BtP presents • Procol Harum's 40th Birthday Celebrations • 20 / 21 July 2007
'Beyond the Pale' presents
Gary Brooker and Guests
This unique event is intended to give all Procol Harum fans the chance to
hear some of the legendary Brooker / Reid songs
that cannot be found in a conventional CD collection. Gary tells us that the programme will be drawn from the following:
• songs that Procol Harum played live, but never recorded
• songs that have not been played outside the studio
• Brooker / Reid songs predating the formation of Procol Harum
• Brooker / Reid film soundtrack material
• Alternative versions of familiar Procol Harum songs
• Intimate voice-and-piano performance of songs familiar from Procol concerts
The musicians: drummer Martin Wright, bassist Dave Bronze, reedsman Frank Mead, guitarist Tim Renwick
with Procol regulars Geoff Whitehorn, Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips, and ace guitarist Dave Ball
Keith Reid of course topped the guest-list!
Doors open 6.30 pm • Support was provided by The Palers' Project: setlist here
Programme: read it here
Merchandise to include the first-ever Brooker/Reid tee-shirt (thanks, Christine)
Tickets at £22.50 and £19.50 went on sale to the general public on 1 June 2007 at St John's box-office
|Palers' booking opened 3 May 2007:
We had a number of prime seats for visitors to 'Beyond the Pale', sold first-come-first-served: see diagram, right.
How to get there
Underground: Westminster (District, Circle and Jubilee lines), St. James's Park (District and Circle lines) Victoria (District, Circle and Victoria lines).
Buses: 3, 87 to Millbank (Lambeth Bridge); C10, 507 to Horseferry Road (Lambeth Bridge); 88 to Marsham Street.
Mainline railway stations: Victoria, Waterloo, Charing Cross.
Car-parking: Parking meters are in operation during the day, Monday-Friday. In the evenings and at weekends there is usually ample space locally.
St John's, Smith Square is a short walk (ten minutes or so) from Westminster Underground Station (District, Circle and Jubilee lines). The walk takes you through one of the most historical parts of London, past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
St John's, Smith Square, in the heart of Westminster, is one of London's major concert venues and favourite historic buildings. Valued for its superb acoustic, it presents an extremely varied programme of classical music throughout the concert season, ranging from choirs and symphony orchestras to solo instrumental recitals.
Built in 1728, and restored after damage in the Second World War, St John's is one of the finest examples of English Baroque architecture and is considered a masterpiece of this style.
More about the 40th anniversary celebrations | Setlist from this gig | Basecamp Hotels for 20 / 21 July: click here