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Frankfurt 1972 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Jahrhunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany; October 5, 1972. Very good audience recording.

Thanks to taper LTB; and to mossa for sharing the show at Dime.


- with Munich Chamber Opera Orchestrea and Toelzer Knabenchor; conductor: Eberhard Schoener
- few minor issues repaired (crossfades, levels for loud clapping, some microphone bumps)

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In 1971, guitarist Robin Trower left Procol Harum to form his own power trio. He was replaced by Dave Ball. After Dave left, Mick Grabham was the group’s guitarist from 1972 until 1977.

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Telefunken microphone > Telefunken Magnetophon 302 (4-track mono reel-to-reel)
transfer: reel master > ASC 4045 > Sony PCM-M10 > WAV > TLH > FLAC
analog audience recording (master tape)

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Disc 1
Track 101. Kyrie Eleison 4:29
Track 102. The Devil Came From Kansas 4:50
Track 103. Sanctus’ from WA Mozart’s Mass #15 in C Major, K 317 1:28
Track 104. Kaleidoscope 3:27
Track 105. Shine On Brightly 5:05
Track 106. Whaling Stories 7:53
Track 107. Fires (Which Burnt Brightly) 5:47
Track 108. Simple Sister 4:08
Track 109. Grand Hotel 7:05
45 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Toujours L’Amour 4:19
Track 202. A Salty Dog 6:00
Track 203. Conquistador 5:22
Track 204. In Held ‘Twas in I 18:58
Track 205. A Souvenir Of London 5:17
Track 206. Repent Walpurgis 8:03
48 mins

Gary Brooker - vocals, organ, piano
Dave Ball - guitar
Alan Cartwright - bass
Chris Copping - organ
BJ Wilson - drums

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  1. 8 Responses to “PROCOL HARUM - FRANKFURT 1972”

  2. Loved “Conquistador” when I first heard it more than 50 years ago, one of the few songs which completely benefits from the blare of the symphony orchestra. Gary Brooker’s keyboard solo much higher in the mix on this version; he is missed.

    By Tony on Mar 17, 2023

  3. Simple Sister is my drag queen name

    By U L E on Mar 17, 2023

  4. All dog jizz is salty, in my experience

    Dog Un

    By U L E on Mar 17, 2023

  5. Two above twernt me more fakes

    By U L E on Mar 19, 2023

  6. Rumor has it this was a band of Average Uns

    By U L E on Mar 19, 2023

  7. These dudes was all big in the britches from what I hear. Big ole foot long hoagies and trouser trout on all these guys

    By ELU on Mar 19, 2023

  8. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Mar 19, 2023

  9. Hey Jocko P, rumors recently circulating that it is your very own self who keeps starting these rumors. We all know you are an attention seeking numbnut - so stopping ask stooopid questions!.

    By HHH on Mar 19, 2023

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