PROCOL HARUM 'EASTER ISLAND' (New York Broadcasts 1969) CD (1st Nov. 2019)
RELEASED 1st November 2019
EXCEPTIONAL, EARLY LIVE US BROADCASTS FROM PROCOL HARUM
Procol Harum's third album, A Salty Dog (1969), was popular among both fans and critics alike and was the group s first album to sell well in the UK. The title track gained major US FM radio airplay and saw the band's profile rise significantly. Between the recording of the record in January 69, and its release in June, the mighty Harum hit the road, performing shows in both Europe and in the US.
On March 16th the group were on the East Coast of America and performed at Bill Graham s Fillmore East venue in New York, where they put on a quite majestic show which included cuts from all the group s releases to date. Tracks one thru nine on this CD now feature the full show Procol Harum played at this stunning show, which took place more than fifty years ago. A few weeks later the group were on the West Coast, and in early April they played a short set at LA's Troubadour, which featured quite possibly the best live version of Whiter Shade Of Pale ever committed to tape (both shows here were recorded for live FM radio broadcast). Tracks ten - fourteen herein feature this show in full.
TRACKLIST: 1. Conquistador 3:02 2. Stoke Poges 6:21 3. Kaleidoscope 2:46 4. Homburg 4:18 5. Repent Walpurgis 7:37 6. Shine On Brightly 3:51 7. Goin' Down Slow 8:30 8. Juicy John Pink 2:54 9. Outside The Gates Of Cerdes 5:45 10. Skip Softly 5:51 11. Crucifiction Lane 4:36 12. Wish Me Well 4:28 13. Rambling On 4:53 14. A Whiter Shade Of Pale 5:54