Procol Harum

the Pale

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The Ghosts of A Whiter Shade of Pale

Some five-star snippets, collected

“Henry Scott-Irvine must be congratulated on delivering the best musical biography which I have ever read... With interesting insights from Martin Scorsese, Sir Alan Parker, Jimmy Page and Sebastian Faulks [MBE] this is a must for your bookshelf. Rush out and buy this book right now. You will not regret it.” John Bobin [bass player from Legend, The Fingers, Mickey Jupp]. 5 Star customer review here

“Fascinating biog of the under-appreciated pioneers ... It’s a sterling tribute to a group who, with their surrealism and soul, did more for the prog cause than is usually recognised.” Chris Roberts Classic Rock Presents Prog Page 107, November 2012.

“...a thorough, highly readable and very impressive biography of the near-half decade [sic] history of the band, and one well worth investing in." David Flint, November 2012, here

“Very well researched and written ... Lots of rare photographs and plenty of fascinating trivia, too.” 5 Star customer review from Charlie Allison, November 2012, here

“Scott-Irvine deftly weaves into each era of the band and covers many of their seminal recordings... this is a great history of a timeless band.” 5 star customer review written by thegnuewe (Boynton Beach, Florida, USA) here

“A must read for all Procol fans and those curious about the music of the late 60s to late 70s. I was continuously reminded how very, very good this band was and continues to be, which surely can be attributed to the consistent quality of material produced by Brooker and Reid. Thanx Henry!” 5 star customer review from Robert Lawrie here 

“The author has deftly surveyed the landscape surrounding Procol Harum and presented us with a rich array of band history, anecdotes from band members and insight into the devilish machinations of the music industry.” 5 star customer review from Satch Dobrey, November 2012, here.

Thanks, Henry!

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