Procol Harum

the Pale

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Procol Harum at Westhampton, NY, USA

Setlist 13 July 2014

Brooker (in bare feet), Dunn, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn

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Tune-Up (includes segment of Stoke Poges)
1 Kaleidoscope
2 Homburg
3 Wall Street Blues (spoken introduction over the music; new, extempore verse; terrific guitar solo build-up)
4 Simple Sister
5 Grand Hotel
6 An Old English Dream
7 A Salty Dog


8 The VIP Room
Discussion of 'Blind Tiny Tim' and 'Barbecue Bob. 'I don't know any Latins,' says GB. Shortly afterwards GB says 'amo amas amat' to which GW replies 'amamus amatis amant'. ('You don't have to go to a bad school to play the blues,' he said after the show)
9 Pandora's Box
Hilarious chat about suing people, including The Finnish Highways Department for an unsecured log ('foreseeable risk' was added to the conversation by Geoff Dunn's legally-trained daughter, in the wings); Mandrax for supplying a drug that didn't mix well with drink; several whisky companies; and Boots the Chemist 'for supplying an insect-repellent that turned out to be inflammable)
10 As Strong as Samson (delicious bass work, then GB's complaint, 'God, the things I have to sing')
11 Beyond the Pale ('In Iceland I ate puffin and chips'; Josh squirrels in a snatch of The Sailor's Hornpipe mid-song)
12 A Rum Tale (perfect! Josh again squirrels in a snatch of The Sailor's Hornpipe)
13 Shine on Brightly
14 A Whiter Shade of Pale (perfect: three verses, piano solo, excellent guitar solo, organ solo)


15 Conquistador

15 songs altogether: 2 From Procol Harum 1 from Shine on Brightly
1 From A Salty Dog   From Home 1 from Broken Barricades
2 From Grand Hotel 2 From Exotic Birds and Fruit 1 from Procol's Ninth
  From Something Magic   From The Prodigal Stranger 3 from The Well's on Fire
2 non-album tracks   Not yet recorded in studios

Analogue mixing desk, Leslie 122 > brilliant, clear, precise house sound from Geoff Curtis

Gary Brooker in exceptional spirits, sitting at the piano in bare feet, adjusting the mic height because I'm not as tall as I would be if I had shoes on'. GB played some inventive keyboard work, and was in very good voice, and uttering numerous baffling and hilarious asides, often in dialogue with Geoff Whitehorn


Procol dates in 2014 | Setlist

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