Procol Harum

In Concert with the Danish National Concert Orchestra and Choir

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IN CONCERT is a masterful package capturing a phenomenal live show. Procol Harum, after all, have the kind of repertoire that naturally lends itself to the orchestral situation, and, of course, this isn't their first dive into those waters. But with less to prove than they had back in the 1970s, and with a fonder eye for their greatest material than they had when there was a new LP to push, this is a delightful walk through the band's back catalog. Recorded in 2006 against a truly spectacular open air backdrop, it is difficult to fault the track listing--"Grand Hotel" opens with epic grandiosity; "Homburg", "A Salty Dog" and "Conquistador" all stand out and, of course, "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" remains one of the all-time most haunting songs. The orchestra and choir just add to the mood.

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