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Christmas Conundrums 2002

Question of the Day : 28 December


Over the twelve days of Christmas we are setting quiz questions about the following Procolesque albums (only): Procol Harum 1967, Shine on Brightly, A Salty Dog, Home, Broken Barricades, Live at Edmonton, Grand Hotel, Exotic Birds and Fruit, Procol's Ninth, Something Magic, The Prodigal Stranger, The Long Goodbye (The Symphonic Music), and The Well's on Fire.

Carefully read and answer the questions below. The answer is always the name of a Procol album as listed above. If you get them right you will find that the answers are all different, except one. To put it another way, just two of the answers will be the same, and that's the Album of the Day. To win, just write down the Album of the Day from each instalment, and on the last day we shall tell you what to do with them, in order to win your choice from the list of Fab Prizes.

Preamble over: here are today's nine questions! Fewer clues now that you have got the hang of it all. But remember the BtP search-engine ...


An anagram of the title of this album would be 'Erstwhile Felon' To solve anagrams, take the letters of the proposed phrase and re-arrange them to form a more familiar sequence: eg. 'Theologists sink gallon'.= 'Lost in the Looking-Glass'


A track from this 1975 album was covered on Lost in the Looking-Glass, the excellent studio-recorded 40-track homage to Procol from the Palers' Project, by Dr Hip and The Replacements


This album's opening track uses orchestration, but it starts with vigorous solo lead guitar


This album opens with atmospheric location sound, and Gary Brooker seeming to say, among other things, 'It's a Hoffnung' ... at which the audience titters


This album contains the sung words, 'all my sick is in my stomach'


This album contains several tracks collaboratively written by members of Procol Harum with non-members (Keith Reid, of course, is a member)


'Moon Dent' is an anagram of the place where this album was recorded


On this album 'Denny Cordell shouts out the names "Royer" and "Harrison" (2 ex-members of Procol), probably in the hope that some hippy freak would read some amazing meaning into it.' Clue: BtP search-engine


On this album BJ Wilson allegedly plays 22 mandolins ...


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