Procol Harum

the Pale

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Procol Harum at Sønderborg, Denmark

Setlist: 8 November 2006

Brooker, Dunn, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn
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Set one

Conquistador (Gary back on the RD 600 piano for this show)
Shine on Brightly (nice organ, very nice drums)
Grand Hotel (with 'half tango': not quite like Over the Rainbow)
One Eye on the Future
An Old English Dream (piano intro, the minor AWSoP; afterwards a namecheck for GW, 'fifteen years with Procol Harum')
Homburg ('a song for people who like to wear strange hats'. Unusual organ part; and GB solicited audience sing-along)
Robert's Box ('We haven't played this for a long time. In fact we haven't played it [sic] since the 1970s')
Simple Sister (excellent drums)

Set two

Bringing Home the Bacon
Pandora's Box (nice organ; GB explains about Ledreborg concerts: 'best orchestra and choir we've ever played with')
Fat Cats (very good singing from Geoff W; GB namechecks Geoff Dunn, 'doing a great job')
Something Following Me ('We'd like to play a simple song, with just 7 chords, or 9; under 25 at any rate')
Something Magic (nice to hear Josh on Hammond)
Juicy John Pink (very harmonic and dynamic; a new interpretation, with whole band; very well-received)
Barnyard Story (audience went mad! At least ten requests for this number at the mercho stall afterwards)
A Salty Dog (terrific Brooker vocal ... superb breath-control, hard to think of a better performance)


Whisky Train (setlist specified VIP Room: but GB calls out for the Bartender! Drum solo worked well and went down well)
A Whiter Shade of Pale ('Every night has to end, and I like to end by playing an English Suite'. But GB plays not an English Suite  but Air on a G String which most of the crowd took for AWSoP; > When a Man Loves a Woman (one verse) > No Woman No Cry (one verse) > AWSoP



songs altogether:


From Procol Harum


from Shine on Brightly


From  A Salty Dog


From  Home


from  Broken Barricades


From  Grand Hotel


From Exotic Birds and Fruit


from Procol's Ninth


From Something Magic


From The Prodigal Stranger


from The Well's on Fire

2 non-album tracks 1 Unrecorded song 1 Brooker solo item

Very small, crowded venue (tickets had been sold for a larger venue that wasn't finished). Band in very good shape, with lots of humour and fun on stage and much talking between songs. 'We've played 867 concerts this year,' Gary claimed at one stage (in Something Following Me he seemed transported, playing 'bar-room' piano as if for himself, while GW soloed). Very nice people at the venue, nice audience too. Lights done with great finesse, fitting the mood and structure of the songs (insider knowledge!) Thanks, Thomas, for text and image

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