50th Anniversary of A Whiter Shade Of Pale

2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of both the band Procol Harum and their global hit A Whiter Shade Of Pale.

Even after 50 years of having one of the World’s biggest hit records their name is probably the most misspelt band name of all time and their legacy somewhat pigeon-holed by genre-fication.  Here is their correct spelling AND a reflection of the many shades of Procol Harum from just their first four classic albums, ranging from foot stompin’ porch-blues (‘Juicy John Pink’) to drive time hard rockin’ (‘Whisky Train’) and including the overlooked masterpiece ‘A Salty Dog’ alongside the Caribbean rum-shine of ‘Boredom’.  Featuring Gary Brooker (vocals, piano), Robin Trower (guitar) and the lyrics of Keith Reid.

Track Listing:

JUICY JOHN PINK

[Master: Onward Music / Publishing: Westminster Music Ltd (Trower/Reid)]
Featured on ‘A Salty Dog’

   

 

WHISKY TRAIN

[Master: Onward Music / Publishing: Blue Beard Music/Bucks Music Group Ltd (Trower/Reid)]
Featured on ‘Home’

   

 

SHINE ON BRIGHTLY

[Master: Onward Music / Publishing: Westminster Music Ltd (Brooker/Reid)]
Featured on ‘Shine On Brightly’

   

 

THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS

[Master: Onward Music / Publishing: Onward Music Ltd (Brooker/Reid)]
Featured on ‘A Salty Dog’

   

 

STILL THERE’LL BE MORE

[Master: Onward Music / Publishing: Blue Beard Music/Westminster Music Ltd (Brooker/Reid)]
Featured on ‘Home’

   

 

CONQUISTADOR

[Master: Onward Music / Publishing: Onward Music Ltd (Brooker/Reid)]
Featured on ‘Procol Harum’

   

 

KALEIDOSCOPE

[Master: Onward Music / Publishing: Westminster Music Ltd (Brooker/Reid)]
Featured on ‘Procol Harum’

   

 

WISH ME WELL

[Master: Onward Music / Publishing: Westminster Music Ltd (Brooker/Reid)]
Featured on ‘Shine On Brightly’

   

 

A SALTY DOG

[Master: Onward Music / Publishing: Onward Music Ltd (Brooker/Reid)]
Featured on ‘A Salty Dog’

   

 

BOREDOM

[Master: Onward Music / Publishing: Westminster Music Ltd/B Feldman & Co Ltd (Brooker/Reid/Fisher)]
Featured on ‘A Salty Dog’