Procol Harum

the Pale

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Procol Harum at Aarhus, Denmark

Setlist 16 March 2013

Brooker, Dunn, Pegg, Phillips, Whitehorn
The Danish National Concert Orchestra and Choir
conducted by David Firman

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Shine on Brightly
Grand Hotel (The interaction with the violins again sublime)
Simple Sister
Kaleidoscope (from 1967 where we occasionally observed funny colours: you know why!)
Whaling Stories (Blues intro la Whisky Train)
Something Magic
A Salty Dog ('We all remember the recently-deceased (eg Reg Presley (The Troggs) and Alvin Lee (Ten Years After) and find out that we are lucky to still be here. In memory of Kellogs and BJ Wilson, we hear ... ')


A Whiter Shade of Pale
Toujours l'Amour
Broken Barricades
Fires (Which Burnt Brightly) (Again tonight shows Gary's great social commitment, and deep contempt for war: he asks us to think of the Syrian kids that just these days are orphaned and subjected to inhumanity)
Into the Flood
In Held 'Twas in I



Procol Harum and conductor David Firman praises and thanks The Danish National Concert Orchestra and Choir. Thank you for this time!


15 (19) songs altogether: 2 From Procol Harum 2 (6) from Shine on Brightly
1 From A Salty Dog 1 From Home 2 from Broken Barricades
3 From Grand Hotel   From Exotic Birds and Fruit   from Procol's Ninth
1 From Something Magic   From The Prodigal Stranger   from The Well's on Fire
2 non-album tracks 1 Not yet recorded in studios

In Held 'Twas in I is either 1 song or 5!

Once again, thanks to  Thomas Raa Olsen for the information and the great photograph. He writes, 'No doubt Danmarks Radio with producer Jens Hofman must have a great deal of credit for five successful concerts. Everything works and is OK whether the ensemble is playing in concert halls as tonight or "mere" exhibition halls like Aalborg. Moving the big production with sound, light and continuous scene-theme around the country requires skilled employees, as we all recognise. This evening's concert was as could be expected the highlight of the five orchestral delights. Virtually everything was perfect, and both band and orchestra were brilliant.'


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