Procol Harum (studio album) by Procol Harum

Procol Harum
Procol Harum by Procol Harum
Year: 1967
Overall rank: 1,877th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 155 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1967 (30th)
Award Top albums of the 1960s (176th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,877th)
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Procol Harum bestography

Procol Harum is ranked 2nd 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 1539 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,134.

Procol Harum album bestography « Higher ranked (1,539th) This album (1,877th) Lower ranked (2,880th) »
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 78.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.

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70/100
From 05/03/2020 17:05
Interesting but lacking in feeling for me.
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95/100
From 02/03/2018 15:33
An all time favourite. I would list the best tracks, but 7 of the songs on here are near perfect and can't really be ordered, so I'll just mention the 3 that aren't nearly perfect.

Firstly is 'Mable', a charming little ditty that I really do like a lot, just not as much as 7 of the other tracks on here.

Secondly, 'Good Captain Clack', like 'Mable', short and inoffensive, but not half as good as 'Mable'. Still quite a good song though.

Finally is 'Something Following Me', which is, again, still good, just not as good as it's siblings.
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80/100
From 09/21/2017 17:53
Crap production, but great record. Extremely underrated, probably because it doesn't include, Whiter shade of a pale, or/and, Homburg. The songs on the album aren't quite as amazing as those two tracks but it's a fine record, a wonderful snapshot of psychedelic Britain.
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From 02/27/2016 03:26
Better track listing is Wikipedia's listing of US version, which includes all all of my favorite tracks:"A Whiter Shade of Pale", "Conquistador", "Repent Walpurgis", and "Cerdes" is a close contender. The rest is ok.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procol_Harum_(album)#US_version
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85/100
From 09/05/2013 10:35
"Repent Walpurgis" is magnificient
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80/100
From 08/06/2013 18:53
An underrated album all the tracks are really good. Great lyrics and music. Procol Harum weren't just one trick ponies with a Whiter Shade.
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100/100
From 06/21/2012 21:08
Procol Harum's 1967 album is easily among the greatest debut-albums ever released. In fact, it could be the greatest.

In a highly original way Procol Harum succeeded in combining raw rhythm'n blues with classical music. With Keith Reid's dark mysterious lyrics and Brooker's soulful voice these 1967 recordings sound as attractive and relevant as ever. Their sound is quite unique, and it's hard to mistake these early Procol Harum recordings from any other band's output.

Some versions contain all tracks from both the American 11 tracks version and the European 10 tracks release. Actually several tracklistings of the album were released, but the the most important difference was whether they contained "Homburg" or "A Whiter Shade of Pale". Some versions also miss "Good Captain Clack".

Other bonus-tracks are the B-side to "A Whiter Shade of Pale", ""Lime Street Blues", a great R&B track.

Early versions of songs later to appear on their second album "Shine on Brightly" have also been included. All great and highly interesting. The original version "Magdalene" has only survived from an acetate, so the sound obviously is not as good as could hoped for. Otherwise all tracks sound great.

It's very hard to bring forward tracks from the original album, as they all in different ways are of the highest quality. Obviously their to early hit-singles stand out, but in the same vein you'll find outstanding songs like "Salad Days" and "Repent Walpurgis". The bluesier side of the band is shown on tracks like "Something Following Me" and "Cerdes", but even these two have the classical "PH" feel to them. Among the up-beat tracks "Conquistador" and "Kaleidoscope" are the closest you get straight-forward rock-music. "Mabel" and "Good Captain Clack" are Procol Harum at their most unceremonious. An incredibly strong album.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 10/19/2011 11:16
You're right, don't know why I wrote that
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95/100
From 10/18/2011 23:06
this IS the american version ffudnebbuh. on the british version Good captain Clack is track 9. and it has no Whiter Shade Of Pale.
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From 12/04/2010 23:09
I didn't know that...I only had the single, "Whiter shade of Pale", so I don't know what was on the original album. Although, this is the British version, is the american version different?
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