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Christmas Conundrums 2009

The crowd called out for ... fab prizes !


Each year at Christmas, following the Scandinavian custom, BtP sets twelve days of Procol puzzles which great numbers of the band's adherents follow with much interest and merriment ... at the end of the trail is typically a one-word answer, which you send in by e-mail to the webmasters, to win one (or more?) of the prizes below. The puzzles start on Christmas Day arguably they grow more and more straightforward year by year, while the prizes get more and more salivatory.

This year's fine freebies are, we trust you'll agree, every bit as desirable as 1997's, 1998's, 1999's, 2000's, 2001's, 2002's, 2003's, 2004's, 2005's, 2006's, 2007, or 2008's: this is thanks to the generosity of our very kind friends at Salvo Records, and in No Stiletto Shoes and of course Procol Harum . Click here, in due time, to view the schedule of winners!

A

Two contrasting Salvo reissue/remasters: Shine on Brightly and Procol's Ninth (thanks, Salvo)

B

A Procol Harum 2009 tee-shirt, with printed concert dates in Norway, Germany and Russia, signed on the back by Gary Brooker ('Xmas 2009'), Geoff Dunn, Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips and Geoff Whitehorn (thanks, Procol Harum)

C

Two contrasting Salvo reissue/remasters: Broken Barricades and Live in Edmonton (thanks, Salvo)

D

Two contrasting Salvo reissue/remasters: A Salty Dog and Exotic Birds and Fruit (thanks, Salvo)

E

A copy of the Gary Brooker / Dave Bronze / Andy Fairweather Low / Graham Broad / Frank Mead CD album, No Stiletto Boot ... rare and out-of-print, and signed by all the band (thanks, NSS)

F

Two contrasting Salvo reissue/remasters: Procol Harum '67 and Something Magic (thanks, Salvo)

G

A Procol Harum 2009 tee-shirt, with printed concert dates in Norway, Germany and Russia, signed on the front by Gary Brooker ('Xmas 2009'), Geoff Dunn, Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips and Geoff Whitehorn (thanks, Procol Harum)

H

Two contrasting Salvo reissue/remasters: Home and Grand Hotel (thanks, Salvo)

I

The Procol Harum Box Set ... 3 CDs and a DVD ... All This and More  (thanks, Salvo)


Competitors should rank the above prizes in the order they favour them, and send in their preference all nine letters, please! with the solution to the puzzles. The message will look something like : "The one-word answer is [x] and my prize preferences are CGEAHIFBD"

We shall allot the first three prizes on a beat-the-clock basis, where the earliest correct response earns its first choice of prize and so on; after that all subsequent correct entries received in the next 24 hours will be placed in the BtP Homburg and the remaining prize-winners will be drawn by a suitably Glamorous Assistant, Deo volente.

In the somewhat unlikely event of there being fewer than nine winners, the first people to submit correct answers will get more than their fair share of the prizes!

The quiz starts on Christmas Day and runs through to Twelfth Night. You can join in at any time, if you have a pencil, headphones/speakers, and an internet connection! The answer at the end will  be a single word, as in previous years.


How to play | The solution | Winners


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