Procol Harum

Beyond
the Pale

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From 'Entertainment Weekly'

'The 100 Greatest Summer Songs Rock and Romance:
A Heat Wave of Hits That Still Sizzle!'


On 2 August 1996 Entertainment Weekly one of the most popular magazines in the USA featured AWSoP under the headline quoted above:

 

69. A Whiter Shade Of Pale Procol Harum (1967)

That stately organ riff (appropriated from one J.S. Bach) brought to mind the inside of a cathedral, a cooling image that matched the song's icily enigmatic feel.

 

Joan May, who sent this snippet to Beyond the Pale, adds:
'Even with that typical Bach mistake I LIKE their description! :-)'


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