Procol Harum - A&R Studios 1971

SKU 21-UNCD013
“Formed in 1967 from the ashes of Gary Brooker and Robin Trower's mid-sixties R 'N' B group, The Paramounts, Procol Harum shot to fame with their first single, the majestic Whiter Shade Of Pale, which reached no.1 on the UK and Canadian singles charts, and no.5 on the US Billboard Hot 100; the record reached similar heights in most of continental Europe too.
The band, which also featured organist Matthew Fischer and lyricist Keith Reid, released a number of successful albums in the late sixties, but by 1971 Fisher has already left the line-up and Trower was itching to begin a solo-career. His final album with the group, Broken Barricades, was recorded during February and March '71, and between its completion and its release in June, Procol Harum performed a number of dates across Europe and on the East coast of the US.
One of the finest shows they performed during this time was at New York's A & R Studios, on 12th April. The gig was broadcast live by WPLJ FM, and is now available for the first time on this CD.
Bonus tracks here come from another broadcast recording the band made in December the same year, for Beat Club in Germany.”
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  • UPC823564030876
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