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the Pale

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Procol Harum at Drammen, Norway

Setlist: 10 October 2009

"Matt Dunn [sic], Geoff Whitehorn, Geoff Brooker [sic], Matt Pegg, Josh Phillips"

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Broken Barricades
One Eye on the Future
TV Ceasar
Pandora's Box
Robert's Box
Hong Kong Blues (Hoagy Carmichael) (impromptu!)
Shadow Boxed
Wall Street Blues


Sister Mary
Taking the Time
Barnyard Story
Beyond the Pale
Kaleidoscope [live download here]
Cerdes (Outside the Gates of)
Sex Machine
A Salty Dog


A Whiter Shade of Pale (two verses: 'mermaid' and 'vestal virgins')

Soundcheck notes
The longest, fullest soundcheck any fan present could remember

One Eye on the Future (instrumental, before arrival of Gary Brooker)
1-2-3 (Len Barry: backing vox by Geoff Whitehorn)
Testing thunder, rain and lightning sounds, though we didn't know why at that stage
The Blink of an Eye
Kaleidoscope (timing of ending, and then instrumental: Gary crosses to the Hammond to advise about a particular registration for the 'Holst' section)
A Rum Tale ('loss of the thread' in the transposed section: GW asks a webmaster for the chords!)
Taking the Time (work on middle section especially, twice: extended playout)
A la Carte (instrumental)
Cerdes (Outside the Gates of) ending Bb instrumental
Missing Persons (not complete)
The King of Hearts (instrumental, then with words, in a habanera rhythm, and not in the habitual key. Matt asks, plaintively, 'That used to be in F [minor]?')



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 2 Not yet recorded in studios 2  Non-originals

A remarkable show!


It was a memorable evening for Jane Clare, from Bristol UK. On the very verge of emigrating to Australia, Jane had determined that she wanted to hear Procol Harum in concert one last time (her first show having been Shepherd's Bush 1995); she and her aged webmaster father flew to Norway for this evening's show, and she was richly rewarded: not only did Gary Brooker play a song for her, announcing from the stage that she was 'about to go off and become an Aboriginal' ... he also presented her, after the show, with a unique silver Procol Harum lifebelt badge of the sort that many fans wear in the gold-finished variety. Both are shown here: Jane reciprocally gave The Commander the gold Procol badge that she herself had been wearing.




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