Procol Harum

the Pale

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Procol Harum at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ

17 October 1975

Brooker Cartwright Copping Grabham Wilson

Set included

Typewriter Torment

Pandora's Box

The Unquiet Zone
A Salty Dog (key-change version)
A Souvenir of London

Cerdes (Outside the Gates of) (blues ending)
I Keep Forgetting

Grand Hotel (including Blue Danube)

Some film footage of this gig survives poor sound on the whole, but professionally shot from which the part setlist is derived.

The Souvenir of London clip is particularly interesting: Brooker is in superb voice throughout great Dylan impression (for one line) in the final verse of Cerdes.

And for those who never saw the Blue Danube played live, click here ... though it does fade disappointingly ...




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




Non-originals (not including a non-original on Procol's Ninth)

Marty Brynildsen notes: '
I was there in Passaic that night. They opened with Typewriter Torment. The brightest memory of the night was how they segued into the Blue Danube at the break in Grand Hotel. As the waltz tempo picked up, and the familiar tune played, the crowd was blown away and STOOD! After perhaps a good three minutes or more, they fell back into the finale of the Grand Hotel. I was so happy, years later, that I had gotten to see BJ that night in Passaic. Honestly the bummer of the night was that Fleetwood Mac was on the bill too, playing after PH. I believe it was just before their big album release on which they had so many hits. The name of the album escapes me right now, but it was their big breakthrough. WHAT A LETDOWN THEY WERE, after listening to Gary and the guys for just over an hour. The crowd felt the disappointment, and didn't seem overly impressed with FM. They were loud, and, when in doubt they got louder.

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