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PROCOL HARUM – GRAND HOTEL LP – Nr MINT A2 UK 1973

SKU:CHR1037

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£8.99

Procol Harum – Grand Hotel
(Chrysalis Records  1973  CHR1037)
Matrix No’s: A2/B2 – UK Pressing

Gatefold Sleeve in Excellent/Very Good+ condition
– some wear & discolouration to edges and some ringwear on back
No Book

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Procol Harum were an English rock band formed in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, in 1967. Their best-known recording is the 1967 hit single “A Whiter Shade of Pale”, one of the few singles to have sold over 10 million copies. Although noted for their baroque and classicalinfluence, Procol Harum’s music is described as psychedelic rock and proto-prog with hints of the blues, R&B, and soul.

Grand Hotel is the sixth studio album by Procol Harum. Released in 1973, it signalled a change of direction for the band. Guitarist Dave Ball who had joined the band for their live album the previous year left shortly after the photo shoot for the proposed album’s cover to be replaced by Mick Grabham. Grabham’s head was superimposed on the front and back cover of the album on Ball’s body. Although the band had gone through significant personnel changes in previous years, the band would enter its most stable phase with this line up.

Track listing

All songs written by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid.

Side one

No. Title Length
1. “Grand Hotel” 6:10
2. “Toujours l’amour” 3:31
3. “A Rum Tale” 3:20
4. “TV Caesar” 5:52

Side two

No. Title Length
1. “A Souvenir of London” 3:23
2. “Bringing Home the Bacon” 4:21
3. “For Liquorice John” 4:27
4. “Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)” 5:10
5. “Robert’s Box” 4:45

Personnel

  • Chris Copping – organ
  • Alan Cartwright – bass guitar
  • B.J. Wilson – drums
  • Mick Grabham – guitar
  • Gary Brooker – piano and vocals
  • Keith Reid – lyrics
  • Christiane Legrand vocals for “Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)”

Art direction for album cover and jacket done by Spencer Zahn, including internal booklet drawings, photographed by Jeff Weisel

Weight 1.00000000 kg

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