PROCOL HARUM Carry On With Reissues Series

PROCOL HARUM reissuesAs was expected, the title of PROCOL HARUM‘s box set "Still There'll Be More" that was recently released by Esoteric had to be taken literally, and June 29th will see more of the band’s albums reissued in remastered and expanded form. With the gaps in the group’s discography to be obviously filled later, the resurgence of “Grand Hotel,” “Exotic Birds And Fruit” and “The Prodigal Stranger” are more than welcome.

If the last of the three receives only a few bonus cuts, the first boasts not only additional tracks but also the DVD with the ensemble’s appearance on Belgian TV in 1973, while the second will be turned into a 3CD box comprised of the album and two concert recordings, one of those previously unheard – at least, in official form.

Here’s the full breakdown of the reissues.

PROCOL HARUM - Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

“Grand Hotel”

CD – the album:
1. Grand Hotel
2. Toujours L’amour
3. A Rum Tale
4. TV Ceasar
5. A Souvenir Of London
6. Bringing Home The Bacon
7. For Liquorice John
8. Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)
9. Robert’s Box
bonus tracks:
10. Grand Hotel (without orchestra)
11. Bringing Home The Bacon (raw track feat. Dave Ball)
12. Toujours L’amour (early version) *
13. Fires (Which Burnt Brightly) (early version) *
14. Robert’s Box (early version) *
* previously unreleased

“Procol Harum” RTBF TV, Belgium, November 25th, 1973:
1. Bringing Home The Bacon
2. Grand Hotel
3. Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)
4. A Salty Dog
5. A Rum Tale
6. Conquistador
7. For Liquorice John
8. Power Failure
9. A Souvenir Of London

PROCOL HARUM - Exotic Birds And Fruit

Exotic Birds And Fruit

“Exotic Birds And Fruit”

Disc One – the album:
1. Nothing But The Truth
2. Beyond The Pale
3. As Strong As Samson
4. The Idol
5. The Thin End Of The Wedge
6. Monsieur Armand
7. Fresh Fruit
8. Butterfly Boys
9. New Lamps For Old
bonus tracks:
10. Drunk Again (B-side)
11. As Strong As Samson (alt. mix)

Disc Two – BBC Radio One “In Concert” March 1974:
1. Conquistador
2. Bringing Home The Bacon
3. Whaling Stories
4. New Lamps For Old
5. Beyond The Pale
6. As Strong As Samson
7. Simple Sister
8. The Idol
9. Grand Hotel
10. Butterfly Boys
11. Nothing But The Truth

Disc Three –
Live At January Sound Studios, Dallas Texas For KZEW FM July 1974:
1. Conquistador
2. Bringing Home The Bacon
3. Long Gone Geek
4. Homburg
5. Cerdes (Outside The Gates Of)
6. Beyond The Pale
7. Power Failure
8. As Strong As Samson
9. The Idol
10. Butterfly Boys
11. Mabel
12. Nothing But The Truth
13. New Lamps For Old

PROCOL HARUM - The Prodigal Stranger

The Prodigal Stranger

“The Prodigal Stranger”

1. The Truth Won’t Fade Away
2. Holding On
3. Man With A Mission
4. (You Can’t) Turn Back The Page
5. One More Time
6. A Dream In Ev’ry Home
7. The Hand That Rocks The Cradle
8. The King Of Hearts
9. All Our Dreams Are Sold
10. Perpetual Motion
11. Learn To Fly
12. The Pursuit Of Happiness
bonus tracks:
13. Into The Flood (demo)
14. A Real Attitude (demo)
15. Holding On (Live At SWR Radio, Germany 2003)

April 20, 2018

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