Procol Harum is the debut studio album by English rock band Procol Harum. It was released in September by record label Deram Kaleidoscope - Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale the US, following their breakthrough and immensely popular single " A Whiter Shade of Pale ".
The track doesn't appear on the UK version of the album, but was included on the US issue. On 30 Julythe House of Lords issued a final verdict on the case in Fisher's favour. A lower court had ruled in Fisher's favour ingranting him co-writing credits and a share of the royalties.
A higher court partly overturned the ruling ingiving Fisher co-writing credit but no money. The Court of Appeal had previously held that Fisher had waited too long to bring his claim to court. The House of Lords disagreed, stating there was no time limitation for such claims.
Lord David Neuberger of Abbotsbury's opinion stated: "Fisher's subsequent contribution was significant, and, especially the introductory eight bars, an important factor in the work's success Procol Harum's lyricist Keith Reid told Songfacts that the music for "Conquistador" was written before the lyrics. He added that this was unusual as "99 out of " of the Procol Harum songs, back then, "were written the words first, and then were set to music. Though the album was recorded on multitrackit was issued as mono -only in the UK, and in mono and rechannelled stereo in the US.
Despite extensive searching, the original multitrack tapes have not been located and thus a stereo mix of the original ten Le Train - Jacques Higelin / Brigitte Fontaine - 15 Chansons Davant Le Déluge may never be Doktor Kettu - High Revolution. Several alternate takes, however, have been mixed into stereo and are available on CD.
As recently asthe original single, mixed to stereo, has appeared on a "Dick Bartley Presents: Classic Oldies" compilation on Eric Records. The album has been repackaged and reissued many times. Two of the significant reissues are Procol Harum The set includes bonus singles of the original monaural and alternate stereo versions of "A Whiter Shade of Pale". A remaster by Salvo Records, using Kaleidoscope - Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale original mono masters, was released, with bonus tracks including the singles "A Whiter Shade of Pale", "Homburg", B-sides and alternate stereo takes.
However, many of the tracks are played at a higher speed. A live version of the track "Conquistador", from the album Procol Harum Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestrawas released as a single in and charted to 16 in the US on the Billboard Hot after 10 weeks on the chart. In his retrospective review of the album, Bruce Eder of AllMusic wrote: "Not everything here works, but it holds up better than most psychedelic or progressive rock.
All tracks are written by Gary Brooker and Keith Reidexcept as noted. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Procol Harum. The Mail on Sunday. Retrieved 27 December Retrieved 15 July Classic Rock. Classic Rock July Rolling Stone. Retrieved 10 March Ain't Nothin' to Get Excited About. Discography Members The Paramounts. Kaleidoscope - Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale Harum.
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