Procol Harum – Broken Barricades [Remastered & Expanded] (1971/2019)

Posted by Green on May 31, 2019as

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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.” Along with Little Feat, Procol Harum was a great survivor among rock bands that lost a key member. The proof is in these grooves.

Tracklist:

01. Simple Sister (2019 Remaster)
02. Broken Barricades (2019 Remaster)
03. Memorial Drive (2019 Remaster)
04. Luskus Delph (2019 Remaster)
05. Power Failure (2019 Remaster)
06. Song for a Dreamer (2019 Remaster)
07. Playmate of the Mouth (2019 Remaster)
08. Poor Mohammed (2019 Remaster)
09. Simple Sister (Raw Track)
10. Broken Barricades (Long Fade, Raw Track)
11. Memorial Drive (Alternate Mix)
12. Memorial Jam (2019 Remaster)
13. Luskus Delphi (Luskus Delph Early Version)
14. Power Failure (Alternate Version)
15. Song for a Dreamer (King Jimi) (Backing Track)
16. Playmate of the Mouth (The Boyard’s Ball) (Raw Track)
17. Poor Mohammed (Backing Track)
18. Memorial Drive (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
19. Still There’ll Be More (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
20. Nothing That I Didn’t Know (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
21. Simple Sister (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
22. Luskus Delph (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
23. Shine on Brightly (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
24. Whaling Stories (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
25. Broken Barricades (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
26. Juicy John Pink (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
27. A Salty Dog (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
28. Whisky Train (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
29. Power Failure (Live, Wplj, New York City, 12 April 1971)
30. Simple Sister (BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the 70s”, 6 October 1971)
31. Quite Rightly So (BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the 70s”, 6 October 1971)
32. Broken Barricades (BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the 70s”, 6 October 1971)
33. Power Failure (BBC Radio 1 “Sounds of the 70s”, 6 October 1971)
34. In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)
35. Still There’ll Be More (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)
36. All This and More (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)
37. Quite Rightly So (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)
38. Power Failure (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)
39. Pilgrim’s Progress (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)
40. Simple Sister (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)
41. Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone) (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)
42. A Salty Dog (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)
43. Repent Walpurgis (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)
44. In the Autumn of My Madness/Look to Your Soul/Grand Finale (Live, Folkets Hus, Stockholm, 16 October 1971)

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