Added a page depicting the 2009 Procol European Autumn tour tee-shirt ... more Procol Harum tee-shirt snaps are welcome, of course: click here
Added a footnote to this page, and a 'Musical Fish' teeshirt here (thanks, Maurice)
With great regret we announce the passing, on 24 January 2010 at the University Hospital, Regensburg, of
Ethan Reilly, charitable musician, BtP reviewer and immaculate Palers' Project contributor.
All are invited to the farewell ceremony at the Dreifaltigkeitsberg
cemetery in Regensburg on 29
January at 2.15 pm:
Sail on, Ethan!
Added the first pieces of reader feedback to our page of Dave Ball's contribution about 1971 Procol dates. Please keep it coming!
'Beyond the Pale' relies greatly – indeed is largely based on – feedback and facts from Procol-minded people who write in. Four points arising in the course of the last 24 hours, therefore!
1. Regarding yesterday's item, about the statistics relating to countries from which BtP is visited: yes, the counter is still on the 'What's New' page ... scroll down and have a look at it! (If the numbers look different, that's because it's 24 hours since we made the table). You can read a previous announcement, heralding this counter exactly one year ago,
2. Good point: we've added a table to that page showing the 'rank order' of countries according to their absolute scores (obviously, this gives a very different order from the original table showing the scores relative to the countries' populations).
3. To our Canadian friends ... sorry, we referred to the upcoming Procol Harum dates as being 'in the USA' though we do know very well that Toronto is not in America. A question of judgment decided in haste ... the dates had just been confirmed and we were rushing to get the news out (thank you, Martin)
4 Added about 20 American (and Canadian!) Procol Harum dates ... feedback welcome! (thanks, Dave)
Added six concert dates – here, here, here, here, here and here – for Procol Harum in the summer (thanks, Chris)
We understand that the confirmation of these dates means that Procol's planned recording has been moved to later in the year
Added news of an interesting upcoming gig featuring a popular Procoler (thanks, Henry)
January 21: RIP Ed Thigpen
Updated Jupp links here (thanks, Lars)
Added a page depicting the 2007 Brooker and Reid: Procol Rarum tee-shirt ... more Procol Harum tee-shirt snaps are welcome, of course: click here
January 19: RIP Kate McGarrigle
January 18:Added the words of a hitherto-missing Brooker/Reid song
Added a review of the second pair of Salvo Procol re-issues
'Mabel and ’Twas Teatime ... seemed very out of place in the order of the album ... they did disappoint me and a lot of Procol fans ...'
Added a personal review of Something Magic in the Salvo reissue series (thanks, Fred)
January 15:Added a personal review of Something Magic – to a 1977 concert-review by the same author (thanks, Alfred)
January 14: RIP Teddy Pendergrass'Brooker, as a tunesmith, brilliantly realised the often difficult task of setting Keith Reid’s idiosyncratic lyrical barbs to memorable music'
Added a review of the first couple of Salvo Procol re-issues
festival review, under a fairly loathsome poster
Added a photo-report about Gary Brooker's sideman appearance at the start of the year (thanks, Paul)
January 11: RIP Mick Green (BtP picture)
Can I go back to the past a little bit?
Is it okay with you?
Yeah, of course.
You had a long relationship with Gary Brooker ...
Added a good-length Robin Trower interview (thanks, Bradshaw)
January 10: RIP Tony Clarke
Added a page depicting the tee-shirt from the 2006 Ledreborg shows ... more Procol Harum tee-shirt snaps are welcome, of course: click here
For the growing numbers of Procoloid converts to Bristol's
Phantom Limb: listen to
radio show, scrolling to 2:14:00 for a great song and
some farsighted comments
As the UK suffers its worst and most prolonged cold weather for a generation, Procol Harum were obliged to cancelled today's studio session: '... we were all snowed in ...' (thanks, Chris)
Added the twelfth and final instalment in this Winterval's Procol puzzles – and a thirteenth instruction that tells you what you have to do to win your choice of prizes.
Added the eleventh and penultimate
instalment in this Winterval's Procol puzzles.
Remember that only audio CDs (not the box set's DVD) feature in the daily soundclips
Added the tenth and antepenultimate instalment in this Winterval's Procol puzzles.
Remember to consider the tracks that feature on the two Salvo compilations, as well as having been reissued on their parent albums
New Year's Day:
Happy New Decade!
Added the eighth instalment in this Winterval's Procol puzzles, and watch out for bonus tracks!
Read what was new on this website in previous months