Procol Harum Procol's Ninth (1975)

Procol Harum - Something Magic (1977) [Reuploaded]  

Posted by uff at April 13, 2013
Procol Harum - Something Magic (1977) [Reuploaded]

Procol Harum - Something Magic (1977)
rock | 1cd | Eac Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | HQ covers
SalvoCD029 | rem: 2009 | 410Mb

When Procol Harum's ninth studio album, Something Magic, was released in March 1977, it sold poorly and was largely dismissed, with the group breaking up at the end of the promotional tour for it. With this reissue more than 30 years later, annotator Roland Clare argues it is "in need of outright reappraisal." He doesn't actually make that case, but he does explain the circumstances that led to the debacle. After its previous album, Procol's Ninth, produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Procol Harum might have been expected to go back to a more conventional approach; instead, the group hired the hot studio of the day, Criteria in Miami, and its hot resident producers, Ron and Howie Albert. When the band arrived in Florida and played the songs intended for the album, the Albert brothers threw half of them out.

Procol Harum - Something Magic (1977)  Music

Posted by uff at Feb. 21, 2012
Procol Harum - Something Magic (1977)

Procol Harum - Something Magic (1977)
rock | 1cd | Eac Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | HQ covers
Salvo 2009 | 410Mb

When Procol Harum's ninth studio album, Something Magic, was released in March 1977, it sold poorly and was largely dismissed, with the group breaking up at the end of the promotional tour for it. With this reissue more than 30 years later, annotator Roland Clare argues it is "in need of outright reappraisal." He doesn't actually make that case, but he does explain the circumstances that led to the debacle. After its previous album, Procol's Ninth, produced by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Procol Harum might have been expected to go back to a more conventional approach; instead, the group hired the hot studio of the day, Criteria in Miami, and its hot resident producers, Ron and Howie Albert.

Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 12, 2017
Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)

Procol Harum - Procol Harum (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2015 | Esoteric, ECLEC 22498 | ~ 237 or 112 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 79 Mb
Progressive Rock

Procol Harum's self-titled, debut album bombed in England, appearing six months after "A Whiter Shade of Pale" and "Homburg" with neither hit song on it…

Procol Harum - Home (1970) [MFSL, MFCD 793] Re-up  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 31, 2016
Procol Harum - Home (1970) [MFSL, MFCD 793] Re-up

Procol Harum - Home (1970) [MFSL, MFCD 793]
Rock/Art-Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 9 Tracks
Scans Included | MFSL | MFCD 793 | ~232 + 111 Mb | 3% Recovery

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…
Procol Harum - Grand Hotel (1973) [1995, Castle, ESM CD 290]

Procol Harum - Grand Hotel (1973) [1995, Castle, ESM CD 290]
Progressive/Art-Rock | EAC Rip | APE (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 9 Tracks
Covers Included | Castle | ESM CD 290 | ~218 + 102 Mb | HF, FS, FileSonic

Procol Harum's Grand Hotel- recorded in 1973 - is a masterpiece of progressive rock. You all know about the other classic from the same year- Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon ( for this reviewer, ELP's Brain Salad surgery also qualifies). Like Dark Side of the Moon, Procol's Grand Hotel album has excellent production and sound quality. It also represents a step further for this band on every level- as noted by another reviewer- this is where it all came together for them…
Procol Harum - Broken Barricades (1971) [MFSL, MFCD 846] Re-up

Procol Harum - Broken Barricades (1971) [MFSL, MFCD 846]
Rock/Art-Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 8 Tracks
Scans Included | MFSL | MFCD 846 | ~211 + 94 Mb | 3% Recovery

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…

Procol Harum - Home (1970) [MFSL, MFCD 793]  Music

Posted by v3122 at July 31, 2010
Procol Harum - Home (1970) [MFSL, MFCD 793]

Procol Harum - Home (1970) [MFSL, MFCD 793]
Rock/Art-Rock | EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps | 9 Tracks
Scans Included | MFSL | MFCD 793 | ~232 + 111 Mb | 3% Recovery | HF + FS + SM

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…

Procol Harum /"1975 - Procol's Ninth"  Music

Posted by leesa at March 11, 2008
Procol Harum /"1975 - Procol's Ninth"

Procol Harum /"1975 - Procol's Ninth"
ProgRock | [APE+CUE+COVER] | 230 Mb
Procol Harum – Broken Barricades (1971) Chrysalis/ILPS 9158 – Original UK Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Procol Harum – Broken Barricades
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: Chrysalis/ILPS 9158 | Release: 1971 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection
“Broken Barricades” is the 5th full-length studio album by UK rock act Procol Harum. The album was released through A&M Records in April 1971. “Broken Barricades” was recorded at AIR studios in London and produced by Chris Thomas. This would be guitarist Robin Trower´s last album with Procol Harum before pursuing a solo career.
Procol Harum – A Salty Dog (1969) A&M Records/SP-4179 – Original CA Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Procol Harum – A Salty Dog
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: A&M Records/SP-4179 | Release: 1969 | Genre: Classic-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
There is an interesting divide in the reviews here…some think masterpiece, some fairly unenthused. I think this is Procol Harum’s best album. Every song is a winner, although the presence of three vocalists does provide a scattered feeling.