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Procol Harum at Zurich, Switzerland

Setlist: 31 October 2006

Brooker, Dunn, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn
If you were able to get to this gig, please send us all your pictures, memorabilia, interviews and so forth!

NB whenever we exhibit a ticket for an event that hasn't yet taken place it's always subtly altered to Soundcheck
Josh setting Motif / bits of Perpetual Motion / A Salty Dog
Geoff Dunn warming up with various rhythms / bits of Pink Floyd with Gary on Hammond / Gary Hammond bits of Pandora's Box / Josh setting the piano with Johnny
Gary bits of Whaling Stories on organ
Conquistador part, no vox / short blues riff jam
Gary using the Yamaha again - appears they are having trouble with the settings / Gary playing a test
Fat Cats
She Wandered Through the Garden Fence
Butterfly Boys /
Bit of A Rum Tale no vox
A Salty Dog
mostly no vox / Conquistador no vox

Set one

Shine On Brightly
Grand Hotel
One Eye on the Future ('we took this one from the archive...')
An Old English Dream
Perpetual Motion
Simple Sister

Set two

Bringing Home the Bacon
Pandora's Box
Fat Cats
Something Following Me (for me the absolute highlight of the evening, played very bluesy ; Gary had verses two and three in the wrong sequence, no problem though. Gary mentioned that this was one of the first Procol songs he ever wrote, '... when I was three years old ...')
Something Magic (reference to Hallowe'en)
Juicy John Pink
Barnyard Story (just fantastic!)
A Salty Dog


The VIP Room (after the first good-bye and long applause, the band did not leave the stage but went right into this first encore, left after it)
A Whiter Shade of Pale (including the mermaid verse; long musical introduction that went through some chords of a Beatles song, Air on a G-String, No Woman No Cry, When A Man Loves a Woman, and finally gliding into the famous opening of AWSoP. What a way to start this song!)



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

2 non-album tracks 1 Unrecorded songs 1 Brooker solo item

Song notes above by Ernst Schuiki, who adds: 'After three years, good news from Zurich again. Procol Harum played a wonderful gig to an excited crowd at the Kongresshaus tonight. It was my first exposure to the post-Matthew Fisher line-up, and I have to say that Josh Phillips did a marvellous job on the Hammond organ. Geoff Dunn also fits in seamlessly considering his very short time of rehearsal and learning. Gary was very relaxed and charming as always. His voice to me is a  miracle, no signs of age there! Many songs on the setlist that I haven't heard live before.' Thanks, Ernst; thanks One-Eye for the soundcheck notes

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