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Procol Harum en route to the Dominion Theatre, London

Geoff Dunn, drummer and photographer, documents the Abbey Road run-up (2)




Geoff's drums, a sparse few microphones, and then the scene seen from the balcony, choir in the background

 

Josh Phillips talks with sound staff; Thomas Wyler presides over the monitor mix

View from the choir end ... there's the gallery from which the overhead shots were taken

Smiles from Procol manager Chris Cooke

Keyboardists close to their instruments; is that Josh's small Leslie behind baffles at the bottom of the shot?

The choir sit waiting; David Firman opens a bottle; a double-bass waits in its white case

Two gallery shots from the morning ... it's 11 am, orchestra not due until later

Mixing, monitors, Matt

The Commander reaches over his mic boom. The faux grand is still in use; it fell at the next hurdle, however

11:40: the fretmen in action, choir likewise. Note Dave C's crutches leaning on the drum-baffle, right

John Magner in attendance. X marks the Plexiglas.

It looks as though there's a lot of chatting going on; and then you realise
that Geoff can't be taking photos while the band is playing



David Firman's table, with full score and conductor's baton

The closing moments of Grand Finale, by the look of it

Dave and Matt, lead and bass guitars. No great signs of anxiety!

Two slanty shots of the drums ... note the polychrome cowbell

Gary Brooker winces perhaps he's hearing a wrong note from somewhere

After lunch: now the orchestra is in position

Procol and orchestra working together

Another shot of orchestral action

Dialogue with the bassist?

Dave playing his Strat, Matt probably paying attention to remarks from the piano

 


Procol dates in 2014 | Procol Harum dates with orchestra | Earlier shots in this series | Later shots in this series

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