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Procol Harum at Drammen, Norway

Runar Todok 10 October 2009


Runar Todok (Palers' Band 2001) writes to BtP:

So good to se that Gary had recovered from the Finland accident!

The sound was excellent and I must say the guys had a lot of nerve to perform (relatively speaking) so many new songs for such a grown-up audience, most likely hearing these songs for the first (and maybe last) time.

Probably a (big?) challenge to the band, but when Gary set out with Hong Kong Blues (as recorded by George Harrison), it was big fun for (at least some of) the audience. Keeps the guys 'tip toe', that's for sure!
 
I had a chance to see the tribute concert for George fairly recently and to my surprise and joy experienced Gary on piano, performing excellently. Although I didn't think Sister Mary passed the test, the other new tracks certainly did.
 
My fellow mates commented that they'd appreciate a bit more of Josh's Hammond throughout, and being a (not worthy) organ grinder myself I have to concur. Josh's "Motif" fitted in perfectly in the music where it should but absolutely NOT on top of the B 3.

Hey, Josh: f you have to put anything on top of a vintage Hammond, it should only be beer, full ashtrays, a bottle of wine or women's stockings... and a board of keys placed there certainly cannot extend the square size of the organ top shelf! Blasphemy!
 
But all in all these are small details in an over all splendid show! Thank, guys, and welcome back the sooner the better!

(little does Runar realise, in his comments above, that this is no vintage B3,
but Josh's own brand-new digital Hammond)
 



Five Procolers in mid-flow



Dramatic illuminations ... not quite the Northern Lights, however

Mr Whitehorn

Procol Harum say goodbye to an excellent crowd

 

 

 

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