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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Procol Harum  (Group)
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  Наименование CD :
   Shine On Brightly. Broken Barricades

Год издания : 1968/1971

Компания звукозаписи : A&M, Ars Nova, (ru)

Музыкальный стиль : Prog-Rock/Art Rock, Psychedelic, British Psychedelia

Время звучания : 1:19:08

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Rock (Psychedelic)      

2 LP on 1 CD

## 1 - 7 - 'Shine On Brightly', (4*) 1968, A&M

After the multi-million selling "A Whiter Shade Of Pale," Procol Harum coalesced around a new line-up and cut a debut album in two days, the sales of which (because the hit song wasn't on it originally) were only fair, and a couple of new singles also failed to sell. Then they did Shine On Brightly, which initially drew on recordings going back to late 1967 - in the course of preparing their first proper LP, the band junked an entire side of blues-based numbers in favor of the 18-minute suite "In Held 'Twas I," which rivaled anything yet heard from such established progressive rock outfits as the Nice or the Moody Blues in length and surpassed them in audacity, with an extensive spoken part surrounded by virtuoso classical and psychedelic passages (and even a featured spot for Dave Knights' bass). It all proved that they were more than a one-hit wonder and, released in late 1968, the album extended the definition of progressive rock, even as it kept much of the music rooted in established rock genres. "Skip Softly," for all of its grand piano pyrotechnics, was also a showcase for Robin Trower's bluesy, high-energy guitar attack, and "Wish Me Well" was an even better vehicle for his instrument, while "Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)" was an interesting exercise in nostalgia highlighted by Matthew Fisher's organ.

- Bruce Eder (All Music Guide)

## 8 -17 - 'Broken Barricades' (4*), 1971, A&M

Despite the departure of organist Matthew Fisher, Procol Harum survived, and this album is ample proof. Fisher was one of the prime architects of the Harum sound, and his work on such classics as "Shine on Brightly" and, of course, "Whiter Shade of Pale" underline that. Procol continued as a four-piece, and it was indeed a good thing that they decided not to replace Fisher. The sound of the band on this album is a bit sparser, but definitely not without dimension and dynamics. "Simple Sister," one of the finest Gary Brooker/Keith Reid compositions, is truly glorious, with Robin Trower's frightening lead guitar work juxtaposed nicely against a wonderful string arrangement. Several other tracks are first rate, including "Power Failure" and "Playmate of the Mouth." Along with Little Feat, Procol Harum was a great survivor among rock bands that have lost a key member. The proof is in these grooves.

- Matthew Greenwald (All Music Guide)

  Соисполнители :

B.J. Wilson (Drums)
Chris Copping (Organ, Bass, Keyboards)
David Knights (Bass)
Gary Brooker (Harmonica, Keyboards, Vocals)
Matthew Fisher (Guitar, Keyboards)
Robin Trower (Guitar)

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Наименование трека



   1 Quite Rightly So         0:03:31 Brooker / Fisher / Reid
   2 Shine On Brightly         0:03:27 Brooker / Reid
   3 Skip Softly         0:03:43 My Moonbeams
   4 Wish Me Well         0:03:10 Brooker / Reid
   5 Rambling On         0:04:25 -"-
   6 Magdalene         0:02:48 My Regal Zonophone
   7 In Held Twas In I         0:17:32 Brooker / Fisher / Reid
   8 Simple Sister         0:05:47 Brooker / Reid
   9 Broken Barricades         0:03:06 -"-
   10 Memorial Drive         0:03:43 Reid / Trower
   11 Luskus Delph         0:03:44 Brooker / Reid
   12 Power Failure         0:03:00 -"-
   13 Song For A Dreamer         0:05:32 Reid / Trower
   14 Playmate Of The Mouth         0:05:03 Brooker / Reid
   15 Poor Mohammed         0:03:05 Reid / Trower
   16 A Whiter Shade Of Pale         0:03:58  
   17 Homburg         0:03:34 Stereo Version


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