Written by Gary Brooker and Keith Reidit originally appeared on the band's self-titled debut album. It is one of the band's most famous and popular songs and their third Top 40 hit on the U. The song's lyrics were written by Keith Reidand its music was composed by Gary Brookerwho also sang.
It was featured on the band's album, Procol Harum. Nonetheless, they began the concert with the song, and the concert was captured on the album Procol Conquistador - Procol Harum - Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestraof which "Conquistador" was the lead single. The narrator of "Conquistador" addresses the body of a dead conquistador lying on a beach, no doubt partially embedded in the sand and obviously not long after death or the corpse would not attract a vulture, nor would the "stallion" still be nearby.
He at first jeers at the irony of the failure of the Conquistador's imagined mission, and the desolation of the scene and his corpse, but on reflection regrets his mockery and offers pity for the lonely and Stadt Im Meer - Michael Holm - Mendocino fate of the conquistador"You did not conquer, only die.
The trumpet solo is played by principal trumpet Ed Nixon. The song is featured heavily and Conquistador - Procol Harum - Procol Harum great importance in the movie New York Stories in Martin Scorsese's opening short film, Life Lessons.
It peaked at 16 on the Billboard Hot on 29 Julyexactly five years to the date after "A Whiter Shade of Pale" ascended to its 5 peak, and helped catapult the album into the top five.
Bruce Eder of Allmusic praised it as "the most accessible song" on Procol Harum Live In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestraadding that "nothing else [on the album] matches it for sheer, bracing excitement.
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