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the Pale

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Procol Harum at Vienna, Austria

3 July 2004

 Brooker, Brzezicki, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn

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Shine on Brightly
Pandora's Box
An Old English Dream (new intro, guitar and organ solos)
The VIP Room
Grand Hotel
Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)
As Strong as Samson (big applause for Geoff's solo)
Victims of the Fury
Beyond the Pale (dedicated to 'the people who run our website')
Shadow Boxed
Simple Sister
A Salty Dog
Conquistador (new introduction from Josh Phillips)
A Whiter Shade of Pale (video clip here)

No encores

Soundcheck notes:

Strange venue. A parking lot in an industrial building. Manfred Mann will close the evening, but there is no 'headline/support' hierarchical distinction tonight

Fragments played from

The Blink of an Eye
Victims of the Fury
War is not Healthy
Barnyard Story

In the absence of Josh Phillips (flying in separately from Spain) Gary and Geoff tested the Hammond for monitors etc. Gary played fragments of AWSoP on it.


songs altogether:


From Procol Harum


from Shine on Brightly


From  A Salty Dog


From  Home


from  Broken Barricades


From  Grand Hotel


From Exotic Birds and Fruit


from Procol's Ninth


From Something Magic


From The Prodigal Stranger


from The Well's on Fire


non-album tracks

The concert was overcrowded so much so that Jens could not even buy a beer! and the band sounds 'different, not in a bad way': this could be due to any one of a number of local factors, in addition to the line-up change. Josh Phillips had a good show.


New song

Gary Brooker says he assumes that the words of the Trower / Reid Victims of the Fury are the same as those of the Brooker / Reid Victims of the Fury as played tonight: he hasn't heard both. He confirms that this is not a new piece of Procol writing, but a song that has been 'sitting around' for 24 years or so. Jens confirms that it sounds very much a Procol Harum song, perhaps in the vein of An Old English Dream when we first heard that at Croydon. Later GB played this to Roland in his studio: it's a slow, soulful song with a chorus slightly reminiscent of Without a Doubt: it's certainly nothing like the Trower setting of the same words.

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