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Procol Harum in Norway

Lillehammer setlist • 27 May 2006

Brooker, Brzezicki, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn
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Bringing Home the Bacon
Pandora’s Box
The VIP Room
All This and More
Rambling On
Toujours l’Amour
An Old English Dream
(followed by part of Land of Hope and Glory)
Beyond the Pale
One Eye on the Future
Something Following Me
Memorial Drive
A Salty Dog
A Whiter Shade of Pale

Israelites (one verse)

Soundcheck (12:40)

A bit of Focus, who played the Lillehammer Festival last night / Gary is again using a Yamaha piano / Bits of Toujours l'Amour / All This and More: amazing and it's only the soundcheck / A Salty Dog: new very timed and punctuated breaking staccati in the lead up to the final verse /
Sister Mary: brilliant / One Eye On The Future: even more brilliant / Kaleidoscope: fantastic new power beginning / The acoustics in the room are remarkable / Slight piano bit of The Worm / An Old English Dream: 'Some sift through garbage, eat turnips' / Bringing Home The Bacon / Memorial Drive / Josh and Gary testing the Yamaha Motif for the Conquistador riffs

ends 12:35 (thanks, OE)


16 (17)

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 'New' song (1) non-originals
Of course One-Eye on the Future is not truly a new song: it was heard late in the Old Testament, and is one of the Something Missing songs from 1976's Miami sessions. It was first played in this century by the Palers' Band in Manchester 2001 (Allen Edelist singing, whence his egregious monocular cognomen) where Procol Harum heard it. The Palers' Band resurrected it at BB King's Club in Hollywood in 2003. Its return to the real Procol Harum set is outstandingly welcome!

Thanks, Chris CookeOne-Eye's performance notes:
Band comes on at 9.40 pm
Bringing Home the Bacon: Josh plays Smoke on the Water during the Hammond riff break
Rambling On: Geoff, amazing solo
Toujours l’Amour: Mark hitting everything right
An Old English Dream
: Gary says that in a 90-minute set there are 5,922 words. 'I can't be expected to get every one right'
One Eye on the Future:
you had to hear it to believe it; crowd loved it
Memorial Drive: t
imeless Brooker piano solos; almost felt like one was suspended in time
A Salty Dog: a
s a tribute ' ... to BJ Wilson, who was our drummer for many, many years'
A Whiter Shade of Pale:
cadenza ending; 'mermaid' instead of 'virgin' verse, 'for those presently suffering in Indonesia'
Crowd is singing 'We will rock you' to get them back out

Israelites (one verse):
for Desmond Dekker who sadly left us this week; 'one of my favourite artists'
with new beginning ... totally rocked the house

Mark was brilliant and steady throughout, counting it out and hitting everything right
Matt is so steady he can't be budged: like a rock as a PH bassist should be
Geoff after playing with GOD last week seemed to become GOD throughout many of his solos
Josh: I can't say enough about him. He just fits in so well and everyone is commenting positively about everything he is doing, especially his solos
Gary was in top form and really enjoying himself. Is there anyone better? I think not!

Final thoughts come from last week's Band du Lac gigWish You Were Here! This line-up should not be missed!

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