New Year's Eve:
Added the seventh instalment in this Winterval's Procol puzzles.
Check the updated list of prizes ... which one do you most desire?
Remember that only audio CDs (not the box set's DVD) feature in the daily soundclips
A very interesting trailer for a Procol Harum film can be seen here
December 27: RIP Vic Chestnutt
Remember to consider the tracks that feature on the two Salvo
compilations, as well as having been reissued on their parent albums
Recommended pastime for the holidays: why not visit Henry Scott-Irvine's website and listen to some of his radio shows? (thanks, Henry)
Boxing Day:Added the second instalment in this Winterval's Procol puzzles.
Remember that each day there are just three clips, familiar or not.
Index-page for rare Procol Harum words is here, and may be helpful.
Added the first instalment in this Winterval's Procol puzzles.
You can all have a go at the puzzles this year as they're a lot of fun, pretty easy, and the prizes are well worth having
Added some more excellent photographs from Finland (thanks, Pekka)
December 19: Happy birthday Josh Phillips
Added a link to a page of possible interest to some (thanks, Bradshaw)
Added a provocative reappraisal of Procol's Ninth (thanks, Fred)
Added a page depicting the tee-shirt from the 2003 US East-coast tour ('Sold out'!) ... more Procol Harum tee-shirt snaps are welcome, of course: click here
Added a third page of photographs taken when Procol Harum played in Hagen lately (thanks, Big Mike)
Added some photographs relating to Procol Harum's 2009 Petersburg concert
Added brief news of a novel featuring A Whiter Shade of Pale (thanks, Esther)
Added another Procol engagement from 2009 to this index, and a picture page (including good video link that may not last for long) (thanks, Charlie)
December 11:'... Home runs A Salty Dog close for best Procol Harum album ... undoubted, and dark, magnitude ...'
Added a review of Procol Harum's fine fourth album, in its Salvo re-mastered version (thanks, all)
' ... as great a launch-pad into the world of Procol Harum as a perspective-shifting device for the well-versed ...'
Added another excellent review of the Procol box-set ... still the best Christmas present you can think of (thanks, Dmitry)
'Actually both the record and the tape originate from Belgium ...'
Added an interesting codicil to the Whoosh page (thanks, Fred)
Added a note (above) about a long-lost Procol Harum clip being shewn at the National Film Theatre in London in the next decade. Booking opens 15 December, members 8 December. Box Office: 0207 928 3232 (1130 to 2030 hrs) (thanks, Peter)
Added a second page of photographs taken when Procol Harum played in Hagen lately (thanks, Big Mike)
Added two more scans to the Whoosh page (thanks, Marc)
Added brief news of Procol Harum's recent live television appearance in France (thanks, Chris)
December 6:'... the band that could never be surpassed when it came to this sort of thing. Not by Queen, ELO or anybody. ...'
Added a review of Procol Harum's seventh album, in its Salvo re-mastered version (thanks, Abi and others)
'... A Salty Dog takes what had gone before, scrubs down its deck, hoists its mainsail and splices the mainbrace in celebration ...'
Added a review of Procol Harum's third album, in its Salvo re-mastered version (thanks, Elwood)
For a long while the BtP Store has been selling the remaining stock of full-colour 'Salty Dog' tee-shirts made by John Grayson of Shine On. The large sizes sold out last year, and now there are just two or three shirts left, in Medium, with no plans to make any more. 'Yours if you want them'.
For the larger fan of Procol music, there are XL and/or XXL tee-shirts here and hereAdded some action shots of Robin Trower in California (thanks, One-Eye)
Added an annotated setlist and some 24th-row photos about Procol Harum in St Petersburg (thanks, Alexander)
December 2:Added a second page of German sound-check photographs
'... the magnificence of their sound coupled with the sheer power of Gary Brooker’s blue-eyed-soul ... a stunning showcase ... a band always ahead of their game ...'
Added a review of Procol Harum's sixth album, in its Salvo re-mastered version (thanks, Abi)
The UK's favourite Radio 4 comedy show (series 52 episode 3) made striking use of A Whiter Shade of Pale yesterday evening. Click here and (if you haven't time to listen to the whole episode) advance the slider to 8.22, which will bring you in the middle of the game 'One Song to the Tune of Another' ... David Mitchell (not the novelist) entertains. The link should be active for about a week.
Read what was new on this website in previous months