Procol Harum

the Pale

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Procol Harum at Järvenpää, Finland

Setlist: Wednesday 1 November 2006

Brooker, Dunn, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn
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Set One

Shine on Brightly
Grand Hotel
One Eye on the Future (BVs and guitar developing)
An Old English Dream
Homburg (extended applause)
Perpetual Motion
Simple Sister (audience clapping along)

Set Two

Bringing Home the Bacon (clapping along)
Pandora's Box (extended applause. Some guy yells, and Gary says 'James Brown is down there'. Procol then break into one verse of I Feel Good)
Fat Cats (intro is smoothing out, so is the whole song: developing nicely)
Something Following Me (Gary said that people in Finland like the blues, especially after they wake up from the winter ... in June, they're squinting; I haven't heard Josh play this good with great runs, tones, and full organ when required)
Something Magic ('We had an album out in '77 with an 18-minute second side about the Finnish wood industry')
Juicy John Pink ('From one of our difficult ones to one of our easy ones. This one Rob Trower wrote'; guitar and vox starting; added organ solo tonight: massively prolonged clapping)
Barnyard Story ('Our fourth album, Home: this is the happiest song on it'. Truly awesome tonight; prolonged applause)
A Salty Dog (Dunn absolutely nailing the drums on this presentation and adding slightly new flourishes: he really is playing the song! Gary finishes the second evening this song in Latin with the line from Whaling Stories 'those at peace shall see their wake'.)


The VIP Room
A Whiter Shade of Pale (same opening as previously with a very slight Sleepers Awake; piano cadenza ending. And while I haven't yet mentioned Pegg, the guy is a rock! Holds it together with Dunn)


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

2 non-album tracks 1 Unrecorded song 1 Brooker solo item

Thanks for the concert notes, One-Eye

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