Procol Harum

the Pale 

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Procol Harum Hoogeveen, Netherlands

Setlist Wednesday 21 November 2007

Brooker, Dunn, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn

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Bringing Home the Bacon
The VIP Room
Shine on Brightly (absolutely exceptional)
Pandora's Box
Learn to Fly ('OK we're going to go into The Book of Orchids. I hope you enjoy this one')(just awesome live)
(You Can't) Turn Back the Page
An Old English Dream ('this is a song about how bad things have gotten in England, so bad, we're thinking of moving to Holland well, just in August when nobody's here')
Homburg (Geoff Whitehorn has added a cuckoo-clock effect during the second verse)
Simple Sister (drumming the way it should be and crowd clapping along)


Something Magic
One Eye on the Future (song has really rounded into form very nice!)
A Rum Tale (just flowing beautifully awesome and real Procol)
Grand Hotel (with Viennese waltz) (imho, this song doesn't go anywhere without the drummer playing it correctly and Dunn has it down!) (GB: 'We did write that in a hotel in Odense, but it was the Palace Hotel') (This set is just flowingly full and dynamic thus far with an obvious unified focus)
Missing Persons (exceptional leads from GW)
Something Following Me (very nice pure Hammond tones during solo - a very light harmonic start to GW's lead) (Jonny Magner gets an introduction as he fixes Gary's pedal, and gets nice applause)
Robert's Box (Geoff Dunn throwing amazing little patterns in on cymbals and everywhere else during second verse)
A Salty Dog (completely exceptional this evening! Standing ovation, now stomping and chatter!)


The Miller's Tale (straight, from the first note of organ introduction; two-verse version, standard ending)

Instrumentals without Gary Brooker

She's Not There (Jam)
The Devil Came from Kansas

with Gary Brooker

The Devil Came from Kansas
A Dream in Every Home
Holding On
(part verse only)
Holding On
Holding On
mostly instrumental
Holding On
ending once again
Good Captain Clack
, bits of chorus then full
Skating on Thin Ice
Learn to Fly



19 songs altogether: 2 From Procol Harum 1 from Shine on Brightly
1 From  A Salty Dog 0 From  Home 1 from  Broken Barricades
4 From  Grand Hotel 0 From Exotic Birds and Fruit 1 from Procol's Ninth
1 From Something Magic 2 From The Prodigal Stranger 2 from The Well's on Fire
2 non-album tracks 2 Unrecorded songs The Miller's Tale ~ A
Whiter Shade of Pale
One-Eye notes: imho, the generally-unrecognised Matt Pegg was an absolute star tonight! Great night when a band plays brilliantly and it appears effortless. The promoter told me he was stunned!


Procol dates in 2007

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