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The lost songs of Brooker and Reid

 Procol Rarum Saturday 21 July 2007

BtP presents Procol Harum's 40th Birthday Celebrations 20 / 21 July 2007

'Beyond the Pale' presents

'Procol Rarum': the lost songs of Brooker and Reid

Gary Brooker and Guests

This unique event is intended to give all Procol Harum fans the chance to hear some of the legendary Brooker / Reid songs
that cannot be found in a conventional CD collection. Gary tells us that the programme will be drawn from the following:

songs that Procol Harum played live, but never recorded
songs that have not been played outside the studio
Brooker / Reid songs predating the formation of Procol Harum
Brooker / Reid film soundtrack material
Alternative versions of familiar Procol Harum songs
Intimate voice-and-piano performance of songs familiar from Procol concerts

The musicians:
drummer Martin Wright, bassist Dave Bronze, reedsman Frank Mead, guitarist Tim Renwick
with Procol regulars Geoff Whitehorn, Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips, and ace guitarist Dave Ball
Keith Reid of course topped the guest-list!

Doors open 6.30 pm  Support was provided by The Palers' Project: setlist here
Programme: read it here

Merchandise to include the first-ever Brooker/Reid tee-shirt (thanks, Christine)

Tickets at 22.50 and 19.50 went on sale to the general public on 1 June 2007 at St John's box-office

Palers' booking opened 3 May 2007:

We had a number of prime seats for visitors to 'Beyond the Pale', sold first-come-first-served: see diagram, right.

How to get there

Underground: Westminster (District, Circle and Jubilee lines), St. James's Park (District and Circle lines) Victoria (District, Circle and Victoria lines).

Buses: 3, 87 to Millbank (Lambeth Bridge); C10, 507 to Horseferry Road (Lambeth Bridge); 88 to Marsham Street.

Mainline railway stations: Victoria, Waterloo, Charing Cross.

Car-parking:  Parking meters are in operation during the day, Monday-Friday. In the evenings and at weekends there is usually ample space locally.

St John's, Smith Square is a short walk (ten minutes or so) from Westminster Underground Station (District, Circle and Jubilee lines). The walk takes you through one of the most historical parts of London, past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

St John's, Smith Square, in the heart of Westminster, is one of London's major concert venues and favourite historic buildings. Valued for its superb acoustic, it presents an extremely varied programme of classical music throughout the concert season, ranging from choirs and symphony orchestras to solo instrumental recitals.

Built in 1728, and restored after damage in the Second World War, St John's is one of the finest examples of English Baroque architecture and is considered a masterpiece of this style.

Public Booking opens 1 June 2007

Box Office: +44 (0)20 7222 1061
The Footstool Restaurant: +44 (0)20 7222 2779 /

More about the 40th anniversary celebrations | Setlist from this gig | Basecamp Hotels for 20 / 21 July: click here

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