Procol Harum

the Pale

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Procol Harum at Bodø, Norway (1)

Saturday 2 April 2005

Brooker, Brzezicki, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn

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The VIP Room
Pandora's Box
The Idol  (dedicated in an ironic way to 'our 'friend Michael Jackson, 'Stupid boy')
Luskus Delph (For the ladies – 'a song from 1822, which is about when we started')
The Wall Street Blues
Shine On Brightly
An Old English Dream


Shadow Boxed
This World is Rich
Simple Sister
Grand Hotel
Something Following Me
Beyond the Pale
A Salty Dog

A Whiter Shade of Pale Gary started with the intro for Whisky train, but then stopped and said 'I forgot what are we going to play?' Then he teased the audience (and a desperate Josh Phillips, who didn't know what was going on) with what they thought would be AWSoP but became When a Man loves a Woman and No Woman No Cry

Second Encore
Repent Walpurgis


Soundcheck notes
The soundcheck was more or less just a soundcheck. Hardly any songs played fully: A Rum Tale / Piper's Tune / Pinball Wizard / All this and More / Broken Barricades / This World is Rich / Kaleidoscope / Emperors New Clothes / Perpetual Motion / 'Shalimar' from Whaling Stories (to test vocals) / VIP Room (to test vocals) / Simple Sister / Skating on Thin Ice / Fires (Which Burnt Brightly) / Seagulls for A Salty Dog / Thunder for In Held

Gary played pieces from The Worm and the Tree on the piano. After the soundcheck Gary was interviewed by a local TV station while sitting at the piano.

Josh was VERY pleased with the Hammond, one of the best he'd ever played. And very nice looking also, beautiful polish. Josh told me he had some problems with the Hammond the day before in Tromsø.

Also they did some monitor checking at the start of the concert. Gary made sure everybody could hear his voice in the monitors. 'You can't play Procol Harum music without hearing the words. Won't know where to put in certain bits and pieces'



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

Jens reports: 'An excellent performance by a band in very good mood. Much entertaining talk by Gary between the songs. Repent Walpurgis was one of the best performances I've ever heard. Josh did some excellent variations. He later commented to BtP: 'I didn't remember how the song was going at that point, so I just tried to sound like Bach''

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Procol Harum concerts in 2005: index page

The following day's concert in the same venue

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