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Live in Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra [Import, Original recording remastered]

Procol Harum Audio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (August 11, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: SALVO
  • ASIN: B002GNYJJW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,731 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Conquistador
2. Whaling Stories
3. A Salty Dog
4. All This And More
5. In held 'Twas In I: Glimpses Of Nirvana, Twas Teatime At The Circus, In The Autumn Of My Madness,
6. Luskus Delph (b side)
7. Simple Sister (from the rehearsal)
8. Shine On Brightly (from the rehearsal)

Editorial Reviews

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of the British band's 1972 live album recorded with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Stylish packaging includes 20-page booklet, rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia plus extensive sleevenotes by Procol expert and respected author Patrick Humphries with contributions from band members. Eight tracks. Salvo.

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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Smashing November 27, 2009
Format:Audio CD
I'm no stranger to this album: I bought the A&M vinyl back in the '70s and an import CD in the late '80s. Both sounded magnificent for their time, but lacked the extras (Luskus Delph (B-side of the 'Conquistador' single)), not to mention 'Simple Sister' and 'Shine On Brightly' from the Edmonton rehearsals) featured here. I would have been content to have these extra goodies along with the familiar tunes from the earlier releases in good sound. What I was not prepared for was how the latest remastering brings the whole enterprise up to a new level.

The familiar strains of 'Conquistador', 'A Salty Dog' and 'In Held Twas in I' ring out with the same resonance of 30 years ago, but what's evident is a reworking of the inner voices, notably the woodwinds and choir, which now sound positively celestial. The lesser-known 'All This And More' is elevated by the glowing choral work which somehow seemed buried before.

'Luskus Delph' is a delightfully coy tune from their Broken Barricades album (often introduced by Gary Brooker as "a sultry bit of underhanded smut"). If you had the Conquistador single, you've heard it. I waited 37 years and it was worth it just to hear the horn motif and choir winding its way around Keith Reid's suggestive lyrics. 'Simple Sister' is tarted up here with brass and orchestral flourishes, but lacks the ominous repeated theme that usually closes it, while 'Shine on Brightly' is the band without orchestra - probably a warm up, but showing the band in good form.

If you are not familiar with this album, and want to hear the best of rock/symphonic fusion, by all means pick this up. You may know 'Conquistador' already, but hold on until the close of 'In Held Twas in I' (played at the highest volume your neighbors can tolerate), and I guarantee you'll be blown away.

For devout Procolers, now is the time to upgrade your collection with this new offering.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Remake" Didn't Use To Be a Dirty Word June 17, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Especially when this album came out, taking the also-ran track "Conquistador" from the first album, added an intro with a Spanish feel, and wound up with a hit. Other notables are "Whaling Stories" and the epic "In Held Twas In I", both of which had always been "what if they used an orchestra" tracks. Which they did on "Salty Dog" (reprised here). Everybody seems to consider the Moody Blues' "Days Of Future Passed" as the defininitive rock band with orchestra album, but this one is "how about in a live setting?", the way Dream Theater did many years later with "Score" and Metallica did with "S&M". With these guys, I had picked up the original "Procol Harum" album on strength of the single "Whiter Shade", liked the followup single "Homburg", but then ignored them until the single "Simple Sister" prompted me to pick up "Broken Barricades", but once this album came out with the single "Conquistador" leading the way, buying it and listening to it prompted me to double back and get the earlier ones that I was missing. From then on in, I never missed picking up each of the later ones as they came out. Which makes this one the album that spawned a collection. This was to include all the "reunion" releases as well. Well, it's as good a way as any to become a dedicated fan, and I recommend it highly to the uninitiated. While you're at it, don't forget Brooker's "Within Our House", prima facie evidence on one disc that you can perform a rock concert in a church--as long as your band stylistically resembles Procol Harum.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does Not Disappoint November 29, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Since Live In Concert With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra was the only Procol Harum album I did not yet own on CD, this Salvo remaster was eagerly anticipated. Even though this album was not my favorite Procol Harum release when it was current, I cannot deny that the rendition of Conquistador presented here has become the one by which all other renditions of the song are measured. The song sounded spectacular upon its original release and sounds even more so on this remaster.
So why do I give this only four stars? Well, mostly because Conquistador is the only song in which the orchestration becomes an integral part of the composition. On the other cuts, the orchestra merely adds highlights although those highlights are not unimportant to what both the band and the orchestra were trying to do here. The other cuts from the original release where the orchestra does most to enhance the music are A Salty Dog and certain parts of the epic In Held Twas In I. As for the bonus cuts, orchestral impact is minimal. I enjoy most the version of Luskus Delph.
Pieces not mentioned are good as well though a lot more could have been done with Simple Sister. The abbreviated take on that here reminds me of how radio butchered the Doors' Light My Fire in the interests of brevity for AM play. Also, even though Gary Brooker has a very appealing and distinctive voice, the vocal parts of In Held Twas In I formerly performed by Matthew Fisher show that he is sorely missed.
This is the album where Procol Harum came out of the closet to proudly display the classical leanings fans always suspected they had. As with the other Salvo remasters, this CD comes with a handsome and interesting booklet containing all pertinent album info, pictures, and interesting commentary that is highly retrospective but with a judicious dose of contemporary viewpoints. I highly recommend this and all other Procol Harum remasters by Salvo issued to date.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars THE Best Procol Harum live concert ever!
Absolutely THE best Procol Harum album ever! Gary Brooker at his vocal prime that night - and those DRUMS!!! Read more
Published 2 days ago by Gail Romero
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Procol Harums Best
I remember buying this on vinyl went it first came out in the 70's. I always loved this record and am glad to finally have a copy on cd. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Arloff
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Superb recording with the majestic orchestral b/up by the ESO!
Published 1 month ago by Gary Brown
3.0 out of 5 stars A Rather Drab PH Effort
Of course I bought this album eventually, back in those days. Beginning with 'Conquistador' (overblown with orchestral color), there's nothing to get excited about here. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Martin Brynildsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Even if you have the original release, you'll love this remaster!!!
This release was one of 3 albums that I bought as a kid when I got my first "decent" stereo, and I've loved it for years. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Markpr73
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best concert cds
"In Held Twas In I" has captivated me since I first heard it on the local rock station in the middle of the night when I couldn't sleep. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Chester Cannon
5.0 out of 5 stars Classical Rock Genius
I remember purchasing this title on an LP in the 70's, and, because I listened to it so often, I also purchased it on eight track for listening in my car. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Patricia Kinner
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Rock
This is a great band, the music is awesome but it's made even better by the orchestral accompaniment. Great music, Great price, I definitely recommend this CD.
Published 14 months ago by Yummy Bush
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
I loved this in vinyl when growing up, then on day I spotted it in CD form and picked it up. It took long enough for the record label to put in digital form, but I'm glad they... Read more
Published 16 months ago by M. Hinds
5.0 out of 5 stars PROCOL HARUM with EDMONTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
It was absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!! It sounded so powerful, you could feel the drama of a cast of thousands on the battlefield as he reminisces the past glories.
Published 18 months ago by Bunny8
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