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,
'Even with that typical Bach mistake – I LIKE their description! :-)'