Gary Brooker

Echoes in the Night

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Echoes In The Night was the album for all those fans who had been waiting eight years for a Procol Harum reunion. In addition to Gary Brooker's singing and keyboard work, it featured Procol organist Matthew Fisher, lyricist Keith Reid, and drummer B.J. Wilson. They didn't appear on every track, but when they got together, notably on the title song (which also featured Eric Clapton), "Saw The Fire," and especially the ambitious "Ghost Train," Procol Harum was back. Even when Fisher and Reid weren't collaborating, as on "Mr. Blue Day," Brooker aspired to a Procol approach, adding The National Philharmonic Orchestra for that old art-rock flavor. Like Brooker's other solo albums, this one didn't get much attention, but for anyone who was paying attention, Echoes In The Night was a welcome reminder of what the band could do.

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