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Procol Harum Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Setlist Thursday 22 November 2007

Brooker, Dunn, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn

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Bringing Home the Bacon
The VIP Room
Shine on Brightly (ripping great solo from Josh)
Pandora's Box (and again from Josh)
Learn to Fly
(You Can't) Turn Back the Page
An Old English Dream (first chorus instrumental only)
Simple Sister


Something Magic ('all 127 chords')
One Eye on the Future (seems a little faster and very nice pace)
A Rum Tale (nice Copping, but really now JP's own touches)
Grand Hotel (with the Victor Borge hands rolling off the keys, and Viennese mid-section. 'This is a new song you wouldn't have heard words by Keith Reid'. Prior to playing Gary speaks of people who go missing, and says the day Fats Domino went missing was one of the worst days of his life since Sam Cooke died. Someone yells out, 'Blueberry Hill!')
Blueberry Hill (complete) 'Anyway, they found Fats. He was sitting in his house having a good time playing the piano and nobody there told him about Katrina!' Starts to play, changing words to 'Swimming to New Orleans'. 'Anyway some people go missing before they should: 'Missing Persons'.'
Missing Persons (nice applause for GW leads and strong applause for the song. Some guy yells out, 'Let's hear the Hammond'. And Gary says, 'Yes, by all means.' He stands up and then says to Josh, 'Play it! You wrote it! It's only notes.')
Strictly Come Dancing (one go around: and Gary exhorts, 'Drinks on Josh afterwards in the bar!')
A Salty Dog


The Miller's Tale (from first note on; Dolf de Vries joins Gary and plays the upper keys [he scored the No More Fear Of Flying that Gary recorded with him and was played live at the Copenhagen show with Georgie Fame earlier this year]. Gary gets up and de Vries continues to play a very jazzy piano and stays throughout the song with Gary singing up front. Gary back to the piano as both complete the song with the band and the standard ending.)

Earlier on, Gary mentioned today is the anniversary of JFK's assassination, St Cecilia's day, and Thanksgiving Day.

Soundcheck Notes

Without Gary Brooker

Memorial Drive (part)
Pandora's Box (part)

With Gary Brooker
Pandora's Box continues as instrumental with a bit of Brazilian theme, kinda Sergio Mendez

Hang on Rose

The Devil Came from Kansas (a bit slower now faster)

War Is Not Healthy (rapping the verse)

Barnyard Story

Holding On

Wizard Man (faster and heavier)

Dancing Underneath the Moon










18 songs altogether: 1 From Procol Harum 1 from Shine on Brightly
1 From  A Salty Dog 0 From  Home 1 from  Broken Barricades
3 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 song 1 Non-originals
A pretty even spread between the various albums ... surprising pleasure to see two Prodigal songs on the setlist. Thanks to One-Eye for the setlist and the notes. Strictly Come Dancing is Josh Phillips's famous TV signature tune: see here

Procol dates in 2007

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