Secrets of the Hive: The Best of Procol Harum Import, Limited Edition
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There are several good reasons. First, this is the first compilation that spans their career to date. So if you are going on a road trip and can't decide which of your Procol Harum CDs to bring with you, Secrets of the Hive makes perfect sense. Secondly, there is the quality of the remastering to consider. It is superb! Finally, there is the attractive and informative booklet that accompanies the CD. It is filled with all sorts of pictures and interesting facts about the band that make the overall Procol Harum experience that much more enjoyable.
Fans may argue about which songs should have been included that weren't and those that should have been left off. I have my list. But overall, Salvo Records did a fine job of offering fans a balanced sampling of Procol Harum's oeuvre. All the essentials are here, its just the electives one may quibble about.
The gimmick here is a live recording of the previously unreleased Into The Flood. Its an excellent song, but this set didn't need a gimmick to sell me on its merits. I'd have bought it regardless. Whether you are a long-time fan of Procol Harum or a new listener, the grand overview of the band's career as presented on Secrets of the Hive is one you will be proud to own and one you will play over and over.
One less important but still nice aspect of this set is the excellent and informative liner notes, 28 pages of info!
Secrets of the Hive / The Best of Procol Harum (2 CD set - Salvo)
I have to start by offering my apologies to Procol Harum. I have gone for decades with nothing but an old `hits' LP of the group that obviously did not do them justice. I had, based on that old LP, mistakenly considered them to be a two-song band with little else to offer. This two CD compilation has opened my ears to a band I did not know about. This set has some of the most amazing songs I have ever heard (songs I should have know about decades ago). To me, and to my shame, these songs really were a `secret', but now that I have heard this set, I will have to investigate their original albums and discover what else I have been missing. Hopefully the original albums will have been remastered as beautifully as this 2 CD set. This set ought to get Six Stars.
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After I played them a couple times the cd's started pausing & skipping.. Absolutely NOT ACCEPTABLE! Have been very busy & haven't had the time to begin the process of returning... Read morePublished 5 months ago by George B.
This collection is an outstanding review of a great musical group. Those that are fascinated by the half dozen PH tunes that they may have heard will grow to appreciate the great... Read morePublished on January 31, 2014 by Martin Brynildsen
Certainly a must-have for any serious Harum fan - chronologically, this wonderful 2-disc set spans this great band's history (nearly 50 years) with an outstanding array of their... Read morePublished on January 2, 2014 by B.A.M.
I got the last copy from an Amazon reseller. When it comes back in stock I would highly recommend getting a copy. The mastering, song selection, and packaging are all spectacular! Read morePublished on October 12, 2013 by Thomas Naccarato
Have found that while I like several tracks on this double album that of the many other tracks which were not familiar to me before buying the cd that few are really appealing. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by Laurie S. (Australia)
Normally I have a problem with "Best of's" , Anthologies or Greatest Hits. I'm not sure if the companies that collect the music are aware of the hits or are just trying to... Read morePublished on December 7, 2012 by Robert D. Guerra
I had just gotten this prized posession from Amazon and threw it in the car for a vacation drive south to Disneyland for me and my daughter. Read morePublished on February 26, 2011 by Mark Evans