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Christmas Conundrums 2002

Question of the Day : 2 January 2003

Over the twelve days of Christmas we are setting quiz questions about the following Procolesque albums (only): Procol Harum 1967, Shine on Brightly, A Salty Dog, Home, Broken Barricades, Live at Edmonton, Grand Hotel, Exotic Birds and Fruit, Procol's Ninth, Something Magic, The Prodigal Stranger, The Long Goodbye (The Symphonic Music), and The Well's on Fire.

Carefully read and answer the questions below. The answer is always the name of a Procol album as listed above. If you get them right you will find that the answers are all different, except one. To put it another way, just two of the answers will be the same, and that's the Album of the Day. To win, just write down the Album of the Day from each instalment, and on the last day we shall tell you what to do with them, in order to win your choice from the list of Fab Prizes.

Preamble over: here are today's nine questions! (to find previous questions, look here). Follow the clues if you like, or use the BtP search-engine


On this album Gary plays a Moog synthesiser, though this ain't mentioned on the cover ... in 1971 we all thought it was a flute, didn't we?


A great lyric from this album went 'under the carpet' according to Keith Reid, though it 'was a picture of me and how I was feeling at that time'. The song was recreated with 'very tasty soloing' by the Palers' Band in Manchester, 2001


This album is sometimes offered for sake under the title, 'Whoosh' ... have a look at your copy of Cube 853002.


In its original UK-release running-order, this 60s album starts with a four-note rising instrumental phrase very reminiscent of the start of the Paramounts' Poison Ivy : clue


This album opens with some drumming by a musician making his sole credited contribution to any official Procol Harum recorded track.


This album contains a track, at the end of one vinyl side, that fades out, then fades in again ... though the same track, on a single, behaves differently


At one stage Procol Harum were planning to use the voice of James Mason on this album


This album, which contains no orchestra, contains the sung words, 'I wandered through my playing-cards', and it has never been issued in a form lacking those words ... so you might want to think about that for a second or two.


This album cover has an enigmatic, swirling, reddish cover ... the central image is ambiguous but it certainly shows an elbow ...


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