Procol Harum

Beyond
the Pale 

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Procol Harum • Procol's Ninth

3CD reissue from Esoteric Records • 2018


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Esoteric's press release offers the following details:

New expanded 3CD edition of the classic 1975 album by Procol Harum, with eight bonus tracks (five previously unreleased) of session out-takes, along with two previously unreleased concert recordings made at the Capitol Theater, Passaic, New Jersey & Leicester University in October & November 1975

Includes a lavishly illustrated booklet with essay by Procol Harum authority Roland Clare featuring exclusive interview quotes from Gary Brooker and Mick Grabham.

Released in August 1975 the album was the product of a series of recording sessions at The Who’s Ramport Studios in Battersea, produced by the legendary American song writing and producing team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Procol’s Ninth was another fine collection of material written by Gary Brooker and lyricist Keith Reid, with such memorable tracks as Pandora’s Box (a hit single for the band in July [sic] 1975), The Unquiet Zone, Fool’s Gold and Typewriter Torment. However, the album was also notable for featuring two cover versions, namely Leiber & Stoller’s I Keep Forgetting and Lennon & McCartney’s Eight Days a Week.

This new expanded three CD edition of Procol’s Ninth includes the original album with eight bonus tracks taken from the album sessions (five of which are previously unreleased), along with two additional bonus discs recorded in concert. This edition of Procol’s Ninth has been newly re-mastered and also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet featuring material from Gary Brooker’s personal archive and an essay by Procol Harum authority Roland Clare.

 

Disc A: Procol’s Ninth

1. Pandora’s Box
2. Fools Gold
3. Taking The Time
4. The Unquiet Zone
5. The Final Thrust
6. I Keep Forgetting
7. Without a Doubt
8. The Piper’s Tune
9. Typewriter Torment
10. Eight Days a Week

Bonus Tracks

11. Pandora’s Box (raw track – previously unreleased)
12. Fools Gold (raw track)
13. Taking The Time (raw track)
14. The Unquiet Zone (raw track)
15. The Final Thrust (raw track – previously unreleased)
16. The Poet (raw track – previously unreleased)
17. The Piper’s Tune (first mix – previously unreleased)
18. Typewriter Torment (alternate version – previously unreleased)

Disc Two:
Live At The Capitol Theater,
Passaic, New Jersey 17 October 1975


1. Shine on Brightly
2. As Strong As Samson
3. Conquistador
4. Pandora’s Box
5. The Unquiet Zone
6. A Salty Dog
7. A Souvenir of London
8. Cerdes (Outside the Gates of)
9. I Keep Forgetting
10.Grand Hotel (including The Blue Danube)
11 Power Failure
12 Simple Sister

 

 

 

Disc Three:
Live At Leicester University,
29 November 1975

1. Shine On Brightly
2. Whaling Stories
3. Conquistador
4. Pandora’s Box
5. The Piper’s Tune
6. Grand Hotel
7. Beyond the Pale
8. A Salty Dog
9. I Keep Forgetting
10 The Blue Danube
11.Be-Bop-A-Lula
12 Old Black Joe
12 A Whiter Shade of Pale

 

 

 


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