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Procol Harum: In Concert with the Danish National Concert Orchestra & Choir (2009)

Procol Harum  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Procol Harum
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
  • DVD Release Date: May 26, 2009
  • Run Time: 124 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0025X4P6U
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,101 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Procol Harum are one of the all-time great British rock groups. Having hit the heights with their first release "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", a UK No.1 in 1967, they have sustained a recording and performing career that stretches over 40 years. This DVD was filmed over two spectacular concerts held in the grounds of Ledreborg Castle in Denmark in August 2006. The band was accompanied throughout by the Danish National Concert Orchestra and Choir and these epic songs really benefit from the full symphonic arrangements they receive. Also included are six previously unreleased live tracks from a 1974 Danish TV special as a bonus feature.

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4.8 out of 5 stars
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aurally and Visually Spectacular June 3, 2009
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Just when you might have thought that Gary Brooker and company had decided to pack it in, here they come again with their most satisfying DVD to date. Procol Harum: In Concert with the Danish National Concert Orchestra & Choir is not just aurally and visually spectacular, it is essential listening and viewing for any Procol Harum fan.
So you look at the playlist and say to yourself that you have heard it all before. Well, no you haven't. That is because there are fresh arrangements to old favorites that will just stun you and the way the band meshes with the orchestra and choir is a joy to hear. Then there is the setting of the grounds of Ledreborg Castle that assures you that you are experiencing something culturally important.
Its tough to select favorites since every song is nearly flawlessly performed, but there are some highlights: the oft-disparaged Something Magic is powerfully transformed here; the new arrangement for Homburg oozes sophistication; The VIP Room comes alive in a way you can't imagine; Fires ( Which Burnt Brightly) fairly outshines the original; Nothing But the Truth stirs the soul and the crowd; A Salty Dog assumes a new majesty; An Old English Dream brings a new appreciation for its lyrical power; and a fresh take on A Whiter Shade of Pale will leave you agape. The biggest surprise is a tour de force performance of the rare Sympathy For the Hard of Hearing which is given additional heft by Brooker's comments on the song before its performance. The encore songs, Whaling Stories and Conquistador wind up the show in grand fashion.
That is not all. Those who buy this DVD are treated to an intimate live performance of six mid-period songs filmed for Danish TV in 1974. Each song is a gem and the players at that time include the legendary B J Wilson on drums.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Procol Magical and Majestic May 30, 2009
Yes Indeed Procol continue to amaze those whom have followed their legacy which is vast in scope and depth. After presenting us with the grand Union Chapel Concert DVD in 2004 this 2006 followup finds the group in a much elegant setting with the Danish National Orchestra filmed on location in the majestic town of Lejre in Copenhagen. First the set list which is vast and envelops the statistic of legendary proportions:
1. Grand Hotel
2. Something Magic
3. Butterfly Boys
4. Homburg ( Brilliant!)
5. The VIP Room
6. Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)
7. Nothing But the Truth
8. Into the Flood (New)
9. Simple Sister
10. A Salty Dog ( Chilling!)
11. An Old English Dream
12. Sympathy for the Hard of Hearing ( From Brookers 1982: Lead Me to the Water, unfortunately out of print!)
13. A Whiter Shade of Pale
14. Whaling Stories
15. Conquistador

BONUS FEATURES!
1974 Dutch TV Special never aired outside of Denmark
1. Bringing Home the Bacon
2. Toujours L'Amour
3. Grand Hotel
4. The Devil Came From Kansas
5. The Idol
6. Butterfly Boys

Includes the late great B.J. Wilson on drums

What can be said to enhance the legendary music of Procol Harum? My salute and praises can be read on my review of the Union Chapel DVD.Procol Harum - Live at the Union Chapel
What brings to mind is this music can never define a period of history or culture for Procol is eternally transcendent and the scope of work is always fresh and speaks to the current times. If only those who have never ventured within the vastness of greatness will but sip the wine, alas to be drunk for ever.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful music in a fantastic venue June 28, 2009
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The concert`s visuals and sound are spectacular. after 2 "tentative" dvds, live in Copenhagen and live at the Union Chapel (both good and very good, respectively), Gary & band reach majestic heights with this concert.
Fresh arrangements bring a new vitality to the songs that I thought Procol had lost with the passage of time, very energetic playing specially in the guitar and drums department(by Geoff and Mark)with the Commander`s voice in fine form for the occasion.
if you like good music superbly played in a fantastic place, then go and buy the DVD, you won`t regret it
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't believe the sound quality. October 16, 2009
I have many DVDs of rock bands performing with orchestras and/or choirs. None of them come anywhere close to the quality of the sound found here. There are clear reasons for this described in the wonderful booklet that accompanies the DVD. Most orchestras are recorded by a grid of overhead microphones that do not serve to separate the various instruments. Choirs are usually recorded in similar fashion. But NOT here. Each member of the symphony was close miked with their own individual microphone and fed into the board on their own channel, so that when the band's bassist asked the sound man for more oboe in his ear piece, the sound man asked back, "Which oboeist?" Each member of the choir had their own high quality hand mike, affording a similar advantage. The sound is simply fantastic from the orchestra and choir.

Also fantastic is the sound from the band although the mix puts the Commander's vocals and piano, the drummer and the guitarist quite high in the mix compared to the organ and bass, but Gary Brooker plays and sings so brilliantly that you want him high in the mix.

If you need a single example of how this all comes together just give a listen to A Salty Dog. This is probably my favorite Procol song. Brooker was, I believe, 62 years old when this was recorded and one could excuse him on that basis if his voice wasn't what it used to be, but it remains absolutely fantastic.

The part of this song after the line "Our tears were tears of joy" is possibly my favorite moment in any song by any band ever. The arrangement of the orchestra/choir during this section will raise the hairs on your neck and cover your skin with goose pimples. And the Commanders singing is hugely powerful.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Filmed in Denmark
Gary Brooker singing "A Whiter Shade of Pale"........Beautiful. These guys were good in the 60's but Brilliant now. So happy that I found this on amazon.
Published 2 months ago by Marilyn Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Great concert!..
Although only one original member (Brooker) remains, the Harum once again turns in another memorable performance, their fans will love this one, as well as rock fans in general. Read more
Published 2 months ago by B.A.M.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I did not pay close enough attention and got the DVD not the CD version. I really do not care to watch the musicians but as real fan of this group the orchestration is fabulous. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mister 100
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW
I've always been a Procol Harum fan from their first album, which I wore out several times and was one of the first CD's I bought. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mills Robert Coleman Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious!
Great performance of great songs by a great band in a fantastic setting...DVD is good quality too. What more can one say?
Published 12 months ago by Ian Raven
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Music Video
A great job by both Procol Harem as well as the danish symphony and choir! Gary Brooker's voice is as good or better than ever.
Published 14 months ago by Richard and Ruth Collins
4.0 out of 5 stars Four stars doesn't quite tell the story...
I bought this dvd because I heard and saw its version of "Whiter Shade Of Pale" on the internet. It was quite simply the best version of any song I've ever heard on line. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Gary
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Performance!!
Many of this band's live performances are captured on video in Northern Europe, and this is one of them. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mic Murdoch
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic concert!
A superb and powerful meeting between rock an classical music made possible by Gary Brooker, rock music`s greatest composer and singer!
Published 20 months ago by Martin Lund
5.0 out of 5 stars Must buy
I'm not even a fan of Procol Harum, but I bought this for my friend that is and have watched it with her. She LOVES it and I must admit that I do too. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Dizzer7
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