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the Pale

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Procol Harum at Snoqualmie Casino, WA, USA

Setlist: Friday 12 November 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)!

Shine on Brightly (Unsteady Freddie able to make eye contact only with GB, GW, JP in the first song ... took until third number for him to make contact with Matt Pegg)
Homburg
An Old English Dream (Gary asked for requests: Salty Dog, Whisky Train and Drunk Again offered up; unsure whether Drunk Again was a request or a confession from a fan)
Pandora's Box (very nice solo from Josh)
One Eye on the Future
Grand Hotel (Gary claiming poverty and bemoaning staying at the Motel 6 down the road ... also mimicking Victor Borge in the middle part)
Simple Sister (Geoff was moving considerably more air in this version than the one with the symphony earlier in the week ... to the delight of all)
Barnyard Story (introduced as 'a cheerful one' ... very tasteful)
Kaleidoscope (OK: this was a highlight ... shows what has always been a strength of Procol, superb ensemble playing with Mssrs Pegg and Dunn providing a rock solid foundation)
A Salty Dog
Conquistador (extended standing ovation)

Encores

Whisky Train (extended drum solo by Geoff Dunn, while Gary casually slid off stage for a drink (of whisky?))
A Whiter Shade of Pale (three verses, and nice solo from Geoff Whitehorn after second verse)

 

13

songs altogether:

2

From Procol Harum

1

from Shine on Brightly

1

From A Salty Dog

2

From Home

1

from Broken Barricades

1

From Grand Hotel

0

From Exotic Birds and Fruit

1

from Procol's Ninth

0

From Something Magic

0

From The Prodigal Stranger

1

from The Well's on Fire

2 non-album tracks 1 Not yet released as a studio recording
'There appeared to be a full house, an excellent crowd and the band was very animated ...Gary in particular,' writes our correspondent Bob Lawrie, 'No sign of fatigue from the band. .... I am formally starting a lobby that this version of Kaleidoscope finds its way on the next album. The precedent of a second recording has already been set ... this version needs to be heard: the crowd response was very positive.'

Ken Solheim adds,
'Well, I don't have pictures or memorabilia, but this was one of the best Procol concerts I have heard (fourth one...). First time was Seattle, 1971 (?); second - Boston 1992; third - Seattle 2003. The band was incredibly tight, great drumming by Geoff Dunn, the guitar work by Geoff Whitehorn was the best of the three times I've heard him.  Rounded out by Josh and Matt, the band was terrific.  Of course, Gary's vocals and piano (damn, I wish he could have a grand piano instead of an electric) were filled with energy. My wife, who heard them with me in 2003 was not expecting much as that performance was not the best late at night and to a very small crowd.  But she was smiling and rocking. The show was too short but well worth it. I hope they come out our way again.'


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