Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
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Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, by the English band Procol Harum together with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, was released in 1972; it was recorded at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 18 November 1971. The album reached No. 7 in Canada and was very successful on the Billboard Top 200, peaking at No. 5. It is the band's best-selling album, certified Gold by the RIAA. The live version of "Conquistador" from this album became a popular hit on both pop and progressive radio in the United States and reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.
|Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra|
|Live album by|
|Recorded||18 November 1971|
|Venue||Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton|
|Genre||Progressive rock, symphonic rock|
|Procol Harum chronology|
|Christgau's Record Guide||B–|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|||
- "Conquistador" - 5:02
- "Whaling Stories" - 7:41
- "A Salty Dog" - 5:34
- "All This and More" - 4:22
- "In Held 'Twas in I": - 19:00
- a) "Glimpses of Nirvana"
- b) "'Twas Teatime at the Circus"
- c) "In the Autumn of My Madness"
- d) "Look to Your Soul"
- e) "Grand Finale"
- A live version of "Luskus Delph" (Brooker, Reid) from the album Broken Barricades is also included on recent CD reissues (it had originally been the B-side of the "Conquistador" single, CHS 2003). The 2009 Salvo reissue also includes rehearsal takes of "Simple Sister" and "Shine On Brightly" as additional bonus tracks.
- Some LP copies of the album also have "Look to Your Soul" credited as "I Know If I'd Been Wiser".
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||12|
|United States (Billboard 200)||5|
- Chris Copping – organ
- Alan Cartwright – bass guitar
- B. J. Wilson – drums
- Dave Ball – guitar
- Gary Brooker – piano and vocals
- Keith Reid – lyrics
Also featured are:
- The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
- The Da Camera Singers
Recording Engineers: Wally Heider, Ray Thompson, Tom Scott, Ken Caillat, and Biff Dawes
- Procol Harum Live: In Concert ... at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
- Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
- Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
- "RPM Top 100 Albums - July 15, 1972" (PDF).
- RIAA Gold and Platinum database
- An acrostic, mostly derived from the first word of each of the first four movements ("Held" is derived from the first word of a verse later in the first movement)
- Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 241. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
- ProcolHarum.com - ProcolHarum.com's page on this album
- Procol Harum Live: In Concert ... at Discogs (list of releases)
- Winspear Centre's history page on the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra