A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Album Version)

May 7, 1996 | Format: MP3

$1.29
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4:00
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 7, 1996
  • Release Date: May 7, 1996
  • Label: A&M
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  • Duration: 4:00 minutes
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  • ASIN: B001O3Y7RY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,234 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Angel Zuniga on August 17, 2013
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If I am forced to a specific number of words in rating songs, I will no longer leave a rating or a response. If I paid money for the song that should suffice that I wanted the song anything beyond that is not for my benefit. After payment that should be the end of my obligation. The rating system should be the stars only without having to leave comments.
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By thom evans on May 1, 2014
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Had to buy only this song, because for some reason a friend who's gave me a digital copy of PHs Greatest Hits edited out this song! Blasphemous!

This is a song from my youth, as are all of PHs songs, and it was this band that showed me that Rock was going to bend all sorts of styles and mash em up, and do it again...till it ALL went stale in the mid 90s, actually it flatlined and the patient has not recovered ...

The youth would do well to go back this sort of Rock, and learn that its not about cookie cutter lyrics, and formulaic music, but real inner style bursting out in innovative ways from unique voices, instead of the AMERICAN IDOL, or The
Voice type manufactured ways of today. Where teams of already successful Act/performers, manufacture a similar sound for untrained and too often under qualified celebrity-first seekers.

That its not about being a Star out of the gate, but about being an artist showing their inner worlds thru a true art form.
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This song has become a timeless classic to me; only to be forever rooted in the memorable year of the Summer of Love. The lyrics, now as then, seem rather puzzling, almost revolving around an event taking place at a watering hole known to the singer. Yet, at least to me, various innuendoes exist, linked to other songs current then, like some by Davey Jones and the Monkees, and major news stories running in parallel along a peripheral path. Without the intruiging lyrics and musical instrumental background no type of 'mind excursion', to borrow a phrase, would be possible. A very unique song, now and then. I can't stop wondering about its effect on people hearing, but not linking the song to that era---people much younger, for example.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brandy Mckinnon on April 25, 2010
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I love this song no matter if Procol Harum sings it or Annie Lennox it is an oldie but goodie. Love it.
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This procall harrum classic is definitely part of the sound track of my life. At first listen, I didn't love this song, but like flesheating parasites it grows on you and given a few more listening, All the beauty comes thru. It was a song with lyrics that can be interpreted in solo many ways. I love the new Tec. Now I bought all the songs I loved but didn't want to buy ten songs I don't like for the one that I do like.then I put them together in a playlist with all the other treasures I've found at the Amazon store.
Lee Salisbury
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By MS WANNABUY on January 29, 2014
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i think this song is very soulful. when i was younger, i listen to it on the radio . after so many years, i heard it on a video (OBLIVION) i was watching. i decided to buy it. i couldn't down load it on window media player so i had to put it on cloud. i try to download from cloud to window media player and my mp3. still did not work. i'm kind of upset with this because i can only hear the song when i play on cloud. i don't use my computer to listen to music. inspite of all this, this is a good song.
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When we called out for another drink
the waiter brought a tray.

A society of copycat crimes discovering cold fusion with creeping crud could hardly ask for better music to express the mystery of shore leave. Commercial establishments that might offend someone if a song by Bob Dylan was too much about everybody must get stoned can play this beautiful dance theme with no fear of sudden realizations about a face that turns ghostly like a whiter shade of pale.
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This can be regarded as "cult item". The melody is very good. Sarah Brightman has both a recording of this and a music video of it. They are excellent. Procol Harum's use of the organ as the instrumental background makes this recording both very distinctive and nice to listen to. Sarah Brightman's voice is much nicer to listen to but Procol Harum's voice is very well suited to the choice of the organ being played.
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