BtP runs out of material for daily updates!


April 5: In six weeks' time Procol Harum play the Opera House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Today: Gary Brooker on Netherlands TV: detail here

Added yet another Procol Harum concert to the 2002 tour (thanks, Mark and Diane and Harry)

Added an interesting note about a variant pressing of the Home album (thanks, Sam)

Added a note of two 1970 gigs (search for 'Blodwyn Pig) (thanks, Les)


April 4: Tomorrow: Gary Brooker on Netherlands TV: detail here

Updated the list of Who is staying at our 'Base Camp' hotel in Croydon. Have a look and see why we now only have 15 tickets for Palers' Fair and One More Toast available.

"The imagination boggles at the thought of what will come next."

Added a glorious piece from October 1967, whose author seems to have taken a lot of Procoloid joshing rather seriously (thanks, Marvin)


April 3:

"As long as there is a Procol Harum, I suppose I will be there."

Added 'The Harum Globetrotter', a very interesting Brooker interview from 1972 (thanks, Phil)


April 2: We hope you enjoyed our little fun yesterday. Not many followed through the whole procedure outlined to access uninfected time-zone website, quaranteed on TzAR uninfected server. So we need to do better next year.

Now that the Time-Zone Alert Virus problem is fully sorted out added the real full playlist for an exceptionally eclectic Procol Marathon from uclaradio.com even the most hardened Procoholics heard something that was completely new to them! Listen to the 25 mp3 extracts to get a real flavour of the evening [or afternoon, depending on your time-zone J ] (thanks, No 6)


April Fools' Day:

Added the full playlist for an exceptionally eclectic Procol Marathon from uclaradio.com even the most hardened Procoholics heard something that was completely new to them! (thanks, No 6)


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