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What was new at 'Beyond the Pale'

May 2011


May 31:

Added the twelfth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)


May 30:

'... I was absolutely heartbroken at not being able to take part in this event and felt like I’d let Gary down ...'

Added another exclusive from Darryl Way's autobiography, in which we learn of the development of Gary's 'other' projects, No Stiletto Shoes and Band du Lac, and about the improvisational difficulties that face musicians from a fundamentally classical background (many thanks, Darryl)


May 29: Happy Birthday Gary Brooker (1945)

'... It was a great honour for me to meet the person who had created such an iconic piece of music ...'

Added a fascinating Brooker memoir by the violinist from Curved Air from his (unpublished) autobiography (many thanks, Darryl)

More about Darryl Way's relationship to Procol Harum in this article
 


May 28: RIP Gil Scott-Heron  Procol Harum play the Kl°ften Festival in four weeks' time

' ... more complete and confident than anything he has done in a while ...'

Added a perceptive and sympathetic review of the most recent Robin Trower album

Thanks to recent orders the Procol Harum Grand Hotel tour tee-shirts are now sold out except for the Extra-Large size.

This does not affect the tee-shirts special offer here

Plus ... 'Beyond the Pale' continues to recommend Bristol band Phantom Limb (join their mailing list!): as if any further endorsement were needed, here's a live review from Classic Rock


May 27:

Added two interesting graphical items to the foot of this compendious page


May 26:

Added the eleventh page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)


May 25:

Added a second page of Procol soundcheck pictures


May 24:

Added a page of Procol soundcheck pictures from last summer


May 23: RIP Kathy Kirby

Added a page of photographs from Copenhagen, Denmark, taken in January 2011 but with no immediate Procol Harum content at all (thanks, Unsteady Freddie)


May 22:

Added the tenth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)


May 21: Procol Harum play the Kl°ften Festival in five weeks' time

Added a fourth page of photographs of Procol Harum's return visit to the KeiteleJazz festival


May 20:

Added the ninth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)


May 19:

Added a third page of photographs of Procol Harum's return visit to the KeiteleJazz festival

Added news of Gary Brooker's final Band du Lac concert

Routinely updated this page


May 18:

Added the eighth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)


May 17:

Added a second page of photographs of Procol Harum's return visit to the KeiteleJazz festival

 

 

Norwegian National Day

May 16:

Added the seventh page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)


May 15:

Added a page of photographs of Procol Harum's return visit to the KeiteleJazz festival


May 14: Procol Harum play the Kl°ften Festival in six weeks' time

Added news of a significant new book – fascinating to anyone interested in one of the most swingeing changes to affect the United Kingdom during the rock'n'roll era – by a hardcore Procol Harum fan (thanks, Jeff)

Routinely updated this useful page


May 13:

'Perhaps, under George Martin’s polished production, and his sidemen’s polished performances, there’s a more personal album ...'

Added a personal take on the first Gary Brooker solo album (thanks, Ross)


May 12:

'There's one killer song – All Our Dreams Are Sold ...'

Added a brief review of The Prodigal Stranger

Added a contemporary English cover of Senza Luce to this page (search for 'Potts') (thanks, Joan)


May 11:

Added a third and final page of No Stiletto Shoes shots from 10 December 2010

May 10:  

'Gary Brooker has a lucky love-relationship with dark and secretive minor chords ...'

Added another Danish newspaper article relating to January's fantastic mini-tour


May 9: RIP Cornell Dupree

Added a tenth and final page of photographs of Procol Harum with chorus and orchestra in Copenhagen (thanks, Thomas)

May 8:

Added the sixth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)

May 7: Procol Harum play the Kl°ften Festival in seven weeks' time

'My life was changed forever ...'

Added two archival snippets about Procol Harum on an early foray into the USA (also of interest to Slithy Toves fans) (thanks, Ross)


May 6:

Added a review of the fine Salvo Something Magic reissue (if you have the liner-notes to hand, compare the wording!) (thanks, Anvil)

May 5:

Added a Toronto concert date here, removed a Rochester ticket stub erroneously placed here and inserted it in its rightful place here  (thanks, Frans)

Chris Copping is playing (with the Dingoes) on Sunday at a tribute gig. Prof Copping will be in Brisbane, en route to the gig, on Saturday night: let us know if you'd be free to meet him for a beer or two ...


May 4:

Added the fifth page of a detailed sequence of Procol concert shots (thanks, Demetrio)

May 3:

Added a contribution about the perennial fascination with 'meaning' in A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Brian)

May 2:

Added a page showing some of the events before Procol Harum's Northernmost gig in Norway


May Day:

Added a promising page about a Gary Brooker solo-album re-release with a couple of bonus-tracks including a Brooker/Reid song (thanks, Vicky)


Read what was new on this website in previous months


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