Tidied up the Grand Hotel page and added an account of the promotional press-kit that accompanied the release of the album in 1973 (thanks, Larry)
Added the ending of Brad Bradberry's review of the Westside 30th Anniversary boxed CD set, which was omitted through editorial error when it first appeared in Goldmine magazine (thanks, Joan)
Also added contact-information for The Homburg Society (thanks, Tito)
'Finally they locked us out of the studios: we had to stop, they wouldn't let us go in there any more!'
Added the text of interviews with Brooker, Fisher, Reid and Trower from the Zoo Entertainments promotional CD for The Prodigal Stranger (thanks, Antonio )
Added a link to the Norwegian record store Akers Mic's review of the 30th Anniversary boxed set. It's well-written, but as it is in Norwegian it will probably be understood by only a small minority of BtP's visitors.
The song-words are a frequently-consulted feature at 'Beyond the Pale', though not everything published here is as accurate as we would like.
Today, thanks to Keith Reid's help, we have corrected the words for the Shine On Brightly album and a couple more early 45 rpm B-sides: as far as we know there is no other authoritative published source for these words.
Also added a page for verbal variants, and Reid-type comments on same
Many thanks to Keith for his co-operation again: keep watching 'Beyond the Pale' as we upgrade the words for successive albums.
Added Radio Azzurra Novara's pre-Barbican interview with Kellogs (thanks again to Antonio Costa Barbé)
Added another extra-lexical curiosity to Dump my Thesaurus
Added the Phonogram press-release that heralded Lead Me To The Water: it tells that Gary Brooker learned orchestration from a book named Arranging Music for a Hot Dance Orchestra! (thanks, Dave Lee)
Added some great pictures of Gary Brooker from Dutch TV, February 1998 (thanks, Jos Ulijn)
'Beyond the Pale' has many visitors from all round the world. Added a list of their home countries.
Added a contemporary review of Something Magic in which Chris Copping (at last) gets a credit for his orchestration (thanks, Dave Lee)
We now know the source of our recently-added interview with Mick Grabham (thanks, Dave)
Added some more great Procol Harum pictures from Larry Pennisi's archive (thanks, Larry)
Added a review of Exotic Birds and Fruit: Brooker and Reid together 'are really the Ken Russell of the pop world' (thanks, Dave Lee)
Read Douglas Adams's introduction, barely coherent with entirely justifiable excitement, from the Redhill Concert in July 1997
Enjoy a recently-submitted picture of the AWSoP birthday cake from the Redhill party.
February 15: (uploaded prematurely, as both your Webmasters have real lives to lead on Sunday!)
Added a career-spanning interview with Mick Grabham, taking in Eight Days A Week and Wizard Man, how The Worm and the Tree was recorded in one magical day, and why he left Procol Harum ... (thanks, Dave Lee)
From Shine On: Gary Brooker's diary of the Procol 1995 US tour (thanks, Joan)
Added a review of The Prodigal Stranger better than 'latter-day Phil Collins-y stuff'! (thanks, Dave Lee)
Added the Procol Harum Mailing List Archives (thanks, Bill Hammell)
Added a long, personal history of Procol and the Paramounts from Gorilla Beat, a 1981 fanzine (thanks, Dave Lee)
Added the text of some florid but informative PH-compilation album sleeve-notes
February 9: RIP Carl Wilson God only knows what I'd be without you.
Added a Rock World review of Procol Harum in Paris, 1992 (thanks, Dave Lee)
We are sorry to report that Andrew Rogers closed down his archive of guitar tabs yesterday, but with his permission we are happy to incorporate his Procol Harum work into Beyond the Pale
Added a cover version for Souvenir of London (thanks, Jonas Søderstrøm)
The song-words pages are among the most frequently-visited sections of 'Beyond the Pale', but we are aware that not everything published there is accurate.
Today, thanks to Keith Reid's help, we have corrected the words for the Procol Harum album and some of the words for the early singles: as far as we know there is no other authoritative published source for these words. Many thanks to Keith for his co-operation here: keep watching 'Beyond the Pale' as we upgrade the words for successive albums.
Added the peculiar words of Alpha, an unrecorded gem from very early in the Procol Harum story
Added a substantial Procol Harum feature from Mojo, September 1995, incorporating a piece about Matthew Fisher: 'The 70s was like a street I shouldn't have gone down ... the one thing I've always felt totally qualified at doing is playing organ for Procol Harum'.
The Japanese have a certain way of transcribing Procol Harum song-words: some examples. (Thanks, Michael)
Added the beginnings of the Procol Harum Birthday Calendar
Added a 1995 survey from Mojo of all the Procol Harum albums so far: it also (probably) reveals the name of the original 'Liquorice John'.
Added a first-class feature by Marcelo Pereira, specially written for this (worldwide!) website. Read about the eccentric dawn of rock in the 'alternative reality' of 60s Uruguay, and enjoy numerous intriguing insights into Procol Harum and their Hispanic resonances.
Added a piece about the famous cat whose name was adopted by the famous band!
Read what was new on this website in previous months