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Procol Harum: A Salty Dog

Track List

>A Salty Dog
>Milk of Human Kindness, The
>Too Much Between Us
>Devil Came From Kansas, The
>Boredom
>Juicy John Pink
>Wreck of the Hesperus
>All This and More
>Crucifiction Lane
>Pilgrims Progress
>Long Gone Geek

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (5/31/69, p.37) - "...the group's greatest success to date with the brand of rock for which the group is known...incredible moments..."

Album Notes

Personnel: Robin Trower (vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine); Gary Brooker (vocals, 3-string guitar, recorder, harmonica, piano, celeste, bells, woods); Kellogs (bosun's whistle); Matthew Fisher (vocals, acoustic guitar, recorder, piano, organ, marimba); David Knights (bass); Barrie Wilson (drums, conga, tabla).

Engineers: Ken Scott, Ian Stuart, Henry Lewy.

A SALTY DOG...PLUS contains the complete 1969 original release plus 6 rare or previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Personnel: Matthew Fisher (vocals, acoustic guitar, recorder, piano, organ, marimba); Robin Trower (vocals, acoustic guitar, tambourine); Gary Brooker (vocals, 3-string guitar, recorder, harmonica, piano, celeste, bells, woods); Kellogs (bosun's whistle); David Knights (bass); Barrie Wilson (drums, congas, tabla).

Engineers: Ken Scott, Ian Stuart, Henry Lewy.

Procol Harum, who reached an astounding peak with their 1967 debut, achieved further heights with each successive release up to A SALTY DOG, their third. This album mixes heartfelt singing with orchestral grandeur and an R&B-based rhythm section (B.J. Wilson is one of the great unsung drummers of the '60s and '70s). The band easily and honestly moves from the symphonic mini-epic of the title track to the bluesy "The Milk of Human Kindness." The dual keyboards offer a regal sheen that is nicely punctuated by Robin Trower's guitar. Throughout, Gary Brooker's vocals are richly barbed and the perfect vehicle to deliver lyricist Keith Reid's literary verses. With the departure of organist Matthew Fisher, this was the last great recording by the original line-up of Procol Harum. This album is essential.



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