Exotic Birds And Fruit (studio album) by Procol Harum

Exotic Birds And Fruit
Exotic Birds And Fruit by Procol Harum
Year: 1974
Overall rank: 13,398th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
72/100 (from 39 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1974 (181st)
Award Top albums of the 1970s (1,908th)
Award Best albums of all time (13,398th)
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Exotic Birds and Fruit by Procol Harum vintage 1974 vinyl record
Condition: Used
Time left: 3h 28m 51s
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Procol Harum ‘Exotic Birds And Fruit’ Reel-To-Reel Tape
Condition: Good
Time left: 8h 56m 48s
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Procol Harum - Exotic Birds And Fruit Japan LP (CHR-1058) Promo
Condition: Used
Time left: 11h 34m 34s
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Procol Harum bestography

Exotic Birds And Fruit is ranked 7th best out of 18 albums by Procol Harum on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Procol Harum is A Salty Dog which is ranked number 1553 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,118.

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From 01/17/2018 14:37
Perhaps overshadowed by it's sister album (the far superior 'Grand Hotel'), Exotic Birds and Fruit is one of the most underrated albums I've ever come across. The best songs on here are "Nothing but Truth", where Harum experiment with orchestral music a bit more and "As Strong As Sampson" Which has one of their best hooks ("Ain't no use in preachers preachin', if they don't know what their teachin'). Also noteworthy is "Monsieur R. Monde", a track written during the Shine on Brightly period so the lyrics give us a nice taste of early Harum's classic lyrical style.
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