Broken Barricades (album) by Procol Harum

Broken Barricades
Broken Barricades by Procol Harum (1971)
Overall rank: 10,056th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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75/100 (from 28 votes)
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Procol Harum - Broken Barricades (2001) - GENUINE CD ALBUM - Gazza Records 004
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 9h 38m 19s
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Procol Harum bestography

Broken Barricades is ranked 5th best out of 17 albums by Procol Harum on

The best album by Procol Harum is A Salty Dog which is ranked number 1827 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,266.

Procol Harum album bestography « Higher ranked (3,169th) This album (10,056th) Lower ranked (10,681st) »
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From Crumpet 04/05/2018 16:12
This album has been on my wish list for a long time, so I feel I should point out that I have highly anticipated it for a few months, just incase that affects my opinion.

This album had alot to live up to, it was released after a run of classic albums, but does it live up to them? Yes and no. Broken Barricades is nowhere near as good as the bands debut or their second album (Shine on Brightly) and it isn’t quite as good as A Salty Dog, but I do feel that it is perhaps slightly better than Home.

The album starts off with the classic rock ballad ‘Simple Sister’ before moving on to the wonderful title track. Then we have ‘Memorial Drive’, a fine track, but the weakest on side A, before ending this side with ‘Luskus Delph’, my favourite track on the album.

Side B opens up with ‘Power Failure’, an interesting track that starts off similar to ‘Shine on Brightly’ before segueing into a strange percussion driven section and finally back to the origional tune. I like it. Then we have a Trower track, ‘Song for a Dreamer’ is a psychedelic rock track that is probably at its best if your using drugs, but it works well while your sober too. Then we have ‘Playmate of the Mouth’, another great track before ending on ‘Poor Mohammed’, probably the weakest track of the album but the guitar solo at the end at least means the album ends on a high note.

Overall, Broken Barricades is a great album, a fun listen, but not one of Harum’s very best.
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From hahol 09/28/2014 19:25
Luskus delph, Simple sister and the title track are memorable tunes and Harum at their best. B.J. Wilsons drumsolo on Power Failure is a bit too long, though. ...But i love this album...
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