These excerpts from New Musical Express, kindly selected for 'Beyond the Pale' by Yan Friis, show Procol announcing American dates; meanwhile news of an extended track on the next album is leaking out.
Front page: Full page advertisement for Toby Twirl’s Back In Time / The Fantasy World Of Harry Faversham (Decca)
Main feature headlines:
Concluding BARRY CAWTHERAY’S account of the WALKERS’ Japanese tour
BROTHERS NO MORE!
ROLLING STONE CHARLIE WATTS TAKES OVER MANSION OF FIRST ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY! by Keith Altham
Tipped for Charts by Derek Johnson:
Foundations, Back On My Feet Again
PJ Proby, It’s Your Day Today
NME Top 5
1 (5) The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde, Georgie Fame
2 (3) Walk Away Renee, Four Tops
3 (2) Daydream Believer, Monkees
4 (1) Hello, Goodbye, Beatles
5 (20) Everlasting Love, Love Affair
PROCOL’S FIRST US CONCERTS
Procol Harum will undertake its second US concert tour at the end of March, playing four weeks of dates in principal cities from coast to coast. The group flies to Paris this weekend for a TV show before travelling on to Cannes for the Midem Festival. It returns to Britain for its Boston Gliderdrome date on January 27.
The following week, Harum will be in the recording studio completing its second album – one of the tracks already cut for this LP runs for nine minutes. The group’s next single, for mid February release, has already been recorded. Promotional TV appearances will be undertaken before Procol leaves for its 12-day German tour on February 27.
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