Added a perceptive and approving contemporary review of The Prodigal Stranger (thanks, Craig)
The songs on that album are commented on in detail in our 'Taking Notes and Stealing Quotes' series: have a look here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here
Added a very complimentary, short review of Procol Harum on record with 76 other musicians, 'not dicking about' (thanks, Craig)
Remind yourself about the first time A Salty Dog was ever played with an orchestra
"Matthew Fisher is much more like the way people think I am. Actually, I'm pretty light-hearted ..."
Added a good Keith Reid interview from 1992 (thanks, Craig)
If you had forgotten about the Procol organist referred to in the interview above, refresh your memory of BtP's excellent Procol Family Tree and here. (thanks, Jonas)
Added some pictures from the No Stiletto Shoes concert in Southend last December
Added a link to the webpage for the Tring Festival this March where Geoff Whitehorn will be appearing
'Most people were floating around in some ephemeral cloud'
Added an interesting piece from The Scene, 1972 (thanks, Craig)
We now have removed thenow obsolete statistics code on all 3,600+ pages of BtP. Quite a Mammoth task, and we hope you appreciate the slightly faster loading of pages.
May we remind you of the excellent 'Procolpaedia', listing numerous surprising links between many rock names and Procol Harum (thanks, Sam): please (re)visit for many pages of interesting reading.
Made a welcome addition to a Fan's Tour Diary: Islington, December 2003 (thanks, Allen)
Remember that BtP has an index of tours, but is always keen to hear of more concerts Procol have played, that may not be listed already.
And many thanks to the people who have responded to our request for archival materials already!
"I'm not sure what kind of music the Moody Blues play, but we play rock'n'roll!"
Added the tracklisting and interesting liner note from Metro's latest Procol compilation (thanks, Phil). Buy this album now for a Philistine friend and convert them to Procol Harum ... or Amazon UK will do the trick.
We've put lots of links into the above page. Do click on them and enjoy some lateral surfing through the 3,600+ pages of 'Beyond the Pale'.
At BtP we are always looking for more contributions to add to our Procol history page. Have a look - there may be articles here that you haven't read. Equally, you may have Procoloid articles in your drawer that are not present on the site : in which case, please contact us.
Someone who sent us a very interesting package of articles this morning was a Mrs F Brooker from Surrey, UK (thanks, Franky). Great numbers of these pieces, however, are written in Portuguese. If there's someone in Portugal, or in Latin America, who would like to do some translating for BtP and the fans, please contact us!
Added an article about Gary Brooker from a 1995 tabloid newspaper in the UK (thanks, Phil)
From time to time we add examples to the page of Procol mondegreens, which has lately attracted some nice attention on 'The Beanstalk', the Procol Harum Interactive Message List, which you can join by visiting this page (thanks, Peter)
Added an advertisement relating to the last Procol Harum tour of the UK : 1995's 'Bucket and Spade' tour, as Geoff Whitehorn called it.
Read more about Procol's 1995 activities, including reviews from The Guardian, The Times, and The Evening Standard
Added an unexpected cover version: Too Much Between Us (thanks, Jonas)
Note: a new version of this fine song is among the 40 tracks on the new Palers' Project record, From Shadow to Shadow. We do not yet have a release date for this long-awaited 2CD album, but we do hope to offer a special pre-release price for 'Beyond the Pale' visitors. So watch this page in coming weeks.
Added a ticket (and a little concert-review) from 15 July 1972 (thanks, Litt)
Added a ticket from 6 March 2003 ... way back when few of us had heard The Well's on Fire (thanks, Chris)
Added a a graphic from 6 March 2003 (thanks, Chris)
Added one more page of pictures from Gary Brooker's triumphant closing show at the Guildford Civic on 4 January this year
Added a page about the memorial service for Paler Gothic Harris (thanks Jeremy, Jill and One-Eye)
Added a nice Richmond ticket to the collection here (thanks, Litt)
Remind yourself of our page about Procol's 1995 tour. Did you see any of these gigs, and have you got any souvenirs that BtP could publish?
Added a further page of pictures from Gary Brooker's triumphant closing show at the Guildford Civic on 4 January this year
Added another page of pictures from Gary Brooker's triumphant closing show at the Guildford Civic on 4 January this year
Added more pieces to the '"Whiter Shade of Pale" in Common Parlance' page. Search for 'Lord Hutton', 'Hutton', 'Nicole Kidman' and Billy Connolly' (thanks, Jonas)
Added some superstar esteem for AWSoP in the form of a revealing comment by Annie Lennox (thanks, Jonas)
Added to our AWSoP parody page with a topical line about Dick Gephardt (thanks, Jonas)
Added details of the memorial event for Gothic Harris, and some more pictures of Gothic in action (containing a small but interesting Procol coincidence, at the foot of the page) (thanks, Jeremy; thanks, Jill)
Added words of 99 Degrees, song co-authored by Keith Reid (thanks, Sam)
Added a first page showing the starry constitution of Gary Brooker and Friends at Guildford last month
Guildford was the venue, of course, for the first Procol Harum gig of the new millennium, back when they took the stage with seven musicians (to say nothing of a symphony orchestra)
February 11: RIP Gothic Harris, from LA: Procol Harum fan, Palers' Band musician, man of great charm and character
Added a tribute to our friend Gothic Harris (thanks, One-Eye)
Added one last page of pictures taken on the recent Procol Harum tour to Japan (thanks, One-Eye)
Added a further page of pictures taken on the recent Procol Harum tour to Japan (thanks, One-Eye)
Added another page of pictures taken on the recent Procol Harum tour to Japan (thanks, One-Eye)
Have a look at some of the musicians who warmed up for Gary Brooker and Friends at Guildford on 4 January 2004
Added a page of pictures taken on the recent Procol Harum tour to Japan (thanks, One-Eye)
Remind yourself of two recent pages from the Japanese tour, here and here
Added some more pictures from the opening of Procol Harum's 2003 tour (thanks, Hans)
Listen to Homburg and Boredom, arranged by the Procol fan who sent in the Dutch photos above
February 5: Sorry for late update today!
Added some pictures from the opening of Procol Harum's 2003 tour (thanks, Hans)
Have a look back at Procol at the same venue, twelve months earlier ... some band-members have changed more than others
Added a review of Procol at the Fillmore in July last year (thanks, Billie)
Remind yourself of the great evaluation of Procol Harum by Billie G Eyeball at 'Beyond the Pale' ... and visit his own website.
All the prizes from our Christmas Competitions went out by mail last month to the Triumphant Victors (thanks, John; thanks, Linda). If and when you receive yours, please let us know briefly.
Added a page that shows Procol Harum onstage in Stuttgart from an unusual angle (thanks, Wolfgang)
'Where are the gluttons, the jaded aristocrats, diseased travelers, crusty sailors? ... Brzezicki, Pegg and Whitehorn play like founding members ...'
Added an interesting review of The Well's on Fire (thanks, Billie)
Added a page about future plans at 'Beyond the Pale'
Plenty more reviews of Procol's most recent album may be found here ... do they ring true, eleven months after the album was released?
Added a second page of pictures showing the Procol soundcheck at Islington in December (thanks, One-Eye)
Read what was new on this website in previous months