Procol Harum - Broken Barricades

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Procol Harum - Broken Barricades

Procol Harum - Broken Barricades (1971/2002)
FLAC 277mb | MP3@320 110mb
Prog-Rock/British Psychedelia

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." (AMG)

1. Simple Sister
2. Broken Barricades
3. Memorial Drive
4. Luskus Delph
5. Power Failure
6. Song for a Dreamer
7. Playmate of the Mouth
8. Poor Mohammed
9. Broken Barricades [Single Edit]
10. Power Failure [Single Edit]
11. Simple Sister [Mono Version]