Added an intriguing review of Procol Harum Live at the Union Chapel (thanks, Mark)
Remember BtP's own review of the Copenhagen Procol DVD
Added another excellent review of Procol Harum Live at the Union Chapel (thanks, Luiz)
Have a look at these reviews of Procol's last DVD
Added a 60s photograph shewing the exterior of the Shades Café, in whose basement the Paramounts were wont to play (thanks, Little Mick)
Remember to bid on the recently-discovered 60s photograph shewing the Paramounts on stage at the Shades Café : you can bid on eBay now to own a signed copy of this ... link at the foot of the page
Read more about the days of Shades
' ... was this the album everyone was waiting for the last ten years? It's hard to answer that ...'
Added a brief review of The Well's on Fire (thanks, Ken)
Added a link to Palers' Band member and Palers' Project contributor Gary Shepard's website
Added a link to Martin Awsop's amazing website on AWSoP covers
' ... Whaling Stories just drags on for far too long, almost boring the listener to tears ...'
Added a possibly contentious short review of Procol Harum Live at the BBC (thanks, Ken)
Added Maynard Ferguson to this useful schedule of non-Procol Harum covers (thanks, Sic Ron [sic!] )
Added a very rare, recently-discovered 60s photograph shewing the Paramounts on stage at the Shades Café : you can bid on eBay now to own a signed copy of this ... link at the foot of the page (thanks, Little Mick)
See more Paramounts pictures
' ... a couple of the more thoughtful lyrics are matched with boring music, though, such as The Emperor's New Clothes ...'
Added a brief review of The Well's on Fire (thanks, Ken)
Added a graphic to this Oslo gig page (thanks, Chris)
'A brighter shade of medium' ... added a thoughtful paragraph glossing the title of the famous song (thanks, Doug)
Added some more to the page about Annie Lennox and A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Jonas)
Added a new review of From Shadow to Shadow, and some interesting comments about the difference between a tribute album and a covers album ... well worth reading! (thanks, Bert)
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Added a couple of Vancouver tickets to this page; likewise a ticket from Seattle and another from Portland; these are replicated here, here and here. Tickets and stubs are always welcome so please scan or photograph any specimens you may have, and mail them to us
'Like an old married couple they tolerate each other's foibles, well aware that they are indispensable to each other ...'
Added an interesting, short review
of the new Procol Harum DVD, Live at the Union Chapel
Added a couple of nice Procol tickets (more always welcome!) from Stockholm and from San Diego (thanks, Chris; thanks, One-Horn!)
'We are not talking about satire; this is cold and calculating realism ...'
Added another interesting piece about The Well's on Fire to our page of album reviews (thanks, Zongoo)
September 17: RIP Johnny Ramone
Very nice to see Procol Harum at No 3 in this DVD chart ... and hats off to Norway's NRK1 for broadcasting on hour of 'Live at Union Chapel' in the wee small hours of 18 September.
"I have never listened to Procol Harum. I know very little of them and therefore I can't compare these covers to the original tracks."
Interesting to read a review of a Palers' Project album (towit, Lost in the Looking-Glass) from someone who heard the cover versions before hearing the originals! (thanks, Sarah)
Added a handwritten setlist to the Seattle gig page (thanks, One-Eye)
Added a page of souvenir photos from Procol Harum's visit to California last summer (thanks, Robert)
More about Don Leslie here, and the chance for organists and fans to send a note to his family (thanks, Brent)
Added a Fillmore ticket here and here (thanks, Robert)
Added a French ticket here (thanks, François)
And a Mancunian ticket here (thanks, Dave)
Added a page of good pictures from No Stiletto Shoes' most recent gig in Southend (thanks, Hans)
Added the eighth in our sequence of pages, in which you may read the Keith Reid profile from the concert programme for Procol Harum's recital at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1973 (thanks, Roxie; thanks, Jill)
So it's a good time to re-read this extremely revealing Keith Reid interview from the same year
September 12: RIP Ernie Ball, without whose strings ...
Added a survey of some of the features of the Home album (thanks, Sam)
In which connection, why not re-read this interesting post-Home interview?
Added the seventh in our series of pages, in which you may read the Gary Brooker profile from the concert programme for Procol Harum's recital at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1973 (thanks, Roxie; thanks, Jill)
Added a pleasing letter to Goldmine, which has always given good columnage to BJ Wilson (thanks, Dennis)
' ... this is a perfectly nice listen ...'
Added a final review, in this provocative sequence, of the most recent Procol Harum album, The Well's on Fire (thanks, John)
Has this album got 'a concept'? And were the previous albums concept albums?
Added a page about Don Leslie, inventor of the Leslie speaker-cabinet, who died lately (thanks, Jeremy)
Don't miss the Eagle e-card of the Islington DVD ... film-clips with sound, still photos etc
Added the sixth in our series of pages, in which you may read 'Procol's Progress to Grand Hotel' from the concert programme for Procol Harum's recital at the Hollywood Bowl in September 1973 (thanks, Roxie; thanks, Jill)
In which connection, remind yourself of the excellent photo-outtakes from the Grand Hotel session.
"Everyone in the band performs extremely well. Procol Harum are a very
exciting band and I'm so honoured to have been there" writes our
correspondent in this second BtP review
of the new Procol Harum DVD, Live at the Union Chapel (thanks,
Maybe now is the time to re-read our first review of the first Procol concert DVD ...
Sometimes the BtP team likes to sit on an article for a while, and not release it to the world until we're ready to marvel at it with hindsight.
Added, therefore, a Procoholic jeu d'ésprit about the Periodic Table and various other chemical matters (thanks, Jonas and all)
In which connection, what was it like as a Procol Harum fan behind the Iron Curtain?
September 5: RIP Don Leslie, inventor of the indispensible Hammond organ accesory
"'I beheld the flaming chariot' that night – I am still on a high ... "
Added a second page of photographs from the night of the Islington DVD (thanks, Unsteady Freddie)
More pictures of, and by, Unsteady Freddie, that you may have forgotten
September 4: More than fifty Union Chapel DVDs shipped from Amazon UK to Palers yesterday: more to be shipped in coming days, and US release is only about two weeks away :-)
Added the liner note from Procol Harum's excellent new DVD, Live at the Union Chapel
"Experiencing that 'new record out today' feeling first experienced in 1964 (With the Beatles), only really surpassed by good gigs and having children ..." writes our correspondent, having just driven 84 miles to get his copy, and filed a first BtP review of the new Procol Harum DVD, Live at the Union Chapel (thanks, Charlie)
Added the second of two pages allowing readers to find out what Gary Brooker says on the new Procol 'Union Chapel' DVD in the 'interactive interview' section (thanks, Jill)
Added another fan's rebuttal of the recent, scathing Prodigal Stranger CD review that we published (thanks, Pam)
September 1: RIP Carl Wayne
Added the first of two pages allowing readers to find out what Gary Brooker says on the new Procol 'Union Chapel' DVD in the 'interactive interview' section (thanks, Jill)
Added a fan's rebuttal of the recent, scathing Prodigal Stranger CD review that we published (thanks, One-Eye)
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