Procol Harum: Home

Track List

>Whisky Train
>Dead Man's Dream, The
>Still There'll Be More
>Nothing That I Didn't Know
>About to Die
>Barnyard Story
>Piggy Pig Pig
>Whaling Stories
>Your Own Choice
>Your Own Choice [Demo 1969]
>Barnyard Story [Take 4] - (take)
>Dead Man's Dream [Take 7], The - (take)
>Still There'll Be More [Take 3 Backing Track] - (take)
>Whaling Stories [Initial Backing Track]
>About to Die [George Martin Mix] - (remix)
>Your Own Choice [Extended Remix] - (remix)
>Piggy Pig Pig [Chris Thomas Remix] - (remix)
>Whisky Train [US Radio Single Edit] - (previously unreleased)
>Your Own Choice - (previously unreleased)
>About to Die - (previously unreleased)

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (9/3/70, p.42) - "...Trower has stepped in and is truly playing lead atmospheric, Hendrix-style wailing, screeching assault...Gary Brooker hasn't lost any of his vocal charisma..."

Rolling Stone (9/3/70, p.42) - "...Highlights here include the violent 'Still There'll Be More'...down to the expansive, image-taut 'Whaling Stories' that culminates wondrously in the last four lines, as the song shalimars onto a whole different level of meaning..."

Album Notes

Procol Harum: Gary Brooker (vocals, piano), Robin Trower (guitar), Chris Cooping (bass, organ), B.J. Wilson (drums).

Includes 9 bonus tracks.

Personnel: Gary Brooker (vocals, piano); Robin Trower (guitar); Chris Copping (organ, bass guitar); B.J. Wilson (drums).

Recording information: Abbey Road Studios, London (02/11/1970); Trident Studios, London (02/11/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (02/14/1970); Trident Studios, London (02/14/1970); Abbey Road Studios, London (1969); Trident Studios, London (1969).

The fourth album by Procol Harum was released as the band was in the midst of a significant shift. With the departure of organist Matthew Fisher, guitarist Robin Trower stepped more to the fore. The two-keyboard approach was still being utilized, with singer Gary Brooker's piano being joined on some selections by the organ playing of multi-instrumentalist Chris Copping. However, the stately grandeur that had been previously applied with grace and subtlety gave way to a band that rocked much harder.

HOME is the work of a changed but still very compelling Procol Harum. Just compare this album's opening track, "Whiskey Train," to title-track opener on the band's previous album, A SALTY DOG. Orchestral epics largely give way to bluesy riffing, but as the album rolls along the familiar characteristic strains, both sonic and lyrical, offer a full dose of Procol Harum's dark and symphonic sensibilities.


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