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Procol Harum - Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1972) {MFSL MFCD 788)

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Procol Harum - Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1972) {MFSL MFCD 788)

Procol Harum - Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Progressive rock, Symphonic rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks) + Cue + Log
Cover only | MFSL | MFCD 788 | ~209 MB | FileSonic + HF

, by the UK band Procol Harum, was released in 1972; it was recorded at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 18 November 1971. It is the band's best selling album, certified Gold by the RIAA. Review by Bruce Eder This whole album was an afterthought -- Procol Harum had been invited to play a concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and the DaCamera Singers in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in August of 1971, at the tail-end of their last tour with Robin Trower in the lineup. Amid all of the preparation -- including the writing of new orchestral arrangements by Gary Brooker and with a new lead guitarist, Dave Ball, just joining the lineup -- Brooker decided that it might be a good idea to preserve a professionally made tape of the show and suggested that A&M Records, to which they were signed, might want to record the performance; the label agreed with just a week to go until the concert. Even "Conquistador," the song on which the resulting album's commercial success was built, was added at the last minute, with no time for the orchestra to rehearse the arrangement that Brooker wrote on the flight from England. They did it cold, opening the concert, and the eventual album featured a performance -- highlighted by the orchestra's brass in a Spanish mode, running scales on the strings, and B.J. Wilson's powerful drumming -- helped loft the single to number 16 in America. The group's second-biggest hit record (after "A Whiter Shade of Pale"), in turn, helped lift the album into the American Top Five. Ironically, the success of the LP also left Procol Harum's image slightly askew, with the presence of the orchestra and choir and the selection of songs, from the most ambitious part of the band's repertory, all combining to present the group as more of a progressive rock act than they actually were. "Conquistador" was the most accessible song on the album, and nothing else here matches it for sheer, bracing excitement, but the rest -- especially "Whaling Stories" and "A Salty Dog" and the multi-part "In Held 'Twas I" -- were all opened up by the vast canvas provided by the orchestra, and the group didn't wimp out in their own performance; Wilson, Ball, Brooker, and company all played hard and heavy where the songs required it. [Note: Long out of print on CD, Procol Harum Live: In Concert With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra & the Da Camera Singers was finally reissued in August of 2002 by Repertoire Records in a newly annotated edition with one bonus track, "Luskus Delph," which was recorded at the same show and only ever issued on vinyl as a U.K. single B-side.]

Track Listing

1. "Conquistador" - 5:02
2. "Whaling Stories" - 7:41
3. "A Salty Dog" - 5:34
4. "All This And More" - 4:22
5. "In Held Twas In I": - 19:00
1. "Glimpses Of Nirvana"
2. "Twas Teatime At The Circus"
3. "In The Autumn Of My Madness"
4. "Look To Your Soul"
5. "Grand Final"


Credits
* Chris Copping - organ
* Alan Cartwright - bass guitar
* B.J. Wilson - drums
* Dave Ball - guitar
* Gary Brooker - piano and vocals
* Keith Reid - lyrics

Also featured are:
* The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
* The Da Camera Singers


EAC extraction logfile from 16. December 2008, 17:31 for CD
Procol Harum / Live In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

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EAC extraction logfile from 16. December 2008, 17:31 for CD
Procol Harum / Live In Concert With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Used drive : SONY DVD RW DW-U18A Adapter: 1 ID: 0
Read mode : Secure with NO C2, accurate stream, disable cache
Combined read/write offset correction : 0
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No

Used output format : C:\Program Files\FLAC\flac.exe (User Defined Encoder)
320 kBit/s
Additional command line options : -T "artist=%a" -T "title=%t" -T "album=%g" -T "date=%y" -T "tracknumber=%n" -T "genre=%m" -8 %s

Other options :
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Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Installed external ASPI interface


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This is not my rip and it was found without any artwork.
Many thanks to Dr. Robert for recreating the cover art.


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