Procol Harum

the Pale

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Procol Harum in Erfurt, Germany

22 November 2003

Brooker, Brzezicki, Fisher, Pegg, Whitehorn

Shine on Brightly
Pandora's Box
Bringing Home the Bacon
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
(Gary says 'It's a good day for an English band': England had won a Rugby trophy)
Grand Hotel
She Wandered through the Garden Fence
Shadow Boxed
Simple Sister
Weisselklenzenacht (Gary says 'Unterschrift')
Quite Rightly So
Holding On
VIP Room
A Salty Dog (great 'guitar-birds')
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
A Whiter Shade of Pale
Repent Walpurgis

Soundcheck, bits and pieces of:
Blue Danube
Peace in the Valley
A Robe of Silk
Bringing home the Bacon
Land of Hope and Glory
VIP Room
A Salty Dog
(thanks Jutta)


Martin Clare adds:
Re the inclusion of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot in this set-list, it might be worth explaining to non-Rugby-fans (and I suspect there are a few such who visit BtP!) that the song has over the last few years become an unofficial England Rugby Union anthem, and is hollered out in Rugby clubs and [other] places where they sing whenever England take the field.

And to say that England had just won 'a Rugby trophy' is a bit like saying that in 1967 Procol Harum released 'a not unsuccessful single' - it was only the quadrennial world cup, after all - but maybe I'll let that pass ...


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


Non-originals, or in fact the same one twice.

A great concert in the old "Gewerkschaftshaus". The house was full with people and it was great fun for the audience and also the band. During a little "Autogramm" hour after the concert all the members sang with the fans an a capella Swing Low. During the concert Gary alluded to the death of John F Kennedy, 40 years ago. Thanks to Procol Harum to this great concert and please come back ! (thanks, Mario)

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