Procol Harum

Beyond
the Pale

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Exotic Birds and Fruit

1974: Repertoire re-issue, 2000


Like all the new PH re-releases on Repertoire, this CD comes in a handsome 'digipak' with freshly-written liner notes by Chris Welch, in a liberally illustrated booklet including several hitherto-unknown shots of the band. Not all of them have bonus tracks, but fans will be interested in the quality of the digitally-remastered sound.

"Soundwise my first impression was very positive," wrote audiophile Hermann Braunschmidt to BtP. "Very clear, strong, powerful and loud I compared the CDs to the old Castle re-releases, and my impression proved to be right that the material was highly compressed (more than 6 dbs) which makes the CDs sound far from a typical mid-seventies production. So definitely not a bad job, and you can expect to hear maximum subjective improvement under listening conditions such as in the car, or on a portable system in the office etc."

Gary Brooker - Piano, vocal

Keith Reid - Words

BJ Wilson - Drums

Chris Copping - Organ

Alan Cartwright - Bass

Mick Grabham - Guitar

BJ Cole - Pedal Steel Guitar

Producer: Chris Thomas

Nothing But The Truth

Beyond The Pale

As Strong as Samson

The Idol

The Thin End of The Wedge

Monsieur R. Monde

Fresh Fruit

Butterfly Boys

New Lamps For Old

[Bonus track] Drunk Again ('B' side: see here)

[Bonus track] As Strong as Samson (single version)


The original Castle CD of this album

You can order this CD from eil.com

More Procol / Brooker re-releases from Repertoire Records


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