The long-awaited 'Procol Harum: The Ghosts of A Whiter Shade of Pale'
– publishing début by Procol maven Henry Scott-Irvine, issued through
Omnibus Press and released in November 2012 globally in English (soon to be
available in five languages). It charts the story of Procol Harum from their
childhood days until 2012. Here's a
close-up of the cover |
Henry promises some 80,000 words of his own, dealing with the history of the band 'from 1960 to 2012'; Martin Scorsese wrote the exclusive Foreword, Sir Alan Parker wrote the exclusive Introduction, Sebastian Faulks wrote the exclusive Afterword and Will Birch provided the Indexing. (Birch on Procol here)
'We have over 50 photographs in this 100,000 word 300-page hard-back rock biography,' writes Henry to BtP. 'Some pictures have never seen the light of day until now: in particular Procol at Advision Studios in July 1967; Procol live at The Fillmore West in 1968; the San Francisco Pop Festival 1968; the Constitution Hall in Washington DC 1969 and the Hollywood Bowl in 1973, among others.
'Importantly I have interviews with virtually everyone who
has ever been in Procol Harum – bar the bass players and two of the current
line-up. There is also a 10,000 word prequel about The Paramounts, too,
naming all of their 'lost' TV appearances and featuring interviews with
every member including archival quotes from the late BJ Wilson.
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|Henry's own blog about the book is also worth a visit: click here|