Procol Harum

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Christmas Conundrums 2002

Question of the Day : New Year's Eve

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! (to find previous questions, look here). Follow the clues if you like, or use the BtP search-engine


This album contains a short song that was also featured as a single B-side; one version had a gong beat on it that was missing from the other. (Clue here ... well, not so much a clue as an outright answer)


This album had die-cut holes in its original cover, a gambit successfully recreated for a recent CD re-release


A track from this 60s album was covered on Lost in the Looking-Glass, the excellent studio-recorded 40-track homage to Procol from the Palers' Project, by the Croydon-born 'scariest man in Britain'


The famous Larry Adler allegedly makes an instrumental contribution to this album: clue


This album contains the sung words, 'Live only on rum'


This album cover was painted before 1724


This album was produced by Rafe McKenna: the search engine should help


An anagram of the title of this album would be 'Croon Plinths'. To solve anagrams, take the letters of the proposed phrase and re-arrange them to form a more familiar sequence: eg. ' Hong Kong still isolates' = 'Lost in the Looking-Glass'.


This album opens with the sound of a mallet-struck instrument not standard in rock bands of the family also heard on Boredom and on Fresh Fruit

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