Procol Harum Novum 2LP
Procol Harum Novum 2LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Procol Harum Novum 2LP

Procol Harum

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SKU:
ERELP41661
UPC:
5034504166127
Brand New Double LP In The Band's 50th Anniversary Year!

Kicking things off with the huge and ongoing success of their debut single "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", Procol Harum went on to help define the progressive rock genre in the early seventies whilst at the same time embracing their roots in blues and soul. "Novum" sees a new lyrical direction for Procol Harum with the songs all featuring words by Pete Brown, most famous for his songwriting collaboration with the members of Cream. This has given a different feel to the songs, retaining the thought provoking content for which the band has always been known but with a different slant and elements of humor. As ever, the music and musicianship within the band is of the highest level and this long-awaited collection of brand new songs is sure to be devoured greedily by Procol Harum’s devoted fanbase.

In an interview with Billboard, frontman Gary Brooker says, "We've been playing together for 10 years live, so it was about time we did something in the studio. And we suddenly realized, because people started saying it, [that] we've been going 50 years this year. Fifty years! You can't let that go by. If ever there's a good moment to do something new, fresh, write new songs and get in the studio, it's now."

"Fifty years into a legendary career, most bands are content to rest on their hits, releasing bland blues covers albums or bored-yet-pleasant regurgitations of their earliest work. Procol Harum is not 'most bands.'... A testament to Brooker’s charisma, his blues-soaked Ray Charles vocals and soulful yet classically informed piano work still sound as vibrant as ever—every song maintains the trademark, instantly recognizable swagger we first fell in love with in 1967 on 'A Whiter Shade of Pale.'" - Jude Warne, observer.com

"Novum is a worthy 50th anniversary offering. This is the sound of a working band, not a tired reunion project... Novum is far better than anyone had any right to expect: It's energetic, hungry, and swaggering. That said, it retains the trademark class and musical sophistication that makes Procol Harum iconic." - Thom Jurek, allmusic.com

Features:
• Double LP
• Thirteenth studio album
• First studio album since 2003
• Released in the band's 50th anniversary year
• Stunning cover artwork by Julia Brown
• Collaboration with lyricist Pete Brown
• Import

Musicians:
Gary Brooker, vocals, piano
Geoff Dunn, drums
Matt Pegg, bass
Josh Phillips, hammond, montage
Geoff Whitehorn, guitar

Selections:
Side A:

1. I Told On You
2. Last Chance Motel
3. Businessman
Side B:
1. Image Of The Beast
2. Soldier
3. Don’t Get Caught

Side C:
1. Can't Say That
2. Sunday Morning
Side D:
1. Neighbour
2. The Only One
3. Somewhen
Description
Brand New Double LP In The Band's 50th Anniversary Year!

Kicking things off with the huge and ongoing success of their debut single "A Whiter Shade Of Pale", Procol Harum went on to help define the progressive rock genre in the early seventies whilst at the same time embracing their roots in blues and soul. "Novum" sees a new lyrical direction for Procol Harum with the songs all featuring words by Pete Brown, most famous for his songwriting collaboration with the members of Cream. This has given a different feel to the songs, retaining the thought provoking content for which the band has always been known but with a different slant and elements of humor. As ever, the music and musicianship within the band is of the highest level and this long-awaited collection of brand new songs is sure to be devoured greedily by Procol Harum’s devoted fanbase.

In an interview with Billboard, frontman Gary Brooker says, "We've been playing together for 10 years live, so it was about time we did something in the studio. And we suddenly realized, because people started saying it, [that] we've been going 50 years this year. Fifty years! You can't let that go by. If ever there's a good moment to do something new, fresh, write new songs and get in the studio, it's now."

"Fifty years into a legendary career, most bands are content to rest on their hits, releasing bland blues covers albums or bored-yet-pleasant regurgitations of their earliest work. Procol Harum is not 'most bands.'... A testament to Brooker’s charisma, his blues-soaked Ray Charles vocals and soulful yet classically informed piano work still sound as vibrant as ever—every song maintains the trademark, instantly recognizable swagger we first fell in love with in 1967 on 'A Whiter Shade of Pale.'" - Jude Warne, observer.com

"Novum is a worthy 50th anniversary offering. This is the sound of a working band, not a tired reunion project... Novum is far better than anyone had any right to expect: It's energetic, hungry, and swaggering. That said, it retains the trademark class and musical sophistication that makes Procol Harum iconic." - Thom Jurek, allmusic.com

Features:
• Double LP
• Thirteenth studio album
• First studio album since 2003
• Released in the band's 50th anniversary year
• Stunning cover artwork by Julia Brown
• Collaboration with lyricist Pete Brown
• Import

Musicians:
Gary Brooker, vocals, piano
Geoff Dunn, drums
Matt Pegg, bass
Josh Phillips, hammond, montage
Geoff Whitehorn, guitar

Selections:
Side A:

1. I Told On You
2. Last Chance Motel
3. Businessman
Side B:
1. Image Of The Beast
2. Soldier
3. Don’t Get Caught

Side C:
1. Can't Say That
2. Sunday Morning
Side D:
1. Neighbour
2. The Only One
3. Somewhen
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Procol Harum
Title
Novum
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
05-22-2017
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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