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Procol Harum's European Tour, 2002

A summary survey of the songs the band played


In the darkness of the Vega auditorium a Danish fan asked me, 'Why do you write down the set? Does it vary from night to night?' Well yes, it does, and this table shows exactly how often and where in the set schedule particular songs cropped up on the Summer European Tour, 2002, at the gigs scheduled for Newcastle (cancelled), Croydon, Silkeborg, Copenhagen, Zoetermeer, Katowice and Bramhall (the mooted gig in Indonesia, incidentally, never took place). It would be fair to say that there are some surprises in what follows.

Procol Harum played 109 songs over six nights, averaging just over eighteen songs per gig: every album they've ever released was represented. 31 different numbers were played: six occurred once only [A Christmas Camel, Memorial Drive, A Rum Tale, Fires (Which Burnt Brightly), and the non-originals, Imagine, and No Woman No Cry]; six occurred twice only [Seem to Have the Blues (Most All of the Time), Conquistador, Shine on Brightly, Still There'll Be More, Piggy Pig Pig, Harlequin]; and four were played thrice [Whaling Stories, Bringing Home the Bacon, Typewriter Torment, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle]

Four numbers were heard four times [Repent Walpurgis, Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone), Wizard Man, The King of Hearts]. Three were played five times [A Salty Dog, Grand Hotel, Monsieur R Monde] and eight songs featured every night [A Whiter Shade of Pale, Homburg, She Wandered Through the Garden Fence, Beyond the Pale, As Strong as Samson, Pandora's Box, Ten Thousand Souls aka An (Old) English Dream, Theme from 'Separation']

The table below lists the tour's Procol songs (principally in order of release) specifying their sources. The column of green figures shows how often the song was played, and the red figures show not the frequency but the position of the song in the setlist of the gig named at the head of each column.

Source

Song

Qty

Croy
20

Silk
16

Cope
19

Zoet 20

Kato
20

Bram
14

Single

A Whiter Shade of Pale

6

19

16

19

17

19

14

Single

Homburg

6

6

3

3

3

3

3

1967 out-take

Seem to Have the Blues
(Most All of the Time)

2

9

 

 

 

 

8

Procol Harum 1967

Conquistador

2

 

14

 

 

15

 

Procol Harum 1967

She Wandered Through
the Garden Fence

6

13

6

7

6

6

6

Procol Harum 1967

A Christmas Camel

1

 

 

 

15

 

 

Procol Harum 1967

Repent Walpurgis

4

20

 

18

20

20

 

Shine on Brightly

Shine on Brightly

2

 

 

 

16

14

 

Shine On Brightly

Magdalene (My
Regal Zonophone)

4

4

 

4

7

5

 

A Salty Dog

A Salty Dog

5

 

12

16

14

9

7

Home

Still There'll Be More

2

 

8

10

 

 

 

Home

Piggy Pig Pig

2

2

 

 

 

13

 

Home

Whaling Stories

3

14

9

 

 

7

 

Broken Barricades

Memorial Drive

1

 

 

 

11

 

 

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

5

 

15

13

12

16

12

Grand Hotel

A Rum Tale

1

12

 

 

 

 

 

Grand Hotel

Bringing Home the Bacon

3

1

 

 

 

1

1

Grand Hotel

Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)

1

 

 

 

 

 

5

Exotic Birds and Fruit

Beyond the Pale

6

18

11

14

13

17

11

Exotic Birds and Fruit

As Strong as Samson

6

8

13

17

19

18

13

Exotic Birds and Fruit

Monsieur R Monde

5

15

4

5

4

4

 

Procol's Ninth

Pandora's Box

6

3

2

2

2

2

2

Procol's Ninth

Typewriter Torment

3

 

 

9

 

10

4

Something Magic

Wizard Man

4

11

 

12

8

11

 

The Prodigal Stranger

The Hand that Rocks
the Cradle

3

 

1

1

1

 

 

The Prodigal Stranger

The King of Hearts

4

7

5

6

5

 

 

New song

Ten Thousand Souls aka
An (Old) English Dream

6

17

7

8

9

8

9

New to repertoire

Harlequin

2

5

 

15

 

 

 

New to Repertoire

Separation

6

16

10

11

10

12

10

Lennon

Imagine

1

10

 

 

 

 

 

Marley

No Woman No Cry

1

 

 

 

18

 

 

 


 31

Different songs

4

From Procol Harum

2

from Shine on Brightly

1

From  A Salty Dog

3

From  Home

1

from  Broken Barricades

4

From  Grand Hotel

3

From Exotic Birds and Fruit

2

from Procol's Ninth

1

From Something Magic

2

From The Prodigal Stranger

6

non-album tracks

2

Non-originals

This table shows how many different songs from each source were played on the tour.


109

Songs altogether

13

From Procol Harum

6

from Shine on Brightly

5

From  A Salty Dog

7

From  Home

1

from  Broken Barricades

10

From  Grand Hotel

17

From Exotic Birds and Fruit

9

from Procol's Ninth

4

From Something Magic

7

From The Prodigal Stranger

28

non-album tracks

2

Non-originals

This table indicates how many of the tour's song-performances originated with each source.


Have a look at BtP's list of set-lists 

Procol Harum concerts in 2002: index page


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