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Procol Harum • A Salty Dog

2015 double-CD reissue from Esoteric Records

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Esoteric's press release offers the following details

• New remastered and expanded 2CD edition of this classic 1969 album

• twelve bonus tracks (five previously unreleased)

• previously unreleased BBC sessions from 1969• remastered from the original tapes

• fully-restored artwork and new liner notes

The package includes a lavishly-illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork, and features a new essay by Henry Scott-Irvine

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1969 album A SALTY DOG by PROCOL HARUM. Released in June 1969, the record followed on from the huge international success of the band’s debut single A Whiter Shade of Pale and the follow up single Homburg and the superb albums PROCOL HARUM and SHINE ON BRIGHTLY. One of the finest releases of the era A Salty Dog saw the exquisite song writing of Gary Brooker and Keith Reid honed to perfection on highlights such as the album’s title track, The Devil Came From KansasThe Wreck of the Hesperus [sic], The Milk of Human Kindness and more.

Recorded at Abbey Road studios, the album captured the excellence of the musicians in the group, namely Gary Brooker (voice, piano), Robin Trower (lead guitar), David Knights (bass guitar), BJ Wilson (drums) and Matthew Fisher (Hammond organ).


A Salty Dog
The Milk of Human Kindness
Too Much Between Us
The Devil Came From Kansas
Juicy John Pink
Wreck of The Hesperus
All This and More
Crucifiction Lane
Pilgrim's Progress


1. Skip Softly (My Moonbeams_
2. Wish Me Well
3. Long Gone Geek

“Top Gear” BBC Radio One session
6th October 1968
Previously unreleased

4. Goin’ Down Slow
5. Juicy John Pink
6. Crucifiction Lane
7. Skip Softly My Moonbeams / Also Sprach Zarathustra

Recorded live in the USA in April 1969

8. The Milk of Human Kindness

Symonds on Sunday BBC Radio One session – 20th May 1969
Previously unreleased

9. Juicy John Pink

Top Gear BBC Radio One session
27th May 1969 - Previously unreleased

10. A Salty Dog (mono single mix)
11. Long Gone Geek

A & B-sides of single

12. The Milk of Human Kindness

(Take 1 – raw backing track)
Recorded at Abbey Road studios on 31st January 1969


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