"If you are looking for emotional delight, this album will deliver it to you. A collection of hits only. All the eighteen songs on this album are the brightest achievements of the group during the period from 1967 to 1975. Procol Harum's (real name – Gary Brooker) musical talent was so indisputable, that literally immediately after the first album was released, his group entered the highest echelon of musicians of that time.
This wonderful music is rhythmic, melodic, rich in sounds from nature and in ethnic melodies. It is so irreproachable and organic, that it will convince even musical snobs, brought up on Bach's fugues and Mozart's preludes."
Kindly translated from Russian into English by Jonas Söderström,
who is Swedish. He notes, 'A few interesting things here - "Procol
Harum" as a nom-de-plume for Gary. And "rich in sounds from
nature" must be the seagulls in ASD, I suppose - but is there
more? And "ethnic" (or really "ethnographic")
melodies? Could that be Conquistador, perhaps?'