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the Pale

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Procol Harum at Cologne

23 March 2003

  Brooker, Brzezicki, Fisher, Pegg, Whitehorn

The VIP Room
Pandora's Box
A Robe of Silk
Grand Hotel
Wall Street Blues
Robert's Box
Fellow Travellers
The Question


Shadow Boxed
The Piper's Tune (announced by GB as "His Mum's Advice")
So Far Behind
The Blink of an Eye
Beyond the Pale
This World is Rich (for Stephen Maboe)
A Salty Dog


A Whiter Shade of Pale
War is Not Healthy
Repent Walpurgis

Dietmar 'Nik' Clever writes to BtP: I'm sure Geoff Whitehorn is the best what could happen to Procol Harum chapter II! What a friendly perfect musician!

Yesterday Gary Brooker's voice was light-years better as it was in Zoetermeer last year (I still think he was a little bit ill at that time). What a fantastic vocalist!

Interesting the live-versions of TWoF were quite close to the studio ones (maybe 'cause the production of TWoF is so fantastic "live-like"). But The Question was completed by a wonderful interplay between Geoff and Maff.

Especially remarkable how strong Piper's Tune sounded (Geoff!). Also the powerful work of Geoff and Mark when they played Conquistador.

Meanwhile I think MB is a quite good BJ successor. For example his drumming on A Salty Dog was very melodious and emphasized. He gave Repent Walpurgis that "delicate sound of thunder" at the end (and the Repent Walpurgis Cologne version was unbelievable good ). Naturally another Geoff Whitehorn highlight!

Procol Harum - what a unique classic-rock-rhythm and blues-band! I'm still so impressed!

If you were able to get to this gig, please send us pictures, memorabilia, interviews and so forth!


songs altogether:


From Procol Harum


from Shine on Brightly


From  A Salty Dog


From  Home


from  Broken Barricades


From  Grand Hotel


From Exotic Birds and Fruit


from Procol's Ninth


From Something Magic


From The Prodigal Stranger


from The Well's on Fire


non-album tracks (inc. War is not Healthy)

The concert was fantastic. Maybe the best I've ever heard from Procol Harum! The atmosphere was unbelievable good. What a night! (thanks, Nik). First concert for a long while not to include An Old English Dream

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