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Procol Harum at Longwood Gardens, PA, USA

Wednesday 16 June 2010

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 (notes here on how to do it)!

Cerdes (Outside the Gates of)
Broken Barricades
(nice fill by Geoff D)
One Eye on the Future
The Devil Came from Kansas
As Strong as Samson
Grand Hotel
Wall Street Blues
(great work by both Geoffs)
The Blink of an Eye
Robert's Box
(Gary’s voice started to go)
Strangers in Space
A bit of James Brown (Get on Up)
Sister Mary
A Salty Dog


Whisky Train
A Whiter Shade of Pale
(3 verses)

Sound-check (shorter than Atlantic City)

A Salty Dog (pizzicato string part from the end) and Conquistador (trumpet) on the Motif.
Strangers in Space
Grand Hotel (GB: 'Tonight we eat fish and chips'; likewise GW on the backup vocals)
Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)
Whaling Stories (from 'daybreak' to end. Extraordinarily beautiful choir on the Motif)
Over the Rainbow (prominent guitar and GB vocal)
Aqualung (GW, guitar) just a few chords
Blink of an Eye (complete)
Pandora's Box ( a few brief seconds)
Great Balls of Fire (a few brief seconds)

Thanks, Evan

Band-copy of the setlist signed by the five performing members backstage after the show at Longwood Gardens, Pa. The actual set-list differed in several regards. The sixth signature, near Grand Hotel, is that of Spencer Zahn, who was in attendance with his family, and who illustrated the Grand Hotel album (thanks, Evan)



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 2 Not yet released in studio versions  

'Just in from a great PH show!' (writes Bill Mounce, a long-standing and valued BtP contributor). 'Michael Tearson, an influential Philly DJ who promoted Procol Harum in the early days, introduced them.  Gary was in excellent voice;  the sound was very good after the first couple of songs.  Gary talked a lot, was very funny.  He commented that Longwood Gardens, a huge public gardens, reminded him of George Harrison’s property, only smaller!  I had not seen Dunn or Phillips before, impressed with both and looking forward to hearing what they do with new material.  I heard the same old grumblings, ‘he’s not BJ’, ‘you shouldn’t do Whisky Train without Trower’… well, bullsh*t!, they did a great job interpreting existing songs, and as I say, I look forward to hearing how they handle new stuff.' BtP thanks BfP

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